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Old 04-17-2012, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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didn't Kofax face Gibson a time or two...

Going back further.. Mathewson faced off against 3 finger Brown several times with 3 finger getting the best of Christy 13-11..
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Who do you think are two greatest pitchers who ever faced each other in their prime? None of the old-timers who won 300+ ever did, except Mathewson vs Plank in that Series in which all games were shutouts. I saw Spahn face Roberts one night, Roberts pitched a 1-hitter.
Tom Seaver and Steve Carlton faced one another several times during their primes.

In the '60's you had Sandy Koufax dueling with Juan Marichal or Bob Gibson numerous times.

If we go by single season rather than career, the 1968 WS had Bob Gibson who set the single season ERA record that year, vs Denny McClain who was the last 30 game winner.

Gibson easily won the first two matchups, 4-0 in Game One and 10-1 in the famous rain delay Game Four..the game which featured all the stalling and deliberate attempts to make outs. The Tigers went into Game Six down three games to two and because it was all or nothing for them, they sent McClain out on short rest to face Ray Washburn. The Tigers won that one 13-1. In Game Seven it was chubby Mickey Lolich who had to beat Gibson...and he did, 4-1 for the championship.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Gibson easily won the first two matchups, 4-0 in Game One and 10-1 in the famous rain delay Game Four..the game which featured all the stalling and deliberate attempts to make outs. The Tigers went into Game Six down three games to two and because it was all or nothing for them, they sent McClain out on short rest to face Ray Washburn. The Tigers won that one 13-1. In Game Seven it was chubby Mickey Lolich who had to beat Gibson...and he did, 4-1 for the championship.
Highly memorable series. Lolich won 3 games and was named MVP. Tigers recovered from 3-1 deficit, outscoring Cardinals 22-5 in last 3 games.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:17 PM
 
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Matt Cain pitched his second consecutive nine inning shutout tonight against the Phillies, but it won't go in the books as one because the game is still going in the tenth inning. Cliff Lee also pitched a shutout.

Coming off his one hit, no walk, 11 K performance, tonight Cain wasn't quite as good, two hits, one walk, four k's. Casillia was sent out to pitch the tenth.

Lee gave up five hits and no walks, 7 k's in his first nine innings. He has been sent out there to pitch the bottom of the 10th ......and the lead off man just singled.......and just now was erased on a double play.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:37 PM
 
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Bottom of the 11th...and Lee is through. Seven hits, no walks, no runs in ten innings.

Neither Cain nor Lee will get a decision, but this had to be the best pitcher's duel of the year to date.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:00 PM
 
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Truth, Justice and the San Francisco Giants triumphed in 11 innings, 1-0.

Game Scores:

Cliff Lee 85

Matt Cain 86

Cain's score is the 4th best posted by anyone this year (His previous outing was 96, the best of the year.) Lee's 85 ties him with Matt Garza for fith place.

I suspect that it will be very difficult for any two starters in one game to best the combined 181 posted tonight by Lee and Cain.

Along with Zito's shutout score of 83, good for a tie for 8th place, the Giants have three of the top ten games pitched this year.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Bartolo Colon threw 38 consecutive pitches for strikes...

Besting Tim Wakefield's record of 30 consecutive strikes
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:52 AM
 
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As of this morning the A's leaders in OPS are Jonny Gomes at .965 and Yoenis Cespedes at .873.

Gomes batting average is .190. Cespedes is batting .222.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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Great pre-game ceremony at Fenway today. Wish I could've seen all of it. Seeing Doerr, Pesky and Yaz was a treat.

It took an hour and a quarter to play 3 innings, so we have an excellent shot at a 4-hour game. Ortiz hit a 7-minute home run.

A-Rod just hit a ball over everything in left field.
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Oh Lord, it's hard to be Humber.

Very dubious call by plate ump Runge on the perfect game by Phil8ip Humber. On the final out, on a 3-2 pitch, it was way outside in the dirt, should have been ball four, but Brendan Ryan took a checked swing, Runge called him out. Ball got away from Pierzynski, who had to chase it down while Ryan was protesting the umps call. No replays shown from diagnostic angle of the checked swing.

Oh Lord, it's hard to be Umpire. He could have abdicated, and let the first base ump call it on appeal.

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