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Sporcle Friday: M's SPs with 8+ IP and ≤90 pitches in a game

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Which Mariners starting pitchers have had the most efficient games in franchise history?

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The Mariners lost yesterday. It was a frustrating game in a lot of different ways. The team went just 1-7 with RISP. There was poor baserunning, bone-headed defensive plays, questionable managerial decisions, and then, sadly, the relief pitching provided a negative amount of relief. However, buried underneath all of these bads was a good. James Paxton had an excellent outing. He pitched eight innings while giving up just seven hits and two runs. Amazingly, it only took him 78 pitches to do this. Crazy! This brings us to this week’s Sporcle quiz...

Today, I’m asking you to try and name every Mariners pitcher who started a game where he went 8+ IP while throwing ≤90 pitches. This feat has been accomplished 24 times by 18 individuals. Be warned: a few of the names on this list are kinda goofy. Good luck!

UPDATE/NOTE/WARNING: It has been brought to my attention that the majority of the pitch count data on baseball-reference prior to 1988 is missing. Therefore, the true title of this quiz should be "Can you name the Mariners pitchers who went 8+ IP while throwing ≤90 in a start since 1988". I apologize for the oversight. goms