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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fangraphs: Sullivan: Anatomy of a Disaster.

Numbers are the easy part, so let’s start with some numbers. David Price got thrashed by the Yankees, ending with twice as many hits allowed as outs recorded. He was charged with eight runs, all of them scoring in the top of the third, which Price began, but which Price was removed from without getting an out. That third inning saw Price allow nine consecutive hits, the first time that’s happened to a pitcher since 1989. The all-time record for consecutive hits in an inning by a team is 11, and that was in Colorado. Never before had Price allowed nine hits in an inning. Never before had he allowed eight hits in an inning. Never before had he allowed seven hits in an inning. Never before had he allowed six hits in an inning. In Price’s previous game, he one-hit the Rays.

Price on Wednesday got one swinging strike. His previous season low was six. In his regular-season career before Wednesday, he’d allowed at least nine hits just 20 times. He’d allowed at least eight runs just four times. Price set a new career Game Score low, of 2. In Price’s own words: “That was probably the worst game I’ve ever had in my life.” It was an awful game, but really, it was an awful inning. And, technically, it was an awful fraction of an inning. David Price is one of the best known pitchers in the universe.

Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: August 28, 2014 at 12:04 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: comedy, david price, tigers, yankees

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   1. Zach Posted: August 28, 2014 at 02:31 PM (#4780954)
I don't know if I agree with the "that's baseball" explanation. Every ball in the zone was comfortably in the zone, and they were all fairly close in elevation. If you were following the gamecast and saw those pitch locations with "ball in play...", you'd have a pretty good feeling that the ball might go for a hit.
   2. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: August 28, 2014 at 03:58 PM (#4781034)
If you were following the gamecast and saw those pitch locations with "ball in play..."


Well, the ball in play always includes "out(s) recorded" "no outs recorded" or "run(s) scored", too. That's also a giveaway.
   3. Zach Posted: August 28, 2014 at 06:29 PM (#4781167)
And here I thought I was just really good at predicting.
   4. Chris Fluit Posted: August 28, 2014 at 06:33 PM (#4781171)
The all-time record for consecutive hits in an inning by a team is 11, and that was in Colorado.



During the broadcast, the YES announcers said that the record was 12- first done by Cardinals in 1920 and then by the Dodgers in 1930 (or something like that).
   5. mcauliffe Posted: August 28, 2014 at 06:35 PM (#4781173)
If you tried to give up nine straight hits, you probably couldn't. Unbelievable stat.
   6. Kurt Posted: August 28, 2014 at 06:54 PM (#4781180)
The Nationals had nine straight hits on Sunday (Span got picked off so they "only" scored six in the inning); obviously multiple pitchers were involved.
   7. Jim Wisinski Posted: August 28, 2014 at 08:08 PM (#4781225)
Drew Smyly: 5 GS, 36 IP, 1.50 ERA
   8. Buck Coats Posted: August 28, 2014 at 10:07 PM (#4781280)
During the broadcast, the YES announcers said that the record was 12 - first done by Cardinals in 1920 and then by the Dodgers in 1930 (or something like that).


I think that was the record for consecutive hits, but over multiple innings - runners thrown on the bases, etc. Both of those were over 2 innings.

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