A Thread For Starting Pitchers That Are Doing Really Well

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Like Gavin Floyd against the Tigers today through 7.

Not that anything needs to be said about it HINT HINT.

David R., Saturday, 12 April 2008 18:49 (thirteen years ago) link

good job

deeznuts, Saturday, 12 April 2008 18:51 (thirteen years ago) link

Renteria really sucks.

David R., Saturday, 12 April 2008 18:53 (thirteen years ago) link

Ryan Dempster has been shockingly effective in his two starts. 13 IP, 4 hits, 4 BB, 2R (1 ER), 10 K. Kudos.

felicity, Saturday, 12 April 2008 19:26 (thirteen years ago) link

not really shocked cuz dempster showed #3-type stuff in relief last year, mixing in a lot of above avg pitches but nothing super-special; having him in the bp was kind of confounding to me. havent seen him yet this year but my guess is that he'll be a quality starter

deeznuts, Saturday, 12 April 2008 19:32 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah the shock is from years of mis-having him as a closer.

felicity, Saturday, 12 April 2008 19:45 (thirteen years ago) link

edgar "i stretch a lot in the batters box" renteria provided half their offense!

Kyle Lo(h)se deserves a place here

bnw, Saturday, 12 April 2008 19:56 (thirteen years ago) link

Cain just dingered.

Leee, Saturday, 12 April 2008 21:28 (thirteen years ago) link

And has 6 no-hit innings.

Leee, Saturday, 12 April 2008 21:42 (thirteen years ago) link

it is now 6.2 3-hit innings.

can add Looper to the list of ex-closers doing wtf well as a starter.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Saturday, 12 April 2008 22:29 (thirteen years ago) link

LEE YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO SAY ANYTHING WHICH IS THE POINT OF THE THREAD HINT HINT

David R., Sunday, 13 April 2008 03:11 (thirteen years ago) link

Off-topic but on-topic in the "taking thread title literally" sense: SCOTT OLSEN (!?!?!?)

Not surprising: Jair Mothjerrfjuckjing Jurrjens. What is surprising, though, is his 7.46 K/9.

Andy K, Monday, 21 April 2008 13:03 (thirteen years ago) link

Yeah, after yesterday's start I grabbed him in the fantasy league. He looked good in an "I don't give a fuck about ANY of these chumps" way.

Rock Hardy, Monday, 21 April 2008 13:46 (thirteen years ago) link

Ponson wtf.

Andy K, Thursday, 1 May 2008 22:15 (thirteen years ago) link

every year there's always one or two dudes like this guy was in '00:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/smithch07.shtml

omar little, Thursday, 1 May 2008 22:24 (thirteen years ago) link

joe saunders

J0rdan S., Thursday, 1 May 2008 22:25 (thirteen years ago) link

scott olson, tho he got rocked last night

J0rdan S., Thursday, 1 May 2008 22:25 (thirteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Jon Lester is pitching really well so far today.

mattbot, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 01:08 (twelve years ago) link

: D

omar little, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 01:37 (twelve years ago) link

Man I sure picked the right meaningless Royals game to go to. Never thought I'd see a no-hitter.

govern yourself accordingly, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 01:42 (twelve years ago) link

well they are often worse pitched than some one or two hit games.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:07 (twelve years ago) link

well, you know, it takes a tremendous amount of luck to achieve a one or two hitter.

j.q higgins, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:28 (twelve years ago) link

they are often worse pitched than three or four hitters.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:29 (twelve years ago) link

haha, fuck you :)

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:42 (twelve years ago) link

(METS HAVE DONE FINE W/OUT ONE IN 46 YEARS)

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:42 (twelve years ago) link

best pitched game i ever saw live was when pedro struck out 15 and lost. to tampa. completely wtf.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:52 (twelve years ago) link

excuse me, retrosheet.org tells me he struck out 17 and lost.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:58 (twelve years ago) link

PITCHING

Tampa Bay Devil Rays IP H R ER BB SO HR
Trachsel W(2-2) 9 3 0 0 3 11 0

Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO HR
P. Martinez L(5-1) 9 6 1 1 1 17 0

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 15:59 (twelve years ago) link

but Trachsel pitched better! HE GAVE UP HALF AS MANY HITS!

anyone see WGN rerun the 9th of Jim Maloney's no hitter vs the Cubs in '65, a few weeks ago during a rain delay? The guy walked TEN and threw something like 190 pitches!

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:04 (twelve years ago) link

Back when the game was played by MEN

Andy K, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:06 (twelve years ago) link

pretty sure while w/ montreal pedro threw 9 perfect innings & ended up losing

deeznuts, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:07 (twelve years ago) link

that's not too impressive, a lot of bad luck involved there.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:08 (twelve years ago) link

xp to Andy: MEN whose arms were dead at 31!

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:17 (twelve years ago) link

so what? all the hitters were either boozed up or hungover. EVEN PLAYING FIELD.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 20 May 2008 16:23 (twelve years ago) link

xp to Andy: MEN whose arms were dead at 31!

-- Dr Morbius, Tuesday, May 20, 2008 4:17 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

Back then, you didn't know whether you'd HAVE your throwing arm the next day -- lost to the combine out on the back forty, or combat, or what have you. You just threw like hell, left everything out there on the mound.

Andy K, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 00:12 (twelve years ago) link

I once left my watch out on the mound, but that was not on purpose.

G00blar, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 00:25 (twelve years ago) link

daniel cabrera, the consecutive reigning AL walks champion, pitched his third game WITHOUT issuing a walk this season last night. his three-peat is in peril as he has now tumbled out of the top ten on the heels of his 8th straight quality start.

j.q higgins, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 13:06 (twelve years ago) link

Following Daver's stinging rebukes, I'd like to known if it's now OK to say that Lester pitched a NH.

Leee, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 21:29 (twelve years ago) link

Dana Eveland is pitching very nicely.

Alex in SF, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 21:45 (twelve years ago) link

http://static.flickr.com/72/175995087_edd1f77f57_o.jpg

zaxxon25, Thursday, 22 May 2008 20:52 (twelve years ago) link

i saw andrew miller strike out 9 the other night, but i originally thought it was 13 or so, so i couldn't even imagine seeing 17

joe saunders is 8-1 w/ a 2.31 era right now

J0rdan S., Saturday, 24 May 2008 05:53 (twelve years ago) link

JUSTIN DUCHSCHERER

Andy K, Sunday, 25 May 2008 02:38 (twelve years ago) link

n/m

Andy K, Sunday, 25 May 2008 02:45 (twelve years ago) link

Cueto through five

Andy K, Sunday, 1 June 2008 18:25 (twelve years ago) link

Last Play: G. Blanco reached on bunt single to third

>:O

Steve Shasta, Sunday, 1 June 2008 18:40 (twelve years ago) link

BRETTY MYERS OH MY THRU 6

johnny crunch, Thursday, 5 June 2008 00:59 (twelve years ago) link

Oh well

Andy K, Thursday, 5 June 2008 01:05 (twelve years ago) link

Greg Maddux still has it. He's perfect so far . . .

felicity, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:26 (twelve years ago) link

Ladies and Gentlemen, Bitter Cubsfan

deeznuts, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:31 (twelve years ago) link

I guess it's all part of what they call . . . gowring up.

felicity, Thursday, 5 June 2008 02:32 (twelve years ago) link

I see the slider is still art.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:32 (three weeks ago) link

Francona put two lefty hitters into the game, such a sweetie
Rodon thru 8

francisF, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:32 (three weeks ago) link

There was a season where Rodon had the second most valuable slider after Kershaw.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:35 (three weeks ago) link

holy crap @ Abreu getting to the bag there!

francisF, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:44 (three weeks ago) link

wau abreu

, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:44 (three weeks ago) link

Can't believe they reviewed it

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:45 (three weeks ago) link

slider too good :(

francisF, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:46 (three weeks ago) link

that was a mile inside but

, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:49 (three weeks ago) link

Luplow is shook

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:49 (three weeks ago) link

sox fans are so lucky with stone/benetti

, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:49 (three weeks ago) link

After decades of Hawk, they deserve it.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:50 (three weeks ago) link

I do think it's the best commenting duo.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:51 (three weeks ago) link

NO-HITTERED

, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:52 (three weeks ago) link

Really happy for Rodon.

At this pace we are going to have 30 no hitters this season.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:53 (three weeks ago) link

Congrats Rodon
now let's move the mound back ;)

francisF, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:54 (three weeks ago) link

weird game, by my count 3 whiffs in the first 4 innings, 16 whiffs in the last 5

, Thursday, 15 April 2021 02:56 (three weeks ago) link

so happy for rodon; still pissed about what his coach at nc state did to him

mookieproof, Thursday, 15 April 2021 03:05 (three weeks ago) link

Could you fill a guy in?I haven’t heard about this.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 15 April 2021 04:00 (three weeks ago) link

basically they drove him into the ground for their own benefit, e.g. making him throw 134 pitches on short rest, from which his injury history may or may not stem

https://www.espn.com/blog/keith-law/insider/post/_/id/2258

https://accsports.com/teams/nc-state/worn-down-the-most-abused-acc-pitchers-of-the-year

mookieproof, Thursday, 15 April 2021 04:07 (three weeks ago) link

Jorge Lopez has struck out 8 in 4 no-hit innings, I know that's not that far but I'm not gonna have that many chances to say an Orioles starting pitcher is doing really well

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 17 April 2021 01:12 (three weeks ago) link

Sorry, that was my fault (still a pretty decent start and gave the Orioles a good chance to win

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 17 April 2021 02:12 (three weeks ago) link

)

Guayaquil (eephus!), Saturday, 17 April 2021 02:12 (three weeks ago) link

(it's fine

tbh)

mookieproof, Saturday, 17 April 2021 02:57 (three weeks ago) link

Because of a doubleheader, it’s only going to go 7 innings and thus can’t count as one. But through 5 Matz has only walked two.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 17 April 2021 19:37 (three weeks ago) link

Well... it wasn’t gonna be official anyways.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 17 April 2021 19:54 (three weeks ago) link

if it’s long enough to count as a game it’s long enough to count as a no-hitter imo

mookieproof, Saturday, 17 April 2021 21:05 (three weeks ago) link

i was going to, in the official record books in my mind.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 17 April 2021 21:19 (three weeks ago) link

if a pitcher throws 9 hitless innings and allows a hit in the 10th it’s not a no-hitter, so it follows that a complete-game 7-inning no-hitter IS a no-hitter

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 17 April 2021 21:31 (three weeks ago) link

Give Madison Bumgarner a No-Hitter

mookieproof, Monday, 26 April 2021 06:06 (two weeks ago) link

I will if he can no hit the first two innings of his next game.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 26 April 2021 11:55 (two weeks ago) link

i just assumed this thread was up so we could all sing the praises of john means.

j.q higgins, Monday, 26 April 2021 16:12 (two weeks ago) link

i don't think girardi realizes zack wheeler allowed a hit cause he threw him out there for the 9th at 107 pitches

, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 02:00 (one week ago) link

john means (business) through 8

mookieproof, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 21:54 (five days ago) link

his only baserunner came on a strikeout with a passed ball.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 21:56 (five days ago) link

Tuning in for the 9th. How did he get so good? I never thought of him as anything better than a #3 ish pitcher.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 22:02 (five days ago) link

nice. 26/27 first-pitch strikes, game score 99

mookieproof, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 22:06 (five days ago) link

I hope eephus was watching

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 22:19 (five days ago) link

damn – 52 years since the O's had a 9-inning no hitter! (Palmer obviously)

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 22:27 (five days ago) link

I missed it!!! But it doesn't matter, my joy is pure.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 23:18 (five days ago) link

i saw him pitch at high a few years back and was totally unimpressed, but something clicked for him the following season.

anyways, a 99 gamescore is...pretty good. current rWAR for means is 2.3!

j.q higgins, Thursday, 6 May 2021 12:49 (four days ago) link

Back in AA, there has been a Hunter Greene sighting. Dude threw 71 pitches and 37 were over 100+ mph. Supposedly the most in the statcast whatever radar era.

earlnash, Friday, 7 May 2021 02:30 (three days ago) link

Good luck elbow.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 7 May 2021 02:43 (three days ago) link

Oh probably no doubt there...Dr. Kremchek is going to add a deck on his house on that one.

earlnash, Friday, 7 May 2021 03:03 (three days ago) link

wade miley's turn

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Saturday, 8 May 2021 02:53 (two days ago) link

ok that one's in the books now it's sean manaea's turn

, Saturday, 8 May 2021 03:08 (two days ago) link

This is nuts. Clevelanders twice in a month.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 8 May 2021 03:10 (two days ago) link

Has there been no hitters this close before?

i'm super happy for wade miley but this is a sign of things gone wrong

mookieproof, Saturday, 8 May 2021 04:37 (two days ago) link

(xpost) Dave Stewart (against the Jays) and Fernando both threw one on June 29, 1990.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Major_League_Baseball_no-hitters

clemenza, Saturday, 8 May 2021 14:46 (two days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O84masa3MXA

clemenza, Saturday, 8 May 2021 14:48 (two days ago) link


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