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With four straight home runs, the White Sox tied a major league record in their game yesterday against the Cardinals. Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, and Jose Abreu were also the first three Cuban-born players to go back-to-back-to-back in MLB history.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Monday, 17 August 2020 14:50 (one month ago) link

washington's luis garcia is the first player born in the 2000s to homer in the major leagues

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 01:49 (one month ago) link

and apparently he was starting in place of starlin catro...the first player born in the 1990s to hit a home run

awooooooo

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 02:01 (one month ago) link

*castro

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 02:01 (one month ago) link

The @Padres are the first team EVER to hit a grand slam in four consecutive games.

— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) August 21, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 21 August 2020 02:13 (one month ago) link

holy shit they did it

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Friday, 21 August 2020 02:28 (one month ago) link

before yesterday

We have a winner.

Last time there were multiple MLB games played on a day, and none of them lasted 9 innings: Jun 21 1943. American League off-day. pic.twitter.com/E1H9PnYj64

— Doug Kern (@dakern74) August 28, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 28 August 2020 14:26 (three weeks ago) link

Padres and Rockies combined for 14 runs and 28 hits at Coors tonight with only 1 Home Run. Got me looking for the highest scoring games with no extra base hits and it led me to this wild 2005 Phillies vs Marlins game: https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/FLO/FLO200509170.shtml

D-train takes a complete game shutout into the 9th with a 2 run lead and ends up losing 10-2, on a ton of hits, errors, and hit batsmen.

sous les paves, Saturday, 29 August 2020 04:39 (three weeks ago) link

Jacob deGrom just became the first pitcher to induce at least 31 swings and misses in a game and LOSE since Pedro Martinez had 37 misses (and 17 K's) in a 1-0 loss to Steve Trachsel on May 6, 2000.

— David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield) August 31, 2020

mookieproof, Monday, 31 August 2020 20:31 (three weeks ago) link

because of the marlins' earlier covid-related schedule issues, new outfielder starling marte could possibly play 65 games in a 60-game season

mookieproof, Monday, 31 August 2020 21:25 (three weeks ago) link

MILWAUKEE -- Josh Hader and the Brewers closed their homestand with a Major League record.

Hader finished the Brewers’ 8-5 win over the Tigers on Wednesday night at Miller Park with a record-setting 12th consecutive hitless appearance to begin the season, snapping a tie he had shared with three others and capping a winning homestand that kept Milwaukee in the thick of the postseason chase -- losing record and all.

Nobody’s perfect, and Hader certainly hasn’t been. His velocity is a tick down this season and his walks were up even before an outing Saturday against the Pirates when he blew a save by walking five of the six batters he faced, forcing home the tying and go-ahead runs. The Brewers bailed him out that night with Eric Sogard’s walk-off home run, and the next day, Hader threw a rare bullpen session to, in his words, “make sure I was able to throw it over the plate, at least.”

Back on the mound on Monday, Hader struck out the side in a win over Pittsburgh. On Wednesday against Detroit, he hit the first man he faced before retiring the next three.

With that, Hader had 12 straight hitless games spanning 11 2/3 innings to begin 2020. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that’s the longest season-opening streak of appearances without allowing a hit in history, snapping a tie he had shared with 2017 Tiger Justin Wilson, 1999 Phillie Scott Aldred and 1987 Red John Franco.

...“He's good at baseball,” Christian Yelich said.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 3 September 2020 14:58 (three weeks ago) link

Do people even care about hitless streaks anymore if you're walking 5 straight batters in the thick of it?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 3 September 2020 15:51 (three weeks ago) link

it's pretty trivial, i'd say

Karl Malone, Thursday, 3 September 2020 15:55 (three weeks ago) link

Today is just the 23rd day in MLB history with 20+ games. First time since 1974 pic.twitter.com/Xxx6TRWCco

— Dan Hirsch (@DanHirsch) September 4, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 4 September 2020 15:00 (two weeks ago) link

13 XBH today is a brewers franchise record

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 20:09 (two weeks ago) link

19 runs, of which yelich got 1, which feels representative of his season so far

na (NA), Wednesday, 9 September 2020 20:15 (two weeks ago) link

Luke Voit hit a game-ending sacrifice fly leading off the 10th inning

mookieproof, Saturday, 12 September 2020 20:56 (one week ago) link

Cavan Biggio is the 7th player (since stolen bases became an official stat) to steal 20 bases without being caught to begin a career.#BlueJays

— Rodney Hiemstra (@therodbot) September 18, 2020

mookieproof, Friday, 18 September 2020 21:18 (six days ago) link

SABR-approved percentage

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 18 September 2020 22:36 (six days ago) link


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