The Scoreless Streaks of Hershiser and Drysdale

Here’s a quick rundown of Orel Hershiser’s 59-inning scoreless streak in 1988:

DATE OPPONENT/SITE INN. H R ER BB SO SCORE

Sept. 5 Atlanta (Road) 9 4 0 0 1 8 3-0
Sept. 10 Cincinnati (Home) 9 7 0 0 3 8 5-0
Sept. 14 Atlanta (Home) 9 6 0 0 2 8 1-0
Sept. 19 Houston (Road) 9 4 0 0 0 5 1-0
Sept. 23 San Francisco (Road) 9 5 0 0 2 2 3-0
Sept. 28 San Diego (Road) 10 4 0 0 1 3 1-2*

-Streak began with 4 scoreless innings in a 4-2 victory over Montreal on Aug. 30 * Dodgers lost game in 16 innings.

And Don Drysdale’s 58-inning scoreless streak in 1968:
DATE OPPONENT/SITE INN. H R ER BB SO SCORE
May 14 Chicago (Home) 9 2 0 0 3 7 1-0
May 18 Houston (Home) 9 5 0 0 2 6 1-0
May 22 St. Louis (Road) 9 5 0 0 0 8 2-0
May 26 Houston (Road) 9 6 0 0 2 6 5-0
May 31 San Francisco (Home) 9 6 0 0 2 7 3-0
June 4 Pittsburgh (Home) 9 3 0 0 0 8 5-0

-Streak ended with 4 scoreless innings in a 5-3 victory over Philadelphia on June 8, 1968.

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