Tommy Lasorda recalls the time he struck out 25 while allowing 23 baserunners in a 15-inning game — with documentation! Lasorda also drove in the game-winning run (link from May via Baseball Think Factory).
The headline for the post is, “If you believe in pitch counts, read this.” I wonder, though, if Lasorda might have had a better major-league career if he hadn’t pitched a game like this.
Or not. In the minors, Lasorda walked 1,158 and struck out 864.
- You think you had it rough? Hiroki Kuroda had it rough. This profile by David Waldstein of the New York Times is something.
- Addressing increasing trade rumors about top Dodger pitching prospect Zach Lee, Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness brings the rationality.
- Luke Scott of Baltimore is channeling Eugenio Velez with an 0-for-39 slump, notes David Brown of Big League Stew.
- For an overseas perspective on the MLB All-Star Game, read Nat Coombs’ piece for ESPN America.
- This piece by David Goldman for CNNMoney sums up all the reasons why wireless service is lacking at sporting events.
- I wish teams would stop releasing Jamie Moyer.