Dice-K could have the shortest 20 ever
If Daisuke Matsuzaka can win five more games this season and finish with 20, he will set a record.
The pitchers in Major League history who won 20 games with the fewest amount of innings?
Red Sox crack PR man Henry Mahegan was kind enough to dig up the list for me.
Bob Grim: 20-6 for 1954 Yankees in 199 innings.
Pedro Martinez: 20-4 for 2002 Red Sox in 199 1/3 innings.
Josh Beckett: 20-7 for 2007 Red Sox in 200 2/3 innings.
Tim Hudson: 20-6 for 2000 Oakland Athletics in 200 1/3 innings.
At most, Dice-K has seven starts left this season. He is currently at 126 2/3 innings. You do the math. He has no prayer at reaching Grim’s 199 innings or even coming close to it.
So yes, if you feel like Dice-K’s season has been bizarre, I couldn’t agree more.