Thursday, January 9, 2014

MLB Notebook: Shelby Miller Joins Elite Company

Of all the regular-season games played between 1916-2013, 148 of them witnessed a starting pitcher end his day with the following line: at least nine innings pitched, no more than one hit allowed and no runs or walks surrendered. Two of these triumphs -- both assembled before Jackie Robinson crashed through the game's color barrier -- saw that starting hurler unable to add even one strikeout to his illustrious line; curiously, those two dominant and yet not dominant performances came from right arms associated with the Reds: Si Johnson in 1933 and Bucky Walters 11 years later (coincidentally, both against the Braves). Of these 148 games, a mere 13 of them bundled at least 12 strikeouts to add to the luster of the feat.

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