The 10 Strikeout Postseason Game Report

Zack Greinke struck out 10 Cardinals in eight innings last night, making it the fifth time already that pitcher has had a 10+ strikeout game this postseason

Player Date Series G Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str
Max Scherzer 2012-10-18 ALCS 4 DET NYY W 8-1 GS-6 ,W 5.2 2 1 1 2 10 0 98 69
Hiroki Kuroda 2012-10-14 ALCS 2 NYY DET L 0-3 GS-8 ,L 7.2 5 3 3 0 11 0 103 69
Justin Verlander 2012-10-11 ALDS 5 DET OAK W 6-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 4 0 0 1 11 0 122 83
Homer Bailey 2012-10-09 NLDS 3 CIN SFG L 1-2 GS-7 7.0 1 1 1 1 10 0 88 60
Adam Wainwright 2012-10-07 NLDS 1 STL WSN L 2-3 GS-6 5.2 6 1 1 3 10 0 100 60
Justin Verlander 2012-10-06 ALDS 1 DET OAK W 3-1 GS-7 ,W 7.0 3 1 1 4 11 1 121 79
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There were six 10+ strikeout performances last postseason

Player Date Series G Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str
Max Scherzer 2012-10-18 ALCS 4 DET NYY W 8-1 GS-6 ,W 5.2 2 1 1 2 10 0 98 69
Hiroki Kuroda 2012-10-14 ALCS 2 NYY DET L 0-3 GS-8 ,L 7.2 5 3 3 0 11 0 103 69
Justin Verlander 2012-10-11 ALDS 5 DET OAK W 6-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 4 0 0 1 11 0 122 83
Homer Bailey 2012-10-09 NLDS 3 CIN SFG L 1-2 GS-7 7.0 1 1 1 1 10 0 88 60
Adam Wainwright 2012-10-07 NLDS 1 STL WSN L 2-3 GS-6 5.2 6 1 1 3 10 0 100 60
Justin Verlander 2012-10-06 ALDS 1 DET OAK W 3-1 GS-7 ,W 7.0 3 1 1 4 11 1 121 79
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The Most 10+ Strikeout games in a postseason

Last season tied the record and we could break the record this season

Rk Year #
1 2012 6
2 2010 6
3 2001 6
4 2013 5
5 2003 5
6 1999 5
7 1997 5
8 1998 4
9 1973 4
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The Tigers have already tied their team record for most in a postseason

Rk Tm Year #
1 DET 2012 3
2 DET 2013 3
3 DET 1907 1
4 DET 1909 1
5 DET 1972 1
6 DET 1945 1
7 DET 2011 1
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Rk Player Date Series G Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO Pit Str
1 Justin Verlander 2013-10-10 ALDS 5 OAK W 3-0 GS-8 ,W 8.0 2 0 0 1 10 111 76
2 Justin Verlander 2013-10-05 ALDS 2 OAK L 0-1 GS-7 7.0 4 0 0 1 11 117 73
3 Max Scherzer 2013-10-04 ALDS 1 OAK W 3-2 GS-7 ,W 7.0 3 2 2 2 11 118 78
4 Max Scherzer 2012-10-18 ALCS 4 NYY W 8-1 GS-6 ,W 5.2 2 1 1 2 10 98 69
5 Justin Verlander 2012-10-11 ALDS 5 OAK W 6-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 4 0 0 1 11 122 83
6 Justin Verlander 2012-10-06 ALDS 1 OAK W 3-1 GS-7 ,W 7.0 3 1 1 4 11 121 79
7 Justin Verlander 2011-10-03 ALDS 3 NYY W 5-4 GS-8 ,W 8.0 6 4 4 3 11 120 74
8 Joe Coleman 1972-10-10 ALCS 3 OAK W 3-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 7 0 0 3 14
9 Hal Newhouser 1945-10-10 WS 7 CHC W 9-3 CG 9 ,W 9.0 10 3 3 1 10
10 George Mullin 1909-10-12 WS 4 PIT W 5-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 5 0 0 2 10
11 Bill Donovan 1907-10-08 WS 1 CHC T 3-3 CG 12 12.0 10 3 1 3 12
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The 1965 Dodgers had the most in franchise history

Rk Tm Year #
1 LAD 1965 3
2 LAD 2013 2
3 LAD 1963 1
4 LAD 1988 1
5 BRO 1953 1
6 BRO 1956 1
7 BRO 1949 1
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Player Date Series G Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str
Zack Greinke 2013-10-11 NLCS 1 LAD STL L 2-3 GS-8 8.0 4 2 2 1 10 0 104 68
Clayton Kershaw 2013-10-03 NLDS 1 LAD ATL W 6-1 GS-7 ,W 7.0 3 1 1 3 12 0 124 77
Tim Belcher 1988-10-05 NLCS 2 LAD NYM W 6-3 GS-9 ,W 8.1 5 3 3 3 10 1 134 90
Sandy Koufax 1965-10-14 WS 7 LAD MIN W 2-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 3 0 0 3 10 0 132 86
Sandy Koufax 1965-10-11 WS 5 LAD MIN W 7-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 4 0 0 1 10 0
Don Drysdale 1965-10-10 WS 4 LAD MIN W 7-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 5 2 2 2 11 2
Sandy Koufax 1963-10-02 WS 1 LAD NYY W 5-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 6 2 2 3 15 1
Sal Maglie 1956-10-03 WS 1 BRO NYY W 6-3 CG 9 ,W 9.0 9 3 3 4 10 2
Carl Erskine 1953-10-02 WS 3 BRO NYY W 3-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 6 2 2 3 14 0
Don Newcombe 1949-10-05 WS 1 BRO NYY L 0-1 CG 9 ,L 8.0 5 1 1 0 11 1
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Pitchers with the most career 10+ postseason strikeout games

Rk Player # W L W-L% SO
1 Justin Verlander 5 4 0 1.000 54
2 Cliff Lee 5 5 0 1.000 54
3 Randy Johnson 5 3 2 .600 56
4 Bob Gibson 5 5 0 1.000 60
5 John Smoltz 4 1 3 .250 42
6 Mike Mussina 4 0 1 .000 45
7 Jim Palmer 3 3 0 1.000 34
8 Sandy Koufax 3 3 0 1.000 35
9 Josh Beckett 3 2 1 .667 32
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The most strikeouts in postseason games

Rk Player Date Series G Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP SO
1 Bob Gibson 1968-10-02 WS 1 STL DET W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 17
2 Kevin Brown 1998-09-29 NLDS 1 SDP HOU W 2-1 GS-8 ,W 8.0 16
3 Roger Clemens 2000-10-14 ALCS 4 NYY SEA W 5-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 15
4 Livan Hernandez 1997-10-12 NLCS 5 FLA ATL W 2-1 CG 9 ,W 9.0 15
5 Mike Mussina 1997-10-11 ALCS 3 BAL CLE L 1-2 GS-7 7.0 15
6 Sandy Koufax 1963-10-02 WS 1 LAD NYY W 5-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 15
7 Tim Lincecum 2010-10-07 NLDS 1 SFG ATL W 1-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 14
8 Mike Scott 1986-10-08 NLCS 1 HOU NYM W 1-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 14
9 Mike Boddicker 1983-10-06 ALCS 2 BAL CHW W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 14
10 John Candelaria 1975-10-07 NLCS 3 PIT CIN L 3-5 GS-8 7.2 14
11 Joe Coleman 1972-10-10 ALCS 3 DET OAK W 3-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 14
12 Carl Erskine 1953-10-02 WS 3 BRO NYY W 3-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 14
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Pitchers with the most 10+ strikeout World Series games

There have been 52 10+ strikeout games in World Series history

Rk Player # W L W-L% SO
1 Justin Verlander 5 4 0 1.000 54
2 Cliff Lee 5 5 0 1.000 54
3 Randy Johnson 5 3 2 .600 56
4 Bob Gibson 5 5 0 1.000 60
5 John Smoltz 4 1 3 .250 42
6 Mike Mussina 4 0 1 .000 45
7 Jim Palmer 3 3 0 1.000 34
8 Sandy Koufax 3 3 0 1.000 35
9 Josh Beckett 3 2 1 .667 32
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The most strikeouts in World Series games

Rk Player Date Series G Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP SO
1 Bob Gibson 1968-10-02 WS 1 STL DET W 4-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 17
2 Sandy Koufax 1963-10-02 WS 1 LAD NYY W 5-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 15
3 Carl Erskine 1953-10-02 WS 3 BRO NYY W 3-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 14
4 Bob Gibson 1964-10-12 WS 5 STL NYY W 5-2 CG 10 ,W 10.0 13
5 Howard Ehmke 1929-10-08 WS 1 PHA CHC W 3-1 CG 9 ,W 9.0 13
6 Orlando Hernandez 2000-10-24 WS 3 NYY NYM L 2-4 GS-8 ,L 7.1 12
7 Tom Seaver 1973-10-16 WS 3 NYM OAK L 2-3 GS-8 8.0 12
8 Mort Cooper 1944-10-08 WS 5 STL SLB W 2-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 12
9 Walter Johnson 1924-10-04 WS 1 WSH NYG L 3-4 CG 12 ,L 12.0 12
10 Bill Donovan 1907-10-08 WS 1 DET CHC T 3-3 CG 12 12.0 12
11 Ed Walsh 1906-10-11 WS 3 CHW CHC W 3-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 12
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