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Tampa Bay’s Pitching Continues to Dominate

Posted by Raphy on May 15, 2008

Tampa Bay has  just completed a 4 game stretch against the Yankees in which they allowed no more than 2 runs in any game. I was surprised to discover that this is not the first time in Tampa history that they have had a 4 game streak of that nature. From September 24 through September 27, 2000 the Devil Rays went 4 consecutive games without allowing more than 1 run in a game. Here are the game logs:

 154 Sep 24    @TOR W  6-0   9    2  0  0  1  3  0   4.97  31 127  82        0  0  1 30  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  1 T.Harper (4-85)
 155 Sep 25    @TOR W  5-1   9    5  1  1  3  5  1   4.94  33 105  63  2  0  0  0  0 30  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  3 P.Wilson (8-74),E.Yan (1),R.Hernandez (2)
 156 Sep 26     NYY W  2-1   9    8  1  1  2  7  1   4.92  37 129  81  0  0  0  0  0 35  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  2 A.Lopez (5-72),R.Hernandez (0)
 157 Sep 27     NYY W 11-1   9    7  1  1  2  5  0   4.89  35 123  81  0  0  1  0  0 33  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2 C.Lidle (4-65),D.Wheeler (3)

Of course 2000 was the one season from 1999 until now that their pitching wasn't  totally awful.   By comparison: Since Tampa Bay's inagural season in 1998, there have been 70 streaks of 5 games or longer turned in by other major league teams.

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One Response to “Tampa Bay’s Pitching Continues to Dominate”

  1. I don't know what the alltime record is, but the 1906 Cubs had a *12* game stretch in which they allowed no more than 2 runs in any game, In fact, from 26 August to 1 September, they had a 7-game streak; on 2 Sept., they lost a game, 5-2; on 3 Sept., they started the streak of 12 games that went through the 16th. So that's 19 games out of 20.