Monday, April 13, 2009

Bring On the Complete Games!

Before Sunday, there were exactly 0 complete games thrown in 2009.

After Sunday, there were three, including two complete game shutouts!

Cincinnati Reds
PitchersIP H RERBBSOHRPC-STERA
A Harang (W, 1-1)9.0300090108-800.64

Florida Marlins
PitchersIP H RERBBSOHRPC-STERA
J Johnson (W, 2-0)9.0511170113-770.57

St. Louis Cardinals
PitchersIP H RERBBSOHRPC-STERA
K Lohse (W, 2-0)9.0300040112-711.12

Strange stuff, huh?

3 comments:

tHeMARksMiTh said...

Just their Sunday, Easter best I suppose. That, and after the first start, managers go back to running arms into the ground. Though I have to say, none of the pitch counts were out of line.

Josh said...

Are you a firm believer in pitch counts? I think the idea of pitch counts has somewhat been blown out of proportion these days.

tHeMARksMiTh said...

I agree. If he's throwing well, let him go for 120-130. If he's laboring (you can usually tell as a casual fan), pull him after 80 or 90. I'm just used to Dusty leaving the guy in for 140.