Comments on: John Danks and longest winless streaks to start a season http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11360 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11360/comment-page-1#comment-117054 Tue, 31 May 2011 05:17:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11360#comment-117054 @9, Neil L. -- "WHIP? We're talkin' about WHIP?!?" Come on, buddy! You suffered through Jo-Jo's last 28 starts; why not revel in this one, even if just for a day?

Today, he is Jo-Jo "Winning Pitcher" Reyes, owner of as many complete games this year as Tim Lincecum, CC Sabathia, Cliff Lee, Chris Carpenter, Tim Hudson, or Dan Haren!

If I may quote Hog Durham from my favorite baseball novel, "The Dixie Association":

"When you beat them, you laugh."

http://www.amazon.com/Dixie-Association-Voices-South/product-reviews/0807122262

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11360/comment-page-1#comment-116991 Tue, 31 May 2011 02:29:25 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11360#comment-116991 @7

JA, with run support of 11 runs Jo Jo pitched a complete game. His WHIP is still below major league averages though.

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11360/comment-page-1#comment-116990 Tue, 31 May 2011 02:27:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11360#comment-116990 @6
Rich, interesting that Danks would cross swords with Bautista. All Jose did was slam his bat after missing a hittable 3-2 pitch.

It wasn't a knock on Danks, Jose was upset with himself.

When Bautista ran off back across the diamond I thought they were going to go at it.

Video has been deleted from MLB.com for some reason? Any one know why?

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11360/comment-page-1#comment-116972 Tue, 31 May 2011 01:46:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11360#comment-116972 We can cross Jo-Jo off the list!
http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=310530114

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By: Rich http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11360/comment-page-1#comment-116903 Mon, 30 May 2011 21:07:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11360#comment-116903 He yelled at Bautista yesterday for no reason, too.

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By: Ben http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11360/comment-page-1#comment-116888 Mon, 30 May 2011 19:50:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11360#comment-116888 @4 Now that's just weird. Danks has been in the league 5 years and he's pitched on May 29th 4 times, getting shelled thrice.

His numbers on 5/29: 1-3, 17.1 IP, 24 ER, and 6 HR with an average Game Score of 24.5

Factoring each May 29th out of his career numbers drops his career ERA from 4.07 down to 3.89 (if my calculations are correct).

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By: Andy R http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11360/comment-page-1#comment-116863 Mon, 30 May 2011 15:59:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11360#comment-116863 Looks like Danks should consider not pitching on May 29...

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By: Bob Hulsey http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11360/comment-page-1#comment-116852 Mon, 30 May 2011 15:02:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11360#comment-116852 Edit: Chacon had nine straight NDs to start 2008 before he beat the Cubs in late May.

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By: Bob Hulsey http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11360/comment-page-1#comment-116851 Mon, 30 May 2011 14:58:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11360#comment-116851 Does winless include a string of no-decisions? I recall Shawn Chacon setting a record for consecutive no-decisions to start the season with Houston in 2008 - something like 10 in a row. Went on for two months.

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By: Raphy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11360/comment-page-1#comment-116839 Mon, 30 May 2011 13:53:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11360#comment-116839 #2 Dan Wright had more wins (1) in his 5 relief appearances than he did in his 15 starts that season (0).

Among pitchers who finished the season with 0 wins, #12 Chen is first on the list above. Chen is tied with 3 others for the second most (3rd if you count the 1800s) starts in a season in which they recorded no wins. Vida Blue in 1983 is the record holder with 14 starts.

Rk Player GS W Year Age Tm Lg G CG SHO GF L W-L% SV IP H R ER BB SO ERA ERA+ HR BF AB 2B 3B IBB HBP SH SF GDP SB CS PO BK WP BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ Pit Str
1 Vida Blue 14 0 1983 33 KCR AL 19 1 0 4 5 .000 0 85.1 96 62 57 35 53 6.01 68 12 382 336 16 4 0 2 4 5 8 12 5 0 2 6 .286 .352 .464 .816
2 Stump Wiedman 13 0 1880 19 BUF NL 17 9 0 4 9 .000 0 113.2 141 77 43 9 25 3.40 72 1 493 9
3 Bruce Chen 12 0 2006 29 BAL AL 40 0 0 16 7 .000 0 98.2 137 81 76 35 70 6.93 66 28 453 410 20 1 3 0 3 5 6 9 6 3 0 1 .334 .382 .593 .975 1825 1158
4 Vladimir Nunez 12 0 2000 25 FLA NL 17 0 0 3 6 .000 0 68.1 88 63 60 34 45 7.90 56 12 322 276 19 1 2 2 5 5 4 12 3 3 0 5 .319 .391 .525 .917 1202 712
5 Steve Gerkin 12 0 1945 32 PHA AL 21 3 0 7 12 .000 0 102.0 112 49 41 27 25 3.62 94 4 433 3 0 0
6 Russ Miller 12 0 1928 28 PHI NL 33 1 0 13 12 .000 1 108.0 137 79 65 34 19 5.42 81 14 485 0 0 1
7 John Danks 11 0 2011 26 CHW AL 11 1 0 0 8 .000 0 70.1 81 42 41 25 46 5.25 77 11 309 276 11 4 5 3 2 3 6 4 3 3 0 4 .293 .355 .482 .837 129 1157 755
8 Russ Ortiz 11 0 2006 32 TOT ML 26 0 0 5 8 .000 0 63.0 86 60 57 40 44 8.14 57 18 303 258 23 3 1 3 1 1 7 4 5 2 0 2 .333 .427 .655 1.082 1204 690
9 Neil Allen 11 0 1987 29 TOT AL 23 0 0 6 8 .000 0 74.1 97 52 49 36 42 5.93 77 8 342 298 15 3 1 2 4 2 9 5 5 0 0 1 .326 .399 .477 .876
10 Steve Crawford 11 0 1981 23 BOS AL 14 0 0 2 5 .000 0 57.2 69 38 32 18 29 4.99 78 10 257 229 16 1 0 3 3 4 6 2 2 2 0 2 .301 .354 .511 .865
11 Red Witt 11 0 1959 25 PIT NL 15 0 0 2 7 .000 0 50.2 58 43 39 32 30 6.93 56 7 234 197 9 1 2 1 4 0 6 7 2 0 1 0 .294 .396 .457 .853
12 Ron Kline 11 0 1952 20 PIT NL 27 0 0 5 7 .000 0 78.2 74 55 48 66 27 5.49 73 3 368 292 9 3 6 4 0 8 2 0 1 3 4 .253 .401 .336 .737
13 Bill Stearns 11 0 1872 19 NAT NA 11 11 0 0 11 .000 0 99.0 193 190 68 3 2 6.18 84 2 572 0 2
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Generated 5/30/2011.
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