The 2006 GLAV Stats for Starters
UPDATE: The 2006 Race for the Amazine Virtual Hall of Fame for Starting Pitchers
Right now it doesn’t look too good for any of our current crop of starters, as far as making into the Amazine Hall of Fame. To do so they would have to break the 100 GLAVine point barrier, and none are close except Santana. If Santana pitches another 33 consecutive scoreless innings this year (with two weeks left-that’s four 8-inning shutouts plus one inning, or three 11 inning shutouts so don’t tell me its not possible) he would break 100 GLAVine points. The problem is no one in Minnesota ever heard of GLAVine points, and so he’s sitting there in the dugout NOT EVEN KNOWING how close he is to getting into the AMAZINE Hall of Fame!!!! It’s so sad!
Tom Bussler, if you’re out there, tell your friends in the Twinkie’s Organization to go to a three man starting rotation, so Santana will have a shot at 100 points. With Liriano out, they may have to!
Remember that Walter Johnson hit double GLAVs (over 200 points) 5 times! Here’s the breakdown as of Thursday morning, September 14th, 2006.
1. J. Santana Minn 212.2 innings 65 earned runs 76.9 GLAVine points
2. Chris Carpenter St. Louis 199.2 innings 63 earned runs 69.8 GLAVine points
3. Brendon Webb Ariz 207.0 innings 69 earned runs 69.0 Glavine points
4. Roy Oswalt Houston 200 innings 68 earned runs 65.2 GLAVine points
5. Bronson Arroyo Cin 213.1 innings 78 earned runs 64.4 GLAVing points
6. Halladay Tor 207.2 innnings 74 earned runs 64.4 GLAVine points
7. Jason Schmidt 195.2 innings 75 earned runs 56.4 GLAVine points
8. F. Liriano MN (final due to injury) 121 inn 29 ER 55.9 GLAVine points (a 4.17 IPR!)
9. C. Zambrano Chi C 193 innings pitched 75 earned runs 55 GLAVine points
10. B. Zito Oakland As 200.1 innings 86 earned runs 51.7 GLAVine points
11. M. Mussina NYY 180.2 innings 72 earned runs 50 GLAVine points
12. J. Weaver LA Angels 101.2 innings 26 earned runs 43.6 GLAVine points
I guess they don’t make em like they used to, which has something to do with pitch counting. Did anyone count Walter Johnson’s pitches? Like **** they did! He was expected to pitch til he was bleeding, but maybe baseball players have more normal lives now and that’s a good thing. It is sad that Liriano is injured, because he had one of the best IPRs (innings per earned run scored) in baseball! 4.17! That’s Cy Young territory. At least now he can’t blow that average!