Quick Hitter on Game Scores

With Michael Wacha winning last night, 1-0, after tossing 6 scoreless innings, I was reminded of a post I hadn’t finished after his start in New York. So quickly:

  • Wacha’s complete game shut out of the Mets on 7/18 posted a Game Score of 95.  For the purposes of this short post, Game Score was not calculated using Bill James’ original formula, but with the updated version rolled out by Fangraphs in 2016.
  • That score was the second best one by a Cardinal pitcher in 2017, and is one of three this year to have a game score of 90+.  Carlos Martinez has the other two – a 96 for his 11 strikeout gem against Philadelphia on June 10, and a 94 for his 2-hit shut out of the Giants on May 20.

One would be remiss for to acknowledging the huge role Trevor Rosenthal played in preserving last night’s win, cleaning up Brett Cecil’s mess.

Something to take your mind off the Matheny/Molina FLAPEX….

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