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Driving ‘em In; Keeping ‘em Out

Posted by Raphy on October 1, 2009

Today, Chris Carpenter drove in 6 runs while allowing none.

Here are  all the previous pitchers since 1954 with 6 or more RBI in a single game:

  Cnt Player            Date          Tm   Opp GmReslt PA AB  R  H 2B 3B HR **RBI** BB IBB SO HBP SH SF ROE GDP SB CS BOr Positions
+----+-----------------+-------------+---+----+-------+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+-------+--+---+--+---+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+---------+
    1 Tony Cloninger    1966-07-03    ATL @SFG W 17-3   5  5  2  3  0  0  2     9    0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 9th P

    2 Robert Person     2002-06-02    PHI  MON W 18-3   4  3  3  2  0  0  2     7    1   0  1   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 9th P

    3 Micah Owings      2007-08-18    ARI @ATL W 12-6   5  5  4  4  1  0  2     6    0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 9th P
    4 Blue Moon Odom    1969-05-04(2) OAK  SEP W 11-7   3  3  1  3  1  0  1     6    0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 9th P
    5 Dave Giusti       1966-08-21    HOU  CIN W 11-0   4  4  0  2  2  0  0     6    0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 9th P
    6 Babe Birrer       1955-07-19    DET  BAL W 12-4   2  2  2  2  0  0  2     6    0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0  0  0 9th P

Birrer was the only pitcher since '54 to do it in relief.

Carpenter is just the 5th pitcher since 1954 to drive in 6 more runs than he allowed. No one has done better:

  Cnt Player            Date          Tm   Opp GmReslt  **RBI**  Runs Allowed           Net
+----+-----------------+-------------+---+----+-------+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+-------+--+---+--+---+--+--+---+---+--+--+---+---------+
    1 Tony Cloninger    1966-07-03    ATL @SFG W 17-3     9           3                  6
    2 Robert Person     2002-06-02    PHI  MON W 18-3     7           1 (unearned)       6
    3 Dave Giusti       1966-08-21    HOU  CIN W 11-0     6           0                  6
    4 Babe Birrer       1955-07-19    DET  BAL W 12-4     6           0                  6

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2009 at 5:46 pm and is filed under Game Finders. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Driving ‘em In; Keeping ‘em Out”

  1. BoondockSaint Says:

    I can't believe Carpenter hit a grand slam. How many pitchers have done that in the modern era? I can really only see Carlos Zambrano the Pitcher/Slugger doing it, but I have no clue.

  2. RadioFreePeru Says:

    Tony Cloniger hit two in the game shown above. Can't believe it was 43 years ago.

  3. TheGoofyOne Says:

    That 6 or more runs than allowed stat is absolutely great.

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