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    MLB Network lists the 25 greatest pitching performances of all time

    #25 John Smoltz Game 7 1991 NLCS
    #24 Greg Maddux (8/2/95) 88 pitch 2 hit shutout vs STL
    #23 Tom Glavine Game 6 1995 World Series
    #22 Rod Guidry (6/17/78) 18 K performance vs Angels
    #21 Strasburg's MLB debut vs Pirates
    #20 Tom Seaver strikes out 19 and 10 consecutive in a 4/22/70 start
    #19 Doc Halladay's postseason no-no (the one Phillies fans have waited for)
    #18 Johnson's 20 K game in '01 vs CIN
    #17 Clemens 20 K game vs DET in '96 (2nd one)
    #16 Clemens 20 K game vs MIL in '86 (1st one, setting record)
    #15 Kerry Wood's one hit shutout, 20 K game in '98 vs HOU
    #14 Scherzer's 17 K no-hitter (struck out 9 in a row at one point) vs Mets in '15
    #13 Kershaw's 15 K no-hitter vs COL in '14
    #12 Nolan Ryan's 7th no-hitter in '91 vs TOR
    #11 Matt Cain's perfecto, 14 K vs HOU in '12
    #10 Koufax's perfecto, 14 K in 1965 vs CHC
    #9 Pedro (as an Expo) perfecto thru 9, allowing leadoff 2B in 10th in '95
    #8 Pedro 17 K one hit (solo HR by Chili Davis) performance vs Yanks in September of '99
    #7 Pedro 6 no-hit innings in relief of Game 5 of ALDS vs Indians
    #6 MadBum's 5 shutout innings in relief of Game 7 of 2014 World Series on short rest
    #5 Clemens Game 4 2000 ALCS vs SEA (one hit shutout, 15 K)
    #4 Koufax 15 Ks in Game 1 World Series vs Yanks
    #3 Gibson's 5 hit shutout, record 17 K in Game 1 of 1968 WS vs Tigers
    #2 Koufax (on two days rest) throws 3 hit shutout, 10 K in Game 7 of WS in 1965 vs Twins
    #1 Jack Morris 10 inning shutout in Game 7 vs Braves in 1991 WS

    So many issues with this list. I'm completely flummoxed as to how there's no Don Larsen, no Harvey Haddix, Kerry Wood is 15th... I mean, I can take the other 2 but I'm absolutely shocked that Larsen's PG didn't make the list considering some of these other choices.

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    Don Larsenís WS PG should easily be number 1. Quite strange indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOwolfOL View Post
    #25 John Smoltz Game 7 1991 NLCS
    #24 Greg Maddux (8/2/95) 88 pitch 2 hit shutout vs STL
    #23 Tom Glavine Game 6 1995 World Series
    #22 Rod Guidry (6/17/78) 18 K performance vs Angels
    #21 Strasburg's MLB debut vs Pirates
    #20 Tom Seaver strikes out 19 and 10 consecutive in a 4/22/70 start
    #19 Doc Halladay's postseason no-no (the one Phillies fans have waited for)
    #18 Johnson's 20 K game in '01 vs CIN
    #17 Clemens 20 K game vs DET in '96 (2nd one)
    #16 Clemens 20 K game vs MIL in '86 (1st one, setting record)
    #15 Kerry Wood's one hit shutout, 20 K game in '98 vs HOU
    #14 Scherzer's 17 K no-hitter (struck out 9 in a row at one point) vs Mets in '15
    #13 Kershaw's 15 K no-hitter vs COL in '14
    #12 Nolan Ryan's 7th no-hitter in '91 vs TOR
    #11 Matt Cain's perfecto, 14 K vs HOU in '12
    #10 Koufax's perfecto, 14 K in 1965 vs CHC
    #9 Pedro (as an Expo) perfecto thru 9, allowing leadoff 2B in 10th in '95
    #8 Pedro 17 K one hit (solo HR by Chili Davis) performance vs Yanks in September of '99
    #7 Pedro 6 no-hit innings in relief of Game 5 of ALDS vs Indians
    #6 MadBum's 5 shutout innings in relief of Game 7 of 2014 World Series on short rest
    #5 Clemens Game 4 2000 ALCS vs SEA (one hit shutout, 15 K)
    #4 Koufax 15 Ks in Game 1 World Series vs Yanks
    #3 Gibson's 5 hit shutout, record 17 K in Game 1 of 1968 WS vs Tigers
    #2 Koufax (on two days rest) throws 3 hit shutout, 10 K in Game 7 of WS in 1965 vs Twins
    #1 Jack Morris 10 inning shutout in Game 7 vs Braves in 1991 WS

    So many issues with this list. I'm completely flummoxed as to how there's no Don Larsen, no Harvey Haddix, Kerry Wood is 15th... I mean, I can take the other 2 but I'm absolutely shocked that Larsen's PG didn't make the list considering some of these other choices.
    Absolutely. Looks like any games prior to 1965, miss the list.

    I'll add a few more

    Carl Hubbell 7-2-33 - pitched 18 shutout innings, striking out 12, allowing 6 base hits.

    Walter Johnson went 18 shutout innings, allowing 10 hits, striking out 9 in 1918

    What about Koufax's 14 K, no-hitter?

    What about Lincecum's 2 hit shutout, 14 K/1 BB in Game 1 of the NLDS in 2010 against the Braves?

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    MLB Network lists the 25 greatest pitching performances of all time

    I saw #22 in person at Yankee Stadium


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    Iím shocked Scherzerís 20K game isnít on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefeckcampaign View Post
    Don Larsenís WS PG should easily be number 1. Quite strange indeed.
    Actually, should have been a no-brainer.

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    The content of the list aside. Reading the games on the list and thinking of those games brought a big smile to my face. Another thing I love about the game; its incredible history.

    That being said, a WS perfect game not being on the list is very strange. And Iíd advocate for Docís playoff no hitter to be moved up and submit that his 10 inning 98 pitch shutout that finished in 2:03 make the list in an era of slow play and babied pitchers, this is an oft overlooked gem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WOwolfOL View Post
    #25 John Smoltz Game 7 1991 NLCS
    #24 Greg Maddux (8/2/95) 88 pitch 2 hit shutout vs STL
    #23 Tom Glavine Game 6 1995 World Series
    #22 Rod Guidry (6/17/78) 18 K performance vs Angels
    #21 Strasburg's MLB debut vs Pirates
    #20 Tom Seaver strikes out 19 and 10 consecutive in a 4/22/70 start
    #19 Doc Halladay's postseason no-no (the one Phillies fans have waited for)
    #18 Johnson's 20 K game in '01 vs CIN
    #17 Clemens 20 K game vs DET in '96 (2nd one)
    #16 Clemens 20 K game vs MIL in '86 (1st one, setting record)
    #15 Kerry Wood's one hit shutout, 20 K game in '98 vs HOU
    #14 Scherzer's 17 K no-hitter (struck out 9 in a row at one point) vs Mets in '15
    #13 Kershaw's 15 K no-hitter vs COL in '14
    #12 Nolan Ryan's 7th no-hitter in '91 vs TOR
    #11 Matt Cain's perfecto, 14 K vs HOU in '12
    #10 Koufax's perfecto, 14 K in 1965 vs CHC
    #9 Pedro (as an Expo) perfecto thru 9, allowing leadoff 2B in 10th in '95
    #8 Pedro 17 K one hit (solo HR by Chili Davis) performance vs Yanks in September of '99
    #7 Pedro 6 no-hit innings in relief of Game 5 of ALDS vs Indians
    #6 MadBum's 5 shutout innings in relief of Game 7 of 2014 World Series on short rest
    #5 Clemens Game 4 2000 ALCS vs SEA (one hit shutout, 15 K)
    #4 Koufax 15 Ks in Game 1 World Series vs Yanks
    #3 Gibson's 5 hit shutout, record 17 K in Game 1 of 1968 WS vs Tigers
    #2 Koufax (on two days rest) throws 3 hit shutout, 10 K in Game 7 of WS in 1965 vs Twins
    #1 Jack Morris 10 inning shutout in Game 7 vs Braves in 1991 WS

    So many issues with this list. I'm completely flummoxed as to how there's no Don Larsen, no Harvey Haddix, Kerry Wood is 15th... I mean, I can take the other 2 but I'm absolutely shocked that Larsen's PG didn't make the list considering some of these other choices.
    That list almost seems categorical. All the braves together. The 20K games together. The 3 pedros together. 2 relief appearances together.

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    Did they offer any kind of formula as to how these were established or was it just what they thought would make for a good tv special?

    Wood 15th is nonsense. No Larsen is nonsense. This list is nonsense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by turnaround3 View Post
    Did they offer any kind of formula as to how these were established or was it just what they thought would make for a good tv special?

    Wood 15th is nonsense. No Larsen is nonsense. This list is nonsense.
    Not really sure, I started watching it halfway through and then I just found the whole list online to see if I missed something

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    The Halladay perfecto against the Marlins was probably better than his no-no. Post-season probably weighed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flips333 View Post
    That list almost seems categorical. All the braves together. The 20K games together. The 3 pedros together. 2 relief appearances together.
    Thought that was a little odd as well. Somebody just that fín lazy?

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    What about Drew Hutchison's Maddux in 2015? IIRC one ball left the infield in the air out of the 3 hits he surrendered and he finished off the last 6 innings without giving up a hit. I'm not even joking about this. The stat sheet isn't lit up as he only got 8 K's but the White Sox could not make solid contact for the life of them. 1 line drive all game to go with 13 ground balls and 8 fly balls.

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    Why isn't Orel Hershiser's 59-inning streak breaker up there? He pitched 10-shutout innings the night he broke it.

    The media loons have such a huge boner for Jack Morris. It's disgusting.
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