The K Watch

Though it is surprising that Tom Glavine is not only leading the NL in ERA, but is also second in strikeouts with 41, there’s something even more surprising among the NL pitching leaders.

A few days ago I posted the fact that Jorge “Kulio” Julio was averaging close to 18 strikeouts per nine innings. Well, with his one-inning, three-K performance last night, he is now tied for 24th in the NL in strikeouts. That may not seem like a big deal, but consider this: he has just as many Ks as Dontrelle Willis, more than Brandon Webb, and is one strikeout behind Ben Sheets and Jake Peavy. And he’s done this in only 14 innings.

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