Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Orange and Black battery

Harold Reynolds of the MLB Network has just given the battery of Bumgarner and Posey the credit for recognizing the edges of ump Mike Winters' strike zone in Game 4, saying that it reminded him of how Tom Glavine pitched. "You're going to give it to me, I'll take it," he said.

It's the youngest battery in a World Series since 1947, though the guys didn't say who. So I'm pretty sure it's the Dodgers battery of Ralph Branca, who was 21, and Bruce Edwards, who was 23.

David Pinto at Baseball Musings notes that it's the first time since 1966 that a team's been shut out twice in the World Series. The Orioles shut out the Dodgers three times in that one -- Hunter didn’t pitch that poorly, but the Giants hitters worked him hard, and Tommy left after four innings having thrown 83 pitchers. Meanwhile, Bumgarner stayed efficient, throwing 106 pitcher over eight innings giving up three hits and two walks as he struck out six.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out this great video of Aaron Rowand talking about his take on Livin' the Dream at the Big Series.

8:30 AM  
Blogger aquaken said...

Spec Shea and Yogi Berra, '47 Yankees.

Go Giants!

9:09 AM  

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