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Friday, March 29, 2019

MLB roundup: Dodgers hit eight homers in historic win

An Opening Day without Clayton Kershaw worked out just fine for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who crushed eight home runs and received six strong innings from fill-in starter Hyun-Jin Ryu in a 12-5 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

Joc Pederson and Enrique Hernandez each hit two home runs as the Dodgers set a major league record for homers in a season opener and matched the club’s mark for any game. Los Angeles hit three home runs in the fourth inning and three more in the seventh.

Arizona starter Zack Greinke (0-1) took the brunt of the damage, giving up four home runs in 3 2/3 innings. He yielded seven runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts. Christian Walker hit a home run for the Diamondbacks and drove in two runs.

Greinke, the former Dodgers co-ace, has now given up 14 home runs in 34 innings at Dodger Stadium since joining the Diamondbacks before the start of the 2016 season.

As a side note, the Home Run Derby TV series was shot sixty years ago- could it be time for a revival?

 

QLE Posted: March 29, 2019 at 08:52 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dodgers, home run derby, three true outcomes

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   1. Man o' Schwar Posted: March 29, 2019 at 02:27 PM (#5826728)
So based on what I saw of yesterday's action, batters are projected to hit about 1.2 million home runs this year, with several hitters topping the 200 HR mark.
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: March 29, 2019 at 02:30 PM (#5826731)
I watched a bit of this game, and it was just dull. When everyone is hitting homers, there's no magic or excitement to them.
   3. base ball chick Posted: March 29, 2019 at 05:27 PM (#5826808)
Tom Nawrocki Posted: March 29, 2019 at 02:30 PM (#5826731)

I watched a bit of this game, and it was just dull. When everyone is hitting homers, there's no magic or excitement to them


QFT

(except when a pitcher hits obne out. now THAT is awesome
   4. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 29, 2019 at 05:30 PM (#5826812)
base ball chick doesn’t dig the long ball.
   5. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 29, 2019 at 05:31 PM (#5826813)
[1] “on pace for” is different than “projected”
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: March 29, 2019 at 05:52 PM (#5826818)

[1] “on pace for” is different than “projected”



They're not really on pace for 1.2 million homers either.

   7. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 29, 2019 at 06:38 PM (#5826822)
Yeah, there are 2430 games per year so that’s around 500 per game. I should have checked the math. There are a few guys on pace for 324 home runs, though.
   8. base ball chick Posted: March 29, 2019 at 07:15 PM (#5826831)
Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 29, 2019 at 05:30 PM (#5826812)

base ball chick doesn’t dig the long ball


- triples and steals of home are MUCH more exciting than homahs

unless it is jhoulys chacin or madbum hitting one - or two on Opening Day. or some random reliever who hasn't had an AB in 5 years - now THAT is really exciting

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