This was a solidly won game against a future playoff team. What’s not to love? The Nationals, suffering from injuries, threw their best lineup against our best lefty. And their starting pitcher, Tanner Roark, pitched well enough to keep … Finish Reading
At last — Back to a timezone where baseball happens at a reasonable hour… ignoring the 2nd game on Monday. Though to be perfectly honest, my Yale Bulldogs won the NCAA Lacrosse Championship on Monday and I’m not going to … Finish Reading
The numbers guys would likely point out that this sort of “score 5 in the last three innings to win in a walk-off” model is unsustainable. That’s why nobody really likes the numbers guys. Those guys have no heart.
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A pitcher who struggles to throw strikes vs. a team second in baseball in OPS. Sean Newcomb having to face 9 AL ruffians instead of the NL’s 8. It went even worse than you would think. Newcomb had been on … Finish Reading
Editor’s Note: Kirk H. covers the off-day with an interesting thought on how the game would be different if the rules changed the way he described.
As I watched the Braves fail to push runners across yet again, an idea … Finish Reading
It’s 11:36 PM on a chilly night in Dublin. (Ireland, not Georgia.) Your intrepid correspondent is in a somewhat dodgy hotel room directly upstairs from a bar where bad covers of “Sultans of Swing,” “Wonderwall,” and “Brown Eyed Girl” bounce … Finish Reading
MLB.com actually stole my “clever” headline this morning. Ozzie did all the damage against the Phightin’s last night. Homered to open scoring. Came in on a throwing error by Carlos Santana for the second run. Scampered home on a Ronald … Finish Reading