Comments on: Cliff Lee’s consecutive shutouts and Kyle Lohse’s 0 BB, 0 K game This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kyle Fri, 24 Jun 2011 20:16:27 +0000 Too bad one of Tewk's best games isn't on this list, his 2-0 loss in Game 1 of the WS to the Yankees and a highly touted Steve Nebraska.

By: Doug Fri, 24 Jun 2011 17:46:16 +0000 Interesting that the 60s and 90s had similarly low game counts, but probably for different reasons.

- 60s had lots of complete games, but dominant pitching so very few lacked strikeouts

- 90s and later, of course, had very complete games to begin with, regardless of strikeout or walk results

By: nightfly Fri, 24 Jun 2011 15:51:40 +0000 Wow... I had just about forgotten poor Steve Trout. I was going to guess John Tudor, who may as well have had "crafty lefty" on the back of his uni when he was a Cardinal bedevilling the Mets in the 80's.

By: Frank N Fri, 24 Jun 2011 13:28:51 +0000 How about Cliff Lee in as a pinch-hitter in the third inning of last night's Phillies game? That's enjoying the game.

By: Doug B Fri, 24 Jun 2011 12:25:30 +0000 I have to admit, I liked 1970-1986 baseball. I could have done without the turf. But different styles had equal footing in the game, defense mattered and you didn't average 5 pitching changes a game.

By: Doug Fri, 24 Jun 2011 07:03:14 +0000 Here's the game count of BB=0, SO=0, 8+ IP games for starters, by decade.

1920-29: 159
1930-39: 121
1940-49: 64
1950-59: 34
1960-69: 11
1970-79: 27
1980-89: 26
1990-99: 11
2000-09: 2
2010-11: 2

By: DoubleDiamond Fri, 24 Jun 2011 03:29:54 +0000 Perhaps an Englishman named Harry Rodger Webb would be interested in the first table, since he shares his last name with Brandon Webb and his first name with Roy Halladay (whose full name is Harry Leroy Halladay). In the second table, he shares his first name with Harry "Buddy" [aka Bud] Black.

Then again, he may also be interested in the accomplishments of Cliff Lee and maybe J.R. Richard, once of the Astros, and Clayton Richard, since the afore-mentioned Harry Rodger Webb is better known as Cliff Richard.

By: oneblankspace Fri, 24 Jun 2011 03:10:12 +0000 Steve Trout had a 3.94 career ERA in day games, 4.43 in night games. Lucky for him, he played for the Cubs for 4+ years.

By: Cyril Morong Fri, 24 Jun 2011 03:03:18 +0000 I only looked at guys up to the age of 30, so I don't think Webb will slip

By: Neil L. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 02:13:16 +0000 @16
Cyril, Brandon Webb's going to drop down on your list if he comes back to the majors this year.

He's been roughed up in his Texas AA starts at age 32.

Duke, Brandon Webb would be happy to take Ben Sheets' or Mark Prior's "longevity" at this point in his career wouldn't he?

Also, I wouldn't be too quick to relegate Strasburg to your list. After all he is young.

What can general managers around MLB learn from Washington's handling of their (former) prospect Stephen Strasburg?