Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Shutouts Newsbeat

Thursday, May 16, 2019

MLB roundup: 7 Rays pitchers shut out Marlins 1-0

Anthony Bemboom, a 29-year-old rookie catcher, recorded his first major league hit and RBI on the same play, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 1-0 win over the host Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.

Bemboom drove a run-scoring double to right field in the second inning, and the Rays used seven pitchers to keep the Marlins off the scoreboard. Reliever Jalen Beeks (3-0) earned the win, pitching three innings. Diego Castillo worked the ninth for his fifth save.

The Rays swept the two-game series against their in-state rival. Miami has lost seven games in a row and scored just eight runs during that stretch. The Marlins have not scored since the third inning Saturday — a drought of 24 innings.

Jose Urena (1-6) took the hard-luck loss despite making a quality start for the fifth time in his past six outings. He allowed six hits, one walk and one run in six innings. He has lasted at least six innings in six straight starts.

Wait- it takes seven pitchers to shut out the Marlins? It doesn’t seem like it should be that hard….

 


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Complete games, shutouts nearly extinct in today’s baseball

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The complete game is nearly completely gone from baseball. Shutouts are vanishing, too.

The numbers are striking.

Go back to 1978, and there were more than 1,000 complete games in the majors. Move to 2003, and the total was about 200. In 2018, though, there were only 42 — the lowest total in the sport’s history, according to Baseball-Reference .com — and just 19 of those were shutouts, the fewest since the 1870s.

Or to put it a different way: Roughly every other game featured a starter who went the distance 40 years ago, whereas about one in every 55 games did last season. Stars of the 1960s and ’70s such as Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton or Jim Palmer would top 20 complete games in a year. In the ’90s, Pedro Martinez, Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson would get to 10 or 12 or so.

The Associated Press is also running a three-part series involving water being wet.

 

QLE Posted: March 28, 2019 at 05:49 AM | 42 comment(s)
  Beats: complete games, shutouts

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Harveys Wallbangers
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (May 2019)
(602 - 10:25am, May 20)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogMickey Callaway's greatest sin: Telling Mets GM what he wants to hear
(3 - 10:22am, May 20)
Last: formerly dp

NewsblogBruce Markusen: #CARDCORNER: 1979 TOPPS GENE TENACE
(11 - 10:18am, May 20)
Last: .

NewsblogOT - NBA thread (Playoffs through off-season)
(1973 - 9:54am, May 20)
Last: NJ in NY (Now with Big Girl!)

NewsblogPennsylvania Mobile Sports Betting Will Bring Wagers Inside MLB Ballparks
(7 - 9:52am, May 20)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

NewsblogJudge gives Miguel Cabrera break on child support, but affair cost Tigers star millions
(3 - 9:09am, May 20)
Last: Itchy Row

NewsblogMoney and Modern Strategy: How the Depleted Yankees Kept Winning
(19 - 9:03am, May 20)
Last: Blastin

Gonfalon CubsThat was fun
(119 - 3:00am, May 20)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogAngels block Dodgers’ attempt at doing something cool
(13 - 2:57am, May 20)
Last: akrasian

NewsblogOMNICHATTER! for the weekend of May 18-19, 2019
(98 - 10:31pm, May 19)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogRobinson Cano blames scoreboard error for not running out a double-play grounder
(12 - 10:22pm, May 19)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Kahuna

NewsblogPadres set MLB record as no-hitter drought reaches 8,020 games
(16 - 9:46pm, May 19)
Last: bobm

NewsblogIan Kinsler shouts f-bombs at hometown fans
(24 - 7:30pm, May 19)
Last: Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread, v.2019
(1788 - 6:46pm, May 19)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

NewsblogAnnouncer lives everyone's dream by providing epic call of own foul ball grab
(5 - 4:09pm, May 19)
Last: cardsfanboy

Page rendered in 0.7822 seconds
49 querie(s) executed