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Old 07-04-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Chaz Roe, who pitched for the Laredo Lemurs in the independent leagues last year, is now up with the Diamondbacks. He has faced 20 batters, and retired only nine of them, for a Whip of 3.66. But his record is 1-0.

The Diamondbacks scored a run in three consecutive extra innings, I don't know if that is the fist time that has ever happened, but it must be rare..
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Strange 8th inning for San Francisco in their loss to the Reds last night.

It was 2-2 in the top of the inning with 2 outs. Pablo Sandoval was up and fell to 0-2 in the count. The third pitch bounced in the dirt in front of the plate, but this was the Panda so he swung at it anyway. He missed the ball with the bat, but the ball bounced up and hit him in the shin, then rolled past the catcher a ways. The umpire missed the ball hitting Sandoval's leg and treated it like strike three/wild pitch. After a moments confusion, Sandoval caught on and started running to first. The Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco retrieved the ball and fired it down to first, hitting the Panda in the middle of his back.

So Sandoval was hit by the ball twice on a play which gets scored as "reached on strike three/wild pitch."

Then another wild pitch sent the Panda to second. Then Belt was walked. Then Hector Sanchez was hit by a pitch to load the bases.

And all this errant throwing went unpunished. Arias flied out to end the inning.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Umpires make another horrible bad call Friday night, and nobody even argues.

Marlins have runners at 1b and 2b, pitcher up, nobody out. He bunts, right on the plate. Catcher grabs the ball, tags the batter before he leaves the box, and the plate umpire clearly signals first that it is a fair ball, and then that the batter is tagged out. Catcher throws to third, where the 3b steps on the bag, and the 3b ump clearly signals a force out. 3b throws the ball across to first, which would retire the batter if he had not already been called out.

Here's the screw up. The runner coming to third sees the 3b ump clearly signal that he is forced out (he was never tagged) so he goes to the dugout. Then, the umpire calls him out for leaving the field and abandoning his base running effort.

If I were the Marlins manager, I would have played the game under protest, but in fact, he didn't even argue with the umpires. Obviously, a runner called out is entitled to leave the field, at least until he is told that he is not out. You can't tell him he is out, and then call him out for accepting the call.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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American League All Star Team 2013


Starters
C: Joe Mauer, Twins
1B: Chris Davis, Orioles
2B: Robinson Cano, Yankees
SS: J.J. Hardy, Orioles
3B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
OF: Mike Trout, Angels
OF: Adam Jones, Orioles
OF: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
DH: David Ortiz, Red Sox

Pitchers
RHP: Clay Buchholz @, Red Sox
LHP: Brett Cecil, Blue Jays
RHP: Bartolo Colon *, A's
RHP: Jesse Crain @, White Sox
RHP: Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP: Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP: Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners
RHP: Justin Masterson, Indians
RHP: Joe Nathan, Rangers
LHP: Glen Perkins *, Twins
RHP: Mariano Rivera, Yankees
LHP: Chris Sale, White Sox
RHP: Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP: Justin Verlander, Tigers

Reserves
C: Jason Castro, Astros
C: Salvador Perez, Royals
1B: Prince Fielder, Tigers
2B: Jason Kipnis, Indians
2B: Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
2B: Ben Zobrist, Rays
SS: Jhonny Peralta: Tigers
3B: Manny Machado, Orioles
OF: Nelson Cruz, Rangers
OF: Alex Gordon, Royals
OF: Torii Hunter, Tigers
DH: Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays



National League

Starters
C: Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B: Joey Votto, Reds
2B: Brandon Phillips, Reds
SS: Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B: David Wright, Mets
OF: Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
OF: Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals

Pitchers
LHP: Madison Bumgarner, Giants
LHP: Aroldis Chapman, Reds
LHP: Patrick Corbin, D-backs
RHP: Jose Fernandez, Marlins
RHP: Jason Grilli, Pirates
RHP: Matt Harvey, Mets
LHP: Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP: Craig Kimbrel, Braves
LHP: Cliff Lee, Phillies
LHP: Jeff Locke, Pirates
RHP: Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
LHP: Travis Wood, Cubs
RHP: Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals

Reserves
C: Buster Posey, Giants
1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs
1B: Allen Craig, Cardinals
2B: Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
2B: Marco Scutaro, Giants
SS: Everth Cabrera, Padres
SS: Jean Segura, Brewers
3B: Pedro Alvarez, Pirates
OF: Domonic Brown, Phillies
OF: Michael Cuddyer, Rockies
OF: Carlos Gomez, Brewers
OF: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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The A's have the best record in baseball since last July, but have only one player on the list. Pretty funny.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Hard to believe that Leyland didn't pick our best player: Evan Longoria instead of a weak-hitting utility player Zobrist.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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When the ASG was first established, one out of eight players in MLB was chosen to be on the All Star Team. Now it is one out of 11. The ASG roster needs to be expanded to 47, in order to give us a true picture of who the All Stars really are.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I just know this has to be a stupid question, but for some kind of brain lock I can't figure out why.

According to MLB 2011 run expectancy charts:
Walking a batter with none out and runners on second and third raises the RE from 1.89 to 2.26, an increase of 0.37.

Walking the leadoff man raises the RE from 0.48 to 0.85, an increase of 0.37, exactly the same.

So why is one of them considered a really good strategy, done frequently by all the great HoF managers, and the other the most laughably bone-headed of all possible strategies?

I'm assuming the reason is that the tactic is usually employed when one run is fatal, and that 0.37 runs that the walked batter scores comes after the other two have already crossed the plate and no longer has relevance to the outcome of the game. But I often see it used in the middle innings.

Has anybody analyzed the IP, to determine now often it actually has the desired effect?

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Old 07-11-2013, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Default How The Mighty Have Fallen

Tonight the San Francisco Giants, defending world champs, take on the San Diego Padres.

At stake will be sole possession of last place in the worst division in MLB. The Giants have won three of their last seventeen games, you have to go back to June 19th to find them winning two games consecutively.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Originally Posted by Grandstander View Post
Tonight the San Francisco Giants, defending world champs, take on the San Diego Padres.

At stake will be sole possession of last place in the worst division in MLB. The Giants have won three of their last seventeen games, you have to go back to June 19th to find them winning two games consecutively.
Didn't the Giants manager just say "This boat has too many holes in it"?
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