Thursday, May 19, 2011

Line of the Day: May 18th, 2011

SP Jake Peavy of the Chicago White Sox pitched a three-hit, complete game shutout in a 1-0 duel with the Cleveland Indians' Justin Masterson. Peavy struck out eight and didn't walk a batter in just his second start of the season since returning from experimental right shoulder surgery. This was his ninth career complete games and fifth career shutout.

Line: 9 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K; W, QS, CG, SHO

My fantasy perspective: Peavy now has 12:0 K:BB ration in 15 innings in 2011 and is worth picking up if he was dumped to waivers earlier in the season. Any pitcher returning from surgery is a risk, so I wouldn't drop a pitcher of value right now to pick him up. In a very small sample size (two starts), Peavy has a 2.40 ERA, 0.67 WHIP and a .185 BAA. Here's to hoping he stays healthy and returns to his dominant ways.

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  1. I was very, very, very surprised the Ozzie left him in there for 110+ pitches. Good golly, the guy is just getting back from injury. Scary. Your take is right on.

  2. Yeah. You'd think getting 7 innings out of him would have been enough for a guy returning from what many thought could have been a career ending injury. Maybe that speaks more of Ozzie's lack of confidence in his bullpen and the desperation for a win at all costs.
    Hopefully that cost is not at the expense of Peavy. Time will tell.