The lousy, yet dominant night of Cleveland's Danny Salazar
Indians right-hander Danny Salazar had a most unusual start against the White Sox on Thursday.
On Thursday night against the White Sox, 24-year-old Indians right-hander Danny Salazar gave up five earned -- including a pair of homers -- and lasted just 3 2/3 innings.
As it turns out, each of the preceding sentences is true. Here, look at Salazar's line for the game in question ...
To repeat the earlier descriptive: lousy yet dominant. After all, "lousy" is an accurate way to describe an outing in which the hurler in question posts an ERA of 12.26 for the game, just as "dominant" is a way to describe an outing in which the hurler in question gets to double figures in strikeouts in less that four innings.
A couple of related oddities ...
If my Play Index skills are correct, Danny Salazar is 1st guy ever with < 4 IP, > 10 K in a start. http://t.co/L5TeJBvW8U— David Cameron (@DCameronFG) April 11, 2014
Danny Salazar: 3 ? IP, 10 K. The last time someone even had 9 K without finishing four innings was, well, also Danny Salazar— Matt Sussman (@suss2hyphens) April 11, 2014
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