Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Zach Davies got his MLB-leading 17th win yesterday over the Chicago Cubs.
Davies became the 10th Brewers pitcher in franchise history to win 17 or more games in a season. He also became the second-youngest to reach 17 wins, surpassed only by Lary Sorensen who won 18 games in the 1978 season.
The 10 Brewers pitchers to win 17 or more games in a season: Mike Caldwell and Teddy Higuera (both did it twice), Chris Capuano, Jim Colborn, Zach Davies, Yovani Gallardo, Jaime Navarro, Wily Peralta, Lary Sorensen, Pete Vukovich, each with one season with 17 or more wins for the Brewers.
With a 31-17 career record with the Brewers, Davies also currently holds the top spot for the team with the best winning percentage. With pitchers who have a minimum of 30 wins for the Brewers, Davies’ winning percentage of .646 tops the club. Vukovich is the only other Brewers pitcher with a career win percentage over .600; he was 40-26 (.606). Only four other Milwaukee pitchers have a career win percentage of .550 or better (again, minimum of 30 wins to qualify for the list). They are: Higuera, 94-64 (.595), Gallardo, 89-64 (.582), Juan Nieves, 32-25 (.561) and Caldwell, 102-80 (.560).
Here are some of the numbers that helped define the Packers 17-9 win over the Seattle Seahawks on September 10.
- The Pack was scoreless after the first quarter. With their win yesterday, they have now won three straight when they do not score in the first quarter. They are 10-11 since the 2012 season in games when they are held scoreless in the first quarter.
- They were also scoreless after the first half. That is usually not good news. Prior to yesterday, Green Bay was 2-8 in their last 10 games when they did not score in the first half. They are now 5-11 since 2000 in games when they are held scoreless in the first half.
- The Packers defense held the Seahawks to 235 total yards of offense. The Packers have now won 17 of their last 20 games when they hold the opposition under 250 total yards in a contest.
- Green Bay had the ball for 39:13 of the 60 minutes. It was the 16th game since 1986 that the Packers had 39 or more minutes Time of Possession in a game; they are 12-4 in those games. Pittsburgh leads the NFL with 31 games with 39 of more minutes Time of Possession in a contest since ’86.
- Randall Cobb led the Pack with nine receptions. It was his eighth career game with nine or more receptions (his career-high is 11 catches in a game). Green Bay is 7-1 in those eight games.
- Aaron Rodgers had his 50th career 300-yard passing game (regular season games) in the game. Green Bay is 35-15 in those games. His Passer Rating for the game was a very un-Rodgerslike 86.5. The Packers are now 12-23 when Rodgers has a Passer Rating under 87 in a game that he started.
- Ty Montgomery led the running attack with 19 carries. It was the most carries in his career. He had 16 carries versus the Bears last season on December 18.
- The Packers had four drives yesterday of 10 plays or more, most in the league in yesterday’s games. In the four drives they punted twice, kicked a field goal, and ran out the clock to win the game.
- Green Bay did not allow the Seahawks to score a TD in the contest. It was the Pack’s 29th straight win when they keep the opponents out of the end zone. They are 64-7 in games since 1966 (start of the Super Bowl era) in games when the opposition does not score a touchdown.
- The Packers’ “D” allowed Seattle to convert on only three of 12 third-down plays yesterday (25%). Green Bay has now won nine of their last 12 when they hold their opponents to a third-down conversion percentage of 25% or less in a game. The Packers offense converted nine of 16 third downs (56.3%). They have now won 15 of their last 17 games when they convert 50% or more of their third downs in a game.
- Both teams scored under 20 in the game. For the Packers, it was their 20th game since 2006 when both teams scored under 20 points in a game. Green Bay is 11-9 in those games. The Kansas City Chiefs lead the NFL with 43 games played since 2006 where both teams scored under 20 points. Green Bay ranks 28th of the 32 NFL teams in this category.
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