Comments on: 3+ Games In A Row Vs. Bosox Allowing 6+ ER This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Sabathia: A Clear Road to 300 Wins » Google Plus | Google | Google Plus + | One Google Nedir | Tue, 09 Aug 2011 15:52:40 +0000 [...] more often than do teams in other divisions. This year, that’s been disastrous for him: He became just the 12th pitcher to yield at least six earned runs in three straight games against Boston when the Red Sox shelled [...]

By: Doug Mon, 08 Aug 2011 17:20:29 +0000 @19.

That's quite a feat for Loaiza, to get shelled by the same team 5 times in a row, in only three-and-a-half months.

Talk about a team having your number.

By: Kahuna Tuna Mon, 08 Aug 2011 14:37:51 +0000 Other pitchers besides George Caster who gave up 6+ ER to the same team in five consecutive appearances:

Glendon Rusch, 4/1/98 to 6/13/01, against the Orioles
Kenny Rogers, 4/18/00 to 6/4/04, against the Yankees
Darryl Kile, 9/18/97 to 8/22/00, against the Pirates
Esteban Loaiza, 6/5/02 to 9/20/02, against the Devil Rays (!)

By: Kevin Mon, 08 Aug 2011 13:43:37 +0000 Thank you for highlighting one of the most useless Orioles pitchers (tough to do, there are so many candidates for that unworthy distinction) with Radhames Liz. Look at that - managed to walk 7, hit 3 batters, and give up 23 ER in 6 innings! Any position player could come in and do better.

Amazingly he tried to be even worse than a 34.50 ERA. In 2009 he made his season debut by relieving with the bases loaded, giving up a grand slam on the first pitch for an ERA of infinity. Unfortunately he eventually recorded some outs to bring that ERA down.

CC Sabathia should be ashamed of himself for being on the same list as Liz.

By: Thom Mon, 08 Aug 2011 06:05:22 +0000 @1 @6. I agree completely.

By: Johnny Twisto Mon, 08 Aug 2011 05:23:01 +0000 I'm guessing the 2011 run environment is higher scoring than the others

Not just 2004. 2011 is down in the low-moderate range historically. I know 1950 was much higher scoring and without checking I'm pretty sure most of those seasons were.

By: Doug Mon, 08 Aug 2011 01:59:50 +0000 @13.

Thanks, Ralphy.

I'm speechless.

By: Gerry Mon, 08 Aug 2011 01:07:59 +0000 Walkup had a 7.36 ERA in 1937 (in 150 IP), so his performance in those games against the Red Sox wasn't that far out of line with the rest of what he was doing.

Also, I suspect the 2011 run environment is no higher scoring than the 1936-37-38 American League environment of Bridges and Walkup.

By: Raphy Mon, 08 Aug 2011 00:40:34 +0000 @12 As far as I know, I'm the only one who noticed, and I have no power to give him anything other than a round of applause and a heart-felt congratulations.

So Doug, enjoy your fame, but unfortunately without the fortune.

By: Neil L. Mon, 08 Aug 2011 00:29:57 +0000 @11
Raphy, what does he win? A year's free subscription to BBef's play index? 🙂