That'll help the ol' FIP.
Today, Yovani Gallardo pitched a wonderful game. He allowed just four hits in seven innings, with one earned run coming on an Andrew McCutchen home run. Gallardo also struck out 14 Pirates hitters while walking none.
That is the most batters a Brewers pitcher has ever struck out without giving up a walk. Here are the Brewers pitchers who had zero walks with at least twelve strikeouts in a game:
|Yovani Gallardo||July 15, 2012||Pittsburgh Pirates||14||0|
|Dave Bush||July 10, 2008||Colorado Rockies||13||0|
|Yovani Gallardo||June 24, 2010||Minnesota Twins||12||0|
|Chris Capuano||June 16, 2006||Cleveland Indians||12||0|
|Jamey Wright||August 31, 2001||Houston Astros||12||0|
|Teddy Higuera||July 15, 1988||Texas Rangers||12||0|
Gallardo still needed quite a few to catch up to the All-Time record for most strikeouts with no walks:
|Randy Johnson||May 8. 2001||Cincinnati Reds||20||0|
|Kerry Wood||May 6, 1998||Houston Astros||20||0|
|Roger Clemens||September 18, 1996||Detroit Tigers||20||0|
|Roger Clemens||April 29, 1986||Seattle Mariners||20||0|
|Randy Johnson||June 24, 1997||Oakland Athletics||19||0|
|Luis Tiant||July 3, 1968||Minnesota Twins||19||0|
|Roger Clemens||August 25, 1998||Kansas City Royals||18||0|
Francisco Rodriguez and John Axford also contributed three strikeouts combined, with zero walks. That gave the team as a whole 17 strikeouts and 0 walks on the day. That ties the Brewers team record for a game. The 2007 Brewers also reached those numbers on April 10 of that year against the Florida Marlins. Get ready for a fun list of former Brewers.
Claudio Vargas started the game and pitched five innings with nine strikeouts. Carlos Villanueva then pitched 1.1 innings with a strikeout. Brian Shouse (0.2 innings) and Matt Wise (1 inning) did not strike anyone out. Derrick Turnbow did, striking out two in one inning. Greg Aquino picked up three more strikeouts in a couple of innings, with Elmer Dessens and Francisco Cordero wrapping things up with an inning and a strikeout apiece.