May 18, 2008

Lance Berkman

In his last 14 games (not including today), he is 32-for-53. That's a .604 batting average. .604!

Berkman started the season off a little slow, but since the 10th game of the season (April 9), he's hitting .434/.513/.868 -- for an 1.381 OPS.

For the season, Berkman is batting .399. Chipper Jones leads the NL at .412.

9 comments:

ish said...

Berkman also has 16 dongs so far this season.

I just looked on ESPN's MLB homepage, and the big picture on it was a photo of Chien-Ming Wang, and the headline read, "Leader of the Pack."

I don't get it. First of all, Wang isn't the leader of the Pack, whatever the Pack is. The Yankees certainly aren't a Pack. The picture sort of makes you think the Yankees are leading the Pack, too.

Aren't the Yankees in the Basement? Ummmm.... DURRR.

L-girl said...

That is a very hot streak.

Patrick said...


I don't get it. First of all, Wang isn't the leader of the Pack, whatever the Pack is.


Furthermore the Mets are pounding Wang right now. Not the most relevant comment, but who doesn't want to hear that!?! Can I get an Amen?!

redsock said...

Amen, brother!

Jack Marshall said...

Amen is right.

I'd love to see a list of Red Sox all-time hot steaks...especially ones from players who weren't normally that great. I mean, Wade Boggs, Williams, A-Rod and Manny types are sort of hot most of the time. I remember tales of Clyde Vollmer having an incredible hot streak in the 50s, and a lousy Sox outfielder named Lu Clinton ("Ponca City Lu")went nuts for about a month in 1962---everyone was talking about it. Yaz in September of '67 of course. But I've never heard of anyone for the Sox being as hot as Bergman.
And my hero, Bill James, adamantly maintains that hot streaks are a random and illusiory occurance meaning nothing. Well, nobody's right about everything...

redsock said...

I'd love to see a list of Red Sox all-time hot steaks

Mmmmmmm, steaks!

But I've never heard of anyone for the Sox being as hot as Bergman.

If I have time, I'll play around with BR's PI tomrorow. I paid to access the damn thing, but have not used it in many weeks.

Jack Marshall said...

Boy, that comment of mine takes on a whole different meaning with that missing "r"---I think Gabe Kaplar or Wily Mo would be at the top of my list of "hot steaks."
Meanwhile, I wish I knew how to research the hot STREAKS myself without going insane.

redsock said...

Not sure if the PI can do this.

I did a search for streak of getting on base at least once per game for Boggs. His longest streak was 57 games, but I found a 30 games stretch (May 28, 1987 to June 30, 1987) in which he batted .469/.580/.743.

Barry Bonds had a 33-game period (April 15-May 20, 1993) in which he hit .459/.588/.820.

s1c said...

How hot is he? How about only 19 K's while he has 16 dongs!!!