Oddities and Statistical Facts, Weeks 13-14

Jun 30, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland (18) hits a two run home run in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

After a few weeks of hiatus, your beloved oddities and statistical facts are back! While the Rangers had a subpar final two weeks of the first half, some of them did put weird records on the show.

Game 78

#OffensiveThreatMitchMoreland concluded the best month in his career in somewhat historic fashion. Clubbing two 4-baggers for the second straight day, the Mississippian first baseman joined Ivan Rodriguez, Rusty, Greer, along with six other Rangers who have accomplished the feat.

Rk Name Strk Start End Games AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SO BB
1 Mitch Moreland 2015-06-29 2015-06-30 2 8 4 4 0 0 4 7 2 1
2 Mike Napoli 2011-09-27 2011-09-28 2 7 4 4 0 0 4 6 0 1
3 Rod Barajas 2005-09-01 2005-09-02 2 9 4 4 0 0 4 7 2 0
4 Alfonso Soriano 2005-05-06 2005-05-07 2 8 4 6 1 0 4 7 0 0
5 Alex Rodriguez 2002-08-17 2002-08-18 2 9 5 5 0 0 5 7 3 0
6 Ivan Rodriguez 1999-08-15 1999-08-16 2 12 7 7 1 0 4 6 2 0
7 Juan Gonzalez 1998-05-30 1998-05-31 2 10 5 5 0 0 4 9 5 0
8 Rusty Greer 1997-08-22 1997-08-23 2 8 4 5 0 0 4 12 1 2
9 Frank Howard 1968-05-12 1968-05-14 2 8 4 5 0 0 4 5 0 0

Game 80

Entering the game with a runner on first with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, Keone Kela induced a double play grounder on the first pitch he threw and got out of the inning. He became one of the 11 Rangers relievers and first since Joe Nathan in April 2012 to do so.

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R Pit Str GDP
1 Keone Kela 2015-07-02 TEX BAL W 2-0 8-8, W 0.2 0 0 1 1 1
2 Joe Nathan 2012-04-24 TEX NYY W 2-0 9-9f, S 0.2 0 0 1 1 1
3 Darren O’Day 2010-04-30 TEX SEA W 2-0 10-10 0.2 0 0 1 1 1
4 Frank Francisco 2007-07-08 TEX BAL W 2-1 8-8, H 0.2 0 0 1 1 1
5 Rudy Seanez 2002-09-07 TEX TBD W 11-2 9-9f 0.2 0 0 1 1 1
6 Rich Rodriguez 2002-07-20 TEX OAK L 5-6 6-6 0.2 0 0 1 1 1
7 John Rocker 2002-04-23 TEX TOR L 1-2 7-7 0.2 0 0 1 1 1
8 Tim Crabtree 2000-08-17 TEX BOS L 7-8 8-8, H 0.2 0 0 1 1 1
9 Mike Munoz 1999-08-06 TEX TOR L 4-5 9-9f 0.2 0 0 1 1 1
10 Tim Crabtree 1999-07-17 TEX ARI L 6-8 8-8, H 0.2 0 0 1 1 1
11 Ed Vosberg 1997-06-19 TEX SEA L 1-2 8-8 0.2 0 0 1 1 1
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Generated 7/24/2015.

Game 82

It was a less-than-ideal Independence Day weekend for the Rangers, who gave up 13 runs on Saturday and 12 on Sunday, respectively. It was the 12th time in team history (including Washington D.C. days) where they gave up this many runs in consecutive games.

Rk Strk Start End Games W L IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA HBP Opp
1 TEX 2015-07-04 2015-07-05 2 0 2 18.0 32 25 25 11 9 4 12.50 3 LAA
2 TEX 2011-06-14 2011-06-15 2 0 2 16.0 26 24 24 10 8 8 13.50 2 NYY
3 TEX 2008-09-17 2008-09-19 2 0 2 18.0 39 32 31 12 16 4 15.50 0 DET,LAA
4 TEX 2008-06-01 2008-06-02 2 0 2 18.0 27 26 25 15 15 7 12.50 0 OAK,CLE
5 TEX 2008-05-11 2008-05-12 2 1 1 19.0 28 24 21 9 8 5 9.95 1 OAK,SEA
6 TEX 2000-07-21 2000-07-22 2 0 2 16.0 25 25 24 12 8 5 13.50 2 SEA
7 TEX 1999-05-16 1999-05-17 2 0 2 18.0 39 29 29 11 8 9 14.50 1 BAL,TBD
8 TEX 1994-05-20 1994-05-21 2 0 2 16.0 37 32 27 6 11 10 15.19 1 SEA
9 TEX 1993-05-16 1993-05-17 2 0 2 18.0 40 31 30 6 12 8 15.00 1 CHW,SEA
10 TEX 1991-06-18 1991-06-19 2 0 2 18.0 35 27 27 10 15 4 13.50 0 KCR
11 TEX 1976-05-24 1976-05-26 2 0 2 18.0 33 28 19 6 10 6 9.50 1 KCR
12 WSA 1968-05-10 1968-05-11 2 0 2 18.0 29 24 19 8 11 6 9.50 0 DET
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Generated 7/28/2015.

Game 88

Starting from July 7th to this day, Sam Freeman appeared in 5 consecutive games. In each of them, the lefty threw no more than 6 pitches, in order to notch the second longest record of consecutive outings with 6 pitches or fewer in team history as far as Baseball Reference’s pitch count feature covers.

Rk Name Strk Start End Games W L GF SV IP
1 Michael Kirkman 2014-09-06 2014-09-18 6 0 0 1 0 1.2
2 Mike Munoz 1999-09-17 2000-04-03 6 0 0 1 0 2.2
3 Sam Freeman 2015-07-07 2015-07-12 5 0 0 0 0 1.2
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