Scherzer now 10-0

by Bill Chuck on June 18, 2013

Max Scherzer moved to 10-0 as his Tigers defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 5-1.

Scherzer struck out 10 in six innings as he became the first starting pitcher to begin a season 10-0 since Roger Clemens went 11-0 for the Jays in 1997.

Scherzer is the first to have at least six strikeouts in his first 14 starts in a season since Pedro Martinez did it in 2001 for Boston.

In 1909, George Mullin opened 11-0 for the Tigers with one victory as a reliever.

Tigers pitching longest winning streaks

Rk Strk Start End Games GS CG SHO IP BB SO HR ERA
1 Schoolboy Rowe 1934-06-15 1934-08-25 16 12 10 1 122.0 34 72 4 2.51
2 Bobo Newsom 1940-04-25 1940-07-13 13 13 13 2 118.0 28 75 5 1.60
3 Justin Verlander 2011-07-21 2011-09-18 12 12 0 0 87.0 23 91 10 2.28
4 Jeremy Bonderman 2006-09-15 2007-06-20 11 11 0 0 67.0 18 57 11 3.90
5 Earl Whitehill 1930-07-02 1930-08-19 11 11 9 0 98.0 32 55 3 2.20
6 Max Scherzer 2013-04-06 2013-06-17 10 10 0 0 67.1 17 76 5 3.07
7 Aurelio Lopez 1984-04-08 1984-08-10 10 0 0 0 19.2 7 16 2 0.92
8 Jack Morris 1983-07-14 1983-09-01 10 10 8 1 88.1 20 88 8 1.73
9 Dave Rozema 1981-09-12 1983-07-11 10 6 0 0 53.1 7 29 5 2.03
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Generated 6/18/2013.

Max Scherzer over the last year

June 18, 2012 – June 17, 2013

GS W L IP H R ER BB SO HR HBP ERA WHIP
Max Scherzer 32 20 3 207.2 153 67 66 55 247 18 3 2.86 1.002
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Generated 6/18/2013.

Longest streaks with at least six strikeouts a game to start a season

Rk Strk Start End Games W L CG SHO IP BB SO HR ERA Tm
1 Randy Johnson 1999-04-05 1999-09-30 35 17 9 12 2 271.2 70 364 30 2.48 ARI
2 Pedro Martinez 2000-04-04 2000-09-26 29 18 6 7 4 217.0 32 284 17 1.74 BOS
3 Randy Johnson 2000-04-04 2000-07-30 23 15 3 6 2 173.2 48 239 16 2.18 ARI
4 Pedro Martinez 1999-04-05 1999-06-20 15 13 2 2 0 111.2 21 161 3 2.10 BOS
5 Bob Gibson 1970-04-08 1970-06-21 15 9 3 7 1 116.2 42 132 4 3.63 STL
6 Max Scherzer 2013-04-06 2013-06-17 14 10 0 0 0 96.1 24 116 8 3.08 DET
7 Pedro Martinez 2001-04-02 2001-06-21 14 7 2 1 0 99.0 21 146 4 2.00 BOS
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Generated 6/18/2013.

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