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What Strasburg has done that C.C., Verlander, and Beckett have not

So, I was at the Strasburg game last night, and it was one of my very favorite baseball memories. Dude pitches to contact, but people can't make any. Crowd was geeked out of their skulls. That curveball is just unhittable. Great drama, and as in every Nats game I see, Adam Dunn homered. Awesome.

Stephen Strasburg struck out 14 batters in his debut game. Made me wonder, which strikeout pitchers have never struck out that many in a game? So I made a short list:

CC Sabathia (1601 Ks, top 10 six times)
Andy Pettitte (2201, top 10 four times)
Carlos Zambrano (1363, top 10 four times)
Tim Hudson (1436, top 10 four times)
Scott Kazmir (931, top 10 three times, led the league once)
Josh Beckett (1370, top 10 thrice)
Justin Verlander (817, top 10 twice, led the league once)
Roy Oswalt (1546, top 10 twice)
Aaron Harang (1170, top 10 twice, led the league once)
Kevin Millwood (1877, top 10 twice)
John Lackey (1242, top 10 twice)

Obviously plenty more where that came from, considering that only 51 players have accomplished the feat in the past two decades.

Baseball is cool.

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