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August 2018 MLB Game Thread

Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by Ford Frick's Asterisk, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Ford Frick's Asterisk

    Ford Frick's Asterisk Member SoSH Member

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    Corey Kluber is healthy and back in rhythm... 3-hit shutout of the Angels on 97 pitches. Leonys Martin is 4-for-8 with 2 home runs as an Indian. Watching the Indians and Angels play is an absolute treat if you enjoy watching the two best shortstops in the game ply their trade.

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  2. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    McCullers leaves the game pointing to his elbow or forearm, it didn't look good.
     
  3. Oppo

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  4. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    I can't find confirmation of this, but if McCullers is out, presumably Forrest Whitley is not postseason eligible because of his minor-league PED suspension earlier this year, right? I know that is true if it is MLB like Cano, but not sure about a minor-league one.
     
  5. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    The dodgers have issues when they face the Astros
     
  6. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    "We go to the 9th, Dodgers need a mere 14 to tie."
     
  7. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    Butt naked streaker on the field in SEA
     
  8. SemperFidelisSox

    SemperFidelisSox suzyn SoSH Member

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    George Springer just slid head first into 2B and messed up his hand. Coming out of the game.
     
  9. Marciano490

    Marciano490 Urological Expert SoSH Member

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    Maybe this is obvious, but why have raised bases? Just seems like so many extra hand and ankle injuries. Just have them all flat like home plate, no?
     
  10. Lowrielicious

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    Much harder to stop on the base when sliding (you don’t need to stop at home).
    Much harder to find the base with your feet without looking.
    Harder for umps to tell if runners or fielders touch the base.
     
  11. Koji’s Slider

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    I have a feeling that tonight’s Yankees vs. White Sox will have a lot of eyeballs from the New England region.
     
  12. bosox79

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    Just in case you weren't paying close attention:

    Ramirez SB totals by month
    March/April: 2/2
    May: 5/7
    June: 7/7
    July: 11/12
    August: 1/2

    Currently at 33 HR and 26 SB. I knew the guy was having a ridiculous year but now he's on pace for 48 HRs and 38 SB. It'd be amazing if he went for 50/40 or even 40/40. Is it too early to start an MVP thread? There are some amazing candidates this year. Still wonder what happens if JD Martinez somehow wins the triple crown too.
     
  13. Koji’s Slider

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    Manfred is going to give Dylan Covey an award for being a quick worker.
     
  14. uncannymanny

    uncannymanny Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Moncada having a big series would kind of twist the knife.
     
  15. Koji’s Slider

    Koji’s Slider lurker

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    Yankees not exactly working the count.
     
  16. strek1

    strek1 Member SoSH Member

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    Teeing off on Covey now.
     
  17. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    Holy fucking shit. Engel steals a hoe run from Bird with a fucking ludicrous catch over the wall.
     
  18. Deathofthebambino

    Deathofthebambino Drive Carefully SoSH Member

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    Wow, Engel's catch turns a 5-0 Yankees lead into 2-0. Amazing. If the White Sox can figure out a way to pull this one out, the Yankees will seriously have to be wondering what else they can do to get a win.
     
  19. SemperFidelisSox

    SemperFidelisSox suzyn SoSH Member

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    Really not looking forward to those seven remaining games vs Cleveland. Their starting pitching is excellent. Bauer threw another gem tonight. Miller is back.
     
  20. NDame616

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    I wonder if players are diving head first into bases more because of replay now a lot of guys are being called out on pop up slides when they don't touch the base for a millisecond.
     
  21. jon abbey

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    Phillies and D'Backs tied at 2 in the 14th, MLBN is showing bits between highlights but I wish they'd go to it fulltime.
     
  22. KiltedFool

    KiltedFool has a terminal case of creeping sharia SoSH Member

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    Jose Ramirez is friggin awesome, and he deserves a lot more attention than he's gotten, loved reading this perspective on him.
     
  23. Plympton91

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    Absolute FUBAR umpiring this afternoon in the Nats game. Turner is the Runner on first. Flyball to LCF leaping attempted catch against the wall. Ball hits wall and CF glove at the same time, Ball richochets to LF who catches it on the fly.

    Third base umpire meekly signals no catch from about 10 feet to the right and behind third base. Nowhere near where he’s need to be for Turner who rounded second and was watching leftfield. Turner interpreters it as a catch and race back to 1B Soto, who hit the ball, also assumes its caught, also not seeing the 3B umpire doing his disappearing act, and walks back away from the attempted “double play” on Turner returning to first base.

    The umpires gather and call Soto out for “passing” Turner.

    Just the epitome of the Nats FUBAR season so far.
     
  24. Al Zarilla

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    Giants 1-0 top 6 and Josh Reddick makes his way around to third on steals, etc., tries to score on a passed ball and Madbum tags him into next week. Still 1-0. I tuned in at just the right time.
     
  25. DeadlySplitter

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    "King" Felix gave up 11 R, 7 ER to the Rangers in 6 IP tonight. he's only 32 but he's fallen off the cliff (too many pitches??)
     
  26. Detts

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    At a young age
     
  27. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    We missed a wild individual performance in that Phillies/D'Backs game on Monday. Arrieta shut out ARI for 8 innings and PHI took a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the 9th. David Peralta homered to make it 2-1, ARI scored one more and it went to extra innings at 2-2. Here is what Peralta did after that:

    10th-singled (stranded)
    12th-doubled (stranded)
    14th-homered (game-winner, 3-2 ARI)

    No one has had 11 total bases from the 9th inning onward in a game before.
     
  28. Cuzittt

    Cuzittt Bouncing with Anger Dope

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    And... The game had the most brilliant little-league Homer I've ever seen.
     
  29. Ford Frick's Asterisk

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    Francisco Lindor with a 3-run walk-off homer after Cody Allen blew a save in the top of the inning.

    The following has become my favorite stat of the season:
    The current pace:
    Lindor 96
    Ramirez 93

    Another one – Ramirez is 1st in the AL in stolen bases and one short of the lead in home runs. Here's the list of everyone since 1920 who has led their league in both home runs and stolen bases:

    Chuck Klein (1932)… and he only needed 20 stolen bases to do it.

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  30. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    deGrom finally gets support and wins 8-0
     
  31. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    I think Wade Davis is broken.... And that makes me sad
     
  32. DeadlySplitter

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    Blake Snell was pulled after 5 perfect innings on only 47 pitches. confusing no matter what the reason is unless it's an injury recurrence.
     
  33. VORP Speed

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    It was his second start after coming back from the DL for shoulder fatigue. He was on a 75 pitch or 5 inning limit. They’re not going to mess around with their franchise pitcher so that he can chase some meaningless stat. I mean, if anyone is going to choose logic over tradition it’s the Rays, right?
     
  34. budcrew08

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    Edwin Diaz has 44 saves for the Mariners.
     
  35. DrewDawg

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  36. grimshaw

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    The Angels are finally joining the position player pitching party. First time since 1993.
    Got through the inning in 7 pitches.
     
  37. DanoooME

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    The oddest thing in that game was Edwin Jackson going 7 shutout innings. Yes, that Edwin Jackson.
     
  38. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Yeah, I just posted this on the Yankee thread, and actually he has been great since they signed him, 2.48 ERA in 54.1 innings, 9 starts. Looking at their team stats, I think he could start the wild card game even, NY hits lefties better than righties. OAK has a really deep pen now, though, so whoever they pick will be on an exceedingly short leash.
     
  39. jon abbey

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    With Kenley Jansen out for at least a month with an irregular heartbeat, LAD turned to immortals Scott Alexander and JT Chargois to protect a 2-0 lead against COL in the 9th tonight:

    K, 2B, HBP, groundout, 3 run HR by Ryan McMahon, ballgame Rockies.
     
  40. soxhop411

    soxhop411 Member SoSH Member

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    Osuna gets the loss for the Astros today
     
  41. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    After Rondon blew the save, giving up a tying HR to Ryan Healy with two outs in the 9th.
     
  42. canderson

    canderson Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Scherzer is Sale-like tonight.
     
  43. dcmissle

    dcmissle Deflatigator Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Hell of a shootout between him and Hamels.
     
  44. AB in DC

    AB in DC OG Football Writing Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    So we were all writing off the Mariners and their unsustainable record in one-run games? They just finished a four-game sweep of Houston, on the road, by margins of 2, 3, 1, and 1. They're back within 1.5 games of Oakland and only 4 games behind Houseton.
     
  45. PC Drunken Friar

    PC Drunken Friar Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Pinch hit, walk off Grand Slam for Cubs. Dead center.... Wow

    Cubs were down 3-0. 2 outs, as well.
     
  46. The Big Red Kahuna

    The Big Red Kahuna Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Oh wow. Nats choke in just about most amazing way possible.
     
  47. The Big Red Kahuna

    The Big Red Kahuna Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    After an infield single, hbp, hbp sequence loaded bases w 2 outs
     
  48. dcmissle

    dcmissle Deflatigator Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Yup. It’s always the small things that add up. Not happening for them this year.
     
  49. soxhop411

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    They need a complete house cleaning. From FO on down.
     
  50. jon abbey

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    They did actually have a long reversion to the mean stretch before that, they went from 55-31 to 65-50 before this really impressive sweep in Houston. Edwin Diaz should maybe get some MVP consideration, I think they are 10-1 in extra innings now and he has 46 saves already, including four in four days against the Astros this series.

    SEA can still easily fall out of it quickly, though. Their schedule is brutal through Sept 2, seven games in Oakland plus 3 LAD, 3 more HOU and 3 @ARI plus 2 @SD. Cano comes back soon, I'd say that would help, but all logic seems flipped for them this year (King Felix in the Sonny Gray mopup garbage time role).
     

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