33: Kimbrel career blown saves; 16 teams with 10-plus in 2019-THU0626

ON THIS POST: CUBS EXPECT FEWER BLOWN SAVES WITH CRAIG KIMBREL ARRIVAL

  • AL, NL save percentage leaders

  • Blown saves per team

  • Craig Kimbrel by the numbers

  • Yankees record HR streak

  • Milestones, history, birthdays


BATTER UP

Facts & figures from around

Major League Baseball


1, 2

Rank of San Francisco and Minnesota bullpens in save percentage through June 25

30, 28

Rank of San Francisco and Minnesota bullpens in save percentage in 2018 season

  • 30, 28: Blown saves by Giants (66 opp), Twins (65) in 2018 season

  • 4 6: Blown saves by Giants (26 opp), Twins (29) in 2019 season

16

MLB teams with 10-plus blown

saves through June 25; 2 teams have blown 5 or fewer

2019 TEAM BLOWN SAVES
AMERICAN NATIONAL
EAST NO EAST NO
Baltimore 10 Atlanta 14
Boston 15 Miami 8
New York 11 New York 18
Tampa Bay 8 Philadelphia 8
Toronto 5 Washington 15
CENTRAL NO CENTRAL NO
Chicago 6 Chicago 12
Cleveland 6 Cincinnati 7
Detroit 10 Milwaukee 7
Kansas City 12 Pittsburgh 16
Minnesota 6 St. Louis 9
WEST NO WEST NO
Houston 10 Arizona 9
Los Angeles 8 Colorado 11
Oakland 15 Los Angeles 13
Seattle 14 San Diego 15
Texas 9 San Francisco 4

FOR THE RECORD

15, 32

Blown saves in 32 chances

by Boston in 81 games,

tied for 3rd most in MLB

  • 17: Red Sox rank 24th in 2019 with 17 saves

  • 20: Total blown saves in 2018 with Craig Kimbrel as closer

  • 46: Red Sox ranked 7th in 2018 with 46 saves

18

Cubs’ 18 saves in 79 games

have them tied for 17th in MLB

  • 12: Blown saves in 30 chances by Chicago without Craig Kimbrel as closer

  • 42: Saves by Kimbrel in 47 chances for Red Sox in 2018

  • 32: Career blown saves for Kimbrel in 367 save opportunities

  • 333: Career saves Kimbrel brings to Cubs, including 5 in 7 games at Wrigley Field

KIMBREL BY THE NUMBERS
2018 STAT AL NL ALL DAY
63 G 187 355 542 162
5-1 W-L 12-7 19-12 31-19 12-7
2.74 ERA 2.44 1.63 1.91 1.64
42 SV 108 225 333 100
47 SVO 119 248 367 -
89.3 SV% 90.7 90.7 90.7 -
62.1 IP 184.1 348.1 532.2 159
31 H 92 193 285 87
7 HR 17 18 35 9
31 BB 75 130 205 58
0 IBB 0 5 5 3
96 SO 305 563 868 270

STREAKS OF NOTE

24

Teams in MLB history with

HR streaks of 20-plus games


28

Yankees set record June 25

with HR in 28th straight game;

made it 29 vs. Jays on 6/26

6/29

Yankees’ next game vs. Boston

in 2-game series in London


18-11, 53

Yankees record during streak

which started May 26,

with 53 total home runs

  • .274: Team average during streak

  • .479: Team slugging percentage

  • 174: Total runs scored in the 28 games

  • 98: Extra-base hits (41 doubles, 4 triples)

LONGEST TEAM HR STREAKS
NO TM YR ST END W L HR
29 NYY 2019 5/26 - 18 11 53
27 TEX 2002 8/11 9/9 17 10 55
25 STL 2016 8/9 9/6 14 11 52
25 SD 2016 6/28 7/27 11 14 42
25 ATL 1998 4/18 5/13 20 5 45
25 DET 1994 5/25 6/29 15 10 46
25 NYY 1941 6/1 6/29 18 7 40
24 BKN 1953 6/18 7/10 13 11 39

AL save percentage leaders

66.5: League average through June 25

NL save percentage leaders

65.5: League average

MILESTONE TRACKER

9

Saves needed by Craig Kimbrel

to move past Rollie Fingers (341)

for 13th on MLB’s all-time list

300

Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen needs 9 saves for 300 and tie Bruce Sutter, Jason Isringhausen for 28th all time

200

D-backs’ Greg Holland reached save milestone June 24; next save ties him with Bobby Thigpen at 50th


IT HAPPENED ON THIS DATE

1973

Texas No. 1 draft pick David Clyde, 18, walks 7 and strikes out 8 in 5 innings of MLB debut vs. Twins

  • 1977: Willie McCovey hits 2 HRs in 6th inning vs. Reds, including hisn17th career grand slam

  • 1980: Dodgers’ Jerry Reuss no-hits Giants 8-0

  • 1988: Giants’ Robby Thompson caught stealing 4 times by Reds’ Bo Diaz (in 4th, 6th, 9th, 11th)


BORN ON JUNE 27

178

Saves by Jim Johnson (1983) in

13 MLB seasons with 6 teams

22

Age of Yordan Alvarez,

who has 7 HRs in 1st

52 at-bats with Houston

  • 1923: Gus Zernial, 1,234 games, 1949-59

  • 1925: Wayne Terwilliger, 666, 1949-60

  • 1931: Eddie Kasko, 1,077, 1957-66

  • 1943: Rico Petrocelli, 1,553, 1963-76

  • 1966: Jeff Conine, 2,024, 1990-07

  • 1970: Jim Edmonds, 2,011, 1993-10

  • 1975: Daryl Ward, 948, 1998-08

  • 1983: Jim Johnson, 674, 2006-18

  • 1997: Yordan Alvarez, 13, 2019-


June 27 birthday leaders: HRs


Sources: mlb.com; baseball-reference.com; todayinbaseballhistory.com