Comments on: Opening Day pitching streaks http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5215 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Thomas http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5215/comment-page-1#comment-12695 Wed, 31 Mar 2010 22:49:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5215#comment-12695 Although Marte has 4 straight opening day games.... he's worked a total of 1 inning. I guess they're saving him for later in the year... yukyukyuk

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By: mccombe35 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5215/comment-page-1#comment-12691 Wed, 31 Mar 2010 19:00:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5215#comment-12691 Buehrle just misses out here.

He will have his 8th opening day start (wsox record) in the last 9 years. I think '06 was the 1 year he didn't get the opening day start when Contreras was given the nod

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5215/comment-page-1#comment-12689 Wed, 31 Mar 2010 18:24:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5215#comment-12689 [Last year] Barry Zito snapped a 4-year [losing] streak [on Opening Day]

During that streak Zito was awful (8.83 ERA, 1.846 WHIP), and his teams scored a grand total of two runs for him. Zito's four losses were by scores of 4-0, 15-2, 7-0, and 5-0. Lincecum won the 2009 opener; heck, let him do the honors again this year.

Kevin Millwood snapped a personal four-game Opening Day losing streak last year when he beat the Indians. Phil Niekro's teams were 1-8 in his Opening day starts; Steve Carlton's, 4-10. Bert Blyleven's teams lost the last six of his 12 Opening Day starts.

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