Daily Archives: September 6, 2016

Milwaukee Brewers Week in Review: August 29-September 5

The week in review:  The Milwaukee Brewers kicked off last week with two losses to the St. Louis Cardinals followed by a 3-1 in the finale of that series.  They went on a short weekend three game road trip to Pittsburgh and swept the Pirates. On Labor Day they welcomed the Chicago Cubs to Miller Park and were beaten 7-2.  Going into Tuesday night’s action the Crew are 60-77, good for fourth place in the NL Central.

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Brian Dozier has Literally Been the Only Bright Spot in 2016 for the Minnesota Twins

After surprising most of baseball by finishing second in the American League Central with a 83-79 record last year, there was reason for the Minnesota Twins to feel optimistic in 2016.

In a year in which a lot of things had to go right for second-year manager Paul Molitor, nothing did. Instead of building off 2015’s success, they own MLB’s worst record at 51-87 entering action on Tuesday.

It’s been especially difficult since August 18. Fresh off a two-game sweep of the equally bad Atlanta Braves, Minnesota has lost 16 of its last 18 games, which included a 13-game losing streak. Playing the Twins has almost guaranteed a victory for the opposing team.

Frankly, second baseman Brian Dozier has been the only reason why Twins fans have smiled consistently over the last couple months. He’s been on an incredible run since the All-Star break, and is on the brink of history because of a prolonged power surge.

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Do the Yankees need a new pitching coach?

This year the Yankees pitching isn’t performing the way it should, which is quite an understatement.

The new pitchers that were acquired last year, Luis Severino and Nathan Eovaldi, are performing worse than they did last year.Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Yankees top hat logo

Eovaldi’s numbers are not much worse but still he declined from 4.20 to 4.76. Severino had a solid ERA of 2.89 last year as he kept his opponents to a batting average of  .229. This year, Severino’s ERA has skyrocketed to a whopping 6.79. His opponents are hitting  a lot better with him on the mound: .291.

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MLB Foul Ball Week in Review (August 29-September 4): Wicked Spin, Stay Home, a Ballboy Epic Fail and More

Foul Ball DiagramMajor League Baseball ended the week of August 29-September 4, 2016 with over nearly 150 Foul Ball Facials (#FoulBallFacials) in 148 days of games in this MLB Foul Ball Week in Review. These are only those fans hit in the head area at Major League Baseball games as self-reported on Twitter. That equates to one fan per day of play. It seems like a lot, and it is, but it could be fewer since nearly 50% of these tweets indicate the fan wasn’t paying attention. To put that into perspective, it means roughly 65 fans (conservative estimate) would have avoided foul balls to the face had they not been buried in their phones.

But that’s not the only thing going on with foul balls this week. Here’s the rundown of the best and worst foul ball and fan-related actions from the past week:

TWO YEARS to SUE

It took this woman two years to decide to file a lawsuit. TWO YEARS. Notice the sign in the article? Why did it take 2 years?

WICKED BACKSPIN

The El Paso Chihuahuas may be home to the craziest, most bizarre foul ball turned fair ball in modern ball. It’s beyond explanation and description:

 

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Ed Comber (VP Of The BBBA/Owner – foulballz.com)  

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