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Hombre Brotani Posted: July 06, 2022 at 02:31 PM | 29 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. salvomania Posted: July 06, 2022 at 02:46 PM (#6085765)
Eloy Jimenez back in the lineup for the White Sox for the first time since April 23.
   2. salvomania Posted: July 06, 2022 at 03:55 PM (#6085775)
Jimenez hits a 2-run homer off the Twins' Joe Ryan in his second AB to tie the game 3-3 in the fourth.
   3. salvomania Posted: July 06, 2022 at 03:56 PM (#6085776)
The guy hit 31 homers in 468 AB as a 22-year-old rookie in 2019 and hasn't had more than 213 AB in a season since.
   4. Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: July 06, 2022 at 05:33 PM (#6085799)
The guy hit 31 homers in 468 AB as a 22-year-old rookie in 2019 and hasn't had more than 213 AB in a season since.

While technically true - and also correct about Eloy being fragile - it's still really misleading. In 2020, only 29 players had more than 213 AB because of the shortened season; this year is only around halfway over. So really you're just saying he missed most of 2021.

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Cubs won 2 of 3 in MIL, including hanging the L on Hader today (non-save situation).
   5. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 06, 2022 at 05:40 PM (#6085802)
Eloy added an RBI single, and the Sox and Twins are in the ninth in a wild one, tied 8-8.
   6. Rally Posted: July 06, 2022 at 05:55 PM (#6085808)
Watching A’s - Blue Jays.

Nick Allen looks like a 12 year old.
   7. Howie Menckel Posted: July 06, 2022 at 06:53 PM (#6085818)
another of baseball's hallowed records has (half) fallen, with Brandon Nimmo getting hit by a pitch to lead off the game.

that's Nimmo's 50th career HBP, tied for most in Mets history along with beloved star Michael Conforto (now in the federal government's Witness Protection Program - I'm assuming).

weird part is the Mets in the early/mid-1960s had a solid second baseman named Ron Hunt. later in his career with the Expos, Hunt broke a record for HBP in one season. how many? you guessed it - 50.
   8. Hombre Brotani Posted: July 06, 2022 at 08:44 PM (#6085830)
Shohei Ohtani's through 6 IP, 2 hits, 1 run (unearned), 8 Ks.
Also, a bases-loaded 2-rbi single.

He's never not amazing.
   9. Howie Menckel Posted: July 06, 2022 at 08:50 PM (#6085831)
.. unless he's pitching in Yankee Stadium....

[ducks for cover]
   10. Hombre Brotani Posted: July 06, 2022 at 08:53 PM (#6085833)
Add a stolen base to Ohtani's day.
   11. Hombre Brotani Posted: July 06, 2022 at 08:55 PM (#6085834)
Add a run scored to Ohtani's day.
   12. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: July 06, 2022 at 09:01 PM (#6085835)
Another multi-homer game for Schwarber. Now up to .227/.342/.542 with a 140 wRC+.
   13. Hombre Brotani Posted: July 06, 2022 at 09:16 PM (#6085837)
Ohtani's done for the night as a pitcher. 7 IP, 1 unearned run. In his last 5 starts:
33.2 IP, 16 hits, 7 walks, 46 Ks, 1 earned run, 0.27 ERA.

IF the Angels win, he'll be 5-0 over that stretch. In non-Shohei starts during that stretch, the Angels are 5-14.
   14. Rally Posted: July 06, 2022 at 09:37 PM (#6085840)
weird part is the Mets in the early/mid-1960s had a solid second baseman named Ron Hunt. later in his career with the Expos, Hunt broke a record for HBP in one season. how many? you guessed it - 50.


Hunt broke in with the 1959 McCook Braves. He was a baseball magnet from the start- 13 HBP in 62 games. One of his teammates was still around in the 80s - Phil Niekro. And another pitched his final professional game in 1997 - Pat Jordan. Though Jordan was working on about 13000 days of rest.
   15. Rally Posted: July 06, 2022 at 09:38 PM (#6085841)
In non-Shohei starts during that stretch, the Angels are 5-14.


I would have guessed 2-17.
   16. Hombre Brotani Posted: July 06, 2022 at 09:50 PM (#6085845)
I thought it was 0-19, but it only feels like it.
   17. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 06, 2022 at 10:13 PM (#6085848)
LeMahieu’s 2-run single, and solo HRs by Donaldson, Gallo & Higashioka have the Yankees up 5-0 in Pittsburgh, now in 7th.

EDIT: Worth noting that Matt Carpenter is getting a start in RF tonight.
   18. base ball chick Posted: July 06, 2022 at 10:43 PM (#6085851)
the royals are giving the astros a much tougher time than either the yankees or mets did. christian javier no hits the yanks, 1 hits the mets, then the royals hit THREE homahs offn him - five runs over only 5 IP. the royals starters have outpitched the astros starters all 3 games. it is the royals bullpen that has let em down. that MJ melendez guy is gonna wally pip salvy perez
   19. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 06, 2022 at 10:53 PM (#6085852)
Aaron Judge gavels a Grand Slam to LF (419 feet), HR # 30, to extend the Yankees lead to 9-0. He also has a single, double, BB & SB tonight, for a pretty good day’s work. That HR also gives Judge the AL lead in RBI!

EDIT: Donaldson SF makes it 10-0, causing Pirates broadcasters to muse about possible unwritten rule violation.
   20. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 06, 2022 at 11:18 PM (#6085853)
Position Player Pitching Alert: Pirates 2nd baseman Josh Vanmeter now on mound, his 3rd pitching performance of the season, causing some lamentations from Pirates broadcasters that this was being done in a home game.

EDIT: Hicks Grand Slam & Stanton solo shot make it 15-0, and produce “THIS IS A JOKE” response from Pirates broadcaster.
   21. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: July 06, 2022 at 11:34 PM (#6085855)
EDIT: Donaldson SF makes it 10-0, causing Pirates broadcasters to muse about possible unwritten rule violation.

Those Pirates announcers were also complaining all night about bad calls by the HP umpire against the Pirates' pitchers, almost none of which were actually in the strike zone, but when they got gift strikes they just seemed to accept it as their due. They're low key and inoffensive but I haven't heard TV announcers like that since the days of Hawk Harrelson, kind of like a mild mannered version of the late Celtics announcer Johnny Most.
   22. Srul Itza Posted: July 06, 2022 at 11:37 PM (#6085856)
This game is Exhibit A in the argument for a Major League Mercy Rule.
   23. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 06, 2022 at 11:40 PM (#6085857)
Dodger swingman Mitch White has a no-hitter through six, but Jose Urenas, making his first start as a Rockie, has almost matched him with a two-hit shutout through six.

Check that: The game is entering the sixth, not through six.
   24. Walt Davis Posted: July 06, 2022 at 11:40 PM (#6085858)
Seriously ... I know you can't sub everybody but why is Stanton still hitting against a position player? At least bat lefty. Throwing batting practice to Stanton without a screen is genuinely dangerous.

Let's update the unfortunate Pirates blowout board:

0-21 Cubs
0-16 Yanks (Pirates still batting, hope I've jinxed the Yanks into a 17-run inning)
2-19 Brewers
4-18 Cards
5-14 Cubs
1-11 Dodgers
0-9 Cubs
0-9 Cards
1-9 Cards

16 is only the 2nd most runs they've given up in July. 57 RA in their last 7 games, 30 scored ... naturally they are 4-3. At least the Cubs are a half-game ahead now.
   25. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 06, 2022 at 11:48 PM (#6085860)
After a Bryant walk, Brendan Rodgers singles to center and that great Dodger defense ends up throwing the ball into the stands. No-hitter over, shutout over, Rockies lead 1-0.
   26. Howie Menckel Posted: July 07, 2022 at 01:21 AM (#6085862)
I will reprise my observation that all the scolds who couldn't watch another pitcher at-bat - including a Colon or deGrom HR, zero pleasure in that - really should double down on this rampant batters pitching abomination.

this is obviously much more of a joke/travesty.
   27. bookbook Posted: July 07, 2022 at 02:15 AM (#6085864)
I agree. There has been way too much pitching by position players this year. Really, managers, you need to protect your 13-man pitching staff (not to mention the extra 5 hurlers you have on a shuttle from AAA—you know, the guys who only throw 94.)
   28. TomH Posted: July 07, 2022 at 05:45 AM (#6085865)
current MLB leaders in HR
Aa Judge 30
Schwarber 27

Judge bats 2nd in the NYY lineup, while Schwarber mostly leads off. I suspect if these guys wind up pacing each league in HR, that a pair of 1-2 batters has accomplished that before.

   29. Rally Posted: July 07, 2022 at 09:53 AM (#6085877)
In the past I thought hitters at least tried to throw on the mound. I remember guys like Paul O’Neill and Chili Davis throwing 90 or st least close to it. A guy like Mark Grace throwing 65 was the exception. Now it seems like they all come in to throw ephus pitches. Even a guy like Brett Phillips, who is capable of throwing 90, establishes the fastball and then lives by the ephus.

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