Thursday, August 23, 2007

Here are a couple of noteworthy hot-hand phenomena from last night's baseball action:

For the first story, the article says it all:

The Texas Rangers... became the first team in 110 years to score 30 runs in a game, setting an American League record Wednesday in a 30-3 rout of the Baltimore Orioles.

Elsewhere, a first-inning Milwaukee run ended Arizona pitcher Brandon Webb's consecutive scoreless innings streak at 42. Webb had been within reasonable striking distance of former L.A. Dodger Orel Hershiser's record of putting zeroes on the scoreboard for the opponents' inning-by-inning run counts for 59 straight frames, in 1988. Hershiser himself had edged out another Dodger great, Don Drysdale, who had blanked opponents for 58 2/3 innings in 1968.

A nice compilation of statistical data on pitchers' scoreless-inning streaks is available here.

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