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|Jun-21-17|| ||WannaBe: 98 pitches by Max after 7 full innings...|
|Jun-21-17|| ||WannaBe: Never mind...|
|Jun-21-17|| ||saffuna: And then, an error, a wild pitch, and a loss.|
|Jun-21-17|| ||WannaBe: Baseball, what a cruel game. Max lost his no-no and then went on to lose the game 2-1, both runs <NOT EARNED>, OUCH!|
As a consolation prize, he got a CG.
|Jun-21-17|| ||Penguincw: I've seen it many times before. A pitcher is carrying a no-hitter/perfect game late into the ballgame. As soon as the first baserunner reaches, or the first hit is given up, it quickly goes downhill. Of course, Scherzer only gave up 1 more hit after that, but still sucks.|
Could be worse though. What happens if you <do> throw a no-hitter, 0 ER, and still lose (which has happended before, maybe not the "0 ER" part).
On a somewhat related note, how come HBP doesn't count as WHIP, but things like IBB do? I always wondered that...
|Jun-21-17|| ||WannaBe: Um... Seattle. That's all I will say.|
|Jun-22-17|| ||WannaBe: Um... I didn't do it.|
|Jun-22-17|| ||Penguincw: Hmm, Scherzer denied his 3rd no-hitter earlier, now Verlander gets denied his 3rd no-hitter.|
And Arrieta is pitching on Thursday...
|Jun-23-17|| ||WannaBe: In the pitcher friendly Dodgers Stadium, NYM@LAD 4 game series, 2 teams combined to hit 22 HRs.|
|Jun-23-17|| ||Penguincw: Despite that, the Dodgers swept the Mets. Kershaw did pitch Game 1, and he got the win, but gave up 4 home runs.|
Pitchers were trying to get in on this series too. Yesterday, with 2 outs bases loaded in the 7th, Dodgers up 1, Pedro Baez came up to bat vs. the Mets' best reliever, Jerry Blevins, and Baez walked in a run, on <4> pitches...
|Jun-24-17|| ||Penguincw: That's gotta hurt for the Jays. Up 4-1 in the bottom of the 9th, Royals down to their last strike, they come back and score <4> runs off 3 relievers to walk it off.|
However, none of those relievers were the Jays' closer, Roberto Osuna, who is apparently battling mental issues.
However, the Jays did use their LOOGY (.333 avg off of lefties) and Grili's 6.97 ERA. :|
But at least their pitching staff isn't like the O's: 20 straight games giving up 5+ runs.
|Jun-25-17|| ||WannaBe: 4 wild pitches, one guy. A pitch was so wild, 2 runners scored!?|
|Jun-25-17|| ||WannaBe: Unfortunately, Ottavino does not break the record, two pitchers have uncorked 5 WPs <In one inning>!!!|
F. garcia and R. Ankiel. I remember Rick, poor young man was fighting his controll when he got to the majors.
|Jun-25-17|| ||saffuna: Ankiel and Steve Blass, pitches whose nerves got the better of them. Ankiel couldn't thow a strike, then went to the centerfield, where he could hit the third baseman's glove perfectly from 200 feet away.|
|Jun-25-17|| ||WannaBe: Thanks to ESPN, here's something I missed...
COL uncorked 5 WPs, 4 by Ottavino, one by Anderson. LAD, not to be shamed at home, also uncorked 3, all by McCarthy. Combined 8 WPs!
|Jun-25-17|| ||WannaBe: Other thing I learned from ESPN, never, ever, ever, in NY or after relocating to SF.|
Giants have never, ever lost 50 or more games before July 1st. SFG, after today's loss, 27-51.
Remember in 2016, at the All-Star break, SFG owned the best record in MLB, 57-33, 24 games over .500
SFG then finished 2016 with 87-75, which means the team finished the second half with 30-42.
Funny thing is, same as 2016, SFG will start the second half, after All-Star break at San Diego, in 2017.
|Jun-26-17|| ||Penguincw: < A pitch was so wild, 2 runners scored!? >|
It's happened before I'm sure. In G7 of the 2016 WS, Lester uncorked one of those.
There's been a WP where 3 runners scored (helped with an error, and a pitcher not paying attention). And it was done by yes, the Rockies.
I'm sure 4 runners can score on a WP (uncaught third strike).
|Jun-26-17|| ||Penguincw: <Giants>
Well you know, it's not an even year. Although MadBum going down isn't helping them. And well, the regular season isn't where they perform their best (same for MadBum), but watch out. If they make the postseason, they make a ton of noise.
MadBum, if his left arm ever gets injured, I can see him become a hitter too, like Ankiel. Kyle Drabek, a former Jays pitcher and son of Doug Drabek last year signed a contract to play SS for the Giants (and 3B for ARI). So far, nothing.
|Jun-26-17|| ||saffuna: <I'm sure 4 runners can score on a WP (uncaught third strike).>|
That brings up a question I've asked before. How late can a batter swing and it's still a strike? Say a pitch gets by the catcher with two strikes. The batter then swings and runs to first base. Is that a strike?
A while ago a pitcher bounced a pitch twenty feet in front of the plate and headed for the backstop. The batter took a practice swing and the ump called it a strike.
|Jun-26-17|| ||WannaBe: 2 runners scoring isn't that rare, earlier this year Kershaw uncorked one that allowed 2 runs. |
If Kershaw can do it... =))
|Jun-26-17|| ||saffuna: If Billy Hamilton is on base anything can happen.|
|Jun-27-17|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. to Anthony Young.
The former Mets pitcher dies at the age of 51 due to brain cancer. Most famous for losing a lot of games despite a low ERA.
|Jun-28-17|| ||WannaBe: So, I was reading an article on this MIN guy, catcher, who's from Gilroy, CA (Garlic Capital of the World!! I drive past the city every time I go to/from LA) who have pitched 9 times this year.|
His pitches have been clocked at 62 MPH, (definitely don't have to worry about being pulled over for speeding. Most interstates in the US are 70 or 75MPH limit...)
Hence, it raised a rather interesting question, what is the slowest speed you can pitch a ball, and still have it reach home plate?
|Jun-28-17|| ||WannaBe: So, apparently my goal for this MLB season is to beat on the "Save" dead horse.|
Top 9th, COL at bat. SFG leading 5-3. (That's a 2 run lead, kids, in case your app didn't tell you that.)
Ground out, fly out, Strickland comes in (I have no idea why... Lefty vs lefty? Righty vs Righty? Righty vs Lefty? Lefty vs Righty? No freakin' clue)
Got a fly ball to end the inning/game. Game, Set, Match. Got a save.
|Jun-29-17|| ||Penguincw: Well you know, it's Bochy. He likes to get creative with his managing. But it's also the Giants, who was famous last year for having a really bad bullpen, and no 1 guy they can rely on for the typical 3-out save. Gotta mix and match the best you can.|
When the save was first created, getting a save was actually worth something, as "savers" usually had to pitch multiple, tough innings. Nowadays, it's there to pad the pay cheque and stat line of the closer.
Not too great, but that's the way baseball is, and I probably wouldn't change it (hopefully Manfred agrees with me).
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