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(MASN Sports)   Need more proof that this MLB season is totally upside down? O's Chris Davis becomes only the 3rd player in history to have a 3-HR game in a season in which he won a game as a pitcher. One of the others? Some guy in 1930 named Ruth   (masnsports.com) divider line 28
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2012-08-25 10:34:25 AM  
This was an AWESOME game. Glad to see Davis finally out of his slump.
 
2012-08-25 10:39:17 AM  
The ball was signed by some girl named babe.
 
2012-08-25 11:24:25 AM  
Yeah, but he's no Jim Tobin.

Seriously, though, despite all the strikeouts it's hard not to like Davis. All season long he's done whatever the team asked of him, from pitching in the Boston Marathon game to playing right field for the first time in his pro career, and he's managed to do all of it well. I really hope he sticks around for a while.

/Now if we can just get Adam Jones past his 99 career HR wall.
 
2012-08-25 12:06:46 PM  
More evidence that this season is upside down: There's a good chance that the O's, Nats, and Pirates will all make the post season.

I'm sure everyone will absolutely love it if the first year of the expanded wild card ends up with three teams from the AL East making the post-season.
 
2012-08-25 12:06:53 PM  
The Babe pitched in 1930? Would've thought that was kinda late in his career for that.
 
2012-08-25 12:14:38 PM  

steveGswine: The Babe pitched in 1930? Would've thought that was kinda late in his career for that.



And in 1933 also.  Both seasons, one game... each a complete game win to boot.  Probably a situation where the Yankees were low on pitchers or were facing a lot of double headers.  Babe was a good pitcher, so he'd be the go-to guy in an emergency.
 
2012-08-25 12:23:14 PM  

NeoCortex42: I'm sure everyone will absolutely love it if the first year of the expanded wild card ends up with three teams from the AL East making the post-season.


had the Wild Wild Card existed over the past 10 seasons, there were I think 4 where the NL West would have had three teams make it. last year the AL East would have.
 
2012-08-25 12:40:58 PM  
What was really strange is three nights ago, Adrian Beltre hit 3 home runs in a game and ESPN went apeshiat over this fact. Last night Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle, which is a far greater accomplishment, and ESPN merely mentioned it in passing.
 
2012-08-25 12:51:25 PM  

mikemoto: What was really strange is three nights ago, Adrian Beltre hit 3 home runs in a game and ESPN went apeshiat over this fact. Last night Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle, which is a far greater accomplishment, and ESPN merely mentioned it in passing.


biatches love the long ball.

/ESPN is a bunch of biatches.
 
2012-08-25 12:58:05 PM  

mikemoto: What was really strange is three nights ago, Adrian Beltre hit 3 home runs in a game and ESPN went apeshiat over this fact. Last night Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle, which is a far greater accomplishment, and ESPN merely mentioned it in passing.


It was #1 on their top ten this morning.

/Why did I watch the top ten this morning?
 
2012-08-25 01:47:59 PM  

Dafatone: mikemoto: What was really strange is three nights ago, Adrian Beltre hit 3 home runs in a game and ESPN went apeshiat over this fact. Last night Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle, which is a far greater accomplishment, and ESPN merely mentioned it in passing.

It was #1 on their top ten this morning.

/Why did I watch the top ten this morning?


On their website, the potential Adrian Gonzalez trade is getting a lot more hype than Beltre's accomplishment. Three nights ago, Beltre's 3 home run performance got a lot more coverage, which is thoroughly ridiculous.
 
2012-08-25 01:54:18 PM  
He might be only the 2nd winning pitcher to do it, but isn't he something like the 19th player to hit 3 in a game? Its still impressive though.
 
2012-08-25 01:59:39 PM  
Kinda off topic, but Rick Wise threw a no-hitter and hit two home runs in the same game. Always thought that was pretty nifty.
 
2012-08-25 02:23:10 PM  

SlothB77: The ball was signed by some girl named babe.


You're KILLING me, Smalls.
 
2012-08-25 03:00:35 PM  

mikemoto: What was really strange is three nights ago, Adrian Beltre hit 3 home runs in a game and ESPN went apeshiat over this fact. Last night Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle, which is a far greater accomplishment, and ESPN merely mentioned it in passing.


Far greater? I hardly see how that's true. Do you say that because it's rare? That's not much of an argument.

In 2010, Casey Blake became the 13th player to score 3 runs without a benefit of a hit or a walk. This season, Josh Hamilton became the 14th player to hit 4 HR. Was Blake's game a greater accomplishment?
 
2012-08-25 03:05:41 PM  

DeWayne Mann: In 2010, Casey Blake became the 13th player to score 3 runs without a benefit of a hit or a walk.



huh. HBP, a couple of passed balls / WP, perhaps a balk or two?

that he did it is not terribly hard to imagien, but three times ina game is pretty remarkable.
 
2012-08-25 03:07:24 PM  

rickythepenguin: huh. HBP, a couple of passed balls / WP, perhaps a balk or two?

that he did it is not terribly hard to imagien, but three times ina game is pretty remarkable.


HBP, 2 reached on error

hold on a second, i've got an article or two for you if you think that's cool
 
2012-08-25 03:14:28 PM  

DeWayne Mann: hold on a second, i've got an article or two for you if you think that's cool


Ok, so the idea behind these three articles are to look at various batting lines (from starters) in the form AB R H RBI, and how many times each of those lines has occurred. So, for instance, a line of 0 0 0 0 has happened 189 times (again, from a starter) with Babe Ruth doing it the most (5 times):

Zero ABs
One AB
Two ABs
 
2012-08-25 03:19:31 PM  

DeWayne Mann: So, for instance, a line of 0 0 0 0 has happened 189 times (again, from a starter) with Babe Ruth doing it the most (5 times):



ok....don't quite get it.....

Babe had no official ABs meanign he could have walked 4 times, but never scored, obviously never got a hit, and thus never had RBI. what am i missing?
 
2012-08-25 03:23:15 PM  

DeWayne Mann: So, for instance, a line of 0 0 0 0 has happened 189 times (again, from a starter) with Babe Ruth doing it the most (5 times):



Oh, to return to our exchange on the waiver wire.....Snakes put Upton on the wire, "an unknown team claimed him, according to sources familiar witht the sutation." so the paper today said, if i recall it correctly, we have until Sunday 4PM or some shiat to arrange the trade or pull him back. interesting.
 
2012-08-25 03:23:35 PM  

rickythepenguin: DeWayne Mann: So, for instance, a line of 0 0 0 0 has happened 189 times (again, from a starter) with Babe Ruth doing it the most (5 times):


ok....don't quite get it.....

Babe had no official ABs meanign he could have walked 4 times, but never scored, obviously never got a hit, and thus never had RBI. what am i missing?


Just a bunch of weird statistical oddities.

A starter putting up a line of 0 0 0 0 has happened fewer times than someone hitting for the Cycle. A player getting 0 AB, 2 R, 0H and 2 RBI has happened just once. And so on.
 
2012-08-25 03:24:49 PM  

rickythepenguin: Oh, to return to our exchange on the waiver wire.....Snakes put Upton on the wire, "an unknown team claimed him, according to sources familiar witht the sutation." so the paper today said, if i recall it correctly, we have until Sunday 4PM or some shiat to arrange the trade or pull him back. interesting.


Yep. And I almost guarantee Upton will be pulled back, like most claimed players.

'Course, I thought the same about AGonz, and instead they pulled off a first-of-its-kind deal, so, this season is just weird.
 
2012-08-25 03:31:09 PM  

DeWayne Mann: A starter putting up a line of 0 0 0 0 has happened fewer times than someone hitting for the Cycle


well....i still don't get what is so cool about quad zeros. i mean, does a NL relief pitcher that faces one batter and throws only, lets say, 4 pitches, not finish with quad zeros?

i read the box scores not frequently but i don't really pay attention to the individual numbers. the one i find fascinating is the attendance, for some reason and game time.

*shrug*

i mentioend how at the last Snakes game i went to, they showed each player's ABs in scorekeeping format. that is, ins tead of "walk, groundout, single, strikeout" they had the little pictogram on the video board, showing what happened. that was kinda cool.
 
2012-08-25 03:34:40 PM  

rickythepenguin: well....i still don't get what is so cool about quad zeros. i mean, does a NL relief pitcher that faces one batter and throws only, lets say, 4 pitches, not finish with quad zeros?


Hence specifying starter. But, yes, I'd wager most of them left with injuries.

And the point is that, really, there's nothing cool. It's a stupid thing to look at. But it's RARE. Kinda like a cycle.

rickythepenguin: i mentioend how at the last Snakes game i went to, they showed each player's ABs in scorekeeping format. that is, ins tead of "walk, groundout, single, strikeout" they had the little pictogram on the video board, showing what happened. that was kinda cool.


The Astros are doing a lot of cool stuff like that on the scoreboard too. I like it.
 
2012-08-25 04:44:08 PM  
 
2012-08-25 11:18:39 PM  

DeWayne Mann: Hence specifying starter. But, yes, I'd wager most of them left with injuries.


The article you linked to says that the starter had to finish the game, so it's usually going to be 3-5 at bats.
 
2012-08-25 11:33:33 PM  

skrame: DeWayne Mann: Hence specifying starter. But, yes, I'd wager most of them left with injuries.

The article you linked to says that the starter had to finish the game, so it's usually going to be 3-5 at bats.


So it did. Even better.
 
2012-08-26 02:09:37 PM  

Dafatone: mikemoto: What was really strange is three nights ago, Adrian Beltre hit 3 home runs in a game and ESPN went apeshiat over this fact. Last night Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle, which is a far greater accomplishment, and ESPN merely mentioned it in passing.

It was #1 on their top ten this morning.

/Why did I watch the top ten this morning?


Because the top ten is the best thing about sportscenter?
 
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