- Oct 20, 2015
After winning 14-6 on Wednesday following being called out by a front office member, the Padres got out to a 12-2 lead through 5 tonight.
... And lost 16-13.
... And lost 16-13.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/02/sports/baseball/matt-albers-white-sox-pitcher-helps-sink-mets-13-inning-game.html?ref=baseballMatt Albers entered in the 12th inning as the seventh White Sox pitcher and successfully kept the game tied, 1-1, with a scoreless frame. He returned to the dugout, where Manager Robin Ventura, who once hit a grand slam to win a playoff game for the Mets, told him to grab a bat. Albers did not have one. Nor a helmet.
The husky Albers — perhaps, you could say, a poor man’s version of Bartolo Colon — last made a plate appearance in 2009. His first major league hit was in 2007 against Zach Duke, now a teammate.
Four hours 20 minutes into the game, Albers channeled Colon’s theatrics in the batter’s box. Leading off the 13th with his teammate Dioner Navarro’s bat, Albers drilled Logan Verrett’s 2-2 pitch into the left-center-field gap for a double.
His teammates roared with laughter and slapped the dugout railing. That was only the beginning of the high jinks. With Jose Abreu at the plate, Albers cruised to third base on a wild pitch.
“I was going to slide, and I didn’t see it; it was just a mess,” Albers said. “But I made it.”
He scored on a sacrifice fly, beating an off-target throw by center fielder Juan Lagares, a Gold Glove award winner and the Mets’ best defensive outfielder. Waving home Albers was the former utility player Joe McEwing, now the White Sox’ third-base coach. “They didn’t think I could do it,” Albers said, still somewhat in shock at his athletic feats. “It was pretty funny. Man, I did that — a wild pitch, and I scored on a sac fly.”
Yeah, that was the first thing I noticed. I was in the third row when John Shelby charged Roger Clemens, bat in hand, after he was drilled following the Rocket giving up back-to-back home runs. John Marzano, a high school linebacker, ran Shelby down and tackled him just before he hit the mound.Is it just me or did Sal Perez not seem all that interested in wrapping up Machado before he got to his pitcher? I wonder if some of the Royals are sick of Ventura acting like a head case.
Except that his punch showed that the last fight Machado ever had was likely as a toddler. It was awful. Marciano can critique further but Machado should be suspended for shitty form alone.That was a great brawl. Machado wasted no time in punching Ventura which I have no problem with. He's a loose cannon.
He was probably surprised to get to the mound without being restrained and didn't know what to do with himself.Except that his punch showed that the last fight Machado ever had was likely as a toddler. It was awful. Marciano can critique further but Machado should be suspended for shitty form alone.
I see nothing wrong with a batter getting 10 games for charging the mound, but only if a pitcher who has made a habit of hitting batters is suspended enough to guarantee missing more than 1 start. I'm sort of stunned that of the two suspensions it's Machado's 4 game and not Ventura's 1 start that has you upset.Machado is a punk who didn't learn from his bat throwing incident. Should have gotten 10 games.
While it seems ludicrous that Ventura is only being suspended for 1 start you have to take into consideration he is losing 9 games of pay. Despite only missing one start he definitely is feeling the effects of bing an out of control dumbass on the mound.I see nothing wrong with a batter getting 10 games for charging the mound, but only if a pitcher who has made a habit of hitting batters is suspended enough to guarantee missing more than 1 start. I'm sort of stunned that of the two suspensions it's Machado's 4 game and not Ventura's 1 start that has you upset.