One Hit (and only one hit) Per Game

Ichiro Suzuki has started his Yankee career with exactly one hit in each of ten games played.  That got us thinking of what the record would be for longest such streak, regardless of whether or not it was a “career start”.  The mark appears to be 16 by Ted Sizemore in 1975, if you base … Read more

15Ks + 1 Grand Slam = History

During Friday night’s Twin’s/A’s matchup, Minnesota pitcher Francisco Liriano struck out 15 batters.  Liriano’s career high in Ks had been 12, and the Twins staff had been last in the Majors in strikeouts in 2012 to that point (by over 50 Ks).  So this was a big deal. But it was also a quirky deal, … Read more

Good at home, “Astro”nomically bad on the road

The Astros went 56-106 (.346) in 2011.  They had nowhere to go but up in 2012, and they have, slightly (32-51 (.386) through Thursday). They only won 31 homes games in 2011, but have already notched 23 home victories in 2012.  However, their performance on the road in 2012 is actually worse than 2011 (when … Read more

There’s No Place Like Road

The Kansas City Royals, a preseason sexy pick for most improved team, stumbled quite badly out of the gate this year.  A 3-2 record to start devolved into a 3-14 disaster thanks in large part to an 0-10 homestand. They’ve recovered a bit (22-29 as of Saturday evening), but they still possess an unusual home/road … Read more

Rolling Two Straight EIGHTS!

Five weeks ago, the Yankees scored seven runs in both the seventh and eighth innings of their comeback win over the Red Sox.  The VORG pounced on the curiosity, and discovered that the Yanks nearly set a major league record, as explained here: But seven isn’t quite the record . . . we’ve had an … Read more

Two Runs Too Short to Box with AL

The Twins are certainly struggling.  How bad?  They are being outscored by 2.10 runs per game so far in 2012.  Only two other teams in the past 50 years have ended a season with a -2.00 or worse per game run differential (the 1962 Mets and the 2003 Tigers).  If the Twins continue to score … Read more

What’s “Left” to say about San Diego?

The Padres have many problems.  Entering Monday night, they are an NL-worst 9-20, and sit 9.5 games back of the Dodgers.  Their closer Huston Street is on the DL.  A starting pitcher, Cory Luebke could be headed for Tommy John surgery,  They’ve already played 20 home games against only nine on the road. And they … Read more

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