Baseball is insane in Orioles Talk Posted 4 hours ago 16 minutes ago, SteveA said: Part of it is because back in those days you almost always stayed in the game if you were pitching a shutout. So to pitch 3 straight games of at least 6 innings without allowing a run, you practically had to pitch 3 straight CG shutouts. A line of 6 innings 0 runs was a rarity, certainly in the 70s and earlier, and to some extent the 80s. Yes, that is what Palmer did. On either side of it, he allowed 1 run in 7+ innings, and threw in one more shutout after that. It was in the midst of an 8 game stretch in which he threw 67.1 innings to an ERA of 0.40, going 7-0 while the team won all 8 games. Yeah, we used to have a pitcher like that.