Friday, April 14, 2006


Over at Joy of Sox are the stats for each of Lilly's regular-season appearances against the Red Sox (he's also pitched against them once in the postseason). We all know he owns the Sox, no matter who's in the lineup, but this jumps out at me:

Prior to October 4, 2003: (26 IP): 0-2, 5.54 ERA, 1.57 WHIP
Since then (inc. postseason): (76.2 IP): 5-1, 2.58 ERA, 1.15 WHIP

I assume this has been pointed out before, but October 4, 2003 was Game 3 of the ALDS, before which some Boston players wore L-I-L-L-Y on their backs to get the fans chanting. It was pretty bush-league; I guess the team's paying for it now.

(Note: Lilly has not become a substantially better pitcher since that day. His lifetime ERA prior to that was 4.68. It's barely budged since then, at 4.66.)


  1. The other thing that was reported on the post game last night - Lilly has 7 games with 10 more strikeouts. 4 have come against the Sox.

  2. And the irony of Earl with a post on karma is not lost on me.

    "My name is Earl"

  3. Dude, as you know I was Earl long before Jason Lee was Earl. It's a good show though.

  4. Absoultely!!

    JK as Earl debuted January 19, 2005!

    Jason Lee as Earl debuted September 20, 2005!