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Jul 10, 2017 8:41am
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Mistwell wrote:

Astros just beat Blue Jays 19 to 1. They're really the only serious competition to the Dodgers right now (and a different league so only a world series threat). Dodgers have won 61 games to their 60.

 

I wonder if Patrick Beverly would attend some local MLB Playoffs games.  (Or, I guess pick your favorite new edition to the Clippers).

Jul 10, 2017 8:42am
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Mistwell wrote:

Astros just beat Blue Jays 19 to 1. They're really the only serious competition to the Dodgers right now (and a different league so only a world series threat). Dodgers have won 61 games to their 60.

 

What do you think of the Rockies?  I've liked their pitching this year.  Which, I couldn't even say in their 2007 World Series run.

Jul 10, 2017 9:44am
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The Dodgers have a better staff than Colorado. The stats: Dodgers team era = 3.15  Rockies team era= 4.45

The Dodgers are ranked #1 in team ERA.

Jul 10, 2017 10:18am
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Mistwell wrote:

Astros just beat Blue Jays 19 to 1. They're really the only serious competition to the Dodgers right now (and a different league so only a world series threat). Dodgers have won 61 games to their 60.

And that is with our starting pitching banged up for most of the season....wait till folks start returning.......

Jul 10, 2017 10:49am
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nuraman00 wrote:

Mistwell wrote:

Astros just beat Blue Jays 19 to 1. They're really the only serious competition to the Dodgers right now (and a different league so only a world series threat). Dodgers have won 61 games to their 60.

What do you think of the Rockies?  I've liked their pitching this year.  Which, I couldn't even say in their 2007 World Series run.

From what little I've seen, they're very good. I agree, solid pitching, solid bullpen (like Greg Holland). 

Jul 10, 2017 11:02am
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Went to a double-A game the other night-- my kind of baseball:   30 hits, and the pitcher on a 20-second clock (which CANNOT be introduced to MLB fast enough!!).   Red Sox affiliate won in the last of the 9th, 8-7, on an infield hit, hit batsman, walk, and walk-off grand slam.  Sat in the second row in $8 seats eating fried dough.    Baseball as it should be!   

 

When I went to a single A game, they had a game in between one of the innings.  I wish I remembered the exact name.  But a fan had 3 pitches to try and break the headlights of a car.  I wonder how they got the car onto the field, and how they could do it in such short time (2 min inning breaks).

 

Maybe it wasn't a full car/truck, but just the front portion?

 

It was most likely a non-working car/truck anyways.  They wouldn't want to break something that worked.

 

I don't think the fan succeed, but I think he or she did make contact with the headlights.

Jul 10, 2017 11:03am
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Jul 10, 2017 11:32am
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nuraman00 wrote:

dane wrote:

Went to a double-A game the other night-- my kind of baseball:   30 hits, and the pitcher on a 20-second clock (which CANNOT be introduced to MLB fast enough!!).   Red Sox affiliate won in the last of the 9th, 8-7, on an infield hit, hit batsman, walk, and walk-off grand slam.  Sat in the second row in $8 seats eating fried dough.    Baseball as it should be!   

 

What is fried dough?

 

30 hits is too many for me.  Bad pitching.  Get somebody out, please.

 

How many walks in the game?

 

Thanks for sharing.

With the 20 sec. clock, you can have an onslaught like that and the game still gets in in under 2-1/2 hours.   Pitchers were throwing in the 90s!  I think location is the problem at that level.  The walk off gs was on an 0-2 count; batter had missed the first two slow curves by at least a foot.  Pitcher made the mistake of throwing him a third one!   I love minor league ball--great athletes, and there are always fine defensive plays, but you never know what's going to happen when the ball goes into the air.

Fried dough is standard "fair fare"; it's basically a giant beignet (as in New Orleans).  Sweat yeast dough, about the size of a desert plate, deep fried, with butter and sugar on top.  What's not to like? (as long as you're 20 years old or you don't mind having a heart attack on the way out).

Jul 10, 2017 12:03pm
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dane wrote:

nuraman00 wrote:

dane wrote:

Went to a double-A game the other night-- my kind of baseball:   30 hits, and the pitcher on a 20-second clock (which CANNOT be introduced to MLB fast enough!!).   Red Sox affiliate won in the last of the 9th, 8-7, on an infield hit, hit batsman, walk, and walk-off grand slam.  Sat in the second row in $8 seats eating fried dough.    Baseball as it should be!   

 

What is fried dough?

 

30 hits is too many for me.  Bad pitching.  Get somebody out, please.

 

How many walks in the game?

 

Thanks for sharing.

With the 20 sec. clock, you can have an onslaught like that and the game still gets in in under 2-1/2 hours.   Pitchers were throwing in the 90s!  I think location is the problem at that level.  The walk off gs was on an 0-2 count; batter had missed the first two slow curves by at least a foot.  Pitcher made the mistake of throwing him a third one!   I love minor league ball--great athletes, and there are always fine defensive plays, but you never know what's going to happen when the ball goes into the air.

Fried dough is standard "fair fare"; it's basically a giant beignet (as in New Orleans).  Sweat yeast dough, about the size of a desert plate, deep fried, with butter and sugar on top.  What's not to like? (as long as you're 20 years old or you don't mind having a heart attack on the way out).

 

Thanks.  yes

Jul 10, 2017 12:08pm
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Mistwell wrote:

Astros just beat Blue Jays 19 to 1. They're really the only serious competition to the Dodgers right now (and a different league so only a world series threat). Dodgers have won 61 games to their 60.

 

They're pretty easily the two best teams, but the best teams don't always win in baseball. Samples are too small to have consistency. The best hitter in baseball can play like the 300th best player during a 7 game stretch or the equivalent of Lebron James turning into Wes Johnson for a playoff series.

Jul 10, 2017 12:20pm
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Hitnrun24 wrote:

Mistwell wrote:

Astros just beat Blue Jays 19 to 1. They're really the only serious competition to the Dodgers right now (and a different league so only a world series threat). Dodgers have won 61 games to their 60.

 

They're pretty easily the two best teams, but the best teams don't always win in baseball. Samples are too small to have consistency. The best hitter in baseball can play like the 300th best player during a 7 game stretch or the equivalent of Lebron James turning into Wes Johnson for a playoff series.

Absolutely true. 

Jul 10, 2017 12:46pm
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Why did the Astros make it in 2015 but not in 2016?

 

Are the Indians worse this year?  If so, why?

 

I kind of want to see the Indians, Rays, and Royals make it.  And I usually don't like the A.L. as much.

 

A Royals vs. Rays Wild Card game would be cool.  Either you have a recent champ, or a revitalized Rays team that last made it in 2013.

 

If the Rays could combine their pitching with the Marlins hitting, that would be a great team.

Jul 11, 2017 6:45am
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nuraman00 wrote:

Why did the Astros make it in 2015 but not in 2016?

 

Are the Indians worse this year?  If so, why?

 

I kind of want to see the Indians, Rays, and Royals make it.  And I usually don't like the A.L. as much.

 

A Royals vs. Rays Wild Card game would be cool.  Either you have a recent champ, or a revitalized Rays team that last made it in 2013.

 

If the Rays could combine their pitching with the Marlins hitting, that would be a great team.

The Astros got off to a slow start in 2016 and were really never able to recover from the 7-17 start.   It was mainly the starter pitching that caused to decline......Dallas Keuchel wasnt himself and other starters were hurt.....even though they finished strong at 77-61 they still came up short...

Jul 11, 2017 7:58am
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Mistwell wrote:

nuraman00 wrote:

Mistwell wrote:

Astros just beat Blue Jays 19 to 1. They're really the only serious competition to the Dodgers right now (and a different league so only a world series threat). Dodgers have won 61 games to their 60.

What do you think of the Rockies?  I've liked their pitching this year.  Which, I couldn't even say in their 2007 World Series run.

From what little I've seen, they're very good. I agree, solid pitching, solid bullpen (like Greg Holland). 

Don't sleep on Nats. Their staff is excellent as is their team. They are a definite threat but it's our boys in blue year. Too much all around depth.

Jul 11, 2017 2:01pm
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Strasburg has only pitched in one playoffs game across 3 playoffs runs that the Nationals have had while he's been on the team.

 

He's like Andrew Bogut in terms of health.

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Congrats to Rhy1244 on what the outcome of the Texas trade means to him.

Aug 1, 2017 6:47am
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Can't believe the Dodgers got what the wanted in acquiring another high quality starting pitcher. Meanwhile Astros got a pretty erratic guy who doesn't make them better. Could be Dodgers year!

Aug 1, 2017 8:31am
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Yu Darvish is a very good pitcher. He was the ace of the Ranger staff. While he is, by no stretch of the imagination a #1, the Dodgers are utilizing him as the #4. He gives the Dodgers an opportunity to give Kershaw needed rest in the post season. I believe it was a great move. They didn't lose any of their prized prospects.

Aug 1, 2017 9:00am
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If Darvish can get it together he easily has the stuff to be their #2, and in the post season that's likely where he'll be.

Aug 17, 2017 11:49am
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Aug 17, 2017 12:36pm
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Aug 17, 2017 1:19pm
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Rhy1244 wrote:

Haha.  Neat.

 

Are you getting ready to watch Team Japan in the LLWS?  They play Australia tomorrow.

Sep 5, 2017 9:55am
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Dodgers: I have not been able to watch much the last couple weeks, but I know they've been losing badly. Anyone have any insight as to what's up with the Dodgers?

Sep 5, 2017 11:49am
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Mistwell wrote:

Dodgers: I have not been able to watch much the last couple weeks, but I know they've been losing badly. Anyone have any insight as to what's up with the Dodgers?

 

Pitching has gotten blown up by Arizona and San Diego.

 

I wouldn't put too much into it, since they won't see San Diego in the playoffs, and even if Arizona plays in the WC game, I think they'll lose.

 

Plus when you play several teams 17 - 19 times (teams within the division), one of them will have a winning record in the season series.

 

Over the past 10 games, outscored 25 to 59.

 

Pitching Hits, HRs, Walks, Strikeouts (76.1 IP):

6, 1, 2, 14

8, 1, 4, 14

10, 2, 1, 10

11, 3, 3, 4

10, 2, 3, 9

2, 0, 0, 13

7, 1, 8, 9

11, 1, 6, 14

10, 2, 4, 9

14, 6, 2, 11

 

Totals:

 

89 hits, 19 HRs, 33 walks, 107 strikeouts.

 

107 / 33 = 3.24.  The K/BB ratio seems ok.  If this included only SPs and not relievers (relievers tend to have better K/BBs), then it would be pretty good.

 

Not the main issue.

 

1.5983 WHIP.  Abysmal.

 

19 HRs in 10 games, it's a little bad, but not the main problem.  And 6 of those HRs came from 1 game.  

 

I think it just goes back to the pitchers, while getting good strikeouts, keep giving up hits.

Sep 23, 2017 12:52pm
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MLB set the most HRs in a single season a few days ago, with 5694 HRs.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2017/09/19/new-mlb-home-run-record/683559001/

Sep 27, 2017 10:15am
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This is the 3rd year in a row all games start at roughly the same time on Closing Day.

MLB Extra Innings in my area has 14 SD channels and 2 repeat channels in HD.

I'm always curious as to which of the 15 games won't be on one of the Extra Innings channels (even though I don't have it).

Last year, I believe it was San Diego - Arizona.

I'll check to see which game won't be on this year.

I do see TBS has one game, so maybe all 15 games can be on a TV package at the same time.

Ok, I see last year's Blue Jays - Red Sox game was on TBS.  So I really think the Padres - Diamondbacks game was excluded from any national TV package, while the Blue Jays - Red Sox game was available both on TBS and on Extra Innings.

Oct 3, 2017 12:28pm
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nuraman00 wrote:

This is the 3rd year in a row all games start at roughly the same time on Closing Day.

MLB Extra Innings in my area has 14 SD channels and 2 repeat channels in HD.

I'm always curious as to which of the 15 games won't be on one of the Extra Innings channels (even though I don't have it).

Last year, I believe it was San Diego - Arizona.

I'll check to see which game won't be on this year.

I do see TBS has one game, so maybe all 15 games can be on a TV package at the same time.

Ok, I see last year's Blue Jays - Red Sox game was on TBS.  So I really think the Padres - Diamondbacks game was excluded from any national TV package, while the Blue Jays - Red Sox game was available both on TBS and on Extra Innings.

 

@MadFlabby:

 

Mariners-Angels and Astros-Red Sox were the repeat games on the 2 HD channels.

Padres-Giants was the missing game from the 14 SD channels.

 

Dodgers-Rockies was the TBS game.

Padres have gotten screwed 2 years in a row from Closing Day on the MLB Extra Innings package.  14 channels but 15 games.

 

Thoughts on people not being able to follow the Padres on Extra Innings during Closing Day?

 

It would be an extra shame if the Padres game had playoffs implications, and was the game with the most consequence, and people couldn't tune in to that game to see how the seedings would shake out because of that game.

Oct 3, 2017 12:33pm
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nuraman00 wrote:

MLB set the most HRs in a single season a few days ago, with 5694 HRs.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2017/09/19/new-mlb-home-run-record/683559001/

 

Can someone help find the final number?

Oct 3, 2017 12:33pm
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Oct 6, 2017 1:44pm
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I watch on my hone w/mlb.tv

 

Had no problem watching bits of the Giants/Padres.

 

 

Oct 6, 2017 2:46pm
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MadFlabby wrote:

I watch on my hone w/mlb.tv

 

Had no problem watching bits of the Giants/Padres.

 

 

Hmm.  I guess MLB TV is better than Extra Innings, since Extra Innings doesn't include enough channels for all of the games on a full day.

 

Still, for people that wanted to watch via Extra Innings, they would get screwed and have to use MLV TV.

 

Oct 6, 2017 7:21pm
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Yanks choked

Oct 7, 2017 12:08pm
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Lets go Dodgers!

Oct 7, 2017 1:54pm
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pro100 wrote:

Yanks choked

They choked a bit.  but...Cleveland is really good too.

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