Modesto Nuts

September 7, 2013

Beek's Blog: From zero to infinity - the Nuts' season by the numbers

2013 MODESTO NUTS BY THE NUMBERS

0 - Playoff wins, the first time since 2007 the Nuts failed to win a postseason game

.252 - Team batting average, the lowest for a Modesto team since 1990

2 - Players on California League postseason all-star team — catcher Ryan Casteel and pitcher Dan Winkler

3 - Consecutive years the Nuts have won the North Division second-half title

5 - Starts made by 2013 No. 1 draft pick Jon Gray. He went 4-0 with a 0.75 ERA

7 - Players with 10 or more home runs, the most since John Thurman Field was expanded in 1997

13 - Ben Alsup’s league-leading win total

14 - Regular season sellouts (crowds in excess of 4,000) at John Thurman Field, a franchise record

17 - Wins in final 21 regular-season games as Nuts moved from third place to division title

22 - Home runs hit by Casteel and Harold Riggins to share team lead

33 - Saves by Scott Oberg to lead the league and tie the franchise record

37 - Wins compiled by Alsup, Winkler and Tyler Gagnon, giving Modesto three pitchers with 12 or more wins for the first time since 1994

45 - Second-half wins, the most ever in nine seasons of Nuts’ baseball

53 - Number of games managed by Fred Nelson following the firing of Lenn Sakata

75 - Regular-season wins, the second-most in Nuts’ history

124 - Home runs hit by the Nuts, the most by a Modesto team since the 1997 L’il A’s blasted 148

137 - Team-leading number of hits by Taylor Featherston, one more than Brian Humphries

183 - Strikeouts by Trevor Story, the second-most in franchise history

192 - Strikeouts by Riggins, the most in franchise history

685 - Record number of wins amassed during Sakata’s California League managerial career

1221 - Team hits, the fewest for a Modesto team since 2000

1372 - Team strikeouts, the most in league history and the third-most in minor league history

Infinite - Number of goosebumps in the crowd during the July 20 Wounded Warriors softball game

- Brian VanderBeek

 

 

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