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Author:  littlebeast13 [ Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:19 am ]
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Last night in Colorado, the Rockies' German Marquez homered off of the Diamondbacks' Daniel Descalso in the bottom of the 5th inning...

That doesn't seem unusual if you're unaware that Marquez is a pitcher and Descalso is a position player. In fact, Marquez was the starting pitcher for the Rockies in that game. Arizona used Descalso and Alex Aliva (a catcher) to mop up the entire last 4 2/3 innings of their 19-2 blowout loss (Descalso entered with one out in the 4th inning!). I don't think a team has ever gone to non-pitchers to pitch in a game that early before...

lb13

Author:  Bob Juch [ Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:51 am ]
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littlebeast13 wrote:
Last night in Colorado, the Rockies' German Marquez homered off of the Diamondbacks' Daniel Descalso in the bottom of the 5th inning...

That doesn't seem unusual if you're unaware that Marquez is a pitcher and Descalso is a position player. In fact, Marquez was the starting pitcher for the Rockies in that game. Arizona used Descalso and Alex Aliva (a catcher) to mop up the entire last 4 2/3 innings of their 19-2 blowout loss (Descalso entered with one out in the 4th inning!). I don't think a team has ever gone to non-pitchers to pitch in a game that early before...

lb13

Out local TV sports guy was having a fit about that this morning.

Author:  silverscreenselect [ Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:13 am ]
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And, we can also mention the weekend that Nationals first baseman Mark Reynolds had:

Friday- Hits pinch hit walkoff home run
Saturday - Has 10 RBI's in one game (15th player in MLB history to do so). Nats beat Marlins 18-4
Sunday - Pitches last 1/3 inning of game in relief. Nats lose to Marlins 10-2.

I'd guess that's the first time that's ever happened.

Two more oddities from that series. Going into his 10 RBI game, Reynolds only had 14 RBI all season (including the one from Friday). And in the first game of the series on Thursday, Reynolds' teammate, Trea Turner had eight RBI's, making the Nats the first team in major league history to have two players get eight or more RBI's in one week.

Author:  Bob78164 [ Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:27 pm ]
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silverscreenselect wrote:
And, we can also mention the weekend that Nationals first baseman Mark Reynolds had:

Friday- Hits pinch hit walkoff home run
Saturday - Has 10 RBI's in one game (15th player in MLB history to do so). Nats beat Marlins 18-4
Sunday - Pitches last 1/3 inning of game in relief. Nats lose to Marlins 10-2.

I'd guess that's the first time that's ever happened.

Two more oddities from that series. Going into his 10 RBI game, Reynolds only had 14 RBI all season (including the one from Friday). And in the first game of the series on Thursday, Reynolds' teammate, Trea Turner had eight RBI's, making the Nats the first team in major league history to have two players get eight or more RBI's in one week.
I remember a game in Fred Lynn's rookie season where he had (if memory serves) 11 RBIs against the Tigers and nearly made it more -- one of his hits went off the top of the fence, missing by inches being a grand slam.

And I'll always have Fernando Tatis. --Bob

Author:  Vandal [ Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:03 pm ]
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Bob78164 wrote:
And I'll always have Fernando Tatis. --Bob




Wait for it ...

Author:  Bob78164 [ Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:50 pm ]
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Vandal wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:
And I'll always have Fernando Tatis. --Bob




Wait for it ...
I can say with considerable assurance that I witnessed the setting of an MLB record that will never be broken. Tied, perhaps, but never broken. --Bob

Author:  Fernando Tatis [ Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:28 pm ]
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Bob78164 wrote:
Vandal wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:
And I'll always have Fernando Tatis. --Bob




Wait for it ...
I can say with considerable assurance that I witnessed the setting of an MLB record that will never be broken. Tied, perhaps, but never broken. --Bob



Only because Chan Ho Park is out of the game...

Author:  flockofseagulls104 [ Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:40 pm ]
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The biggest oddity in baseball is the Gulls being in first place so close to the All Star Break....

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