Friend of the VORG Andrew H asked: Has there ever been a 0 pitch start in MLB history? Paging @dianagram for this one. — Andrew H (@AndrewtheNerd85) June 21, 2016 Now, there HAVE been plenty of starts where a pitcher was listed as not facing a single batter, with no pitches listed: Player Date Tm … Read moreStopped Before Making His Start
Friend of the VORG Dan Wachtell passed along a note about Friday night’s Royals/Mariners game: “… check out Brandon Maurer’s line last night: 7.1 IP, 14 hits (all singles!), 0 BB, 0 K. #zerotrueoutcomes” Lo and behold, a check of the boxscore showed the following: Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR BF Brandon … Read moreSingles – 16’s and Over, Put the Squeeze on Mariners
The Seattle Mariners toiled for 18 innings last night/early this morning before succumbing to the Orioles 4-2. As is the case with many extra-inning affairs, the M’s had a bit of trouble getting that one big hit with runners in scoring position. In fact, they went 0-12 in RISP situations during innings 10-18, and an … Read moreMariners were RISP-averse last night
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 moreRolling Two Straight EIGHTS!
OK . . . the Yankees finally made a splash in the off-season pool, as they traded their top prospect, catcher Jesus Montero to the Mariners for their top young pitcher, Michael Pineda. What do the anagrams say about the deal?: From the Yankees perspective, there seems to be some concern, as “Jesus Montero traded … Read moreAnalyzing Tonight’s Big Trade via Anagrams