Yankees DH Matt Holliday accomplished something on Sunday that had only been done six times this millennium: he drew five unintentional walks in a regulation game. Jacoby Ellsbury pinch-ran for Holliday in the ninth inning after he drew his fifth walk. The Yankees went on to put up a four-spot, breaking a 3-3 tie.
The other players to draw five walks in a regulation game this millennium:
- Steven Souza (Rays) vs. Nationals: August 15, 2015
- Matt Joyce (Rays) vs. White Sox: April 25, 2014
- Mike Baxter (Mets) vs. Padres: August 4, 2012
- Ivan Rodriguez (Marlins) vs. Mets: April 8, 2003
- Rickey Henderson (Mariners) vs. Blue Jays: July 30, 2000
- Alex Rodriguez (Mariners) vs. Royals: April 23, 2000
Holliday was unable to score on any of his first four walks, but Ellsbury scored on his behalf in the ninth.
After Sunday’s performance, Holliday is now hitting .333/.538/.556 in six games to start the season. He inked a one-year, $13 million contract with the Yankees for the 2017 season. So far, so good.