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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Death Of The Shutout - BtBS

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn the passing of a once relevant statistic: the shutout. It’s been in hospice for many seasons, with hardly any pitchers coming to visit. Now, it has finally succumbed to death by singularity. For the first time in history, we may finish the season without a single pitcher accumulating more than one complete game shutout.

The kind reader is reminded that a SO (Shut Out) is only awarded to a pitcher when he pitches a complete game, therefore a CGSO is redundant.

Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: September 11, 2018 at 08:06 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: pitching, rotation

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Lindbergh - The Opener’s Opening Act

Before Kevin Cash and the Rays made headlines for their starting rotation experimentations, Tony La Russa and the 1993 A’s implemented a pioneering plan to limit their starters’ exposure. Their tinkering came too soon to set a trend, but with hindsight, it’s proving prophetic.

Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: August 21, 2018 at 07:00 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, pitching, relief pitching, rotation

 

 

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