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Mets pitchers set modern record for hitless streak to start a season

May 3, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

Jenrry Mejia AP

Mets starter’s Jenrry Mejia grounded out to second base, ending a three-run third inning for his team. But it also set an ignominious record, as Mets pitchers to that point were 0-for-46 at the plate since the start of the 2014 regular season. Per ESPN’s Adam Rubin, that’s the worst start in the modern era for a group of pitchers to start a season.

Mejia extended it further with a ground out to end the fifth inning, making Mets pitchers 0-for-47.

  1. gbart22 - May 3, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Non story not even worth really discussing.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - May 3, 2014 at 10:56 PM

      And yet….you discussed it

      • historiophiliac - May 3, 2014 at 11:02 PM

        Do you think that qualifies as discussion, really? It seems more dismissive. Or, in NL terms, the conversational equivalent of Mets pitchers “batting.”

    • heyyouwhatdoyouthinkyouredoingthere - May 3, 2014 at 11:04 PM

      Why not? It’s still a record, it’s still noteworthy, now it’s the answer to a trivia question. Kudos to the HBT staff for reporting it.

  2. historiophiliac - May 3, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    hahahahahahahahahahahaha Pitchers “hitting.” hahahahahahahahahahhaha Awww.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - May 3, 2014 at 10:59 PM

      Yes, there is a league in which Pitchers have to be talented :)

      • historiophiliac - May 3, 2014 at 11:00 PM

        You call that talent? hahahahahahaha Adorable.

    • paperlions - May 4, 2014 at 10:32 AM

      Interleague play wins:

      Pitcherwannabehitter ball: 26

      Sluggerwannabefielder ball: 17

      • historiophiliac - May 4, 2014 at 12:35 PM

        BTW, I put in all of my All-star game ballots. For us, I picked Miggy and Trout. For you, I picked guys with the lowest BA’s. It should be a fun game.

  3. disgracedfury - May 3, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    The only stories of Mets these days is either who good the pitchers might be or how dumb Harvey is.The Mets are a no-story to begin with.

  4. kevinbnyc - May 4, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    Who would have thought a staff including Bartolo Colon wouldn’t hit well? What an athlete he is.

    • valeriekeefe - May 5, 2014 at 5:48 AM

      Using Bartolo’s career numbers, if he took all the ABs, you’d expect 4-5 hits by now. This is a pretty nasty slump.

  5. sumerduckman - May 4, 2014 at 6:47 AM

    How about sac bunts, sac flies, hbp, walks? They are hardly doing any worse than Nate McLouth of the Nats who is ‘hitting’ .098, and he’s an outfielder.

  6. pitchingmechanicstips - May 4, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Reblogged this on Pitching Mechanics Tips.

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