Interesting. I love hearing about such things.
2-5s aren't the least bit worthless, of course. Some of the wilder and more interesting games I've ever had involved 2-5s. I once had Tommy Thomas of the 1934 Washington Senators take a no-hitter into the 8th against the St Louis Browns (I was playing the 1934 season at the time). For the record, he ended up losing the game 3-1.
You just never know what the great FAC gods have in store for you :^)
--- On Thu, 7/1/10, Bongo <bongoplyr@...> wrote:
From: Bongo <bongoplyr@...>
Subject: 2-5's not worthless after all
Received: Thursday, July 1, 2010, 11:52 AM
Stage III of my Great Teams League using Statis Pro; 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers at home against the 1988 Oakland A's. Forced to make his first start, 2-5 Steve Ontiveros (1-0) held the Dodgers (9-19) scoreless until two were out in the 9th when Gil Hodges spoiled his shutout with a homerun (4th). The A's (12-16) pounded Johnny Podres (0-1) and three relievers 11-1. Neither team will advance out of this 56 game segment because of weak starting pitching, but it was definitely a blast to watch Ontiveros' gem unfold.
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