Monday, September 15th, 2008

Which Was More Dominant?

Last night, Carlos Zambrano threw the first no-hitter for the Chicago Cubs since 1972. Earlier this season, I wrote a blog that looked back at Kerry Wood's 20 strikeout performance from 10 years ago. Oddly enough, both of those pitching performances came against the Houston Astros. Kerry Wood's game happened at Wrigley Field. Zambrano's happened in Milwaukee's Miller Park.

Here's my question. Which performance was more dominant?

Even though I am still in awe of Carlos' gem, I think Kerry Wood pitched a more dominant game. Sure, he gave up one hit. Big Z gave up none. The only hit Wood surrendered was a dribbler to third baseman Kevin Orie. I'm still convinced that should have been ruled an error. The 1998 Astros had no clue what Wood was going to throw. For nine rainy innings, they could not touch him. With Zambrano, the Astros made contact.

What do you think?

Big Z has come close to the nono several times. The fact that he just got back from the sore shoulder and kept his cool facing the surging Astros a team stacked with talent (and should be better then they've been this year). A team that spanked us at home just a week ago. Did Woody face a good team that one day?
Brian Osborne   Monday, September 15, 2008
The 1998 Astros would go on to win the National League Central Division that year with a record of 102-60. They had players like Biggio, Bagwell, Bell, and Alou. The Astros this year are really making a last minute surge, but only because the Brewers have faltered.
Bill Pearch   Tuesday, September 16, 2008
It is a good thing that Bill has the "Cubbies" to pull for because the Bears are a long way from a Super Bowl any time soon.
BeanCounter37   Thursday, September 18, 2008
I know the Bears aren't too good this season, but they are 1-1 right now. They could have easily been 0-2.
Bill Pearch   Thursday, September 18, 2008
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