d18Mike wrote:I didn't go into quite how bad it was last year -- I think there were 15 starts altogether where he got 3 or less runs to work with. It truly was/is past being a law of average issue. I truly believe they must approach the games differently. I've certainly never seen anything like it. Amazing.
Yeah, I wonder if maybe his teammates don't want to screw up when the living legend is on the mound, so they get nervous, or they think they won't need a lot of runs that day.
Also, I suppose opposing pitchers are probably pumped up to face him, and know they need to bring their 'A' game.
Whatever the reason, it's quite bizarre.