The Bill Chuck Files for April 12, 2017

Nine to Know: From the Bill Chuck Files – April 12, 2017

  1. The Rockies have hit 110 ground balls and 110 fly balls this season.
  2. The Phillies and the Rays are the only teams who have not yet been hit by a pitch this season.
  3. The Blue Jays are the only team without a stolen base this season; they failed in their only attempt.
  4. The Mets lead the majors with 15 homers and lead the majors with 11 bases-empty homers.
  5. The Royals are the only team to have played errorless ball in 2017.
  6. In 2007, Jose Bautista started the season with no homers in his first seven games. He hasn’t homered in his first seven games this season either. The difference? Besides being 10 years older, in 2007, he hit .308 in those first seven; this season he’s hitting .120.
  7. The Pirates and Indians are the only teams without a two-out homer; of course the Bucs have only hit three homers this season (the same as the Red Sox) for the fewest in the majors.
  8. Through the first seven games the Red Sox played last season, David Ortiz had hit three home runs. Through the first seven games the Red Sox have played this season, they have hit three home runs.
  9. Yoenis Cespedes became the first Met ever to have two three-homer games
The Mets’ 13 three-homer games
Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO
1 Jim Hickman 1965-09-03 NYM STL W 6-3 4 4 3 4 0 0 3 4 0 0 0
2 Dave Kingman 1976-06-04 NYM LAD W 11-0 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 8 0 0 1
3 Claudell Washington 1980-06-22 NYM LAD W 9-6 5 5 3 4 0 0 3 5 0 0 1
4 Darryl Strawberry 1985-08-05 NYM CHC W 7-2 5 4 4 4 0 0 3 5 1 1 0
5 Gary Carter 1985-09-03 NYM SDP W 8-3 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 6 0 0 0
6 Edgardo Alfonzo 1999-08-30 NYM HOU W 17-1 6 6 6 6 1 0 3 5 0 0 0
7 Jose Reyes 2006-08-15 NYM PHI L 4-11 4 3 3 3 0 0 3 4 1 0 0
8 Carlos Beltran 2011-05-12 NYM COL W 9-5 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 6 0 0 0
9 Ike Davis 2012-07-28 NYM ARI L 3-6 4 4 3 4 0 0 3 3 0 0 0
10 Kirk Nieuwenhuis 2015-07-12 NYM ARI W 5-3 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 4 0 0 1
11 Lucas Duda 2015-07-29 NYM SDP L 3-7 4 3 3 3 0 0 3 3 1 0 0
12 Yoenis Cespedes 2015-08-21 NYM COL W 14-9 6 6 5 5 1 0 3 7 0 0 0
13 Yoenis Cespedes 2017-04-11 NYM PHI W 14-4 6 6 3 4 1 0 3 5 0 0 0
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Generated 4/12/2017.