Stats & Info: Tyler Colvin

Tulowitzki heats up

September, 16, 2010
Troy Tulowitzki Troy Tulowitzki knocked in seven of the Colorado Rockies nine runs Wednesday in their 9-6 win over the San Diego Padres. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Tulowitzki is the second player in MLB history with more than 10 home runs and more than 25 RBI in any 14 games of September/October (Hank Greenberg did it in 1940 with 12 HR and 31 RBI). He also tied Ralph Kiner (1949) for the most home runs through the first 15 games of September with 11 (hit two on Wednesday). The Rockies’ club record for homers in a month is 12, accomplished most recently by Matt Holliday in 2007.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays moved back into first place in the American League East after posting a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees Wednesday. This was the fifth time in the last six meetings the game was decided by one run, including all three games in this series in Tampa (they play a four-game set in New York beginning Monday, September 20). Dan Johnson’s go-ahead HR in the bottom of the seventh inning – his second HR of the game – was the game-winner. Four of his five HR this season have come against the Yankees and Red Sox.

    While the Rays own the edge in victories in their season series against the Yankees this season these two teams have battled each other extremely close. The Rays have outscored the Yankees by just two runs, while both teams have 19 home runs, and 121 hits in the 14 games they have played against each other.
  • In the Los Angeles Angels 7-0 win over the Cleveland Indians, Bobby Abreu stole his 20th base of the season. Abreu now has 20 SB in 12 consecutive seasons, the longest active streak in the majors.
    • Justin Maxwell of the hit his third career grand slam in the Nationals’ 4-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. Maxwell has nine career home runs, three of them are slams. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last player to hit three slams in his first 9 career homers was David Eckstein (2001-02).
  • Tyler Colvin hit his 20th HR for the Chicago Cubs against the St. Louis Cardinals. Colvin is just the 4th Cubs rookie all-time to hit 20+ home runs.

  • Let's take a look at some notes from around baseball on Tuesday night:

    • The New York Yankees hit five HR for the second time this season in their win at the Toronto Blue Jays. It's the first time the Yanks have hit five HR at Toronto since 2004.

    JeterDerek Jeter hit his 10th HR, and now has 10+ HR and 10+ SB in 15 consecutive seasons. In MLB history (according to the Elias Sports Bureau), only Barry Bonds has a longer such streak. Bonds did this in 16 straight seasons from 1986 to 2001.

    • The Chicago Cubs improved to 2-0 under Mike Quade with their win over the Washington Nationals. Alfonso Soriano smacked his 20th HR, giving him nine straight 20-HR seasons. That is tied for the third-longest active streak in baseball. Alex Rodriguez (15 straight season) and Albert Pujols (10) have the only two longer streaks.

    • Also for the Cubs, Tyler Colvin hit his 19th HR. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is tied for the third-most HR by a rookie in Cubs history. Only Billy Williams (25) and Geovany Soto (23) have ever hit more. Ernie Banks is one of three others to also hit 19.

    • The Pittsburgh Pirates knocked off the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-3. It's the second time in the last week that the Cardinals lost a one-run game, leaving the bases loaded with two outs in the ninth inning.

    • The New York Mets topped the Florida Marlins with Luis Castillo's walk-off single. It's Castillo's seventh career walk-off hit (third with the Mets). It's just the third walk-off loss of the season for the Marlins (only the Yankees have fewer).

    • The Oakland Athletics topped the Cleveland Indians, 5-0, as Gio Gonzalez pitched seven shutout innings. Athletics starters have tossed a franchise-record 16 consecutive quality starts. Gonzalez is 4-0 with a 0.89 ERA in five career starts vs the Indians.

    • The Detroit Tigers knocked off the Kansas City Royals, 9-1. Detroit has now won five straight, outscoring its opponents 40-7 during this streak. Miguel Cabrera drove in his MLB-leading 104th run of the season, surpassing his total from last season.

    • The Texas Rangers defeated the Minnesota Twins, 4-3. Josh Hamilton hit his 29th HR and has now driven in a run in five straight games for the fifth time in his career. Neftali Feliz notched his 32nd save, which is the fourth-most by a rookie since saves became an official stat in 1969.

    Scott • The Chicago White Sox topped the Baltimore Orioles, but Luke Scott hit his 25th HR for Baltimore, matching the career high he set last season. He's the first Oriole with 25+ HR in back-to-back seasons since Miguel Tejada and Melvin Mora in 2004-05. His 13 HR since the All-Star Break are the most by anyone not named Jose Bautista.