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|May-31-12|| ||Phony Benoni: I think that was the Yankees with two 7's to beat the Red Sox. They must have had a decent placekicker.|
|May-31-12|| ||Shams: A few years ago the Mariners blew a twelve-run lead in the final three frames to fall to Cleveland. |
Texas is a vastly superior club, but I can't lie, it was fun to watch.
|May-31-12|| ||Phony Benoni: The <Elias Says> column is becoming a required daily read for me:|
They found several other instances of teams with consecutive innings of 8+ runs, of which this is the most interesting example:
What I like are some of those pitching lines for LA. First Terry Adams faces seven batters, all reaching base (six hits and a fielder's choice). That's not too unusual, but the next pitcher, Jose Nunez, is weird. He faces seventeen batters and gets only five outs--all strikeouts! Of the other twelve, there are six hits, five walks, and one player reached on an error.
Nunez did his best to take one for the team, but after seven batters reached in a row after two were out he was mercifully relieved by utility player Chris Donnels, the Dodgers most effective pitcher of the day. Nunez was released a few days later.
Elias also pointed out that Seattle is just the second team to score 20+ runs in a game after being perfect-gamed earlier in the year. They find stuff like that every day.
|May-31-12|| ||Jim Bartle: The 2001 game is interesting.
Tavarez started for Chicago and went seven, leaving with a 4-1 lead. His team then scored 16 runs. Do all twenty runs go on his record as part of the run support he got that year? Twenty runs in a single game could raise his run support by maybe a run, making it look as if he had a lot more than he really did.
Chicago scored 20 runs with only five extra base hits, three homers and two doubles. That means 13 singles. Dodger pitchers seem to have helped a lot by walking nine. Maybe the wind was blowing out, but all the singles suggest it wasn't the cause of all the scoring.
13 Cubs also struck out, so that means 25 batters didn't put the ball in play (3 homers, nine walks). That's half of what I calculate as 50 plate appearances.
I need to find the game in the 60s where the Giants scored 10 in an inning against Cincinnati (I think), starting with two out, nobody on, and the pitcher coming up.
|May-31-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <JB>: Phony Benoni chessforum|
|May-31-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Ah, my failing memory. Thanks.
I remember listening to Lon Simmons and Russ Hodges call the game as my father and I were gardening in the afternoon.
Just one personal comment: pro and college sports were a big connection between my father and me, we went to games and talked about sports a lot. And I think I learned a lot through it.
Now I have twins, 13-year-old boys, here in Peru, and neither has any interest in following sports teams at all. And it creates a pretty big hole, believe me. It was the easiest way to have father-son closeness when I was a boy, and it's tough not to have it with my own kids.
|May-31-12|| ||Shams: Thunder were incredible tonight. San Antonio's remarkable run ends at a Fischer-esque 20 wins.|
|Jun-01-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Santana with a no-hitter in the 8th. If I'm not mistaken, no Met has ever thrown a no-hitter.|
|Jun-01-12|| ||Phony Benoni: On to the 9th. Santana near 120 pitches.|
|Jun-01-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Santana basically struck out intentionally in the bottom of the eighth.|
If I were the Mets manager I would have sent a pinch hitter out to the on-deck circle just to hear the crowd's reaction. Then let Santana "hit."
Announcers just said Seaver went into the ninth three times with no-hitters as a Met, never got one. Once lost it with two down.
|Jun-01-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Beltran hit a line drive in the fifth or sixth which appeared to hit the left-field line. Called foul, obviously.|
|Jun-01-12|| ||Phony Benoni: Hmm. I was going to point out that it's the first no-hitter by a New York National League team since Carl Hubbell in 1929, but it occurred to me that Brooklyn should probably count. That would make it Sal Maglie in 1956.|
|Jun-02-12|| ||Shams: <Santana basically struck out intentionally in the bottom of the eighth.> I don't get it. Just to minimize his time at the plate? Or you think he didn't even want to get on base?|
|Jun-02-12|| ||Jim Bartle: It was 8-0 in the bottom of the 8th, shams. Santana just wanted to whiff and not even think about getting on base.|
|Jun-02-12|| ||Shams: <JB> Sometimes you have to spell things out for me; baseball is not my game. |
Do we think that third-base umpire squinted his eyes on Beltran's liner? Was there not a spray of chalk? Side question: are umps allowed to check the ball mark, per French Open tennis refs, in making their calls?
|Jun-02-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Even the Mets announcers were saying they saw a puff of chalk. But it's got to be really tough for the ump to see a ball coming right at him and spin around to see where it landed.|
Jose Oquendo of the Cards, a coach I guess, came out and argued like crazy.
I can just imagine an ump going out and looking for a mark as if it were tennis. In this case the ballboy made a great barehanded catch, so it didn't even reach the leftfielder, who might have gotten some telltale chalk in his glove.
|Jun-02-12|| ||Phony Benoni: I don't recall an umpire ever checking the base line for a mark or the ball for chalk, though it seems a logical thing to do. One thing they have checked for is shoe polish when the pitch may have hit the batter on the foot. |
That even helped decide a World Series game once, when Nippy Jones of the Braves took one on the foot in the 10th inning of this game.
Originally the umpire said the pitch missed him, but the ball had shoe polish on it and the call was reversed.
|Jun-02-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Typically strange Yankee lineup from the Stengel years. Kubek in the outfield, Elston Howard at first base. Skowron didn't play (injured?). Mantle was replaced in the field.|
I do remember a game between SF and LA in the 1966 pennant race, a high-pressure game, when a Dodger hit a shot right down the line. Giants leftfielder Don Landrum came running in to argue that the ball was foul, and when he reached the umpire he realized the pocket of his glove was covered with chalk, so he didn't argue.
|Jun-02-12|| ||playground player: <Jim Bartle> Take the kids fishing!|
My father didn't have much interest in sports, except to play them. It was my mother who was a Giants fan. So Daddy took us fishing. Trust me, it works. Camping--that works, too.
|Jun-02-12|| ||Phony Benoni: Looks like Skowron was having back trouble again. He played only once the last three weeks of the season. In the first game of the series he had one at-bat (Retrosheet says he was removed because of a back injury), then didn't reappear until game seven.|
1957 was Kubek's first year. He was used as an utility player, splitting time between the outfield and infield before becoming the regular shortstop in 1958.
|Jun-02-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Playground player: We do go hiking when we can, though great stuff near Lima is limited. Now the few times we've gotten up to the Cordillera Blanca, that's a different world. |
We've only gone camping once or twice, mainly because one of my sons is extremely susceptible to cold, and it's well below freezing at dawn at 13,000-14,000 ft. where the campsites are. (And I really don't like beach camping too much.)
|Jun-03-12|| ||keypusher: I went to a Mets game May 26 (first time in 3-4 years) and Santana won a complete-game shutout 9-0. I couldn't believe they left him in for the whole game. Hope they don't pay for it next time, I thought.|
|Jun-03-12|| ||keypusher: <jim bartle> <Now I have twins, 13-year-old boys, here in Peru, and neither has any interest in following sports teams at all. And it creates a pretty big hole, believe me. It was the easiest way to have father-son closeness when I was a boy, and it's tough not to have it with my own kids.>|
I have a 9 y/o daughter who couldn't care less about sports. She doesn't like chess either. But we do crafts and art projects together (even though neither one of us is particularly talented) and homework. There is always something. You have a lot to offer any child, it seems to me.
|Jun-03-12|| ||chancho: My two sons and daughter are grown up.
I kind of miss the noise of kids running around the house.
I guess that's why the Mrs and I have a Cat and a Chihuahua now. :-)
|Jun-03-12|| ||Jim Bartle: Thanks for the advice, everyone. I think I was just feeling a little homesick.|
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