Daily Archives: April 6, 2016
It’s hard to believe but pitcher Clay Buchholz began his tenth year with the Boston Red Sox when he toed the rubber against the Cleveland Indians in the second game of the 2016 season. During that time, he has been a whirling dervish of disappointment, results and expectations. With a $13.5 million team option (or $500,000 buyout) coming up next year, it’s possible that this could be his swan song in the Hub. If that’s the case, what exactly is his legacy?
The Montgomery Biscuits announced their Opening Day roster. Nine of the Rays top 30 prospects, this team is stuffed with talent this season. Where the team stranded in the first round of the play offs last year, this year’s team may get a step further in the 2016 campaign.
The highest ranked prospect on the roster is 20-year old shortstop Willy Adames.
Despite being the 3rd best prospect in the Rays’ organization, Adames did not hit very well at A-Advanced last year. In 106 games with the Charlotte StoneCrabs, Adames hit just .258.
The Dodgers have come blasting out of the opening gates, and the “Wild Horse,” Yasiel Puig, is leading the charge. In the first two games, Puig has been on base in 6 out of 8 at-bats, including a Little League home run as well as an easy three-bagger, two walks, and a hit-by-pitch where he didn’t even so much as glance at the pitcher (first time ever?). He has also knocked in 3 runs and scored 4. Puig showed us this explosiveness when he first hit the scene in 2013, but there is something different about this Yasiel, and it could be the key to the Dodgers’ season…
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As an expert in Major League Doubleheaders (I attended 47 of them in 2015, including one Triple Header, and have gone to 75 overall in the last 7 years), I have to say there is fewer opportunities to see 2 games in one day this year than last years schedule.
In 2015 alone, I started off seeing 37 games in April despite their only being 25 days of game action – as part of my 224 total games seen live.
Some of the previous years I really went all out with crazy flight doubleheader scenarios.. These are not really pragmatic unless you are chasing a world record.
Most of the criteria is to be able to see most (if not all) of both games of the twin bill.
There are 2 New York Doubleheaders on June 30th and Aug 27, and 1 all Chicago Doubleheader move on Sept 15, 2016.
Oakland and San Francisco represent the 3rd closest home parks to the New York and Chicago Parks. There are 2 opportunities to see the BAY area 2 fer.
On May 21st, the Yankees are in Oakland at 1:05, and the Giants host the Cubs at 5:05 on the ESPN SUNDAY NIGHT GAME. With a quick run to the BART station after the 1st game, you could conceivably make both contests for the duration.
On June 15th, a more friendly timed doubleheader goes 12:45 at AT & T Park, with a 7:05 start for o.co coliseum.
Several of the doubleheaders with big drives like STL/KC, CIN/STL and CLE/CIN are all feasible to see most of the action for each, and a quick game may result in every pitch seen. Read the rest of this entry
Jose Bautista grabbed an ankle in a slide and that was correctly called. Naturally everyone is losing their mind.
It is a review the tape episode ofThe Sully Baseball Daily Podcast
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Carlos Correa has lived up to all of his hype since his arrival to the big leagues in 2015. Yesterday the hype increased even more. In the sixth inning, Correa hit an opposite field home run to tie the game against the New York Yankees. He finished the day with one home run, two runs, two RBIs, and two stolen bases on the way to a 5-3 victory for the Houston Astros. It is very apparent that he is one of the best in the game and the sky is the limit for Correa. Time will only tell how good he will be, but in his short time in the big leagues, this 21 year old has proved that he is here to shatter expectations. To read the rest of the article, click the link below:
BBA Live! The Second Season
BBA Live! is entering its second season. Listen in as AC Wayne is again joined by Ricky Keeler of Yanks Go Yard and District On Deck (Nats) as we discuss all the latest news and headlines throughout the league. Tentatively scheduled, as always: Rich Rivera of Mets Public Record.
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Noah Syndergaard threw six shutout innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 9 Royals in the Mets 2-0 victory.
Dallas Keuchel went 7 innings, keeping the Yankees to 3 hits and 2 runs and picked up the 5-3 decision for the Astros.
Paul Goldschmidt reached base three times, including a homer run and a bases clearing three run triple as the Diamondbacks came from behind, 11-6, over the Rockies.
Ian Kinsler went 3 for 6 with a homer, a go ahead single in the 11th and made a key defensive play in extra innings to lead the Tigers to a wild 8-7 win in Miami.
They all owned baseball on April 5, 2016.
To view the Yearly Leaders for Who Owned Baseball Standings, plus see who gained 1/2 WOB’s – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.
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