As I was working on this morning's Frosty Mug, I came across this tweet from David Schoenfield of ESPN:
#Brewers Nyjer Morgan has zero RBIs in 89 at-bats. Jamie Moyer has two.— David Schoenfield (@dschoenfield) May 17, 2012
Morgan got the night off last night, so the tweet is still accurate: he has appeared in 32 games and collected 89 official at-bats this season, but has yet to drive in a run. He has nearly three times as many PAs as the next RBI-less major leaguer:
|Ben Francisco||Blue Jays||28||30|
|Omar Vizquel||Blue Jays||20||22|
For what it's worth, Brooks Conrad is 15th on this list with 20 PAs, and Zack Greinke is 24th with 17.
Morgan only has 17 hits (and just one for extra bases) in 2012, so the fact that he's not driving in many runs isn't surprising. The zero, though, is hard to believe. In fact, Morgan's 89 AB without an RBI to start a season are easily a Brewer franchise record:
|Player||Season||AB before first RBI|
Morgan is still looking for his first hit with runners in scoring position this season (0-for-10 with a walk and an HBP), and is just 3-for-25 with runners on base.
EDITOR'S NOTE: I wrote this in place of a Twins series preview today, so feel free to discuss the Twins in the comments. - KL