Mr GroundballWith Brandon Webb throwing a complete game shutout last night of the Atlanta Braves, he extended his scoreless innings streak to 42 straight innings. One would have to think that would be some sort of record. Well it isn’t.

Orel Hershiser, in 1988, threw 59 straight scoreless innings. Webb is the first since Hershiser to throw over 40 straight scoreless innings and only the 21st in the history of the game to achieve that mark.

Webb will need to throw to 2 straight complete game shutouts to tie Hershiser’s record.

“Just two more shutouts? Oh, I should have that no problem,” Webb said facetiously, rolling his eyes. “It’s in the back pocket.”