The Legends' batters last night had a decent night (for them). Only one home run and no steals, but a .326 average with 7 runs and 7 rbi's. But the pitchers had the kind of night you dream about. The Legends, of the Colonial NL-only league, had 5 starters slated to pitch last night. Bronson Arroyo, Joe Blanton, Dan Haren, and Derek Lowe, plus Jonathan Sanchez, who is on reserve right now. (A couple of nights ago in the bgal, the Blue Sox had CC, Beckett, and Lackey all throwing, which translated into 2 wins. All three throw again tomorrow.)
As I'm sure most of you know (or saw), Arroyo pitched a shut out against the Mets for a much needed win (and a much needed boost to his trade value). But Haren also pitched a shut out, and Blanton and Lowe went 7.1 and 6.0, respectively, each giving up one earned and getting the victory. So that's 4 starters, 31.1 innings, 4 wins, and 26 k's. Good enough to move me from 8th to 4th in one night. All three of my reserve pitchers pitched last night, as well, led by a shutout by Sanchez. Ramon Troncoso also got a win in relief for the Dodgers. Leo Nunez pitched an inning, giving up a run.
All told, the Legends staff went 43.0 innings, giving up 3 earned (a 0.63 era), striking out 40, and recording 6 wins.
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