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(ESPN)   Albert Pujols has 681 home runs, and now 1 inning pitched   (espn.com) divider line
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2022-05-16 3:21:49 AM  
Two guys get lifetime bragging rights to hitting homers off the current reigning king of homers.
When's the last time that happened? Babe Ruth?
 
2022-05-16 8:28:17 AM  
Correction: He has 683 home runs, if you include the two dingers he gave up.
 
2022-05-16 8:49:35 AM  
That's awesome. I love his comments about it being fun, but it was also fun for the guys who hit dingers off him.
 
2022-05-16 8:49:40 AM  

Bishop of Southfark: Correction: He has 683 home runs, if you include the two dingers he gave up.


679. Make the two he gave up count against his total.
 
2022-05-16 9:41:14 AM  

Bishop of Southfark: Correction: He has 683 home runs, if you include the two dingers he gave up.


It would be funny if he retires with the most career homers given up per inning.
 
2022-05-16 9:48:15 AM  
I guess it was nice to pad a couple guys' HR totals but that was like getting an empty net goal in hockey.
 
2022-05-16 10:09:38 AM  

Arkanaut: Bishop of Southfark: Correction: He has 683 home runs, if you include the two dingers he gave up.

It would be funny if he retires with the most career homers given up per inning.


He will probably have the highest ERA in MLB history. His ERA is 36.
 
2022-05-16 10:15:52 AM  

madgonad: Arkanaut: Bishop of Southfark: Correction: He has 683 home runs, if you include the two dingers he gave up.

It would be funny if he retires with the most career homers given up per inning.

He will probably have the highest ERA in MLB history. His ERA is 36.


I think there's a few players who got a cup of coffee in the majors and have an infinite ERA.
 
2022-05-16 10:24:33 AM  

Arkanaut: madgonad: Arkanaut: Bishop of Southfark: Correction: He has 683 home runs, if you include the two dingers he gave up.

It would be funny if he retires with the most career homers given up per inning.

He will probably have the highest ERA in MLB history. His ERA is 36.

I think there's a few players who got a cup of coffee in the majors and have an infinite ERA.


In super-long games (15+ innings) when the bullpen has been emptied you will see infielders pitch. Those players will pitch a whole/fraction of an inning and potentially have an ERA that calculates to a high real value. You need to get at least one out to have an ERA.
 
2022-05-16 10:57:08 AM  
They need to send this guy back to the minors so he can work on his pitches. Maybe he'll get called back up when they expand rosters.
 
2022-05-16 11:07:41 AM  

madgonad: Arkanaut: madgonad: Arkanaut: Bishop of Southfark: Correction: He has 683 home runs, if you include the two dingers he gave up.

It would be funny if he retires with the most career homers given up per inning.

He will probably have the highest ERA in MLB history. His ERA is 36.

I think there's a few players who got a cup of coffee in the majors and have an infinite ERA.

In super-long games (15+ innings) when the bullpen has been emptied you will see infielders pitch. Those players will pitch a whole/fraction of an inning and potentially have an ERA that calculates to a high real value. You need to get at least one out to have an ERA.


Padres did it last night without going to extra innings.  Gonzalez, normally a Right Fielder, pitched 1 and 1/3 innings (why chew up your bullpen when your down by 13). Most of his pitches were in the 45 MPH range, but he got feisty with a couple of 65MPH "fast" balls.
 
2022-05-16 11:18:03 AM  

Arkanaut: Bishop of Southfark: Correction: He has 683 home runs, if you include the two dingers he gave up.

It would be funny if he retires with the most career homers given up per inning.


Barroid* would unretire just to get that record.
 
2022-05-16 11:26:59 AM  

Erek the Red: madgonad: Arkanaut: madgonad: Arkanaut: Bishop of Southfark: Correction: He has 683 home runs, if you include the two dingers he gave up.

It would be funny if he retires with the most career homers given up per inning.

He will probably have the highest ERA in MLB history. His ERA is 36.

I think there's a few players who got a cup of coffee in the majors and have an infinite ERA.

In super-long games (15+ innings) when the bullpen has been emptied you will see infielders pitch. Those players will pitch a whole/fraction of an inning and potentially have an ERA that calculates to a high real value. You need to get at least one out to have an ERA.

Padres did it last night without going to extra innings.  Gonzalez, normally a Right Fielder, pitched 1 and 1/3 innings (why chew up your bullpen when your down by 13). Most of his pitches were in the 45 MPH range, but he got feisty with a couple of 65MPH "fast" balls.


It doesn't even have to be a position player.  An actual pitcher gets called up from the minors, plays in one game, gets no outs, but gives up an earned run, gets sent back down and never pitches in the majors again.  His ERA would then be infinite.
 
2022-05-16 11:44:50 AM  
Barry Bonds never actually retired, he was blackballed from the sport after his contract ended in 2007
 
2022-05-16 12:40:38 PM  
Further proof that the DH is an abomination.

/ducks
 
2022-05-16 1:51:17 PM  
Never gonna get into the HoF with THAT stat line.
 
2022-05-16 1:54:36 PM  
I want to see Albert pitch to Bartolo Colon.  That would be pure entertainment.
 
2022-05-16 2:17:04 PM  
Gonzalez looked like he was teeing off in a softball game with that homer. Leg kick and a big lean back as he swung. Looked like someone in a Friday night rec league trying to drive a slow pitch into the golf course next door.
 
2022-05-16 2:35:05 PM  

Your_Huckleberry: Gonzalez looked like he was teeing off in a softball game with that homer. Leg kick and a big lean back as he swung. Looked like someone in a Friday night rec league trying to drive a slow pitch into the golf course next door.


Anthony Rendon hit a HR left handed like that, also off a position player. Nobody noticed b/c the Angels rookie threw a no hitter that night.
 
2022-05-16 3:21:51 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Barry Bonds never actually retired, he was blackballed from the sport after his contract ended in 2007


👍
 
2022-05-16 3:37:43 PM  

Trocadero: Your_Huckleberry: Gonzalez looked like he was teeing off in a softball game with that homer. Leg kick and a big lean back as he swung. Looked like someone in a Friday night rec league trying to drive a slow pitch into the golf course next door.

Anthony Rendon hit a HR left handed like that, also off a position player. Nobody noticed b/c the Angels rookie threw a no hitter that night.


The pitch Gonzalez hit was something like 45 MPH. The hitter has to provide the power there, hence the big swing. Kinda funny to watch.

Funnier still was Giants catcher Joey Bart gong deep a couple minutes later. Bart is technically in this rookie year and he's been struggling with the striking out. A whole hell of a lot of strike outs. Having to replace Buster Posey probably doesn't help, either. Bart had two strikes on him before he got to an inside pitch and sent it out. He very nearly got struck out by Pujols to end the game. Didn't look like an easy pitch to hit, either. Probably the best hit Bart has had all year.
 
2022-05-16 3:41:40 PM  

madgonad: Arkanaut: Bishop of Southfark: Correction: He has 683 home runs, if you include the two dingers he gave up.

It would be funny if he retires with the most career homers given up per inning.

He will probably have the highest ERA in MLB history. His ERA is 36.


This guy is never going to get in to Cooperstown with an ERA of 36. He just ruined his career.
 
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