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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Braves fans flooded MLB’s Twitter after controversial replay ruling erased a run

The Atlanta Braves were on the wrong side of two controversial calls in the fifth inning against the Cubs on Tuesday. Most of all, it included an apparent missed call after a replay review.

What is the real purpose of MLB replay?
To get the call right? (Laughable)
Or to protect on-field umpires? (Likely)

Justin Turner Overdrive Posted: May 16, 2018 at 03:16 PM | 104 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: braves, cubs, replay

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   101. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: May 18, 2018 at 02:04 PM (#5675179)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Barr

Barr is perhaps best known for setting a record for consecutive batters retired (41, later tied by Bobby Jenks in 2007,[1] and then broken by Mark Buehrle on July 28, 2009 and again by Yusmeiro Petit on August 28, 2014). Barr remains the only pitcher to retire as many as 41 consecutive batters in the course of only two games; his streak began in the third inning of a complete-game win and extended through the seventh inning of another complete-game win (Beurhle's streak included his perfect game and the starts before and after, while the streaks of Jenks and Petit included a number of relief appearances).

He joined the team's rotation in the middle of 1972 and, despite never pitching a no-hitter or perfect game, that summer set the record for consecutive batters retired. Over the course of two starts, on August 23 and August 29, he retired 41 players in a row. On August 23 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he walked opposing pitcher Bob Moose to lead off the third inning and then retired the final 21 batters to end the game with a 2-hitter. In his next start, he retired the first 20 St. Louis Cardinals in order before Bernie Carbo earned a seventh-inning double. He won that game too, with a complete game 3-hitter.
   102. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 18, 2018 at 02:13 PM (#5675191)
Barr remains the only pitcher to retire as many as 41 consecutive batters in the course of only two games;


Um, Buehrle did 44 in 2 consecutive games.

(Beurhle's streak included his perfect game and the starts before and after,


Yeah, but without the before part, he still beats Barr. In the course of only 2 games, Buehrle retired 44 straight. Thatt that his streak extended to a third game is immaterial. Barr holds the "record" of most batters retired in a row in 2 games in which his streak did not extend to a 3rd game, but is that really a record? If player A goes 4 for 4 in one game, and then 3 for 3 before making an out in the next, does he hold the record for most consecutive hits in only 2 games if someone else gets a hit in his last AB, then goes 5 for 5 the next day, and then 3 for 3 the next?
   103. SoSH U at work Posted: May 18, 2018 at 03:31 PM (#5675280)
I believe Buehrle’s streak beat the record held by former teammate Bobby Jenks.
   104. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 18, 2018 at 05:06 PM (#5675349)
To beat a dead horse to the extreme, what if Buehrle pitched 3 straight perfect games. Would Barr still hold he record?
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