Pitching Appearances with More Ks than Outs

Last night, Craig Kimbrel got a four out save, and thanks to a wild pitch on a strikeout, managed to K five batters during his appearance. Followers of the VORG asked me if this was some sort of record for most Ks where the strikeouts exceeded the outs recorded.  It turns out it wasn’t a … Read morePitching Appearances with More Ks than Outs

Teams with the Worst Plate Discipline of All Time

As of Saturday morning, the Houston Astros offense has accrued all of five walks (against 56 strikeouts) in their first four games.  While it is unlikely they will continue to average 1.25 walks and 14 strikeouts per game, their extremely youthful and hack-happy lineup will likely make a run at the title of worst plate … Read moreTeams with the Worst Plate Discipline of All Time

More Saves than Ks

Yesterday I wrote about Jim Johnson having more saves than the Astros have wins.  Well, over at TheScore, yours truly got mentioned in their article on the same topic.  In the comments section of that post, a reader named “Hendo” opined: But how many guys have saved more games than K’s? J. Johnson has 41 … Read moreMore Saves than Ks

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 more15Ks + 1 Grand Slam = History

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