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Friday, September 21, 2018

Angels’ Francisco Arcia makes history by catching, pitching, homering in same game

OAKLAND, Calif.—Los Angeles Angels catcher Francisco Arcia began the day behind the plate, did a brief stint on the mound and ended up in the major league record books.

Arcia pitched two innings of relief and hit his sixth home run in the Angels’ 21-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.

In doing so, Arcia became the first player to catch, pitch and homer in the same game in the modern era (since 1900), according to Elias Sports Bureau.

The things we wind up doing on a night when our team is being utterly hammered…..

QLE Posted: September 21, 2018 at 08:05 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, catching, francisco arcia, pitching

Friday, September 07, 2018

What Gary Sanchez can improve | 09/07/2018 | MLB.com

The last couple of days on MLB Network radio Eduardo Pérez has been putting a lot of blame for Gary Sanchez’s defensive problems on the current Yankees coaching staff. Although they might deserve some blame, I’d say the lions share of the responsibility falls on Gary Sanchez.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 07, 2018 at 10:23 AM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: catching, gary sanchez

Monday, April 02, 2018

Two Truths and a Lie: The Hidden Forces That Affect How Catchers Perform at the Plate - The Ringer

Tyler Flowers and big questions about catchers.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 02, 2018 at 10:13 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: catching, sabermetrics

 

 

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