Darvish whiffs 10

There have been 143 occasions this season in which a pitcher has struck out 10+ batters and no one has done it more frequently this season than Yu Darvish who struck out 10 in seven innings in a brilliant performance as the Rangers defeated James Shields and the Rays, 1-0.

Here are the 2012 multi-game leaders in 10+ strikeout games:

Rk Player # W L W-L% ERA IP SO
1 Yu Darvish 8 Ind. Games 5 3 .625 2.67 57.1 84
2 R.A. Dickey 6 Ind. Games 6 0 1.000 0.36 49.1 66
3 Stephen Strasburg 5 Ind. Games 5 0 1.000 1.97 32.0 57
4 James Shields 5 Ind. Games 2 1 .667 2.75 36.0 52
5 Felix Hernandez 5 Ind. Games 4 0 1.000 0.21 42.0 59
6 Max Scherzer 4 Ind. Games 3 1 .750 1.61 28.0 48
7 Chris Sale 4 Ind. Games 4 0 1.000 2.25 28.0 50
8 CC Sabathia 4 Ind. Games 3 1 .750 1.91 33.0 42
9 Madison Bumgarner 4 Ind. Games 3 0 1.000 1.15 31.1 43
10 Justin Verlander 3 Ind. Games 2 0 1.000 0.69 26.0 38
11 David Price 3 Ind. Games 2 0 1.000 2.05 22.0 33
12 Ivan Nova 3 Ind. Games 2 1 .667 3.72 19.1 32
13 James McDonald 3 Ind. Games 3 0 1.000 3.10 20.1 31
14 Lance Lynn 3 Ind. Games 2 0 1.000 1.33 20.1 33
15 Cliff Lee 3 Ind. Games 0 1 .000 2.31 23.1 34
16 Gio Gonzalez 3 Ind. Games 2 1 .667 3.68 22.0 30
17 Matt Cain 3 Ind. Games 2 0 1.000 0.72 25.0 35
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Generated 8/29/2012.

Here are the Texas Rangers leaders in 10+ strikeout games in a season:

Rk Player Year # W L W-L% ERA IP SO
1 Nolan Ryan 1989 18 Ind. Games 11 5 .688 2.49 144.2 211
2 Nolan Ryan 1990 8 Ind. Games 3 3 .500 1.34 67.1 101
3 Yu Darvish 2012 8 Ind. Games 5 3 .625 2.67 57.1 84
4 Bobby Witt 1990 7 Ind. Games 6 1 .857 1.81 54.2 72
5 Fergie Jenkins 1974 7 Ind. Games 6 1 .857 1.55 64.0 70
6 Jim Bibby 1973 7 Ind. Games 3 3 .500 2.87 62.2 83
7 C.J. Wilson 2011 6 Ind. Games 3 1 .750 2.56 45.2 63
8 Nolan Ryan 1991 6 Ind. Games 5 0 1.000 0.78 46.0 70
9 Bobby Witt 1986 5 Ind. Games 1 1 .500 3.90 32.1 57
10 Gaylord Perry 1975 5 Ind. Games 4 1 .800 2.15 46.0 55
11 Colby Lewis 2010 5 Ind. Games 3 1 .750 2.52 35.2 50
12 Bobby Witt 1987 4 Ind. Games 2 0 1.000 2.08 30.1 42
13 Tom Cheney 1963 4 Ind. Games 3 1 .750 1.57 34.1 45
14 Tom Cheney 1962 4 Ind. Games 3 0 1.000 0.82 43.2 53
15 Bobby Witt 1989 3 Ind. Games 3 0 1.000 3.08 26.1 31
16 Bobby Witt 1988 3 Ind. Games 2 1 .667 2.08 26.0 31
17 Aaron Sele 1999 3 Ind. Games 2 1 .667 1.66 21.2 33
18 Gaylord Perry 1977 3 Ind. Games 1 1 .500 1.73 26.0 36
19 Cliff Lee 2010 3 Ind. Games 0 1 .000 3.91 23.0 34
20 Charlie Hough 1987 3 Ind. Games 2 1 .667 3.38 24.0 34
21 Jim Duckworth 1965 3 Ind. Games 2 0 1.000 2.45 22.0 34
22 Ed Correa 1986 3 Ind. Games 2 1 .667 0.68 26.2 30
23 Bert Blyleven 1977 3 Ind. Games 3 0 1.000 0.67 27.0 36
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Generated 8/29/2012.

Team president Nolan Ryan watched the Darvish performance from his first row seat last night.