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3 Consecutive One-Run Victories in the Postseason

Posted by Raphy on October 9, 2011

The Rangers 3-2 victory over the Tigers last night was the third consecutive game which they won by a single run. Here are the teams that have won at least 3 consecutive one-run games in the post season.

2 Comments | Posted in Postseason, Streak Finders

Losing 3 Extra Inning Games In A Row

Posted by Steve Lombardi on September 8, 2011

Since 1919, there have only been 11 times where a baseball team lost three extra-inning games in a row:

Rk   Strk Start End Games W L CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA HBP WP BK Opp
1 PHI 2006-10-01 2007-04-04 3 0 3 0 0 0 31.1 26 11 11 11 33 6 3.16 1 1 1 FLA,ATL
2 BOS 2000-06-25 2000-06-28 3 0 3 0 0 0 33.2 37 20 12 11 26 5 3.21 3 0 0 TOR,BAL
3 CLE 1996-08-21 1996-08-24 3 0 3 0 0 0 31.0 38 20 16 6 22 3 4.65 1 1 0 TEX,MIL
4 CAL 1975-06-23 1975-06-25 3 0 3 0 0 0 36.0 33 12 11 13 18 2 2.75 2 1 0 TEX,KCR
5 CLE 1975-06-08 1975-06-10 3 0 3 0 0 0 40.0 42 23 20 16 20 7 4.50 0 3 0 TEX,MIN
6 MIN 1972-08-26 1972-08-27 3 0 3 0 0 0 33.0 30 11 10 9 17 3 2.73 1 0 0 DET
7 CAL 1966-05-31 1966-06-02 3 0 3 0 0 0 37.0 46 25 25 13 14 6 6.08 0 1 0 CLE,BAL
8 NYY 1964-04-16 1964-04-18 3 0 3 1 0 0 32.2 34 10 9 12 21 0 2.48 0 1 0 BOS,BAL
9 NYY 1960-05-08 1960-05-12 3 0 3 1 0 0 31.0 29 16 15 11 10 4 4.35 3 0 0 CHW,CLE
10 DET 1955-07-02 1955-07-04 3 0 3 0 0 0 38.0 41 26 21 17 25 5 4.97 2 2 0 KCA,CLE
11 CHC 1938-05-13 1938-05-17 3 0 3 0 0 0 32.1 27 14 14 16 13 2 3.90 1 0 1 PIT,NYG
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Generated 9/8/2011.

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The 2011 Yankees have a shot at joining this group tomorrow.

Interesting note - the '64 Yankees did this to start their season.

40 Comments | Posted in Streak Finders

3+ Games In A Row Vs. Bosox Allowing 6+ ER

Posted by Steve Lombardi on August 7, 2011

Since 1919, how many pitchers have allowed 6+ earned runs in a game, three times in a row or more, when facing the Boston Red Sox?

21 Comments | Posted in Streak Finders

Josh Tomlin – Part 2 : No SB or CS to Start a Season

Posted by Raphy on July 27, 2011

Josh Tomlin has made 21 starts this season and while his pitching has had its ups and downs, one thing has remained consistent; nobody has (officially) attempted to run on Tomlin. Nobody, as in literally not a single stolen base has been attempted against the guy. Tomlin did pick a runner off of second on June 28th, but as we head into August, his SB and CS against totals remain the way they were heading into April, 0 and 0.  Tomlin's accomplishment is difficult to examine historically because we need play by play data to examine pitcher SB and CS, however we can see where he fits in since 1973.  Here are the pitchers since 1973 who started the most games in a season before allowing their first stolen base attempt.

9 Comments | Posted in Streak Finders

Josh Tomlin – Part 1: Starts of 5+ Innings to Begin a Career

Posted by Raphy on July 26, 2011

While researching Josh Tomlin for an upcoming post, I came across this tidbit on mlb.com:

"Tomlin has lasted at least five innings in each of his 32 career starts, a modern Major League record."

This is an interesting piece of information that makes for an interesting PI exercise, so lets have at it.

The fact as it is stated, seems to say that Tomlin is the first "modern" pitcher to have pitched at least 5 innings in each of his first 32 major league starts. A quick run of the PI (Pitching streak finder, Pitchers Role:Starter, to start player's career,  IP>=5) reveals that this is not true.

13 Comments | Posted in Streak Finders

Longest Streaks With 6+ IP On The Road Since 1919

Posted by Steve Lombardi on July 19, 2011

From Doc Halladay to Sloppy Thurston!

33 Comments | Posted in Streak Finders

Consecutive Starts of 100 Pitches

Posted by Raphy on July 6, 2011

Early in his career, there was concern that the Justin Verlander had ruined his career by overtaxing his young arm. Fortunately, Verlander not only bounced back, but this season he has been as dominant as ever. Yet , Verlander has not let up in his pitching. In fact, he has currently thrown at least 100 pitches in his last 37 starts, dating back to June of last season.
How common is this? The PI currently has complete records of pitch counts since 1999. (There are records for a high percentage of games back to 1988 including all of 1991.) In those 13 years, no pitcher has had more. Here are the longest such streaks (Stats are through June 5th.):

21 Comments | Posted in Streak Finders

Consecutive Home Appearances Without a Allowing a Run to Start the Season

Posted by Raphy on July 4, 2011

On the heels of yesterday's meltdown by the Yankees in Citi Field, Mike Axisa in his post on the River Avenue Blues blog  highlighted the great discrepancy this year by Mariano Rivera at home and on the road. Maybe I haven't been paying  enough attention, but thing that surprised me most was that Rivera has yet to allow a run at home.  How unusual is this?  Here are the most consecutive shutout home appearances by a pitcher to start a season.

8 Comments | Posted in Splits, Streak Finders

Highest BA In 24+ Game Hitting Streaks Since 1996

Posted by Steve Lombardi on June 2, 2011

Of all the batters to have a hitting streak of 24 games or more since 1996, who had the highest batting average during that streak?

17 Comments | Posted in Streak Finders

The 2011 Mets and the Longest Team Homerless Streaks

Posted by Raphy on June 1, 2011

The New York Mets are currently suffering through a power outage like they haven't seen in years. The last Mets homer was by Dan Murphy on May 20th against the Yankees, more than 10 games ago. WFAN in New York mentioned that this was the team's longest homer drought in over 30 years and this is easily verifiable with the PI team batting streak finder.

30 Comments | Posted in Streak Finders

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