Posted by Raphy on June 30, 2008
Over at The Hardball Times, Dave Studeman wrote: (EDIT: It was actually written by Craig Calcaterra)
"I imagine Jayson Stark will tell me if I'm wrong, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that this is the first time a team has had three hits over the course of two games and split 'em."
Let's see what PI can tell us about games since 1956.
First lets look at the games which Andy posted yesterday:
Of the four previous teams to win with no hits only the 1992 Indians followed (or preceded) their no hit win with a low hit (3 or less) loss. The Indians won the first game of a double-header with no hits and lost the second with 2.
The second thing we can check are teams that have played consecutive games with 2 or less hits. We can then pick out the teams with at least one win and at most 3 hits.
Here are the teams that meet Studes's criteria. (click on the links for details) :
The last thing we would need to check is those teams who lost no-hitters and followed that up (or preceeded it) with a 3 hit win. Unfortunately, there have been too many lost no hitters to do a quick check and PI doesn't offer a quick way to check . So if anybody has the time or knows of faster way, I leave that to you.