Oddities and Statistical Notes, Weeks 2-3
Hi there again, and sorry for the delay. Here are some weird statistical facts from the second and third weeks of the season. I’d like to warn you that majority of these facts will bring you down, like how the Rangers played over the same span.
Without further ado, here you go.
Ross Detwiler had one of those days again. In his second start as a Ranger, the southpaw gave up five runs in 5.2 innings, which was a little longer than his Ranger debut, though not by much, became the 12th pitcher to surrender five or more runs in each of first two outings with the team.
With his double and walk, newly acquired Carlos Peguero became the eighth Ranger to get on base twice or more in each of first four games with the team. The streak came to an end the next day, as he got only one plate appearance as a defensive substitute.
Nick Martinez became the 13th pitcher in franchise history, including Washington Senators days, to throw seven or more innings and give up no more than one run in each of the first two games of a season. If not for an unearned run in the seventh inning, he’s the fourth ever Ranger/Senator with a 7+ IP, 0 ER outing in each of first two games.
Anthony Ranaudo‘s Rangers debut didn’t go well, as he lasted only 1.2 innings while giving up six runs on six hits. Only four other pitchers did worse in their first outings with the Rangers, in terms of innings pitched and runs allowed.
Once again, Detwiler imploded. This time, despite seven runs on his back, he only made it to one out in the third inning, leaving the mound with, guess what, five runs charged to him. In doing so, he became one of the only four pitchers in franchise history to give up five runs in each of the first three games with the team.
Detwiler accomplished another un-welcomed feat in this game – 16th starter in team history to give up three (or more) home runs in 2.1 innings (or fewer).
Rougned Odor got drilled again, became one of only six players to get hit by a pitch six or more times in first 18 games. You can see a certain South Korean’s name on the top of the list, along with other noted baseball magnets.
Martinez continued to shine, now he’s one of the only three pitchers in team history to log six or more innings, give up one or fewer runs in each of first four starts of a season. Tom Cheney did it as a Senator.