• The 21 Times A Starting Pitcher Excelled In A Post-Season Game Against The Yankees – But His Team Lost Anyway

    Posted by on October 18th, 2010 · Comments (1)
    Rk Player Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt IP H R ER BB SO HR
    1 Carl Pavano 2009-10-11 ALDS 3 MIN NYY L 1-4 7.0 5 2 2 0 9 2
    2 Josh Beckett 2003-10-21 WS 3 FLA NYY L 1-6 7.1 3 2 2 3 10 0
    3 Miguel Batista 2001-11-01 WS 5 ARI NYY L 2-3 7.2 5 0 0 5 6 0
    4 Curt Schilling 2001-10-31 WS 4 ARI NYY L 3-4 7.0 3 1 1 1 9 1
    5 Barry Zito 2001-10-13 ALDS 3 OAK NYY L 0-1 8.0 2 1 1 1 6 1
    6 Todd Stottlemyre 1998-09-29 ALDS 1 TEX NYY L 0-2 8.0 6 2 2 4 8 0
    7 John Smoltz 1996-10-24 WS 5 ATL NYY L 0-1 8.0 4 1 0 3 10 0
    8 Tom Glavine 1996-10-22 WS 3 ATL NYY L 2-5 7.0 4 2 1 3 8 0
    9 Dennis Leonard 1978-10-07 ALCS 4 KCR NYY L 1-2 8.0 4 2 2 2 9 2
    10 Curt Simmons 1964-10-10 WS 3 STL NYY L 1-2 8.0 4 1 1 3 2 0
    11 Bob Purkey 1961-10-07 WS 3 CIN NYY L 2-3 9.0 6 3 2 1 3 2
    12 Sal Maglie 1956-10-08 WS 5 BRO NYY L 0-2 8.0 5 2 2 2 5 1
    13 Robin Roberts 1950-10-05 WS 2 PHI NYY L 1-2 10.0 10 2 2 3 5 1
    14 Jim Konstanty 1950-10-04 WS 1 PHI NYY L 0-1 8.0 4 1 1 4 0 0
    15 Don Newcombe 1949-10-05 WS 1 BRO NYY L 0-1 8.0 5 1 1 0 11 1
    16 Max Lanier 1943-10-10 WS 4 STL NYY L 1-2 7.0 4 1 1 1 5 0
    17 Whit Wyatt 1941-10-06 WS 5 BRO NYY L 1-3 9.0 6 3 3 5 9 1
    18 Freddie Fitzsimmons 1941-10-04 WS 3 BRO NYY L 1-2 7.0 4 0 0 3 1 0
    19 Paul Derringer 1939-10-04 WS 1 CIN NYY L 1-2 8.1 6 2 2 1 7 0
    20 Freddie Fitzsimmons 1936-10-03 WS 3 NYG NYY L 1-2 8.0 4 2 2 2 5 1
    21 Art Nehf 1921-10-10 WS 5 NYG NYY L 1-3 9.0 6 3 3 1 5 0
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    Generated 10/18/2010.

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    I got to see nine of these twenty-one games.

    Oh, and, by the way, there have been 60 times where a starting pitcher excelled in a post-season game against the Yankees where his team did win the game. Sadly, I’ve seen 25 of those games too.

    Comments on The 21 Times A Starting Pitcher Excelled In A Post-Season Game Against The Yankees – But His Team Lost Anyway

    1. Evan3457
      October 18th, 2010 | 7:52 pm

      So…what you’re saying is, empirically speaking, assuming Lee pitches excellently in both game 3 and game 7, the Yanks have a 3 in 16 chance to beat him in Game 3, but not game 7, or a 3 in 16 chance to beat him in Game 7 (if it gets that far), but not game 3, or a 1 in 16 chance to beat him in both games. So the Yanks have nearly a 50-50 to beat him at least once. (7 in 16 = about 44%)

      I’ll take it.

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