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Bryce Harper is having a very special week.
The Nationals outfielder has five TOOTBLAN since last Sunday - including two more on Saturday against the Reds. He has been doubled off twice, picked off once and thrown out at third twice.
That is the most TOOTBLANy stretch of the season - with only Starling Marte’s four TOOTBLANs in three games coming close.
In all, Harper has eight of the Nationals’ 41 TOOTBLANs on the season.

Bryce Harper is having a very special week.

The Nationals outfielder has five TOOTBLAN since last Sunday - including two more on Saturday against the Reds. He has been doubled off twice, picked off once and thrown out at third twice.

That is the most TOOTBLANy stretch of the season - with only Starling Marte’s four TOOTBLANs in three games coming close.

In all, Harper has eight of the Nationals’ 41 TOOTBLANs on the season.

What has gotten into Alejandro De Aza?
A year ago, De Aza was second in baseball with 16 TOOTBLAN - just one behind Jose Altuve of the Astros. This year, after TOOTBLANing Thursday night, he has just seven through 103 games - tied for 14th in baseball with 20 other players.
Last year, De Aza had 12 TOOTBLAN through July 24 - and added his 13th on July 26.
So what gives?
1. He’s getting on base less. Last year, he had a .337 OBP on July 24. This year, he sits at .306.
2. He has stopped getting doubled off. He was doubled off five times last year through July 24. This year? None. Which is precisely the difference between this year and last.
That concludes your Alejandro De Aza TOOTBLAN update.

What has gotten into Alejandro De Aza?

A year ago, De Aza was second in baseball with 16 TOOTBLAN - just one behind Jose Altuve of the Astros. This year, after TOOTBLANing Thursday night, he has just seven through 103 games - tied for 14th in baseball with 20 other players.

Last year, De Aza had 12 TOOTBLAN through July 24 - and added his 13th on July 26.

So what gives?

1. He’s getting on base less. Last year, he had a .337 OBP on July 24. This year, he sits at .306.

2. He has stopped getting doubled off. He was doubled off five times last year through July 24. This year? None. Which is precisely the difference between this year and last.

That concludes your Alejandro De Aza TOOTBLAN update.

So that wasn’t Jack White’s first Cubs game…

So that wasn’t Jack White’s first Cubs game…

This … Well, This Is A TOOTBLAN

Thank you, Kendrys Morales.

(And thank you to Matt Bullock for the gif)

The Reds lead baseball with 50 TOOTBLANs this year (tied with the Rockies) - and they have incredible balance among the team base running blunder leaders:
7: Brandon Phillips, Billy Hamilton, Todd Frazier
5: Brayan Pena, Joey Votto, Ryan Ludwick
4: Devin Mesoraco
In all, 12 Reds have TOOTBLAN’d this year in piling the most in baseball. Compare that to:
17 Pirates who have TOOTBLAN’d (for a total of 47, including 15 by Starling Marte).
12 Cubs, for a total of 36.
12 Brewers, for a total of 43.
15 Cardinals, for a total of 48.
Mere trivia.

The Reds lead baseball with 50 TOOTBLANs this year (tied with the Rockies) - and they have incredible balance among the team base running blunder leaders:

  • 7: Brandon Phillips, Billy Hamilton, Todd Frazier
  • 5: Brayan Pena, Joey Votto, Ryan Ludwick
  • 4: Devin Mesoraco

In all, 12 Reds have TOOTBLAN’d this year in piling the most in baseball. Compare that to:

  • 17 Pirates who have TOOTBLAN’d (for a total of 47, including 15 by Starling Marte).
  • 12 Cubs, for a total of 36.
  • 12 Brewers, for a total of 43.
  • 15 Cardinals, for a total of 48.

Mere trivia.

Edwin Jackson’s less-than-stellar season could be going even worse.
Jackson leads MLB pitchers in one good category: He’s been on the mound for more opponent TOOTBLANs than any other pitcher in baseball. Thirteen base runners have TOOTBLAN’d with Jackson on the mound - one more than second place Madison Bumgarner.
These can often be chalked up to luck (runners getting doubled off, gunned down seeking an extra base, etc.), but Jackson is largely doing his own work: Eight of the 13 were picked off (including those picked off and then caught stealing, which is counted differently by baseball-reference and others), with the others getting thrown out trying for an extra base.

Edwin Jackson’s less-than-stellar season could be going even worse.

Jackson leads MLB pitchers in one good category: He’s been on the mound for more opponent TOOTBLANs than any other pitcher in baseball. Thirteen base runners have TOOTBLAN’d with Jackson on the mound - one more than second place Madison Bumgarner.

These can often be chalked up to luck (runners getting doubled off, gunned down seeking an extra base, etc.), but Jackson is largely doing his own work: Eight of the 13 were picked off (including those picked off and then caught stealing, which is counted differently by baseball-reference and others), with the others getting thrown out trying for an extra base.