The Baseball Desert

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


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Dontrelle Willis threw his second consecutive complete-game shutout this afternoon, holding the Phillies to just 3 hits, whilst striking out 7. I'm not quite sure what this stat:
[The Marlins] have four complete games, while the other 29 teams combined for two through Tuesday
means in the bigger picture, but it is certainly impressive. The combined pitching line of Willis and Josh Beckett now looks like this:

24 H 12 BB 5 K 20 ERA 0.00

So don't put your money on the Braves (who got trashed by the Nats in Atlanta) just yet. On the strength of the first few games, the NL East promises to be a interesting division this year.