Good day for the starters — they earned eight of the nine available wins on Tuesday.
We have our first “amazing” start of the season, San Diego’s Clayton Richard, who held the Dodgers scoreless for eight inningts. There might be those who would argue that anything short of a complete game cannot be an amazing start. But there were only 83 complete games in baseball all of last season — one out of every 59 starts — and so we can’t wait for those.
Nobody really got robbed of a win Tuesday. The closest thing was the Angels’ Matt Shoemaker who pitched five so-so innings against Oakland, allowing two solo homers and that’s it. But nobody will weep for Shoemaker.
The running scoreboard:
Starters who pitch amazing: 1.
Starters who pitch well: 12.
Starters who pitch OK: 1
Starters who pitch kind of lousy: 2.
Relievers in the right place, right time: 5
Relievers who kind of stink: 2