The FOX team just showed an on-screen graphic with the following:
(The Texas Rangers are) the first team to have five pitchers with 13 wins since the 1977 Yankees
And I hate myself for thinking it. Fought against it, paced around for a bit, tried to forget it. But, but ...
That's kind of cool.
Pitcher wins are mostly useless, sure. But at a very basic level, there's something to them. Maybe they're there or not there because of the strength of the pitcher's offense, or maybe there are other some other factors. But there's something there to unpack, and the fact that it hasn't been done for thirty years ... kind of cool.
And this is one of the reasons it was weird for the Rangers to have such trouble going deep into games this postseason. They averaged over six innings per start in the regular season.
On cue, Ron Washington ambled out to the mound in the bottom of the sixth to get C.J. Wilson. The streak of early exits continues. But it's been good luck for both teams so far this postseason. Why stop a good bad thing?