The Brewers won their ninth straight game of the season yesterday with a 4-1 win over Pittsburgh. Leading the way was a masterful pitching performance by Kyle Lohse.
Lohse’s pitching line included 8.1 innings pitched, nine strikeouts, no walks and only four hits allowed. For the Brewers pitching staff, it was the first time since Zack Greinke in 2012 that a pitcher had nine or more strikeouts with no walks in eight or more innings. Greinke had 11 K’s and no walks in eight innings on May 9, 2012 in a 2-1 loss to the Reds.
It was the 24th time in Brewers history that a pitcher had 9+ strikeouts, no walks and 8+ innings pitched. Lohse became the 17th different Brewers hurler to accomplish this feat. Five pitchers did it multiple times: Ben Sheets (3 times), Teddy Higuera (3), Chris Bosio (2), Dave Bush (2) and Mike Caldwell (2). In addition to Lohse, the eleven pitchers who accomplished this once in their Brewers’ career are: Chris Capuano, Yovani Gallardo, Zack Greinke, Jimmy Haynes, Jim Lonborg, Tomo Ohka, Ruben Quevedo, C.C. Sabathia, Jim Slaton, Don Sutton and Jimmy Wright.