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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Jim Palmer, 2014 Topps Archives #25

Jim Palmer threw 53 complete game shutouts in his career, so it was sort of old-hat for him. But tonight Miguel Gonzalez got the first shutout of his own young career, dispatching the Reds on 117 pitches (83 strikes). He tied a season high with eight strikeouts and allowed one walk and four singles. It was the team's second shutout by a starter in this amazing season, following Chris Tillman's five-hitter at Kansas City on May 16. This is the first time in a decade that the O's have had multiple complete-game shutouts in one season. Back in 2004, there were four: Sidney Ponson had two, and Rodrigo Lopez and Daniel Cabrera had one each. If you ever need a refresher, look at those names and realize that the Orioles of Buck Showalter and Dan Duquette are a major league caliber team.

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