Comments on: Random Recap for Wednesday, June 22 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12131 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Jim Bouldin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12131/comment-page-1#comment-124436 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 00:05:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12131#comment-124436 OK, thanks much for clarifying John. Was very fuzzy on what I had heard and couldn't follow up on it.

On an unrelated note--can you or anyone provide me info on what teams may have had 8 consecutive hits to start a game (at the Twins did last week in SF), before 1973. I read somewhere that this never happened before 1973. Since it has occurred at least 7 times since then, this cannot possibly be true. Thanks.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12131/comment-page-1#comment-124332 Mon, 27 Jun 2011 15:17:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12131#comment-124332 @38, Jim Bouldin -- You may be thinking of Carlos Carrasco, who won two consecutive starts by a score of 1-0. But he didn't pitch a shutout in either game, lasting 8.1 innings on June 7 and 7 innings on June 13. (By the way, Carrasco did get that 3rd straight win, but he allowed a run.)

A shutout is defined as a complete game with zero runs allowed.

P.S. My statement about Lee was based on the Play Index database on this site, but if you google "Cliff Lee + consecutive shutouts," you'll find ample confirmation that Lee is the first to do it since Halladay in 2009.

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By: Jim Bouldin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12131/comment-page-1#comment-124325 Mon, 27 Jun 2011 14:53:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12131#comment-124325 "Cliff Lee became the first pitcher with consecutive shutouts since September 2009, when -- who else?..."

I don't think this is correct. Somebody (damned if I can remember who though),was just attempting, last week, to pitch their 3rd consecutive 1-0 win, which would have been an all time record I believe--never been done.

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By: Mike Gaber http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12131/comment-page-1#comment-123574 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 23:15:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12131#comment-123574 @ 27 JA

I take your spelling...but...

I grew up in Chicago in the 1930's and 1940's and we called it the "El".

On all the viaducts where the "El" passed over a street they had the words "El".

But with the internet, texting and Twitter now in vogue, I suppose everyone feels the need to cut the # of characters in every word and/or phonetically spell every word.

Checking it out on Wikipedia, in the Contents Section:

5. 'L' or El?

After reading it I guess 'L' is now the more correct form.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12131/comment-page-1#comment-123505 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:49:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12131#comment-123505 @33, Imbroglio21 (may I call you Ernie?) -- Great spotting on the zero-LOB game.

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12131/comment-page-1#comment-123483 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:38:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12131#comment-123483 @28
Jim P., you have to understand Johnny T's comment in light of the discussion toward the end of the thread he has linked in his post.

He is making a good point with sarcasm, but, again better understood in the context of that thread. I am still posting there also.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12131/comment-page-1#comment-123480 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:33:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12131#comment-123480 @28, Jim P -- I think Johnny Twisto was just tweaking someone else who implied that a certain division race was predestined -- perhaps comment #13 on the thread JT linked to. That's just my quess.

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By: Imbroglio21 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12131/comment-page-1#comment-123479 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:32:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12131#comment-123479 The Phillies had zero runners left on bases last night in St. Louis. It was the third time it happened this year in MLB (http://bbref.com/pi/shareit/arb0o). For Philadelphia, it was a first since July 4th, 1989, against the Reds at the Vet, and the 13th time since 1919 (http://bbref.com/pi/shareit/G2bVm).

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By: Imbroglio21 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12131/comment-page-1#comment-123476 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:24:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12131#comment-123476 About Lee : He's now 5 innings short from his top performance of 28 scoreless innings streak he compiled from April 13 to 30, 2008 (http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/L/PX_lee-c003.htm) . And according to the Phillies 2011 Media Guide, his current streak of 23 ranks 15th among the pitchers in Phillies history.

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12131/comment-page-1#comment-123471 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:17:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12131#comment-123471 @29 -- Oh, wait, the last line was a joke, right? I thought "White So>" was a typo, but now I get it.

(Although I can't see why you'd object to such player being called a "White SoGreaterThan"....)

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