Collin McHugh pitched a masterpiece Tuesday night vs the Mariners; a pitching night to remember.

McHugh’s final line last was 6.2 IP, 12 K, 0 BB, 0 Runs. He gave up only 3 hits. He had a swinging strike percentage of 18%, which is currently the highest among starting pitchers in the majors, a hair ahead of Kershaw in his 6.2 innings this season.

Here is a complete list of all pitchers who have thrown 7 or fewer innings with 12 or more strikeouts, 0 walks and 0 runs.

Mike Mussina
Scott Kazmir
Tim Lincecum
Matt Perisho
Yu Darvish
Brad Penny
Javier Vazquez
Nolan Ryan
Collin McHugh

That’s an impressive group, with a Hall of Famer, a should be Hall of Famer, and several high peak flame throwers. Also Matt Perisho, who was mostly a reliever in his undistinguished career, but on one night in 1999 mowed down the Anaheim Angels to the tune 6 IP and 12 K.

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April 24, 2014