By JERRY TAPP
Brewers’ pitcher Zach Davies got the win the other night in the team’s 8-0 victory over Washington. Davies pitched 7.2 innings and obviously gave up no earned runs in the contest.
It was the third game this season (and second consecutive game) that Davies pitched seven or more innings in a game without giving up an earned run.
He became the third Brewers pitcher this year to have three or more games with seven or more innings pitched and no earned runs; Chase Anderson has four such games this season and Jimmy Nelson has three. It is the first time since 2011 that three Brewers pitchers have three or more games with seven innings pitched and no earned runs in a game. That 2011 team had four pitchers that reached those numbers: Yovani Galardo (five games), Chris Narveson (4), Shaun Marcum (4) and Randy Wolf (3).
The Brewers’ record for most games pitched with seven or more innings pitched and no earned runs surrendered in a season is six. That mark is held by eight different pitchers: Ben Sheets (2004), Jeff D’Amico (2000), Cal Eldred (1992), Chris Bosio (1989), Mike Caldwell (1978), Jim Slaton (1974), Jim Colborn (1973) and Marty Pattin (1971).
Jim Slaton holds the Brewers record for most career games pitched with seven or more innings pitched and no earned runs with 27. He is followed by Yovani Gallardo with 23.
Davies became the 25th pitcher in team history to have six career games with seven or more innings pitched and no earned runs.