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|Jul-06-17|| ||WannaBe: ?? I want my guys to rest, not play in a silly ASG!!!!!|
But the plus side (if there is one), LAD will start the second half at MIA. So... They have to fly there anyway. After their home-stand with ARZ and KC.
|Jul-07-17|| ||refutor: <I want my guys to rest, not play in a silly ASG!!!!!>|
isn't the MLB ASG the only one that matters? (determines home field advantage in world series?)
|Jul-07-17|| ||Phony Benoni: It's much better to have several representatives at the All-Star Game. That usually means you're contending.|
|Jul-07-17|| ||Penguincw: < I want my guys to rest, not play in a silly ASG!!!!! >|
Well I'm sure all managers, GMs, etc. of contending teams don't want their stars to be playing in this game, but they're still players, gotta let them have some fun (and for the fans). Obviously their biggest fear is that they get hurt, but I'm sure it's not much different than letting their stars go wherever they want on their own time, or off days, or whenever there's not a game, and hope they don't get hurt, or worse, killed. (RIP to Fernandez, Ventura, and others)
Although in previous years, I'm sure some managers didn't mind, as it meant their stars could help them compete for home field advantage, but now, there's really no point. Unless you want an ASG that's purely of stars from teams that are not contending.
< refutor: ...
isn't the MLB ASG the only one that matters? (determines home field advantage in world series?) >
Not anymore. The problem is, you can't have a game that's both exhibitional and competitive. (this is the 1st year they removed home field advantage from the ASG, in a long time)
|Jul-07-17|| ||WannaBe: Last night, LAD scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th. Capped off on a walk-off single. Completely missed it, already asleep. Ugh!!|
|Jul-07-17|| ||saffuna: Same with me, listening on the rqdio.
Dodgers have good announcers, Steiner and Monday.
|Jul-09-17|| ||WannaBe: No hitter alert ChiSox and Colorado!!!|
|Jul-09-17|| ||WannaBe: Nevermind...|
|Jul-09-17|| ||WannaBe: Looks like LAD will start B. McCarthy instead of Kershaw next game (Fri) at Miami...|
This will give Kershaw an extra day of rest from regular rotation (wussy...)
Kershaw also have the most victories at the break for LAD since some other guy named O. Hershiser, in 1988.
|Jul-11-17|| ||Penguincw: The last time home field advantage was not rewarded for winning the ASG, was 2002, which ended in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings, after both teams ran out of bench and bullpen options.|
Now, just like G7 of the 2016 WS, this game goes to extras. Both managers not hesitant to empty their benches, but they still have bullpen options. Hopefully they don't run out and it becomes a repeat of 2002-2016.
|Jul-12-17|| ||WannaBe: AL won... So, no tie, at least for 2017 ASG.|
|Jul-15-17|| ||WannaBe: C. Bellinger of the LAD had hit for the cycle today.|
|Jul-18-17|| ||Phony Benoni: Nothing like a booming triple up the gap:
|Jul-18-17|| ||saffuna: He really smoked that one!
Following up on my earlier comment, the hardest-hit ball ever measured was a grounder by Giancarlo Stanton last year, 3 mph harder than the most powerful home run.
|Jul-19-17|| ||Penguincw: Darn, Jays blow 3-1 lead to lose in 15 innings. It was going to be a tough loss for 1 team, as both bullpens are beat up. In the last 4 days (Jul 15-18), the Jays' bullpen has thrown 25.1 innings, while the Red Sox bullpen has thrown 25 innings.|
|Jul-20-17|| ||perfidious: And the total number of bullpen innings rose again today in the carnage at Fenway....|
|Jul-20-17|| ||Penguincw: I just found out MadBum has returned from the DL. Surprised he's 0-3 this year (thought he got at least 1 win). Not much the Giants can still do this season (it is an odd year) but maybe we'll see some more home runs from him.|
Meanwhile, Trout returned (also last week) but it looks like he can actually make a difference; despite missing him for nearly 2 months, the Angels are just 3 games out of a postseason spot.
|Jul-22-17|| ||WannaBe: Keep an eye on that Cardinals/Cubs game...|
|Jul-22-17|| ||WannaBe: Never mind, Red birds got a hit...|
|Jul-22-17|| ||Penguincw: And out all players, it was the pitcher who got a hit. Of course, Wainwright is a pretty solid hitter, as he is the active career hits leader, among pitchers.|
Quite a pitching duel, 'til the 8th, where the Cubs struggle again. But the Cubs still get to Fly the W today.
|Jul-23-17|| ||takchess: Here in Boston everyone thought Frazier and Robinson et al were coming here to solve our 3rd baseman and middle reliever problems. With all the goodbyes in the dugout before the announcement, we thought it was a done deal.......|
|Jul-23-17|| ||takchess: This will give you a sense
|Jul-24-17|| ||Phony Benoni: With Clayton Kershaw on the DL, rumors are rampant in Detroit that Justin Verlander is La-La-Land bound. f course, the same probably holds for any town with a decent starting pitcher on the trading block.|
|Jul-24-17|| ||Benzol: Dave something that may interest you P Romanovsky vs B Maliutin, 1909|
|Jul-24-17|| ||Phony Benoni: <Benzol> Thanks; I'm working on it.|
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