Comments on: Orioles Oddities: 4 runs on 18 hits in 9 innings http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11966 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Kevin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11966/comment-page-1#comment-122415 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 17:47:32 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11966#comment-122415 I think the Orioles just went through a spate of games (3 or 4 in a row - Oakland was an opponent for at least part of this) without any XBH at all and even won one of them.

This is what has made it so frustrating to be an Orioles fan this year - inability to get the timely hit (despite the team being ranked high in BA w/ runners on), leaving small villages on the basepaths, lack of power with men on, and bonehead things like sending runners when they are out by 10-15 feet.

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11966/comment-page-1#comment-121959 Sat, 18 Jun 2011 14:08:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11966#comment-121959 With the benefit of being able to see the BRef box, I observe that the Orioles were respectable with runners in scoring position, 4 for 15 (0.267). My initial reaction was that they must have put up some crooked number with RISP to have scored so few runs on so many hits.

Interesting that with the four doubles, the O's ended up with an OPS of 0.942, higher than the Nationals.

Too bad you can't search in the play index for a team game based on a calculated stat like OPS because it would generate an unusual list. Teams scoring 4 or less runs on 18 or more hits with an OPS >= 0.942.

Conclusion ....timing is everything.

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By: Stephen http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11966/comment-page-1#comment-121957 Sat, 18 Jun 2011 13:29:24 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11966#comment-121957 Love the '84 Angels-A's game. Couldn't help but notice that the A's not only started a 39-yr-old Davey Lopes in CF, but they batted him 3rd. I didn't realize he was so old (27) when he made his debut. That led me to notice that Lopes stole 82% of his 557 bases AFTER his 30th birthday. That can't be too common.

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By: William World News » Nats keep streak going, beat Orioles 8-4 despite giving up 18 hits http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11966/comment-page-1#comment-121950 Sat, 18 Jun 2011 11:17:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11966#comment-121950 [...] thing about the 8-4 win was that the Nats succeeded despite giving 18(!) Baltimore Orioles hits: Orioles Oddities: 4 runs on 18 hits in 9 innings (Baseball Reference) How unprecedented is scoring only 4 runs on 18 hits? It has not happened since [...]

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11966/comment-page-1#comment-121934 Sat, 18 Jun 2011 07:56:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11966#comment-121934 @5.

Great stuff, John. Never heard of Milt Gaston before. Thanks.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11966/comment-page-1#comment-121932 Sat, 18 Jun 2011 07:31:15 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11966#comment-121932 And how about the star-crossed career of Milt Gaston, who pitched that cagey 14-hit shutout? He starts out with the 1924 Yankees, who snap a 3-year pennant streak. They trade him to the Browns in a big deal for Urban Shocker; he spends 3 years there as the Browns slide to the bottom. He pitches 1 year for the Senators, who in 1928 have one of their 2 off years in the decade from 1924-33.

In '29 it's on to the Red Sox; already mired in last place for years, the BoSox actually escape the cellar in one of Gaston's 3 years, albeit with a 62-90 record (Gaston went 2-13 that year, 27-52 for the 3 years). For balance, he ends his career with the White Sox, just in time for one of the worst 3-year runs in their history, averaging 95 losses.

For his career, Gaston had a respectable ERA+ of 96, but a W-L record of 97-164.

If anyone deserved a little bit of luck in crafting a 14-hit shutout, it was Milt Gaston!

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11966/comment-page-1#comment-121929 Sat, 18 Jun 2011 07:22:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11966#comment-121929 In contrast to the 5-0-4-0 lines, guess who had a 4-3-3-0 line tonight?

That was Ichiro's line, and he looked like the old Ichiro doing it. He's now raised his BA 23 points in 6 games since his benching last week. Talk about getting a guy's attention.

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11966/comment-page-1#comment-121927 Sat, 18 Jun 2011 07:04:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11966#comment-121927 That Angels game was one of only 13 times since 1919 that a team has scored one run or less while amassing 14 or more hits in a 9-inning game.

The game below is the only one of those 13 where the team was actually shutout. The Indians outhit the Senators 14-13, but still lost 9-0.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/WS1/WS1192807102.shtml

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11966/comment-page-1#comment-121926 Sat, 18 Jun 2011 07:00:25 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11966#comment-121926 @1, Doug -- Great followup on that Angels game. (BTW, D-Lee had 5 hits -- the 2nd 5-hit, no-RBI game in the majors this year.)

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11966/comment-page-1#comment-121925 Sat, 18 Jun 2011 06:50:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11966#comment-121925 John, the similarities between the Orioles games tonight and that 1984 Angels game was pretty eerie.

As you mentioned the #2-3 hitters each went 5-0-4-0 in both games. Also, the #4-5 hitters were each hitless in both games. You mentioned Derrek Lee hitting 6th with 4 hits. In the Angels game, Brian Downing hit 6th and had 3 hits. The Orioles had 12 LOB tonight - the Angels had 11. The Orioles has no walks - the Angels only 1.

Where the games differ is that Angels were even more inefficient in run production than the Orioles tonight, at least by my reasoning. The Angels managed only 1 run on 14 hits that included 3 XBH, one of which was a leadoff homer in the 9th. So, they cashed in none of their baserunners at all. In contrast, the Orioles tonight were a respectable 4-15 (0.267) with RISP.

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