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Q: What was Cy Young’s real name?

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  1. Nick Kapur says:

    Oh I know this one cold: Denton True Young

  2. Coley Ward says:

    That’s right!

  3. Sarah Green says:

    Pap’s actually been quite good with the inherited runners. As of tonight, he’s been left with 19 and 3 of those have scored. When you wrote that post, I believe it was 17 and 1. The Sox have had a ton of close games this year—Jonathan has allowed 6 runs in 60 innings of work, but has 5 blown saves on the season. He’s just coming into a lot of one-run situations.

  4. Coley Ward says:

    I hear what you’re saying, Sarah. But, of course, it doesn’t matter how many runs he’s allowed. All that matters is how many games the Red Sox win. When Mitch “Wild Thing” Williams used to close for the Phillies, he would come in and walk the bases loaded. It was infuriating. But he’s always wiggle out trouble. And he’s always get the save. So at the end of the day, do you want the closer with the tiny ERA who leads the league in blown saves, or the closer with the huge ERA and terrible whip who always does just enough to get the save?

    Of course, nobody wants Mitch Williams. But would the Sox rather have Joe Nathan or Billy Wagner? I’m not sure, but I suspect we’ll know the answer after we get to see Papelbon pitch in the heart of a penant race.

  5. Sarah Green says:

    Uh, dude? I was just answering the question you posed. About how his stats could be reconciled. Obviously we’re not happy with blown saves, whether he’s giving up three runs or just one.

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