Comments on: Players with exactly 2 HR and 7 RBI this season This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kahuna Tuna Thu, 11 Aug 2011 22:41:29 +0000 For a player you could count on to deliver one homer and eight RBI each year, look no farther than Bill Sherdel.

By: Gerry Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:34:17 +0000 I gather that the Phillies are 21-3 in games Brian Schneider plays.

By: LJF Thu, 11 Aug 2011 03:17:27 +0000 Pshaw. Cliff Lee. A poor man's Babe Ruth.

By: DoubleDiamond Thu, 11 Aug 2011 01:18:31 +0000 @7 Schneider also missed a chunk of time with an injury earlier this season.

By: DoubleDiamond Thu, 11 Aug 2011 01:17:43 +0000 For those counting the ex-Nats, don't forget that Cliff Lee was originally signed by the Expos, although he never played at the major league level with them.

And continuing to speak of ex-Nats, I've decided to run a competition between Lee and Michael Martinez (who signed his first pro contract with the Nationals after the team's move from Montreal but also never reached the majors with this franchise) to see who hits the most home runs. I believe that as of the end of yesterday's game, both had two homers. I know that the Phillies scored 9 runs today, but I don't know the details of all of the scoring yet. (It's been a busy day.) So if Martinez went yard today, he's moved ahead.

Also, both of Martinez's home runs that I can recall have been 3-run affairs, while both of Lee's have been solo shots. So Martinez has three times as many RBIs on home runs as Lee.

By: Neil L. Thu, 11 Aug 2011 00:15:39 +0000 @4
Bip, what are you saying? A-Rod is not the subliminal reason behind Andy's post!

Freaky about Cliff Lee.

Is there a kind of a reverse benefit to being a good-hitting pitching because your mound opponent will only see the number nine spot in the batting order and groove the ball?

By: nightfly Wed, 10 Aug 2011 21:27:15 +0000 Wow, what's up with Thames and Kearns this year? Neither has been this terrible traditionally. At least Brian Schneider's a catcher, and Adam Rosales a middle INF - positions better-associated with banjo hitting.

Looking up Rosales just now - Cincy sent him and Willy Taveras to Oakland for Aaron Miles on 2/1/2010. That sparked a wild timeline thereafter:

2/9 - Oakland releases Taveras.
2/15 - Taveras signs with Washington.
4/10 - Taveras goes 2-4 against the Mets, with a triple and all 4 RBI in a 4-3 win.
4/14 - Cincinnati releases Miles.
4/27 - Miles signs with St. Louis.
5/21 - Washington releases Taveras. The XBH and RBI against New York were the only ones he had in 37 plate appearances.
6/3 - Philadelphia, perhaps looking for a Met killer, signs Taveras.
6/29 - After .208/.255/.271 line in 104 PA in AAA, Taveras is released by the Phillies.
7/4 - Atlanta, also perhaps looking for a Met killer, signs Taveras.
8/2 - Realizing they still have Chipper Jones, Atlanta releases Taveras.
8/15 - Texas signs Taveras, who's clearly in it for the frequent flier miles.
1/24/2011 - Colorado signs Taveras, and stash him back in AAA, where he remains.

So, in the space of one calendar year, Taveras was the property of SEVEN major league franchises. Is there any way to check if that's a record?

(PS - Rosales' 1.6 WAR in 2010 makes Oakland the "winners" of the trade by default, even though he's back at -1 this year.)

By: Julian Wed, 10 Aug 2011 19:21:43 +0000 And Lee is third among the eight in OPS.

By: Richard Chester Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:45:59 +0000 @3
A-rod's 2 HR and 7 RBI came in one inning.

By: Bip Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:27:33 +0000 I knew that's what the purpose of this list was before I clicked on it.