August 22, 2017

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 5 comments

With Bartolo Colon winning on the weekend against the Arizona Diamondbacks, he became just the 18th pitcher in MLB history with wins against (all) 30 different teams.
(from Wikipedia, the date being when that pitcher won against the 30th team)

  1. Al Leiter, April 30, 2002

  2. Kevin Brown, March 31, 2004

  3. Terry Mulholland, July 3, 2004

  4. Curt Schilling, September 10, 2004

  5. Woody Williams, September 26, 2006

  6. Jamie Moyer, May 26, 2008

  7. Randy Johnson, April 19, 2009

  8. Barry Zito, June 12, 2010

  9. A. J. Burnett, July 21, 2012

  10. Javier Vzquez, July 21, 2010

  11. Vicente Padilla, August 10, 2010

  12. Derek Lowe, May 10, 2012

  13. Dan Haren, August 9, 2013

  14. Kyle Lohse, June 26, 2015

  15. Tim Hudson, July 26, 2015

  16. John Lackey, April 18, 2016

  17. Max Scherzer, May 11, 2016

  18. Bartolo Colon, August 20, 2017

The bolded ones are pitchers that had a win against the Montreal Expos AND Washington Nationals.

posted by grum@work at 09:51 AM on August 22, 2017

Doug Fister is spinning a most unusual game for Boston in Cleveland tonight. Through 8 innings he has allowed only 4 base runners. Two were by the base on balls, one a hit batsman, and the other was the only hit of the game by Cleveland -- a lead off home run by the first batter Fister faced in the game. By virtue of the double play, Fister faced the minimum number of hitters (3) in every inning except the first. As I type, Fister is coming out for the 9th with an 8-run lead to work with.

Update: Fister retired the side in order to record the one-hit shutout. How many times has a pitcher faced only one more than the minimum number of batters, getting 27 outs in 27 batters after a home run?

posted by Howard_T at 11:02 PM on August 22, 2017

How many times has a pitcher faced only one more than the minimum number of batters, getting 27 outs in 27 batters after a home run?


On May 13th 1954, Robin Roberts gave up a lead-off home run to Bobby Adams, and then gave up no more hits and no more walks and finished the complete game facing exactly 28 batters.

Search criteria:

  • Complete Game
  • Batters Faced = 28
  • HR = 1
  • IP = 9.0
  • Runs Allowed = 1

There were 33 games that met that criteria (32 wins and 1 loss). I then looked at the box scores for all of the games, and Robin Roberts near-perfect start is the only one that had a lead-off home run.


posted by grum@work at 12:21 AM on August 23, 2017

Thanks Grum. It's actually less rare than I had thought. Still, 33 games over 100+ years of baseball makes it pretty special. Fister was deemed to be washed up by many. There's still life there.

posted by Howard_T at 12:09 PM on August 23, 2017


Is that Canadian for *POOF*? And if so, shouldn't it be *BANFF*?

posted by tahoemoj at 12:57 PM on August 23, 2017

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