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Ross Stripling (LAD) in his MLB debut has a no-no through 6 vs SF.

Has 77 pitches though ...
 
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Players gotta figure it out? I think the league needs to figure it out. If/when the red sox lose a game in this fashion we're all going to go batshit crazy. I've seen the replay at least 5 times now and I've read the rule a couple time and I still don't know why the double play was awarded. This was far less egregious than the Bautista call a few days ago.
Yeah, players. That was moronic by Rasmus.
 

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Yeah, players. That was moronic by Rasmus.
Agreed. Just because the SS avoided him and elected not to make the throw to first, that doesn't absolve Rasmus of failing to follow the new rules. He didn't slide to the bag, he didn't stop at the bag, he didn't even make an attempt to touch the bag. By the letter of the rule, there's no argument. That he went in spikes up just makes it worse. Agree or disagree with the rule, it's the rule and if players want to avoid being called on it, they have to be better about not violating it. Or at least make it look like they're trying to comply.

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Tailor made DP ball (hit by Adrian Gonzalez so there was plenty of time) bobbled by the Giants 2B, tie game, rare blown save by Santiago Casilla, who had loaded the bases on a walk, single, HBP.
 

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Thanks for the info, trekfan. I was watching this game and left it, b/c some deer were fighting outside like kangaroos, something I've never seen before. So, Casilla gets the blown save, but in your opinion, he should have gotten out of it? Now, Extra Innings has disappeared the game. I wonder if it's on some kind of timer, because it is totally black, all of a sudden. Damn.
 

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In the second baseman's defense, it had been raining pretty heavily for at least a couple of innings before that, but yeah, it was a very makeable play. The reaction shot from Casilla said it all, he was Lackey-esque in his displeasure about the play.
 

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In the second baseman's defense, it had been raining pretty heavily for at least a couple of innings before that, but yeah, it was a very makeable play. The reaction shot from Casilla said it all, he was Lackey-esque in his displeasure about the play.
With Adrian being the hitter, he could have stopped, double clutched, adjust his pants and then throw to second and the double play could still have been made (half joking but he had time and he hurried it)

However, Casilla did load the bases first so he is not really balmeless.
 

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Mets closer Familia in a 1-0 game that he is trailing. That doesn't happen in the regular season very often.

edit: Loaded the bases, but struck out Howard and got the next batter on a weak ground ball to SS. Now Jeanmar Gomez in to attempt to close it out for the Phils.
 

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Mets closer Familia in a 1-0 game that he is trailing. That doesn't happen in the regular season very often.

edit: Loaded the bases, but struck out Howard and got the next batter on a weak ground ball to SS. Now Jeanmar Gomez in to attempt to close it out for the Phils.
Wait, why do you say that? Down 1-0 in the 9th at home isn't a crazy time to bring in the closer.
 

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The game was on FS1, probably why Extra Innings is acting odd.
Was watching on FS1, and two times in the later innings the feed cut to commercial in the middle of an at-bat. Showed two motocross ads and another product, then came back to the continued inning as if nothing had happened. Second time was when the Dodger batter had a 3-2 count, top 9, tie game, runners on 2nd and 3rd. It was infuriating.

Anyway, maybe that was when the blank screen was coming up?
 

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Was watching on FS1, and two times in the later innings the feed cut to commercial in the middle of an at-bat. Showed two motocross ads and another product, then came back to the continued inning as if nothing had happened. Second time was when the Dodger batter had a 3-2 count, top 9, tie game, runners on 2nd and 3rd. It was infuriating.

Anyway, maybe that was when the blank screen was coming up?
Yep, same here, really amazing how these big networks buy the exclusive rights but seem less and less capable of actually broadcasting the events (another example was the first ten minutes of the first Final Four game last week, with crazy shadows all over the court making the game close to unwatchable until TBS fixed it).
 

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With Adrian being the hitter, he could have stopped, double clutched, adjust his pants and then throw to second and the double play could still have been made (half joking but he had time and he hurried it)

However, Casilla did load the bases first so he is not really balmeless.
The 2B was Kelby Tomlinson. Joe Panik had the day off and Tomlinson is his backup. And you're right. Casilla, gave up a BB, single and HBP to load the bases so he can fuck right off.
 

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Apparently Arizona are wearing their "road alternate teal" uniforms for the Dodger home opener today. Just brutally ugly.

Dark grey background and the player name barely visible in teal. On MLBTV as the free game of the day now.
 

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Apparently Arizona are wearing their "road alternate teal" uniforms for the Dodger home opener today. Just brutally ugly.

Dark grey background and the player name barely visible in teal. On MLBTV as the free game of the day now.
Just coming here to say the same thing about the DBacks unis. I've never been a fan of monochrome uniforms unless they're all white, so these dark grey jerseys with matching pants just aren't working for me. Game is on MLB Network as well. Vin Scully on the call, which makes it worth watching no matter who the teams are or what their uniforms look like.
 

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Both of the possible games on mlbn right now are blacked out for me. Is it possible the algorithm is so stupid that it sees "Sox" in Chicago White Sox and enacts the blackout?
 

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Watching Tigers at Pirates. 3-2 with two outs and Pirates pitcher Gerit Cole throws over to first. On a 3-2 with 2 out, 1B plays off the bag obviously behind the runner. Cole without looking fires it over to...nobody! That was as bizarre as you can imagine. Ball went halfway down the RF line and the runner ended up on third easily.
 

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Whoa! Pirates pitcher Cole takes a line drive off the head from Tigers pitcher Zimmerman. Shaken up but stayed in the game. He's a hockey player.
 

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Make that 16 strike outs

“@mike_petriello: Update: VV got 20 swinging strikes on the four-seamer. Last guy to do that: I literally can’t find one.”



“@BBTN: Gem! Vince Velasquez goes the distance allowing 0 R & striking out 16. 1st 16 K shutout for a Phillies P since 1961. https://t.co/FinBs4IAdB”


“@JATayler: Velasquez: 9 IP, 0 R, 0 BB, 16 K. Only six other pitchers in MLB history have ever had 16+ K, 0 ER, 0 BB in a game. https://t.co/Owg96NUrDS”

 

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Trevor Story got robbed of his 8th HR tonight by the newly extended fences at Coors. Turned into a triple.
Actually, he was robbed twice by the new extended fences. Both triples would have been homeruns last year.

The controversy locally is whether he should be up at all, given that the Rockies will lose an extra year of team control by having him on the opening day roster as opposed to going the Cubs/Kris Bryant route.
 

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Actually, he was robbed twice by the new extended fences. Both triples would have been homeruns last year.

The controversy locally is whether he should be up at all, given that the Rockies will lose an extra year of team control by having him on the opening day roster as opposed to going the Cubs/Kris Bryant route.
That's easy to complain about now obviously, but was anyone actually bringing that up as an issue before spring training? or even before the season even after the hot spring training?
I am guessing noone was even thinking about it at that stage.
 

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Funny play in Wrigley.

Reds OF made a great diving catch (couldn't make out who) and then gets up and throws to first, except Jay Bruce was positioned as a cutoff man and there was no one covering first. Another run scores, 8-0 Cubs.
 

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That's easy to complain about now obviously, but was anyone actually bringing that up as an issue before spring training? or even before the season even after the hot spring training?
I am guessing noone was even thinking about it at that stage.
Actually, it was one of the more commented on issues on Purple Row before the season began: http://www.purplerow.com/2016/3/30/11330244/colorado-rockies-trevor-story-promotion-opening-day-2016

Clearly, no one expected this kind of start from Story, but he was a top prospect recently, so there was reason to believe he would be good and, thus, have his team control managed.