Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Pedro Astacio - Greatest Pitcher Ever

I attended the Nationals-Braves game on Tuesday night and witnessed the best pitching performance I can recall seeing in person. The amazing part about this is that Pedro Astacio was pitching. Astacio threw only 89 pitches in the complete game win giving up no runs, two hits, no walks and five strikeouts. This was Pedro Astacio, who many casual baseball fans have probably never heard of. For the non-casual baseball fans out there, do you realize (I did not) that Astacio has been in the majors since 1992 and has a career record of 127-121?

For those of you keeping track, I rank this game with one where Kip Wells took a no hitter into the 9th inning (2001?).

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