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Restless for a Young win

5/2/2011

Thanks to the statistical wonder that is Baseball-Reference.com, we can share the following note, one we found to be amazin'.

Chris Young has two starts this season in which he's pitched at least seven innings, allowing two hits or fewer. Both of them resulted in no-decisions.

The only other pitcher to have two such starts in a season in which he didn't get a decision was Dwight Gooden in his rookie season, 1984.

Overall, Mets starting pitchers are 137-17 when posting such a line. Young has two of the 34 no-decisions.

Only two other pitchers have at least two such no-decisions in their Mets careers. Ed Lynch sets the pace with three. Current SNY announcer Ron Darling shares Young's pain with two.

For trivia's sake, the Mets pitcher with the most starts of seven-or-more innings, allowing two hits or fewer is Sid Fernandez, who had 13, one more than Tom Seaver. Amazingly, Fernandez (and former teammate David Cone) took the loss in two of those games.

Also, you may have already seen this note, but we leave you with one other on Young. This was the ninth time since 2005 that he's pitched at least seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits or fewer. The only pitcher with as many in that span is Jake Peavy.