Pedro Martinez and Derek Lowe
Padro Martinez and Derek Lowe are the only duo to start at least 30 games in a season and finish with 20 or more wins and a WHIP (walks plus hits per inning) less than 1.00. Accomplishing this feat in 2002 Derek Lowe finished the season 21-8 with a 2.58 earned run average and a .974 WHIP. Pedro Martinez would finish the season 20-4 with a .226 earned run average and a .923 WHIP.
It is worth noting that two Phillies pitchers this year have a shot at tying the record as Roy Hallday and Roy Oswalt have three or four games remaining and both have a 1.05 WHIP.
This Day In Baseball
Joe Sewell sets a major league record by playing in his 115th consecutive game without striking out. The Indian third baseman will be fanned only four times in 578-at-bats this season.
In a 15-4 rout of the Rockies, Ken Caminiti becomes the first major leaguer to hit homers from both sides of the plate in the same game three times in one month. The Padres third baseman accomplishes the feat in just four games.
Mariner shortstop Alex Rodriguez becomes the first infielder in major league history to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases.
Cardinal freshman Albert Pujols sets a National League rookie mark with 120 RBIs. The 21-year-old infielder broke the mark of 119 established in 1930 by Wally Berger of the Boston Braves.
In his major league debut, Twins’ rookie Mike Ryan strokes two singles, scores two runs and drives in two runs in the nine-run first inning against the Tigers. Unfortunately, the game is rained out in the second inning meaning none of the statistics will be official.