The Postseason Shutout Report

by Bill Chuck on October 15, 2013

There have now been 214 shutouts in postseason history including six this postseason.

Rk Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt IP H BB SO Pit Str
1 2013-10-14 NLCS 3 LAD STL W 3-0 9.0 4 1 6 138 91
2 2013-10-12 ALCS 1 DET BOS W 1-0 9.0 1 6 17 164 99
3 2013-10-12 NLCS 2 STL LAD W 1-0 9.0 5 1 13 145 97
4 2013-10-10 ALDS 5 DET OAK W 3-0 9.0 3 1 11 132 88
5 2013-10-05 ALDS 2 OAK DET W 1-0 9.0 4 2 9 122 72
6 2013-10-02 ALWC 1 TBR CLE W 4-0 9.0 9 1 9 142 89
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Last season was the record for most shutouts in the postseason

Rk Year # CG SV IP H BB SO
1 2012 9 1 4 81.0 42 24 74
2 2010 8 3 1 72.0 21 14 73
3 1981 8 4 2 74.0 45 20 48
4 2001 7 3 3 63.0 35 10 55
5 2013 6 0 4 54.0 26 12 65
6 2006 6 0 3 54.0 21 13 37
7 1998 6 1 2 54.0 24 17 54
8 2000 5 3 2 45.0 17 8 44
9 1995 5 0 1 45.0 17 13 43
10 1991 5 2 3 46.0 32 8 41
11 1905 5 5 0 45.0 22 7 31
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Four teams have tossed four shutouts in a single postseason

Three of them are Giants

Rk Tm Year # CG SHO SV IP H BB SO
1 SFG 2010 4 1 4 1 36.0 12 9 31
2 SFG 2012 4 0 4 2 36.0 21 12 32
3 NYY 1998 4 0 4 2 36.0 19 9 31
4 NYG 1905 4 4 4 0 36.0 18 4 22
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There have been 129 complete game postseason shutouts – 16 since 2000

Rk Player Date Series Gm# Tm Opp Rslt IP H BB SO Pit Str
1 Justin Verlander 2012-10-11 ALDS 5 DET OAK W 6-0 9.0 4 1 11 122 83
2 Chris Carpenter 2011-10-07 NLDS 5 STL PHI W 1-0 9.0 3 0 3 110 70
3 Cole Hamels 2010-10-10 NLDS 3 PHI CIN W 2-0 9.0 5 0 9 119 82
4 Tim Lincecum 2010-10-07 NLDS 1 SFG ATL W 1-0 9.0 2 1 14 119 75
5 Roy Halladay 2010-10-06 NLDS 1 PHI CIN W 4-0 9.0 0 1 8 104 79
6 Josh Beckett 2007-10-03 ALDS 1 BOS LAA W 4-0 9.0 4 0 8 108 83
7 Jose Lima 2004-10-09 NLDS 3 LAD STL W 4-0 9.0 5 1 4 109 74
8 Josh Beckett 2003-10-25 WS 6 FLA NYY W 2-0 9.0 5 2 9 107 71
9 Josh Beckett 2003-10-12 NLCS 5 FLA CHC W 4-0 9.0 2 1 11 115 80
10 Jason Schmidt 2003-09-30 NLDS 1 SFG FLA W 2-0 9.0 3 0 5 111 82
11 Randy Johnson 2001-10-28 WS 2 ARI NYY W 4-0 9.0 3 1 11 110 76
12 Randy Johnson 2001-10-16 NLCS 1 ARI ATL W 2-0 9.0 3 1 11 125 87
13 Curt Schilling 2001-10-09 NLDS 1 ARI STL W 1-0 9.0 3 1 9 101 74
14 Mike Hampton 2000-10-16 NLCS 5 NYM STL W 7-0 9.0 3 1 8 120 74
15 Roger Clemens 2000-10-14 ALCS 4 NYY SEA W 5-0 9.0 1 2 15 138 87
16 Bobby Jones 2000-10-08 NLDS 4 NYM SFG W 4-0 9.0 1 2 5 116 73
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Eight pitchers have thrown multiple CG shutouts in a single postseason

Rk Player Year # IP H BB SO WHIP
1 Christy Mathewson 1905 3 27.0 13 1 18 0.52
2 Sandy Koufax 1965 2 18.0 7 4 20 0.61
3 Randy Johnson 2001 2 18.0 6 2 22 0.44
4 Orel Hershiser 1988 2 18.0 8 4 13 0.67
5 Whitey Ford 1960 2 18.0 11 2 8 0.72
6 Bill Dinneen 1903 2 18.0 7 4 18 0.61
7 Lew Burdette 1957 2 18.0 14 1 8 0.83
8 Josh Beckett 2003 2 18.0 7 3 20 0.56
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17 pitchers have thrown multiple CG shutouts over multiple postseason years

Rk Player # IP H BB SO WHIP
1 Christy Mathewson 4 37.0 21 2 23 0.62
2 Whitey Ford 3 27.0 13 3 14 0.59
3 Mordecai Brown 3 27.0 13 3 13 0.59
4 Josh Beckett 3 27.0 11 3 28 0.52
5 Curt Schilling 2 18.0 8 4 15 0.67
6 Allie Reynolds 2 18.0 6 7 19 0.72
7 Jim Palmer 2 18.0 9 8 18 0.94
8 Art Nehf 2 18.0 10 8 7 1.00
9 Dave McNally 2 20.0 7 7 15 0.70
10 Scott McGregor 2 18.0 11 3 10 0.78
11 Sandy Koufax 2 18.0 7 4 20 0.61
12 Randy Johnson 2 18.0 6 2 22 0.44
13 Orel Hershiser 2 18.0 8 4 13 0.67
14 Bill Hallahan 2 18.0 10 12 14 1.22
15 Bob Gibson 2 18.0 10 2 23 0.67
16 Bill Dinneen 2 18.0 7 4 18 0.61
17 Lew Burdette 2 18.0 14 1 8 0.83
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