Sunday, August 07, 2011

Here are some brief streakiness-related items, all from baseball.

*With today's win over Seattle, the Angels have now won 13 of their last 15 series (game-by-game log). The exceptions to the series wins are a 2-2 split at Detroit July 28-31; and the loss of 3-of-4 at Oakland July 15-17 (including a doubleheader).

*Today against the New York Mets, one member of the Atlanta Braves extended a hitting streak -- Dan Uggla, to 28 games -- whereas another, Freddie Freeman, saw his 20-game hitting streak end (article).

*A little over a week ago, two hitting streaks in the mid-20s ended: Emilio Bonifacio's (Marlins) at 26, and Dustin Pedroia's (Red Sox) at 25.

*Last Friday night, Milwaukee's Craig Counsell finally got a hit after 45 official at-bats without one. According to this article, "Some claimed Counsell tied the modern baseball record (since 1900) for a position player when he popped out to second base Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Others claimed the actual record was 0 for 46, set by Brooklyn catcher Bill Bergen in 1909."

*In getting swept by the Yankees in a four-game series (August 1-4), the Chicago White Sox didn't get a single walk offensively. It had been 43 years since the White Sox last went without a walk for four straight games. New York's pitchers may have had a hot hand when it came to throwing strikes, or maybe the Chicago batters just had impatient hands.

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