Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Ok, he gets a promotion and goes out and throws another 5 2/3 scoreless innings.

So, Thomas Pannone sets at, I think, 51 1/3 consecutive innings without giving up an EARNED run.  

So, I did some digging and asked Sean Lahman at SABR for some help in finding the minor league record for consecutive innings without giving up an earned run by a pitcher.   Here is his response:

"Our game-level data is incomplete for many minor leagues, but I believe the record for consecutive scoreless innings is 59, set by Irving Wilhelm of the Memphis Redbirds in 1907.  This was uncovered in 2004 when another pitcher, Brad Thompson with the Tennessee Smokies of the Southern League, ran his streak to 57.  (It was actually 49 in the Southern League and 8 in the FSL)".  Thompson's, like Pannone's streak, came over two seasons.

So, as officially as we know, Pannone would have to go 8 more scoreless innings a row to break the minor league record.

Will be difficult to do as he is now pitching in a better league and he would likely have to do it over 2 more starts.   But he is close and he has had a great run so far.

Let's hope for a little luck.

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