October 18, 2012
NLCS Game 3 Recap: Cardinals 3, Giants 1
Guess the MLB.com headline!
a. Carpenter's Handiwork Withstands Rain
All of these are have an equal amount of carpenter puns! (Answer at the bottom)
In August, Chris Young threw 5 2/3 innings for the Mets, allowed eight hits and four walks, and didn't allow a run. In September, Ricky Romero pitched six innings for the Blue Jays, allowed seven hits and walked five, and allowed one run. Throughout the rest of the year, 146 pitchers matched the first parts of those pitching lines—between five and six innings and exactly 12 baserunners allowed—but couldn't match the second part. They all allowed two runs or more.
On Wednesday, Lohse joined Young and Romero, going 5 2/3, walking five, allowing seven hits, but giving up just one run. He is also just the fourth starting pitcher to walk at least five Giants in a game this year; the other three lost. Lohse won.