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(Major League Baseball)   A guy you never heard of just missed a perfect game by one pitch - with 2 outs on a 3-2 count in the 9th   (mlb.mlb.com ) divider line
    More: Sad, Eric Chavez, Giants, Hunter Pence, batted balls, Tim Lincecum, perfect game, no-hitter, ninth  
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2013-09-07 09:45:54 AM  
What a game! And I want 25 Hunter Pences on my team. I love his intensity and how he plays the game.
 
2013-09-07 10:04:38 AM  
You could also say he missed it by about 8 inches (how far the right fielder was from making that catch).
 
2013-09-07 10:13:52 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: You could also say he missed it by about 8 inches (how far the right fielder was from making that catch).


Less than that. If the pitch was half an inch higher, he'd have popped up on the infield. An inch and a half higher and he'd have struck out.
 
2013-09-07 10:57:03 AM  
Heard of him.  He was 1/3rd of the nothing the Mets gave the Marlins for Carlos Delgado.
 
2013-09-07 11:06:36 AM  
Guess who dropped dead weight mujica and picked up this guy in fantasy baseball yesterday? Fark yeah.

Also I had farking tickets to this goddamn game. Farking torn acl.

On a related note, I also have tickets to the Oakland game today but can't go. Nobody is going to buy them on stubby hubby, so call it a farker hook up. 2 tickets 2-3 rows above the visitors dugout. Eip
 
2013-09-07 11:23:06 AM  

Cubs300: What a game! And I want 25 Hunter Pences on my team. I love his intensity and how he plays the game.


That would be good except for the part where you lose 15 games in a row because they're all slumping at the same time.  Your defense would rock though.
 
2013-09-07 11:30:12 AM  

Hoopy Frood: Gecko Gingrich: You could also say he missed it by about 8 inches (how far the right fielder was from making that catch).

Less than that. If the pitch was half an inch higher, he'd have popped up on the infield. An inch and a half higher and he'd have struck out.


Yeah, Coach Bombay, but a quarter inch the other way and you would've missed the net entirely.
 
2013-09-07 12:14:27 PM  

Cubs300: What a game! And I want 25 Hunter Pences on my team. I love his intensity and how he plays the game.


The Phillies trading for him was a great idea. The Phillies trading him away was an even worse one. (Especially considering what they gave up and what they got back, respectively.) It's not Pence's fault he was being counted on to be the entire 2012 offense.
 
2013-09-07 12:15:02 PM  

Joe_diGriz: The Phillies trading for him was a great idea.


Errr. *WASNT* the greatest idea. Duh.
 
2013-09-07 12:16:44 PM  

RminusQ: Hoopy Frood: Gecko Gingrich: You could also say he missed it by about 8 inches (how far the right fielder was from making that catch).

Less than that. If the pitch was half an inch higher, he'd have popped up on the infield. An inch and a half higher and he'd have struck out.

Yeah, Coach Bombay, but a quarter inch the other way and you would've missed the net entirely.


steadfastfinances.com
 
2013-09-07 12:25:03 PM  
I was at that game. I had people around me in the 7th or 8th inning asking with people were cheering routine grounders....

/Sooo close.
 
2013-09-07 12:45:36 PM  
Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.
 
2013-09-07 12:51:16 PM  

DeWayne Mann: Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.


One pitch from two of the last three perfect games having been thrown by castoff Mets prospects.
 
2013-09-07 12:52:36 PM  

Dafatone: DeWayne Mann: Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.

One pitch from two of the last three perfect games having been thrown by castoff Mets prospects.


I don't think that's true.
 
2013-09-07 12:55:57 PM  

DeWayne Mann: Dafatone: DeWayne Mann: Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.

One pitch from two of the last three perfect games having been thrown by castoff Mets prospects.

I don't think that's true.


Two out of four. (Humber, then Cain and Hernandez, and then Petit.)
 
2013-09-07 01:09:00 PM  

jimpoz: DeWayne Mann: Dafatone: DeWayne Mann: Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.

One pitch from two of the last three perfect games having been thrown by castoff Mets prospects.

I don't think that's true.

Two out of four. (Humber, then Cain and Hernandez, and then Petit.)


See, the issue is, most people don't associate perfect games with a player like Felix Hernandez. They're usually only thrown by great pitchers like Mark Buehrle or Dallas Braden.
 
2013-09-07 01:16:22 PM  
A good friend of mine was at the game. Posted pics on Facebook when he got home. He is 68, huge baseball fan, and has never been to a no-hitter ( I was at Nolan Ryan's 6th).

He was saying the atmosphere was the same as the Giant's World Series games in the later innings. Good stuff for Giants fans during a tough year.
 
2013-09-07 01:32:56 PM  

Cubs300: And I want 25 Hunter Pences on my team.


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2013-09-07 01:53:28 PM  

DeWayne Mann: Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.


You and chimp_ninja certainly enjoy sucking the fun out of everything, don't you?
 
2013-09-07 01:55:34 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Cubs300: And I want 25 Hunter Pences on my team.


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2013-09-07 01:56:52 PM  

Dafatone: DeWayne Mann: Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.

One pitch from two of the last three perfect games having been thrown by castoff Mets prospects.


They weren't really castoffs.  One went for Carlos Delgado.  The other went for Johan Santana.   Maybe your definition is different.  I would use cast-off for guys who were waived or DFA.  Not traded for premium players.
 
2013-09-07 01:58:46 PM  
Good to know I'm still tied with him for perfect games pitched. I was afraid I'd be surpassed in the record books.
 
2013-09-07 01:58:52 PM  

Daniels: DeWayne Mann: Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.

You and chimp_ninja certainly enjoy sucking the fun out of everything, don't you?


In terms of awesome pitchers who got 26 outs then failed to retire the final batter, Petit is no Brian Holman or Ron Robinson.

AWWWWWW YEAH.  FUN DESTROYED.
 
2013-09-07 02:04:46 PM  

Daniels: DeWayne Mann: Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.

You and chimp_ninja certainly enjoy sucking the fun out of everything, don't you?


Hey now. I hate fun WAY more than chimp_ninja.
 
2013-09-07 02:20:23 PM  

DeWayne Mann: Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22

23 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.

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2013-09-07 02:30:54 PM  

DeWayne Mann: jimpoz: DeWayne Mann: Dafatone: DeWayne Mann: Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.

One pitch from two of the last three perfect games having been thrown by castoff Mets prospects.

I don't think that's true.

Two out of four. (Humber, then Cain and Hernandez, and then Petit.)

See, the issue is, most people don't associate perfect games with a player like Felix Hernandez. They're usually only thrown by great pitchers like Mark Buehrle or Dallas Braden.


Believe it or not, I forgot Cain, not Hernandez.
 
2013-09-07 02:32:09 PM  

Daniels: Dafatone: DeWayne Mann: Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.

One pitch from two of the last three perfect games having been thrown by castoff Mets prospects.

They weren't really castoffs.  One went for Carlos Delgado.  The other went for Johan Santana.   Maybe your definition is different.  I would use cast-off for guys who were waived or DFA.  Not traded for premium players.


Yeah, both were part of good trades for major guys.  I probably should have used a different word.  The fact that both vanished for a few years, surfacing in the majors for a start or two before submerging again, added to the castoffness.
 
2013-09-07 02:34:07 PM  

buckeyebrain: DeWayne Mann: Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22 23 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.

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No, umpires cannot be wrong in any situation. Not a perfect game.

Dafatone: Believe it or not, I forgot Cain, not Hernandez.


That's less funny.
 
2013-09-07 02:38:05 PM  
we turned it on in the 6th, and as noted abouve, teh atmosphere was that of  a playoff game.  i was rooting for someone, anyone, to break it up.  good on ya, Chavez!

and i think in the early 9th, there was a shot of the outfielders and the announcers said something like, "you can see them talking to each other, nobody wants to be the guy that plays too far in or too far out in this situation."

and then maybe 8-10 pitches later, hunter pence became That Guy.
 
2013-09-07 04:04:33 PM  

buckeyebrain: DeWayne Mann: Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22 23 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.

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The only thing worse than coming one pitch short of a perfect game is having a perfect game stolen from you. On the other hand, this incident restored my faith in baseball/sportsmanship for the actions of ump and pitcher afterwards, only to again be soured again by MLB's response.
 
2013-09-07 05:00:25 PM  

DeWayne Mann: buckeyebrain: DeWayne Mann: Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22 23 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.

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No, umpires cannot be wrong in any situation. Not a perfect game.


BS. MLB may never *admit* that they can be wrong, but they most definitely can be wrong. *Everyone* involved admits it except the people in charge of the record books. It may not be recorded as a perfect game, but it damn well is. Hell, it's the only *28-out* perfect game in the history of baseball - it's *more* perfect than the rest of them.
 
2013-09-07 08:26:21 PM  

MuonNeutrino: DeWayne Mann: buckeyebrain: DeWayne Mann: Man, he was one pitch away from being one of the 22 23 best pitchers in history. Oh well, guess he's no Philip Humber.

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No, umpires cannot be wrong in any situation. Not a perfect game.

BS. MLB may never *admit* that they can be wrong, but they most definitely can be wrong. *Everyone* involved admits it except the people in charge of the record books. It may not be recorded as a perfect game, but it damn well is. Hell, it's the only *28-out* perfect game in the history of baseball - it's *more* perfect than the rest of them.


*cough* Haddix *cough*
 
2013-09-08 01:21:31 AM  

RminusQ: Hoopy Frood: Gecko Gingrich: You could also say he missed it by about 8 inches (how far the right fielder was from making that catch).

Less than that. If the pitch was half an inch higher, he'd have popped up on the infield. An inch and a half higher and he'd have struck out.

Yeah, Coach Bombay, but a quarter inch the other way and you would've missed the net entirely.


See, now this is why you're highlighted green to me. Well played.
 
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