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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Adam LaRoche joins Harold Baines with historically-rare achievement

LaRoche took his third at-bat in the 14th inning with runners on the corners and one out. The 34-year-old hit into what appeared to be an inning-ending double play, but hustled down the line and beat out Dee Gordon‘s throw to first base and the Nationals took a 6-5 lead. LaRoche had driven in his fifth run. Asdrubal Cabrera then homered and the Nats hung on to win 8-5 in 14 innings.

How often has a player entered the game in the ninth inning or later and accrued five RBI? Just one other time in baseball history. Harold Baines accomplished the feat for the Orioles in 1999 against the White Sox.

Wild game.  Baines wins this matchup though, he had an RBI triple and scored the tying run in the ninth and then hit a walk off grand slam in the tenth.

BBref has Baines career earnings for his 22 season, 2866 hit career as $24.6 million.  B.J. Upton has made nearly $26 million the last two season in Atlanta for hitting .196/.275/.307.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: September 04, 2014 at 04:39 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: adam laroche, dodgers, nats

Monday, August 11, 2014

Bryce Harper drawing heat for scuffing Braves logo at Turner Field

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper can’t take a step these days without someone watching him. And apparently people — several thousands of them, in fact — were watching very closely on Saturday night, as he caught the attention and drew the ire of Atlanta Braves fans for repeatedly and seemingly intentionally scuffing the “A” logo that sits behind home plate at Turner Field.

Harper, of course, denies it being intentional, which is actually more pathetic.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: August 11, 2014 at 05:37 AM | 35 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, bryce harper, douchebag, nats

 

 

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