The Tigers' starting pitching is on a historic run of domination. That the team's record is three wins and two losses in the last five games is perhaps even more unbelievable. Here are the results of each starting pitcher for the last five games:
ALDS Game 5, October 10, Justin Verlander, 8 innings, 2 hits, 10 strikeouts, 0 runs
ALCS Game 1, October 12, Anibal Sanchez, 6 innings, 0 hits, 12 strikeouts, 0 runs
ALCS Game 2, October 13, Max Scherzer, 7 innings, 2 hits, 13 strikeouts, 1 run
ALCS Game 3, October 15, Justin Verlander, 8 innings, 4 hits, 10 strikeouts, 1 run
ALCS Game 4, October 16, Doug Fister, 6 innings, 8 hits, 7 strikeouts, 1 run
Each starter averaged more than one strikeout per inning. The last time a pitcher allowed more than one run was nine days ago, when Fister allowed three but Scherzer pitched in relief for the ALDS game four victory. Strangely this is true even when considering the relievers, as each of six pitchers was charged with one run in the ALCS game two debacle.
Has there ever been a time in baseball history that a team has gone nine days without a pitcher allowing more than one run? The Giants came close last year, but allowed the Cardinals eight runs in game 4 of the NLCS.
Which of the starts do you think was the most dominating?