Alex Cobb and 2013 double-digit strikeout games

We should not ignore the amazing feat of Alex Cobb this weekend.

Friday night, Cobb struck out 13 batters in just 4.2 IP against the Padres. In addition, Cobb had a four-strikeout inning when Will Venable reached on a wild pitch.

Here are the games in which a pitcher has struck out at least 11 batters in five innings or less (since 1916)

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO ▾ Pit Str
1 Alex Cobb 2013-05-10 TBR SDP W 6-3 GS-5 4.2 5 3 3 2 13 117 77
2 Zack Greinke 2012-09-25 LAA SEA W 5-4 GS-5 ,W 5.0 7 1 1 2 13 110 70
3 Hisashi Iwakuma 2013-04-23 SEA HOU L 2-3 GS-5 ,L 5.0 6 3 2 3 11 93 62
4 Erik Bedard 2012-05-03 PIT STL W 6-3 GS-5 ,W 5.0 5 2 2 2 11 104 68
5 Matt Moore 2011-09-22 TBR NYY W 15-8 GS-5 ,W 5.0 4 0 0 1 11 84 59
6 Rich Harden 2009-07-31 CHC FLA L 2-5 GS-5 5.0 5 2 2 3 11 99 60
7 Max Scherzer 2008-09-07 ARI LAD L 3-5 GS-6 5.0 5 3 3 1 11 94 61
8 Kirk Saarloos 2006-09-19 OAK CLE W 7-3 GS-5 5.0 8 2 2 4 11 113 69
9 Oliver Perez 2006-09-12 NYM FLA W 6-4 GS-5 5.0 5 4 4 2 11 101 66
10 Jake Peavy 2003-04-03 SDP LAD W 6-1 GS-5 ,W 5.0 1 1 1 5 11 110 67
11 Rick Ankiel 2000-06-04 STL CLE L 2-3 GS-5 5.0 5 2 2 0 11 98 62
12 Tim Hudson 1999-06-08 OAK SDP L 3-5 GS-5 5.0 7 3 3 4 11 98 56
13 Mike Mussina 1997-08-23 BAL MIN W 5-4 GS-5 5.0 7 2 2 1 11
14 Nolan Ryan 1987-06-28 HOU SFG L 4-8 GS-5 ,L 5.0 8 8 6 3 11
15 Sid Fernandez 1986-07-30 NYM CHC L 3-4 GS-5 ,L 5.0 5 4 4 3 11
16 Scott Sanderson 1982-09-16 MON NYM L 4-9 GS-5 ,L 5.0 6 4 4 3 11
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Generated 5/13/2013.

There have been 40 double-digit strikeout games this season and only four have occurred in nine-inning pitching performances

Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP ▾ H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str
Shelby Miller 2013-05-10 STL COL W 3-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 1 0 0 0 13 0 113 84
Matt Harvey 2013-05-07 NYM CHW W 1-0 GS-9 9.0 1 0 0 0 12 0 105 76
Scott Feldman 2013-05-01 CHC SDP W 6-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 3 2 2 1 12 2 114 80
Adam Wainwright 2013-04-13 STL MIL W 8-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 4 0 0 0 12 0 115 84
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There have been 14 double-digit strikeout games this season in which the pitcher has gone six innings or less

Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO Pit Str
Alex Cobb 2013-05-10 TBR SDP W 6-3 GS-5 4.2 5 3 3 2 13 117 77
Hisashi Iwakuma 2013-04-23 SEA HOU L 2-3 GS-5 ,L 5.0 6 3 2 3 11 93 62
Jeff Samardzija 2013-04-07 CHC ATL L 1-5 GS-6 ,L 5.2 4 4 4 4 13 105 63
A.J. Burnett 2013-04-01 PIT CHC L 1-3 GS-6 ,L 5.2 6 3 3 1 10 98 61
Scott Kazmir 2013-05-09 CLE OAK W 9-2 GS-6 ,W 6.0 5 1 1 0 10 103 72
Hyun-jin Ryu 2013-04-30 LAD COL W 6-2 GS-6 ,W 6.0 3 2 2 2 12 105 74
Tony Cingrani 2013-04-28 CIN WSN W 5-2 GS-6 ,W 6.0 2 0 0 1 11 110 68
Ryan Dempster 2013-04-26 BOS HOU W 7-3 GS-6 ,W 6.0 4 2 2 3 10 104 64
Andy Pettitte 2013-04-24 NYY TBR L 0-3 GS-6 ,L 6.0 7 3 2 1 10 105 68
Yu Darvish 2013-04-24 TEX LAA W 11-3 GS-6 ,W 6.0 3 0 0 2 11 100 68
Madison Bumgarner 2013-04-19 SFG SDP W 3-2 GS-6 6.0 4 2 2 0 10 99 66
Max Scherzer 2013-04-12 DET OAK L 3-4 GS-6 6.0 5 2 1 1 11 100 65
Lance Lynn 2013-04-09 STL CIN W 5-1 GS-6 ,W 6.0 4 1 1 1 10 101 66
Brett Anderson 2013-04-07 OAK HOU W 9-3 GS-6 ,W 6.0 5 2 0 2 10 92 58
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Generated 5/13/2013.