Comments on: The Steroids Era is Over http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5835 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5835/comment-page-1#comment-17789 Sat, 08 May 2010 15:43:54 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5835#comment-17789 Although I've been reading and hearing in several places since last night that Moyer was the oldest major leaguer to pitch a complete game shutout, it just hit me that he is the only non-knuckleballer to do this past his 45th birthday.

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By: Mike Elseroad http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5835/comment-page-1#comment-17763 Sat, 08 May 2010 06:26:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5835#comment-17763 You guys must not have watched the Angels-Red Sox game last night. The Sox won 11-6 and it was one of the worst games that I've ever seen.

I believe that there were close to 200 total pitches thrown and 11 or 12 walks. Daise Matusaka walked 3 guys in the 1st inning, allowed 4 runs and the that half inning must have taken 1 hour.

But the reliever the Angels used in the 6th and 7th innings(I don't know his name) was worse than Dice-K. It seemed like ever 2nd pitch that this guy threw bounced before the ball got to home plate.

I like the quick paced, 3-2, 4-3 games too. But that game last night proved that is still work to be done.

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By: Innuendo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5835/comment-page-1#comment-17742 Sat, 08 May 2010 01:56:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5835#comment-17742 If I'm not mistaken, Moyer is... Only 2 other pitchers threw complete game shutouts after their 45th birthday: Charlie Hough and Phil Niekro.

Hough did it on June 14, 1994, beating the Cardinals 7-0 at Busch Stadium and he was 46 years + 5 months + 9 days old on that day.

Niekro shut out the Blue Jays 8-0 in Toronto on October 6th, last day of the 1985 season. Then he was 46 years + 6 months + 5 days old.

Tonight, Moyer is 47 years + 5 months + 19 days old.

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By: Jim http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5835/comment-page-1#comment-17741 Sat, 08 May 2010 01:27:15 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5835#comment-17741 Andy et al.

Jamie Moyer pitched a beauty tonight, Complete 2 hit shutout of the braves. Not bad for a 47 year old. Is he the oldest person to throw a complete game... or even better a complete game shutout?

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By: Vidor http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5835/comment-page-1#comment-17738 Sat, 08 May 2010 00:58:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5835#comment-17738 The Astros have a .598 OPS? As a team? Sweet merciful Zeus.

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By: Innuendo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5835/comment-page-1#comment-17733 Fri, 07 May 2010 23:26:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5835#comment-17733 Since 1960, the lowest home run team totals (for complete seasons only) are the 1979 Astros (NL), with 49, and the 1975 Angels (AL), with 55. Doesn't seem we're on pace to reach either of these lows. Even less the lower totals of the 50s and other decades before that, of course.

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By: Mark http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5835/comment-page-1#comment-17732 Fri, 07 May 2010 23:12:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5835#comment-17732 I agree with Andy, long live the triple!!! :p
I didn't know Toronto was leading the pack so far. Maybe they'll finish with a decent win/loss % this year. They won't be first but finishing above .500 with what they have would be nice.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5835/comment-page-1#comment-17708 Fri, 07 May 2010 18:53:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5835#comment-17708 The 2010 singles rate of 5.64 per game is the second lowest of any year since 1901, higher than only 1968 (!). On the other hand, the 2010 doubles rate of 1.94 per game is tied with the 1936 rate for the highest ever.

Are MLB batters playing by a "no dinks" rule?

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5835/comment-page-1#comment-17707 Fri, 07 May 2010 18:30:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5835#comment-17707 http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/AL/bat.shtml

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5835/comment-page-1#comment-17706 Fri, 07 May 2010 18:25:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5835#comment-17706 Raphy how did you make that table?

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