The Milwaukee Brewers Report

Norichika Aoki struck out three times for the first time in his two major league seasons, and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Milwaukee Brewers, 4-2, last night. With that loss, the Brewers were mathematically eliminated from the postseason.

Aoki has played 287 games for the Brewers

Year Age Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2012 30 MIL 151 588 520 81 150 37 4 10 50 43 55 .288 .355 .433 .787
2013 31 MIL 136 591 527 68 150 16 1 7 32 44 37 .285 .349 .359 .708
2 Yrs 287 1179 1047 149 300 53 5 17 82 87 92 .287 .352 .395 .747
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Players with most 3+ strikeout games in their first 287 career games (excluding pitchers)

Rk Player # PA AB SO
1 Bo Jackson 37 155 151 121
2 Jack Cust 34 147 128 107
3 Drew Stubbs 32 154 151 99
4 Dave Nicholson 32 138 132 103
5 Cory Snyder 29 123 119 92
6 Melvin Nieves 29 120 114 91
7 Preston Wilson 27 128 116 84
8 Chris Davis 27 108 104 85
9 Pedro Alvarez 27 114 108 86
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Before you get too excited about Aoki’s feat…

There have been 1197 other players who only had one three whiff game in the first 287 in which they played, including:

Player # PA AB SO
Hank Aaron 1 5 5 3
Joe Adcock 1 4 4 3
Roberto Alomar 1 4 3 3
Richie Ashburn 1 4 4 3
Lou Boudreau 1 5 5 3
George Brett 1 7 7 3
Roy Campanella 1 5 5 3
Roberto Clemente 1 4 4 3
Dave Concepcion 1 4 4 3
Dom DiMaggio 1 4 4 3
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The Milwaukee Brewers 2005-13

Rk Year Tm Lg G W L W-L% Finish Playoffs R RA
1 2013 Milwaukee Brewers NL Central 143 62 81 .434 4th of 5 563 627
2 2012 Milwaukee Brewers NL Central 162 83 79 .512 3rd of 6 776 733
3 2011 Milwaukee Brewers NL Central 162 96 66 .593 1st of 6 Lost NLCS (4-2) 721 638
4 2010 Milwaukee Brewers NL Central 162 77 85 .475 3rd of 6 750 804
5 2009 Milwaukee Brewers NL Central 162 80 82 .494 3rd of 6 785 818
6 2008 Milwaukee Brewers NL Central 162 90 72 .556 2nd of 6 Lost LDS (3-1) 750 689
7 2007 Milwaukee Brewers NL Central 162 83 79 .512 2nd of 6 801 776
8 2006 Milwaukee Brewers NL Central 162 75 87 .463 4th of 6 730 833
9 2005 Milwaukee Brewers NL Central 162 81 81 .500 3rd of 6 726 697
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Generated 9/11/2013.