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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Morrow's one-hitter

Brandon Morrow just missed no-hitting the Rays earlier this afternoon. After retiring 26 of the first 29 men he faced (two walks and an error behind him), he allowed an infield single (deflecting off the glove of Aaron Hill) to Evan Longoria with 2 outs in the 9th. Morrow struck out a ridiculous 17 batters, and got 20 swings and misses along the way. Against 72 swings, that's a .227 whiff rate, which is spectacular (but isn't far off from Morrow's average this year. That says something about his strikeout ability.). Walks have been a problem for Morrow, but he only allowed two free passes to the Rays. Factor in the complete game, one-hit shutout, and you get a Game Score of 100, which is the best in the majors for 2010. Congratulations to Mr. Morrow.

Gameday PITCHf/x data is from MLBAM.

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