The 10 Strikeout Postseason Game Report

by Bill Chuck on October 12, 2013

Zack Greinke struck out 10 Cardinals in eight innings last night, making it the fifth time already that pitcher has had a 10+ strikeout game this postseason

Player Date Series G Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str
Max Scherzer 2012-10-18 ALCS 4 DET NYY W 8-1 GS-6 ,W 5.2 2 1 1 2 10 0 98 69
Hiroki Kuroda 2012-10-14 ALCS 2 NYY DET L 0-3 GS-8 ,L 7.2 5 3 3 0 11 0 103 69
Justin Verlander 2012-10-11 ALDS 5 DET OAK W 6-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 4 0 0 1 11 0 122 83
Homer Bailey 2012-10-09 NLDS 3 CIN SFG L 1-2 GS-7 7.0 1 1 1 1 10 0 88 60
Adam Wainwright 2012-10-07 NLDS 1 STL WSN L 2-3 GS-6 5.2 6 1 1 3 10 0 100 60
Justin Verlander 2012-10-06 ALDS 1 DET OAK W 3-1 GS-7 ,W 7.0 3 1 1 4 11 1 121 79
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There were six 10+ strikeout performances last postseason

Player Date Series G Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str
Max Scherzer 2012-10-18 ALCS 4 DET NYY W 8-1 GS-6 ,W 5.2 2 1 1 2 10 0 98 69
Hiroki Kuroda 2012-10-14 ALCS 2 NYY DET L 0-3 GS-8 ,L 7.2 5 3 3 0 11 0 103 69
Justin Verlander 2012-10-11 ALDS 5 DET OAK W 6-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 4 0 0 1 11 0 122 83
Homer Bailey 2012-10-09 NLDS 3 CIN SFG L 1-2 GS-7 7.0 1 1 1 1 10 0 88 60
Adam Wainwright 2012-10-07 NLDS 1 STL WSN L 2-3 GS-6 5.2 6 1 1 3 10 0 100 60
Justin Verlander 2012-10-06 ALDS 1 DET OAK W 3-1 GS-7 ,W 7.0 3 1 1 4 11 1 121 79
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Nine to Know

The Most 10+ Strikeout games in a postseason

Last season tied the record and we could break the record this season

Rk Year #
1 2012 6
2 2010 6
3 2001 6
4 2013 5
5 2003 5
6 1999 5
7 1997 5
8 1998 4
9 1973 4
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The Tigers have already tied their team record for most in a postseason

Rk Tm Year #
1 DET 2012 3
2 DET 2013 3
3 DET 1907 1
4 DET 1909 1
5 DET 1972 1
6 DET 1945 1
7 DET 2011 1
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Rk Player Date Series G Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO Pit Str
1 Justin Verlander 2013-10-10 ALDS 5 OAK W 3-0 GS-8 ,W 8.0 2 0 0 1 10 111 76
2 Justin Verlander 2013-10-05 ALDS 2 OAK L 0-1 GS-7 7.0 4 0 0 1 11 117 73
3 Max Scherzer 2013-10-04 ALDS 1 OAK W 3-2 GS-7 ,W 7.0 3 2 2 2 11 118 78
4 Max Scherzer 2012-10-18 ALCS 4 NYY W 8-1 GS-6 ,W 5.2 2 1 1 2 10 98 69
5 Justin Verlander 2012-10-11 ALDS 5 OAK W 6-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 4 0 0 1 11 122 83
6 Justin Verlander 2012-10-06 ALDS 1 OAK W 3-1 GS-7 ,W 7.0 3 1 1 4 11 121 79
7 Justin Verlander 2011-10-03 ALDS 3 NYY W 5-4 GS-8 ,W 8.0 6 4 4 3 11 120 74
8 Joe Coleman 1972-10-10 ALCS 3 OAK W 3-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 7 0 0 3 14
9 Hal Newhouser 1945-10-10 WS 7 CHC W 9-3 CG 9 ,W 9.0 10 3 3 1 10
10 George Mullin 1909-10-12 WS 4 PIT W 5-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 5 0 0 2 10
11 Bill Donovan 1907-10-08 WS 1 CHC T 3-3 CG 12 12.0 10 3 1 3 12
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The 1965 Dodgers had the most in franchise history

Rk Tm Year #
1 LAD 1965 3
2 LAD 2013 2
3 LAD 1963 1
4 LAD 1988 1
5 BRO 1953 1
6 BRO 1956 1
7 BRO 1949 1
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Player Date Series G Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str
Zack Greinke 2013-10-11 NLCS 1 LAD STL L 2-3 GS-8 8.0 4 2 2 1 10 0 104 68
Clayton Kershaw 2013-10-03 NLDS 1 LAD ATL W 6-1 GS-7 ,W 7.0 3 1 1 3 12 0 124 77
Tim Belcher 1988-10-05 NLCS 2 LAD NYM W 6-3 GS-9 ,W 8.1 5 3 3 3 10 1 134 90
Sandy Koufax 1965-10-14 WS 7 LAD MIN W 2-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 3 0 0 3 10 0 132 86
Sandy Koufax 1965-10-11 WS 5 LAD MIN W 7-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 4 0 0 1 10 0
Don Drysdale 1965-10-10 WS 4 LAD MIN W 7-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 5 2 2 2 11 2
Sandy Koufax 1963-10-02 WS 1 LAD NYY W 5-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 6 2 2 3 15 1
Sal Maglie 1956-10-03 WS 1 BRO NYY W 6-3 CG 9 ,W 9.0 9 3 3 4 10 2
Carl Erskine 1953-10-02 WS 3 BRO NYY W 3-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 6 2 2 3 14 0
Don Newcombe 1949-10-05 WS 1 BRO NYY L 0-1 CG 9 ,L 8.0 5 1 1 0 11 1
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Nine to Know

Pitchers with the most career 10+ postseason strikeout games

Rk Player # W L W-L% SO
1 Justin Verlander 5 4 0 1.000 54
2 Cliff Lee 5 5 0 1.000 54
3 Randy Johnson 5 3 2 .600 56
4 Bob Gibson 5 5 0 1.000 60
5 John Smoltz 4 1 3 .250 42
6 Mike Mussina 4 0 1 .000 45
7 Jim Palmer 3 3 0 1.000 34
8 Sandy Koufax 3 3 0 1.000 35
9 Josh Beckett 3 2 1 .667 32
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The most strikeouts in postseason games

Rk Player Date Series G Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP SO
1 Bob Gibson 1968-10-02 WS 1 STL DET W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 17
2 Kevin Brown 1998-09-29 NLDS 1 SDP HOU W 2-1 GS-8 ,W 8.0 16
3 Roger Clemens 2000-10-14 ALCS 4 NYY SEA W 5-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 15
4 Livan Hernandez 1997-10-12 NLCS 5 FLA ATL W 2-1 CG 9 ,W 9.0 15
5 Mike Mussina 1997-10-11 ALCS 3 BAL CLE L 1-2 GS-7 7.0 15
6 Sandy Koufax 1963-10-02 WS 1 LAD NYY W 5-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 15
7 Tim Lincecum 2010-10-07 NLDS 1 SFG ATL W 1-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 14
8 Mike Scott 1986-10-08 NLCS 1 HOU NYM W 1-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 14
9 Mike Boddicker 1983-10-06 ALCS 2 BAL CHW W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 14
10 John Candelaria 1975-10-07 NLCS 3 PIT CIN L 3-5 GS-8 7.2 14
11 Joe Coleman 1972-10-10 ALCS 3 DET OAK W 3-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 14
12 Carl Erskine 1953-10-02 WS 3 BRO NYY W 3-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 14
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Pitchers with the most 10+ strikeout World Series games

There have been 52 10+ strikeout games in World Series history

Rk Player # W L W-L% SO
1 Justin Verlander 5 4 0 1.000 54
2 Cliff Lee 5 5 0 1.000 54
3 Randy Johnson 5 3 2 .600 56
4 Bob Gibson 5 5 0 1.000 60
5 John Smoltz 4 1 3 .250 42
6 Mike Mussina 4 0 1 .000 45
7 Jim Palmer 3 3 0 1.000 34
8 Sandy Koufax 3 3 0 1.000 35
9 Josh Beckett 3 2 1 .667 32
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The most strikeouts in World Series games

Rk Player Date Series G Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP SO
1 Bob Gibson 1968-10-02 WS 1 STL DET W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 17
2 Sandy Koufax 1963-10-02 WS 1 LAD NYY W 5-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 15
3 Carl Erskine 1953-10-02 WS 3 BRO NYY W 3-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 14
4 Bob Gibson 1964-10-12 WS 5 STL NYY W 5-2 CG 10 ,W 10.0 13
5 Howard Ehmke 1929-10-08 WS 1 PHA CHC W 3-1 CG 9 ,W 9.0 13
6 Orlando Hernandez 2000-10-24 WS 3 NYY NYM L 2-4 GS-8 ,L 7.1 12
7 Tom Seaver 1973-10-16 WS 3 NYM OAK L 2-3 GS-8 8.0 12
8 Mort Cooper 1944-10-08 WS 5 STL SLB W 2-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 12
9 Walter Johnson 1924-10-04 WS 1 WSH NYG L 3-4 CG 12 ,L 12.0 12
10 Bill Donovan 1907-10-08 WS 1 DET CHC T 3-3 CG 12 12.0 12
11 Ed Walsh 1906-10-11 WS 3 CHW CHC W 3-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 12
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