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Offline NatNasty

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« Reply #75: April 26, 2021, 09:39:42 PM »
Aaron Judge looking like a Nats baserunner.  Cost his team a run and made the 3rd out at 3rd base at the same time.

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« Reply #76: April 26, 2021, 11:04:47 PM »
Ohtani took the mound tonight tied for the mlb lead in home runs, first time that’s happened since 1921 (Babe Ruth)

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« Reply #78: April 27, 2021, 12:07:19 PM »
The Royals are 14-7 and the Pittsburgh Pirates have, without Ke'Bryan Hayes, fought back from 1-6 to even their record at 11-11. I like small market clubs and this season am enjoying watching both a lot more than I am watching the Nationals.

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« Reply #79: April 28, 2021, 10:12:32 PM »
Anthony Rizzo pitched tonight, and struck out Freddy Freeman on a beautiful 61 MPH curve ball.  The Cubs had their 1B, 2B, and 3B pitch late.

https://www.mlb.com/news/anthony-rizzo-strikes-out-freddie-freeman

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« Reply #80: April 29, 2021, 12:18:03 PM »
So, remember that ump that called Trea Turner out for interference or whatever in Game 6? Yeah, he made an even worse call yesterday in Milwaukee.


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« Reply #81: April 29, 2021, 12:40:43 PM »
So, remember that ump that called Trea Turner out for interference or whatever in Game 6? Yeah, he made an even worse call yesterday in Milwaukee.



Make-up call for the Turner blunder...

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« Reply #82: April 29, 2021, 04:11:04 PM »
how the heck . . . the runner wasn't in the base path?

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« Reply #83: April 29, 2021, 05:29:20 PM »
Dayumn.  Might be watching some halos this season. 
Ohtani took the mound tonight tied for the mlb lead in home runs, first time that’s happened since 1921 (Babe Ruth)

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« Reply #84: April 29, 2021, 05:49:06 PM »
Dayumn.  Might be watching some halos this season. 

it's criminal if that team doesn't make at least one long playoff run with Trout, Ohtani, and Rendon.

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« Reply #85: April 29, 2021, 05:55:38 PM »
big blow for the Brewers, Corbin "deGrom" Burnes is on the IL with a non-disclosed injury, presumed to be COVID.

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« Reply #86: April 29, 2021, 07:21:51 PM »
big blow for the Brewers, Corbin "deGrom" Burnes is on the IL with a non-disclosed injury, presumed to be COVID.
probably has been throwing a spit ball ...

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« Reply #87: April 29, 2021, 09:22:55 PM »
it's criminal if that team doesn't make at least one long playoff run with Trout, Ohtani, and Rendon.
All that money spent on offense, but their pitching staff leaves a lot to be desired. I do wonder if their ownership's philosophy is getting the attendance and viewership with dramatic offense rather than winning pennants.

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« Reply #88: April 29, 2021, 09:46:56 PM »
All that money spent on offense, but their pitching staff leaves a lot to be desired. I do wonder if their ownership's philosophy is getting the attendance and viewership with dramatic offense rather than winning pennants.
Kind of hoping we can take them to the cleaners at the deadline. Jared Walsh and Jordyn Adams for Scherzer and Hand


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« Reply #90: May 04, 2021, 11:49:46 AM »
it's criminal if that team doesn't make at least one long playoff run with Trout, Ohtani, and Rendon.
Joe Maddon hasn't done anything of note since his losing his old bench coach to the Nationals.

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« Reply #91: May 04, 2021, 05:27:11 PM »
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The White Sox took a giant blow Sunday when young centerfielder Luis Robert injured his right hip flexor running to first while trying to beat out a grounder to third against Cleveland. As it turns out, the injury wasn’t minor, as he was diagnosed with a Grade III strain — a complete rupture of the muscle involved — and will not be able to resume baseball activities for 12–16 weeks.

Chicago hasn’t officially ruled out Robert for the season, but there’s enough uncertainty that senior VP/general manager Rick Hahn did not give a particularly optimistic assessment of when his return could be.
https://blogs.fangraphs.com/the-white-sox-just-lost-their-most-important-player/

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« Reply #92: May 05, 2021, 02:12:45 AM »
Does my heart well to see the warm welcome New York fans gave the Houston Astros in their first trip to Yankee Stadium since the cheating scandal broke.

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« Reply #93: May 05, 2021, 06:11:38 PM »
John Means threw a no hitter.  Just missed a perfect game from a wild pitch on a K. 

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« Reply #94: May 06, 2021, 10:46:00 AM »
John Means threw a no hitter.  Just missed a perfect game from a wild pitch on a K. 
This has prompted a lot of articles about why the passed third strike is even a rule.   It is pretty quirky, and seems unfair to penalize the pitcher and reward the batter when he struck the guy out.  As a dad of a 13 yo pitcher, it's tough to watch an inning get extended when he should be out of the inning.  What is the point of the rule?

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« Reply #95: May 06, 2021, 11:01:37 AM »
This has prompted a lot of articles about why the passed third strike is even a rule.   It is pretty quirky, and seems unfair to penalize the pitcher and reward the batter when he struck the guy out.  As a dad of a 13 yo pitcher, it's tough to watch an inning get extended when he should be out of the inning.  What is the point of the rule?
It’s also not a perfect game when a fielder makes an error during a no hitter. Same difference. Have no idea why other than tradition.

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« Reply #96: May 06, 2021, 11:22:25 AM »
Basic difference to me is that when the fielder makes an error it is on a ball the batter put in play. The batter plays pretty much no part in a passed ball situation, so him being potentially rewarded for it makes little sense.

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« Reply #97: May 06, 2021, 11:54:22 AM »
I always thought perfect game meant no one safely reached first. I guess you could say "faced the minimum without allowing a hit or walk, but that isn't as clean. The guy that reached was immediately thrown out trying to steal second base, so Means did face the minimum.

This is the first non-perfect game where no runners reached on a HBP, Walk, or error.

The dropped 3rd strike rule is dumb. Many people will come here to defend it because it's tradition. But traditions can still be dumb. And this one is.

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« Reply #98: May 06, 2021, 12:11:33 PM »
I always thought perfect game meant no one safely reached first. I guess you could say "faced the minimum without allowing a hit or walk, but that isn't as clean. The guy that reached was immediately thrown out trying to steal second base, so Means did face the minimum.

This is the first non-perfect game where no runners reached on a HBP, Walk, or error.

The dropped 3rd strike rule is dumb. Many people will come here to defend it because it's tradition. But traditions can still be dumb. And this one is.
If they want to keep perfect games as they are would be nice if they could categorize some no hitters as with no walks.  So then you know it was just errors.  Versus most in which they had walks.

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« Reply #99: May 06, 2021, 12:12:17 PM »
I always thought perfect game meant no one safely reached first. I guess you could say "faced the minimum without allowing a hit or walk, but that isn't as clean. The guy that reached was immediately thrown out trying to steal second base, so Means did face the minimum.

This is the first non-perfect game where no runners reached on a HBP, Walk, or error.

The dropped 3rd strike rule is dumb. Many people will come here to defend it because it's tradition. But traditions can still be dumb. And this one is.
I'm probably the least bound by tradition here but I've never heard anyone say it should be eliminated before today on this message board.  I even remember AJ Pierzynski starting a winning rally in playoff game on a dropped third strike.


It's a close cousin of an error.  You have to complete a play to get an out (other than the IF fly rule).