When one considers the career of Kyle Lohse, it doesn’t typically draw comparisons to those of some of the game’s greatest pitchers. He has a career 119-114 record with an unremarkable ERA.
But the Brewer right hander has the chance to pull even with some elite company with a win over the Minnesota Twins tonight.
Lohse, who has pitched for the Twins, Reds, Cardinals and now Brewers, has recorded a win against 29 of 30 MLB teams. The lone club he has yet to best is the lone American League team he has pitched for, and the team he just so happens to face tonight.
Recording a win over all 30 teams is a unique achievement that has only been accomplished by 12 players to date. With a win tonight, Lohse would be only number 13.
While he certainly is not destined for the Hall of Fame, a decision win against Minnesota would allow Lohse to share in something only a very select few in the game have ever done before.
The 12 other guys to do it: Al Leiter, Kevin Brown, Terry Mulholland, Curt Schilling, Woody Williams, Jamie Moyer, Randy Johnson, Barry Zito, Javier Vazquez, Vicente Padilla, Derek Lowe and A.J. Burnett.