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Showing Maturity in Enemy Territory

Posted by Raphy on July 4, 2008

Last night John Lester threw a gem against the Yankees. His 5 hit shutout was all the more significant given his age, the opponent, and the location of the game. Since 1956 there have been 73 games started by young (24 or younger) Red Sox pitchers against the Yankees in NY. Lester's game score of 83 ranks second only to a 3 hitter thrown by Dave Morehead in 1965.

Here are the leaders:

  Cnt AgeY.D Player            Date          Tm   Opp GmReslt App,Dec    IP   H  R ER BB SO HR Pit Str **GmSc** IR IS BF AB 2B 3B IBB HBP SH SF GDP SB CS Pk BK WP   ERA
+----+------+-----------------+-------------+---+----+-------+---------+----+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+---+--------+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+------+
    1 22.364 Dave Morehead     1965-09-04(1) BOS @NYY W  1-0  SHO9  ,W   9    3  0  0  1  7  0             87         29 28  1  0   0   0  0  0   1  1  0  0  0  0   0.00

    2 24.178 Jon Lester        2008-07-03    BOS @NYY W  7-0  SHO9  ,W   9    5  0  0  2  8  0 105  72     83         31 29  1  0   0   0  0  0   3  0  0  0  0  0   0.00

    3 21.287 Billy Rohr        1967-04-14    BOS @NYY W  3-0  SHO9  ,W   9    1  0  0  5  2  0             82         33 28  0  0   0   0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0  0   0.00

    4 23.269 Bob Ojeda         1981-09-12    BOS @NYY W  2-1  GS-9  ,W   8    2  1  1  1  7  0             80         27 26  2  0   0   0  0  0   0  0  0  0  0  0   1.12

    5 23.316 Roger Clemens     1986-06-16    BOS @NYY W 10-1  CG 9  ,W   9    4  1  1  0  4  0             79         30 30  2  0   0   0  0  0   2  0  0  0  0  0   1.00
    6 23.234 Ted Bowsfield     1958-09-01(1) BOS @NYY W  4-2  CG 9  ,W   9    4  2  1  3  9  0             79         35 32  1  0   0   0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0  0   1.00

    7 23.291 Roger Moret       1973-07-04(2) BOS @NYY W  1-0  SHO9  ,W   9    6  0  0  4  6  0             77         36 32  1  0   0   0  0  0   1  2  0  0  0  0   0.00

    8 23.033 Jim Lonborg       1965-05-19    BOS @NYY W  3-0  SHO9  ,W   9    4  0  0  3  0  0             76         32 29  0  0   0   0  0  0   2  0  0  0  0  0   0.00

    9 24.299 Bob Stanley       1979-09-05    BOS @NYY W  5-0  SHO9  ,W   9    7  0  0  0  2  0             75         33 33  0  0   0   0  0  0   2  0  0  0  0  0   0.00
   10 23.361 Roger Moret       1973-09-12    BOS @NYY W  7-1  CG 9  ,W   9    5  1  1  0  2  1             75         32 32  0  0   0   0  0  0   1  0  0  0  0  0   1.00

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3 Responses to “Showing Maturity in Enemy Territory”

  1. David in Toledo Says:

    Thinking of young pitchers who might achieve high game scores, I took the search back one more year. Herb Score did not have great success against the Yankees in New York in 1955 and 1956, but he did throw a gem there on August 21, 1956: complete game win, 3-0, 2 hits, 3 walks, 11 K's. That's a pitching game score of 91, I believe.

    Of course, he didn't fare so well against the Yankees in Cleveland on May 7, 1957. . . .

  2. David in Toledo Says:

    Herb Score was 23 years and 4 months old on August 21, 1956.

  3. Young Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth beat the Yankees 1-0 on 22 June 1916. Not sure what his game score was.