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Thursday, May 08, 2014

Clinton Lumberkings 20, Burlington Bees 17 (13)

Down 16 runs after five innings, and still trailing by 10 with six outs remaining…

Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: May 08, 2014 at 12:36 AM | 30 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Cooper Nielson Posted: May 08, 2014 at 05:47 AM (#4702722)
This is already a great story, but punctuated by this:

Clinton Top of the 8th
Pitching Change: Eswarlin Jimenez replaces Cole Swanson.
Burt Reynolds homers (4) on a fly ball to left field.
   2. Cooper Nielson Posted: May 08, 2014 at 05:53 AM (#4702723)
Oddly, he's Dominican.
   3. Russ Posted: May 08, 2014 at 05:56 AM (#4702724)
Tommy Burns is feeling it today... 6 ER in 0.1 IP will wreck your sleep that night, I would guess (162 ERA).
   4. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: May 08, 2014 at 06:56 AM (#4702730)
2: and likely signed because he's Robinson Cano's cousin.
   5. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 08, 2014 at 07:00 AM (#4702732)
So don't expect any hustle out of him, eh?
   6. Scott Lange Posted: May 08, 2014 at 07:10 AM (#4702735)
More color, not that the box score isn't entertaining on its own.
   7. Xander Posted: May 08, 2014 at 07:54 AM (#4702741)
Edit: NM, late.
   8. Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 08, 2014 at 08:20 AM (#4702745)
Clinton also overcame an eight-run deficit on Saturday, scoring five times with two outs in the ninth inning to beat Wisconsin, 16-13.


No chance does anyone involved with the franchise, or anyone playing against this franchise, ever complain about someone "running up the score".
Ahead by 6 in the 5th in a future game and they steal a base? Perfectly fine, and no one can ##### about it.
   9. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: May 08, 2014 at 09:32 AM (#4702785)
   10. Accent Shallow Posted: May 08, 2014 at 09:50 AM (#4702803)
Steinmann said that after using five pitchers and getting three innings of one-hit relief from Emilio Pagan (1-0), he had no doubts about leaving the game in Kauppila's hands. The 22-year-old second baseman, who throws right-handed, worked a 1-2-3 frame and picked up the save.


No ####?
   11. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: May 08, 2014 at 09:57 AM (#4702808)
Tommy Burns is feeling it today... 6 ER in 0.1 IP will wreck your sleep that night, I would guess (162 ERA).


Tommy Burns has had worse days than that.
   12. bookbook Posted: May 08, 2014 at 10:29 AM (#4702824)
Lonnie Kauppila, starting at 2b, goes 3-6 with a double and 3 rbis, then comes in to pitch a hitless thirteenth and pick up his first save of the season.

All in a day's work.

(In all seriousness, Emilio Pagan's 3 scoreless innings with 4 strike outs in this game probably ought to win him pitcher of the week.)

Edited: Of course it was a hitless thirteenth, not ninth, for relief ace Kauppila.
   13. Jeltzandini Posted: May 08, 2014 at 10:34 AM (#4702826)
Official attendance: 558. Wonder how many fans saw it through.
   14. zonk Posted: May 08, 2014 at 11:17 AM (#4702852)
Games like this are why I love baseball...

One of my all-time favorite games was this one from 1989.
   15. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: May 08, 2014 at 11:31 AM (#4702866)
Time of game: 3 hours, 28 minutes.
   16. Tilden Katz Posted: May 08, 2014 at 11:35 AM (#4702867)
I can highly recommend the book on this team that came out last year.
   17. Rants Mulliniks Posted: May 08, 2014 at 11:40 AM (#4702870)
#14 - Here's an even bigger comeback from that season Jays 13, Red Sox 11
   18. TerpNats Posted: May 08, 2014 at 01:22 PM (#4702927)
Clinton is a Mariners affiliate, Burlington the Angels. Essentially, this was a minor-league version of the 1995 AL West season, encapsulated into one game. It even had extra play.
   19. Born1951 Posted: May 08, 2014 at 01:24 PM (#4702928)
Since 1901, major league teams are 1007-6 when scoring at least 17 runs and 373-4 when scoring exactly 17.
   20. puck Posted: May 08, 2014 at 01:29 PM (#4702935)
I can highly recommend the book on this team that came out last year.


Link to book (the original link didn't work for me).

1 star: Self Indulgent

I forced myself to finish this book, I kept thinking it would get good and beyond the mediocre writing of a wannabe Jack Kuruak. If you are looking for a good baseball book this is not it. If you are looking for the attempt at a great American book of generational transition this isn't it either


Interesting, Google corrects that to Jack Kerouac.
   21. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: May 08, 2014 at 01:36 PM (#4702941)
Time of game: 3 hours, 28 minutes.

This is (part of) why minor league baseball is so awesome.
   22. esseff Posted: May 08, 2014 at 02:54 PM (#4702988)
Official attendance: 558.


Number of people who, 20 years from now, will have said they were there: 55,800.
   23. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: May 08, 2014 at 03:06 PM (#4702993)
#14 - Here's an even bigger comeback from that season Jays 13, Red Sox 11
Ugh, I was actually at that game. Went with my college girlfriend, not really a baseball fan, but turned to me when the Sox brought Stanley in and said "Great, now they're going to lose." Me: "Don't be ridiculous, they're ahead by 10 runs..."
   24. John Northey Posted: May 08, 2014 at 03:08 PM (#4702997)
What is funny about that 1989 game the Jays won 13-11 is I remember watching it on TV and there was something there...it just felt like it was going to happen even though it seemed impossible. That was a fun season for the Jays, from 12-24 to a division title.
   25. SandyRiver Posted: May 08, 2014 at 03:29 PM (#4703007)
Time of game: 3 hours, 28 minutes.


Not bad for a 12-inning game with 123 PA including 15 BB, and probably north of 450 pitches.
   26. Jeltzandini Posted: May 08, 2014 at 04:06 PM (#4703021)
By contrast, yesterday the Marlins beat the Mets 1-0. 5 total hits, 7 walks, 16 strikeouts. 253 total pitches, only one intra-inning pitching change, and it still took 2:40.
   27. Boxkutter Posted: May 09, 2014 at 04:09 AM (#4703227)
Clinton is a Mariners affiliate, Burlington the Angels. Essentially, this was a minor-league version of the 1995 AL West season, encapsulated into one game. It even had extra play.

Underrated quote alert! Love the comparison.
   28. Alex meets the threshold for granular review Posted: May 09, 2014 at 04:18 AM (#4703228)
One of my all-time favorite games was this one from 1989.


Here's the game that, quite literally, turned me into a baseball fan.

Check Pujols' line.
   29. Bunny Vincennes Posted: May 09, 2014 at 09:47 AM (#4703297)
14. zonk Posted: May 08, 2014 at 11:17 AM (#4702852)
Games like this are why I love baseball...

One of my all-time favorite games was this one from 1989.


I was at that game with my grandfather. That was awesome.
   30. Bunny Vincennes Posted: May 09, 2014 at 09:49 AM (#4703299)
Jeltzandini Posted: May 08, 2014 at 04:06 PM (#4703021)
By contrast, yesterday the Marlins beat the Mets 1-0. 5 total hits, 7 walks, 16 strikeouts. 253 total pitches, only one intra-inning pitching change, and it still took 2:40.


Who cares how long it took? Its still under three hours which is an hour and half less than a football game and if you commit to going to the game you have decided you have nothing better to do. Big deal.

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