Pitching Line of the week 4/22/2012
The Pitching line of the week clearly goes to Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox with his perfect game. 9 innings on 96 pitches.
His line the classic
While he was demonstrating a once in a life time example of pitching perfection, the Red Sox and Yankees were demonstrating something equally unusual
The Red Sox pounded Yankee pitching for 9 runs in 5 innings only to forget how to score after the fifth inning.
The Yankees only managed 1 run in the first 6 innings but score 14 in 2 innings
The Bostons end up blowing a 9-0 lead and loosing 15-9
Not a great pitching line for either side
Red Sox 9-16-15-14
Not a good pitchers day 24 totals runs 23 of them earned
I really enjoy watching a pitcher who can strike out 10 or more batters in a game. I was a Nolan Ryan fan as a kid and, as a Red Sox fan I was very happy to see the arrival of Roger Clemens.
Nick Cafardo, in his Sunday baseball column mentioned the following sad fact that makes we wonder about today’s great strikeout pitchers.
“Over the last 10 seasons, only 3 players who qualified for the batting title have struck out fewer than 100 times. I am a big fan of the strikeout, but have today’s free swingers made it too easy for pitchers to get bigger strikeout numbers.
Joe DiMaggio average 28 Strike outs a season, and Ted Williams averaged 38
Babe Ruth the ultimate HR guy only averaged 60 strikeouts a season