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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Chirinos Leads Rangers to 16-0 rout of ChiSox [and Adam Dunn Pitches]

The laugher ended with designated hitter Adam Dunn on the mound in the ninth inning. The 6-foot-6, 280-pounder allowed one run on two hits and a walk. He did not speak with reporters afterward.

“If (Dunn) hits someone, we can’t charge him—he’s too big,” joked Beltre, who added, “He was throwing power sinkers. Obviously, they were too nasty for J.P.” Arencibia fouled out.

My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: August 06, 2014 at 11:47 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 06, 2014 at 05:29 PM (#4765882)
If the DH comes in to pitch, as Dunn did here, would the team lose the DH if another pitcher replaced Dunn on the mound, or would Dunn still be allowed to be the DH?
   2. joeysdadjoe Posted: August 06, 2014 at 06:35 PM (#4765930)
You would lose it but who would care?
   3. Srul Itza Posted: August 06, 2014 at 06:48 PM (#4765938)
I remember listening on the radio when Rocky Colavito came in to pitch for the Yankees in 1968, in a game they were down 5-0 -- which, back then, seemed like a big lead. Of course, that year they had a team batting average of .224 (NOT including pitchers) and scored 3.3 runs per game.

Then the Yankees came back to win it, taking a 6-5 lead, and Colavito was credited with the win.

Now, it would take a hell of a lot today for this to happen, but still, one can only hope.


   4. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: August 06, 2014 at 09:45 PM (#4766008)
Now, it would take a hell of a lot today for this to happen, but still, one can only hope.

It just takes a heck of a lot of extra innings. Chris Davis beat the Red Sox in a 17 inning game in 2012, which set the tone for the Red Sox season. Way back in 1988 the Braves beat Jose Oquendo in the 19th, but only after Oquendo had shut them out for three innings.
   5. Shock Posted: August 06, 2014 at 10:49 PM (#4766046)
I remember not that long ago you'd generally have to see a game go to the 15th inning before you'd risk seeing a position player pitch. Now teams carry eleventy billion relievers a side, and we have position players throwing the 9th. Unreal.
   6. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: August 07, 2014 at 08:17 AM (#4766137)
It just takes a heck of a lot of extra innings.


Not always. Sometimes it just takes poor deployment of your pitching resources.

Brent Mayne got a win in 2000. Mayne was the 10th Rockies pitcher in just 12 innings. He pitched a scoreless top of the frame against the Braves in Coors, then was credited with the win when Adam Melhuse, pinch-hitting for Mayne, singled in the winning run in a 7-6 Rockies victory. Mayne was good enough to pitch for the Rockies in a close contest, but not good enough to bat.

   7. Ron J2 Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:08 AM (#4766156)
#4 There was an article in SI about how awful the Braves were at the time and it contained a bit on that game. Something to the effect that the Cardinals surrendered in the 16th and the Braves won in the 19th.
   8. Gary Truth Serum Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:15 AM (#4766157)
#4 There was an article in SI about how awful the Braves were at the time and it contained a bit on that game. Something to the effect that the Cardinals surrendered in the 16th and the Braves won in the 19th.

The line was something like "The Braves are so bad that the Cardinals conceded the game by putting in Oquendo to pitch and it still took three innings to beat them."
   9. Walt Davis Posted: August 07, 2014 at 09:30 PM (#4766774)
Didn't a Cub position player get a win in the last week or so in an extra-inning game. Yeah, C John Baker.

It would be very unlikely to see it in today's game in a 9-inning affair.

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