Fate To MLB Players: Sorry, Your Streak Must Fall

Saturday, August 25, 2007

(posted by OMDQ)

This was not a good week for streaks in baseball.

First, Bobby Jenks allowed a seeing-eye single to Joey Gathright - JOEY GATHRIGHT?! - that ended his string of 41 consecutive batters retired.

Then Brandon Webb gave up a clean RBI single to Prince Fielder that halted his consecutive scoreless innings streak at 42.

And on Friday, Placido Polanco made a bad throw after fielding a Melky Cabrera chopper for his first error in 147 games and 725 chances, both major league records.
Polanco's miscue came in the first inning of a game that had been delayed just over four hours due to rain. If I had been him, I might have found myself wishing for more inclement weather to come along and wash that error right off the books.

Photo: Comcast

Posted by One More Dying Quail at 2:01 AM


Pujols did not come though on his "home run in consecutive games" streak, stopping at 5.

Charlie said...
Aug 25, 2007, 12:16:00 PM  

Just heard on the Tigers broadcast, they reversed the error and gave it to the first baseman, Marcus Thames instead. The errorless streak lives on!

Matt said...
Aug 25, 2007, 7:39:00 PM  

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