From 3/23 to 3/30, only four states didn’t triple their reported cases: Washington, Arkansas, Maine, and Nebraska.
Twelve states had a 400% or more increase in reported cases.
There were 2021 deaths reported last week compared to 492 total previous deaths.
Hawaii and South Dakota are the only states that haven’t reported a COVID-19 death.
Jim would probably tell you why he walked each one...strategically.
Maybe if they all swung at pitches in 1969 like Sammy Sosa did in 2007, Palmer would have struck out a lot more too. The game was obviously different. That in 2097 was Bedard’s only complete game and only shutout...Palmer had 6 shutouts and 11 complete games that year of 1969.
Just different ...and, in my view, of both performers, Jim’s was the better.
A no hitter is a unique pitching performance, I have been going to games for over 50 years and have not seen one. 2 hitters are a dime a dozen and I have seen a bunch, and strikeouts are interesting (though not democratic, as Crash Davis would say) but that doesn’t by itself give Bedard the alltime greatest Oriole pitching performance to me.
So you are discounting SIX walks just because he didn't allow any hits? Almost twice as many strikeouts? Maybe if Bedard had the same caliber of defense behind him that Palmer he he wouldn't have allowed any hits?