Chase stand alone as Cubs / Dodgers get ready to square off

Being Memorial Day I didn’t have time to write a preview but I did find this little nugget interesting while perusing the Cubs record.

The Cubs are 34 – 14, with seventeen wins in both April and May.  The Cubs have a losing records against three teams.

All three of those teams reside in the NL Western Division.

  • Padres one win – two losses
  • Rockies one win – two losses
  • Giants one win – two losses

Cubs and Dodgers are set to play four games, with the Cubs missing Kershaw.

Oh, one more thing.  Chase Utley is friggin awesome.

Eric Stephen at TBLA noted that Chase was just the 7th Dodger since 1980 to even drive in at least four runs in successive games.

I decided to dig a little deeper and see if any second baseman had done this, and furthermore if any had done this who were at least thirty seven years old.

In case you missed this weekend, Chase drove in four runs on Friday night, and five more runs on Saturday night.

The final criteria was 2nd baseman >= 37 years old who drove in at least four runs in successive games.

From what I can tell, Chase stands alone. Feel free to check my work and let me know.  I found twenty 2nd baseman who had driven in at least four runs that were at least 37 years old. I could not find anyone who did this in successive games except Chase Utley

Name Age Date Tm H HR RBI
Biggio 39.139 5/2/2005 HOU 3 1 4
Biggio 41.127 4/20/2007 HOU 1 1 4
Biggio 41.222 7/24/2007 HOU 2 1 4
Biggio 41.25 8/21/2007 HOU 3 1 4
Cairo 37.101 8/13/2011 CIN 2 2 4
Collins 37.057 6/28/1924 CHW 2 1 4
Collins 37.364 5/1/1925 CHW 2 1 5
Dykes 41.287 1938-08-24(1) CHW 3 1 4
Easley 37.183 5/13/2007 NYM 3 1 4
Gantner 37.184 7/8/1990 MIL 3 0 5
Gehringer 37.116 9/4/1940 DET 2 1 4
Gehringer 37.123 9/11/1940 DET 5 0 4
Gehringer 38.1 1941-08-19(1) DET 3 1 4
Grudzielanek 37.347 6/11/2008 KCR 2 1 4
Harrah 37.198 5/12/1986 TEX 2 0 4
Harrah 37.284 8/6/1986 TEX 5 1 4
Joost 39.084 8/28/1955 BOS 2 2 6
Kent 37.033 4/9/2005 LAD 3 1 5
Kent 37.06 5/6/2005 LAD 3 1 5
Kent 37.071 5/17/2005 LAD 3 0 4
Kent 37.081 5/27/2005 LAD 1 1 4
Kent 37.09 6/5/2005 LAD 4 0 4
Kent 37.091 6/6/2005 LAD 2 1 4
Kent 37.135 7/20/2005 LAD 2 1 4
Kent 37.175 8/29/2005 LAD 2 0 4
Kent 37.181 9/4/2005 LAD 3 1 4
Kent 38.027 4/3/2006 LAD 2 0 4
Kent 38.063 5/9/2006 LAD 2 1 4
Kent 39.079 5/25/2007 LAD 2 1 4
Kent 39.129 7/14/2007 LAD 2 1 4
Lopes 37.098 8/9/1982 OAK 2 1 4
Lopes 38.043 6/15/1983 OAK 3 1 7
Mora 38.168 7/20/2010 COL 3 1 5
Morgan 39.263 6/9/1983 PHI 2 2 4
Morgan 39.32 8/5/1983 PHI 3 2 4
Morgan 40 9/19/1983 PHI 4 2 4
Phillips 40.019 5/14/1999 OAK 2 1 4
Speier 37.327 5/20/1988 SFG 1 1 4
Speier 38.011 7/9/1988 SFG 5 1 5
Utley 37.162 5/27/2016 LAD 1 0 4
Utley 37.163 5/28/2016 LAD 2 2 5
Valentin 37.193 4/23/2007 NYM 1 1 4
Whitaker 37.04 6/21/1994 DET 1 1 4
Whitaker 38.092 8/12/1995 DET 2 1 4
White 37.221 4/12/1988 KCR 3 1 4

The above information can be found here. 

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