Tony Sipp is on fire

Tony Sipp recorded his 6th hold of the season today, and has yet to allow a run in eight appearances.

He is just the 7th pitcher in baseball history (according to baseball-reference) with six holds through his team’s first 15 games (list below). Of course, holds are an unofficial statistic and the definition varies slightly from source to source, but nonetheless, its an impressive early-season streak for Sipp. He also joins Scott Linebrink as the only pitcher on this list not to allow a run in the process.

Rk Player Year ▾ Gms Link to Gms ERA
2 Kevin Jepsen 2010 6 Ind. Games 1.80
3 Kyle McClellan 2008 6 Ind. Games 1.12
4 Scott Linebrink 2008 6 Ind. Games 0.00
5 Ryan Franklin 2008 6 Ind. Games 1.59
6 David Weathers 2003 6 Ind. Games 1.00
7 Mike Remlinger 2001 6 Ind. Games 1.08
Generated 4/17/2011.

Additionally, Sipp extends his own team record by making his 8th straight appearance of at least one inning without allowing a run to being the season. The previous record of six, was shared by five pitchers – most recently Paul Shuey in 2000. Chris Perez has also eclipsed that mark, by making his 7th straight such appearance this afternoon against the Orioles.

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