Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Please Give This Man Some Second-Half Run-Scoring Love

From Tuesday's WSJ:

Hiroki Kuroda of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Doug Fister of the Seattle Mariners have one request for the second half of the baseball season: a little more run support. Both pitchers are on pace to lose 18 games this season despite putting up first-half ERAs that are just above 3. No pitcher has lost that many games and finished with that low an ERA since Phil Niekro, who went 19-18 with a 2.88 ERA for the 1978 Braves.

photo swiped from TBLA

13 comments:

Orel said...

And a tongue scraper.

Jason said...

Someone had Cheetos for lunch.

Josh S. said...

But Nekro still won NINETEEN!

Clearly, we're living in the age of the no decision.

Josh S. said...

^Niekro

World B. Dusty said...

Did he just down a container of Tang or what?

Fernie V said...

Every year it seems the team picks a guy and decides not to give him any run support. Since D. Lowe it happens to one pitcher every year.

Central Valley Fan said...

Niekro Please...

World B. Dusty said...

Heh, CVF. Nice one.

Josh S. said...

@DB: Oh, he downed some 'tang alright.

Spank said...

Fuck Saxy! COME HITHER,LAURE!

World B. Dusty said...

@Josh

I struggled mightily with that wording. Knew it would evoke a reaction, so I'm glad you jumped on it.

Fernie V said...

What kind of cookie does Kuroda have in his mouth?

Jason said...

Nilla Wafer?