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cincrazy
08-17-2007, 08:55 PM
Through 5 innings tonight, Brandon Webb has thrown shutout baseball vs. the Braves, to extend his scoreless innings streak to 38 innings. That is absolutely mind-boggling. Initially, I didn't think this guy had a shot at Orel's record. But who knows...

NJReds
08-17-2007, 09:47 PM
Through 5 innings tonight, Brandon Webb has thrown shutout baseball vs. the Braves, to extend his scoreless innings streak to 38 innings. That is absolutely mind-boggling. Initially, I didn't think this guy had a shot at Orel's record. But who knows...

He's thrown 8 scoreless now. Up to 41 innings.

cincrazy
08-17-2007, 09:51 PM
He's making this look like a video game. Actually, I don't even know if I could do this on a video game on beginner.

NJReds
08-17-2007, 09:56 PM
Complete game shutout for Webb. 42 scoreless innings. Wow.

Matt700wlw
08-17-2007, 10:51 PM
I proposed a Dunn for Webb trade a couple years ago.

I was mocked, ridiculed, and laughed at. :cool:

NJReds
08-17-2007, 11:06 PM
I was mocked, ridiculed, and laughed at. :cool:

That's a normal day here. I don't think your trade proposal had anything to do with it...;)

Matt700wlw
08-17-2007, 11:08 PM
That's a normal day here. I don't think your trade proposal had anything to do with it...;)

Good point. :D

KronoRed
08-17-2007, 11:21 PM
If we had Webb he'd have torn his shoulder in 3 places.

Call it Reds luck.

fearofpopvol1
08-17-2007, 11:45 PM
Through 5 innings tonight, Brandon Webb has thrown shutout baseball vs. the Braves, to extend his scoreless innings streak to 38 innings. That is absolutely mind-boggling. Initially, I didn't think this guy had a shot at Orel's record. But who knows...

What is Orel's record?

Patrick Bateman
08-17-2007, 11:50 PM
I proposed a Dunn for Webb trade a couple years ago.

I was mocked, ridiculed, and laughed at. :cool:


Probably because Arizona would have never ever done that trade.

Spitball
08-17-2007, 11:58 PM
What is Orel's record?

I believe his record is 59 consecutive scoreless innings.

SteelSD
08-18-2007, 12:24 AM
Brandon Webb is simply fantastic. Per THT, he's owns the fourth highest Ground Ball rate in the game (60.2%) and he's the only pitcher with a GB rate over 45% with a K/G rate over 8.0 (7.90 K/9 IP). The next closest comp with a K/G rate over 8.0 is Jake Peavy at 10.1 K/G (9.48 K/9) and a GB rate of 44.8%. The fact that Webb produces these kind of numbers while pitching half his games in a major offensive ballpark only highlights how good he actually is.

Peavy is likely the frontrunner for the NL Cy Young, but Webb is a true historical gem playing in a much tougher park. But that being said, these are fantastic times when we can very easily watch both Webb and Peavy dominate on a consistent basis.

cincrazy
08-18-2007, 12:42 AM
The next two teams he's scheduled to face are the Brewers and the Padres. I don't know if he could handpick it any better than that, to be honest.

traderumor
08-18-2007, 05:50 AM
Since this thread is on the Diamondbacks, I'm sure this is noted somewhere around here, but I just noticed today that they have the best record in the NL at 70-53 with a large deficit in runs scored/runs against. They have to be going for the "luckiest" ever record.

HumnHilghtFreel
08-18-2007, 07:29 AM
The scary thing is, this is the time of the year when sinkerballing pitchers supposedly get better stuff as they begin to tire.

RedsBaron
08-18-2007, 07:41 AM
I proposed a Dunn for Webb trade a couple years ago.

I was mocked, ridiculed, and laughed at. :cool:

Fair enough. A few years ago a number of posters advocated trading Dunn for Mark Prior, but that proposed trade was usually shot down by others insisting that the Cubs would never do that deal. For some reason, I have not heard that trade proposed as often recently, although I'm sure Marty Brennanman would support it.
What Webb is doing, given present playing conditions, may be more impressive than what Hershiser did, or what Drysdale did, since the latter two pitched in more pitching friendly eras.

KronoRed
08-18-2007, 01:39 PM
Probably because Arizona would have never ever done that trade.

Nah, other teams always want to give up their great players for our good ones :D

westofyou
08-19-2007, 02:03 PM
Brandon Webb leads MLB in shutouts with 3, the #2 guy is Jeff Weaver with 2, Weaver also has a 5.51 era.

Baseball is a funny game.