Re: In Defense Of Dan O'Brien
Only once all year has Lidle thrown back-to-back non-quality starts.
June 7th, and June 13th.
So, what does the guy do?
He follows that up with back-to-back quality starts June 18th, and June 24th,
throwing 15 innings giving up 15 hits, 4 earned runs, 2 walks, with 15 strikeouts.
He's on the verge of putting together a streak of 10 games with 8 quality starts among them. That could be right now.
He hasn't had 3 quality starts in a row all year. Let's see what he does on Tuesday against the Mets as he faces Glavine again.
His last start against the Mets was a day game. His next one will be a night game. This year:
Days 4-1, 3.43 ERA
Night 1-4, 7.33 ERA
Here's also four games where Lidle got a No Decision (all road games with three of them against our main rivals):
@CHI 4/17, 7IP, 2 Runs, 2 Earned Runs
@HOU 5/02, 7IP, 3 Runs, 3 Earned Runs
@FLA 6/02, 7IP, 1 Run, 1 Earned Run
@STL 6/18, 7IP, 2 Runs, 2 Earned Runs
He's proven time and again that he has no problem pitching well against good teams in big games.
Last edited by Eric_Davis; 06-25-2004 at 04:33 PM.