In his major league debut, Jake Peavy of the Padres pitched six innings, allowed 3 hits and one run, but that wasn't enough to win the game. Ted Lilly of the Yankees pitched a complete game shutout, also allowing 3 hits, but struck out 11 batters. The only run of the game came in the first inning of experience for Peavy, when Jason Giambi hit an RBI double. The rest of the game consisted of a combined 4 hits.
The Dodgers Odalis Perez became the first pitcher to hit a homerun in a 1-0 game since 1984. He hit a homerun off of Arizona's Rick Helling in the 5th inning, and tossed 8 innings of shutout ball and won because of his own offense. Eric Gagne preserved the win for this so called offensive pitcher.
Derek Lowe's no hitter
He did it against the D-Rays, but that's besides the point.
Derek Lowe is one of the best pitchers. But when he winds up, his arm reminds me of a cannon, getting ready to shoot out a cannon ball.
3 Texas pitchers, Aaron Myette, Scott Van Poppel and Joaquin Benoit (pronounced Ha-kim Ben-wa), combined for an "almost no hitter" in Baltimore. After 8 innings of no hits by the orioles, their offense conviently started when Jerry Hairston hit a triple in the ninth inning, followed by an RBI groundout by Chris Richard.
Amazingly, to start the game, Aaron Myette was ejected after throwing 2 pitches behins the leadoff man, Melvin Mora. However, the hits for the O's did not come until the 9th.
The Cubs had a 10 run inning against the Brewers in Milwaukee, capped off by 2 homeruns by Mark Bellhorn. It was the first time two homeruns were hit by an NL player from both sides of the plate in one inning. The only other player to do it was Carlos Baerga of the Indians.
Right handed Phillies pitcher Robert Person belted a grand slam off of Montreal's Bruce Chen after an intentional walk to catcher Todd Pratt. Talk about making history- in his third at bat of the game he belted a three run homer that probably went even further than the first one.
Pedro Martinez pitched 35 innings without allowing a single earned run, and had the streak snapped when Minnesota's Joe Mays outdeuled him. The Twins got to him You see, the offense did not get started by the Red Sox, therefore the Twins ignited their powerful offense. But Pedro is an extreme Cy Young impersinator who has so many effective pitches that aren't recognized by people outside of Boston. So don't be suprised if you find his name in the hall of fame books.
John Lackey of the Angels won Game 7 of the WS as he allowed only 1 run by the Giants. The rookie who was brought up from class AAA pitched superbly, and manager Mike Scoscia said his perfromance was unbelievable, just like David Eckstein in the on deck circle.