Re: Tim Wakefield is now 9 wins away.
posted at 6/24/2011 3:49 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Tim Wakefield is now 9 wins away.
[QUOTE]harness true that the stat CG
means little... but tell me Wake would not be sitting back and enjoying his win that much more with one under his belt... it still feels good.
Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]
I really don't think it means that much to him at this point.
He understands how the game has evolved. But I do
think he'd love to get it in the game that breaks the record for him - or perhaps his 200th win.
I can see it being icing on the cake when it comes to milestones
With him, it would symbolize his ability to last so long when others dropped by then wayside.
Halladay wears it like a badge of honor, not just because he's a throw-back type of pitcher, but because he is pitch efficient
enough to be allowed to be put in such a position. That's
the part of today's game that is lacking.
The reason CG's are old relics is because of the attention to strikeouts.
Pitching to contact results in fewer pitches thrown.
Managers would have no qualms with CG's if pitch counts stayed manageable.
And in this day and age, getting outs while throwing the fewest pitches possible saves BP arms and allows games to flow quicker.
is lost to the glamour of swinging for fences and getting K's.
Halladay isn't among the leaders in SO's every year, but he's certainly no less a pitcher as a result, and most definitely helps the pen stay stronger.