On Saturday, Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay are going to hook up in Game 1 of the NLCS.
What has each guy done in the post-season so far? Each has made 1 career playoff start and both rank in the top 10 all time for the playoffs:
|1||Roger Clemens||2000-10-14||ALCS||4||NYY||SEA||W 5-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||1||0||2||15||98|
|2||Dave McNally||1969-10-05||ALCS||2||BAL||MIN||W 1-0||SHO11 ,W||11.0||3||0||5||11||97|
|3||Babe Ruth||1916-10-09||WS||2||BOS||BRO||W 2-1||CG 14 ,W||14.0||6||1||3||4||97|
|4||Tim Lincecum||2010-10-07||NLDS||1||SFG||ATL||W 1-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||2||0||1||14||96|
|5||Roy Halladay||2010-10-06||NLDS||1||PHI||CIN||W 4-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||0||0||1||8||94|
|6||Don Larsen||1956-10-08||WS||5||NYY||BRO||W 2-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||0||0||0||7||94|
|7||Ed Walsh||1906-10-11||WS||3||CHW||CHC||W 3-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||2||0||1||12||94|
|8||Josh Beckett||2003-10-12||NLCS||5||FLA||CHC||W 4-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||2||0||1||11||93|
|9||Ken Holtzman||1973-10-09||ALCS||3||OAK||BAL||W 2-1||CG 11 ,W||11.0||3||1||1||7||93|
|10||Bob Gibson||1968-10-02||WS||1||STL||DET||W 4-0||SHO9 ,W||9.0||5||0||1||17||93|
In terms of post-season matchups, it's difficult to imagine a playoff battle between two hotter pitchers, at least going by their most recent starts.
In last year's World Series, Cliff Lee and C.C. Sabathia hooked up in Game 1 and at the time they were the last two AL Cy Young winners. In the 1986 World Series, Dwight Gooden and Roger Clemens met up in Game 2. Gooden was the reigning NL Cy Young champ (from 1985) and Clemens was days away from winning the 1986 AL Cy Young and AL MVP award.
What other top pitching matchups can you come up with?
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