Phil Hughes sets the all-time strikeout-to-walk ratio record
Thanks to an ill-timed rain delay in his final start this afternoon Twins right-hander Phil Hughes is one out short of hitting 210 innings for the season, which would have triggered a $500,000 bonus.
However, in tossing eight innings of one-run ball against the Diamondbacks--instead of the necessary 8.1 innings for the bonus--Hughes did set MLB’s all-time record for best strikeout-to-walk ratio in a season:
PHIL HUGHES 2014 11.63
Bret Saberhagen 1994 11.00
Cliff Lee 2010 10.28
Curt Schilling 2002 9.58
Pedro Martinez 2000 8.88
Greg Maddux 1997 8.85
Pedro Martinez 1999 8.46
That’s a helluva list to sit atop.
Hughes is 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA in 32 starts this season, while the rest of the Twins’ rotation is 31-58 with a 5.60 ERA in 126 starts.
Give the man his money.