Comments on: Strasburg http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6646 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Stephen Strasburg: What A Debut http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6646/comment-page-1#comment-24429 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 23:17:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6646#comment-24429 [...] the stats and pitches was that I was amazed at his efficiency. We already knew it was one of the best debuts in history, but he managed to do things no other pitcher had ever done. His 14 strikeouts over 7 innings came [...]

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By: Rob E http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6646/comment-page-1#comment-24173 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 20:25:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6646#comment-24173 Unbelievable first game.
But, I caution everyone out there, Kerry Wood, Mark Prior, etc..
The Nats already extended him further in his first game then they originally planned. They really need to resist the temptation to overwork this kid into an injury, or series of injuries, that could seriously impact his future, like the above 2 pitchers mentioned. I hope we're all not here 5 years from now making these comparisons..

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By: Alec Rogers http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6646/comment-page-1#comment-24119 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 15:42:54 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6646#comment-24119 Andy,

Thanks for this post.

I was at the game last night, and was very surprised when I saw Strasburg emerge from the dugout and enter the batter's circle in the bottom of the 5th. Turns out his best (8 Ks in 3 innings) was still ahead of him.

Interesting that Henry Thomas was there (Walter Johnson's grandson and biographer). Very appropriate. Also, Ken Burns through out the first pitch, and did better than the last celebrity to do that at Nationals Park.

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By: Sean S http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6646/comment-page-1#comment-24094 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 13:00:57 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6646#comment-24094 I was wondering if 14 strikeouts was a record for a debut, just two people have beat that, and Strasburg almost certainly would have the record right now if he had not come up in the age of pitch counts. Though looking at Spooner's career, maybe we should be happy the Nats were counting pitches.

Did a PI search to see who had the most strikeouts in a debut game that featured no walks. Strasburg blows away that record, the only other pitcher since 1920 to even strike out 10 with no walks was Johnny Cueto in 2008.

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By: Frank Clingenpeel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6646/comment-page-1#comment-24052 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 05:18:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6646#comment-24052 Anon, with that in mind, maybe we can get Strasburg to face off against Moyer sometime this season -- two pitchers that, if Strasburg keeps going like everyone believes he will, easily cover that "60-plus year gap", and then some.

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By: Anon http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6646/comment-page-1#comment-24045 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 04:54:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6646#comment-24045 Haven't seena ny mention of it but Pudge caught Strasburg today and also caught Ryan a tthe start of his career. That's 2 pitchers who will cover a 60+ year time gap before it';s all said and done

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By: Frank Clingenpeel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6646/comment-page-1#comment-24041 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 04:42:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6646#comment-24041 Watching tonight was a lot of fun, and the hype is reminiscent of how the Indians schilled Bob Feller back in the Thirties.

And, Rico, I have also heard my share of Big Train stories...and Bob Feller stories...and Nolan Ryan stories. The one pitcher of whom I wish we had some stats is Satchel Paige -- the young Kansas City Monarch fireballer, not the savvy fossil that pitched for the Browns and Indians.

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By: Links of the Day: Special Strasmas Edition | Bus Leagues Baseball http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6646/comment-page-1#comment-24017 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 03:36:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6646#comment-24017 [...] I had this chart up on Bus Leagues before it was lost to the dreaded “technical difficulties” (Baseball-Reference Blog) [...]

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By: Nate http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6646/comment-page-1#comment-24016 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 03:36:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6646#comment-24016 @Ken - The Nats guys are actually pretty good. However, most of last week was spent with Ray Knight (usually part of the pre- and post-game show) substituting for Dibble. You think the commentating team was bad tonight... Ray Knight is AWFUL. Just terrible.

Anyway, watching tonight was a lot of fun for me as a Nationals fan (who went to games at RFK, not since draft time last year). That's all I really wanted from it, even if it ends up being Strasburg's best start this year (it had better not be the best of his career, though).

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6646/comment-page-1#comment-24009 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 03:14:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6646#comment-24009 With the Gooden references here and in the other Strasburg thread, I should again point out his 50-start stretch from 8/11/84 to 5/6/86: 37-5, 1.40 ERA, 412 Ks, 90 BB in 404.2 IP.

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