He didn't get a hit in July, either, and by then his 0-fer streak had reached 44 consecutive at-bats. This got us at Baseball Nation interested; I wrote this article discussing other players who had come close, and Jeff Sullivan went into detail about Counsell as a hitter. Indians end Hader’s hitless streak, beat Brewers 4-3 ... “It was a great run,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. That might not have been much fun for Counsell, whose batting average dropped from .236 to .145 during the streak, but those of us who love baseball history were excited that a more-than-century-old record might be equalled or broken. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. But on August 5 in Houston, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke sent Counsell up to bat for Yuniesky Betancourt in the ninth inning of a game Milwaukee was leading 7-1. Counsell is 0 for his last 45 at-bats. Brewers right-hander Corey Knebel (left hamstring strain) joined the team in Cleveland, but remains on the 10-day injured list. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission. The left-hander also threw a wild pitch that moved Mercado to third. “We’re 38 games into the season and he hasn’t given up a hit. He was hitting ninth and was a big part of their offense.”. Hader set an all-time record for the most hitless appearances to begin a season (12) and finished with another sub-1.00 WHIP (0.95). Garcia has been limited to eight at-bats in Milwaukee’s last eight games. He was hitting ninth and was a … “We’re 38 games into the season and he hasn’t given up a hit. Hader (0-1) did not retire a batter, leaving him tied with Hal Newhouser and Brad Clontz for the record of 35 consecutive hitless at-bats to open a year. You’ve got to give Mercado credit. The record was set by notoriously poor hitter Bill Bergen in 1909, … By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. Davante Adams was able to shake Jalen Ramsey with the help of some excellent play design from the Packers. We'll leave that up to him. Hader and Brewers manager Craig Counsell each made it clear that they were disillusioned by the process after Hader lost his hearing last year, but it didn’t impact the left-hander’s performance. (9) We're talking about a hitless streak, here, but Counsell hasn't actually reached base since July 5. “It was a real team win.”. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. He singled off Enerio Del Rosario. CLEVELAND – Milwaukee closer Josh Hader allowed his first hit of the season, and then gave up César Hernández’s game-winning single in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians beat the Brewers 4-3 on Saturday night. The 2019 All-Star Game MVP leads the American League with 84 strikeouts and is tied for first in wins. “Everyone picked up everyone else tonight,” Civale said. by: BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press. “I wasn’t sure the streak was still going until I looked up at the scoreboard and said, ‘I guess he’s finally given up a hit,’” said Mercado, who is batting .146 and had been 0 for 9 against lefties. Oscar Mercado, who scored on Hernández’s liner through a five-man infield, led off the ninth with a double, […] “Merky got a good pitch to hit and César came through, so we were able to scratch a run across.”. Vogelbach, who was claimed off waivers from Toronto on Thursday, went 1 for 3. 2011 After popping out in a pinch-hitting appearance, Craig Counsell remains without a hit in his last 45 at-bats, tying the longest single-season hitless streak by a position player in history, established by Brooklyn backstop Bill Bergen in 1909. “Josh is a great pitcher and that’s an amazing streak,” Hand said. Knebel owns a 9.45 ERA in eight appearances. He was hurt Wednesday at Detroit, one day after returning from an ankle injury. Dan Jennings got the final out of the sixth. Indians end Hader’s hitless streak, beat Brewers 4-3 National Sports Headlines. We all waited to see if Counsell could tie or break Bergen's mark. O's Davis sets mark with 47th hitless AB in row What you need to know about Chris Davis' 0-for-49 streak How an 0-for-45 slump shaped Craig Counsell's managerial career Arcia’s shot came against Nick Wittgren, who had worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh. If you need help with WJXT’s or WCWJ's FCC public inspection file, call (904) 393-9801. All rights reserved. Jhoulys Chacin had walked three batters each of his last three outings, so the Brewers' veteran right-hander was surprised when the Kansas City Royals kept swinging early in the count. On May 24, he earned his only win of the season when he struck out four over two hitless innings in a 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Indians: RHP Shane Bieber (6-0, 1.20 ERA) faces Milwaukee for the first time in his three-year MLB career. Mercado filled in for him in center. Woodruff worked 4 1/3 innings, allowing four hits and striking out seven. KANSAS CITY, Mo. “We’re a little concerned with some of our position guys’ (health), so we’re just trying to get through today first,” Counsell said. ... “It was a great run,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. Craig Counsell Really Did Tie Bill Bergen's Record Hitless Streak, This incomplete 60-yard pass by Josh Allen is actually worth watching, This amazing, sliding basketball player is breaking our brains, The Packers tricked Jalen Ramsey on this brilliant touchdown pass. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). (AP) — Jhoulys Chacin had walked three batters each of his last three outings, so the Brewers' veteran right-hander was surprised when … Or condolences. Another hitless at-bat will tie him with Bill Bergen of the 1909 Brooklyn Superbas for the longest known streak of hitless at-bats by a position player. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Indians end Hader’s hitless streak, beat Brewers 4-3 Sports News. “We’re 38 games into the season and he hasn’t given up a hit. (8) Craig Counsell may be starting to feel it. However, Christina Kahrl at espn.com wrote that … “I’m still doing OK, but not getting through five innings is kind of a disgrace,” Woodruff said. Indians end Hader’s hitless streak, beat Brewers 4-3 National Sports. You’ve got to give Mercado credit. The right-hander pitched for the first time since becoming a father on Aug. 31, when his wife Jonie gave birth to daughter Kyler Alise. Cleveland played its 25th game without manager Terry Francona, who has battled gastrointestinal issues all season and recently underwent surgery. Oscar Mercado, who scored on Hernández’s liner through a five-man infield, led off the ninth with a double, ending Hader’s major league-record streak of 12 hitless appearances to start the season. José Ramirez’s two-run homer gave the Indians a 3-1 lead in the fifth. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. Craig Counsell has been in a bit of a slump lately. That’s one short of the all-time record for a position Oscar Mercado, who scored on Hernández’s liner through a five-man infield, led off the ninth with a double, ending Hader’s major league-record streak of 12 hitless … “We’re 38 games into the season and he hasn’t given up a hit. Okay, maybe that undersells it a little. Counsell's streak was over at 45 consecutive hitless at-bats, apparently one short of the record. On August 1, Counsell pinch-hit for Zack Greinke and popped up, extending his streak to 0-for-45. His last hit came a couple months back, on June 10. Brewers: OF Avisaíl García (hamstring strain) sat out his second straight game. The former All-Star has three hits in two games with the Brewers after going 5 for 57 (.088) in 20 combined games for the Mariners and Blue Jays. Veteran utility infielder Craig Counsell entered Tuesday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals with a hitless streak of 45 at-bats. Brewers: LHP Brett Anderson (2-2, 4.18 ERA), who is 4-0 with a 0.94 ERA in six career starts at Progressive Field, takes the mound in the three-game series finale. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. CLEVELAND (AP) — Milwaukee closer Josh Hader allowed his first hit of the season, and then gave up César Hernández’s game-winning single in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians beat the Brewers 4-3 on Saturday night. The right-hander gave up an RBI double to Daniel Vogelbach in the fourth and Hiura’s homer. Opponents are batting .300 against Anderson. Career: 42 HR, .255 BA, 390 RBI, 2B/SS/3B, Brewers/Diamondbacks/... 1995-2011, b:L/t:R, born in IN 1970, Chicken That sent researcher Dittmar back to the original sources and he confirmed that information: Baseball recordkeeping 100 years ago was, as you can imagine, done far more casually than it is now -- no one back then could have imagined that in the 21st Century, baseball writers and fans would care so much about things like this -- and it was also done, largely, by hand. Keston Hiura hit a solo homer in the sixth and Orlando Arcia belted a leadoff drive in the eighth as Milwaukee erased a 3-1 deficit. On June 10 in St. Louis, the Milwaukee Brewers' Craig Counsell started at shortstop and went 3-for-3 in an otherwise unremarkable 8-0 Milwaukee win. “We’re 38 games into the season and he hasn’t given up a hit. “It was a great run,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. However, Christina Kahrl at espn.com wrote that the Elias Sports Bureau had established the record was 45, held not only by Bergen but by Dave Campbell, a utility infielder who tied it playing for three teams in 1973. That 3-for-3 wouldn't be remarkable, either, except that Counsell, an 18-year major league veteran, didn't get a hit the rest of June. Oscar Mercado, who scored on Hernández’s liner through a five-man infield, led off the ninth with a double, ending Hader’s major league-record streak of 12 hitless appearances to start the season. You’ve got to give Mercado credit. It came on the 10th pitch of the at-bat and chased Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff. Yelich extended his on-base streak to 25 games, the longest active run in the majors. Early in July, ... Craig Counsell. It could have been easy for someone to misinterpret a "fuzzy" century-old handwritten "2" as a "3", particularly trying to decipher the florid handwriting often used in those days. Indians end Hader’s hitless streak, beat Brewers 4-3 ... “It was a great run,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. Indians: OF Delino DeShields (right shoulder bruise), who was injured Friday, was not in the lineup. Indians end Hader’s hitless streak, beat Brewers 4-3 MLB Baseball. by: BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press. He held the Royals hitless until Moustakas went deep with two out in the fourth, got the next out and then left a pair of runners aboard in the fifth inning. “It was a great run,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “I hold myself to a pretty high standard.”. The Royals scratched out another run on Salvador Perez’s fielder’s choice before Brewers manager Craig Counsell lifted Chacin after 64 pitches. ... “It was a great run,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. From June 11 to August 3, 2011, Counsell tied the all-time record for consecutive at-bats without a base hit for a position player, going hitless over a streak of 45 at-bats as a bench player and spot starter. Craig Counsell is 0 for his last 45, and on the brink of an ignominious baseball record for most consecutive hitless at bats for a non-pitcher. this essay that appeared in the SABR Baseball Records Research Committee Newsletter, Brewers' Craig Counsell Actually Did Tie Bill Bergen's Record Hitless Streak, Craig Counsell Really Did Tie Bill Bergen's Record Hitless Streak, Let's Talk About Craig Counsell's God-Awful Batting Slump. Congratulations to Craig. Based on this new information, it does indeed appear that Counsell tied Bergen's streak and should be duly inscribed in that portion of baseball's record book. ... “It was a great run,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. Hiura scored twice and was hit by pitches from Civale and Cal Quantrill. by: BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press. by: BRIAN DULIK, Associated Press. Counsell said the setup man is ready to be activated after beginning a rehabilitation assignment on Aug. 28. Interim manager Sandy Alomar Jr. said DeShields is “able to hit, but not throw without pain.”. Cleveland Indians' Cesar Hernandez, center, is mobbed by teammates after hitting an RBI-single in the ninth inning in a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Cleveland. More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports. Hernández doubled in Mercado one batter earlier to tie the score. Cleveland reliever Brad Hand (1-1) gave up a leadoff double to pinch hitter Tyrone Taylor and a single to Christian Yelich in the ninth, but struck out Ryan Braun to end the inning. SABR member Joe Dittmar had researched hitless streaks in 1997, and in this essay that appeared in the SABR Baseball Records Research Committee Newsletter (link opens .pdf), he wrote that Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Bill Bergen, perhaps the worst hitter in major league history, had set the record for such things, in 1909: 46 consecutive hitless at-bats. ... “It was a great run,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. All rights reserved. Counsell's streak was over at 45 consecutive hitless at-bats, apparently one short of the record. He was hitting ninth and was a big part of their offense.” Aaron Civale allowed two runs in six innings for Cleveland, but remained winless since Aug. 19 at Pittsburgh. Posted: Sep 5, ... ”It was a great run,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. 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