I find myself often wondering about unlucky pitchers. They are so often tagged for things that aren't really their fault. Pitchers are the only players who have the team's wins and losses as an integral part of their stats. For example, Randy Johnson had about 5 of the unluckiest games in a row in 1999. … Continue reading Okay, last baseball post today.
Not that it will do you any good. Mel Stottlemyre walked 11 through 8 and a third and still recorded, not just the win, but a 2-0 shutout! Only 11 times since 1957 has a team walked 9 batters or more and still shutout the opposing team in 9 innings.
I was playing with BR.com's Play Index and decided to find out what the worst loss was in a game where a team only surrendered unearned runs. I figured it wouldn't be too high, 6 or 7 runs. Nope. The worst loss a team has suffered while having its pitchers improve it's ERA is 16-4. … Continue reading They scored how many?