Comments on: Consecutive Home Appearances Without a Allowing a Run to Start the Season http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12571 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12571/comment-page-1#comment-126613 Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:05:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12571#comment-126613 Eppa Rixey, 1921 Reds: 37 consecutive starts without allowing a home run. That was the whole season! (He did allow one homer in his three relief appearances.) I'm guessing that one won't be challenged any time soon.

Since 1950, J.R. Richard has the longest homerless-start streak to open a season, with 15.

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By: Lee http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12571/comment-page-1#comment-126544 Tue, 05 Jul 2011 16:49:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12571#comment-126544 @ Neil L., I see what you are saying -- I wasn't trying to totally disregard this post and I love to visit this blog most every day because there's always something interesting. (Even if it doesn't hold all the answers to the questions of the universe.)

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12571/comment-page-1#comment-126525 Tue, 05 Jul 2011 14:22:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12571#comment-126525 I had to check Pascaul Perez after seeing him on Andy's second list with so few IP in three scoreless starts.

It looks he must have been coming back to the rotation off an injury. He made his first home start on My 14th and was pulled after 6 innings with the lead. He started again at home on May 19th, only to go 5.2 innings, with his bullpen baling him out. Must have been on a strict pitch count.

Finally he faced only one batter, walking him, on May 31st before injuring himself and being replaced by Eric Plunk. He gets credit for tht start without recording an out.

Pascual Perez's presence on the second list is an anomaly because he didn't really have three "starts".

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12571/comment-page-1#comment-126521 Tue, 05 Jul 2011 14:07:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12571#comment-126521 @4
Lee, I think you are partly right. But this kind of blog is what Andy, Steve and Raphy should be doing ...... showcasing the bells and whistles of the Play Index for potential BBRef subscribers.

I often try to duplicate Andy's searches, eliminating columns until I get a table identical to his in the blog and I learn how to use the PI in the process.

The "trivia" lists like this do have value even they don't reveal some hidden nugget of truth about baseball.

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By: Lee http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12571/comment-page-1#comment-126514 Tue, 05 Jul 2011 12:39:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12571#comment-126514 This strikes me as one of those things that is posted because you have a cool data-parsing toy, not because the data reveals anything of any value.

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By: Mike Gaber http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12571/comment-page-1#comment-126445 Tue, 05 Jul 2011 02:19:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12571#comment-126445 Another "Balk Off" game win by White Sox over Royals in Monday July 4th game...

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12571/comment-page-1#comment-126441 Tue, 05 Jul 2011 01:16:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12571#comment-126441 So all of Rivera's blown saves have come on the road this year. Hmm .....

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12571/comment-page-1#comment-126433 Tue, 05 Jul 2011 00:07:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12571#comment-126433 Herbert got his road performance together after those first two '63 starts. He pitched into the 6th inning or later in all but two of his road starts after those first two. Finished the season with 3 CGs (including a shutout) in his last 4 road starts.

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