Comments on: Team 3+ HR Games Within First 17 Of Season This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Neil L. Tue, 26 Apr 2011 01:53:52 +0000 @17
JA, he's been picked off 1B already 3 times this year. Trying to take too much on himself, I guess, what with a terrible Jay's offense.

Interesting about the walks. Bautista already has a walk and a HR in 3 PA so far tonight. But without some kind of protection around him in the lineup he'll be seeing fewer and fewer pitches to hit.

By: DD Mon, 25 Apr 2011 16:29:30 +0000 Um, Andy, the Rangers have 6 3+ homer games this year so far.

By: BSK Mon, 25 Apr 2011 05:05:45 +0000 JA-

The Mets only hit 85 HRs in 2009? YIKES!

By: John Autin Mon, 25 Apr 2011 03:25:47 +0000 Neil L -- Sorry to hear that Bautista's streak got snapped. I've been watching his walk total climb (among other things). After today, he has 19 walks in 18 games. Two notes:

-- Only 7 players in modern history have had a season of 100+ games with more walks than games: Barry Bonds and Ted Williams (5x each), Babe Ruth (2x), and Mark McGwire, Jack Clark, Mickey Mantle and Eddie Joost once each.

-- The Blue Jays' season record for walks is 123 by Carlos Delgado in 2000.

P.S. How in the world did he get picked off 1st base in the 9th today with the Jays down by 2 runs??? I don't know what happened, I only read the play-by-play. But there's a reason that folks don't try to steal on Shields!

By: John Autin Mon, 25 Apr 2011 03:16:15 +0000 This is pretty far off topic but I had to get it off my chest:

How much more will it take to put to rest the myth that the Mets' new park is unfriendly to their power hitters?

In 2009, the first year of their new park, the Mets hit 49 HRs at home, 46 on the road.
In 2010, they hit 63 both home and away.
In 2011 (counting Sunday), they have hit 16 HRs in 13 home games, 4 HRs in 9 road games.

In 2009, they slugged .408 at home, .381 away.
In 2010, they slugged .393 at home, .373 away.
In 2011, they have slugged .446 at home, .330 away.

I don't care what the dimensions look like, and I don't care what the players say. If the Mets have a power problem, it's not the park.

By: BSK Mon, 25 Apr 2011 01:52:48 +0000 RobMer-

Sorry about that. You seemed to speak quite knowledgeably about the Yankees and their stadium and lumping Cano (who is tearing the cover off the ball) with Swisher (who is sucking) made the sarcasm less than obvious. I took you at your word, something I guess I was wrong to do. Everything else in your comment seemed like legitimate analysis so randomly throwing in a jest about Cano simply didn't make sense.

By: Neil L. Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:51:52 +0000 @11 @13
Thanks, JA! You just gave me back my BRef self-esteem!

I was curious after Bautista reached base for the 11th consecutive time today what the record was. Three innings later it was irrelevant as he made an out.

Thanks again for replying

By: John Autin Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:40:46 +0000 Neil L -- I googled "MLB record for consecutive times on base" and came up with the following information:

-- The all-time record is 17 by Frank Ward in 1893. (unverified)

-- The modern MLB record is 16 by Ted Williams in 1957 (Sept. 17-23). Coming off a 2-week absence, Williams returned with a pinch HR (tying the game in the 8th), a pinch walk, another pinch HR, and then 3 full games in which he went 4-4 with 2 HRs, 8 walks and a HBP. (That was the year Williams hit .388 with a .526 OBP and .731 slugging, at age 38.)

-- The modern NL record is 15, by Barry Bonds in 1998 (Aug. 31-Sept. 4) and John Olerud that same year (Sept. 16-22).

Beyond that, though, I can't help you.

By: RobMer Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:34:43 +0000 @9, BSK, I submit your response as an example of someone who needs to cut back on the caffeine.

I am not a Yankee fan. If I was, I probably would have been aware of Cano's stats. The note was more in humor, with a serious observation regarding their HR rate. You missed the obvious. I simply hadn't checked Cano's stats.

But yeah, you are presumptuous, since you seem to believe you know how all fans of a specific team think.

By: John Autin Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:25:14 +0000 Neil, you're too hard on yourself. I don't think there is any way to do that kind of search on the Play Index.

The Streak Finder is for games only. And it lacks the relational field that the Season and Game Finders have -- i.e., the ability to set "Times On Base = PA."

If I'm wrong, I'll be glad to learn of it!