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  1. Yankees can't afford a Tanaka slump

    David Schoenfield

    Now, there's no need to panic just yet if you're a New York Yankees fan. I mean, even Bob Gibson allowed five runs in a game two times and six runs once back in 1968, the year that he posted a 1.12 ERA. Sandy Koufax won 27 games with a 1.73 ERA in 19...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  2. A random blog on Bob Gibson

    David Schoenfield

    Bill James has one of his fun studies up on BillJamesonline.com, where he asks: How often does a team's Opening Day starter turn out to be actually the best pitcher on the team? Anyway, it's behind the pay wall so I don't want to give the entire a...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  3. Zack Greinke is pretty awesome these days

    David Schoenfield

    Cole Hamels made his season debut for the Phillies on Wednesday night and while he pitched very well -- two runs in six innings -- the story was Dodgers starter Zack Greinke, who allowed two runs while striking out 11. That's 17 straight starts Grein...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  4. Bracket baseball-style: Creighton wins it all!

    David Schoenfield

    From the World Of I Can't Believe You Spent The Time Doing This, what would the NCAA tournament bracket look like if we picked the best major leaguer from each school? Well, something like this (* denotes Hall of Famer) ... REGION 1 Round of ...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  5. The best five-year pitching peaks

    David Schoenfield

    This is another follow-up to a debate that arose in a recent chat session: Which pitcher had the best five-year peak? With Sandy Koufax having spent time at Dodgers camp this spring it seems like a perfect time for a list, doesn't it? Well, I c...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  6. R.A. Dickey on one of great rolls of all time

    David Schoenfield

    In spring training of 2010, the Mets made their first cuts in mid-March. A 35-year-old pitcher who was trying to make the team as the last man out of the bullpen was one of those sent to minor league camp. Give up? Retire? Are you kidding? The pit...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  7. Best batter-pitcher matchups of all time

    David Schoenfield

    The other night I tweeted something like, "Would love to see Aroldis Chapman face 2001 Barry Bonds." On the Baseball Today podcast, we had a reader ask us about best pitcher-hitter matchups to watch for over the next few years. With that prompt, I...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  8. Reason No. 4,694 why we love baseball

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- I hopped in the cab this morning and immediately the driver started talking about Thursday night's game. He didn't even bother asking if I was a baseball fan. In St. Louis, they just assume you are. "That's the kind of game I like ...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  9. 100 reasons to be excited about playoffs

    David Schoenfield

    1. Justin Verlander. It seems this could be Verlander's year, much like 1988 belonged to Orel Hershiser or 1965 to Sandy Koufax or 2001 to Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson. Now, it doesn't always work out this way: Bob Gibson, with his 1.12 ERA, lost...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  10. MLB postseason -- 100 reasons to be excited!

    David Schoenfield

    1. Justin Verlander. It seems like this could be Verlander's year, much like 1988 belonged to Orel Hershiser or 1965 to Sandy Koufax or 2001 to Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson. Now, it doesn't always work out this way: Bob Gibson, with his 1.12 ERA,...

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  11. More on best pitching seasons since 1960

    David Schoenfield

    On Thursday, I wrote a post on my list of the 15-best pitching seasons since 1960, topped by Pedro Martinez's superlative 2000 campaign. I wanted to post this quick follow-up chart, which lists each pitcher's runs allowed per nine innings, innings...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  12. The best pitching seasons since 1960

    David Schoenfield

    Last week on his blog, Curt Schilling wrote an interesting post on what he called Pitcher Dominance Factor -- a way to evaluate the best starting pitchers. His formula basically rates a pitcher by comparing his ERA to the league average ERA for start...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  13. World Series: Best playoff pitchers of all time

    David Schoenfield

    Page 2 presents the best postseason pitchers of all time. Is Cliff Lee No. 1?

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2010
  14. Baseball-Reference.com's Oracle of Baseball toy lets you connect ...

    David Schoenfield

    One of the appealing aspects of baseball is its ties to the past. When we hear arguments like "Cliff Lee is one of the greatest postseason pitchers of all time," baseball fans can evoke images of Bob Gibson or Sandy Koufax. Baseball-Reference.com ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 22, 2010
  15. Zack Greinke and great pitching streaks and stretches

    David Schoenfield

    Zack Greinke's amazing start has us looking at other stretches of pitching dominance.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2009