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Friday, October 18, 2019

The hit-by-pitch god

In the latest edition of SB Nation’s “Dorktown,” Jon Bois and Alex Rubenstein statistically rhapsodize on the career of “an otherwise normal-seeming person, who, to an extent baseball has never before seen, willingly uses his own body as a human baseball bat”—Brandon Guyer. Don’t miss the graphic around 8:30 and stay for the end, with bonus videos of players failing at sliding and at running into Albert Belle.

sotapop Posted: October 18, 2019 at 02:50 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: brandon guyer, hbpgod, hit by pitch, ouch, the fourth true outcome

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The bizarre brilliance of Derek Dietrich’s 2019 season

To date, Dietrich has been hit by an astonishing 25 pitches, the second most in all baseball. He’s also the owner of 28 walks on the season, as well as a career-best 19 dingers. None of those, in a vacuum, jump off the page in any sort of way, really, aside from the HBP numbers that were largely fueled by a fit of Clint Hurdle rage months back.

What’s astonishing in context, however, is that he only has 18 singles this entire season. Right now, with the season nearing its completion, Dietrich has more HBP, walks, and homers than he has singles. That’s simply unheard of.

 

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: September 17, 2019 at 02:36 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: derek dietrich, hit by pitch, homers, walks

Monday, June 24, 2019

Dietrich hit record-breaking 6th time in series

Dietrich didn’t budge, and the pitch hit him on the right arm. It was the sixth time he was hit by a pitch in the series, which set a new Major League record.

During Friday’s 11-7 win over Milwaukee, Dietrich was hit by pitches three times, and it happened twice more on Thursday during a 7-1 victory. According to Elias, he became the first player to be hit by pitches five times in a series of any length since Washington’s Jake Stahl in 1904.

Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell argued Friday that Dietrich was leaning into the pitches rather than trying to avoid them.

The left-handed Claudio was brought in specifically to face the lefty-hitting Dietrich and threw only two pitches. Brewers fans booed upon the record-breaker. Meanwhile, Dietrich simply removed the protective shield that covered his elbow and put up six fingers in the air as he headed to first base.

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: June 24, 2019 at 05:18 AM | 12 comment(s)
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