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Just to clarify, he has scored a run in 17 consecutive games dating back to last season. This beats Paul Molitor's streak of 16 games that he set in 1987, during his hitting streak.

 

17 games for Weeks also ties a National League record. Pretty impressive for a guy who a lot of people seem to be down on after struggling a bit in Spring Training.

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This is really impressive because it takes 1) Rickie getting on base and 2) guys behind him to drive him in. To have both of those things happen, every game for 17 consecutive games, is pretty incredible.
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17 games for Weeks also ties a National League record. Pretty impressive for a guy who a lot of people seem to be down on after struggling a bit in Spring Training.

Congrats to Rickie. Quite the company on that list. Love to see my favorite Brewer doing well.

 

A few of us thought that we saw the start of some bad habits that were seen June and July '07 from Rickie. He wasn't getting unlucky and not finding the holes kinda like JJ is right now, he was pretty out of sync. Guys like Al can write on their blogs that "it boggles the mind that some people don't understand simple math." I don't mean to sound like Joe Morgan, but at the end of the day you have to remember that these are human beings playing baseball. You can't just look at a boxscore and attribute struggles to a small sample everytime.

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Weeks is a freaking run machine, I know runs don't factor into most of the BillJames stats that people love but he seems to a have an extraodinary abilty to get on and then score for whatever reason. He could set a run record if he stays healthy with the sticks behind him. I was one who questioned his future as a leadoff hitter considering his power potential but he belongs there. Yost may have got it right by hitting Kendall 9th, it wouldn't work on all teams but it should maximize Rickie's effectiveness.

 

Edit: 192 runs is the MLB record, no way Rickie or anyone else likely touches that anytime soon.

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No one has really come close to Molitor's 136 runs scored set in 1982. This could be the year. Also, between Weeks and Fielder, the Brewers could see their first 100 walk player.
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Weeks is a freaking run machine, I know runs don't factor into most of the BillJames stats that people love but he seems to a have an extraodinary abilty to get on and then score for whatever reason.

 

Actually, runs are a huge part of most sabermetric/Bill James stats, since runs are what wins games. A lot of statistical analysis is based on what's the best way to score runs. That's why a lot of stat heads like Weeks, he gets on base, which leads to scoring runs.
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If we want to talk about the "modern era", it's debatable whether 1936 constitutes the "modern era" for Lou Gehrig's 167 runs to count, otherwise Jeff Bagwell's 152 runs in 2000 would be the modern era record. Runs takes two - one guy to get on base and another guy to drive him in, but if there's a team that could do it it would be this year's. The Brewers are going to score a lot of runs this year, so Weeks (if he stays healthy - knock on wood) will get a lot of at-bats and chances to get on base. So far though the nano-sized sample of 4 games, Weeks is averaging exactly 5 plate appearances per game, and if he plays 150 games that projects to 750 plate appearances. With a .370 OBP, that equates to getting on base 277 times; raise that OBP to .400 and it means getting on base 300 times.

 

Last year Weeks got on base 186 times and scored 87 runs; in other words he scored 46.5% of the time he got on base. If Weeks can get on base 270-300 times with Fielder, Braun, and Hall/Hart hitting behind him, assuming he scores 46% of the time that comes out to about 130 runs. So he could easily break Molly's record.

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