Comments on: Complete games http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/802 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: whiz http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/802/comment-page-1#comment-5597 Tue, 30 Sep 2008 18:01:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=802#comment-5597 Not to be picky (well, I guess it is being picky), but the regular season stats aren't complete until the White Sox and Detroit make up their missed game AND the White Sox and Twins play their tiebreaker. Not that it matters for the complete game list, as the Twins, White Sox and Tigers have a grand total of 10 complete games COMBINED.

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By: BunnyWrangler http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/802/comment-page-1#comment-5584 Mon, 29 Sep 2008 17:14:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=802#comment-5584 The last guy to get to 10 before Sabathia, Randy Johnson in '99, only had one outing in which he didn't reach 100 pitches. He threw 93. Sabathia never dipped below 91 pitches, but he had six games in the 90s compared to Johnson's one.

Sabathia's highest pitch count this season was 130. Johnson's in 1999 was 142, and he had seven other outings of more than 130 pitches. In fact, the highest pitch count of 2008 was 138 by Tim Lincecum, and Randy Johnson topped that three times and equaled it once in 1999.

I'm not knocking C.C. at all. I'm just marveling at Johnson's excellence/durabilty and the difference in the way that managers used starters then from how they use them now. I'm surprised that 1999 was really that different from 2008.

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By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/802/comment-page-1#comment-5583 Mon, 29 Sep 2008 17:10:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=802#comment-5583 There have been 10 complete games on 3 days' rest this entire decade. Two of them were over the weekend. In 1972 Steve Carlton had 26 -- the most in the past 50 years. In the '80s there were 759 total. In the '90s there were 87.

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By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/802/comment-page-1#comment-5582 Mon, 29 Sep 2008 17:06:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=802#comment-5582 There was never a season in which no one reached 10 CG until 2000. Then no one had as many as 10 until yesterday.

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By: dethwing http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/802/comment-page-1#comment-5580 Mon, 29 Sep 2008 15:02:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=802#comment-5580 Also, consider how many of those were on short rest. He started 4 games in a 13 day span, from the 16th to the 28th. That's gotta be the first time that's happened in a while.

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By: ZimJim http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/802/comment-page-1#comment-5578 Mon, 29 Sep 2008 13:54:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=802#comment-5578 Perhaps more amazing is the fact that he lead BOTH leagues in shutouts. Now that is quite a stat of the day.

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