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This is the 4th time this season that Lourdes and Yuli Gurriel have homered on the same day.

— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) August 7, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 18:37 (one month ago) link

Bo Bichette has an extra-base hit in nine consecutive games, which hasn’t been accomplished by a rookie since 1939.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 August 2019 18:27 (one month ago) link

...esp if you read the Toronto thread

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 August 2019 18:29 (one month ago) link

we literally won't shut up about it!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 9 August 2019 19:51 (one month ago) link

Rafael Devers is the only player since 1908 to have a 6-hit, 4-double game https://t.co/ekywNbWvEu pic.twitter.com/Al03H9Hw7j

— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) August 14, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 14:36 (one month ago) link

nolan ryan's career total: 5,417

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 18:41 (one month ago) link

there was some stat the other night about how Sale is like 9th on the all-time list of pitchers with 10-strikeout games. something like 75 games. the leader was Ryan with 200+

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 18:43 (one month ago) link

he was not a good pitcher til he was around 35

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 18:45 (one month ago) link

i mean *really* good

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 18:46 (one month ago) link

Sale does have a chance to be the fifth guy to 4,000--he'd need eight more seasons of 250. Not a great chance, but a decent one. Scherzer, less of a chance I'd say (2,638, age 34); Kershaw, no chance (2,406, age 31--but he just barely cracked 200 once since 2015).

clemenza, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 18:53 (one month ago) link

ronald acuña is the eighth player to hit 60 homers before turning 22

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EB87te7XUAI4k38.jpg

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 19:02 (one month ago) link

What a list--3 x 500+, 2 x 600+, Trout, Acuna, and a guy with really bad luck (who undoubtedly would have hit 500 otherwise heading out of the pitcher-dominated '60s).

clemenza, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 19:37 (one month ago) link

Soto has a shot to hit 60 before turning 21 (he's on pace for 56 career HR by end of season, he turns 21 in October).

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 19:44 (one month ago) link

those dudes are so good. Acuna has got to be making a late run for MVP consideration at this point too; clearly still a tier below Belli and Yeli but the voters always like a guy on a contender who turns it on in the last couple months...

omar little, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:00 (one month ago) link

voters do like them, which is why no one needs to care about awards

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:02 (one month ago) link

speaking of which

Juan Soto hit his 25th HR of the year yesterday. He's the 11th player in MLB history to hit 25+ in a season before age-21 pic.twitter.com/MS3dm2rFAG

— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) August 14, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 21:07 (one month ago) link

I'm projecting him at 34 for the year which would put him on pace for #4 on that list.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 21:32 (one month ago) link

Mat Albers just threw 11 straight balls in a one-run save situation and still somehow got the save

dunno if that's significant but it feels like it belongs here

frogbs, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 22:04 (one month ago) link

(xpost) We always talk about small sample sizes, but when linked to age, it's amazing how strong that list is. Again, it's active players (one of whom is again Trout), the special case of Conigliaro, and seven HOF'ers after that (only one of whom, Cepeda, isn't inner circle)...well, okay, there's the technicality of A-Rod. But the point stands.

clemenza, Thursday, 15 August 2019 01:15 (one month ago) link

Posnanski has spent the last month obsessing over a streak whereby at least one player in either league has a two-homer game. Last night the streak hit 31 days, an all-time record.

clemenza, Thursday, 15 August 2019 13:54 (one month ago) link

The Braves beat the Marlins 5-0 without hitting any singles or doubles, the 4th time they've done that in team history if I heard right. One triple and two homers.

The Chronicles of Ermagerd (WmC), Thursday, 22 August 2019 02:09 (three weeks ago) link

Saturday, the Tigers became the first team ever to strike out 24 times in a game without a walk. And they became the first team to ever have six players strike out at least three times in one game, confirmed by @EliasSports. #quirkjians

— Tim Kurkjian (@Kurkjian_ESPN) August 21, 2019

Andy K, Thursday, 22 August 2019 15:12 (three weeks ago) link

in their last six games, the pirates have scored one run before the eighth inning

mookieproof, Thursday, 22 August 2019 15:23 (three weeks ago) link

Per B-Ref, the Angels are now on pace to become the first modern-era team to have zero pitchers reach 100 IP, and the second modern-era team to not have a pitcher make 20 starts (1919 Phillies). https://t.co/GZd9b6f7w6

— Simon Sharkey-Gotlieb (@simon_shargot) August 22, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 23 August 2019 07:54 (three weeks ago) link

Mets have struck out 26 in the first 14 innings of tonight's game (and it may not be over) -- ties ML record it seems

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 24 August 2019 03:42 (three weeks ago) link

Jacob deGrom accomplished the exceptionally rare feat of hitting a home run and striking out at least 13 batters in the same game for the second time this season. He is the first player to ever accomplish the feat twice in his career.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 24 August 2019 15:34 (three weeks ago) link

a few weeks ago, lake elsinore was down 13-3 with two outs in the ninth and no one on at lancaster (this is the high-a california league). they then scored 10 runs to tie it before winning in the 10th


Lake Elsinore Top of the 9th

Pitching Change: Austin Moore replaces Salvador Justo.
Jalen Washington pops out to second baseman LeeMarcus Boyd.
Allen Cordoba singles on a line drive to center fielder Matt Hearn.
Allen Cordoba advances to 2nd on defensive indifference.
Xavier Edwards flies out to left fielder Casey Golden.
Luis Campusano walks. Allen Cordoba to 3rd. Wild pitch by pitcher Austin Moore. Allen Cordoba to 3rd.
Gabriel Arias singles on a line drive to left fielder Casey Golden. Allen Cordoba scores. Luis Campusano to 2nd.
Mound Visit.
Eguy Rosario doubles (20) on a fly ball to right fielder Luke Morgan. Luis Campusano scores. Gabriel Arias scores.
Tirso Ornelas walks.
Mound Visit.
Pitching Change: Robert Tyler replaces Austin Moore.
Olivier Basabe walks. Eguy Rosario to 3rd. Tirso Ornelas to 2nd.
Jeisson Rosario walks. Eguy Rosario scores. Tirso Ornelas to 3rd. Olivier Basabe to 2nd.
Mound Visit.
Jalen Washington singles on a line drive to left fielder Casey Golden. Tirso Ornelas scores. Olivier Basabe scores. Jeisson Rosario to 2nd.
Mound Visit.
Pitching Change: Tommy Doyle replaces Robert Tyler.
Allen Cordoba singles on a ground ball to shortstop Taylor Snyder. Jeisson Rosario scores. Jalen Washington to 2nd. Throwing error by shortstop Taylor Snyder.
Xavier Edwards walks. Jalen Washington to 3rd. Allen Cordoba to 2nd.
Luis Campusano singles on a line drive to center fielder Matt Hearn. Jalen Washington scores. Allen Cordoba scores. Xavier Edwards to 3rd.
Gabriel Arias singles on a line drive to center fielder Matt Hearn. Xavier Edwards scores. Luis Campusano to 2nd.
Eguy Rosario strikes out swinging.

mookieproof, Friday, 30 August 2019 14:40 (two weeks ago) link

oh, i guess there was one on. still

mookieproof, Friday, 30 August 2019 14:45 (two weeks ago) link

fwiw Lake Elsinore is one of the best MiLB watching experiences i have had

very good burritos

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 30 August 2019 14:51 (two weeks ago) link

xp: Fuck the mercy rule.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 30 August 2019 15:43 (two weeks ago) link

In their win, the Nationals became the first National League team since the 1969 Astros to have three pitchers with at least 200 or more strikeouts each. (name the Houston trio; I know two...)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 2 September 2019 14:01 (two weeks ago) link

Dierker and Wilson for sure, then I draw a blank. And I should know because of Ball Four.

clemenza, Monday, 2 September 2019 14:28 (two weeks ago) link

Checked, and I have zero recollection of the third guy. I don't think he's even mentioned in Ball Four.

clemenza, Monday, 2 September 2019 14:29 (two weeks ago) link

I remember Tom Griffin bcz he pitched throughout the '70s.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 2 September 2019 14:43 (two weeks ago) link

Verlander/Cole are the first consecutive 14-K games ever. Surprised--thought Ryan/Tanana, Johnson/Schilling, McDowell/Tiant, etc. might have done it.

clemenza, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 04:15 (one week ago) link

Verlander (again): that bizarre loss last week was tied for the 15th-toughest ever by Game Score:

http://www.billjamesonline.com/being_a_good_loser/

clemenza, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:17 (one week ago) link

What a, uh, lively trio of games: historically tough loss, historically great no-hitter, and in between a game where he gets ejected in the 4th and breaks his 10-K streak.

clemenza, Tuesday, 3 September 2019 21:19 (one week ago) link

Raisel Iglesias appeared in 59 games this year, mostly as the Reds' closer, and he has 11 losses.

omar little, Thursday, 5 September 2019 21:10 (one week ago) link

That's not a "coincidence"--that's Twilight Zone-bizarre, if only for a day.

https://www.mlb.com/news/bruce-bochy-career-managerial-record-coincidence

clemenza, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:18 (five days ago) link

Astros are the first team since the Brooklyn Bridegrooms on Aug. 6-7, 1894 to have a game in which they scored at least 20 runs and a different game in which they allowed at least 20 runs within a three-game span.

— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) September 11, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 15:20 (five days ago) link

mariners have used an MLB-record 65 players this season (and will likely go to at least 66), passing the 2014 rangers' 64

#dipoto

mookieproof, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 19:24 (five days ago) link

I wonder where Mitch Garver's season stacks up compared to other power-hitting catchers. he has 30 HR, 29 as a catcher. it's probably a bit too obscure to find the fewest AB to 30 HR at the catcher position, but he might be about to blow past it, having appeared in only 83 games.

omar little, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 20:43 (five days ago) link

it looks like the Braves may very well have three players hit 40+ HR (Acuna has 39, Freeman 38, Donaldson 37), which would be only the fourth time in MLB history it's occurred. The other three times: twice by the Rockies ('96 w/Burks, Galarraga, and Castilla & '97 w/Walker, Galarraga, and Castilla), and of course the '73 Braves (Aaron, Evans, Davey Johnson).

omar little, Friday, 13 September 2019 03:51 (three days ago) link

seattle's kyle lewis is the second player to homer in each of his first three MLB games

he hit a career-high 11 over 122 games for double-a arkansas this year (which tbf is one of the most pitcher-friendly parks in the minors)

mookieproof, Friday, 13 September 2019 18:02 (three days ago) link

We should start a new thread for Home Run Records Not Broken in 2019. I'll start:

1) No one will hit 74 HR this year.
2) No one will hit 763 HR this year.

After that, I get stuck.

clemenza, Friday, 13 September 2019 19:15 (three days ago) link

i'm told that 16 teams are on pace to break their single-season homer records

mookieproof, Friday, 13 September 2019 19:33 (three days ago) link

the two homered-in-their-first-three-games guys, kyle lewis and trevor story, both (at different times) played for modesto in the california league and both lived with the same host family

mookieproof, Friday, 13 September 2019 21:38 (three days ago) link


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