Nine to Know: Bernadina, Price, Jackson, CC, Bruce, Austin, Napoli, and more

From the Bill Chuck Files…

  1. The Nationals’ Roger Bernadina has made 14 PA this season and has gone 0-for-13 with one RBI and one walk. He’s whiffed six times.
  2. The A’s lead the majors with 19 1st inning runs. The Marlins have only scored one 1st inning run this season.
  3. The Twins have allowed 17 1st inning runs. The Tigers have allowed none.
  4. David Price has allowed 15 two-outs this season and 11 two-outs runs, both the most in the majors.
  5. Austin Jackson has led off 12 innings with base hits, the most in the majors. Carl Crawford and Coco Crisp are next with 11 leadoff hits.
  6. Mark Kotsay, Laynce Nix, and Jack Hannahan are all 4-for-8 as a pinch-hitter. Nix has two pinch-homers, so do Dioner Navarro and Rick Ankiel.
  7. Jay Bruce, Mike Napoli, and Brandon Phillips all have three bases-loaded hits. Napoli leads withe seven bases-loaded RBI.
  8. Red Sox pitchers lead the majors with 66 strikeouts with runners on base. Jays pitchers lead the majors with 41 whiffs with RISP.
  9. Clean-up batters are hitting .357 against Pirates pitchers, but just .132 against the Royals staff.