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Old 05-08-2012, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Looks like last season was an aberration for Dunn.
Does this mean the Dunn may be done?
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Josh Hamilton ties Joe Adcock's record of 18 total bases in one game, with four homers and a double.

Seven batters will have to come to the plate in the ninth, to give him a chance at topping that record.

No, I'm mistaken about that, Sean Green had 19 TB in a game. But 18 is the Hamilton's AL record. Adcock's double was off the top of the wall, he came within a couple of feet of a 5-HR game. As I recall, Mike Cameron sent the right fielder to the warning track going for his fifth homer.

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Old 05-08-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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Shawn Greene had 19 for the Dodgers in 02, but this is an AL record.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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All four of Hamilton's home runs were two run shots, and all four times Elvis Andrus was the baserunner.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Baseball Video Highlights & Clips | Must C Classic: Hamilton's four blasts make history - Video | MLB.com: Multimedia

5 home runs in 6 plate appearances for Hamilton.

Hamilton's god must really hate the Orioles.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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The only home run not hit by Josh Hamilton bounced of a dude's arm, another dude's junk and a woman's face.


Unluckiest Couple At Baseball Game Video - YouTube
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Now, if someone wants to ***** about managing...

Dodgers trailing 2-1 in the 8th inning. Dodgers with runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs. Matt Kemp on deck and Andre Either in the hole.

Dodger manager Don Mattingly calls for a sacrifice bunt. Runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. Kemp, one of the best hitters in baseball (16% better than the average hitter vs righties and 64% better than the average hitter vs lefties) is intentionally walked. Ethier, who hits lefties 21% worse than an average hitter while hitting righties 40% better than an average hitter, comes to the plate with the bases loaded. The Giants bring in a left-handed reliever to face him. Ethier is retired. The Dodgers next two hitters are also left-handed. The Dodgers leave the bases loaded and lose 2-1.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Now, if someone wants to ***** about managing...

Dodgers trailing 2-1 in the 8th inning. Dodgers with runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs. Matt Kemp on deck and Andre Either in the hole.

Dodger manager Don Mattingly calls for a sacrifice bunt. Runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out. Kemp, one of the best hitters in baseball (16% better than the average hitter vs righties and 64% better than the average hitter vs lefties) is intentionally walked. Ethier, who hits lefties 21% worse than an average hitter while hitting righties 40% better than an average hitter, comes to the plate with the bases loaded. The Giants bring in a left-handed reliever to face him. Ethier is retired. The Dodgers next two hitters are also left-handed. The Dodgers leave the bases loaded and lose 2-1.
What I liked was Kershaw losing the game on just the first two pitches of the second inning. Posey singled on the first pitch he saw, followed by Pill's titanic blast into the first row of seats on the next pitch.

Speaking of Pill, and from there reviving my notion about players who do not get their first shot at extended play in the bigs until they are already in their prime.....what do you make of the Cubs Bryan LaHair?
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:24 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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The Astros hope to finish off the Fish tonight. Series tied at 1. J.D. Martinez is in a serious slump (two weeks ago, his batting average was .310), so he's been moved to sixth in the batting order, with Jed Lowrie now hitting third.

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Anybody thinking yet about an Orioles/Astros World Series? Both (had been) on a 4-game winning streak.
Well, I wouldn't exactly get the playoff tickets printed yet, but you've got to give Baltimore credit for the start they're having. It's a refreshing change for those tired of seeing the Yankees on top.

But we can dream, though.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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Peavy is turning in another good one tonight. It's nice to see after how many people thought he was totally washed up. Hopefully the sox can stay relevant until at least July or so...
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