Can I get a little help? Guys who got 5 hits without an RBI or a run scored

The title says it all…here are the guys since 1918 to have such a game:

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB H 2B 3B BOP Pos. Summary
1 Adam Kennedy 2009-08-15 OAK CHW L 1-8 5 5 5 1 0 1 3B
2 Aaron Miles 2008-06-22 STL BOS L 3-5 6 6 5 0 0 2 SS 2B
3 Curtis Granderson 2005-09-18 DET LAA L 3-5 5 5 5 1 0 1 CF
4 Geoff Blum 2003-04-19 HOU MIL L 2-3 7 7 5 1 0 2 3B
5 Warren Morris 2000-06-10 PIT KCR L 1-2 6 6 5 0 0 1 2B
6 Jason Kendall 1999-05-03 PIT SFG W 9-8 5 5 5 2 0 5 C
7 Jeff Blauser 1996-06-10 ATL NYM L 3-8 5 5 5 0 0 6 SS
8 Jose Vizcaino 1995-09-23 NYM FLA L 3-4 5 5 5 1 0 2 SS
9 Rafael Palmeiro 1990-06-30 TEX BOS W 6-5 5 5 5 2 0 3 1B
10 Darren Daulton 1989-09-20 PHI CHC W 9-8 5 5 5 1 0 8 C
11 Lenny Harris 1989-08-23 LAD MON W 1-0 9 9 5 0 0 3 LF
12 Richie Hebner 1978-07-30 PHI CIN L 3-5 5 5 5 0 0 5 1B
13 Cesar Tovar 1974-08-14 TEX MIL L 5-6 5 5 5 0 0 2 LF
14 Matty Alou 1970-08-19 PIT SFG L 4-7 5 5 5 0 0 1 CF
15 Pete Rose 1970-07-10 (2) CIN ATL W 3-1 5 5 5 0 0 1 RF
16 Roberto Clemente 1968-07-13 PIT PHI L 2-3 8 7 5 0 1 3 RF
17 Lee Thomas 1961-09-05 (1) LAA KCA L 3-7 5 5 5 1 0 2 RF
18 Hank Aaron 1958-08-27 MLN SFG L 2-3 6 6 5 0 0 4 RF
19 Bill Virdon 1956-09-03 (2) PIT BRO W 3-2 5 5 5 1 0 1 CF
20 Stan Lopata 1955-06-19 (1) PHI CHC W 1-0 6 6 5 1 0 3 C 1B
21 Bobby Estalella 1945-07-21 PHA DET T 1-1 10 10 5 1 0 4 CF
22 Joe Medwick 1940-06-04 STL BRO L 1-10 5 5 5 3 0 4 LF
23 Cecil Travis 1937-08-03 WSH SLB W 3-2 6 6 5 2 0 3 SS
24 Bob O’Farrell 1927-08-16 STL BSN W 5-3 6 6 5 0 0 7 C
25 Buck Herzog 1918-08-01 BSN PIT L 0-2 10 9 5 0 0 1 2B
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Generated 5/11/2012.

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Steven
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Then there was Felix Millan, who once had four hits in four at-bats, only to be erased each time by a double play off the bat of Joe Torre.

Voomo Zanzibar
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24 innings, and no resolution:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PHA/PHA194507210.shtml?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=Share&utm_campaign=ShareTool

And 19.2 innings, Zero earned runs, from a guy who would get a Ring, and not pitch in the Majors after that year:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.cgi?id=muellle01&t=p&year=1945

Steven
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The set-up men were probably in the South Pacific.

Lawrence Azrin
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Those Broadway shows can run for a real long time.

Steven
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Including Damn Yankees.

Lawrence Azrin
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Well played, sir. (slow “golf clap”)

Neil L.
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A thought-provoking list, Andy, thanks! You must have been sitting on this one for a while. The list shrinks to just 14 games if you restrict it to 9 innings or less. It is even more uncommon not to score or drive in a run in a nine-inning game than a long low-scoring one. Talk about batters isolated on a desert island in the batting order. Unfortunately there is on play by play data on Joe Medwick’s three-double, nine-inning game in 1940. His team hit into no double plays in that game. Roberto Clemente’s triple came with two out in… Read more »
Steven
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Eight days after Medwick’s big game, he was traded to those same Dodgers.

Ed
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Always nice to see Buck Herzog, with whom I share a last name!

Doug
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In the Jason Kendall game, the 4 batters ahead of him scored 7 runs, but also drove in 7. Kendall came up with the bases empty four times, once after a home run. The Pirates’ opponent the Giants also had a 5 for 5 gamee by Jeff Kent, but he had 2 runs scored and 5 RBI on the strength of a cycle plus a single. In the other 9-8 game on the list, all the Phillies runs were scored and driven in by the batters ahead of Darren Daulton, who led off an inning 4 times. Similar story for… Read more »
Doug
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On the flip side of the coin are these 11 games.

http://bbref.com/pi/shareit/osUpG

All have no hits in 4 or more AB, no walks or HBP, but 2 or more runs and RBI.

Evil Squirrel
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That list reminds me of this game I remember watching on TV….

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/CHN199808180.shtml

Scott Servais was compiling a rather interesting box score line (3 0 0 3) by collecting RBI’s on three groundouts in his first 3 at bats. Then he ruined it by getting a single leading off the 8th inning in his fourth AB….

John Autin
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It’s too bad there’s no Victorino, Ka’aihue or Agbayani on this list. There ought to be a “Five-Oh” connection, no?

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