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- Jose Bautista has 23 walks so far this year. He’s on pace to break the AL record for most walks in April (Ricky Henderson – 31, 1982). #ProfStats
- Prince Fielder was intentionally walked just 5 times last year. He already has 8 IBB through 19 games this year. #ProfStats
- Twins catcher Josmil Pinto has walked in 7 straight games – the longest active walk streak in baseball. #ProfStats
- Since the start of 2010, nobody has more games with at least 4 walks than Adam Dunn (3). #ProfStats
- Aaron Harang allowed 6 walks in his start Friday after allowing a total of 6 walks in his first 3 starts this year. #ProfStats
- Daisuke Matsuzaka has walked at least one batter in every major league game he’s pitched in since 07/19/2010 (41 games). #ProfStats
- Wednesday night the Red Sox walked 15 times with just 6 hits. It was just 8th game in the past 100 years (1st since 1992) with at least 15 walks & fewer than 7 hits. #ProfStats
- After starting for the 1st time since 2011, Alfredo Simon has now thrown 3 straight QS – the most he’s ever thrown consecutively. #ProfStats
- Johnny Cueto‘s 12 Ks Wednesday was a career high. It was the 4th double digit strikeout game of his career and first since 2011. #ProfStats
- Chris Tillman and Martin Perez are the only two pitchers to have multiple starts with at least 8 innings pitched so far this season. #ProfStats
- In his start Friday night, Adam Wainwright recorded the same amount of hits as a batter as he allowed as a pitcher (2). #ProfStats
- Cliff Lee Wednesday night – 9 IP, 11 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 13 K. It’s his first time allowing double digit hits and strikeouts in the same game. #ProfStats
- Wednesday was Cliff Lee’s 10th career game with at least 12 strikeouts. In those ten games he holds a 2-5 record (.286 W%). #ProfStats
- In 2013 Cliff Lee allowed 10+ hits in a game just once. This year he’s already done it 3 times. #ProfStats
Carlos, Castro, and Cubs
- Carlos Santana has grounded into a double play 7 times this year (18 G) after recording the same number of GDPs in 154 games in 2013. #ProfStats
- Prior to 2014 Jason Castro was HBP just 3 times (274 games). This year he has been pegged 4 times already in just 15 games. #ProfStats
- The Cubs are the first team in over half a century to be shut out in both games of a doubleheader. #ProfStats
Sonny with a Chance of Home Runs
- Sonny Gray allowed a career high 9 hits Friday night. It was also just his 2nd career start where he allowed more hits than IP. #ProfStats
- Bronson Arroyo has allowed at least one HR in each of his past 7 starts (14 HR total) – the longest active HR streak among SP. #ProfStats
Striking out the Elite
- Mike Trout won the golden sombrero Saturday – 0 for 4 with 4 Ks. It was his first ever game striking out at least 4 times. #ProfStats
- Victor Martinez‘s most strikeouts in a season is 74 Ks while Miguel Cabrera‘s fewest strikeouts in a season is 84 Ks. #ProfStats
A Springer in his Step
- In 13 minor league games before getting called up Thursday, George Springer had 18 hits – 3 times as many as Astros current rightfielders had at the time (6 H). #ProfStats
- George Springer is the first Astros player since Carlos Beltran to steal within his first 5 games while also recording a hit in each of those games. #ProfStats
Not #ProfStats, but still fascinating
- @BRefPlayIndex: Since 2008, #Phillies Cliff Lee has 377 no-ball (0-2 count) strikeouts, no other pitcher in #MLB has 300 in that time.
- @BRefPlayIndex: In 1946, #Indians Bob Feller had 36 complete games, no pitcher even started 35 games in 2013.
- @BRefPlayIndex: Marlins Giancarlo Stanton has as many home runs this year (6) as the Royals have.
- @EliasSports: Billy Hamilton is the 3rd MLB player since 1900 with 20+ steals in the first 30 games of his career.
- @ESPNStatsInfo: Travis Wood hit his 7th career HR last night. Among those who have pitched in MLB in 2014 only Yovani Gallardo (12) has more among pitchers.
- @ESPNStatsInfo: The last 4 HR hit by Cubs P Travis Wood have been a 2-run, a grand slam, a solo and a 3-run. We call that “the home run cycle”
- @ESPNStatsInfo: The Red Sox drop to 9-11 with loss to the Orioles last night. Sox have never made the playoffs when starting first 20 games under .500.
- @HighHeatStats: Brock Holt is the 5th starting leadoff hitter for the Red Sox through 20 games. They used 5 different leadoff hitters all of last year.
- @jaysonst: It’s official. Giancarlo Stanton is scaring people. He had 5 intentional BB all last year. He had 4 just this weekend, courtesy of the Mariners.
- @jjcoop36: (As of April 17th) Gregory Polanco has swung and missed 6 times in 170 pitches this year. One was to protect a base-stealer.
- @MLBStatoftheDay: Since 2009, Max Scherzer has 14 starts in which his strikeout total is at least three times his hits total.
- @MLBStatoftheDay: The Braves have 11 performances this year in which their starter has finished with at last 6 IP and no more than one run allowed.
- @MLBStatoftheDay: Dean Anna is first Yankee to plate go-ahead run with bases-loaded walk in 12th inning or later since Andy Stankiewicz (13th inning, 9/7/92).
- @NeilWeinberg44: Max Scherzer is the second pitcher to strikeout Trout three times in one game. The other? Tommy Milone!
- @ESPNStatsInfo: Miguel Cabrera turned 31 Friday. At the time of his 31st birthday, Hank Aaron had strikingly similar numbers:
I hope you enjoyed round 3 of these fun and crazy stats! Let me know in the comments which one was your favorite and don’t forget to share your own stats with us on twitter using the hastag #ProfStats.