Found April 09, 2013 on Suicide Squeeze:
Baseballs must’ve looked like this to some of the game’s best pitchers last Sunday. If you had bet that the majority of aces would bust last Sunday, you’d be very rich right now. To wit: Cole Hamels – Phillies – 5 2/3 innings vs. Kansas City Royals, 8 earned runs, 9 hits, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts. After two starts, Hamels is 0-2 with an ERA of 10.79 R.A. Dickey – Blue Jays – 4 2/3 innings vs. Boston Red Sox – 7 earned runs, 10 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts. Dickey is 0-2 with an ERA of 8.44 Stephen Strasburg – Nationals – 5 1/3 innings vs. Cincinnati Reds – 6 earned runs, 9 hits, 4 walks, 5 strikeouts. Strasburg is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.38 David Price – Rays – 5 1/3 innings vs. Cleveland Indians – 8 earned runs, 10 hits, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts. Price is 0-1 with an ERA of 8.28 Matt Cain – Giants – 3 2/3 innings vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 9 earned runs, 7 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts. Cain is 0-1 with an ERA of 8.38 Jeff Weaver – Angels – 5 innings vs. Texas Rangers – 5 earned runs, 7 hits, 4 walks, 2 strikeouts. Weaver is 0-1 with an ERA of 4.91 and out for between one and two months with a broken left elbow. Baseball, being as statistically heavy as it is, lends itself to an occasional anomaly  What happened Sunday, however, borders on the ridiculous. Might it happen again? Wouldn’t be a bad bet.         This article has been read (18) times
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