In Shaun Marcum's strong start tonight, he posted nine strikeouts. It's a big mark for several reasons. First of all, it's his highest strikeout total in his two seasons as a Brewer. It's also his highest strikeout total since July 30, 2010. Here is a list of his best strikeout performances in his career:
This was also only the fourth game of the season where a starter had at least nine strikeouts. Two of the other starts were by Zack Greinke, and the third came from Marco Estrada.