• Greatest Post-Seasons Ever By A Starting Pitcher

    Posted by on October 30th, 2013 · Comments (4)

    Mr. Wacha has a chance to put himself in a nice class tonight:

    Rk Player Year #Matching W L W-L% ERA GS CG IP ER HR SO WHIP
    1 Curt Schilling 2001 5 Ind. Games 4 0 1.000 0.88 5 3 41.0 4 2 47 0.61
    2 John Smoltz 1996 4 Ind. Games 3 1 .750 0.60 4 0 30.0 2 0 27 0.93
    3 Cliff Lee 2009 4 Ind. Games 3 0 1.000 0.54 4 2 33.1 2 0 30 0.69
    4 Burt Hooton 1981 4 Ind. Games 3 1 .750 0.33 4 0 27.2 1 1 10 1.08
    5 Orel Hershiser 1995 4 Ind. Games 4 0 1.000 0.92 4 0 29.1 3 2 28 0.78
    6 Michael Wacha 2013 3 Ind. Games 3 0 1.000 0.43 3 0 21.0 1 1 22 0.57
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 10/30/2013.

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    Comments on Greatest Post-Seasons Ever By A Starting Pitcher

    1. Mr. October
      October 30th, 2013 | 3:57 pm

      This list does not appear to be accurate or complete: there are no New York Yankee starting pitchers on it from 2005-2013? Brown? Leiter? Johnson? Burnett?

    2. Evan3457
      October 30th, 2013 | 7:17 pm

      Hey, Burt Hooten can’t be on this list.
      A great baseball genius once commented to the effect that he was an inferior starting pitcher, which is why the Dodgers lost the Series in 1977 and 1978.

      Or maybe, just maybe, players get hot and cold in some playoff series and years.

      Naw, that can’t be right. The same genius told me that was an absurd (or was it moronic?) argument being made in support of why the post-season is most definitely a crapshoot…

    3. Evan3457
      October 30th, 2013 | 7:17 pm

      Chumped again!

    4. McMillan
      October 30th, 2013 | 9:31 pm

      Has anyone ever noticed the slight resemblance between Ben Cherington’s wife and Louise Meanwell? That’s about the only thing this guy has in common with Cashman…

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