this is where blowing games you should win hurts........Murphy's Law says this is where deGrom has a stinker. This should be the Cubs trying to salvage a game. This is where the bumbling of Collins really hurts - as games they should win turn into losses and games they don't deserve to win turn those losses into losing streaks.
best I can tell no team has ever had more than two players whose last name starts with a lower case letter [any letter] in the same season. Teams with 2x: 2013 Mets 2012 Pirates 1989 Royals 1988 Royals
Three of such players for the whole league was actually the MLB record! 2013 2x 2012 2x 2006 2x *1991 3x 1989 2x *1988 3x 1975 2x 1974 2x
Those all ignored that the players might not have been on the roster at the same time or played in the same game.
den Dekkar and d'Arnaud played together in 17 games last year.
Here is the rest of MLB history in terms of two such animals playing in the same game for the same team at the same time:
Chase d'Arnaud and Rick van den Hurk did play in the same game together on 9/10/12 -- for all of five batters [as SS and RP]. Luis de los Santos and Jose de Jesus both started the game on 10/1/89 together [four full innings]
CY had a nice game to start this rod trip. Maybe he produces a similar performance tonight as the Mets bid adeiu to the friendly confines. Lord knows someone needs to step up to the plate and take some hacks.