Comments on: Scherzer’s 14 Strikeouts http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6461 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Tuesday Links – Lakers and Celtics in NBA Finals, Max Scherzer’s Historic Start, Megan Fox Being Megan Fox, & Jay Feely Supports Arizona Immigration Law | detroit.rssible.com http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6461/comment-page-1#comment-22644 Tue, 01 Jun 2010 13:51:57 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6461#comment-22644 [...] Scherzer was good in his first MLB start since being sent down to the minors, but how good was he? Baseball Reference shows us that Scherzer was “never been done before” good. While I don’t think we [...]

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By: Brad T. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6461/comment-page-1#comment-22592 Tue, 01 Jun 2010 01:41:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6461#comment-22592 I was at the game and wrote a post about it at baseballindepth.com. It was agonizing to watch because it was obvious that Leyland wanted him to at least finish 6 innings, but his pitch count got too high and he kept allowing runners on even with 14 K. At he left, the Tigers only managed 3 more over the next 3 innings, which is too bad because they could have approached the record for 9 innings.

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By: Gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6461/comment-page-1#comment-22574 Mon, 31 May 2010 23:58:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6461#comment-22574 16 is indeed the record for K in relief, at least in the Play-Index era. In second place, Denny McLain, 14 in 6-and-two-thirds, for Detroit, against Boston, 15 June 1965. Then Billy O'Dell, 13 in 9 innings of relief, in the 1st game of a 4th of July doubleheader in 1961; his Giants beat the Cubs 19-3 in that game. There are three pitchers with 12 K in relief; Jumbo Brown, 3 June 1933; Diego Segui, 22 September 1974, and Mark Guthrie, 25 May 1995. Guthrie did it in 6 IP.

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By: Steve H http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6461/comment-page-1#comment-22571 Mon, 31 May 2010 22:20:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6461#comment-22571 http://mystiqueandaura.com/2010/05/31/halladay-was-great-scherzer-was-rare/

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By: Anon http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6461/comment-page-1#comment-22549 Mon, 31 May 2010 18:06:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6461#comment-22549 A note on the 7-18-2001 Randy Johnson game in this list - that game started the day before with Curt Schilling facing the Padres. In the 2nd (or maybe 3rd) inning, a huge transformer over the field exploded causing the umps to postpone the game to the next day to be played before the regularly scheduled game. Since Schilling had pitched, Bob Brenly decided to just have Johnson (who was scheduled to go in the regularly scheduled game) take over for Schilling who obviously could not pitch after pitching the day before.

IIRC, the 16 Ks is the record for the most in relief.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6461/comment-page-1#comment-22534 Mon, 31 May 2010 15:55:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6461#comment-22534 Yup, that's the one Raphy. I guess I'm like one of those old ballplayers who tells invented stories about past glories, except in this case I've forgotten something which only happened a year ago. Oy...

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By: statboy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6461/comment-page-1#comment-22529 Mon, 31 May 2010 15:30:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6461#comment-22529 Elias says Scherzer is the first pitcher in major-league history (not just PI history) to collect as many as 14 strikeouts in a game while pitching fewer than six innings.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6461/comment-page-1#comment-22495 Mon, 31 May 2010 10:25:24 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6461#comment-22495 Continuing from #6- Johnny, Here is the play: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=4820689

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By: 5/30: Max Scherzer Is Very Much Alive And Well Thank You « Fire Gerald Laird http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6461/comment-page-1#comment-22483 Mon, 31 May 2010 04:22:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6461#comment-22483 [...] complete game shutout. In fact, according to the good folks at Baseball Reference, Scherzer is the only pitcher in the modern era to notch 14 Ks while pitching less than 6 innings. It’s the highest total of the 2010 season [...]

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6461/comment-page-1#comment-22481 Mon, 31 May 2010 04:14:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6461#comment-22481 Johnny - You have the wrong game. Joba had no putouts in that game. The only time in his career that Joba caught a bunt was in the 5th inning of this game:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CLE/CLE200906010.shtml

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