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06-14-2012, 01:24 AM
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Based on Bill James' Game Score stat -

Game Score is a metric devised by Bill James to determine the strength of a pitcher in any particular baseball game. To determine a starting pitcher's game score:

Start with 50 points.
Add 1 point for each out recorded, so 3 points for every complete inning pitched.
Add 2 points for each inning completed after the 4th.
Add 1 point for each strikeout.
Subtract 2 points for each hit allowed.
Subtract 4 points for each earned run allowed.
Subtract 2 points for each unearned run allowed.
Subtract 1 point for each walk.
Cain's perfecto (101) was tied for the second most dominating 9 inning pitching performance since 1920 - behind only Kerry Wood's 20 K, one hit shutout (105) and tied with Nolan Ryan's 16 K/2 BB no hitter and Sandy Koufax's 14 K perfect game.

Highest Pitcher Game Score in 9-Inning Game
Since 1920 (Live-Ball Era)

Opponent	Game score
1998 Kerry Wood, Cubs	Astros	105
1991 Nolan Ryan, Rangers	Blue Jays	101
1965 Sandy Koufax, Dodgers	Cubs	101
2010 Brandon Morrow, Blue Jays	Rays	100
2004 Randy Johnson, Diamondbacks	Braves	100
2002 Curt Schilling, Diamondbacks	Brewers	100
1973 Nolan Ryan, Angels	Tigers	100
1972 Nolan Ryan, Angels	Red Sox	100
1960 Warren Spahn, Braves	Phillies	100

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