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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

MLB roundup: Sabathia gets 3,000th K, but Yanks fall

New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia struck out five to become the 17th major-leaguer to record 3,000 career strikeouts, but he was outdueled on his historic night by Zack Greinke, who won his fifth straight in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 3-1 victory Tuesday in Phoenix.

Sabathia (1-1), in his 19th and final season, reached the plateau early, striking out the side in the second inning. After Arizona’s Wilmer Flores hit his first homer of the season for a 1-0 lead with two outs, Sabathia surrendered a single to Nick Ahmed before getting John Ryan Murphy swinging on a 1-2 changeup for No. 3,000.

Greinke (5-1) gave up five hits and one run in 7 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts and one walk. Greg Holland pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his sixth save.

Sabathia (1-1) yielded two runs on five hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings.

Unless it turns out we weren’t counting strikeouts between 1879 and 1903 for some unearthly reason…..

QLE Posted: May 01, 2019 at 05:48 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: c.c. sabathia, strikeouts, zack greinke

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   1. ajnrules Posted: May 01, 2019 at 01:58 PM (#5837248)
The record for the 17 members of the 3,000-K club on the days they recorded the milestone strikeout: 6-6, with five no-decisions.

That said, I think getting this milestone out of the way and getting three more wins would make Sabathia a lock for the Hall of Fame, maybe not in his first year but definitely before the ten years are up.
   2. Captain Supporter Posted: May 01, 2019 at 02:17 PM (#5837265)
It's interesting that his top 2 Similarity score compares happen to be Andy Pettitte and Mike Mussina.
   3. Itchy Row Posted: May 01, 2019 at 02:52 PM (#5837286)
And that 3 and 4 are Bartolo Colon and David Wells.
   4. Blastin Posted: May 01, 2019 at 02:54 PM (#5837287)
I was a fan as a Yankee fan, but after he managed to hold off alcoholism and reinvent himself as a soft contact pitcher at more or less the exactly same time, he became one of my all-time favorites.

I think he makes it, as Jaffe seems to agree. Not inner circle by any means, but above 60 WAR cannot be considered any sort of embarrassment, and that 3k is rarer than other such milestones (for now).
   5. the Centaur Nipple Paradox (CoB). Posted: May 01, 2019 at 03:01 PM (#5837291)
LOVE me some Carsten Charles. Congrats Big Man! And yeah, I think he makes it too, but like Mussina it will take a few years.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: May 01, 2019 at 05:40 PM (#5837374)
The record for the 17 members of the 3,000-K club on the days they recorded the milestone strikeout: 6-6, with five no-decisions.

Given how old most of these guys were on that day, still being a 500 pitcher is pretty good.
   7. Cblau Posted: May 01, 2019 at 09:48 PM (#5837435)
Struck out the side in the second? What side were Flores and Ahmed on?
   8. Howie Menckel Posted: May 01, 2019 at 11:40 PM (#5837458)
CC's top 10 similars also include ex-NYY Luis Tiant and Kevin Brown, so 6 out of 10

exceptions are 5 Tim Hudson, 7 Curt Schilling, 9 Jack Morris, and 10 Bob Welch
   9. kubiwan Posted: May 02, 2019 at 10:05 AM (#5837505)
The record for the 17 members of the 3,000-K club on the days they recorded the milestone strikeout: 6-6, with five no-decisions.

Given how old most of these guys were on that day, still being a 500 pitcher is pretty good.


That is nothing. Guys reaching 300 wins are just as old as those reaching 3,000 Ks, but on the day they reached 300 wins they were a cumulative 24-0!
   10. eric Posted: May 02, 2019 at 10:12 AM (#5837509)
on the day they reached 300 wins they were a cumulative 24-0!


If I had better PI skills, I would look to see if any of the 19th, or even early-20th century guys happened to pitch a double-header that day and take a loss in the other game. :)

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