Daily Archives: May 15, 2016

MLB Power Rankings 2016: Week 7 – May

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MAY 15, 2016

Well not much has changed from this week as compared to last week.  Detroit carried its free fall to 4th in the AL Central, the Yankees took 5 of 7 contests – and 7/10 in their homestand to save their season for now.

Miami and Philadelphia continue to stick around in the NL East, and the Giants and Dodgers finally had winning weeks to make the NL West Division Leader respectable.

Nobody looks scarier right now than the Boston Red Sox offense, who led by David Ortiz, Jackie Bradley JR. and Xander Bogaerts, plated 10 runs or more in 5 of the last 6 games, after going their 1st 32 games without doing so.

I am still awaiting for a Jays big winning streak.  Houston has not played winning baseball since the 1st…

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Bad Blood Boiling Over

odorBy Josh:

I will admit it that I enjoy watching the benches clear at a baseball game. I’m not a fan of fighting or like when a guy gets hurt. However, as a baseball fan I understand that sometimes a good benches clearing moment can help teams work out their disagreements.

Sunday afternoon the Blue Jays and Rangers had an opportunity to work out their disagreements.

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Did Bony Knees Cost Lou Gehrig a Hollywood Career?

Lou Gehrig is an iconic figure in baseball history, both for his legendary career with the New York Yankees as a slugging first baseman, and because of his tragic death from an eponymous disease at the age of 37. Despite his exploits on the field, he nearly had another star turn—that of Hollywood actor. At one point he was actually poised to assume the role of Tarzan in the movies but was ultimately passed over; possibly due to knobby knees.

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Who Owned Baseball May 14, 2016 (Daily #MLB AL/NL Pitcher + Hitter MVP’s) + 2016 #WOB Standings

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David Ortiz reached base 4 times, missed the cycle by a single, launched a 2 out bottom of the 9th game tying triple and a walk off double in the 11th to give the Red Sox a thrilled 6-5 victory on my birthday.

Melvin Upton Jr. reached base 5 times, homered, stole a base and drove in 2 as San Diego topped Milwaukee, 8-7.

Matt Andriese threw a complete game 2 hit shutout, striking out 5 Oakland batters in the 6-0 final in Tampa Bay.

Jake Arrieta once again was solid, allowing 3 hits and 2 runs, striking out 11 Pirates as the Cubs rolled 8-2.

They all owned baseball on May 14, 2016.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 15, 2016

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Episode 1,300. Another milestone. I wonder how long this will go.

Time for a Sunday Request.

ESPN is part of the previous era of sports broadcasting and hanging on. They will go to the most eyeballs. It is Disney. They are in the Superhero business.

It is a savor the moment and move on episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

David Ortiz, Melvin Upton Jr.Matt Andriese, Jake Arrieta, Jose Quintana, Adam LindandKirk Nieuwenhuis all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball yesterday.

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The Yips

By Josh:

I recently was at a baseball game where one of the pitchers just seemed to lose all control of his pitches. One went behind a batter. Another sailed over the catchers head. A few more where in the opposite batter’s box from the batter. For 7 straight pitches nothing was even remotely close to the strike zone.

Before the 8th pitch was thrown, which was for a strike, my mind instantly went to the thought that this pitcher has ‘The Yips.’

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