Tag Archives: Randy Johnson

Clayton Kershaw thru age 29 and other thoughts

One thing stands out for me when reviewing the accomplishments of the greatest pitchers in baseball history through their age 29 seasons.  Of the fourteen pitchers to have accumulated at least 50 bWAR only two of them are left-handed. Clayton Kershaw and Hal Newhouser. Only one of them pitched their full career in the 21st …

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Alex Wood shows both sides of the win

Keith Law has a great book out right now called Smart Baseball telling us in one of the early chapters how wins are a ridiculous stat because so much of a win is team based. I’ve gotten through about five chapters so far and have learned nothing new except on how to tell baseball fans …

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Kershaw makes it 20 against Rockies

Joe Davis said that Kershaw with a win tonight would have the most wins against the Rockies franchise.  Kershaw did notch his 20th win against the Rockies but I was left wondering who the competition was. Kind of fierce actually. Player Split From To G W L W-L% Clayton Kershaw COL 2008 2017 35 20 …

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1965 World Series Game Seven

was on sportsnetla the other day during the debates. It was grainy and b/w but still a thrill to watch what I’d considered the greatest game seven pitching performance since Johnny Podres, when you consider the context Sandy Koufax was pitching on two days rest,  on the road, against a powerful Twin lineup, and shut …

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