Tuesday, April 14, 2015

McCarthy Was Terrible/Brilliant Last Night!

LA Times' Bill Shaikin breaks down Brandon McCarthy's pitching performance last night. I was at the game, and I viewed McCarthy as terrible and, well, lucky. Turns out he was good as well:
The Dodgers' right-hander became the first pitcher in major league history to give up four home runs in a game in which he walked none and struck out at least 10.

He ended the evening as the major league leader in home runs allowed -- and in strikeouts. In 12 innings this season, he has given up six home runs and struck out 19.
Shaikin also notes that McCarthy has given up nine runs this season, eight on home runs.

Way to make history there, Brandon! I will attempt a simultaneous boo/cheer next time you take the mound at Dodger Stadium.


Fred's Brim said...

Watching the replays, Cruz's homers seemed to come off tough pitches, both were low and sinking to a guy who's locked in. The pitch to Seager was flatter but not a total meatball. The one to Ackley was definitely a sweaty meatball, dripping with hittableness

It is probably more a problem of pitch sequence than stuff

Dusty Baker said...

Was hard to follow live so good take on the Cruz homers. I was able to track the Ackley pitch closely - McCarthy should have simply turned around and thrown the ball over the outfield fence instead of even throwing it to the batter.

Fred's Brim said...

"Was hard to follow live" = "Dusty was out getting beer"

Hideo Nomo said...


We got this.

Dusty Baker said...

Damn, FB nailed it.

Dusty Baker said...

+1 Nomo.