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Brewers’ Jean Segura is first in four years to collect six hits

May 29, 2013, 1:07 AM EDT

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Jean Segura tied a Brewers record Tuesday by going 6-for-7 in a 14-inning loss to the Twins. 

All of Segura’s hits were singles. The last was a liner to right that would have been caught by a better defender than Ryan Doumit, but it was still hit pretty sharply. It made him the first player with six hits in a game since Adrian Gonzalez got there for the Padres on Aug. 11, 2009, against the Brewers.

Other six-hit facts:

- Segura is the third Brewer to collect six hits in a game. John Briggs was the first, going 6-for-6 on Aug. 4, 1973. Kevin Reimer also did it in the second game of a doubleheader on Aug. 24, 1993. Apparently, it’s a once-every-twenty-years kind of thing.

- He became the first shortstop with six hits since Cleveland’s Omar Vizquel in 2004.

- He’s the first to do it in a losing cause since Boston’s Nomar Garciaparra on June 21, 2003.  The Red Sox lost to the Phillies 6-5 in 13 innings that day. The Brewers lost to the Twins 6-5 in 14 innings tonight. In the 13 six-hit games in between Garciaparra’s and Segura’s, the teams have all scored at least 10 runs.

Segura reclaimed the NL lead in batting average from Joey Votto tonight, upping his mark from .347 to .365. With eight homers and 14 steals already, the 23-year-old is looking like a sure bet to make the All-Star team in his first full major league season. Unfortunately, he just missed out on Rookie of the Year eligibility, having gotten 151 at-bats last year.

  1. tycobbfromfangraphs - May 29, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    Good job Jerry Dipoto, another brilliant move to put on the resume, along with that Pujols deal, that Hamilton deal, thinking that Vargas, Blanton or even Hanson will allow you to compete in the West. Hey while we’re at it, how’s that CJ Wilson contract looking 16 million, 18 million and 20 million for 2014-2016? CJ isn’t that good but hey it’s not my money.

    Worst GM in baseball

    Oh and you still haven’t fired the Dodger

    • deaninajijic - May 29, 2013 at 11:03 AM

      Couldn’t agree more. It’s going to take a miracle for the Angels not to end up like the Astros in a few years. Yeah, Arte’s to blame too, since he let Jerry do these deals. What a friggin’ mess. The pitching may not be the problem. With Ianetta catching and Pujols, and Hamilton with multiple ailments we’re dead meat Angel Fans.

  2. andreweac - May 29, 2013 at 2:37 AM

    Arte deserves blame here to. It was foolish to trade prospects for a SP hoping he would get you to the wildcard game.

    Angels now have an historically atrocious farm system. Cowart is struggling mightily right now.

    Segura as the leadoff hitter and Corbin and Skaggs filling out the routine would be nice about now.

  3. atthebuzzzer - May 29, 2013 at 5:14 AM

    STOP!!!!

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. muskyhunter2542 - May 29, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Whats amazing is with Segura, Braun, and Gomez all having nice years this team still has the 3rd worst record in all if Baseball.
    This team is awful. If they dont get things turned around quickly this will be a 100 loss team wich is totally unexceptable with the talent that this team has. Currently they have are on pace for the worst May in Franchise history with 5 wins in a whole month. Actually, it may be the worst month period in franchise history. During the game last night I think BA said that the corrent record for worst May in franchise history is 7 wins. The best that they can do is tie that record.

    This was as of yesterday:
    With only four games left in the month of May (including tonight’s contest against the Twins) the Milwaukee Brewers need to win at least two of their next four games to avoid matching their all-time worst month in the franchise’s history.

    The Brewers are 5-19 in the month of May going into tonight’s game (a winning percentage of .208). The worst month in franchise history was in August 1969 when the Brewers were known as the Seattle Pilots. The team that year in August went 6-22 (a .214 winning percentage). For those purists who don’t want to accept the Pilots record that August, 1969 as part of the Brewers totals, the worst month for ”the” Milwaukee Brewers was a 6-21 month (.222 winning percentage) in both September 1995 and August 2004.

    • therealbigben - May 29, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      dude learn to spell. And I get it, it’s been a bad month. Didn’t need 200 words to get the point across

    • duckhntr - May 29, 2013 at 4:06 PM

      After complaining about there record this month explain why? They have the worst starting pitching in all of baseball! The starters era this month is almost 7 and they have no one to call up to replace them. The brewers number 1 prospect wily peraltas era was 6.38 as of his start Sunday. Kyle lohse is hurt and yovanni is at almost 5. They don’t have anyone to replace them with which is why they picked up clay Hensley off of waivers from the giants, helwig has a 4.50 era and Tyler Thornburg is at almost 7 as well. It’s not as Much the hitters as the worst pitching staff in baseball.

  5. onbucky96 - May 29, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Jean rocks but the Brewers are terrible.

  6. derekczajkowski - May 29, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Superstar in the making

  7. purpleronin - May 29, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Honestly, I don’t think your over-exaggeration is needed what with the current state of the Angels. That being said, i liked Segura and followed his progress through the minors and if he turns out to be the supa-star he looks like so far this season, i will never forgive the Halos for trading him!

    Wilson has been a fairly consistent #2 pitcher and has pitched to his contract, relatively speaking, so selling him as an over-pay is a fail. Vargas is an above average #3 so far, so not a bad pick up. Hanson has a good record but He has had to deal with the death of his step-brother so ’nuff said re: his performance. I think everyone in North America knew Blanton was gonna suck so good job plucking the low hanging fruit there.

    If and when Pujols and Hamilton start hitting to their potential, and if Williams replaces Blanton in the rotation and continues to pitch well the Angels will rise to the top of the AL West…

    • tycobbfromfangraphs - May 29, 2013 at 2:48 PM

      He’s an over-pay in 2014-2016, as I stated, not talking about what he’s getting now, talking about the 54 million over the final 3 years. And your yammering about Vargas, Blanton and Hanson was hilarious. You’re not good with points are you? The point is, the 3 of them were signed, nobody else, and 2 of the 3 were being counted on the give the Angels a shot at the West. You’re wearing Angel Colored glasses and it’s amusing to read someone go out of their way to defend what is being done.

  8. purpleronin - May 29, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    My bad, I didn’t know you were a psyphic and can thus see the future LOL ! In reality, the Angels aquired the best of what was available on the pithcing market, save for Grienke, who’s contract is utterly too long for a pitcher. They cast a wide net and scooped up Blanton along a couple of keepers in Vargas and Hanson – all of which cost them very little in money and prospects. As for ‘points’ firstly ONLY Blanton was signed…Vargas was a trade(Morales) and so was Hanson(for Walden). Morales was gone in a year and blocked by Trumbo and Pujols. My glasses aren’t colored, i simply pay attention. Theres plenty to complain about the Angels without picking on Wilson and Vargas who thus far are bright-spots. The Angels need to pitch more consistently (pitching coach?) and hit to their potential – peroid. Segura for a rental was a major brain-fart on the part of the Angels though, that much seems clear…

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