Joe Mays was great tonight in the first game of the ALCS allowing no earned runs in the 2-1. Mays was hurt most of the season and owned a 4-8 record at the end of the regular season. It made me wonder how many pitchers with 4 or fewer wins with their team have ever started and won a League Championship Series game. Well here they are:
DAVID CONE, 1992, TOR, 4-3, 2.55 ERA
KEN HILL, 1995, CLE, 4-1, 3.98
TOMMY JOHN, 1982, CAL, 4-2, 3.86
DON SUTTON, 1982, MIL, 4-1, 3.29
BOB WOLCOTT, 1995, SEA, 3-2, 4.42
By the way, the Twins Geek was right and ESPN was wrong: Ortiz was active and played.
Also, the Angels bullpen was perfect over the last three innings but it didn't matter.