Complete games, shutouts nearly extinct in today’s baseball

Sports 03/27/19, 12:20

The complete game is nearly completely gone from baseball. Shutouts are vanishing, too.The numbers are striking.Go back to 1978, and there were more than 1,000 complete games in the majors. Move to 2003, and the total was about 200. In 2018, though, there were only 42 — the lowest total ...

Former ace, longtime pitching coach Stottlemyre dies at 77

Baseball 01/14/19, 16:15

Mel Stottlemyre, the former ace who later won five World Series rings as the longtime pitching coach for both the New York Yankees and Mets, has died. He was 77.The Yankees said Stottlemyre died Sunday. He had been living in the Seattle area and had multiple myeloma for nearly 20 ...

Aces out: Sale, Kershaw chased early in Series opener

Baseball 10/24/18, 00:35

Aces were out early in the World Series, where four-plus innings have become a standard night.The outings of the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw and Boston's Chris Sale turned into short stories. Each failed to get an out in the fifth inning Tuesday night, just the fourth time both starting pitchers were ...

Helping Cy shot, deGrom drops ERA to 1.77; Mets top Nats 4-2

Football 09/21/18, 22:14

Jacob deGrom turned in a record 23rd consecutive quality start, lowered his ERA to 1.77 and boosted his record to .500 as he bids to earn the NL Cy Young Award, allowing one run in seven innings to help the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 4-2 Friday night.Throwing ...

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