Wade LeBlanc Sets MLB Record for Futility

Jason Schandl
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Wade LeBlanc set a funny and futile record with his 2020 season stats.
Baltimore Orioles pitcher Wade LeBlanc set a funny and futile record with his 2020 season stats. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

Baltimore Orioles southpaw Wade LeBlanc was placed on the 60-day injured list with an elbow injury after being pulled from Sunday's start against the Boston Red Sox. With the shortened season, that spells the end of LeBlanc's 2020 campaign.

That's tough for LeBlanc, but it also means he just set a pretty hilarious MLB record.

LeBlanc is undefeated through 6 starts this season, earning 1 win and 0 losses. That comes despite the fact that he posted an egregious 8.06 ERA in 22 1/3 innings of action. No pitcher in MLB history has ever had an undefeated season while posting an ERA over 8.00 and making at least 5 starts.

Surprisingly, it's not just that other pitchers were picking up losses in all of his starts either. The Orioles actually put together a 4-2 record in LeBlanc's 6 starts, which is pretty impressive considering they are 10-13 in the rest of their games in 2020.

Obviously the injury is disappointing for LeBlanc and the O's, but at least now he can hang his hat on this obscure record.

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