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No 17 run games coming up this week.
Anyone have his stats since his perfect game? (how the fuck did he throw a perfect game...)
Go Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, and Pioneers.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand
His awfulness makes me even more proud that I called that after 2 innings.
off mobile and jumped on baseballreference...since his perfect game he is 4-13 (all wins last year, 8 losses this year) in 33 games (21 starts) with an 8.10 ERA
Wow, that is beyond terrible.
That's Nate Cornejo territory.
How did Galaraga??
He ain't in the league right now (I don't think)
History is full of ctappy pitchers throwing no hitters. Not all of them are Nolan Ryan
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None of them are - Ryan never threw a perfect game; 7 no-nos, but no perfect games.
Nate Cornejo reference
Was he actually a top prospect at one point?
There are plenty of subpar pitchers who have a no hitter, but the list of perfect game pitchers is much different.
During baseball's modern era, 21 pitchers have thrown perfect games. Most were accomplished major leaguers. Five are members of the Baseball Hall of Fame: Cy Young, Addie Joss, Jim Bunning, Sandy Koufax, and Catfish Hunter. A sixth, Randy Johnson, is a 300-game winner and five-time Cy Young Award recipient considered certain to be voted into the Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible in 2015. Roy Halladay has two Cy Young Awards and been on eight All-Star teams through 2012. David Cone won the Cy Young once and was named to five All-Star teams. Three other perfect-game throwers, Dennis Martínez, Kenny Rogers, and David Wells, each won over 200 major league games. Mark Buehrle has been an All-Star four times in his 13 major league seasons through 2012. Félix Hernández has also been a Cy Young Award winner and a three-time All-Star. For a few, the perfect game was the highlight of an otherwise unremarkable career. Mike Witt and Tom Browning were solid major league pitchers; Browning was a one-time all-star with a career record of 123-90 in 12 seasons, while Witt was a two-time all-star, going 117-116 in 12 seasons. Larsen, Charlie Robertson, and Len Barker were journeyman pitchers; each finished his major-league career with a losing record. Dallas Braden had a losing career record when he threw a perfect game in 2010, his fourth major league season. Philip Humber had never before thrown so much as a complete game prior to his perfect game, and he struggled mightily in the bulk of the season which followed it.
His stats are better. Look them up on your own.
He was good enough to get drafted 3rd overall. Baseball America ranked him as the 50th best prospect in 2005 and 73rd in 2007. Keith Law wrote on twitter the other day that he was overused at Rice and never fully recovered. I guess Rice has a track record of this with pitchers and he cited former Tigers first rounder Kenny Baugh as an example. Humber threw 353 innings in 3 years at Rice in 53 starts. Meanwhile he has thrown 353 innings at the MLB level over 51 starts and 38 relief appearances.
I don't want to be that guy that bashes kids for going to college but I believe there are a lot of coaches who try to maximize the use of a great young arm over the 3-4 years they have them and it isn't always in the best interest of the kid. Some kids can handle it. Verlander threw 335 innings over 3 years at ODU and Lincecum threw 341 over 3 seasons at Washington. But it ruins others.
If they kept him on I legitimately thought he had the chance to go 0-25 or worse.
Looking at his starts for the season he started out pretty well but the team never backed him up. Then something against Cleveland where he gave up 8 runs in a third of an inning and he hasn't been the same. Even after they moved him to the bullpen he still found ways to get a loss.
Are you like me and you wanted to see him get a shot at losing 25 games?
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