• Going 6+ IP In Your First 8 Career Starts

    Posted by on May 15th, 2014 · Comments (1)

    Since 1914, here’s the guys to do it:

    Rk Player Year #Matching W L W-L% ERA GS SHO IP HR BB SO WHIP Tm
    1 John Whitehead 1935 8 Ind. Games 8 0 1.000 2.99 8 1 72.1 5 31 22 1.15 CHW
    2 Jered Weaver 2006 8 Ind. Games 7 0 1.000 1.51 8 0 53.2 2 13 44 0.86 LAA
    3 Masahiro Tanaka 2014 8 Ind. Games 6 0 1.000 2.17 8 1 58.0 7 7 66 0.91 NYY
    4 Don Sutton 1966 8 Ind. Games 5 3 .625 2.21 8 1 61.0 4 8 50 0.97 LAD
    5 Wayne Simpson 1970 8 Ind. Games 5 1 .833 2.11 8 2 59.2 6 26 35 0.91 CIN
    6 Herb Score 1955 8 Ind. Games 4 3 .571 2.95 8 1 64.0 5 40 77 1.25 CLE
    7 Hyun-jin Ryu 2013 8 Ind. Games 4 2 .667 3.40 8 0 50.1 5 15 51 1.21 LAD
    8 Jeff Russell 1983 8 Ind. Games 4 3 .571 2.56 8 0 56.1 6 15 30 1.07 CIN
    9 Dave Rozema 1977 8 Ind. Games 3 1 .750 2.86 8 1 63.0 5 10 30 1.02 DET
    10 Steve Rogers 1973 8 Ind. Games 4 3 .571 1.36 8 2 66.0 3 20 31 0.97 MON
    11 Bill Pulsipher 1995 8 Ind. Games 2 5 .286 4.42 8 0 57.0 6 30 47 1.54 NYM
    12 Michael Pineda 2011 8 Ind. Games 5 2 .714 2.45 8 0 51.1 3 13 52 1.01 SEA
    13 Joe McClain 1961 8 Ind. Games 5 3 .625 2.67 8 1 64.0 3 11 20 0.98 WSA
    14 Eddie Lopat 1944 8 Ind. Games 2 4 .333 2.78 8 0 64.2 5 28 24 1.44 CHW
    15 Mike Leake 2010 8 Ind. Games 4 0 1.000 2.91 8 0 52.2 4 21 39 1.18 CIN
    16 Jason Jacome 1994 8 Ind. Games 4 3 .571 2.67 8 1 54.0 3 17 30 1.31 NYM
    17 Joey Hamilton 1994 8 Ind. Games 4 3 .571 2.02 8 1 58.0 2 17 31 1.14 SDP
    18 Brandon Duckworth 2001 8 Ind. Games 2 1 .667 3.14 8 0 51.2 2 22 32 1.24 PHI
    19 Jose DeLeon 1983 8 Ind. Games 5 2 .714 2.08 8 1 65.0 3 26 73 0.95 PIT
    20 Willie Adams 1996 8 Ind. Games 1 2 .333 4.38 8 0 51.1 11 16 46 1.29 OAK
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 5/15/2014.

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    The numbers on Tanaka and Sutton are close.

    Comments on Going 6+ IP In Your First 8 Career Starts

    1. KPOcala
      May 16th, 2014 | 1:30 am

      The numbers “may” be close for Tananka and Sutton. Remember, Chavez Ravine would have easily make Pettite a 300+ plus winner. Sutton making the HOF, and the ones who wait for twenty years, or never make it is baseball heresy.

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