Editorial Note: The latest information graphic from the talented Craig Robinson of Flip Flop Fly Ball shows us that when scoring a game, it really doesn’t matter what a lineup does when its pitcher is striking out 20 or more batters on the opposing team [D.P.].

Update: And here’s the Randy Johnson 20 strike out game that went into extra innings for those who care not for the importance of pitching wins or complete games during a twenty strike out performance:

Comments (13)

  1. what about Randy Johnson’s 20 K game? I realize it went into extras, but he did accumulate all 20 in the first 9 innings.

  2. I use ‘F3′ to indicate a foul fop fly, and ‘P3′ for a fair pop fly, but to the outfield a ‘F9′ means fly out, fair or foul. To each his own.

    • I tend to use #F instead of FO# when noting a foul out to a given position.

      So F9 would be a flyout to right while 9F would be a foulout to right.

      But to each his own.

  3. Your 1 looks the same as I

  4. Let’s not forget it was Calgarian Chris Reitsma who matched Randy Johnson with 1 run over 8 in that game.

  5. Randy could have pulled the Yovani Gallardo 4/29/09, 1-0 victory, give up no runs, hit a homer.

  6. Not only did each of the Clemens and Wood games feature a three-strikeout fifth inning, all but one of those batters were caught looking. Either the hitters were discouraged by that point or the umpires were becoming participants, or both. Or it’s just a fluke.

    Johnson’s game is particularly impressive in that he had only two strikeouts looking. Even more definitive somehow than Wood and Clemens.

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