B-R Blog reader David sent us this link to some research he did for the Freedom Card Board, regarding an ongoing Cliff Lee streak:
"Since 1920, there have only been 4 pitchers who have tossed at least 8 innings, while walking one or none, for 8 straight games:
Here is Lee's current streak: http://www.baseball-reference.com/playe ... 04-211-sum
Jon Matlack did it for 8 straight STARTS in 1978, but had two relief appearances tucked in: http://www.baseball-reference.com/playe ... 20,222,sum
Similarly, Robin Roberts did it for 8 straight STARTS in 1952, but had one relief appearance during the streak: http://www.baseball-reference.com/playe ... 76,177,sum
And again, Wilbur Cooper had an 8 START streak in 1924 that was interrupted by a relief appearance: http://www.baseball-reference.com/playe ... 60,461,sum
Mort Cooper's streak was actually 10 straight starts, but like Matlack, Roberts, and Wilbur Cooper, he had a relief appearance (between the 2nd and 3rd starts)."
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