September 6, 2022

Recent Factoids, Starring Mookie Betts, Shohei Ohtani, And Spencer Steer

Mookie Betts of the Dodgers is the only MLB player in the modern era to have three separate game-tying or go-ahead extra-base hits in the seventh inning or later of a victory. On Friday, August 26, 2022, against the Marlins, Betts hit:
a two-run homer with no outs in the top of the 7th, wiping out Miami's 2-1 lead and giving the Dodgers a 3-2 lead

a solo homer with one out in the top of the 9th, wiping out Miami's 4-3 lead and tying the game at 4-4

an RBI-double with one out in the top of the 10th, snapping a 5-5 tie and giving the Dodgers a 6-5 lead
The Dodgers won 10-6 in 10 innings.

Other Recent Factoids
(from @StatsBySTATS):

Shohei Ohtani in 2022
6 games with two or more home runs (batting)
9 games with ten or more strikeouts (pitching)
No other player in MLB history has had at least six of each over his entire career.

In their MLB debuts on Monday, September 5:
Ryne Nelson, Diamondbacks: 7.0 IP, 0 R, 7 K (7-4-0-0-7, 87)
Hunter Brown, Astros: 6.0 IP, 0 R, 5 K (6-3-0-1-5, 79)
This is the first time in the modern era that two pitchers each had a scoreless outing with 5+ strikeouts in their MLB debut on the same day.

Bo Bichette of the Blue Jays is the first American League shortstop to have 6+ hits and 3+ HR on a single day (Toronto played a doubleheader.)

Zac Gallen of the Diamondbacks is the fourth pitcher in the modern era (and the first non-Dodgers pitcher) to pitch 6.0+ scoreless innings in six consecutive starts, joining Don Drysdale (1968 Dodgers), Orel Hershiser (1988 Dodgers) and Zack Greinke (2015 Dodgers).

Dylan Cease of the White Sox is the first MLB pitcher to have four games in a season where he threw 6.0+ shutout innings while allowing no more than one hit since Pete Alexander did it for the Phillies in 1915.

On Friday, September 2, the Dodgers lost to the Padres 7-1, snapping their streak of 228 consecutive regular-season games without losing by more than five runs. That streak is 80 games longer than any other such streak in MLB history (next longest: 148 by Pirates from 1979-80).

Also on September 2, Spencer Steer of the Reds went 2-for-2 with a home run, a double and two walks in his MLB debut tonight for an OPS of 4.000 -- the highest OPS by any player in his MLB debut in the modern era (minimum 3 PA). (Steer is also on the All-Cattle Team.)

On Wednesday, August 31, the Cardinals beat the Reds 5-3 in 13 innings despite going 0-for-17 with RATS. They are the second MLB team in the last 45 seasons to win a game in which they had no hits in 17+ AB w/RATS. The first: The 2004 Red Sox, on April 24 against the Yankees (0-for-19 in a 3-2 win in 12 innings).

Mariners rookie pitcher George Kirby has not allowed more than one walk in any of his 18 starts while pitching 4.0+ innings in all of them.

August 29, 2022

First 3.5 Innings
Phillies:      7 R, 11 H
Diamondbacks:  0 R,  0 H
Remaining 5.0 Innings
Phillies:      0 R,  0 H
Diamondbacks: 13 R, 10 H
This is the only MLB game in the last 100 seasons where both teams had at least seven runs and ten hits and all of one team's runs and hits came after all of the other team's.
Phillies     - 211 300 000 -  7 11  1
Diamondbacks - 000 660 01x - 13 10  1

1 comment:

Paul Hickman said...

Out in Arizona "somebody" left that game, halfway through the 4th innings thinking it was long over .......