Remember your favorite pitching duel? Maybe it’s on this list. That’s a list of regular-season games since 1940 in which the starting pitcher for both teams posted a game score of at least 80. What does an 80 game score look like? Take this game from May 23 last season between the Cardinals Cheap Blackhawks Jerseys and Dodgers. Kershaw went nine frames, and also allowed one run and struck out 10. That’s a legit pitcher’s duel, though the game went to extra innings and neither starter ended up with a decision.
The benefit of all this to the health of starting pitchers is unclear. Last season, there were just seven pitchers aged 35 or older to throw at least 100 innings. That’s the fewest since 1995, which was a truncated season. Raise the threshold to 150 and there were just two — R.A. Dickey and John Lackey. Both are out of the league this year. So, if the trends of recent decades are paying off in terms of longer careers for starters, it’s not immediately clear. In 2007, there were 14 starters aged 35 or older to log at least 150 innings.
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