Start 31--streak is broken in an 11 inning double complete game against Phil Niekro. During the streak, when Carlton pitched, the Phillies were 17-2. When he didn't pitch they were 10-42.
He is now 20-7. They are 43-72.
Next start at Cincinnati August 25
Am also working on a line by line analysis of Jacob de Grom's 2018 and 2019 Cy Young Award seasons, from the point of view of how much his pitching helped the team win, a little different angle than the stathead analysis that values the strike out ("fielding independent pitching"), the variable at the heart of Pitcher's WAR (wins above replacement) that sportswriters are obviously using to pick Cy Young Award Winners these days. de Grom was 21-17 in 2018-19 combined. In 2018, the Mets played better ball when he didn't pitch than when he did.
Will finish off St. Jean de Luz and Gant d'Or tomorrow. Will then begin working on 3 amateur Basque Cesta Punta Tournaments (all with match video), two in Iparralde (North Basque) and one in Hegoalde (South Basque). Then the Partido season will be mostly over. And I will catch up on the other 12 BP sports