TODAYSPORTSTAT-July 7, 2017
Cleveland pitcher Corey Kluber on July 4th became the 12th pitcher in MLB history to strikeout 10 or more batters in five consecutive games. Kluber had 10 K’s in the Indians 1-0 loss to San Diego that day.
Chris Sale and Pedro Martinez hold the MLB record for most consecutive games with 10+ strikeouts, eight. Sale has done it twice in his career.
Following are the pitchers with five or more consecutive games with 10+ strikeouts:
8: Chris Sale(twice), Pedro Martinez
7: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Nolan Ryan
6: Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw, Randy Johnson (four times), Pedro Martinez, Nolan Ryan
5: David Price, Johan Santana, Pedro Martinez (three times), Randy Johnson (three times), Curt Schilling, Nolan Ryan, Dwight Gooden, J.R. Richard, Corey Kluber