GiantsFan14 wrote:J35J wrote:GiantsFan14 wrote:
pretty sure i could strike out 11 astros.
He's the only one to do it this month...it's easy to throw jabs at the Stros, they're awful...but don't act like putting up that line is an easy thing to do. Not to mention he had only 87 pitches thrown so he still likely had another inning or two in him if it really mattered.
it's silly to point out a single data point against a terrible team to try to prove a point instead of the last 300 or so innings he's pitched. I don't even necessarily agree that his K rate won't increase, but I'll take jabs at that any day.
It's funny you say "the last 300 or so innings he's pitched." The last 300 or so innings he has pitched have been nothing but stellar. Around a 2.80 ERA and around a 1.10 WHIP. Tonight's start was just another dollop of icing on the cake.
It's not silly to point something like this out. When Verlander strikes out 10 against the Mariners, my reaction is always: "wow, Verlander's done it again." Not: "well whatever it was against the Mariners so it doesn't count."
This thread has been based on arguing whether or not Zimmermann will hit inevitable regression, so to point out one of his best, if not his BEST start of the year, is hardly silly.
Shall i apply your very principles to the perfect game that one, Matt Cain threw against the ASTROS, Mr. Giants Fan, hmm?