Tuesday, February 12, 2008

#133 Greg Mathews

Why this card is awesome: Because of the panicked look on Mathews' face. He also appears to be looking at something other than his catcher. So maybe these two things are related--maybe he saw something scary in the outfield. By the way, according to Baseball-Alamanc, #35 there is Mike Laga.

Cool stat: Mathews was a great pitcher in the month of June. 15 games and starts, 7-3 record, 3.32 ERA over 103 innings.


Mike S said...

The 1987 Cards did not appear to have the world's more durable collection of pitchers. Mathews would miss all of 1989 and 1991 with injuries, Danny Cox was out all of 1990, Todd Worrell missed at of 1990 and 1991, Joe Magrane didn't pitch in 1991 and missed most of 1992, and John Tudor was hurt for the majority of the 1989 season.

Andy said...

True, and it's a shame because they were a good bunch. Had they been more durable, the Cards might have made it to the Series a couple more times during that period.

MMayes said...

The legacy of Cardinal arms left lying by the road stretched back to the early 80's when promising pitchers like John Fulgham and Andy Rincon blew up after a year or so. I don't know what the Cardinals were doing wrong in their conditioning progam, but being a Cardinal fan I noticed a lot of blowouts.