Stats report: Mets tie a major league record

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1) Yesterday, the Mets tied the major league single season record (since 1914) with their 5 consecutive game of getting 4 hits or less. It’s the 3rd time in Mets history that achieved that feat (1963, 2004), while all other teams combined have done it 3 times (1946 Red Sox, 1980 A’s, 1993 Reds). (playindex) The overall record is 7, by the 2003-Tigers. (playindex) The Cubs became the 1st 4 team to hold their opponent to 4 hits or less in 4 consecutive games in a single series since 1963 (Astros vs. Mets). (Elias) The Mets are 44 hits below the league average, which is their worse figure since 2004 (109 below). (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia)

2) Yesterday, Red Sox DH David Ortiz passed Dwight Evans into 4th place on the Red Sox career list for most times reached base safely above the league average. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia) Ortiz is 7th in Red Sox history for most career times reached base safely. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia)

YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2012   36   40   40    0  .415  .611 1.026  .769   9.70  .318  23   60    0   90  Red Sox      
2013   37   47   47    0  .395  .564  .959  .737   7.73  .309  30  103    4  137  Red Sox      
2014   38   19   19    0  .345  .503  .849  .634   5.78  .253  28   91    0  118  Red Sox      
CAREER     491  492   -1  .379  .546  .925  .666   7.46  .285 459 1520   15 2087  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .338  .423  .761  .500   5.08  .273 211  985  126 

MOST CAREER TIMES REACHED BASE SAFELY ABOVE THE LEAGUE AVERAGE, RED SOX

REACHED BASE                    DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Ted Williams               1963     4714     2751   
2    Wade Boggs                 1044     3124     2080   
3    Carl Yastrzemski            982     5304     4322   
4    David Ortiz                 566     2728     2162   
5    Dwight Evans                563     3761     3198   
6    Tris Speaker                559     1841     1282   
7    Manny Ramirez               508     1924     1416   
8    Jimmie Foxx                 378     1681     1303   
9    Mo Vaughn                   346     1755     1409   
10   Kevin Youkilis              315     1541     1226   

MOST CAREER TIMES REACHED BASE SAFELY, RED SOX

1    Carl Yastrzemski           5304   
2    Ted Williams               4714   
3    Dwight Evans               3761   
4    Jim Rice                   3186   
5    Wade Boggs                 3124   
6    Bobby Doerr                2862   
7    David Ortiz                2728   
8    Harry Hooper               2587   
9    Dom DiMaggio               2461   
10   Rico Petrocelli            2039   

3) Yesterday, Orioles LF Nelson Cruz hit his 32nd HR of the season, to break a tie with Jose Abreu for the AL lead in HR. Cruz’s 32 HR matches NL HR leader Giancarlo Stanton’s figure. The last time both league’s HR leaders had the same total was 2003 and this would be the 8th time in MLB history. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia)

CRUZ
YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2012   31    8    3    5  .319  .460  .779  .518   5.18  .260  24   90    8  159  Rangers      
2013   32    9   12   -3  .327  .506  .833  .589   5.45  .266  27   76    5  109  Rangers      
2014   33   17   16    1  .329  .516  .846  .610   5.40  .260  32   84    3  121  Orioles      
CAREER     108   64   44  .328  .498  .826  .558   5.62  .267 189  573   68  925  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .333  .421  .754  .500   4.94  .267 106  439   62 

STANTON
YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2012   22   47   41    6  .361  .608  .969  .728   8.09  .290  37   86    6  123  Marlins      
2013   23   19   19    0  .365  .480  .845  .632   6.14  .249  24   62    1  116  Marlins      
2014   24   58   48   10  .398  .566  .964  .758   8.20  .295  32   88   10  124  Marlins      
CAREER     181  144   37  .363  .541  .905  .678   6.93  .271 149  382   27  613  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .326  .403  .729  .500   4.62  .258  52  256   40 

BOTH LEAGUES HOMERUNS LEADERS HAVING THE SAME TOTAL

1906--Harry Davis                  12   A's
      Tim Jordan                   12   Dodgers
1910--Fred Beck                    10   Braves
      Wildfire Schulte             10   Cubs
      Jake Stahl                   10   Red Sox
1916--Wally Pipp                   12   Yankees
      Dave Robertson               12   Giants
      Cy Williams                  12   Cubs
1923--Babe Ruth                    41   Yankees
      Cy Williams                  41   Phillies
1987--Mark McGwire                 49   A's
      Andre Dawson                 49   Cubs
1993--Barry Bonds                  46   Giants
      Juan Gonzalez                46   Rangers
2003--Jim Thome                    47   Phillies
      Alex Rodriguez               47   Rangers
2014--Giancarlo Stanton            32   Marlins
      Nelson Cruz                  32   Orioles

4) Yesterday, the Braves had back to back HR to start the game in the top of the 1st (Jason Heyward & Andrelton Simmons) for the 1st time since 1937 (8/6, Roy Johnson & Rabbit Warstler, vs. Cubs). (Elias) The Braves have been above the league average in HR the past 3 years, but are 4 below in 2014, and they haven’t had a streak of 4 consecutive above average seasons since 1992-99. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia)

5) Yesterday, the Nationals had their 3rd consecutive walkoff win, for just the 2nd time in Expos/Nationals history (1988, as the Expos). (Elias)

6) Yesterday, Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche hit his 1st career walkoff HR. Prior to that, LaRoche was 2nd in the majors for most career HR without a walkoff HR, behind Mark Teixeira (361). This is the 2nd time in his Nationals career (4th overall) that LaRoche is 10+ HR above the league average (11 in 2014, 17 in 2012). He is the 3rd 1B in Expos/Nationals history with multiple seasons with 10+ HR above the league average. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia)

YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2012   32   34   23   11  .343  .510  .853  .618   6.19  .271  33  100    1  154  Nationals    
2013   33    2    1    1  .332  .403  .735  .508   4.57  .237  20   62    4  152  Nationals    
2014   34   26   23    3  .376  .471  .846  .676   6.56  .272  19   67    2  106  Nationals    
CAREER     137   99   38  .340  .473  .814  .559   5.58  .265 236  813   12 1444  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .336  .427  .763  .500   4.91  .269 144  631   88 

MOST YEARS WITH 10+ HOMERUNS ABOVE THE LEAGUE AVERAGE, EXPOS/NATIONALS, 1B

T1   Andres Galarraga           2   
T1   Adam LaRoche               2   
T1   Adam Dunn                  2   
T4   Brad Wilkerson             1   
T4   Michael Morse              1   
T4   Al Oliver                  1   

7) Yesterday, Royals C Erik Kratz hit a pinch hit HR in the 7th and hit another HR in the 9th. Kratz became the 2nd player in Royals history to hit 2 HR in a game in which he didn’t start (Brandon Berger, 6/7/02, vs. Cardinals). (Elias)

YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2012   32    4    3    1  .306  .504  .809  .564   5.35  .248   9   26    0   50  Phillies     
2013   33  -13  -12   -1  .280  .386  .666  .288   2.89  .213   9   26    0   68  Phillies     
2014   34   -2   -2    0  .258  .426  .683  .408   3.60  .234   5   12    0   40  Blue Jays/Royals
CAREER     -15  -15    0  .276  .411  .687  .387   3.62  .222  23   65    0  169  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .324  .413  .737  .500   4.66  .256  16   60    9 

8) Orioles 1B Nick Markakis is 33 hits above the league average. He is the 5th RF in Browns/Orioles history to have multiple seasons with 30+ hits above the league average. (Complete Baseball Encyclopedia)

YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2012   28   11   14   -3  .363  .471  .834  .597   6.14  .298  13   54    1  104  Orioles      
2013   29  -10  -11    1  .329  .356  .685  .436   4.03  .271  10   59    1  160  Orioles      
2014   30   18   20   -2  .362  .414  .776  .631   5.66  .297  11   42    4  123  Orioles      
CAREER      85  116  -31  .360  .439  .799  .569   5.70  .293 138  650   61 1333  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .332  .417  .749  .500   4.89  .267 164  652   91 

MOST YEARS WITH 30+ HITS ABOVE THE LEAGUE AVERAGE, BROWNS/ORIOLES, RF

1    Frank Robinson             4   
T2   Ken Singleton              3   
T2   Jack Tobin                 3   
T4   Beau Bell                  2   
T4   Nick Markakis              2   
T6   Eric Davis                 1   
T6   Al Zarilla                 1   
T6   Merv Rettenmund            1   
T6   Harry Rice                 1   

9) This week’s Phillies-Mariners series (yesterday, today, tomorrow) is the 1st time the teams have played a series in Philadelphia since 2003. (Phillies team notes)

10) From Friday-yesterday, the Royals took 3 out of 4 from the Twins, for their 8th consecutive series win. It is the Royals longest such streak, in a single season, since 1991 (9). (Elias)

11) Diamondbacks CF Ender Inciarte’s 18 game hitting streak is a team record for rookies (old: Conor Jackson, 2006, 13; Stephen Drew, 2006, 13). (STATS LLC)

YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2014   23   -3   -9    6  .302  .330  .632  .377   3.56  .266   2   14    9   81  Diamondbacks 
CAREER      -3   -9    6  .302  .330  .632  .377   3.56  .266   2   14    9   81  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .321  .411  .733  .500   4.68  .260   7   32    5 

12) The Angels set their team record for the latest point in the season to reach 1st place for the 1st time in the season. (August 16). (Angels team notes)

13) Red Sox CF Jackie Bradley Jr., who was sent to the minors yesterday, has the worst single season OPS, the 4th worst OPS vs. the league average and 3rd worst SLG vs. the league average, for any Red Sox CF (min: 100 games)

YEAR  AGE TRAA RCAA FRAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2013   23   -3   -3    0  .280  .337  .617  .392   3.46  .189   3   10    2   37  Red Sox      
2014   24   -3  -15   12  .288  .290  .578  .321   2.84  .216   1   30    8  112  Red Sox      
CAREER      -6  -18   12  .286  .300  .586  .337   2.98  .210   4   40   10  149  
LG AVG       0    0    0  .324  .401  .725  .500   4.31  .260  11   54    7 

WORST OPS, SINGLE SEASON, RED SOX, CF

OPS                           YEAR     OPS       G     
1    Jackie Bradley Jr.       2014     .578      112   
2    Denny Sullivan           1908     .580      101   
3    Denny Sullivan           1907     .598      144   
4    Darren Lewis             1999     .620      135   
5    Roman Mejias             1963     .630      111   
6    Tom Oliver               1932     .632      122   
7    Karl Olson               1954     .637      101   
8    Chick Stahl              1905     .640      134   
9    Dick Reichle             1923     .644      122   
10   Rick Miller              1982     .648      135   

WORST OPS VS. THE LEAGUE AVERAGE, SINGLE SEASON, RED SOX, CF

OPS                           YEAR     DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE      G     
1    Darren Lewis             1999    -.177     .620     .797      135   
2    Karl Olson               1954    -.155     .637     .792      101   
3    Jimmy Piersall           1958    -.148     .653     .801      130   
4    Jackie Bradley Jr.       2014    -.147     .578     .725      112   
5    Tom Oliver               1932    -.141     .632     .774      122   
6    Dick Reichle             1923    -.119     .644     .764      122   
7    Gary Geiger              1959    -.116     .686     .802      120   
8    Otis Nixon               1994    -.115     .677     .792      103   
9    Doc Cramer               1936    -.110     .710     .820      154   
10   Bob Zupcic               1992    -.110     .674     .784      124   

WORST SLG VS. THE LEAGUE AVERAGE, SINGLE SEASON, RED SOX, CF

SLG                           YEAR     DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE      G     
1    Darren Lewis             1999    -.132     .309     .440      135   
2    Otis Nixon               1994    -.118     .317     .435      103   
3    Jackie Bradley Jr.       2014    -.109     .290     .399      112   
4    Jimmy Piersall           1958    -.109     .350     .459      130   
5    Karl Olson               1954    -.101     .344     .445      101   
6    Bob Zupcic               1992    -.093     .352     .445      124   
7    Tom Oliver               1932    -.092     .327     .419      122   
8    Lee Tinsley              1995    -.085     .402     .487      100   
9    Tom Umphlett             1953    -.082     .376     .458      137   
10   Rick Miller              1982    -.078     .325     .403      135   

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