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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Benches clear after Diamondbacks beat Dodgers in 11 innings following controversial call

The story of Friday night’s Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers game is not that it ended in a 3-2 victory for Arizona. It’s that the benches clear after all was said and done, and the D-backs had secured the win.

It all started with a controversial call in the 11th inning with the Dodgers up at bat and trailing 3-2. A.J. Pollock thought he was hit on the wrist by a pitch from Archie Bradley, but the ball—which looked like it may have hit the bottom of the bat—flew up in the air and the catcher gloved it for an out. The Dodgers challenged the call, but it was not overturned.

With no previous outs and a runner on first, a walk would have put Los Angeles in a very different position, but the call stood, and the Dodgers had an out on the board.

If I tried to start a fist-fight every time I was frustrated, I’d be in jail within weeks….

 

QLE Posted: August 11, 2019 at 04:50 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: benches clearing, diamondbacks, dodgers

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Pirates have an anger problem

Tuesday night’s benches-clearing brawl between the Pirates and Reds was not the first time this year that the two clubs had a disagreement. In April, the Pirates didn’t like that Derek Dietrich admired his home run, so Chris Archer threw behind Dietrich the next time he came to the plate. The benches emptied, leading to one of the best baseball pictures ever taken:

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The two incidents are actually part of a longer trend for the Pirates in which their thirst for revenge has escalated into benches-clearing incidents. Here’s a likely incomplete list of benches-clearing incidents involving the Pirates dating back to 2015. Each date links to a post we wrote about the incident so you can read the whole story.

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I searched the posts we’ve made here since the start of the 2015 regular season, using the phrases “benches clear,” “benches empty,” and “tempers flare,” which are common phrases used for such incidents. With the usual disclaimer that this is very likely an incomplete list based on an incomplete methodology, I was able to find 45 benches-clearing incidents over the last five years. The Pirates were involved in nine of them — 20 percent. The Rangers have been involved in eight such incidents, followed by the Cubs and Giants at 7, and the Royals at six. If you set the cutoff arbitrarily to May 30, 2018, the Pirates have been involved in five of 14 incidents (~36 percent).

So, any theories on why this might be the case?

QLE Posted: August 01, 2019 at 03:31 AM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: anger, benches clearing, pirates

 

 

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