Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
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Sunday, May 15, 2011
Someone named Josh Collmenter was awesome yesterday
In Los Angeles, they weren't showing the Red Sox-Yankee game on Fox. Instead they showed the always fascinating Dodgers and Diamondbacks match up.
Nothing like watching 2 sub .500 teams duke it out in a half empty Dodger Stadium. It turned out to be a great game. The Diamondbacks won 1-0 despite the fact that Chad Billingsley and the Dodger staff held Arizona to a single hit.
But the story was Josh Collmenter. I never heard of him before. Unless you are a Diamonback fan or a member of the Collmenter family, I am guessing YOU have never heard of him either.
He had made 7 relief appearances in 14 innings pitched prior to yesterday. Then took the mound and threw 6 innings of 2 hit ball where the Dodgers never seemed to have a chance.
He only threw 71 pitches in those 6 innings and probably could have gone 10 innings if need be.
Not bad for a 15th round pick. I know most of the blog world (and this one as well) will be writing about Jorge Posada. But let's salute someone who actually showed up to play!