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Is Fernandomania overrated?  Did the Los Angeles Dodgers and Manager Tommy Lasorda ruin Fernando Valenzuela’s career in his first eight starts? Let’s take a look at the 1981 season game log data. Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR HBP ERA W(1-0) 9.00 5 0 0 2 5 0 0 0.00 W(2-0) 9.00 4 1 1 2 10 0 0 0.50 W(3-0) 9.00 5 0 0 0 10 0 0 0.33 W(4-0) 9.00 7 0 0 3 11 0 0 0.25 W(5-0) 9.00 7 0 0 4 7 0 0 0.20 W(6-0) 9.00 5 1 1 0 7 0 0 0.33 W(7-0) 9.00 7 0 0 5 11 0 0 0.29 W(8-0) 9.00 3 2 2 1 7 2 0 0.50 72.00 43 4 4 17 68 2 0 0.50 8 starts, 8 complete games, 5 shutouts!  Can you imagine the New York Mets letting Matt Harvey accomplish this? Or the Washington Nationals allowing Stephen Strasburg the opportunity to throw eight straight CGs?  It’s never going to happen again. “El Toro” had the b...
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