The Red Sox on the Wild Side

by Bill Chuck on June 18, 2013

The Red Sox lead the league in walks with 260 issued by their pitching staff.

Red Sox manager John Farrell is quoted in today’s Boston Herald by Michael Silverman as saying, “It seems like they come in bunches. We’ve had a number of games where we’ve been pretty clean, but there are times where we’ve created some issues, put men on base, and we do lead the American League in walks issued and I think we’ve seen when guys issue those walks, we’ve seen what happens.”

Farrell’s recollection is not that accurate:

  • There have been 153 games this season in which a team has issued no walks, the Red Sox have only had three such games (they are 2-1 in those games), tied for the second fewest in baseball.
  • The Red Sox have had seven one-walk games (they are 6-1 in those games), tied for the second fewest in baseball.
  • The Red Sox have had 11 two-walk games (they are 9-2 in those games), tied for 23rd in baseball.
  • The Red Sox have had 20 three-walk games (they are 9-11 in those games), the most in baseball.
  • The Red Sox have had 30 four+-walk games (they are 16-14 in those games), tied for sixth in baseball.

The leaders in walkless games

Rk Tm # W L W-L% ERA CG SHO IP H ER HR SO
1 WSN 9 6 3 .667 1.50 1 1 78.0 58 13 1 56
2 OAK 9 7 2 .778 2.28 1 2 83.0 69 21 7 56
3 STL 8 7 1 .875 2.03 3 2 71.0 63 16 3 71
4 PHI 8 6 2 .750 2.66 0 1 71.0 59 21 6 70
5 NYY 8 5 3 .625 2.55 1 1 67.0 69 19 7 53
6 CIN 7 6 1 .857 1.31 1 1 62.0 37 9 4 60
7 BAL 7 6 1 .857 2.82 0 1 67.0 59 21 6 47
8 ATL 7 6 1 .857 1.57 0 0 63.0 50 11 4 43
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Generated 6/18/2013.

The leaders in one walk games

Rk Tm # W L W-L% ERA CG SHO IP H ER HR BB SO
1 STL 19 15 4 .789 2.21 1 4 167.0 139 41 7 19 143
2 OAK 16 12 4 .750 3.23 1 2 142.0 130 51 20 16 116
3 MIL 16 9 7 .563 3.70 0 0 141.0 139 58 20 16 118
4 WSN 15 11 4 .733 3.61 2 2 132.0 124 53 16 15 94
5 SEA 15 11 4 .733 2.86 1 3 132.0 117 42 17 15 110
6 NYY 15 11 4 .733 2.98 1 1 136.0 115 45 15 15 107
7 MIN 15 12 3 .800 2.75 0 2 134.0 127 41 10 15 87
8 ATL 15 9 6 .600 2.96 0 1 134.0 118 44 14 15 107
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/18/2013.

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