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Ryan Howard's interesting record plus sad O's note


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He went 20 straight ab's without hitting the ball into the field of play! He had 2 hr's, 5 walks and 13 k's between 6/24 and 6/29.

Going back to 1968, a guy from ESPN who looks into things like this could find anyone who matched this, not even a pitcher. Maybe DC will if he gets the opportunity.

I think that's rather amazing.

Some more "useless" info that's quite interesting further down in the article. Including this sad stat about the O's and Rays:

"They've(DRays) now lost 10 games in a row. That makes six times they've done that in the 10-season history of their franchise. Here's the good news: They're not the only team with six double-digit losing streaks in the last decade. The Orioles have also done it.

Now here's the bad news: Thirteen teams haven't had any losing streaks of 10 games or more in that decade. And here's the really bad news: The Yankees haven't had even one double-digit losing streak since (no kidding) 1913. Heck, even the Indians haven't had one since the '70s."

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http://insider.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?name=stark_jayson

He went 20 straight ab's without hitting the ball into the field of play! He had 2 hr's, 5 walks and 13 k's between 6/24 and 6/29.

Going back to 1968, a guy from ESPN who looks into things like this could find anyone who matched this, not even a pitcher. Maybe DC will if he gets the opportunity.

I think that's rather amazing.

Some more "useless" info that's quite interesting further down in the article. Including this sad stat about the O's and Rays:

"They've(DRays) now lost 10 games in a row. That makes six times they've done that in the 10-season history of their franchise. Here's the good news: They're not the only team with six double-digit losing streaks in the last decade. The Orioles have also done it.

Now here's the bad news: Thirteen teams haven't had any losing streaks of 10 games or more in that decade. And here's the really bad news: The Yankees haven't had even one double-digit losing streak since (no kidding) 1913. Heck, even the Indians haven't had one since the '70s."

Im confused, are you saying Howard had that line for 20 at bats? And then I am confused if you are saying D-Cab (DC?) can match that? (I am sorry mweb, I am not an insider:o )

And, on a high note, Tampa lost again, make that L-11 in the paper. Bring on Rocco!

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Im confused, are you saying Howard had that line for 20 at bats? And then I am confused if you are saying D-Cab (DC?) can match that? (I am sorry mweb, I am not an insider:o )

And, on a high note, Tampa lost again, make that L-11 in the paper. Bring on Rocco!

The record for Howard was that he didn't hit the ball into play in 20 ABs (or was it PAs?). mweb is suggesting that Cabrera could do that, most likely by striking out 20 straight times. He has been to the plate 9 times in his career and has struck out 9 times!

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The record for Howard was that he didn't hit the ball into play in 20 ABs (or was it PAs?). mweb is suggesting that Cabrera could do that, most likely by striking out 20 straight times. He has been to the plate 9 times in his career and has struck out 9 times!

Thank you for your brilliance! Let's hope the rest are dingers.

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Im confused, are you saying Howard had that line for 20 at bats? And then I am confused if you are saying D-Cab (DC?) can match that? (I am sorry mweb, I am not an insider:o )

And, on a high note, Tampa lost again, make that L-11 in the paper. Bring on Rocco!

Howard had 20 straight plate appearances without hitting the ball into play.

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Ryne Duren had 22 plate appearances during the 1959-1960 seasons with the New York Yankees without managing a single hit. The Ryno had 12 strikeouts and 2 walks, but I presume that he managed to get the ball into play in at least a few of his other 8 at bats. In fact, I see from his 1959 game log that he hit into a double play on June 17, 1959, so that pretty well clinches it. Reviewing the game log and box scores further, I see that Duren hit a pop foul that was caught by the catcher on April 30, 1959. The other 6 at bats can probably be accounted for in a similar fashion.

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