- October 31 is Halloween and Game 6 of the World Series is scheduled. Wouldn’t it be neat if the orange and black Orioles were visiting the orange and black Giants that night?
- With a runner on third and less than two outs, Buster Posey has gone 22-for-37 (.595) and a MLB-leading 42 RBI.
- This is Derek Jeter’s 18thconsecutive season playing for an over .500 ballclub.
- On 3-0 counts, Albert Pujols is 0-for-8.
- The Rays will set a new AL record for strikeouts (the good kind) tonight. They enter their game with James Shields on the mound and 1,264 Ks for the season, two short of record held by the 2001 Yankees.
- With 256 sac bunts, Omar Vizquel is the only active player in the top 150 sac bunters all-time. Vizquel is tied for 35th all-time with Johnny Evers and Edd Roush. Vizquel is retiring at the end of the season.
- New York (86-63) matched its season high of 23 games over .500.
- Chipper Jones has had 18 consecutive seasons of at least 10 homers since 1995.
- Of Adam Dunn’s 104 hits, 39 were homers, a percentage of 37.5. If 37.5% of Derek Jeter’s 202 hits were homers, he would have 76.
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- Andy Pettitte pitched five scoreless innings returning from the DL to pick up the win in game one in the day/night doubleheader swept by the Yankees over the Blue Jays.
- Derek Jeter was given the day game off so Ichiro Suzuki to the leadoff slot and had three hits batting leadoff as the Yankee captain was given the opener off.
- Rafael Soriano picked up a four-out save in game one thanks in large part to a diving basket catch by Ichiro with runners on second and third with two outs in the top of the 8th when the score was 3-2.
- Toronto’s 45-year-old Omar Vizquel had two hits in the Jays first-game loss to move past Babe Ruth to 41st on the career hit list at 2,874. Mel Ott is next at 2,876.
- The Yanks won the nightcap, 2-1, with Ichiro once again starring hitting a go-ahead single in the 8th inning driving in the ultimate winning run. Ichiro had four hits in the second game making him 7-for-8 in the two games. He also stole four of New York’s seven bases in the second game. Soriano recorded saves 41 and 42 in the twinbill.
- Derek Jeter picked up his 200th hit of the season extending his hitting streak to 13 games. Jeter now has eight seasons of at least 200 hits (also 1998-00, 2005-07, ’09), tying Lou Gehrig’s club record. Only Pete Rose (10), Ichiro (10), and Ty Cobb (9) have more 200-hit seasons than Jeter, the oldest player to collect at least 200 hits in a season since the 40-year old Paul Molitor in 1996.
- After playing 18 innings Tuesday night, the Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones hit a two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning as the Orioles won their 15th straight extra-inning game, 3-1 over the Seattle Mariners.
- Jones became the first Baltimore outfielder to reach 30 homers since Brady Anderson hit 50 in 1996. It was his fourth extra-inning homer of the season.
- The game ended when Michael Saunders, who had walked, was caught stealing by Tuesday night’s hitting star, Taylor Teagarden. That play exemplifies why the Orioles will battling in October in the postseason and the Mariners will be battling for tee times.
Players with four hits and four steals in a game since 2000:
|1||Ichiro Suzuki||2012-09-19 (2)||NYY||TOR||W 2-1||4||4||0||4||1||0||0||1||4||0|
|2||Julio Borbon||2009-08-15||TEX||BOS||W 7-2||5||5||2||4||0||0||0||2||4||0|
|3||Carl Crawford||2009-05-03||TBR||BOS||W 5-3||5||4||2||4||0||0||0||1||6||0|
|4||Kenny Lofton||2007-06-29||TEX||BOS||L 1-2||5||4||0||4||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|5||Carl Crawford||2006-05-24||TBD||TOR||W 10-8||5||5||5||5||0||0||1||2||4||0|
|6||Scott Podsednik||2006-05-01||CHW||CLE||W 8-6||6||5||3||4||0||0||0||0||4||1|
|7||Ichiro Suzuki||2004-07-20||SEA||BOS||L 7-9||6||5||1||4||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|8||Kenny Lofton||2000-09-03||CLE||BAL||W 12-11||8||7||4||4||0||0||1||1||5||0|
|9||Tom Goodwin||2000-06-07||COL||SEA||W 6-1||5||5||2||4||0||0||0||1||4||0|
|10||Eric Young||2000-05-14||CHC||MON||L 15-16||6||5||4||4||0||0||0||0||5||0|
Ichiro's seven-hit game yesterday:
Derek Jeter's 200 hit season:
Adam Jones' 30-homer season:
There have been 56 extra-inning homers this season. Here are batters with multiple games:
Here are Adam Jones 2012 extra-inning homers:
|2012-05-06||Adam Jones||@BOS||Darnell McDonald||tied 6-6||t17||12-||1||3|
|2012-05-16||Adam Jones||@KCR||Nathan Adcock||tied 3-3||t15||—||1||1|
|2012-06-09||Adam Jones||PHI||B.J. Rosenberg||tied 4-4||b12||1–||0||2|
|2012-09-19||Adam Jones||@SEA||Josh Kinney||tied 1-1||t11||1–||1||2|
Photo by Bill Chuck
In the Yankees 2-0 win over the Red Sox last night, Derek Jeter‘s RBI single gave him a major-league leading 195 hits on the season and 3283 hits in his career, tying him with Willie Mays for 10th place on the all-time hit list.
One of the elements of Jeter's game is his famed inside-out swing.
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Here is how Jeter compiled his 195 hits and his .323 batting average this season:
On pitches to the outer half of the plate, the Yankee captain is hitting .316 with 93 hits:
On pitches on the inner half of the plate, Jeter is hitting .332 with 102 hits:
Here is the inside-out swing in action in which Jeter has gone 25-for-55 (.455) on pitches on the inside in which he has gone to the opposite field:
Here is baseball’s 3000-hit list:
Here are Jeter’s victims by team:
|Boston Red Sox||261||318||.291|
|Toronto Blue Jays||243||307||.314|
|Tampa Bay Rays||240||299||.305|
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||161||215||.333|
|Kansas City Royals||130||177||.328|
|Chicago White Sox||134||158||.295|