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May 23, 2006
BASEBALL: Odd Stat of the Day

Justin Verlander has yet to have a no-decision in his first 11 major league starts. I wonder who was the last pitcher to get through that many starts at the beginning of a career without a no-decision - in fact, these days, a double-figure string of starts without a no-decision is a rarity in itself.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:39 PM | Baseball 2006 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

It is an amazing stat. Kinda like Pedro's opposite.

If I was a Tiger fan, though, I'd be concerned that Leyland's not taking better care of him. 118 pitches last night. He's a 23 year-old rookie.

Time to make reservations for his Tommy John surgery.

Posted by: Mike at May 23, 2006 12:52 PM

I watched him last night and he is going to be real good. He has a presence on the mound. It was a pleasure to watch him after watching the Royals all season. The young man knew what he was doing.

As for the pitch count, I think the bigger issue is when pitch counts yo-yo up and down. Most pitchers that go 100+ pitches regularly will not have a problem as long as their mechanics are good.

Posted by: maddirishman at May 23, 2006 4:57 PM
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