Originally posted by It's FalseThe end of that game showed me just how much the Astros got screwed over by their move to the AL West. Those seats were filled with Rangers fans.
Sorry, but no matter if it's the NL or AL, Houston screwed Houston with it's terrible management, from the owner on down. No one's fault but their own.
As for Darvish's performance, it was incredible and I felt bad for him and the Rangers when that hit got through the infield. It was a great, dominating outing by Darvish. It's just that with the upswing in no-nos and perfect games the last couple of years, would he had gotten the attention and respect he deserves if he did get the perfecto done? I say he definitely should, but unfortunately there would be others trying to pooh-pooh it by saying it's being done more often recently and it was against the Astros. It's not fair to him, but it wouldn't surprise me.
You're right, I was backward on the Safeco split. My mistake. That's every bit as much a pitching stat as it is a fielding stat, and consider how much worse the Seattle pitching was in '04 compared to '03.