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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-23-2011

22 years ago today:

                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9  10 11 12  13 14 15  16 17 18  19 20 21  22    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -   -    -  -  -
Dodgers         0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   1    1 20  1
Expos           0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0  0  0   0    0 13  1


AP via Pittsburgh Post Gazette, August 25, 1989:

The score was 0-0 in the top of the 22nd inning, the game was six hours old, and Rick Dempsey, at 39 the oldest player on the field, was ready to go home.  He stepped to the plate against Dennis Martinez and ended the second longest shutout ever.

...

The six Expos pitchers…did not allow a walk, setting a National League record [for most innings in one game without walking a batter].

The only ejection that night was Youppi!, who got tossed for messing with Tommy Lasorda.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 23, 2011 at 09:01 AM | 38 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 23, 2011 at 09:06 AM (#3906605)
Top of the 17th:
Fernando Valenzuela pinch hits for Tim Crews (P) batting 9th

Rich Thompson whiffed Fernando. It was one of 19 career pinch-hitting appearances for the large lefty, who hit .389 as a PH.
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 23, 2011 at 09:12 AM (#3906607)
The only ejection that night was Youppi!, who got tossed for messing with Tommy Lasorda.

he just wanted to play with 5 of the dogs
   3. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: August 23, 2011 at 11:39 AM (#3906620)
For the '89 season, the Dodgers' record in 22-inning games was 1-1.
   4. Rancischley Leweschquens (Tim Wallach was my Hero) Posted: August 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM (#3906635)
I remember that game (although I'm pretty sure I was not allowed to watch the whole thing, I was 12 at the time).

But Raines was hitting 4th? Really? Somehow, I did not remember Larry Walker being an Expo so early. And John Wetteland winning the game for the Dodgers is rather interesting.
   5. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 23, 2011 at 01:24 PM (#3906668)
Happy birthday to Julio Franco, who turns 379 years old today.
   6. crict Posted: August 23, 2011 at 02:04 PM (#3906693)
The Expos never had any luck bringing in their ace starter in relief vs the Dodgers.
   7. Gary Truth Serum Posted: August 23, 2011 at 03:33 PM (#3906792)
If I recall correctly, this was the game where Walker should have ended the game much earlier by scoring on a sac fly in extra innings, but was called out for leaving third base too early. According to SI the only reason the Dodgers knew to appeal was because the umpires were remaining on the field while the players were walking off.
   8. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 23, 2011 at 03:49 PM (#3906808)
Up at THT, today is the 40th anniversary of the Ron Santo Explosion.

Then comes a litany of other events having their anniversary today, including: back-to-back pinch hit homers, Bonds joins the 400/400 club, a minor league double-no-hitter, 1-0 (22), Gaylord Perry finally busted, Finley sells out, Dick Allen hits one to Harry Caray in center, Lindy McDaniel w/ one of the best relief performances ever, Bob Feller's 1st win, Julio Franco born, Lefty Grove's big clubhouse blowup, the hitless wonders can't lose.
   9. Mike Emeigh Posted: August 23, 2011 at 04:01 PM (#3906818)
Rick Dempsey, at 39 the oldest player on the field, was ready to go home. He stepped to the plate against Dennis Martinez and ended the second longest shutout ever.


Technically, he didn't end it then. Dempsey still had to go back out and catch.

But he did end it in the bottom half of the inning, throwing out Rex Hudler trying to steal second for the final out of the game.

-- MWE
   10. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: August 23, 2011 at 04:06 PM (#3906823)
The only ejection that night was Youppi!, who got tossed for messing with Tommy Lasorda.

Lasorda is the only manager I remember having problems with the Phanatic. An occasional surly ump did, but Lasorda's about the only manager. Lasorda claimed it was about the Phanatic taking a big tamper thingy and demolishing the opposing team's batting helmet. My theory is that he didn't like the Phanatic's imitation of Dt10D Tommy, with his big belly bouncing all around.
   11. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 23, 2011 at 04:12 PM (#3906828)
Technically, he didn't end it then.


He didn't end the game, but he did end the shutout.
   12. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 23, 2011 at 04:36 PM (#3906856)
Up at THT,

You'll want to correct the 22-inning game note. It wasn't a walk-off home run.
   13. Famous Original Joe C Posted: August 23, 2011 at 06:20 PM (#3906961)
Anyone else on the East Coast (I'm in Boston) just feel that earthquake?
   14. ((('Spos))) Posted: August 23, 2011 at 06:24 PM (#3906964)
Felt it up here in Tronna. Top floor of a wood-frame house.
   15. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 23, 2011 at 06:26 PM (#3906967)
Anyone else on the East Coast (I'm in Boston) just feel that earthquake?


Angel Pagan wasn't done yet.
   16. Repoz Posted: August 23, 2011 at 06:26 PM (#3906968)
That earthquake's rattle was so far reaching...Starlin Castro broke a sweat!
   17. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: August 23, 2011 at 06:27 PM (#3906969)
I've heard from people in DC, NY, and West Virginia that they felt it. A California guy I know in Pennsylvania didn't feel it, but his girlfriend did a few blocks away.
   18. JJ1986 Posted: August 23, 2011 at 06:27 PM (#3906970)
Anyone else on the East Coast (I'm in Boston) just feel that earthquake?


I felt it pretty well in Southern Maryland.
   19. bunyon Posted: August 23, 2011 at 06:36 PM (#3906980)
Winston-Salem, NC felt it pretty good. Weird quake. Any Californians want to discuss how far away a 5.9 should be felt? The USGS says it was centered around Charlottesville, VA but that seems off to me. Of course, they're probably better at it than me.

Hey, there it is again!
   20. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: August 23, 2011 at 06:37 PM (#3906981)
Felt it in Chapel Hill NC.
   21. AndrewJ Posted: August 23, 2011 at 06:38 PM (#3906983)
Felt it in suburban Philly. At first I thought it was the guy in the apartment above me stomping around for 15 seconds. He's been known to do that.
   22. Hack Wilson Posted: August 23, 2011 at 06:42 PM (#3906986)
Angel Pagan just pooped his pants.
   23. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 23, 2011 at 06:50 PM (#3906992)
Blue Jays have announced a 3:30 press conference.

Wandy Rodriguez has just been claimed by a mystery team.

I'm not saying. I'm just saying.
   24. BDC Posted: August 23, 2011 at 06:52 PM (#3906994)
I was talking to my dad on the phone (he lives in South Jersey). He calmly announced that he was having a stroke, and then realized that pictures were falling off his walls, which wouldn't necessarily be the case with a stroke.
   25. JJ1986 Posted: August 23, 2011 at 06:52 PM (#3906995)
Wandy Rodriguez has just been claimed by a mystery team.


Wrong Hole Buster says it's the Nats.
   26. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: August 23, 2011 at 06:57 PM (#3907002)
I was talking to my dad on the phone (he lives in South Jersey). He calmly announced that he was having a stroke, and then realized that pictures were falling off his walls, which wouldn't necessarily be the case with a stroke.


If I ever have a stroke, I hope it gives me superpowers.
   27. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 23, 2011 at 07:08 PM (#3907008)
Jays acquire Kelly Johnson from Dbacks for Aaron Hill and John McDonald.

WTF????
   28. Banta Posted: August 23, 2011 at 07:13 PM (#3907013)
I felt the earthquake in western NY, south of Buffalo. Thought it was the washer out of balance again, at first. I did occur to me at the time that it was a bit violent for that, but I always just assume my house is getting ready to fall down.

Then my girlfriend texted me that an earthquake had happened and everything fell into place.
   29. JJ1986 Posted: August 23, 2011 at 07:16 PM (#3907015)
Jays acquire Kelly Johnson from Dbacks for Aaron Hill and John McDonald.


Isn't Aaron Hill really terrible now? Why would the DBacks want those two?
   30. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 23, 2011 at 07:16 PM (#3907016)
KJ is pretty terrible too, although he has pop. I'm guessing they want the upgrade in defense?

Isn't KJ a free agent in a few months? Why even bother if you're the Jays? Just to save some money?

Hill + McDonald - owed $6.5 million in 2011. Hill has a number of club options that will be turned down, not sure if he has a buyout. McDonald is a FA.

KJ - owed $5.85 million in 2011, FA at the end of the year.
   31. JJ1986 Posted: August 23, 2011 at 07:18 PM (#3907018)
KJ is pretty terrible too. I'm guessing they want the upgrade in defense?


They very well might have improved their team marginally. If they're going to bother to upgrade, though, I would think they'd dream a little bigger.
   32. Banta Posted: August 23, 2011 at 07:19 PM (#3907019)
Johnson's a free agent at the end of the year. Maybe the Jays are trying to buy a draft pick?
   33. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 23, 2011 at 07:19 PM (#3907021)
Maybe the Jays are trying to buy a draft pick?


Good point. That's gotta be it. According to MLBTR's reverse engineering, Johnson is a Type B free agent, and could play his way into Type A compensation if he plays well.
   34. Paul D(uda) Posted: August 23, 2011 at 07:25 PM (#3907026)
I don't think the jays are trying to buy a draft pick. Here's waht I think:

They need a 2b for next year. You look around and see that the best 2b available via either trade or FA, is Kelly Johnson.

Problem is, Johnson will cost you a draft pick.

So what do you do? Trade two of your own FAs who you weren’t going to offer arbitration to so you can get Johnson, then resign him without giving up the draft pick.

For Arizona they get…. the hope that Hill bounces back to 2009. I can’t imagine them picking up his option though.
   35. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 23, 2011 at 07:43 PM (#3907044)
Robothal says its not the Nats that claimed Wandy.
   36. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 23, 2011 at 07:53 PM (#3907055)
Rockies win the Wandy claim - negotiating trade with Houston.
   37. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 23, 2011 at 08:09 PM (#3907091)
So the Diamondbacks could field an infield of:
1B: Overbay
2B: Hill
3B: Roberts
SS: McDonald

All three played those positions for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2007 (sadly, never at the same time).
   38. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 23, 2011 at 08:49 PM (#3907142)
Another surprising trade - Rox acquire 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff from Oakland for a PTBNL or cash.

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