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Before CC Sabathia today and last week, who was the last Yankee to have at least 24 strikeouts combined in two consecutive starts?
Today Baltimore's Pedro Viola allowed three home runs in 0 innings against Boston. Viola was taken out after allowing three consecutive home runs followed by a walk. According to baseball-reference this was the seventh time in 1919 or later a pitcher allowed three home runs in 0 innings and no pitcher has allowed 4 home runs in 0 innings. The previous pitcher to allow three home runs in 0 innings was Cincinnati's Phil Dumatrait in a start on September 9, 2007.
Yankees and Mets both played on the road on July 4th this season. This marks the first time since 1960 that there was no major league baseball game scheduled in New York City on the 4th of July!
Yankees played on the road on July 4th in 1960 & 1958 but they were the only team in town those seasons. Before 1958 it would have only happened before 1919 if July 4th was on a Sunday since Sunday Baseball was not alowed in NYC before 1919.
No July 4th game in 1981 due to the BB strike but a game...
Jamey Carroll is currently 78-for-259 (.301) with 0 HR and 8 RBI. (on pace for 150 Hits, 15 RBI)
Only 32 people in baseball history have hit at least .300 with 20 or fewer RBI and a minimum of 78 hits. 15 or fewer RBI with at least 78 hits gives you 7 players.
Before Cincinnati's Chris Heisey against the Yankees, who was the last player to have his first career 3 home run game before his first career 2 home run game?
In the sixth inning of Friday's game vs. the Rockies, A.J. Burnett struck out the first two batters he faced, looking (Chris Iannetta and Carlos Gonzalez). He then struck out Chris Nelson swinging, but Nelson reached on a wild pitch. Whereupon A.J. struck out Todd Helton, swinging.
It was fairly widely reported that in doing so, he tied the MLB record for most strikeouts in an inning (four) and became the first Yankee to accomplish the feat in the history of the franchise.
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Anybody know anything about the 2007 Topps Hunter Pence baseball card showing him in error on the New York Yankees? This card looks just like the standard 2007 card with the "rookie card" logo on it, but again, it says his team is the New York Yankees.
Is it rare? Whats its value?
I think it might have come out in a set near the end of the year only, but not sure. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
The Yankees have 5 home runs and 5 stolen bases tonight for the first time in team history and eighth time in MLB history in 1919 or later.
Edit: Before today the previous team to do it was Texas on June 30, 2009.
Jeff Weaver (0.92) and Dan Haren (0.98) both have WHIPs below 1.00. Only two pairs of teammates have done that in the 101 years from 1910 to 2010 (two pairs each did it in 1909 and 1908 and one pair did it in 1907). Pedro Martinez and Derek Lowe did it in 2002 and Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale did it in 1964.
What's the worst batting average by a player after a game in which he had his team's only hit? Philadelphia's Cole Hamels was batting .160 after he had Philadelphia's only hit in their 1-0 loss at the Mets on August 13, 2010. Among non-pitchers, Tampa Bay's Reid Brignac is batting .174 after having his team's only hit against Josh Beckett tonight.
What's the most batters ever in one MLB half inning?
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CC Sabathia did this with the Indians in 2007, Brewers in 2008 (I know he was traded during the season), and Yankees in 2009. Has anybody else done this?
Who was the last Yankee to pitch 9 or more innings in consecutive starts? Who was the last Yankee to pitch 8 or more innings in three consecutive starts? Sabathia has been economical so far today and is trying to do this.
Edit: Sabathia pitched 8 innings today to make it three consecutive starts of 8 innings or more. He also pitched 8 innings each on June 20, June 25, and July 1 of last year. Who was the Yankee before him to pitch 8 or more innings in three consecutive starts?
I ask this because Triple-A Colorado Springs scored 13 in the fifth inning of a 24-6 win today. Three Colorado Springs pitchers pitched three innings each and because the last pitcher went three innings he got a save. Texas defeated Baltimore 30-3 in 2007 in a game with a save and Texas scored 10 in their biggest inning.
The White Sox's 44 year old Omar Vizquel moved from second base to first base today to play first base for the first time in his career. He doesn't have any hits as a first baseman yet because he is 0-for-6 so far with the game 8-8 in the 13th inning.
When was the last year the MLB ERA was below 4.00? It hasn't happened in the 2000s before this season. In 2000 every team had an ERA above 4.00.
Interesting article here:
Yesterday the Yankees had 7 runs, 4 home runs, and 7 baserunners (0 left on base). It was only the second time in 1919 or later that a team had at least 7 runs, at least 4 home runs, and only 7 baserunners in a game. The previous time was by an NL team in 1999.
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