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Jake Peavy hurls shutout in second start back

May 18, 2011, 11:03 PM EDT

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It was hard to see this one coming after Jake Peavy gave up four runs over six innings against the Angels in his season debut last week.

On Wednesday night, the 29-year-old pitched his fifth career shutout, turning in a three-hitter in a 1-0 win over the team with baseball’s best record, the Indians.

Cleveland starter Justin Masterson was nearly as good, going the distance in a five-hitter.

Peavy struck out eight and walked none in a brilliant 111-pitch outing. Only one Indian reached second base. It was his second shutout in 22 starts for the White Sox. His other three all came with the Padres in 2005.

Peavy was making his second start since having shoulder surgery 10 months ago.

  1. phukyouk - May 19, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    damn my dyslexia… i read this headline 5 times and all 5 times i read it as
    ” Peavy Hurts back in second start”

  2. ignorantwretch - May 19, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    I can relate, I skimmed the headline and at 1st thought it said “Jake Peavy hurts shoulder in second start back.” I’m not a fan of the CHiSox at all but I have to admit it is good to see Peavy make it back from that injury.

  3. purdueman - May 19, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Us White Sox fans are holding our breathe to see how Jake’s surgically repaired body reacts the next fews days to the strain of having thrown 111 pitches last night. So far though, so good.

    If we look at Tommy John’s career, he actually was better and stronger after his then ground breaking surgery; with four titanium screws securing Jakes torn tendon to the bone, one would certainly think (and hope), that he’ll be stronger too.

    The real key though in last nights game was Jake’s velocity. In his first start back he only got one pitch over 92 mph, but last night he threw several pitches that were clocked at 94 and 95 miles per hour. That’s the difference between being just a solid starter and a top of the rotation starter in my opinion.

    I’m sure that Masterson is sick about losing last night 1-0, because the kid was really dealing too.

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