12 innings, no walks, either side

David Price’s Tigers debut is going to go down as one of the most anticipated August games in Tigers history. His performance — 8.2 innings, three runs, no walks and 10 strikeouts — lived up to his billing as an efficient strike-thrower.

For that reason, too, the game is going to go down in history. Not only did Price avoid walking anyone, so did the three relievers that followed him, including closer Joe Nathan. So did the eight Yankees that pitched in the game.

How rare is that: For a 12-inning game, it’s the first such game in nearly a century.

Credit ESPN Stats and Information with the stat last night:

A little research on baseball-reference found the specific game: The Dodgers beat the Pirates in 13 innings, 4-3, on July 25, 1917 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Then-youngster Burleigh Grimes pitched 9 1/3 innings of 11-hit ball with two earned runs and four strikeouts. Sherry Smith earned the win for Brooklyn with five innings of one-hit scoreless relief.

 

Rk Tm Opp Date #Matching CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO
1 DET NYY 2014-08-05 2 0 0 1 24.0 16 7 4 0 22
2 BRO PIT 1917-07-25 2 0 0 0 26.0 19 5 1 0 9
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/6/2014.

The fact that the Yankees used so many pitchers raises another historic question: What’s the record for number of pitchers in a game to not issue a walk? The answer is that last night’s game wasn’t even close. Three other games this season have featured more pitchers who didn’t issue a walk than the 11 used by the Tigers and Yankees Tuesday. The Mariners and Angels had a 16-inning game just a few weeks ago that used 17 pitchers, 13 of which didn’t issue a walk.

 

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Miami DFA Jacob Turner. Former Tiger?

Yes, claimed by the Cubs

Beating the shift:
Simon:
A list of notable players having success hitting grounders/short liners against defensive shifts this season pic.twitter.com/DNLVsBnlN4

pic.twitter.com/DNLVsBnlN4

Nate Schierholtz DFa to make room for Turner

DFA to reactivate a player SS. Turner no yet dealt

I wasn’t going to mention this because I assume no one will believe me, but I predicted a homer for Romine last night. Said it to my wife. I was laughing so hard when Andrew actually did it. Okay, I called it in his first AB and he hit it in his second AB, but still.

Yankees lineup: Gardner 7 Jeter 6 Ellsbury 8 Teixeira 3 Beltran DH McCann 2 Headley 5 Drew 4 Prado 9 Capuano 1

Soria, 16th career W. 7th with 10 strikes or less. Last nigh, 8

what an interesting stat Jason – thanks

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