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Scoreless pitching streak in Cardinals top three all-time

Immediately before Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun connected for a two-run home run against St. Louis Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal in Sunday’s eighth inning, FOX Sports Midwest put up a graphic. It indicated the longest scoreless streaks by Cardinals pitching, with the current streak then at 39 innings.

Prior to that, I had requested the same information from researcher Tom Orf. It follows. The data includes full innings only, no thirds. Full games are on the left, with the partial games before and after, followed by the total innings at the far right.

Consecutive scoreless innings pitched, team, St. Louis Cardinals

IP IP IP 1 2
Rk Strk Start End G W L CG SHO IP R before streak after YR YR
1 9/29/1962 4/13/1963 5 5 0 5 5 45 0 LY-21 27 5 32 53
2 7/6/1943 7/11/1943 4 4 0 4 4 36 0 6 36 0 42
T3 4/10/2013 4/13/2013 3 3 0 2 3 27 0 5 27 7 39
T3 9/20/1934 9/21/1934 3 3 0 3 3 27 0 8 27 4 39
5 9/9/1963 9/11/1963 3 3 0 2 3 27 0 3 27 6 36
6 5/31/1927 6/5/1927 3 3 0 3 3 27 0 8 27 0 35
T7 6/18/1968 6/20/1968 3 3 0 3 3 27 0 5 27 2 34
T7 8/20/1916 8/22/1916 3 3 0 2 3 27 0 3 27 4 34
9 9/6/1988 9/8/1988 3 3 0 2 3 27 0 2 27 4 33
10 9/26/1973 9/28/1973 3 3 0 2 3 27 0 0 27 5 32
11 7/8/1944 7/9/1944 3 3 0 3 3 27 0 0 27 4 31

The just-ended streak of 39 innings is tied for the third longest in team history and second-longest in a single season. The longest scoreless pitching streak in team history of 53 innings began at the end of the 1962 season and continued into 1963.

What I believe is the Major League Baseball record of 56 consecutive scoreless innings pitched was set by the Pittsburgh Pirates, from June 1 to June 9, 1903.

Along with the Cardinals team record, the MLB record remains safe.

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20 Responses to “Scoreless pitching streak in Cardinals top three all-time”

  1. Nutlaw says:

    Disappointing outing by the bullpen today.

      • crdswmn says:

        Matheny probably should so some tweaking. I don’t think my patience is strong enough to stand the voracious cannibalism of Cards fans on Twitter. Some of them need to be locked up for the safety of society.

        I feel bad for Boggs. I hope he figures it out soon.

        • blingboy says:

          I feel worse for Garcia.

          • crdswmn says:

            I feel bad for him too, but he wasn’t booed and vilified on the internet.

            • blingboy says:

              That’s because he didn’t stink up the joint.

              • crdswmn says:

                No. he didn’t. Stinking or not stinking doesn’t justify ugliness and death threats. So pardon me if I have sympathy for a good man who made mistakes and not fans who are ridiculous, petty, and mentally disturbed.

                • blingboy says:

                  I didn’t see the game because I was at work. So I’m not acquainted with the amount of booing that happened.

                  Certainly death threats are in poor taste. I assume you are talking about something more obnoxious than ‘off with his head’.

                    • kray66 says:

                      Sadly the internet and Twitter allows everyone to think they need to air their opinion, and like the old saying goes, most of the time they stink.

                      In the past, the only time your voice got heard was if you were smart enough to get an audience to listen to you or if you joined together with enough like-minded people to make it heard. Today, too many stupid people get an audience, and no one feels the need to work together since you can just peck away at a keyboard in anonymity.

  2. blingboy says:

    0-3 in one run games.

    Two guys I’ve seen enough of are Wiggy and Salas.

  3. Bw52 says:

    What is Matheny to do? Cards need Beltran to get hitting and since Adams is pretty much a 1B only that means Craig in RF if Adams starts at 1B.That should help keep Beltran healthy with the rest.

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