Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for August 5th, 2011

The Yankees blew into the Windy City like a cyclone and swept the fading White Sox in Chicago for the first time since 1976. During the four games, the Bronx Bombers outscored the White Sox 34-11, but what made the series even more remarkable was the Yankees did not walk a single batter, making them only the third team (joining the 1905 and 1968 Boston Red Sox) since 1901 to record a four game sweep without issuing a free pass.

Even without limiting the criteria to a single series, going four straight games without issuing a walk is still an extremely rare event for a major league pitching staff. Since 1919, only 13 teams have accomplished the feat, and only two teams were able to carry the streak forward (over the same span, 16 teams have thrown four or more consecutive shutouts).

Most Consecutive Games without Issuing a Walk, Since 1919

Team Strk Start End G W L IP ERA Opp
NYY 9/5/2002 9/10/2002 6 5 1 54 2.17 DET,BAL
LAD 7/31/1965 8/4/1965 5 2 3 42.1 3.61 STL,MLN
NYY 8/1/2011 8/4/2011 4 4 0 36 2.75 CHW
OAK 9/8/2000 9/11/2000 4 3 1 36 0.75 TBD
KCR 9/29/1992 10/2/1992 4 2 2 35 2.57 CAL,MIN
PHI 6/4/1976 6/7/1976 4 2 2 34 4.50 SFG,LAD
BOS 8/5/1968 8/8/1968 4 4 0 37 1.22 CHW
STL 8/9/1949 8/13/1949 4 3 1 36 2.00 CIN,PIT
CIN 7/21/1933 7/23/1933 4 3 1 36 1.75 BRO,PIT
CIN 8/4/1932 8/6/1932 4 2 2 34.2 1.30 BSN
BRO 5/30/1931 5/31/1931 4 3 0 38 3.32 NYG,BSN
STL 8/19/1927 8/23/1927 4 4 0 36 1.00 BSN,PHI
PIT 8/10/1921 8/12/1921 4 3 1 38 3.55 BRO,CHC

Source: Baseball-reference.com

The last batter walked by the Yankees was Nick Markakis, who worked a free pass off Freddy Garcia during Sunday’s game against the Orioles. Since then, the team has reeled off 42 1/3 consecutive innings without surrendering a walk. Although impressive, neither total comes close to the top marks since 1919, both of which belong to the 2002 Yankees.

(more…)

Read Full Post »