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Jordan Zimmermann was dominant Friday night in the Nationals' 1-0 loss to the Cardinals, tossing a complete game with only 76 pitches. He was certainly a model of efficiency, but he wasn't the first pitcher to need 76 pitches or fewer in a complete game.

Below is a list of the fewest pitches needed in a complete game of eight innings or more since pitch counts have been recorded.

  • Sept. 3, 1988: Jose Bautista threw 70 pitches for the Orioles in a 1-0 loss to the Mariners.
  • July 25, 2007: Aaron Cook threw 74 pitches in the Rockies' 10-2 victory over the Padres.
  • May 20, 2005: Carlos Silva threw 74 pitches in the Twins' 7-1 victory over the Brewers.
  • July 5, 1998: Andy Ashby threw 75 pitches in the Padres' 7-2 victory over the Rockies.
  • Aug. 29, 1990: Bob Tewksbury threw 75 pitches in the Cardinals' 9-1 victory over the Reds.
  • Sept. 9, 1947: Vic Lombardi threw 75 pitches in the Dodgers' 4-3 loss to the Cubs.
  • July 22, 1997: Greg Maddux threw 76 pitches in the Braves' 4-1 victory over the Cubs.
  • Sept. 9, 1965: Bob Hendley threw 76 pitches in the Cubs' 1-0 loss to the Dodgers.
  • July 11, 1948: Larry Jansen threw 76 pitches in the Giants' 3-2 victory over the Dodgers.
  • June 13, 2014: Jordan Zimmermann threw 76 pitches in the Nationals' 1-0 loss to the Cardinals.
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