Thanks. I hadn't thought about that. I do wonder sometimes why we see 1-0 games or 20-18 games as often as we SEEM, too. Then, I realize it probably just SEEMS this way and confirmation bias is trickling in. Though, perhaps on a give day or in a given season, some of these scenarios are more likely, and for reasons outside of "one team/guy/whatever responding to the extreme effort of the other."

]]>Blyleven started, pitched 3-and-a-third, gave up 6 runs - but his team, the Angels, had already scored 7, so he couldn't get the loss. The Brewers scored 13 in the 5th.

]]>Blyleven didn't pitch well but came out in the 4th with a lead. The Angels' bullpen then got lit up in the 5th. Oddly (or maybe not?) it was three pretty good relievers who combined to give up 13 runs that inning (Minton, Fetters, and Eichhorn -- combined for 43 major league seasons). ]]>

Team allowed 0 runs: Blyleven 67-0 with 60 ShOs and 1 ND

Team allowed 1 run: Blyleven 79-10 with 11 NDs

Team allowed 2 runs: Blyleven 51-21 with 15 NDs

Team allowed 3 runs: Blyleven 43-34 with 20 NDs

Team allowed 4 runs: Blyleven 32-47 with 27 NDs

Team allowed 5 runs: Blyleven 10-45 with 26 NDs

Team allowed 6 runs: Blyleven 2-33 with 21 NDs

Team allowed 7 runs: Blyleven 3-19 with 11 NDs

Team allowed 8 runs: Blyleven 0-15 with 7 NDs

Team allowed 9 runs: Blyleven 0-10 with 2 NDs

Team allowed 10 runs: Blyleven 0-4 with 2 NDs

Team allowed 11 runs: Blyleven 0-5 with 3 NDs

Team allowed 12 runs: Blyleven 0-1 with 3 NDs

Team allowed 13 runs: Blyleven 0-2 with 1 ND

Team allowed 14 runs: Blyleven 0-2

Team allowed 15 runs: Blyleven 0-1

Team allowed 18 runs: Blyleven 0-1

Team allowed 20 runs: Blyleven 0-0 with 1 ND

Overall: Blyleven 287-250 with 60 ShOs and 151 NDs