HELL FROZE OVER AS SCHERZER AND LESTER BOTH HOMERED

Three to Know for August 1:

  • NL All-Star starter Max Scherzer hit his first career homer in a game the Nationals lost to the Marlins. It was his first HR in 262 career at-bats. Scherzer has a decent .191 career BA.
  • Jon Lester reached the 2000 strikeout mark on the mound and hit his first major league homer at the plate, as his Cubs topped Arizona. Lester also singled to up his career BA to .081.
  • Hell froze over

25 to Know: Most AB with one career homer among active players

 
Player AB From To G PA BA Tm
Cole Hamels 618 2006 2017 358 702 .173 PHI-TEX
Clayton Kershaw 558 2008 2017 292 674 .154 LAD
Ricky Nolasco 381 2006 2017 319 468 .134 FLA-MIA-LAD-MIN-LAA
Kyle Kendrick 374 2007 2017 259 441 .139 PHI-COL-BOS
Dan Robertson 351 2014 2017 148 386 .262 TEX-LAA-SEA-CLE
Christian Colon 349 2014 2017 142 386 .252 KCR-MIA
Jason Hammel 338 2006 2017 334 384 .154 TBD-TBR-COL-BAL-OAK-CHC-KCR
Jordan Zimmermann 326 2009 2017 220 382 .169 WSN-DET
Ian Kennedy 319 2007 2017 262 397 .129 NYY-ARI-SDP-KCR
Edinson Volquez 308 2005 2017 277 362 .091 TEX-CIN-SDP-LAD-PIT-KCR-MIA
Bartolo Colon 292 1997 2017 525 319 .086 CLE-MON-ANA-LAA-BOS-CHW-NYY-OAK-NYM-MIN-ATL
Clayton Richard 264 2008 2017 237 306 .117 CHW-SDP-CHC
Max Scherzer 262 2008 2017 299 308 .191 ARI-DET-WSN
Jhoulys Chacin 260 2009 2017 191 288 .192 COL-ARI-ATL-LAA-SDP
Wade Miley 212 2011 2017 191 247 .151 ARI-BOS-BAL-SEA
Chris Young 207 2004 2017 271 246 .150 TEX-SDP-NYM-SEA-KCR
Wily Peralta 200 2012 2017 132 232 .100 MIL
Jacob deGrom 198 2014 2017 106 225 .197 NYM
Shelby Miller 198 2012 2017 127 243 .111 STL-ATL-ARI
Jon Lester 197 2006 2017 341 236 .081 BOS-OAK-CHC
Andrew Cashner 195 2010 2017 233 220 .164 CHC-SDP-MIA-TEX
Matt Harvey 190 2012 2017 96 203 .121 NYM
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/2/2017.