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Wouldn’t be surprised to see McKenzie shut down at this point. These numbers are staggering.

It really makes you wonder if he's viable as a starter over a 162-game season. He looks like he needs to put on 30 pounds of solid muscle. His future may be in the bullpen.
 

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It really makes you wonder if he's viable as a starter over a 162-game season. He looks like he needs to put on 30 pounds of solid muscle. His future may be in the bullpen.
Stuff was never a question mark, it was his durability. He hasnt pitched much the last few seasons so we have to give him some benefit of the doubt, but honestly its not looking good
 

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Actually, the very thought that McKenzie could fit in and be a starter for this club after the Clevenger trade was ludicrous.
perhaps in a couple of years but certainly not now.
 
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On the telecast today they showed that Carrasco has moved into 4th place in franchise history in games with 10+ strikeouts with 26. Bob Feller is in second place with 51, but he had 484 starts compared to 193 for Cookie. I've always heard what a great strikeout pitcher Feller was and how hard he threw but he only averaged 6.1 K's per nine innings for his career. Cookie's average is 9.4 - over 50% higher.

Of course times are different in that batters are much more willing to strike out now than they were in the 30's, 40's, and 50's. But Feller got to face an opposing pitcher every three innings whereas Cookie has pitched 98% of his innings against a DH. I wonder how many of Feller's strikeouts came against the opposing pitcher.

OTOH, Cookie has relief pitchers so he does not have to pace himself for nine innings. The year Feller had 348 K's he started 42 games with 36 complete games; Cookie has 11 complete games for his entire career. Feller also relieved in six more games that year. Unbelievable. He went 26-15 with 10 shutouts throwing 371 innings.
 

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On the telecast today they showed that Carrasco has moved into 4th place in franchise history in games with 10+ strikeouts with 26. Bob Feller is in second place with 51, but he had 484 starts compared to 193 for Cookie. I've always heard what a great strikeout pitcher Feller was and how hard he threw but he only averaged 6.1 K's per nine innings for his career. Cookie's average is 9.4 - over 50% higher.

Of course times are different in that batters are much more willing to strike out now than they were in the 30's, 40's, and 50's. But Feller got to face an opposing pitcher every three innings whereas Cookie has pitched 98% of his innings against a DH. I wonder how many of Feller's strikeouts came against the opposing pitcher.

OTOH, Cookie has relief pitchers so he does not have to pace himself for nine innings. The year Feller had 348 K's he started 42 games with 36 complete games; Cookie has 11 complete games for his entire career. Feller also relieved in six more games that year. Unbelievable. He went 26-15 with 10 shutouts throwing 371 innings.
Perhaps Bob would've had better stats if he didn't enlist in the Navy on the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. But, kuddos to Cookie who has had his own battles to fight.
 
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On the telecast today they showed that Carrasco has moved into 4th place in franchise history in games with 10+ strikeouts with 26. Bob Feller is in second place with 51, but he had 484 starts compared to 193 for Cookie. I've always heard what a great strikeout pitcher Feller was and how hard he threw but he only averaged 6.1 K's per nine innings for his career. Cookie's average is 9.4 - over 50% higher.

Of course times are different in that batters are much more willing to strike out now than they were in the 30's, 40's, and 50's. But Feller got to face an opposing pitcher every three innings whereas Cookie has pitched 98% of his innings against a DH. I wonder how many of Feller's strikeouts came against the opposing pitcher.

OTOH, Cookie has relief pitchers so he does not have to pace himself for nine innings. The year Feller had 348 K's he started 42 games with 36 complete games; Cookie has 11 complete games for his entire career. Feller also relieved in six more games that year. Unbelievable. He went 26-15 with 10 shutouts throwing 371 innings.
Very different type of baseball in his time, Feller led the league in K/9 5 times; 7.8, 7.5, 7.3, 6.8 and 5.9. The first three he lead the entire majors.

The total K's come from the number of games they started back then, and number of innings they racked up.

Back then they wanted outs, and they wanted outs as fast as possible. K's are not the way to do that.
 
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Very different type of baseball in his time, Feller led the league in K/9 5 times; 7.8, 7.5, 7.3, 6.8 and 5.9. The first three he lead the entire majors.

The total K's come from the number of games they started back then, and number of innings they racked up.

Back then they wanted outs, and they wanted outs as fast as possible. K's are not the way to do that.
Yeah, when you expect to pitch nine innings every game you're not going for strikeouts. Also, I think it was harder to strike out hitters in those days because a lot of them were not as large as today's players and didn't have home run power so they tried to make contact and find holes.
 
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