CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe
<< Previous Article
Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pac... (06/26)
<< Previous Column
Flu-Like Symptoms: Giv... (06/22)
Next Column >>
Flu-Like Symptoms: Run... (06/29)
Next Article >>
Banjo Hitter: The Firs... (06/26)

June 26, 2017

Flu-Like Symptoms

Defying the Odds

by Rob Mains


Saturday, in an 8-3 victory over the Rays, three Orioles pitchers (Dylan Bundy, Donnie Hart, and Mychal Givens) ended Baltimore’s streak of 20 straight games with five or more runs allowed.

I’d become aware of the streak a week earlier, at the BP Ballpark Event in Baltimore. (If you haven’t been to these before, they’re really fun, and you can still get tickets for the events in Pittsburgh and Minnesota.) Sitting in the stands, watching the Orioles beat the Cardinals 15-7, a couple of the knowledgeable fans who were with us pointed out that the O’s had given up five or more runs in what was then a near-record 13 consecutive games.

Being a smartphone-owning baseball nerd, I checked the Baseball-Reference Play Index, and sure enough the O’s had, through that game, tied the record for the fourth-longest such streak since 1913. I found that interesting. But I also found the list of the top streaks interesting:

Rank

Team

Start

End

Games

W

L

T1

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

0 comments have been left for this article.

<< Previous Article
Premium Article Monday Morning Ten Pac... (06/26)
<< Previous Column
Flu-Like Symptoms: Giv... (06/22)
Next Column >>
Flu-Like Symptoms: Run... (06/29)
Next Article >>
Banjo Hitter: The Firs... (06/26)

RECENTLY AT BASEBALL PROSPECTUS
Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: Vin Mazzaro's Second-Wors...
Transaction Analysis: Grand Exit
BP South Side
Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of August 21
Premium Article Notes from the Field: August 22, 2017
Premium Article Rubbing Mud: They Might Be Rebuilding
Liner Notes: Kenny, Boomer, Bobo, and the Ho...

MORE FROM JUNE 26, 2017
The Call-Up: Franklin Barreto
Premium Article Guarding The Lines: Advancements vs. Blips
Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: June 26, 2017
Short Relief: Foul Fielders, Scripting Homer...
What You Need to Know: Something to Balk Abo...
Fantasy Article The Buyer's Guide: Mike Montgomery
Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of June 23rd-25th

MORE BY ROB MAINS
2017-07-07 - Flu-Like Symptoms: Flirting With Disaster?
2017-07-03 - Flu-Like Symptoms: The Vogelsong Awards: Jun...
2017-06-29 - Flu-Like Symptoms: Running Relievers Ragged
2017-06-26 - Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: Defying the Odds
2017-06-22 - Flu-Like Symptoms: Giving 'Em LIP
2017-06-19 - Flu-Like Symptoms: Singles Aren't Scoring Li...
2017-06-15 - Flu-Like Symptoms: Meanwhile, Down on the Fa...
More...

MORE FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS
2017-07-07 - Flu-Like Symptoms: Flirting With Disaster?
2017-07-03 - Flu-Like Symptoms: The Vogelsong Awards: Jun...
2017-06-29 - Flu-Like Symptoms: Running Relievers Ragged
2017-06-26 - Premium Article Flu-Like Symptoms: Defying the Odds
2017-06-22 - Flu-Like Symptoms: Giving 'Em LIP
2017-06-19 - Flu-Like Symptoms: Singles Aren't Scoring Li...
2017-06-15 - Flu-Like Symptoms: Meanwhile, Down on the Fa...
More...