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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chris Getz removes name from list of homerless streaks

On Tuesday night against Atlanta, Royals second baseman Chris Getz did this for the first time since 2009, for the first time in 954 at-bats ...

That would be third home run of his career, which to date spans 1,350 plate appearances.

Getz’s rare clout calls to mind current notable homerless streaks—a list from which Getz has, of course, just removed himself. Here’s the rundown from FoxSports Kansas City’s Joel Goldberg:

Ben Revere it is! Revere, it should be noted, has no major-league homers to his credit. He did manage to tally five in the minors (over a span of 403 games), the last coming in 2011.

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On Tuesday night against Atlanta, Royals second baseman Chris Getz did this for the first time since 2009, for the first time in 954 at-bats ...

That would be third home run of his career, which to date spans 1,350 plate appearances.

Getz’s rare clout calls to mind current notable homerless streaks—a list from which Getz has, of course, just removed himself. Here’s the rundown from FoxSports Kansas City’s Joel Goldberg:

Ben Revere it is! Revere, it should be noted, has no major-league homers to his credit. He did manage to tally five in the minors (over a span of 403 games), the last coming in 2011.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. bfan Posted: April 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM (#4416794)
Hit out with plenty of room to spare, against a good pitcher, no less. I see more in his future...
   2. DA Baracus Posted: April 17, 2013 at 12:12 PM (#4416816)
Right before this the Braves broadcast put up a graphic showing that through 12 games the Braves had the best HR differential in NL history. Jinx.
   3. Gaylord Perry the Platypus (oi!) Posted: April 17, 2013 at 12:45 PM (#4416870)
But the Braves did hit three more HRs after Getz's, and five total in the game. So odds are decent that they have the best differential through 13 games. Anyway, what I'm saying is that I'm OK with the jinx as long as the team keeps winning...
   4. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: April 17, 2013 at 12:58 PM (#4416881)
Hit out with plenty of room to spare, against a good pitcher, no less. I see more in his future...

Jerry Owens hit his only career homer against Roy Halladay.
   5. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: April 17, 2013 at 12:59 PM (#4416884)
Revere doesn't have an extra-base hit this season, so I don't see him popping one soon. What a bad trade from a total talent perspective. Worley, May, and Rever have all gotten off to terrible starts.
   6. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: April 17, 2013 at 01:03 PM (#4416889)
Getz has four doubles on the season, too, and is now slugging .525!
   7. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: April 17, 2013 at 01:15 PM (#4416904)
But the Braves did hit three more HRs after Getz's, and five total in the game.


Four. Francisco, Heyward, Upton, Uggla.
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 17, 2013 at 01:18 PM (#4416906)
Getz has 20% of all the Royals' home runs this year.
   9. jdennis Posted: April 17, 2013 at 08:48 PM (#4417385)
i wonder if we will ever see another super-elite player in other areas who is a threat for 0 hr in any given year. with today's specialization and general roster strategies, he would have to be a truly monumental runner and fielder, and just incredible at drag bunting or something. it would be cool to see a guy who was an even more extreme version of ichiro, and put up stats right out of the DBE like .380, 0, 102, 54 2b, 24 3b, 108 bb, 93 sb, 7k or something for a season, and like .330/10/1200 for a career. everything but dingers.
   10. Spivey Posted: April 17, 2013 at 09:33 PM (#4417442)
i wonder if we will ever see another super-elite player in other areas who is a threat for 0 hr in any given year. with today's specialization and general roster strategies, he would have to be a truly monumental runner and fielder, and just incredible at drag bunting or something. it would be cool to see a guy who was an even more extreme version of ichiro, and put up stats right out of the DBE like .380, 0, 102, 54 2b, 24 3b, 108 bb, 93 sb, 7k or something for a season, and like .330/10/1200 for a career. everything but dingers.


I don't think it's out of the question. Now, it's unlikely he'd ever do it. Because it's not that hard for guys these days to get a hold of one even a bit in some of these parks and it is out. But Bourn and Luis Castillo each put up multiple 4+ WAR seasons when they only had a couple of HRs. You could imagine each of them being better in ways that don't relate to their power, too.
   11. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 17, 2013 at 10:10 PM (#4417491)
Interesting if Luis Castillo was the last player ever to be a regular All-Star candidate with no ability to hit home runs. And at the height of sillyball, too.

2000: 180 hits. 101 runs scored. 17 RBI.

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