Oddity: Record 10 starts of 7+ innings, 3 or fewer hits on Sunday
MLB's starting pitchers made some oddball history on Sunday with 10 starts of 7+ innings and no more than three hits allowed.
Here's a weird, fun fact.
Ten starting pitchers threw at least seven innings and allowed no more than three base hits on Sunday, a new record for the most such starts in one day according to ESPN's Buster Olney. So yeah, there were a lot of excellent pitching performances on Sunday. Let's categorize:
Not At All Surprising They Pitched Like This
: 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 11 K vs. Braves
• James Shields , Kansas City Royals : 8 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 6 K vs. Orioles
• Julio Teheran , Atlanta Braves : 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K vs. Reds
• Adam Wainwright , St. Louis Cardinals : 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K vs. Pirates
Unexpected, But Not Unbelievable
New York Mets
: 8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 6 K vs. Marlins
• Jason Hammel , Chicago Cubs : 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K vs. Cubs
• Ian Kennedy , San Diego Padres : 7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 9 K vs. Nationals
• Garrett Richards , Los Angeles Angels : 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 7 K vs. Yankees
• Ryan Vogelsong , San Francisco Giants : 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 K vs. Indians
Wait, What? Who? When? Against Who???
• Collin McHugh , Houston Astros : 8 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 7 K vs. Athletics
In my objective opinion, Cueto had the best performance among those 10 starters. Seems obvious, no? Of course, the Reds also lost that game in extra innings to Teheran's Braves. Baseball is weird like that.
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