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|May-23-16|| ||WannaBe: This is why SF and fans LOOOOOOOOVE MadBum:
Drove in the only run hisself and got a quality start, gave up only 3 hits.
Poor Hendricks got no support and got stuck with the 'L'.
|May-23-16|| ||Jim Bartle: From what I see Giants fans love Bumgarner, but their favorite is still Tim Lincecum, even though he isn't any good any more.|
|May-23-16|| ||WannaBe: Truly Useless Information Department (TUID)
ESPN Senior Writer
Had something cool happen this weekend for the 1st time in the live-ball era: Two different 40-somethings (Ichiro Suzuki & David Ortiz) went 4-for-4 on back-to-back days.
The only previous time it had ever even happened in the same month was July 1993 (Dave Winfield on July 9, George Brett on July 26).>
Thanks Jay for the info!! =)
|May-23-16|| ||WannaBe: Poor Reds, loser of 7 in a row and after their trip to Seattle last weekend, they'll start Monday at LAD, and some left-handed pitcher named Clayton.|
If I'm Reds' front office management, I'd file a law-suit to MLB for unfair labour practices. That's just not right!!
Clayton will be going for 7-games in a row with double-digit strike outs. Longest stretch for his career was 3-games in a row, and he did it three times. (Stat from baseball-reference.com)
The way Clayton's pitching, he'll reach double-digits just during batting practice. The betting line is LAD -370 O/U 6.5, they really think Dodgers can score 7 runs? By they-selves??
|May-23-16|| ||OhioChessFan: I'll take the Dodgers and the over. There was an Elvis sighting at the Reds game yesterday. Seattle had more bloops and thousand hoppers through the infield than you'd see in a week of Cardinals games. Reds had vicious line drives right at people, warning track outs, and lost a game they should have won going away.|
|May-23-16|| ||WannaBe: Kershaw's 10+ Ks streak and <OFC>'s predictions are in jeopardy, 4IP 2H 1BB 1K... 0-0 game.|
However, it does not mean Dodgers/Reds can't bust loose and score a bunch of runs. Or Clayton striking out 10 batters in one inning due to WPs or PBs.
So, keep Hope Alive! (Dude, Bob's been dead for over a decade...)
|May-23-16|| ||OhioChessFan: <Wassabi: However, it does not mean Dodgers/Reds can't bust loose and score a bunch of runs.>|
When the Reds bullpen gets in the game, that's a real good possibility.
|May-23-16|| ||WannaBe: Kershaw 4Ks, that Irish lad Finnegan's matching Kershaw pitch for pitch!|
What a great game, gotta love baseball. Get this, Kershaw 6IP 69 pitches, 47 for strike.
Finnegan, 5IP 71 pitches, but, I mean holy cow, that's a great game. 0-0, going to the bottom of 6th.
|May-24-16|| ||WannaBe: Oh, geeze, how about this plot, Kershaw 8IP, 7Ks
Need to strike out the side in the 9th for his 7th consecutive double-digit Ks.
Will Dave Roberts leave him in?!!? Only 88 pitches after 8IP, 11 pitches per. That is just absolutely silly, ridiculous, <SICK>.
Or as my best buddy V. Scully would say: "How you like them apples?!"
On the other side of the coin, poor Mr. Finnegan only gave up one run (double-play, no RBI) 5H and 106 pitches thrown...
That's what you'd call a Finnegan's Wake.
|May-24-16|| ||WannaBe: After 8 full innings, Finnegan 107 pitches 5H 1R 1ER 4BB 2K, quality start, and he's losing. |
I'm starting to root for this kid. 23 years old, out of TCU, from Kansas City Royals organization.
Maybe them Yankees will sign him for 30 years and 1B contract...
|May-24-16|| ||WannaBe: That's just not fair, (such is life), Finnegan pitched a great game, GREAT GAME. |
8IP, CG, 1R, 1ER, but the opposing pitcher was Clayton, who just happened to also throw CG, 9IP 0R 0ER 1BB 7K.
|May-24-16|| ||WannaBe: The other great pitching match-up, SD/SF, 0-0 game... Wow.|
|May-24-16|| ||WannaBe: 100 days until College Football Kick-off.
215 days until Christmas.
|May-24-16|| ||Jim Bartle: <pb> Found a real treat. Mel Allen's radio call of the deciding game of the 1949 season, Boston vs. Yankees.|
|May-24-16|| ||Phony Benoni: How about that? Now all I need is three free hours and a Ballantine Beer.|
|May-24-16|| ||Jim Bartle: "multitask"|
|May-24-16|| ||Jim Bartle: Actually it's 1:45. Different era.|
|May-24-16|| ||Phony Benoni: Thought it said 2:45. I have a slow computer.|
|May-24-16|| ||Jim Bartle: Oops, you're right. 1:45 is how much I had watched.
Really fun, since I've read the Halberstam book on that season. Terrible book, by the way, but still exciting.
|May-25-16|| ||Jim Bartle: Mel Allen has a nice rhythm as the announcer in that game but really is poor about giving key information.|
For example in the middle of the ninth inning he just says Stengel is moving outfielders and puts Gene Woodling into leftfield. He doesn't even say that Woodling is entering the game and that DiMaggio is coming out. (DiMaggio was injured chasing a triple.)
Lot of things like that.
|May-25-16|| ||Phony Benoni: I thought a Red Sox - Yankees lasting only 1:45 sound suspicious!|
|May-25-16|| ||Jim Bartle: It's not a full 2:45, though. There's a lot of the celebration after the game.|
No discussion of the dimensions of the Stadium, of course, but there several balls hit over outfielders heads in left center and right center.
|May-25-16|| ||luftforlife: For anyone who can tune in NESN for tomorrow's Boston Red Sox coverage, the pregame festivities will feature a ceremony at which Wade Boggs's number will be retired. This will be followed by a rare and coveted appearance by <Carl Yastrzemski>, who will join Dave O'Brien and Jerry Remy in the broadcast booth during the first inning of the game against the Colorado Rockies. This will be one of only a few televised interviews he's given since his retirement, and promises to be entertaining -- maybe even illuminating. Not a plug for the network, but definitely a nod to Yaz -- my all-time favorite baseball player, and one of my few personal heroes, in or out of baseball. Thanks, Yaz! Go Sox! :)|
|May-25-16|| ||Jim Bartle: I assume the Yaz inning will be broadcast from atop the Green Monster.|
|May-26-16|| ||Boomie: <Phony Benoni>
I just noticed that you played in the 1975 US Open in Lincoln, Nebraska. So did I. The results are here - Game Collection: US Open 1975, Lincoln.
The Seattle crowd performed well above pay grade. A 13 year old Yaz scored 8.5 including his first GM scalp. This was an especially remarkable result as the kid had been playing for only 2 years, mostly clobbering me for lunch money. Vic Pupols finished tied for 4th with 9 points. Jim McCormick and I finished at 7.5, which was good enough for me to share the class B prize. At the awards ceremony, Yaz told me to laugh all the way to the bank...heh.
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