Triple Threats

One month into the season, SI's Tom Verducci picks the best starting threesomes of 2005.
May 08, 2005

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PITCHERS TEAM COMBINED W-L, ERA, IP
1 JOSH BECKETT, A.J. BURNETT, DONTRELLE WILLIS Marlins 12-3, 2.10, 107
They already have more complete games (six) than 18 teams had last year.
2 TIM HUDSON, JOHN SMOLTZ, MIKE HAMPTON Braves 7-4, 2.42, 108
Smoltz was lights-out in his last five starts (1.81 ERA, 34 K's in 342/3 IP).
3 ROY OSWALT, ANDY PETTITTE, ROGER CLEMENS Astros 6-5, 2.60, 1071/3
Clemens, 42, was in Cy Young form, with a 1.03 ERA and 36 K's in 35 IP.
4 MARK BUEHRLE, FREDDY GARCIA, JON GARLAND White Sox 10-2, 2.68, 111
A 46-51 pitcher entering the season, Garland was 5-0 with a 1.38 ERA.
5 ROY HALLADAY, JOSH TOWERS, GUSTAVO CHACIN Blue Jays 10-3, 3.43, 105
Rookie lefthander Chacin, 24, was a surprising 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA.
COLOR PHOTOROBERT BECKGarcia
COLOR PHOTORON VESELY Buehrle COLOR PHOTODAMIAN STROHMEYERGarland

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)