Monday, May 8, 2017

MLB news: Cubs, Yankees set record for most strikeouts


      Setting the record books is (normally) a fun thing to do. Your name - or your team's name will go down forever, until someone breaks the record.

       On Sunday, the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees set a record for most combined strikeouts in a game, with 48. That's 144 strikes alone! The most strikeouts one team can have in a 9 inning game is 27. That would be 54 in all. The Yanks and Cubs got some help, as the game went to 18 innings.

        To make it more weird, of the 15 pitchers who pitched at least 0.1 inning, all of them struck out at least a batter. Also, 25 different batters struck out (because the game was played at Wrigley Field, a national league park, pitchers hit. So, there was many pinch hitters).

         The only hitters to not strike out (minimum 1 AB) where Ronald Torreyes, Gary Sanchez and Chasen Shreve of the Yanks, and Miguel Montero and Tommy La Stella of the Cubs. Each of them had just one at-bat.

           Here's some stats from last night:
Pitchers with strikeouts:
Luis Severino, Yankees, 9
Jon Lester, Cubs, 9
Chasen Shreve, Yankees, 5
Tyler Clippard, Yankees, 3
Wade Davis, Cubs, 3
Carl Edwards, Cubs, 3
Jonathan Holder, Yankees, 3
Aroldis Chapman, Yankees, 2
Dellin Betances, Yankees, 2
Mike Montgomery, Cubs, 2
Brian Duensing, Cubs, 2
Adam Warren, Yankees, 2
Koji Uehara, Cubs, 1
Justin Grimm, Cubs, 1
Pedro Strop, Cubs, 1

Batters who struck out:
Aaron Hicks, Yankees, 4
Chase Headley, Yankees, 4
Anthony Rizzo, Cubs, 3
Addison Russell, Cubs, 3
Kris Bryant, Cubs, 3
Kyle Schwarber, Cubs, 3
Willson Contreras, Cubs, 3
Chris Carter, Yankees, 2
Matt Holliday, Yankees, 2
Albert Almora, Cubs, 2
Austin Romine, Yankees, 2
Starlin Castro, Yankees, 2
Javier Baez, Cubs, 2
Rob Refsnyder, Yankees, 1
Jake Arrieta, Cubs, 1
John Lackey, Cubs, 1
Kyle Hendricks, Cubs, 1
Luis Severino, Yankees, 1
Jon Lester, Cubs, 1
Aaron Judge, Yankees, 1
Ben Zobrist, Cubs, 1
Brett Gardner, Yankees, 1
Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees, 1
Didi Gregorius, Yankees, 1

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