Web Analytics and Web Statistics by NextSTAT The Boston Sports Nut: C.C. and Ziegler are both smoking!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

C.C. and Ziegler are both smoking!!

Two pitchers that we should be keeping an eye on are C.C. Sabathia, who is 6-0 with the Brewers and it looks like he might possibly help lead them into the playoffs and Brad Ziegler, a relief pitcher for the Oakland A's who has now thrown 37 consecutive scoreless innings to start his major league career.

Sabathia pitched a 5-hit complete game shutout against Washington, improving his record to 6-0 with his new club. He struck out nine and walked one, while lowering his ERA to 1.58. The Brewers are 5 games behind the Cubs, but are 3 1/2 games in front of the Mets for the wildcard sport.

Brad Ziegler closed out the game for the A's against the Tigers, pitching scoreless 8th and 9th innings, giving him a total of 37 consecutive scoreless innings, eclipsing Mike Torrez's A's record. Still quite a way from Hershiser's all time record of 59 innings. Quite amazing indeed because this is his first year in the big leagues and he has yet to allow a run. Let's see how far he can go.

INFO: The same Mike Torrez that gave up the HR to Bucky Dent in 1978. He was known for gopher balls, wasn't he. Who would have thought that Torrez would hold a record (A's) for consecutive scoreless innings pitched.

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