“I don’t believe in walks,” Guillen says. “His job is to drive in runs, and he’s done it pretty well. He’s not a leadoff hitter.”
Fun fact: a hitter that goes to 1st via a walk and one that goes to 1st via a hit, are awarded the same amount of runs if they cross home. Amazing!
Monday night White Sox 3B Dayan Viciedo went 0-3. He now has 74 PA without a walk, the most by any player this year. Since 1901, the record for most PA without a walk is held by Hall of Fame pitcher Ed Walsh, who went 156 PA without a single base on balls. If we limit it to non-pitchers, the record is 148, set by the immortal Craig Robinson, who was a middle infielder for the Phillies in 1973.