Hitless appearances

No one has more hitless appearances than J.P. Howell

No one has more hitless appearances than J.P. Howell

It was painful watching the Oakland A’s in the 9th inning yesterday afternoon against the Astros. They entered the inning with a 3-2 lead and their bullpen did not allow a hit en route to blowing the game, 5-4.

So holding a a team hitless is not always the formula for success, but you still like your chances.

Top 10: Most 2014 hitless appearances

Rk Player # SV IP ER BB SO Tm
1 J.P. Howell 43 0 29.0 2 16 30 LAD
2 Andrew Miller 42 1 33.2 2 12 58 BOS,BAL
3 Kevin Jepsen 41 1 35.2 0 10 40 LAA
4 Pat Neshek 40 4 36.1 0 3 38 STL
5 Jake McGee 40 10 37.0 0 5 51 TBR
6 Fernando Abad 40 0 34.0 2 12 34 OAK
7 Wade Davis 39 1 40.0 0 7 60 KCR
8 Antonio Bastardo 39 0 39.1 1 20 57 PHI
9 Craig Kimbrel 38 34 38.0 0 8 66 ATL
10 Cody Allen 38 13 34.0 0 5 45 CLE
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Generated 9/8/2014.

Pitchers with at least 50 hitless appearances in a season since 1914

Rk Player Year # SV IP ER BB SO Tm
1 Tom Martin 2003 57 0 37.1 0 16 37 LAD
2 Randy Choate 2012 57 1 27.0 0 14 26 MIA,LAD
3 Mike Myers 2000 56 1 32.2 2 17 30 COL
4 Scott Eyre 2004 55 1 32.2 2 17 26 SFG
5 Carlos Marmol 2008 54 5 55.1 5 19 74 CHC
6 Ray King 2004 53 0 37.2 2 11 22 STL
7 Randy Choate 2010 53 0 28.2 1 9 26 TBR
8 Steve Kline 2001 52 6 41.1 1 17 32 STL
9 Eric Gagne 2003 51 39 53.0 0 9 88 LAD
10 George Sherrill 2007 50 2 29.0 3 12 36 SEA
11 Will Ohman 2008 50 1 34.1 0 12 36 ATL
12 Pedro Feliciano 2009 50 0 32.2 2 12 30 NYM
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Generated 9/8/2014.