Posted by Andy on August 11, 2010
Last night Jeremy Hellickson made his second career stat and again allowed just 3 hits in 7 innings. This time he allowed no runs, no walks, and struck out 7.
Since 1920, only 3 pitchers have posted back-to-back efforts to start their careers with 7+ IP and no more than 3 hits in each game:
|Mike Norris||2||Ind. Games||1||0||1.000||0.00||2||1||1||0||16.0||4||0||0||5||4||0.56|
|Lew Krausse||2||Ind. Games||1||1||.500||1.12||2||1||1||0||16.0||6||2||1||13||13||1.19|
|Jeremy Hellickson||2||Ind. Games||2||0||1.000||1.29||2||0||0||0||14.0||6||2||1||2||13||0.57|
Hmm, that's an odd comparison group. Mike Norris shows up frequently on early career feats due to his very hot start, but I didn't expect to see Lew Krausse.
I'm sure the Rays hope to get more out of Hellickson.
Remember when their franchise was a laughingstock with terrible draft picks and free agent signings? Look at their team now: drafted starters include John Jaso, Evan Longoria, Carl Crawford, B.J. Upton, James Shields, David Price, Jeff Niemann, Wade Davis, Andy Sonnanstine, and now Hellickson. Not a bad core...