Thursday, September 23, 2010

Giants Historic Pitching Streak

Every one loves a good streak story and I think that it is needed especially on a day after where the Giants were able to generate no offense.

Well this story comes via Baseball Reference and it shows the pure and utter dominance of the Giants pitching staff. The Giants have gone 21 games where they have given up 4 runs or less good for tied for 5th on the all time list.

The single season record was set by the 1972 Cubs at 23 games so the Giants are gunning for them.

It doesn't make you feel any better about the loss last night but at least it is something positive.


Rk

Strk Start

End

Games

W

L

SHO

SV

IP

ERA

Opp

1

STL*

1942-09-07

1943-04-29

25

20

5

5

3

232.2

1.39

PIT,NYG,BRO,PHI,BSN,CHC,CIN

2

CHC

1972-04-29

1972-05-27

23

16

7

2

6

208.2

2.03

CIN,ATL,HOU,PHI,STL,NYM,MON

3

CIN*

1943-09-23

1944-04-28

22

18

4

7

1

204.0

1.32

NYG,BSN,PHI,BRO,CHC,PIT,STL

4

WSH

1924-06-18

1924-07-05

22

17

5

4

4

202.0

1.78

CHW,PHA,NYY,BOS

5

SFG

2010-08-30

2010-09-21

21

13

7

4

9

179.0

1.61

COL,LAD,ARI,SDP,MIL,CHC

6

OAK

1981-04-09

1981-04-29

21

18

3

4

1

190.0

1.89

MIN,CAL,SEA

7

BAL

1965-05-31

1965-06-24

21

15

6

2

6

195.0

1.66

MIN,KCA,CAL,WSA,BOS,NYY

8

ARI

2002-08-05

2002-08-26

20

16

4

2

6

186.0

2.03

NYM,ATL,FLA,CIN,CHC,LAD

9

BAL

1979-08-26

1979-09-14

20

14

6

2

5

182.0

2.18

CHW,MIN,TOR,BOS

10

CAL*

1970-09-26

1971-04-21

20

13

7

0

8

189.0

2.43

OAK,CHW,KCR,MIL,MIN

*Games with asterisk are streaks that span more than one season.


Random Observations during the streak:

During the streak the team has gone 13-8 which is pretty depressing seeing the pitching performance they have received.

The team has averaged only 3.05 runs per game while allowing a miniscule 1.76 runs per game. If only the team had an offense.

The team has shut out their opponent 4 times and been shut out themselves 4 times.

The team has allowed 4 runs twice, 3 runs four times, 2 runs six times, and 1 run five times. That is some good pitching.

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