Stats report: Dodgers set a MLB record

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1) Yesterday, the Dodgers set the major league record with their 37th consecutive game with their starting pitcher allowing 2 BB or less, breaking the record held by the 2005 Twins. (Elias) The Dodgers are on pace for the 6th best SO/BB in a season, but their 0.21 SO/BB above the league average won’t even crack the top 500. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia) Despite their record streak, the Dodgers pitching staff is 1 BB below the league average. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia)

HIGHEST SO/BB, SINGLE SEASON

STRIKEOUTS/WALKS              YEAR    SO/BB   
1    Phillies                 2012     3.39   
2    Twins                    2006     3.27   
XX   Yankees                  2014     3.23   
3    Phillies                 2011     3.22   
XX   Nationals                2014     3.21   
XX   Dodgers                  2014     3.12   
4    Diamondbacks             2002     3.10   
5    Tigers                   2013     3.09   
6    Yankees                  2012     3.06   
7    Nationals                2013     3.05   
8    Dodgers                  1966     3.04   
XX   Giants                   2014     3.02   
XX   Braves                   2014     3.02   
9    Braves                   2013     3.01   
10   Tigers                   2012     3.01   

2) Yesterday, Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera had his 100th career 3+ hit game with the Tigers. (playindex) Yesterday, Cabrera moved up to 8th on the Tigers career list for 2B above the league average and he is closing in on the top 10 in Tigers history for career 2B. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia)

YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2012   29   57   59   -2  .393  .606  .999  .736   8.24  .330  44  139    4  161  Tigers       
2013   30   72   84  -12  .442  .636 1.078  .812  10.79  .348  44  137    3  148  Tigers       
2014   31   27   22    5  .374  .551  .925  .690   7.18  .316  14   67    0   82  Tigers       
CAREER     476  557  -81  .398  .567  .965  .713   8.10  .321 379 1327   36 1742  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .334  .430  .764  .500   4.94  .265 187  792  107 

MOST CAREER GAMES 3+ HITS, TIGERS

1    Charlie Gehringer  256
2    Ty Cobb            243
3    Harry Heilmann     242
4    Al Kaline          209
5    Lou Whitaker       160
6    Alan Trammell      159
7    Harvey Kuenn       137
8    Bobby Veach        128
9    Hank Greenberg     127
T10  Gee Walker         100
T10  Miguel Cabrera     100

(NOTE: Complete records in this category only go back to 1914. Otherwise, it is a virtual certainty that, if the records were complete, Cobb would move up to #1.)

MOST CAREER DOUBLES ABOVE THE LEAGUE AVERAGE, TIGERS 

DOUBLES                         DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Ty Cobb                     268      666      398   
2    Harry Heilmann              152      497      345   
3    Sam Crawford                130      402      272   
4    Al Kaline                   127      498      371   
5    Hank Greenberg              126      366      240   
6    Charlie Gehringer           105      574      469   
7    Bobby Veach                  88      345      257   
8    Miguel Cabrera               79      261      182   
9    Harvey Kuenn                 78      244      166   
10   George Kell                  77      210      133   

MOST CAREER DOUBLES, TIGERS

1    Ty Cobb                     666   
2    Charlie Gehringer           574   
3    Al Kaline                   498   
4    Harry Heilmann              497   
5    Lou Whitaker                420   
6    Alan Trammell               412   
7    Sam Crawford                402   
8    Hank Greenberg              366   
9    Bobby Veach                 345   
10   Bobby Higginson             270   
11   Miguel Cabrera              261  

3) Yesterday, Yankees DH Carlos Beltran moved up to 4th place on the career HR list for switch hitters and he is 7th vs. the league average. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia)

YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2012   35   13   20   -7  .346  .495  .842  .610   5.98  .269  32   97   13  151  Cardinals    
2013   36   27   26    1  .339  .491  .830  .654   5.93  .296  24   84    2  145  Cardinals    
2014   37   -8   -7   -1  .277  .416  .693  .391   3.58  .222   9   27    1   58  Yankees      
CAREER     351  325   26  .356  .494  .850  .611   6.52  .281 367 1354  309 2122  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .337  .425  .763  .500   5.08  .269 244 1046  144 

MOST CAREER HOMERUNS, SWITCH HITTERS

1    Mickey Mantle               536   Yankees
2    Eddie Murray                504   Orioles/Dodgers/Mets/Indians/Orioles/Angels/Dodgers
3    Chipper Jones               468   Braves
4    Carlos Beltran              367   Royals/Astros/Mets/Giants/Cardinals/Yankees
5    Lance Berkman               366   Astros/Yankees/Cardinals/Rangers
6    Mark Teixeira               356   Rangers/Braves/Angels/Yankees
7    Chili Davis                 350   Giants/Angels/Twins/Angels/Royals/Yankees
8    Reggie Smith                314   Red Sox/Cardinals/Dodgers/Giants
9    Ruben Sierra                306   Rangers/A's/Yankees/Tigers/Reds/Blue Jays/White Sox/Rangers/Mariners/Rangers/Yankees/Twins
T10  Bobby Bonilla               287   White Sox/Pirates/Mets/Orioles/Marlins/Dodgers/Mets/Braves/Cardinals
T10  Bernie Williams             287   Yankees

MOST CAREER HOMERUNS ABOVE THE LEAGUE AVERAGE, SWITCH HITTERS

HOMERUNS                        DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Mickey Mantle               356      536      180   Yankees
2    Eddie Murray                216      504      288   Orioles/Dodgers/Mets/Indians/Orioles/Angels/Dodgers
3    Chipper Jones               200      468      268   Braves
T4   Lance Berkman               161      366      205   Astros/Yankees/Cardinals/Rangers
T4   Mark Teixeira               161      356      195   Rangers/Braves/Angels/Yankees
6    Reggie Smith                152      314      162   Red Sox/Cardinals/Dodgers/Giants
7    Carlos Beltran              123      367      244   Royals/Astros/Mets/Giants/Cardinals/Yankees
8    Chili Davis                 116      350      234   Giants/Angels/Twins/Angels/Royals/Yankees
9    Mickey Tettleton            109      245      136   A's/Orioles/Tigers/Rangers
10   Howard Johnson              108      228      120   Tigers/Mets/Rockies/Cubs

4) Yesterday, Cardinals C Yadier Molina became just the 2nd catcher in Cardinals history to be more than 100 career hits above the league average. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia) Molina is the 5th active player with 100+ hits above league average as a catcher. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia)

YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2012   29   33   31    2  .373  .501  .874  .675   6.99  .315  22   76   12  138  Cardinals    
2013   30   25   26   -1  .359  .477  .836  .665   6.10  .319  12   80    3  136  Cardinals    
2014   31    2    3   -1  .340  .409  .749  .537   4.88  .287   7   28    1   77  Cardinals    
CAREER     -25  -30    5  .339  .404  .743  .479   4.55  .284  96  574   41 1295  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .332  .418  .749  .500   4.78  .262 123  545   83 

MOST CAREER HITS ABOVE THE LEAGUE AVERAGE, CARDINALS, C

HITS                            DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Ted Simmons                 243     1704     1461   
2    Yadier Molina               102     1265     1163   
3    Walker Cooper                61      493      432   
4    Tim McCarver                 57      941      884   
5    Joe Torre                    45      203      158   
6    Mike Grady                   35      260      225   
7    Don Padgett                  23      151      128   
8    Verne Clemons                19      363      344   
9    Roger Bresnahan              16      221      205   
10   Spud Davis                    7      304      297   

MOST CAREER HITS ABOVE THE LEAGUE AVERAGE, ACTIVE PLAYERS, C

HITS                            DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Joe Mauer                   340     1414     1074   Twins
2    Victor Martinez             154     1120      966   Indians/Red Sox/Tigers
3    A.J. Pierzynski             134     1845     1711   Twins/Giants/White Sox/Rangers/Red Sox
4    Buster Posey                121      582      461   Giants
5    Yadier Molina               102     1265     1163   Cardinals
6    Jonathan Lucroy              63      532      469   Brewers
7    Salvador Perez               60      362      302   Royals
8    Brian McCann                 51     1131     1080   Braves/Yankees
9    Carlos Ruiz                  37      758      721   Phillies
10   Ryan Doumit                  34      567      533   Pirates/Twins/Braves

5) Yesterday, Astros 2B Jose Altuve had his 15th 3+ hit game of the season. Craig Biggio (3 times) is the only Astros 2B with more and Biggio and Joe Morgan (1971) also had 15 in a season. Biggio holds the team record, with 23, in 1998. (playindex)

YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2012   22   13    7    6  .340  .399  .740  .540   5.02  .290   7   37   33  147  Astros       
2013   23  -27  -20   -7  .316  .363  .678  .384   3.63  .283   5   52   35  152  Astros       
2014   24   23   25   -2  .386  .450  .835  .701   7.33  .347   2   26   37   84  Astros       
CAREER       0    3   -3  .335  .391  .727  .505   4.72  .297  16  127  112  440  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .323  .406  .729  .500   4.67  .255  52  212   30 

6) Yesterday, Yankees P Masahiro Tanaka streak of 16 consecutive quality starts ended. It was tied for the major league record for the start of a pitcher’s career and tied for the Yankees record. (Yankees team notes, playindex)

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9   WHIP   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2014 25   24   2.27   17  17  122.2  130  9.54   0.97  12   3   0  11   4  Yankees      
CAREER    24   2.27   17  17  122.2  130  9.54   0.97  12   3   0  11   4  
LG AVG     0   4.07           122.2  106  7.78   1.34   7   7 

MOST CONSECUTIVE QUALITY STARTS, YANKEES

1   Masahiro Tanaka  2014     17
1   C.C. Sabathia    2010     16
3   Ron Guidry       1978     15
T4  Allie Reynolds   1951-52  13
T4  David Cone       1997     13

MOST CONSECUTIVE QUALITY STARTS, START OF A PLAYER'S CAREER

1   Masahiro Tanaka    2014  Yankees  16
2   Steve Rogers       1973  Expos    16
3   Wilbur Cooper      1914  Pirates  10
T4  Joey Hamilton      1994  Padres    9
T4  Jered Weaver       2006  Angels    9

7) Yesterday, Yankees 3B Zelous Wheeler became the 1st player in team history (since 1914) to hit a HR and have 2+ hits and 2+ runs in his major league debut. (@ktsharp)

YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2014   27    0    0    0  .500 1.250 1.750  .780   9.00  .500   1    1    0    1  Yankees      
CAREER       0    0    0  .500 1.250 1.750  .780   9.00  .500   1    1    0    1  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .326  .404  .731  .500   4.56  .261   0    0    0 

8) Yesterday, the Tigers held the Rays to less than 4 runs (8-1 Tigers win) for the 19th consecutive game, which is the longest streak for AL team against an opponent since 1996-98 (Yankees vs. Blue Jays). (Elias)

9) Yesterday, Cardinals SS Jhonny Peralta became the 2nd Cardinals SS to homer while hitting cleanup since 1960 (Edgar Renteria, 8/1/03). (Elias) Peralta’s 12 HR in 2014 and 6th in Cardinals history by a SS and his 4 HR above league average ranks 3rd among SS. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia)

YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2012   30  -24  -18   -6  .305  .384  .689  .378   3.59  .239  13   63    1  150  Tigers       
2013   31   20   11    9  .358  .457  .815  .584   5.85  .303  11   55    3  107  Tigers       
2014   32    7    1    6  .322  .442  .764  .506   4.56  .241  12   38    1   84  Cardinals    
CAREER       5  -19   24  .329  .426  .756  .488   4.68  .266 168  736   14 1467  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .331  .423  .754  .500   4.80  .265 157  696  100 

MOST HOMERUNS, SEASON, CARDINALS, SS

T1   Daryl Spencer            1960       16   
T1   Edgar Renteria           2000       16   
3    Solly Hemus              1952       15   
4    Solly Hemus              1953       14   
5    Edgar Renteria           2003       13   
6    Jhonny Peralta           2014       12   
T7   Edgar Renteria           2002       11   
T7   Edgar Renteria           1999       11   
T9   Edgar Renteria           2001       10   
T9   Edgar Renteria           2004       10   

MOST HOMERUNS ABOVE THE LEAGUE AVERAGE, CARDINALS, SS

HOMERUNS                      YEAR     DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
T1   Rogers Hornsby           1917        5        8        3   
T1   Dave Brain               1904        5        7        2   
3    Jhonny Peralta           2014        4       12        8   
4    Rogers Hornsby           1918        3        5        2   
T5   Solly Hemus              1952        2       15       13   
T5   Rafael Furcal            2011        2        7        5   
T5   Daryl Spencer            1960        2       16       14   
T8   Wilson Delgado           2002        1        2        1   
T8   Khalil Greene            2009        1        6        5   
T8   Dick Schofield           1953        1        2        1   
T8   Chris Speier             1984        1        3        2   
T8   Bobby Wallace            1900        1        4        3   
T8   Tom Reilly               1908        1        1        0   
T8   Julio Gonzalez           1981        1        1        0   
T8   George McBride           1905        1        2        1   

10) Yesterday, Pirates P Vance Worley took a no hitter into the 6th inning, but the Diamondbacks finished with 13 hits, en route to a 10-2 win. This was just the 2nd game since 1983 in which a team was no hit going into the 6th and had 13+ hits (A’s vs. Indians, 5/18/03). (Elias)

11) On Wednesday, Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion hit his 150th career HR with the Blue Jays and moved into 7th place on the team’s all time HR list and he is also 7th vs. the league average. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia)

YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2012   29   47   53   -6  .384  .557  .941  .740   8.11  .280  42  110   13  151  Blue Jays    
2013   30   27   31   -4  .370  .534  .904  .656   6.75  .272  36  104    7  142  Blue Jays    
2014   31   27   29   -2  .369  .599  .967  .726   7.81  .281  26   69    2   86  Blue Jays    
CAREER      60  116  -56  .349  .489  .838  .582   6.03  .266 221  675   51 1165  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .333  .420  .752  .500   5.04  .265 139  539   75 

MOST CAREER HOMERUNS, BLUE JAYS

1    Carlos Delgado              336   
2    Vernon Wells                223   
3    Joe Carter                  203   
4    George Bell                 202   
5    Jose Bautista               185   
6    Jesse Barfield              179   
7    Edwin Encarnacion           150   
8    Lloyd Moseby                149   
9    Adam Lind                   144   
10   Ernie Whitt                 131   


MOST CAREER HOMERUNS ABOVE THE LEAGUE AVERAGE, BLUE JAYS

HOMERUNS                        DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Carlos Delgado              176      336      160   
2    Jose Bautista               103      185       82   
3    George Bell                  84      202      118   
4    Jesse Barfield               81      179       98   
5    Joe Carter                   78      203      125   
6    Fred McGriff                 77      125       48   
7    Edwin Encarnacion            74      150       76   
8    John Mayberry                50       92       42   
9    Vernon Wells                 43      223      180   
10   Shawn Green                  42      119       77   

12) Today is the 67th consecutive day the A’s have had sole possession of 1st place and the 71st consecutive days with at least a share of 1st, which is their longest streak since the 1990 AL Championship team (final 86 days alone in 1st, final 172 days with at least a share). (A’s team notes)

13) On Tuesday-Wednesday, the A’s hitters went back to back games without a walk for the 1st time since 2008. (A’s team notes) The A’s are leading the majors in walks and this would be the 4th time that happened. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia) The A’s are on pace for 116 BB above the league average, which would rank 7th in team history. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia)

A'S TEAMS THAT HAVE LED THE LEAGUE IN WALKS
1952--A's                         683   
1992--A's                         707   
2014--A's                         335   

MOST WALKS ABOVE THE LEAGUE AVERAGE, SINGLE SEASON, A'S

WALKS                         YEAR     DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    A's                      1999      181      770      589   
2    A's                      2006      154      650      496   
T3   A's                      2000      151      750      599   
T3   A's                      1992      151      707      556   
5    A's                      1952      122      683      561   
6    A's                      2001      118      640      522   
7    A's                      1998      109      633      524   
T8   A's                      1990       98      651      553   
T8   A's                      2007       98      664      566   
10   A's                      1991       95      642      547   

14) The A’s have not used a rookie in any of their 1st 85 games of the season, which is the longest start of the season start since the 1971 Orioles (152 games). (Elias)

15) Yesterday, the Blue Jays became the 1st team in MLB history to challenge a play in order to get their own runner called out. The Blue Jays had the bases loaded in the top of the 2nd against the A’s, when Anthony Gose hit a grounder to 1B Nate Freiman. Freiman tried tag Munenori Kawasaki, who was on 1st, but the umpire ruled the tag was missed, so Freiman threw home to force Edwin Encarnacion out at the plate. The Blue Jays challenged the call, claiming that Kawasaki was tagged out, which then removed the force from Encarnacion and, since C Stephen Vogt was just on home plate for the force out, but never tagged Encarnacion, Encarnacion would be safe at home. The Blue Jays won the challenge, so Kawasaki was ruled out, but Encarnacion was ruled safe at home.

16) Coming into yesterday’s game, the Angels’s 17-3 record in their last 20 home games tied their team record (last time: 1989). (STATS LLC) They won yesterday, which keeps them at 17-3 in their newest last 20 home game stretch.

17) Yesterday, Angels P Matt Shoemaker set a team record with 57 career SO through his 1st MLB starts (he also has 8 as a reliever) (old record: Bo Belinsky, 1962, 56). (STATS LLC).

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9   WHIP   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2013 26    2   0.00    1   1    5      5  9.00   0.80   0   0   0   0   0  Angels       
2014 27   -3   4.35   14   9   60     60  9.00   1.33   6   2   0   4   4  Angels       
CAREER    -1   4.02   15  10   65     65  9.00   1.29   6   2   0   4   4  
LG AVG     0   3.85            65     55  7.63   1.31   4   4 

18) On Wednesday, Rangers SS Elvis Andrus reached on a catcher’s interference call, which broke a streak of 8 consecutive times that a Rangers hitter reached on CI all being David Murphy (who is now with the Indians). The last time a Rangers player other than Murphy had reached on a catcher’s interference was in 2008 (Milton Bradley, 6/28). (Rangers team notes)

YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2012   23   -5   -8    3  .349  .378  .727  .457   4.54  .286   3   62   21  158  Rangers      
2013   24  -17  -12   -5  .328  .331  .659  .429   3.83  .271   4   67   42  156  Rangers      
2014   25  -12  -12    0  .317  .343  .660  .365   3.29  .267   2   19   18   84  Rangers      
CAREER     -76  -81    5  .337  .348  .685  .416   4.11  .273  20  283  183  841  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .332  .422  .754  .500   4.94  .266 107  438   65 

19) The Phillies have been swept in 7 series so far, which is the most for the Phillies, before the all star break, since 1997 (11). (Phillies team notes)

20) On Wednesday, Phillies P Mario Hollands’s team record of 19 consecutive scoreless outings, by a rookie, ended (old record: Dick Farrell, 1957; B.J. Rosenberg, 2013, 14). (Phillies team notes)

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9   WHIP   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2014 25    3   2.70   33   0   30     23  6.90   1.20   1   1   0   1   1  Phillies     
CAREER     3   2.70   33   0   30     23  6.90   1.20   1   1   0   1   1  
LG AVG     0   3.52            30     27  8.16   1.24   2   2 

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