|time:||7:05 p.m. PT|
|sp:||Greg Maddux (10-9, 3.90) vs Micah Owings (6-7, 4.69)|
Greg Maddux hasn’t issued a walk all month. He’s issued just three over 210 plate appearances since the All-Star break. Two of those came in the same game.
Maddux has walked zero or one batters in 22 of his 27 starts this year. In 1997, he did that in 28 of 32 starts. Maddux is averaging 1.17 walks per nine innings, best in baseball, and he’s already walked more batters than he did in 71 more innings in ’97.
It’s sick, is what it is. So is the fact that Micah Owings has outhomered ex-Padre Josh Barfield this season…