The left-hander made the start for the Giants in last night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, striking out 11 Arizona hitters over six innings of one-run ball.
Unfortunately for Rodon, the Giants bullpen coughed up a late lead and San Francisco fell by a final of 3-2, losing ground in the Wild Card race, but Rodon recorded his seventh game of at least 10 strikeouts this season, and he is now just two away from tying Jason Schmidt and Tim Lincecum at the top, both of whom had nine in 2004 and 2008, respectively.
Most 10-strikeout games in single season, Giants since 1900:
2008 Tim Lincecum: 9
2004 Jason Schmidt: 9
2009 Tim Lincecum: 8
1968 Ray Sadecki: 8
2022 Carlos Rodón: 7
2010 Tim Lincecum: 7
1975 John Montefusco: 7
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) August 18, 2022
Rodon Chasing Giants History
Rodon is chasing some important Giants history.
He’s already in the same company as guys like Schmidt, Lincecum, and Ray Sadecki, three legendary Giants pitchers.
To be in that company in just his first year with the team is impressive.
Rodon has simply been a strikeout machine this season for the Giants.
San Francisco sure made up for the loss of Kevin Gausman when they signed Rodon.
For the season, the veteran left-hander is 11-6 in 24 starts with a 2.89 ERA and 179 strikeouts.
He has been everything the Giants have asked for as he continues to rack up the strikeouts.
It’s a good thing the Giants held onto him at the trade deadline.
He’s already chasing team history and he is only in his first season with the team, which could end up being his only season in San Francisco.
But it would be quite something to see Rodon tie and ultimately pass Schmidt and Lincecum this year.
Just three more 10+ strikeout games to go.