Quick Hits: Wheeler, Doumit, Relegation

The legendary Cy Young threw a perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics on this date in 1904.  The perfecto was one of three no-hitters thrown by Young in his career, and it accounted for nine of Young's record 24 consecutive hitless innings.

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6 Comments on "Quick Hits: Wheeler, Doumit, Relegation"

4 years 3 months ago

For Heilman that wall is called “Aaron Heilman”.

Jim McGrath
4 years 3 months ago

Even up trade Ryan Doumit for Salty–today.
The sellout crowds are too much for him and that may be just what the doctor ordered for Doumit. I have never seen Doumit play but I think he would be welcome in Beantown.

4 years 3 months ago

we don’t want your crappy catcher

Jim McGrath
4 years 3 months ago

We’ll wait until Doumit is DFA’d and get him for nothing–I was trying to be nice and give you something in return in addition to saving the Pirates the $4 M. that’s left on RD’s contract.

4 years 3 months ago

Relegation would really do fans of 29 teams a favor.

It would get rid of the Mets. [rimshot]

4 years 3 months ago

the problem with wheeler isn’t workload-related imo. it’s a regular bad streak exacerbated by his manager refusing to play to his strengths

the last two successful seasons in tampa wheeler enjoyed a platoon advantage 75% of the time he pitched – meaning he pitched almost exclusively to right-handers, who he does very well against

this season, he has had a platoon advantage about half the time (57%) he’s pitched – meaning he’s pitched a lot to left-handers, who crush him

technically it’s his fault that he’s not good against lefties i guess. but practically speaking, this was common knowledge when the red sox signed him. he was a known commodity just like a LOOGY is. he shouldn’t be expected to get lefties out and shouldn’t be pitched against them as often as he has this year

all told, francona has started this season almost as slowly at managing as wheeler & crawford
have at pitching and hitting