It’s not just every season that you read about a starting pitcher throwing up a scoreless innings streak. That is the case with the Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb. His streak of allowing no earned runs stopped at 13-2/3. When you consider the main point of spring training is to get velocity up and get everything else ready for opening day, a scoreless streak in the spring is remarkable.
Basically, while batters have been getting better timing each and every time out with some already in season form, Cobb has been less than 100 percent and still is. Yet, he went 13-2/3 scoreless innings. After his streak stopped he gave up four runs but you know what? He still looked good for a spring start. How cool is that? If you give up runs you are just working on things but if you win you are having a great spring. It is a can’t-lose situation.
At the end of the day, Cobb is showing once again why he might be much better than a number four starter for the Rays. It is possible that he could be considered the number two guy right behind David Price if he stays healthy and keeps working on things the way he is right now. As the manager of the rays said, if Cobb pitches this good all year and they score a few runs, they could really put up some wins. How awesome would it be if he repeated this scoreless streak in the season? I think the answer is, very awesome indeed.