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(Hardball Talk)   MLB's wacky season continues as Rick Porcello becomes the first pitcher in 25 years to throw a 9 inning shutout without walking or striking out a single batter   (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line 13
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2014-07-03 10:49:26 PM  
Awesome! Go Tigers!
 
2014-07-03 11:27:01 PM  
Yay, nothing I like better than contrived and irrelevant "firsts".

Oh wait.

If you go back to 1914 you will find that 67 different pitchers have thrown shutouts without walking or striking out a single batter.


/Tonight on Sportscenter, find out who just became the first hitter since Babe Ruth to hit two doubles during the first game of a doubleheader on a day divisible by 3 during a tornado watch while his wife was on her period.
 
2014-07-03 11:29:19 PM  

dookdookdook: Yay, nothing I like better than contrived and irrelevant "firsts".

Oh wait.

If you go back to 1914 you will find that 67 different pitchers have thrown shutouts without walking or striking out a single batter.


/Tonight on Sportscenter, find out who just became the first hitter since Babe Ruth to hit two doubles during the first game of a doubleheader on a day divisible by 3 during a tornado watch while his wife was on her period.


Don't be silly. They only started taking all those stats in the '70s.
 
2014-07-04 12:25:47 AM  

dookdookdook: Yay, nothing I like better than contrived and irrelevant "firsts".

Oh wait.

If you go back to 1914 you will find that 67 different pitchers have thrown shutouts without walking or striking out a single batter.


/Tonight on Sportscenter, find out who just became the first hitter since Babe Ruth to hit two doubles during the first game of a doubleheader on a day divisible by 3 during a tornado watch while his wife was on her period.


That actually happened in the mid 60s. A Met managed to pull it off.

Of course, the Mets lost both games of that double header.
 
2014-07-04 02:38:38 AM  
Good. Strikeouts are fascist. Spread the work out, a ground ball out is democratic.
 
2014-07-04 03:06:13 AM  

dookdookdook: Yay, nothing I like better than contrived and irrelevant "firsts".

Oh wait.

If you go back to 1914 you will find that 67 different pitchers have thrown shutouts without walking or striking out a single batter.


/Tonight on Sportscenter, find out who just became the first hitter since Babe Ruth to hit two doubles during the first game of a doubleheader on a day divisible by 3 during a tornado watch while his wife was on her period.


Yay, nothing I like better than commenters who ignore certain phrases in the headline like "in 25 years" so that they can go off on a biatch-fit about a contrived issue.
 
2014-07-04 03:25:31 AM  

JayCab: Good. Strikeouts are fascist. Spread the work out, a ground ball out is democratic.


I know the Bull Durham quote but that doesn't mean the pitcher should still chip in for at least a few Ks.  If you don't, you'll give off the impression you're entirely dependant upon your team's defense.  Also, fans love high-strikeout pitchers.  Current case in point: Felix Hernandez.  The Mariners probably draw at least an extra 10K when he pitches.
 
2014-07-04 05:14:44 AM  

skrame: Yay, nothing I like better than commenters who ignore certain phrases in the headline like "in 25 years" so that they can go off on a biatch-fit about a contrived issue.


If by "contrived issue" you mean "half of ESPN's content", then yes.

If you have a thorough enough database of baseball statistics and the expertise to use it, you can come up with a dozen things some player "accomplished" that day that no one else had in X>>0 years.
 
2014-07-04 07:43:56 AM  
The fact that 67 pitchers have done it in the last 100 years but none in the last 25 until now says more about the nature of the MLB in the last 25 years compared to, say, the dead-ball era than it does about Rick Porcello.
 
2014-07-04 08:52:41 AM  
Did he win? Because thats the only stat which matters.
 
2014-07-04 01:54:54 PM  

wxboy: The fact that 67 pitchers have done it in the last 100 years but none in the last 25 until now says more about the nature of the MLB in the last 25 years compared to, say, the dead-ball era than it does about Rick Porcello.


Yup.  Batters used to be paranoid about striking out, so they slapped at damn near everything and cost their teams a lot of offense.

They should have learned more from a guy who led the AL in strikeouts five times, and was the runner-up another seven times.
 
2014-07-04 01:55:58 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Did he win? Because thats the only stat which matters.


That's not true.  Percentage Of Time Playing The Game The Right Way matters a lot to the over-70 crowd.
 
2014-07-04 11:33:04 PM  
9 inning shutout and no strikeouts? Didn't know that was possible.
 
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