Highest Scrabble-Scoring Pitching Matchups

Friend of the VORG @BravesOptions alerted me to a fun factoid coming up in tomorrow’s Braves/Giants contest:

Here are the top Scrabble scores of all time if you ignore the distribution in a regular English language North American set. Note how Javier Vazquez gets a lot of attention in these matchups.

Date vteam hteam VSP HSP VSCORE HSCORE TOTAL
20100904 TOR NYA Rzepczynski Vazquez 40 37 77
20100818 TOR OAK Rzepczynski Gonzalez 40 27 67
20090424 ATL CIN Vazquez Volquez 37 28 65
20080817 CHA OAK Vazquez Gonzalez 37 27 64
20100420 NYA OAK Vazquez Gonzalez 37 27 64
20100806 BOS NYA Buchholz Vazquez 27 37 64
20110628 FLO OAK Vazquez Gonzalez 37 27 64
20070719 CHA BOS Vazquez Matsuzaka 37 24 61
20080829 CHA BOS Vazquez Matsuzaka 37 24 61
20090826 TBA TOR Kazmir Rzepczynski 21 40 61
20100813 TOR ANA Rzepczynski Kazmir 40 21 61

If you want to be a stickler for the official tile distribution (ex. one Z in each set), then it DOES appear that Foltynewicz’s 31 points, when added to Samardzija’s 29, gives us an all-time record of 60 points in a pitching matchup!

 

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