Darwin Barney tied a National League record with his 113th game at second base without an error Tuesday against Milwaukee, giving him the opportunity to set the record in Wednesday night's matchup.
Barney's only error of the season came back on April 17, 910.1 innings ago. Since, Barney's fielding percentage has climbed up to .998, best of any second baseman in the league, and now he's tied a record set by David Eckstein in 2010. Barney doesn't seem too impressed by the achievement, a feat which speaks more to Barney's consistency than anything extraordinary.
"Yeah, I didn't make any errors today," Barney said. "I take a lot of (pride in my defense). It's one of those things where when I was younger I felt that defense was my weakness and so I put a lot of effort into working on it and getting as solid as I could."
The MLB record of 141 games held by Placido Polanco is within Barney's reach before the end of the season.
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