On this day in 1970, Jim Palmer pitched a complete game as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 9-1. Palmer gave up 6 hits while walking 2 and striking out 5. The Royals didn't touch Palmer for their lone run until the 8th inning when Amos Otis doubled with one out and Lou Piniella's two out single knocked him in; Palmer then surrendered a single to Bob Oliver before getting out of the inning.
Merv Rettenmund led the way for Baltimore with a 4 for 5, 4 runs scored, 1 RBI game. Elrod Hendricks went 3 for 4 with 1 run scored and 3 RBI and Davey Johnson went 3 for 5 with 1 run scored.
Here’s the problem ....The Bundy deal was a quantity deal. Mattson is likely a bullpen piece and of marginal value unless he becomes an elite closer. His K/BB rate is more than 4 to 1 and 1.25 Ks per IP. So I guess it’s possible.
Im not really impressed with Peek or Brynovich. I think they are more long shot types and Bradish walks 5 per 9 innings which he will have to figure out to reach his potential.
I would have preferred a 3 player deal with more quality. Maybe Kochanowitz, Bradish, and a lesser 3rd.
"What has happened so far" also includes everything we know about the team, the players, and their opponents for the last 5, 10, 15 years. The last week's game results are a tiny fraction of our body of knowledge.
Tangent... sometime in the 1880s the NL tried a scheme where players at different positions wore different brightly colored/striped/etc uniforms. It didn't last long before they realized that the guy standing near second base was probably the second baseman no matter what shirt he was wearing.