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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by One Man Wolfpack, Jul 2, 2016.
well you’re already below 100%
I said near. Please excuse the extra "not"
Sterling A any scouting reports?
Buehler: So he took a high fastball and I got a favorable call. Let me try it again
6 has congestive heart failure.
Espn ranking best pitching performances for each team.
Fuckin 26 IP
Atlanta Braves: Joe Oeschger (May 1, 1920, versus Robins)
Pitching line: 26 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 4 BB, 7 SO (Game Score: 153)
OK, baseball was a much different game in 1920, when it was still routine for starting pitchers to remain in the game regardless of inning. Still, this game was beyond extreme, even for 1920: Oeschger and Leon Cadore both went the distance in a 1-1 tie, with Oeschger recording the highest Game Score in history (Cadore's 140 is second-highest). With a conservative estimate of three pitches per batter, we're talking nearly 300 pitches for each guy, and probably more. Oeschger (pronounced "Eshker") himself estimated he threw 250 fastballs that day and Cadore "at least 300 curves." The New York Times report didn't mention the two hurlers until the ninth paragraph, more impressed that the game simply went a record 26 innings.
For argument's sake: If you prefer a nine-inning effort, Warren Spahn's 15-strikeout, two-walk no-hitter in 1960 registers as one of those rare 100 games. Spahn had just 18 double-digit strikeout games in his career, and this one did come against a bad Phillies team in September.
Most likely to beat it: Mike Soroka doesn't have the high-octane fastball that usually goes with the highest Game Scores, but if he can improve his strikeout rate to go with his ability to induce soft contact, he could put up some big efforts.
Noteworthy: We've mentioned the Boston Braves and Milwaukee Braves, but the top game in AtlantaBraves history actually belongs to Kevin Millwood, with a 98 when he spun a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts in 1998. Greg Maddux's best Game Score was 96, John Smoltz's was 93 and Tom Glavine's a mere 90. Phil Niekro's best was 91, which he did three times.
Snit would have pulled him at 5.2