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Most conseuctive starts 7+ IP to start a season

Posted by Andy on May 28, 2009

Roy Halladay did it again last night, pitching 7 innings in the Blue Jays' eventual 12-10 loss (their 9th straight--ouch!) He's gone at least 7 innings in every one of his 11 starts so far this year, but as you might except he's a long way from the record for most starts with 7+ IP to start a season:

                   StreakStart  Streak End Games   W   L   GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR   ERA  HBP  WP  BK Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Bob Gibson         1968-04-10  1968-09-27    34   22   9  34  28  13   0   0  304.2  198   49   38   62  268  11   1.12   7   4   0 STL                                  

 Tom Seaver         1970-04-07  1970-08-15    27   17   7  27  18   2   0   0  231.2  163   65   62   60  226  19   2.41   2   3   0 NYM                                  

 Gaylord Perry      1972-04-15  1972-06-13    15   10   5  15  11   3   0   0  131.2   93   28   26   29   90   5   1.78   5   4   0 CLE                                  

 Roger Clemens      1992-04-07  1992-06-16    14    9   4  14   6   3   0   0  112.1   80   24   22   24  104   5   1.76   3   0   0 BOS                                  

 Curt Schilling     2001-04-04  2001-06-06    13   10   1  13   4   1   0   0  100.1   86   30   29   12  108  16   2.60   0   1   0 ARI                                  
 Mark Fidrych       1976-05-15  1976-07-20    13   11   2  13  12   2   0   0  120.1   93   26   23   28   50   5   1.72   1   2   0 DET                                  
 Phil Niekro        1969-04-08  1969-06-16    13    9   4  13  11   3   0   0  112     78   28   23   22   80   4   1.85   3   5   0 ATL                                  

 Ron Darling        1988-04-06  1988-06-04    12    6   3  12   3   2   0   0   93     66   24   23   23   60   6   2.23   1   1   2 NYM                                  
 Jack Morris        1984-04-03  1984-05-28    12   10   1  12   7   1   0   0  100.1   65   26   21   32   68   5   1.88   2   6   0 DET                                  
 Rick Langford      1981-04-10  1981-06-10    12    5   7  12  11   0   0   0  103     93   41   33   38   49   5   2.88   0   0   0 OAK                                  
 Nelson Briles      1968-04-11  1968-06-08    12    7   4  12   5   1   0   0   97.2   99   27   25   19   61   6   2.30   1   1   0 STL                                  
 Bill Singer        1968-04-11  1968-06-05    12    5   5  12   5   2   0   0   97.1   68   24   19   24   94   2   1.76   2   4   1 LAD                                  
 Bob Shaw           1962-04-16  1962-06-18    12    9   2  12   8   1   0   0  105.2   96   29   23   14   59   8   1.96   2   1   0 MLN                                  
 Ned Garver         1954-04-17  1954-06-16    12    4   3  12   6   1   0   0  101     78   25   17   25   27   6   1.51   2   0   0 DET                                  

 Roy Halladay       2009-04-06  2009-05-27    11    8   1  11   1   0   0   0   82     76   26   24   11   68   6   2.63   2   1   0 TOR                                  
 Pedro Martinez     2000-04-04  2000-06-08    11    9   2  11   3   2   0   0   85.1   45   10    9   16  114   3   0.95   7   1   0 BOS                                  
 Curt Schilling     1998-03-31  1998-05-23    11    5   5  11   4   1   0   0   85.2   57   22   19   20  117   6   2.00   0   3   0 PHI                                  
 Kevin Brown        1993-04-11  1993-06-04    11    5   3  11   6   1   0   0   89.2   73   28   19   19   52   5   1.91   4   1   0 TEX                                  
 Bill Wegman        1992-04-06  1992-05-29    11    5   4  11   2   0   0   0   90.1   80   27   26   18   39  10   2.59   5   0   1 MIL                                  
 Chris Bosio        1988-04-06  1988-05-26    11    6   5  11   8   1   0   0   90     83   27   22   15   35   5   2.20   2   1   2 MIL                                  
 Dave Stieb         1984-04-07  1984-05-30    11    7   1  11   2   1   0   0   86     58   21   20   28   63   5   2.09   3   0   0 TOR                                  
 Kip Young          1978-07-24  1978-09-17    11    6   5  11   6   0   0   0   89.1   80   26   25   21   40   8   2.52   2   0   0 DET                                  
 Jerry Augustine    1977-04-09  1977-05-28    11    6   5  11   7   0   0   0   91.2   77   36   33   31   27   9   3.24   2   1   0 MIL                                  
 Steve Busby        1975-04-07  1975-05-25    11    7   3  11   7   2   0   0   92.1   70   26   25   29   61   3   2.44   2   3   0 KCR                                  
 Ken Holtzman       1973-04-08  1973-05-22    11    9   2  11   9   1   0   0   96.2   63   20   14   19   55   6   1.30   1   5   0 OAK                                  
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                   StreakStart  Streak End Games   W   L   GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR   ERA  HBP  WP  BK Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Don Sutton         1972-04-15  1972-06-09    11    8   1  11   5   3   0   0   93.2   53   18   13   18   66   4   1.25   1   1   0 LAD                                  
 Dave Giusti        1968-04-13  1968-06-02    11    4   5  11   6   1   0   0   90     61   20   18   25   60   6   1.80   1   3   1 HOU                                  
 Bob Friend         1960-04-12  1960-06-01    11    6   2  11   5   3   0   0   90     68   22   21   12   66   5   2.10   0   1   0 PIT                                  
 Warren Spahn       1958-04-15  1958-05-31    11    8   1  11   9   1   0   0   98.2   83   28   26   27   45   7   2.37   0   1   0 MLN                                  
 Bob Keegan         1954-04-17  1954-06-09    11    9   1  11   9   2   0   0   96.1   86   27   23   33   26   5   2.15   0   0   1 CHW                                  

A note on Bob Gibson's incredible 1968 season. Those 34 starts to start the season with 7 IP? Those were all of his starts that year. Yeah, that's right...the guy threw at least 7 innings in every start. In fact, he completed 28 of those 34 games (and also won the Cy Young, MVP, ERA and strikeout titles, and threw 13 shutouts.)

So Halladay has a long, long way to go to approach that post-1954 record (don't hold your breath.) But the only guys ahead of him from the last 20 seasons are Roger Clemens, 14 in 1992, and Curt Schilling, 13 in 2001.

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Die Hard McClain

Posted by Steve Lombardi on May 22, 2009

Which big league pitcher, since 1954, has the longest streak of pitching at least 7 innings in a game from the start of his career?  According to Baseball-Reference.com's Play Index Pitching Streak Finder, here's the answer:

                   StreakStart  Streak End Games   W   L   GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR   ERA  HBP  WP  BK Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Joe McClain        1961-04-14  1961-06-01     9    5   3   9   3   1   0   0   72     59   23   21   13   21   3   2.63   2   1   0 WSA
 Steve Rogers       1973-07-18  1973-08-18     7    4   2   7   4   2   0   0   59.2   36    8    8   19   27   3   1.21   0   0   0 MON
 Tom Browning       1984-09-09  1985-04-21     6    3   0   6   1   0   0   0   47.1   41    6    5    8   28   0   0.95   0   1   0 CIN
 Steve Gromek       1954-04-13  1954-05-14     6    5   1   6   5   1   0   0   54     47   14   14    5   25   5   2.33   2   1   0 DET
 Curt Simmons       1954-04-14  1954-05-12     6    4   2   6   6   1   0   0   54     46   14    9   21   28   1   1.50   0   0   0 PHI

Amazing.  If not for this game, the streak would have been 14 games for McClain.   For more on Joe, click here.

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Dontrelle Willis

Posted by Andy on May 21, 2009

Nice to see Dontrelle Willis get back to winning. With his victory the other day, he snapped the second-longest winless start streak of his career:

 StreakStart  Streak End Games   W   L   GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR   ERA  HBP  WP  BK Teams
+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
  2007-06-03  2007-08-08    13    0   9  13   0   0   0   0   70     92   49   40   33   44   5   5.14   6   3   0 FLA                                  

  2007-09-30  2009-05-13     9    0   2   9   0   0   0   0   30.1   28   29   29   40   20   5   8.60   2   6   0 FLA-DET                              

  2006-04-19  2006-05-27     8    0   6   8   1   0   0   0   50.2   62   37   34   20   31   4   6.04   5   3   0 FLA                                  

  2007-08-19  2007-09-09     5    0   3   5   0   0   0   0   29.1   38   23   23   10   19   9   7.06   1   1   0 FLA                                  
  2003-08-11  2003-09-02     5    0   4   5   0   0   0   0   24.2   32   20   19   13   18   3   6.93   0   0   0 FLA                                  

  2006-07-13  2006-07-29     4    0   1   4   0   0   0   0   22     28   17   15   11   18   3   6.14   2   1   0 FLA                                  
  2005-09-27  2006-04-09     4    0   1   4   0   0   0   0   24     26   14   10    8   22   1   3.75   0   0   0 FLA                                  
  2004-08-20  2004-09-11     4    0   1   4   0   0   0   0   25     28   14   13   10   16   6   4.68   1   0   0 FLA                                  
  2004-06-19  2004-07-06     4    0   2   4   0   0   0   0   19     30   18   15   10   11   4   7.11   1   1   0 FLA                                  

I don't know him personally, but Willis seems like a good guy and I certainly hope he can get back on top.

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Back to Back Starts 25 Pitches or Less

Posted by Raphy on May 18, 2009

John Lackey is getting set to pitch against the Mariners and presumably he will throw more than 25 pitches.  If he doesn't, he will join a group of 3 other pitchers since 1988 who have gone 2 consecutive games, both starts, without throwing more than 25 pitches:

                   StreakStart  Streak End Games   W   L   GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR   ERA  HBP  WP  BK Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Brad Radke         2002-05-13  2002-05-30     2    0   0   2   0   0   0   0    2.1    2    1    1    0    2   1   3.86   0   0   0 MIN
 Scott Scudder      1992-09-17  1992-09-24     2    0   1   2   0   0   0   0    0.1    5    7    6    3    1   0 162.00   0   1   0 CLE
 Brian Bohanon      1992-04-22  1992-04-27     2    0   0   2   0   0   0   0    0.2    8    9    7    2    1   2  94.50   0   0   0 TEX                              

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Brad Lidge’s bad start

Posted by Andy on May 18, 2009

Last year in 2008, Brad Lidge had an amazing season, finishing a perfect 41-for-41 in saves while striking out 11.9 batters per nine innings. His ERA was 1.95, close to a career best.

This year, it's a very different story.

He recently broke this horrible streak of most consecutive games by a reliever allowing at least 1 ER:

                   StreakStart  Streak End Games   W   L   GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR   ERA  HBP  WP  BK Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Brad Lidge         2009-05-05  2009-05-15     6    0   0   0   0   0   4   1    6     11    9    9    3    5   2  13.50   0   0   0 PHI                                  

 Hunter Jones       2009-04-30  2009-05-13     5    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    5      9    8    8    4    4   2  14.40   0   1   0 BOS                                  
 Jeff Fulchino      2009-04-21  2009-05-04     5    0   0   0   0   0   2   0    7.2    9    7    7    4    6   2   8.22   0   0   0 HOU                                  
 Geoff Geary        2009-04-19  2009-04-28     5    0   3   0   0   0   1   0    6      9    6    5    3    4   1   7.50   1   0   0 HOU                                  
 Wilfredo Ledezma   2009-04-06  2009-04-18     5    0   0   0   0   0   2   0    5.2    8    7    6    4    8   1   9.53   0   1   0 WSN                                  

 Jesse Crain        2009-05-10  2009-05-15     4    1   1   0   0   0   1   0    2.2    8    5    5    2    1   2  16.88   0   1   1 MIN                                  
 Kip Wells          2009-05-09  2009-05-15     4    0   1   0   0   0   2   1    5.1    7    7    7    6    4   1  11.81   0   0   0 WSN                                  
 Geoff Geary        2009-05-03  2009-05-13     4    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    5.1   12   10   10    4    3   2  16.88   0   0   0 HOU                                  
 Javier Lopez       2009-04-30  2009-05-09     4    0   0   0   0   0   1   0    4.1   11    9    9    2    2   1  18.69   0   0   0 BOS                                  
 Eddie Bonine       2009-04-06  2009-04-23     4    0   0   0   0   0   1   0    8     16    8    8    2    5   3   9.00   0   0   0 DET                                  
 Jose Veras         2009-04-11  2009-04-18     4    0   1   0   0   0   1   0    4.1    4    6    6    4    3   1  12.46   0   0   0 NYY                                  

His strikeout rate (9.7 per 9 IP) is still good so far this year but his walk rate (5.4 per 9) and hit rate (12.4 per 9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) are career-worsts so far. Oh and his HR per 9 is 2.7 per 9 innings, as compared to a career value of 0.8.

Looking at his career splits, June and July have typically been Lidge's best months, allowing the lowest opposing BA and OBP.

Let's see if he can turn things around.

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More on Johnny Damon

Posted by Andy on May 15, 2009

Damon is the hottest hitter in baseball right now. Following up on yesterday's post (including very helpful comments by reader leatherman) here are all the times since 1954 that a player has had 10 straight games with at least one extra-base hit and one run scored:

                   StreakStart  Streak End Games    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SO   BB   SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Chipper Jones      2006-07-01  2006-07-16    10     39   14   22   5   1   6   18    2    7    0   0  .564  .630 1.205 1.835 ATL                                         
 Bobby Abreu        2005-05-08  2005-05-18    10     34   11   19   3   0   9   18    6    9    1   0  .559  .636 1.441 2.077 PHI                                         
 Ken Griffey        1993-07-19  1993-07-29    10     43   15   17   2   0   8   14    7    2    1   1  .395  .422 1.000 1.422 SEA                                         
 Don Mattingly      1987-07-07  1987-07-19    10     46   14   22   4   0  10   22    2    2    0   0  .478  .500 1.217 1.717 NYY                                         

(Damon is on this list too, but for some reason it appears the database hasn't gotten its daily update yet...)

The Yankees play the Twins at the New Stadium tonight. It will be interesting to see if Damon can break this post-1954 record.

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Big game for Albert Pujols

Posted by Andy on May 15, 2009

This past Sunday was a big day for Albert Pujols. When he walked in the top of the 3rd inning, he avoided tying his career high for most consecutive games without reaching base at all. What's his career high? Would you believe just 3 games?

 StreakStart  Streak End Games    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SO   BB   SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Teams
+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
  2004-09-21  2004-09-23     3      9    0    0   0   0   0    0    4    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2001-07-04  2001-07-06     3     14    0    0   0   0   0    0    2    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL

  2009-05-08  2009-05-09     2      8    0    0   0   0   0    0    2    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2008-09-16  2008-09-17     2      8    0    0   0   0   0    0    1    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2008-06-05  2008-06-06     2      5    0    0   0   0   0    0    3    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2007-08-23  2007-08-24     2      7    0    0   0   0   0    0    1    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2007-07-24  2007-07-25     2      9    0    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2007-05-13  2007-05-14     2      8    0    0   0   0   0    0    1    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2007-05-05  2007-05-06     2      8    0    0   0   0   0    0    1    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2006-09-08  2006-09-09     2      8    0    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   1  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2006-06-03  2006-06-22     2      5    0    0   0   0   0    0    1    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2005-07-06  2005-07-07     2      4    0    0   0   0   0    0    1    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2004-08-07  2004-08-08     2      9    1    0   0   0   0    0    3    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2004-06-12  2004-06-13     2      9    1    0   0   0   0    0    1    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2003-06-30  2003-07-01     2      8    0    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2003-04-19  2003-04-20     2      2    0    0   0   0   0    0    1    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2003-04-09  2003-04-10     2      8    0    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2002-08-04  2002-08-06     2      8    0    0   0   0   0    0    1    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2002-06-25  2002-06-26     2      8    0    0   0   0   0    0    3    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2001-07-08  2001-07-12     2      5    0    0   0   0   0    0    2    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2001-06-29  2001-06-30     2      8    0    0   0   0   0    0    2    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2001-06-15  2001-06-16     2      8    0    0   0   0   0    0    1    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2001-05-18  2001-05-19     2      8    0    0   0   0   0    0    2    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL
  2001-04-04  2001-04-05     2      6    0    0   0   0   0    0    2    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 STL

To me, it's incredible that the guy has never had 4 games in a row where he hasn't reached base.

Active career OBP leader Todd Helton has had 1 streak of 4 games and 3 streaks of 3 each:

 StreakStart  Streak End Games    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SO   BB   SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Teams
+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
  1997-09-19  1997-09-26     4      7    0    0   0   0   0    1    0    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 COL                                         

  2007-05-15  2007-05-17     3     11    0    0   0   0   0    0    2    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 COL                                         
  2003-05-31  2003-06-02     3     12    0    0   0   0   0    0    4    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 COL                                         
  2000-06-22  2000-06-24     3      8    0    0   0   0   0    0    0    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 COL                                        

Pujols is current secondly in OBP, and the #3 (semi-) active guy is Manny Ramirez.

 StreakStart  Streak End Games    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SO   BB   SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Teams
+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
  1997-05-07  1997-05-17     4     13    0    0   0   0   0    1    5    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 CLE                                         
  1993-09-04  1993-09-08     4     15    0    0   0   0   0    0    2    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 CLE                                         

  2007-06-25  2007-06-27     3     10    0    0   0   0   0    0    3    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 BOS                                         
  2004-10-03  2005-04-05     3     10    0    0   0   0   0    0    4    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 BOS                                         
  2001-05-27  2001-05-30     3     12    1    0   0   0   0    0    2    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 BOS                                         
  1999-10-02  2000-04-03     3      9    0    0   0   0   0    0    4    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 CLE                                         
  1994-05-27  1994-05-29     3     10    0    0   0   0   0    0    2    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 CLE                                         
  1994-05-18  1994-05-20     3     10    0    0   0   0   0    0    2    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 CLE                                         
  1993-09-14  1993-09-19     3      6    0    0   0   0   0    0    2    0    0   0  .000  .000  .000  .000 CLE                                         

Man-Ram has 2 different 4-game streaks and a whole bunch of 3-game jobs.

To be fair, Ramirez and Helton have played for a lot longer than Pujols, so Albert still has a shot at his own 4-game streak.

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Johnny Damon’s extra base hits

Posted by Andy on May 14, 2009

Johnny Damon is on a tear and you know what that means: this must be his contract year.

Anyway, he's got the longest streak of consecutive games with an extra-base hit so far this season (with 9) and it's still going:

                   StreakStart  Streak End Games    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SO   BB   SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Johnny Damon       2009-05-04  2009-05-13     9     40   10   17   6   1   5   16    8    2    0   0  .425  .452 1.000 1.452 NYY                                         

 Russell Branyan    2009-05-01  2009-05-06     6     25    4    7   3   0   3    5    5    2    0   0  .280  .321  .760 1.081 SEA                                         
 Torii Hunter       2009-04-11  2009-04-18     6     21    7    8   3   0   4    7    4    3    1   0  .381  .440 1.095 1.535 LAA                                         

 Alberto Callaspo   2009-04-29  2009-05-03     5     19    8    8   7   0   0    4    1    3    0   0  .421  .500  .789 1.289 KCR                                         
 Chris Duncan       2009-04-12  2009-04-16     5     19    4    9   4   1   1    7    4    1    0   1  .474  .500  .947 1.447 STL                                         
 Evan Longoria      2009-04-08  2009-04-12     5     23    5   12   4   0   5    8    2    0    1   0  .522  .522 1.348 1.870 TBR                                         

You have to go back to 2006 to finder a longer streak than Damon's:

                   StreakStart  Streak End Games    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SO   BB   SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Chipper Jones      2006-06-26  2006-07-16    14     57   16   31   8   1   7   22    5    8    0   0  .544  .600 1.088 1.688 ATL                                         

 Alex Rodriguez     2006-09-27  2007-04-11    11     40   14   17   6   0   7   20    6    6    1   0  .425  .510 1.100 1.610 NYY                                         
 Bobby Abreu        2005-05-07  2005-05-18    11     38   11   21   4   0   9   18    6    9    2   0  .553  .625 1.368 1.993 PHI                                         

 Johnny Damon       2009-05-04  2009-05-13     9     40   10   17   6   1   5   16    8    2    0   0  .425  .452 1.000 1.452 NYY                                         
 Chase Utley        2008-05-25  2008-06-03     9     34   12   15   2   0   7   20    2    6    2   0  .441  .512 1.118 1.630 PHI                                         
 Derrek Lee         2007-04-23  2007-05-04     9     40    7   22  10   0   2   10    6    3    0   1  .550  .581  .950 1.531 CHC    

Shout out to Peter Abraham for mentioning Damon's streak in the first place.

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Ryan Zimmerman’s hit streak

Posted by Andy on May 11, 2009

There aren't a lot of games on the schedule tonight, but one worth watchnig will be the Nationals at the Giants as Ryan Zimmerman enters with a 28-game hit streak, longest in the majors since Moises Alou's 30-game job in 2007.

                   StreakStart  Streak End Games    AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SO   BB   SB   CS   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS  Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Moises Alou        2007-08-23  2007-09-26    30    119   22   48   8   1   4   17    8    7    0   0  .403  .441  .588 1.029 NYM                                         

 Ryan Zimmerman     2009-04-08  2009-05-10    28    121   23   44  11   0   6   22   23   11    0   0  .364  .414  .603 1.017 WSN                                         

 Casey Blake        2007-05-20  2007-06-17    26    104   16   33   7   1   7   18   21   12    0   1  .317  .408  .606 1.014 CLE                                         

 Ian Kinsler        2008-06-17  2008-07-13    25    106   25   45  15   2   4   16   13   17    6   0  .425  .508  .717 1.225 TEX                                         
 Ichiro Suzuki      2007-05-07  2007-06-01    25    112   26   46   4   0   2   13    5    7   13   2  .411  .445  .500  .945 SEA                                         

 Garret Anderson    2008-07-23  2008-08-20    23     96   12   35   7   0   4   21   11    4    0   1  .365  .390  .563  .953 LAA                                         
 Michael Young      2008-05-14  2008-06-10    23    109   27   37   7   1   3   13   19    5    2   0  .339  .368  .505  .873 TEX                                         
 Kevin Youkilis     2007-05-05  2007-06-01    23    101   21   43  13   0   6   21   12    5    1   0  .426  .468  .733 1.201 BOS                                         
 Torii Hunter       2007-04-11  2007-05-09    23     94   17   35  12   0   5   19   17    3    5   2  .372  .394  .660 1.054 MIN                                         

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Longest win streak to start a season

Posted by Andy on May 6, 2009

The full list since 1954 is below. This has already been posted recently, but Zack Greinke has moved up with his streak of 6. This is most consecutive starts won at the beginning of a season (it ignores any relief appearances.)

Brandon Webb rung off 9 in a row last year. Plus you might remember Josh Beckett winning 7 in a row in 2007 and Cliff Lee winning 6 in a row last year. Greinke has really good numbers so far compared to any of these guys and I would love to see him break the record, as unlikely as that is.

                   StreakStart  Streak End Games   W   L   GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR   ERA  HBP  WP  BK Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Andy Hawkins       1985-04-12  1985-05-30    10   10   0  10   1   0   0   0   69.2   68   21   21   10   28   8   2.71   1   2   1 SDP                                  

 Brandon Webb       2008-03-31  2008-05-15     9    9   0   9   1   0   0   0   63.1   46   21   18   17   49   2   2.56   1   2   0 ARI                                  

 Jon Garland        2005-04-09  2005-05-17     8    8   0   8   2   2   0   0   59.2   47   16   16   10   27   3   2.41   1   0   0 CHW                                  
 Pedro Martinez     1997-04-15  1997-05-23     8    8   0   8   3   1   0   0   61.1   39   11    8   11   68   3   1.17   4   1   0 MON                                  
 Dave Stewart       1988-04-04  1988-05-08     8    8   0   8   2   0   0   0   63.1   49   20   17   23   33   1   2.42   1   3  11 OAK                                  
 Fernando Valenzue  1981-04-09  1981-05-14     8    8   0   8   7   5   0   0   72     43    4    4   17   68   2   0.50   0   0   0 LAD                                  
 Roger Moret        1973-04-22  1973-08-27     8    8   0   8   3   2   0   0   59.2   49   17   15   32   35   5   2.26   0   1   1 BOS                                  
 Billy Pierce       1962-04-13  1962-06-01     8    8   0   8   3   1   0   0   63     53   25   24   12   31   7   3.43   1   1   0 SFG                                  

 Josh Beckett       2007-04-04  2007-05-08     7    7   0   7   0   0   0   0   46.2   38   14   13   10   40   2   2.51   1   0   0 BOS                                  
 Jered Weaver       2006-05-27  2006-07-23     7    7   0   7   0   0   0   0   47     26    7    6   11   40   2   1.15   2   0   0 LAA                                  
 Dontrelle Willis   2005-04-08  2005-05-11     7    7   0   7   3   2   0   0   50     34    7    6   10   40   2   1.08   0   0   0 FLA                                  
 Roger Clemens      2004-04-07  2004-05-11     7    7   0   7   0   0   0   0   45.1   29   11   10   18   52   4   1.99   1   1   0 HOU                                  
 Mike Mussina       2003-04-02  2003-05-07     7    7   0   7   0   0   0   0   53     37   11   10    8   63   2   1.70   0   3   0 NYY                                  
 Randy Johnson      2000-04-04  2000-05-05     7    7   0   7   4   2   0   0   58.1   31    9    6   13   75   3   0.93   0   0   0 ARI                                  
 Ben McDonald       1994-04-06  1994-05-08     7    7   0   7   2   0   0   0   52.2   47   19   18   13   33   6   3.08   0   2   1 BAL                                  
 Jack McDowell      1992-04-07  1992-05-10     7    7   0   7   2   0   0   0   55     42   17   17    7   33   6   2.78   2   2   0 CHW                                  
 Frank Viola        1990-04-11  1990-05-12     7    7   0   7   2   2   0   0   51.2   36    5    5    6   52   1   0.87   0   0   0 NYM                                  
 Rick Mahler        1985-04-09  1985-05-05     7    7   0   7   0   0   0   0   51.2   46   15   12   12   16   3   2.09   0   1   0 ATL                                  
 Juan Marichal      1966-04-12  1966-05-12     7    7   0   7   6   2   0   0   59     35    7    5    6   40   3   0.76   0   0   0 SFG                                  
 Bob Turley         1958-04-20  1958-05-23     7    7   0   7   7   4   0   0   63     31    7    6   30   40   4   0.86   1   1   0 NYY                                  

 Zack Greinke       2009-04-08  2009-05-04     6    6   0   6   3   2   0   0   45     30    3    2    8   54   0   0.40   1   1   0 KCR                                  
 Cliff Lee          2008-04-06  2008-05-07     6    6   0   6   1   1   0   0   44.2   25    5    4    2   39   1   0.81   0   1   0 CLE                                  
 Kazuhisa Ishii     2002-04-06  2002-05-04     6    6   0   6   0   0   0   0   36.2   26   12   12   21   41   2   2.95   2   1   0 LAD                                  
 Randy Johnson      2002-04-01  2002-04-26     6    6   0   6   2   1   0   0   46     28    8    7   11   61   2   1.37   1   0   0 ARI                                  
 James Baldwin      2000-04-06  2000-05-09     6    6   0   6   1   1   0   0   42.1   31   12   11   11   28   8   2.34   0   3   0 CHW                                  
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
                   StreakStart  Streak End Games   W   L   GS  CG SHO  GF  SV   IP     H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR   ERA  HBP  WP  BK Teams
+-----------------+-----------+-----------+-----+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
 Rick Helling       1998-04-03  1998-05-02     6    6   0   6   1   1   0   0   43     36   14   14   12   29   4   2.93   0   0   0 TEX                                  
 Wilson Alvarez     1994-04-06  1994-05-04     6    6   0   6   1   0   0   0   41.2   35   13   12   18   25   5   2.59   0   0   0 CHW                                  
 Bob Tewksbury      1994-04-03  1994-05-01     6    6   0   6   2   0   0   0   45.1   45   20   19    5   28   8   3.77   1   1   0 STL                                  
 Roger Clemens      1991-04-08  1991-05-08     6    6   0   6   2   1   0   0   49     26    4    4    8   51   0   0.73   0   0   0 BOS                                  
 Neal Heaton        1990-04-12  1990-05-12     6    6   0   6   0   0   0   0   38.1   30   11    9    8   21   2   2.11   0   3   0 PIT                                  
 Dave Stewart       1990-04-09  1990-05-04     6    6   0   6   0   0   0   0   41     32    7    7   12   16   2   1.54   1   2   0 OAK                                  
 Orel Hershiser     1988-04-05  1988-05-04     6    6   0   6   2   1   0   0   46.2   33   10    9   11   31   3   1.74   1   1   1 LAD                                  
 Greg Swindell      1988-04-06  1988-05-02     6    6   0   6   3   1   0   0   51.2   41   13   12    6   30   3   2.09   0   0   0 CLE                                  
 Dwight Gooden      1988-04-04  1988-05-01     6    6   0   6   4   2   0   0   44     36   13   11   10   33   1   2.25   1   1   2 NYM                                  
 Bret Saberhagen    1987-04-10  1987-05-09     6    6   0   6   3   1   0   0   51     34    9    9    7   29   2   1.59   1   1   0 KCR                                  
 Moose Haas         1986-04-10  1986-05-06     6    6   0   6   1   0   0   0   43.2   26    8    8    9   27   2   1.65   1   0   0 OAK                                  
 La Marr Hoyt       1982-04-27  1982-05-24     6    6   0   6   3   0   0   0   50     43   10    8    8   27   2   1.44   0   3   0 CHW                                  
 Mike Norris        1981-04-09  1981-05-05     6    6   0   6   5   0   0   0   51     33   12   12   23   28   4   2.12   4   4   2 OAK                                  
 Rick Honeycutt     1980-04-12  1980-05-08     6    6   0   6   4   1   0   0   51.1   39   16   14   17   15   5   2.45   0   1   0 SEA                                  
 Dick Selma         1968-05-04  1968-06-11     6    6   0   6   3   2   0   0   48     36   12   11   10   26   3   2.06   1   0   0 NYM                                  
 Ron Reed           1968-04-29  1968-05-24     6    6   0   6   3   0   0   0   52     29   11   10   11   22   0   1.73   2   0   0 ATL                                  
 Wally Bunker       1964-05-05  1964-06-01     6    6   0   6   3   0   0   0   46.1   28   13   12   15   17   2   2.33   0   0   0 BAL                                  
 Ike Delock         1958-06-26  1958-07-20     6    6   0   6   4   0   0   0   49.1   47   15   12   15   28   3   2.19   0   2   0 BOS                                  
 Whitey Ford        1956-04-20  1956-05-17     6    6   0   6   6   1   0   0   54     46   10    5   17   35   1   0.83   0   0   0 NYY                                  
 Luis Arroyo        1955-04-20  1955-06-01     6    6   0   6   3   1   0   0   50.2   35   11    9   14   25   3   1.60   1   3   0 STL                                  
 Jim Wilson         1954-06-06  1954-07-05     6    6   0   6   4   3   0   0   51     37   10   10    8   25   7   1.76   2   0   0 MLN                                  

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