The Baseball Desert

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Go figure

So, let me get this straight: Daisuke - throwing regular, (theoretically) controllable pitches - walks eight batters in 5 innings; Tim Wakefield - throwing the notoriously enigmatic knuckleball - walks not a single guy over 8 innings in last night's win?

The more I watch the game of baseball, the less I understand it.


Fact of the day from the Globe:
Research by the Elias Sports Bureau indicates that last night marked the first time since 1900 a team pitched a shutout using multiple pitchers all over the age of 40.
Totally useless, but pretty cool, if you're a baseball geek like me.