Sunday, June 7, 2015

2015: COMPLETE GAMES #22, #23, #24, #25, #26

Two rookies are among the five most recent complete game performances in MLB during 2015. Here are the new additions to the CG list:

--Mark Buehrle (6/3), with the first back-to-back CG wins of the year (and his third CG of 2015), tossed a six-hit shutout against the Nationals in an 8-0 Toronto win;

--Corey Kluber (6/3), in a losing effort vs. the Royals, allowing nine hits and four runs as KC beat Cleveland, 4-2;

--Aforementioned rookie Lance McCullers (6/3), registering a CG in his third big league start, allowing only four hits and fanning eleven as the Astros beat the Orioles, 3-1;

--Rookie #2, Chi Chi Gonzalez (6/5), tossing a three-hit shutout against the Royals in a 4-0 Texas win. Chi Chi tied Josh Collmenter and Buehrle for fewest strikeouts in a 2015 CG, with two.

--David Price (6/6), halting Detroit's losing slide with his second complete game of the year, fanning eleven in a 7-1 win over the White Sox.

We are now a third of the way through the season and one-quarter of the way to 100 CGs.