O's, Chisox, Opening Day

O's, Chisox, Opening Day

Post by Ken Winkl » Thu, 11 Apr 1991 01:57:16


After watching the O's get their clocks cleaned by the ChiSox yesterday,
I would like to know who this Jack McDowell guy is.  I remember him, but
I never thought he was that good.  Anyone have his numbers?  He looked
unhittable.  

Glenn Davis smoked the ball every time up, and was one of the few Oriole
bright spots in a 9-1 loss.  Mike Flanagan was another, pitching one
perfect inning, and getting an overdue standing ovation from the Baltimore
crowd.

Jeff Ballard was not nearly as bad as the box score would suggest.

President Bush has attended the last two or three Opening Day O's games,
and all have been Oriole victories.  With George in Arlington Texas last
night to see Nolan Ryan, we in Baltimore got Dan Quayle.  The final
score says it all.  Dan will not be invited back next year, if I have
anything to say about it.


Kevin Hickey was released, and has now been resigned, and will report
to class AA Hagerstown.  Good thing, too.  We need another lefty in the
organization, especially the way J.J. Baustista pitched yesterday.  (His
season ERA is currently infinity.)

Bob Milacki was sent down to the minors.  Robinson is going with a three
man rotation, and there would not be a way to get Milacki innings up in
the majors.  So he has been sent down, and if he does well he will probably
be back in a starting capacity later in the season.

Ben McDonald will throw off a mound today, and a decision should be made
soon as to when he will be back.

                                                        ----Ken

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O's, Chisox, Opening Day

Post by william b. colem » Fri, 12 Apr 1991 11:47:09

Quote:

>After watching the O's get their clocks cleaned by the ChiSox yesterday,
>I would like to know who this Jack McDowell guy is.  I remember him, but
>I never thought he was that good.  Anyone have his numbers?  He looked
>unhittable.  

Jack McDowell was the Sox #1 draft pick out of Stanford in 1987, if memory
serves.  In 1990 his record was 14-9, ERA 3.82, opponents batting average was
.244.  His SO/BB ratio was 165/77.  He has had health problems but, when he
is sound, he can pitch.  I think he won the last seven games he pitched last
year.  McDowell has always been billed as the Sox #1 guy of the future.  It's
starting to look like the future is now.

Bill Coleman

 
 
 

O's, Chisox, Opening Day

Post by Randy Peppl » Sat, 13 Apr 1991 02:50:02


Quote:

>Jack was one of our finest pitchers here at Stanford.  I believe we
>now have a few of our recent pitchers in the majors or close to being
>called up.  Mike Mussina and Steve Chitren also come to mind.

>You may recall McDowell's brilliant performance in his first start
>with the White Sox a couple years back.  I believe it was at the end
>of the season where he went 3-0.

        And, Jack's opponent on Monday, Jeff Ballard, is an ex-Stanford
        pitcher, too...
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O's, Chisox, Opening Day

Post by Rick Casar » Sat, 13 Apr 1991 02:11:39


Quote:

>>After watching the O's get their clocks cleaned by the ChiSox yesterday,
>>I would like to know who this Jack McDowell guy is.  I remember him, but
>>I never thought he was that good.  Anyone have his numbers?  He looked
>>unhittable.  

>Jack McDowell was the Sox #1 draft pick out of Stanford in 1987, if memory
>serves.  In 1990 his record was 14-9, ERA 3.82, opponents batting average was
>.244.  His SO/BB ratio was 165/77.  He has had health problems but, when he
>is sound, he can pitch.  I think he won the last seven games he pitched last
>year.  McDowell has always been billed as the Sox #1 guy of the future.  It's
>starting to look like the future is now.

>Bill Coleman

Jack was one of our finest pitchers here at Stanford.  I believe we
now have a few of our recent pitchers in the majors or close to being
called up.  Mike Mussina and Steve Chitren also come to mind.

You may recall McDowell's brilliant performance in his first start
with the White Sox a couple years back.  I believe it was at the end
of the season where he went 3-0.