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Old 05-31-2013, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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The present radar looks l like the rain will last at least until about 1 oclock am. My guess is, at 11:30, that they will wait however long it takes and play the last three outs.
Yup. Royals win at 3:17 AM
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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In the seventh inning, the Cardinals are currently leading San Francisco 7-0 in St. Louis. They have nine hits.

All nine hits and seven runs came in the third inning. Apart from the third, Matt Cain has retired every batter he has faced.

And no, it wasn't some series of fluke hits and falling bloopers in the third, all nine hits were solid line drives.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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A couple of days ago the Giants had the alliterative Posey, Pence and Pill due up in the next inning. I think that is pretty rare. In 2005-6, the Brewers had three /HA*/ (Hall, Hart and Hardy) starting most games together, but I think usually one of them batted 2nd and the other two at the lower end of the batting order, so I doubt if they were ever consecutive in the lineup.

the Astros Killer Bees did it a few times with several combinations. Biggio-Bell-Bagwell leading off the first on May 10 1997, and Biggio-Bagwell-Berkman leading off the first on May 25 2000.

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Old 06-04-2013, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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A couple of days ago the Giants had the alliterative Posey, Pence and Pill due up in the next inning. I think that is pretty rare. In 2005-6, the Brewers had three /HA*/ (Hall, Hart and Hardy) starting most games together, but I think usually one of them batted 2nd and the other two at the lower end of the batting order, so I doubt if they were ever consecutive in the lineup.

the Astros Killer Bees did it a few times with several combinations. Biggio-Bell-Bagwell leading off the first on May 10 1997, and Biggio-Bagwell-Berkman leading off the first on May 25 2000.
I maintain that the greatest name team of all time had to be the 1983 Seattle Mariners. It was a club seemingly designed to deliberately confuse the fans. They had..

Dave Elder
Dave Henderson
Steve Henderson
Julio Cruz
Todd Cruz
Rod Allen
Jamie Allen
Jamie Nelson
Gene Nelson
Rickey Nelson


It was a bad club, going 60-102, no doubt in part due to serial incidents of batting out of order. Seattle identified the redundancy problem and cleaned house. The following year only Steve Henderson and Rickey Nelson were still with the club from the above list.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The Cardinals, with the best record in baseball, are 0-4 in extra inning games, being outscored 6-1 in 14 extra innings. Nine of those 14 futile extra innings were against pitcher Josh Colmenter, accounting for all of Colmenter's wins and saves this season, and nine of his 30 innings pitched.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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White Sox Mariners: Has anybody heard whether there has ever been a grand slam in extra innings in a losing cause? Or a grand slam in extra innings to retie and prolong the game?

There were 28 base runners in the game before one of them scored.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Is this the first time there have ever been two 18 inning games the same day? The Mets TV announcers mumbled something about the first time since 1885 there were two games over 15 innings, but whatever they said was kind of garbled. They said something about "same starting pitchers".
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:39 PM
 
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The Mets and Marlins are still going, now in the 20th inning.

Miami has used twelve position players and seven pitchers. The Mets have gone through thirteen position players and eight pitchers. The Marlins staff has thrown 287 pitches, the Mets 267. Kevin Slowery of the Marlins has pitched seven shutout innings of relief, (13th thru 20th) striking out eight.

The Marlins just went ahead 2-1 in the top of the 20th.

...and now it is over. Miami wins.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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Hunter Pence began the 2013 season with 67 stolen bases in 106 career attempts, a 63% success rate. The most he stole in one season was 18, the second most 14.

Now at the age of 30 he seems to have acquired some Acme Rocket shoes or something because yesterday he swiped two making him a perfect 12-0 in the stolen base department for 2013.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:13 AM
 
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When Dillon Gee and John Buck were announced as the battery for the Mets last night, it made me wonder how many times there was the minimum of only six letters in the last names of a starting battery. Jerry May caught Vern Law several times for the 1967 Pirates.

The longest starting pitcher names ever caught by Saltalamacchia were Wakefield and Matsuzaka, so there is a good chance that that record will be broken in the next few years. Ryan Rowland-Smith , with MLB experience, is now property of the Red Sox, pitching in Pawtucket.

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