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Most Pitchers in a Game

Posted by Sky on August 20, 2007

Following up on my post about the most hitters used in a game, here's a list of the most pitchers used by one team:

  Cnt Date          Tm   Opp GmReslt  IP   H  R ER BB SO HR Pit Str IR IS  BF  AB 2B 3B IBB HBP SH SF GDP SB CS Pk **Ptchrs**   ERA
+----+-------------+---+----+-------+----+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+--+--+--+----------+------+
    1 1992-09-25    SEA  TEX W  4-3  16   16  3  3  8 18  0 265 168 10  0  71  61  3  0   3   0  2  0   0  2  1  1       11     1.69 

    2 2006-09-30    COL  CHC W 11-9  14   15  9  9  5 11  0 237 156  7  4  63  57  1  1   0   0  0  1   0  2  0  1       10     5.79 
    3 2006-09-30    CHC  COL L  9-11 14   11 11 11 10 14  4 286 167  0  0  64  50  3  2   1   0  3  1   0  0  0  0       10     7.07 
    4 2006-09-16    ARI  COL W  7-6  16   10  6  5  5 12  1 250 165  0  0  63  56  2  1   0   0  1  1   1  1  0  1       10     2.81 
    5 2006-08-15    CHC  HOU W  8-6  18   16  6  6  6 12  0 294 181  4  2  75  66  4  1   2   2  1  0   0  1  1  1       10     3.00 
    6 2004-09-12    BAL  NYY L  7-9   9   11  9  9 14  5  2 220 110  8  0  53  38  1  0   1   0  0  1   0  1  0  2       10     9.00 
    7 2004-09-11    PHI  NYM W 11-9  13   15  9  7  7 10  0 233 145  3  1  60  51  2  0   0   0  0  2   3  0  0  1       10     4.85 
    8 2003-09-27    ATL  PHI L  6-7   9.1 14  7  7  3  7  2 145  90  2  1  43  40  4  0   0   0  0  0   2  3  0  1       10     6.75 
    9 2000-08-22    COL  ATL W  7-6  12   14  6  6  7  4  2 201 112  5  1  57  47  1  0   1   1  1  1   1  3  0  1       10     4.50 
   10 1998-09-14    DET  CHW L 16-17 12   19 17 13 11  8  3 276 160  9  4  68  54  3  0   2   1  1  1   1  3  0  0       10     9.75 
   11 1995-09-28    HOU  CHC L 11-12 10.1 19 12 12  5  8  2 238 143  5  2  54  44  3  1   0   0  2  3   0  1  1  1       10    10.45 
   12 1993-09-01    TEX  BOS W  9-7  12   15  7  6  6 12  1 214 130 14  3  59  48  3  0   1   2  1  2   1  1  0  0       10     4.50 
   13 1986-04-20    CHC  PIT L  8-10 17   16 10  9  7 14  2          4  2  71  63  2  0   2   0  0  1   0  0  2  0       10     4.76 

I'm quite impressed that the 11 pitchers used by the Mariners only gave up three runs in 16 innings.

The only nine inning game to make the list was thrown by Baltimore in 2004 (line six).

The award for least efficient use of ten pitchers goes to the Braves (line eight), whose pitchers averaged only 14.5 pitches.  Mike Hampton started and went two innings.  Five pitchers recorded holds.  John Smoltz blew the save, Ray King put the winning run on base, and Trey Hodges let it score.  Shane Reynolds was the most productive pitcher, allowing no runs in two innings (the third and fourth).

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One Response to “Most Pitchers in a Game”

  1. Jonathan Fellows Says:

    The most impressive games are lines 5, 9, & 13 as being the only non-September games of the group -- and thus with a normal-sized roster. Games 5 & 13 didn't even use any non-pitchers.