A Baseball Weblog
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I'm not a huge fan of the Game Score statistic, but it does give a good idea of how well a pitcher pitched. Well, if I'm doing my arithmetic right, Brandon Morrow's game score this afternoon was 100, which is insanely rare. Like, insanely rare. There were only two 100+ game score performances in the 2000s, supplied by Curt Schilling in 2002 and Randy Johnson in 2004. Both had scores of 100. For what it's worth, Kerry Wood has the highest game score for a 9 inning game, set in May of 1998 with his one-hit, no walk, 20 strikeout shutout. The Baseball-Reference Play Index (to which I am not subscribed) says that there are only 8 other 9 inning, 100+ game score games in history. I can guarantee that before long, there'll be a post on the B-Ref blog with more information about the historical implications of Morrow's outing.