Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday Trivia

This week's question:
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Matt Cain struck out 14 Astros in his perfect game last week tying Sandy Koufax's record for most strikeouts in a perfect game. In the 22 perfect games in Major League history dating back to 1880, how many times did the pitcher record double digit strikeouts?

Last week's question:

The Seattle Mariners used six different pitchers to no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 8th: Kevin Millwood, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmsen. When is the last time six pitchers combined for a Major League no-hitter?

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This was only the second time in Major League history that 6 different pitchers combined to no-hit a team. The Houston Astros no-hit the New York Yankees on June 11, 2003 using 6 pitchers as well. Roy Oswalt left the game in the second inning with a groin injury opening the door for five Astro relievers to make history.
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Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner held the Yankees hitless for the remaining 8 innings as they recorded the first 6-man combined no-hitter in Major League History.
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In the end the innings broke down like this:

Roy Oswalt 1 IP
Pete Munro 2 2/3 IP
Kirk Saarloos 1 1/3 IP
Brad Lidge 2 IP
Octavio Dotel 1 IP
Billy Wagner 1 IP

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