The Birthday Pitcher Report

by Bill Chuck on August 14, 2013

Shin-Soo Choo hit a tie-breaking two-run single in the 11th inning enabling the Reds to defeat the Cubs, 6-4.

J.J. Hoover celebrated his birthday with 2.1 innings of one hit relief work on his 26th birthday to pick up the win.

Hoover is only the fourth pitcher to win this season on his birthday

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR
1 J.J. Hoover 2013-08-13 CIN CHC W 6-4 8-10 ,W 2.1 1 0 0 0 2 0
2 Max Scherzer 2013-07-27 DET PHI W 10-0 GS-6 ,W 6.0 1 0 0 0 7 0
3 Luke Gregerson 2013-05-14 SDP BAL W 3-2 8-8 ,W 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Hisashi Iwakuma 2013-04-12 SEA TEX W 3-1 GS-7 ,W 6.2 3 1 1 1 6 1
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/14/2013.

The Double Nine to Know

All-time winningest pitchers on their birthday

(since 1916)

Pitchers with the most birthday losses

And now you know why he’s called “Sad”

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