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40 Packers Stats Until Opening Kickoff-August 23 (#18)

(From August 1 until the first regular season game against the Seattle Seahawks on September 10, we’ll give you a daily dose of Packers stats.)

The Packers last season were one of four teams whose leading rusher tallied less than 500 yards for the season. Ty Montgomery led the Packers in 2016 with 457 yards rushing.

The Detroit Lions Theo Riddick led his team with only 357 yards last season, the fewest yards rushing of any player who led his team in rushing yards.

Here are the seven teams last season whose leading rusher gained less than 600 yards.

Theo Riddick, Detroit, 357
Ty Montgomery, Green Bay, 457
T.J. Yeldon, Jacksonville, 465
Christine Michael, Seattle, 469
Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota, 539
Jacquizz Rodgers, Tampa Bay, 560
Rashad Jennings, New York Giants, 593

Today’s Sports Stats-August 23, 2017

Brewers’ manager Craig Counsell got his 200th career win yesterday in the Brewers win over the Giants.

Counsell became the 7th manager in Brewers history to reach the 200-win mark in a managerial role with the team. He is one of 19 men to have managed the Brewers in one or more games in the club’s history.

Here are the seven Brewers managers who have recorded 200 or more wins with the franchise:

Phil Garner, 563
Ned yost, 457
Tom Trebelhorn, 422
George Bamberger, 377
Ron Roenicke, 342
Del Crandall, 271
Craig Counsell, 200

Of the 699 men who have managed at least one game in the majors in baseball history, Counsell is now the 264th to win at least 200 games as skipper.



Today’s Sports Stat-August 22, 2017

Pitcher Cole Hamels got the victory in Texas’ 5-3 win over the Angels yesterday. Since coming to the Rangers in a late-July trade in 2015, Hamels has a staggering 31-7 record with Texas, a .816 winning percentage.

Whether or not he can maintain this win-loss pace with the Rangers for as long as he is with the team, it’s interesting to note that Hamels’ .816 winning percentage with the team is pretty significant. In fact, of pitchers who have 20 or more career wins with a team, Hamels’ .816 winning percentage is the highest for any pitcher with a particular team in major league history.

Nine pitchers in MLB history (with a minimum of 20 wins with a team) have a winning percentage of .750 or higher. Here are those nine…

Cole Hamels, Texas, 2015-17, 31-7 (.816 winning pct.)
Zack Greinke, LA Dodgers, 2013-15, 51-15 (.773)
Howie Krist, St. Louis, 1937-46, 37-11 (.771)
Pedro Martinez, Boston, 1998-2004, 117-37 (.760)
Roger Clemens, Toronto, 1997-98, 41-13 (.759)
Joe Black, LA Dodgers, 1952-55, 22-7 (.759)
King Cole, Cubs, 1909-12, 40-13 (.755)
Jack Chesbro, Pittsburgh, 1901-02, 49-16 (.754)
Tom Hall, Cincinnati, 1972-75, 21-7 (.750)

40 Packers Stats Until Opening Kickoff-August 22 (#19)

(From August 1 until the first regular season game against the Seattle Seahawks on September 10, we’ll give you a daily dose of Packers stats.)

Can you name the two teams that the Packers have not defeated in the regular season since 2000? If you answered Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, you are correct.

Green Bay is 0-3 in the regular season versus both the Bengals and Steelers since 2000. The Pack did, however, beat the Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011.

The Pack will get a chance in 2017 to get in the victory column versus these two teams this century. The Packers will host Cincinnati September 24 and then travel to Pittsburgh for a November 26 contest.

The Packers are 19-15 all-time versus the Steelers. Against the Bengals, on the other hand, Green Bay has a losing record… the Pack is 5-7. In fact, the Bengals are one of seven current franchises in which the Packers have a losing record in regular season contests in team history. The seven: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Miami, New York Jets and Tennessee.

Today’s Sports Stat-August 21, 2017

The Oakland A’s defeated the Houston Astros 3-2 yesterday in a game where they (the A’s) were not credited with an RBI. The A’s scored their three runs on two throwing errors and a passed ball.

It was the 505th game in the majors since 1913 that a team won a game without having an RBI in the game.

The MLB record for most runs scored in a win without the benefit of a team RBI is five. On August 11, 1971, the Reds beat Houston 5-1 in a game where they did not have an RBI; on July 2, 1948, the Cubs defeated the Pirates by the same score of 5-1 in a contest where they did not have an RBI.

Seven teams won games where they scored four runs without an RBI; there have also been 25 games where a team scored three runs without an RBI since 1913. There have been 352 games since 1913 when a team won 1-0 and no RBI was credited for the lone run scored.