The Tampa Bay Rays are on such a roll. The only question is which stats are the most impressive.
They are the first team to start 9-0 since the Kansas City Royals in 2003. They scored the most points (75) and scored the fewest (18) in baseball.
They have won every game by at least 4 runs. The last team to have such a streak of four or more wins at any point in the season was the 1939 New York Yankees, who won ten straight games.
And thanks to Baseball Savant’s winning percentage stats, we have one more tip. During this streak, he’s the only game in which Tampa Bay’s winning percentage has consistently fallen below 30%.
That was Tuesday, with Washington leading the Rays 6-4 after seven innings and still leading 6-5 before Tampa Bay scored five runs in the ninth to win 10-6. rice field. The Rays have only lost one other game. On the second Friday he was down 1–0, but he scored six runs in the end of the innings en route to a 9–5 win over Auckland.
It’s a chicken or egg issue over Tampa Bay’s winning streak. The Rays have done it all against his three teams of Detroit, Washington and Oakland. In total, he lost 305 last year and is expected to have another pretty poor season. Is Tampa Bay this good, or are other teams that bad?
The answer will come soon, but for now the Rays can enjoy a dominant stretch to start the season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates lost talented young shortstop O’Neill Cruz to a broken ankle Sunday.
It was a big blow for a Pittsburgh team that was actually off to a promising start. They are his 6-3 and one game away from his No. 1 spot in NL Central.
Brian Reynolds, who remains in Pittsburgh after requesting a trade in the offseason, is batting .405 and has already hit five home runs.
The Milwaukee Brewers set a record 13 straight wins at the start of the 1987 season. Later that year, a Milwaukee player set the longest hitting streak in the American league since Joe DiMarzio’s 56 games in 1941.
line of the week
This week’s honor goes to a minor league team. The Double-A Chattanooga lookout Saturday saw him finish a seven-inning game with the following lines: seven runs, no hits, no errors.
The Lookouts, an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, beat the Rocket City Trash Pandas 7-5 in the first game of the doubleheader. They scored all 7 of his runs in the top of his 7th inning as the Rocket City pitcher hit his 5 bases, hit 4 batters, and threw a run-scoring wild pitch. Dropping his fly his ball with the bases loaded also played a role.
comeback of the week
The Blue Jays and Angels played hard on Sunday, with both teams taking a big lead. Los Angeles he led 6-0 in the fifth inning with a winning percentage of 98.3%, while Toronto he led 6-10 in the seventh. The Angels tied for 9th with Hunter Renfro’s two-out, two-run double.
Toronto eventually won 12-11 in ten innings. The game ended with Shohei Ohtani grounding the bases loaded.
Paul Molitor had a 39-game hitting streak in 1987, the same season the Brewers started 13-0. Nevertheless, Milwaukee finished third in the AL East with his 91-71 record.
Undefeated Rays make early history with dominant start
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