Odd Pitching Lines from Two Former Cy Young Award Winners

Tim Lincecum and the Giants beat the Dodgers last night, 5-3.

Lincecum allowed no earned runs in his five inning appearance, but that hardly tells the story.

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO ERA BF Pit Str
Tim Lincecum, W (1-0) 5 3 2 0 7 4 0.00 26 91 46
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Yes, you are reading that correctly, Lincecum walked seven in five innings and got the win last night.

Nine to Know:

Here are the last nine starters who went five innings, walked at least seven and got the win.

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str
1 Tim Lincecum 2013-04-03 SFG LAD W 5-3 3 2 0 7 4 0 91 46
2 Tommy Hanson 2012-07-25 ATL MIA W 7-1 3 1 1 7 7 0 108 56
3 Joba Chamberlain 2009-08-06 NYY BOS W 13-6 6 4 4 7 5 2 108 62
4 Oliver Perez 2009-07-08 NYM LAD W 5-4 4 2 2 7 2 0 108 55
5 Homer Bailey 2009-06-27 CIN CLE W 7-3 3 3 3 7 2 0 106 54
6 Gavin Floyd 2009-04-13 CHW DET W 10-6 5 6 6 7 2 1 98 49
7 Daisuke Matsuzaka 2008-05-05 BOS DET W 6-3 2 1 1 8 1 0 109 60
8 Ben Sheets 2008-04-29 MIL CHC W 10-7 3 4 3 7 2 1 108 60
9 Victor Zambrano 2004-04-06 TBD NYY W 9-4 2 4 4 7 5 2 90 39
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Here are the only four starters who went five innings, walked seven, allowed no earned runs, and got the win

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO Pit Str
1 Tim Lincecum 2013-04-03 SFG LAD W 5-3 GS-5 ,W 5.0 3 2 0 7 4 91 46
2 Rick Ankiel 2000-04-20 STL SDP W 14-1 GS-5 ,W 5.0 2 0 0 7 4 110 59
3 Ben Rivera 1993-05-17 PHI FLA W 10-3 GS-5 ,W 5.0 5 1 0 7 1 96 48
4 Blue Moon Odom 1976-07-28 CHW OAK W 2-1 GS-6 ,W 5.0 0 1 0 9 3
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The Braves beat up the Phillies yesterday, 9-2.

It was former CYA winner Roy Halladay, who struggled with a sore shoulder last season, had a rough spring training, and was smacked by Atlanta.

However, take a look at his line score:

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str
Roy Halladay, L (0-1) 3.1 6 5 5 3 9 2 13.50 19 95 55
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Yes, Doc allowed five runs, but he struck out nine in 3.1 IP. Halladay is the only starter since 1916 to strike out nine while lasting just 3.1 innings.

Halladay’s sad spring

Year GS W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
2013 6 2 1 .667 6.06 16.1 21 11 11 3 9 16 1.837
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These three starters pitched 3.2 innings and recorded nine whiffs.

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str
1 Danny Duffy 2011-06-19 KCR STL L 4-5 GS-4 3.2 6 2 2 1 9 0 90 56
2 David Cone 1990-04-25 NYM ATL W 8-5 GS-4 3.2 8 5 5 3 9 1 105 65
3 Jim Beattie 1982-08-09 SEA OAK L 4-9 GS-4 ,L 3.2 7 6 6 3 9 2
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