Baseball Toaster The Griddle
A place where a man can slow down to a walk and live his life full measure, but he has to keep his watch on Pacific Time.
Frozen Toast
Google Search
The Griddle

02  01 

12  11  10  09  08  07 
06  05  04  03  02  01 

12  11  10  09  08  07 
06  05  04  03  02  01 

12  11  10  09  08  07 
06  05  04  03  02  01 

12  10  07 
06  05  04  03 
Suggestions, comments, ring the catcher's interference alarm?

Email me at

The stuff I keep track of
Random Game Callbacks

Select a date:

Personal favorites that I wrote
One pitch is all we ask
2008-05-06 19:14
by Bob Timmermann

Kevin Gregg of the Marlins picked up a save tonight in Milwaukee making just one pitch. Scott Olsen went 8 2/3 innings, but left with the bases loaded and two outs after throwing 121 pitches.

Gregg threw one pitch to Bill Hall and got him to fly out to right to end the game and give the Marlins a 3-0 win.

Jon Rauch of Washington and Randy Flores of St. Louis also have one-pitch saves this season.

There have also been five one-pitch wins this season. In recent years, the one-pitch win has been slightly more common than its cousin the save, presumably because every game has a win and a loss and not every game has a save.

2008-05-06 19:36:49
1.   El Lay Dave
Perhaps also because most saves are of the one complete inning variety?
2008-05-06 19:41:35
2.   El Lay Dave
i.e., it's somewhat rarer for a ninth inning to deteriorate to a save situation and create the one-pitch opportunity.
2008-05-06 19:49:37
3.   StolenMonkey86
Has anyone ever gotten a 1-pitch win on a triple play? I remember in 06 Broxton had a 1-pitch win on a double play.
2008-05-06 20:36:06
4.   Bob Timmermann
2008-05-07 00:42:01
5.   robneyer
Bob, are you sure about that? According to my research -- granted, this was some years ago -- on July 27, 1930, Cincinnati's Ken Ash threw one pitch, got the triple play, and was credited with the win after the Reds took the lead in the bottom of the inning.

(details in The Baseball Book 1991)

2008-05-07 07:15:39
6.   Bob Timmermann
I had never come across that. The NY Times story doesn't say how many pitches Ash threw. Just that it was a 4-5-2-3-5 TP
2008-05-07 16:54:16
7.   ToyCannon
Neyer scoops the Timmermann. And that is why we pay for ESPN Insider and the Griddle is still free.

Comment status: comments have been closed. Baseball Toaster is now out of business.