Zimmermann’s CG shutout was eighth in nine years for Nats

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How rare was Jordan Zimmermann’s complete game shutout in Friday’s 1-0 win over the Reds? It was just the eighth for the Nats since moving to D.C. in 2005 and was the first complete-game one-hit shutout. Here are the Nats pitchers who have pitched complete-game shutouts.

2005 – 9 shutouts (one complete game)

8/04 — John Patterson            7-0 (Dodgers)      4H    0BB  13K

2006 – 3 shutouts (one complete game)

8/15 — Pedro Astacio             5-0 (Braves)        2H    0BB  5K

2007 – 6 shutouts (no complete games)

2008 – 8 shutouts (no complete games)

2009 – 3 shutouts (one complete game)

7/21 – John Lannan               4-0 (Mets)           7H    0BB  1K

2010 – 5 shutouts (one complete game)

4/17 – Livan Hernandez        8-0 (Brewers)      4H    2BB  3K

2011 – 10 shutouts (two complete games)

4/19 – Jason Marquis             3-0 (Giants)         5H    0BB  7K

6/15 – Livan Hernandez        10-0 (Cardinals)  3H    0BB  6K

2012 – 9 shutouts (one complete game)

8/31 — Gio Gonzalez             10-0 (Cardinals)  5H    3BB  8K

2013 – 3 shutouts (one complete game)

4/26 – Jordan Zimmermann   1-0 (Reds)           1H    1BB  4K

 

Demonstrating how much the game has changed as far as protecting the arms of pitchers, complete game shutouts were much less rare the last time Washington had a team in the Major Leagues. From 1961-71, the Senators had 102 shutouts. All but 22 were complete games.

The one-hit shutouts were by Tom Sturdivant (1961), Tom Cheney (1963), Barry Moore (1967), Jim Hannan (1970), and Dick Bosman (1969, 1970). Bosman’s second one-hit, complete-game shutout came against the Twins. The game’s leadoff man, Caesar Tovar, laid down a bunt single for Minnesota’s lone hit.
1961 (8 shutouts, all complete games)

5/13 — Tom Sturdivant          2-0 (Red Sox)     1H    1BB  5K

5/14 — Joe McClain               3-0 (Red Sox)     5H    0BB  2K

6/09 — Dick Donovan            1-0 (White Sox)  6H    4BB  1K

7/06 — Dick Donovan            1-0 (Orioles)        4H    0BB  7K

7/07 — Joe McClain               3-0 (Twins)          3H    3BB  4K

7/30 — Bennie Daniels           4-0 (Athletics)     6H    3BB  3K

9/16 — Pete Burnside             3-0 (Athletics)     5H    4BB  4K

9/29 — Pete Burnside             2-0 (Athletics)     2H    1BB  4K

1962 (11 shutouts, 10 complete games)

5/30 — Claude Osteen            8-0 (Athletics)     6H    1BB  6K

6/08 — Dave Stenhouse         1-0 (Tigers)          6H    5BB  4K

6/30 — Tom Cheney               1-0 (Twins)          5H    2BB  10K

7/17 — Dave Stenhouse         1-0 (White Sox)  3H    1BB  4K

7/18 — Bennie Daniels           1-0 (White Sox)  3H    3BB  2K

8/05 — Tom Cheney               2-0 (Red Sox)     4H    1BB  8K

8/18 — Don Rudolph             2-0 (Angels)        5H    1BB  4K (8 innings, Osteen save)

8/23 — Don Rudolph             6-0 (Twins)          6H    4BB  3K

8/27 — Tom Cheney               7-0 (Orioles)        4H    1BB  6K

8/28 — Don Rudolph             4-0 (Orioles)        6H    3BB  5K

9/05 — Claude Osteen            3-0 (Twins)          3H    2BB  0K

1963 (8 shutouts, all complete games)

4/11 — Tom Cheney               8-0 (Red Sox)     1H    1BB  10K

4/26 — Tom Cheney               6-0 (Athletics)     3H    1BB  12K

5/09 — Dave Stenhouse         6-0 (Indians)       7H    1BB  5K

6/04 — Tom Cheney               1-0 (Red Sox)     5H    1BB  6K

6/10 — Claude Osteen            1-0 (Yankees)      6H    0BB  2K

6/23 — Tom Cheney               4-0 (Angeles)      4H    1BB  5K

8/17 — Benny Daniels            10-0 (Twins)        2H    3BB  5K

8/30 — Claude Osteen            7-0 (Red Sox)     5H    1BB  6K

1964 (5 shutouts, all complete games)

5/24 – Buster Narum             3-0 (White Sox)  6H    5BB  2K

8/26 – Buster Narum             2-0 (Yankees)      5H    2BB  4K

9/07 – Bennie Daniels            3-0 (White Sox)  5H    2BB  5K

9/19 – Bennie Daniels            1-0 (White Sox)  4H    5BB  1K

9/23 – Don Loun                   1-0 (Red Sox)     5H    0BB  2K

1965 (8 shutouts, 5 complete games)

5/02 – Phil Ortega                  13-0 (Angels)      5H    2BB  6K

6/08 – Pete Richert                2-0 (Orioles)        3H    1BB  9K (7 innings, Kline save)

6/18 – Pete Richert                2-0 (Orioles)        4H    2BB  6K (8 innings, Kline save)

7/02 – Frank Kreutzer            6-0 (White Sox)  3H    3BB  10K

7/18 – Mike McCormick        3-0 (Yankees)      2H    2BB  1K

7/19 – Phil Ortega                  8-0 (Tigers)          3H    1BB  3K

9/04 – Jim Duckworth           1-0 (Tigers)          2H    4BB  11K (7 innings, Ron Kline save)

9/29 – Jim Hannan                 9-0 (Athletics)     5H    4BB  3K

1966 (6 shutouts, 5 complete games)

4/27 – Mike McCormick        2-0 (Yankees)      5H    1BB  4K

5/03 – Phil Ortega                  3-0 (Orioles)        3H    1BB  4K (7 innings, Cox save)

7/09 – Diego Segui                3-0 (Yankees)      8H    2BB  5K

8/26 – Mike McCormick        1-0 (Indians)       4H    0BB  3K

8/31 – Mike McCormick        3-0 (Athletics)     4H    1BB  4K

9/18 – Phil Ortega                  1-0 (Athletics)     2H    1BB  5K

1967 (14 shutouts, 10 complete games)

4/30 – Barry Moore               3-0 (Twins)          1H    2BB  0K

5/01 – Pete Richert                1-0 (Athletics)     1H    3BB  9K (7.1 innings, Knowles save)

5/06 – Darold Knowles         2-0 (Angels)        2H    3BB  6K (6 innings relief of Moore)

5/18 – Pete Richert                2-0 (Orioles)        3H    1BB  5K

6/01 – Camilo Pascual           1-0 (Angels)        4H    1BB  6K

6/16 – Bob Priddy                 1-0 (Red Sox)     7H    1BB  3K (7 innings, Baldwin save)

8/07 – Phil Ortega                  5-0 (Twins)          3H    2BB  7K

8/13 — Frank Bertaina            2-0 (Athletics)     5H    1BB  6K

8/29 – Dick Bosman              3-0 (White Sox)  5H    1BB  4K

8/31 – Frank Bertaina            6-0 (Yankees)      3H    2BB  6K

9/09 – Darold Knowles         4-0 (Angels)        2H    3BB  3K (6 innings relief of Pascual)

9/17 – Frank Bertaina            5-0 (Tigers)          7H    3BB  8K

9/29 – Phil Ortega                  1-0 (White Sox)  4H    3BB  6K

9/30 – Frank Bertaina            4-0 (White Sox)  5H    0BB  6K

1968 (11 shutouts, 9 complete games)

4/15 – Camilo Pascual           7-0 (Angels)        7H    2BB  9K

4/19 – Joe Coleman               3-0 (A’s)              6H    3BB  6K

4/21 – Camilo Pascual           2-0 (A’s)              6H    3BB  0K (6.2 innings, Knowles save)

4/28 – Phil Ortega                  1-0 (Indians)       2H    4BB  5K

5/22 – Frank Bertaina            2-0 (White Sox)  4H    4BB  5K (8.1 innings, Baldwin save)

8/06 – Joe Coleman               1-0 (Angels)        4H    2BB  8K

8/12 – Camilo Pascual           2-0 (Twins)          5H    1BB  3K

8/26 – Frank Bertaina            1-0 (Twins)          2H    4BB  9K (11 innings, Higgins win)

8/27 – Camilo Pascual           2-0 (Twins)          4H    1BB  7K

9/02 – Jim Hannan                 1-0 (White Sox)  4H    1BB  4K

9/22 – Camilo Pascual           6-0 (Tigers)          4H    1BB  4K

1969 (10 shutouts, 7 complete games)

4/11 – Barry Moore               4-0 (Orioles)        5H    2BB  3K (6 innings, Higgins save)

4/30 – Jim Hannan                 1-0 (Red Sox)     4H    1BB  5K (7 innings, Higgins save)

5/02 – Dick Bosman              5-0 (Indians)       1H    3BB  7K

6/06 – Barry Moore               1-0 (Twins)          2H    3BB  4K (5 innings, Knowles 4IP save)

7/06 – Dick Bosman              5-0 (Red Sox)     7H    0BB  6K

7/09 – Joe Coleman               3-0 (Indians)       4H    6BB  11K

7/14 – Joe Coleman               3-0 (Tigers)          5H    4BB  9K

7/19 – Joe Coleman               4-0 (Yankees)      2H    2BB  11K

9/01 – Joe Coleman               4-0 (Angels)        9H    4BB  8K

9/02 – Jim Hannan                 2-0 (Angels)        3H    0BB  3K

1970 (11 shutouts, 7 complete games)

4/29 – Dick Bosman              4-0 (Brewers)      7H    2BB  6K

5/20 – Dick Bosman              2-0 (Yankees)      4H    4BB  4K (6 innings, Knowles 3IP save)

7/18 – George Brunet            4-0 (Angels)        6H    1BB  5K

7/20 – Jim Hannan                 2-0 (Brewers)      5H    2BB  6K (8.1 innings, Knowles save)

7/25 – Jim Shellenback          5-0 (Angels)        2H     4BB  5K

8/03 – Dick Bosman              4-0 (Tigers)          8H    2BB  4K (6 innings, Joe Grzenda 3IP save)

8/13 – Dick Bosman              1-0 (Twins)          1H    7BB  7K

8/17 – Jim Hannan                 7-0 (Royals)        1H    2BB  6K

9/13 – Joe Coleman               10-0 (Tigers)        3H    0BB  7K

9/16 – Bill Gogolewski          2-0 (Orioles)        2H    4BB  4K (7 innings, Knowles 2IP save)

9/17 – Dick Bosman              2-0 (Orioles)        5H    0BB  4K

 

1971 (10 shutouts, 7 complete games)

4/05 – Dick Bosman              8-0 (A’s)              6H    3BB  2K

4/18 – Denny McLain            4-0 (Indians)       3H    3BB  6K

4/27 – Denny McLain            2-0 (Twins)          6H    1BB  8K

5/31 – Denny Riddleberger   4-0 (Angles)        2H    2BB  5K (5 relief innings, Cox save)

6/19 – Jackie Brown              2-0 (Red Sox)     5H    5BB  5K (7.1 innings, Cox save)

6/27 – Jim Shellenback 8-0 (Yankees)      6H     1BB  3K

8/07 – Pete Broberg               7-0 (Indians)       5H    0BB  9K

8/13 – Denny McLain            4-0 (Angels)        10H  2BB  2K

8/14 – Mike Thompson          2-0 (Angels)        6H    4BB  3K (8.2 innings, Paul Lindblad save)

9/01 – Bill Gogolewski          2-0 (Yankees)      4H    0BB  5K

Kdunleavy@washingtonexaminer.com

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