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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Edwin Jackson became the first player to play 14 teams. Tampa Bay got catcher Erik Kratz from San Francisco. He has played for eight teams, and all of them since 2014, including second stints for each Pennsylvania team. He debuted with Pittsburgh in 2010 and spent 2011 through 2013 with Philadelphia. If he plays for Tampa Bay, that will be his ninth team. Since he's 38, I doubt he will reach 14, but he could reach 10. MLB listed 41 players who have played for at least 10 teams, and Baseball-Reference lists 43 players who have played for at least 10 teams. I didn't check who Baseball-Reference lists who MLB didn't list. Furthermore, Kratz has played for 7 Triple-A teams since 2014. In 2017, he went 2-for-2 for the Yankees, and he had a .894 OPS in 60 plate appearances for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last year. His four games for the Yankees, including two with one plate appearance and two with none, were decided by 9, 8, 6, and 7. I wonder how many players have played at least 4 games for a team and had every game be decided by at least 6. The Yankees will hope to do as well as they did in the two games Kratz played for the Yankees at Yankee Stadium, which were 13-5 and 9-3 wins, albeit over Baltimore who went 75-87. He has over four times as many plate appearances in the minors as in MLB. Last year he had 219 plate appearances for Milwaukee, which was his career-high. He had 218 plate appearances in 2013.

    Anthony Bemboom's first career hit was the only RBI of Tampa Bay's 1-0 win at Miami on Wednesday, in which Miami left 11 on base. Bemboom went 2-for-2 in that game before spraining his knee to give them three catchers on the IL. That's why they got Kratz. Bemboom's 5 plate appearances before getting hurt is 1 more than Billy McKinney's 4 for the Yankees last year.

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      Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

      Verlander has a no-no through 6

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        Originally posted by philleotardo View Post
        Verlander has a no-no through 6
        lol, jinxed it immediately

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          Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

          Originally posted by philleotardo View Post
          lol, jinxed it immediately
          Lol. I hate when that happens!

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            Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

            Originally posted by philleotardo View Post
            Verlander has a no-no through 6
            Originally posted by philleotardo View Post
            lol, jinxed it immediately
            Originally posted by Casey at the Bat View Post
            Lol. I hate when that happens!
            I hate when Verlander pitches no-hitters. So well done.

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              Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

              Originally posted by philleotardo View Post
              Vlad Jr hit his first 2 homers. Both rockets.
              It's ridiculous the amount of push notifications I get from the At Bat app about this kid.

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                Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

                Kirby Yates has 20 saves, and he's on pace for 65, which would break Francisco Rodriguez's record of 62 in 2008. Yates is on pace for 143 strikeouts, and he hasn't allowed a home run. He's on pace for the most strikeouts without allowing a home run since Walter Johnson struck out 147 one hundred years ago.

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                  Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

                  Ryan Pressly finally allows a run...on a HR to JBJ.

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                    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

                    Originally posted by EvanJ View Post
                    Kirby Yates has 20 saves, and he's on pace for 65, which would break Francisco Rodriguez's record of 62 in 2008. Yates is on pace for 143 strikeouts, and he hasn't allowed a home run. He's on pace for the most strikeouts without allowing a home run since Walter Johnson struck out 147 one hundred years ago.
                    Complete transformation there in San Diego.

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                      Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

                      https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/r...flow%3Atwitter
                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubeFmHEVzQ0

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                        Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

                        A fine player,undeservedly remembered for one tragic miscue. RIP Bill.

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                          Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

                          Originally posted by Joba's Beard View Post
                          A fine player,undeservedly remembered for one tragic miscue. RIP Bill.
                          He had his best years with the Cubs in the late seventies, early 80s. I had forgotten he also played for the Dodgers and the Angels. Played in four decades, although only one game in the sixties, for the 69 Dodgers.
                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubeFmHEVzQ0

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                            Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

                            Cleveland's Carlos Santana became the first player from 1908 to the present (probably ever) to have at least 1 home run, at least 1 triple, at least 1 double, at least 2 walks, and at least 1 strikeout. They won 14-9 at Boston.

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                              Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

                              Originally posted by EvanJ View Post
                              Cleveland's Carlos Santana became the first player from 1908 to the present (probably ever) to have at least 1 home run, at least 1 triple, at least 1 double, at least 2 walks, and at least 1 strikeout. They won 14-9 at Boston.
                              Cleveland scored in the first 7 innings of that game.
                              I hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd, when they said "sit down" I stood up.

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                                Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

                                Originally posted by EvanJ View Post
                                Cleveland's Carlos Santana became the first player from 1908 to the present (probably ever) to have at least 1 home run, at least 1 triple, at least 1 double, at least 2 walks, and at least 1 strikeout. They won 14-9 at Boston.
                                I’m curious what it would be if one of those BB was a single. Can you check how many cycles have included a BB? That seems like a super-cycle.

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