Stat of the Night: The infinite ERA

Mike Gonzalez is the sixth player in Brewers history to open the season with an infinite ERA.

Mike Gonzalez came on to pitch in the sixth inning today, and all three of the batters he faced reached base. Though he did not allow a run himself, the three runs that did score in the inning were charged to him, giving him an infinite ERA. He is the sixth player in franchise history to open the season with an infinite ERA. Here is the full list:

Player Year Date Opponent Line
Mike Gonzalez 2013 April 2 Colorado Rockies 0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 R, 3 ER
Carlos Villanueva 2007 April 4 Los Angeles Dodgers 0 IP, 0 H, 3 BB, 3 R, 3 ER
Rollie Fingers 1984 April 3 Oakland Athletics 0 IP, 3 H, 0 BB, 3 R, 2 ER
Fred Holdsworth 1980 August 4 Boston Red Sox 0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 ER
Frank Linzy 1973 April 7 Baltimore Orioles 0 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 ER
John Gelnar 1970 April 7 California Angels 0 IP, 3 H, 0 BB, 4 R, 3 ER

He is also the fourth pitcher in MLB to have an infinite ERA to start the 2013 season. The other three: Chad Durbin (Philadelphia), Santiago Casilla (San Francisco), and Fernando Salas (St. Louis).

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