MLB: The Most Dominant Strikeout Pitchers of the Postseason

John Smoltz Has the Most Strikeouts in Postseason History

John Smoltz Has the Most Strikeouts in Postseason History

MOST STRIKEOUTS PER 9 IP (SEASON)

  PITCHER K/IP IP SEASON TEAM
1. Francisco Rodriguez 13.500 18.2 2002 Anaheim Angels
1. Max Scherzer 13.500 17.1 2012 Detroit Tigers
3. Sterling Hitchcock 13.091 22.0 1998 San Diego Padres
4. Mike Mussina 12.724 29.0 1997 Baltimore Orioles
5. Pedro Martinez 12.177 17.0 1999 Boston Red Sox
6. John Smoltz 12.000 15.0 1997 Atlanta Braves
6. Adam Wainwright 12.000 15.0 2012 St. Louis Cardinals
8. Cliff Lee 11.860 35.2 2010 Texas Rangers
9. Bob Gibson 11.667 27.0 1968 St. Louis Cardinals
10. Sandy Koufax 11.500 18.0 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers

MOST STRIKEOUTS (SEASON)

  PITCHER K IP  SEASON TEAM
1. Curt Schilling 56 48.1 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks
2. Josh Beckett 47 42.2 2003 Florida Marlins
2. Randy Johnson 47 41.1 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks
2. Cliff Lee 47 35.2 2010 Texas Rangers
5. Kevin Brown 46 39.1 1998 San Diego Padres
6. Tim Lincecum 43 37.0 2010 San Francisco Giants
7. Mike Mussina 41 29.0 1997 Baltimore Orioles
8. Orel Hershiser 35 35.1 1995 Cleveland Indians
8. Tom Seaver 35 31.2 1973 New York Mets
8. Josh Beckett 35 30.0 2007 Boston Red Sox
8. Bob Gibson 35 27.0 1968 St. Louis Cardinals

MOST STRIKEOUTS PER 9 IP (CAREER)

  PITCHER K/IP IP
1. Brad Lidge 12.309 45.1
2. Sterling Hitchcock 12.033 30.2
3. Francisco Rodriguez 12.027 36.2
4. Adam Wainwright 11.571 39.2
5. Max Scherzer 11.475 40.0
6. Ryan Madson 11.057 35.0
7. Armando Benitez 10.681 30.1
8. Tim Lincecum 10.372 54.2
9. Mark Wohlers 10.330 38.1
10. Jeff Nelson 10.270 54.1

MOST STRIKEOUTS (CAREER)

  PITCHER K
1. John Smoltz 199
2. Andy Pettitte 183
3. Roger Clemens 173
4. Mike Mussina 145
5. Tom Glavine 143
6. Randy Johnson 132
7. Greg Maddux 125
8. Curt Schilling 120
9. Mariano Rivera 110
10. Orlando Hernandez 107

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