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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Burnes matches record with 10 straight K’s

Corbin Burnes did exactly what a pitcher is supposed to do after being spotted a seven-run lead before he throws a single pitch.

He filled the zone with strikes.

Burnes matched an AL/NL record by striking out 10 consecutive Cubs during one particularly dominant stretch of what was shaping into a masterful start on Wednesday at Wrigley Field, where Burnes joined Tom Seaver and Aaron Nola in MLB’s record books.

Seaver, pitching for the Mets, struck out 10 straight Padres on April 22, 1970, for a record that stood more than 51 years. That is until this season, where it’s already been matched twice. Nola, pitching against Seaver’s former team, whiffed 10 straight Mets on June 25; now Burnes has joined him, getting 10 consecutive strikeouts—all swinging—from the start of the second inning through the first out of the fifth on a hot and humid night on Chicago’s North Side.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 11, 2021 at 10:38 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hombre Brotani Posted: August 11, 2021 at 11:04 PM (#6033976)
CUBS! *shakes fists*
   2. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: August 12, 2021 at 01:03 AM (#6033986)
The corpse of Jake Arrieta provided a nice contrast.
   3. Rally Posted: August 12, 2021 at 09:14 AM (#6034007)
In OOTP yesterday I had a 51 strikeout game (both teams combined) in 17 innings. If that happened in real life it would be a record. Several teams have struck out 26 in extra inning games, but none of them happened for both teams in the same game. Another day, another strikeout record.
   4. sanny manguillen Posted: August 12, 2021 at 09:50 AM (#6034020)
an AL/NL record
   5. Walt Davis Posted: August 12, 2021 at 06:04 PM (#6034165)
Hmmm ... I suppose we need to do that now that the NeL is recognized as a Major League. I wonder how good of a grasp we have of NeL in-game records, etc. Do we know there's a >10 streak in the NeL or is the writer just being precise?

But yes, I don't think anybody doubts that Burnes would dominate AAA which is the level the Cubs are at right now, maybe worse.

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