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FearlessF

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #98 on: September 18, 2019, 11:46:36 AM »
BALTIMORE -- Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, just like his dad.

Biggio homered in the third inning, singled in the sixth, doubled in the eighth and tripled in the ninth to boost the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Tuesday night. The rookie drove in four runs and scored three times.

"I did know my dad had one,'' Cavan Biggio said. "I have a ticket to the game he got it in in my room my whole life. I didn't think I was going to get up there for the opportunity.''


The only other father-son duo in major league history to hit for the cycle was Gary Ward for Minnesota at Milwaukee on Sept. 19, 1980, and Daryle Ward for Pittsburgh at St. Louis on May 26, 2004.

Cavan Biggio became the first player to hit for the cycle for Toronto since Jeff Frye against Texas on Aug. 17, 2001, and the first opponent to accomplish the feat in the 27-year history of Camden Yards.

Biggio, 24, joins Kelly Gruber (April 16, 1989, vs. the Royals) and Frye (Aug. 17, 2001, vs. the Rangers) as Blue Jays to hit for the cycle.

Biggio also had two stolen bases. Biggio is just the second player over the past 100 years to hit for the cycle and have multiple stolen bases in the same game, joining Charlie Moore in 1980.
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« Reply #99 on: September 18, 2019, 11:51:32 AM »
Man, what a great collection of journeyman MLB players referenced in that post.  Charlie Moore was a badass.

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« Reply #100 on: September 22, 2019, 06:11:08 PM »
That was one hell of a weekend for the NL Central.   1st cards 4 game sweep in 98 yrs at Wrigley.   First time Cubs have lost 5 consecutive one run games in 104 years.  Brewers win 17 of their last 19.  

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« Reply #101 on: September 22, 2019, 06:27:41 PM »
As a lifetime Cardinals fan, I am amazed that the Redbirds went into Wrigley and swept a 4-game series.

Cubs are now out of the NL Central race, and need a lot of help to make a wild-card slot.  September has been a rough month for them.

Milwaukee won again, remaining 3 games behind the Cards.  Right now, the Brewers and the Nationals are tied for the wild-card slots, and the Cubs are 4 games back with 6 games to play.
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« Reply #102 on: September 22, 2019, 06:40:38 PM »
As a lifetime Cardinals fan, I am amazed that the Redbirds went into Wrigley and swept a 4-game series.

Cubs are now out of the NL Central race, and need a lot of help to make a wild-card slot.  September has been a rough month for them.

Milwaukee won again, remaining 3 games behind the Cards.  Right now, the Brewers and the Nationals are tied for the wild-card slots, and the Cubs are 4 games back with 6 games to play.
They absolutely obliterated the Pirates last weekend.  Few things more enjoyable than watching Joe Maddon fail

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« Reply #103 on: September 22, 2019, 06:48:13 PM »
Some day there oughta be a book written about the meteoric rise and gradual decline of Joe Maddon.
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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #104 on: September 25, 2019, 09:49:27 PM »
:1rij:

X St Louis   --
X Milwaukee 1.5 GB
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Z Chicago

X: playoff bound
Z: Eliminated

I expect the Brewers to be playoff fodder, but would be nice if we could see some division drama this weekend.  If the Crew wins tomorrow afternoon, they will need at least one Cubs win at St Louis this weekend to get a chance to at least tie for the division title.

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #105 on: September 30, 2019, 01:33:14 AM »
Regular season is over. My White Sox have the MLB batting champion, Tim Anderson .335, the AL RBI champion, Jose Abreu, and some other sluggers, Giolito had a great year pitching, 14-9, yet performed poorly? Consider the the White Sox closer Colome had 30 saves, and only 3 blown saves.

Starting pitching remains weak overall. Maybe next year. Starting to sound like the Cubs.

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« Reply #106 on: September 30, 2019, 02:21:29 AM »
Anderson's BABIP was .402 this year.  Over 100 point jump from last year.  His batting average jumped nearly 100 points.


Look for Anderson's batting average to drop 70-80 points next year.  But I'm sure the White Sox's front office will view him as a building block or something.
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« Reply #107 on: September 30, 2019, 07:57:26 AM »
Anderson's  .357 obp was the lowest by a batting champ since Bill Buckner in 1980, NL. 

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« Reply #108 on: September 30, 2019, 08:27:56 AM »
 Few things more enjoyable than watching Joe Maddon fail
He gone, but someone will grab him, I'm sure. Or maybe he's done. Sure seemed like it. Different guy from what he was 5 years ago. Looks like a beaten down man, just like his team the past two weeks.
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« Reply #109 on: September 30, 2019, 08:29:01 AM »
Anderson's BABIP was .402 this year.  Over 100 point jump from last year.  His batting average jumped nearly 100 points.


Look for Anderson's batting average to drop 70-80 points next year.  But I'm sure the White Sox's front office will view him as a building block or something.
I know Kenny is still around and lurking, but Rick Hahn is not Kenny. He doesn't fall in love with his players like that.
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« Reply #110 on: September 30, 2019, 10:02:08 PM »
Cardinals add another pennant (or is it just a flag) as NL Central champs.

I was worried that the Cubs would come into Busch with nothing left to hang their hats on other than blocking the Cards from winning the division.  And they won the first two of three.

But the Cards pulled it out with a 9-0 blowout yesterday, and the Brewers lost (3-2?) to the Reds anyway.

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Re: ~2019 MLB Thread~
« Reply #111 on: September 30, 2019, 10:15:36 PM »
I've taken a big step back in my baseball fanaticism this past year, so I won't post the whole standings, but I will say this:
The Twins win the AL Central because they're just better than CLE.  The Indians are messing around too much and it's going to bite them this year.
The Dodgers will win a 7th straight NL West crown, even without Kershaw contributing a lot. 
The Padres still won't matter.
The NL East will have 4 teams with at least 80 wins, and none with more than 90.
The Angels will matter in September.

WS Pick:
no clue
Yankees d. Dodgers


Right on the Twins
Dodgers, yep (easy call)
Padres - last place
Half right on NL East - 4 teams won 81+ games, but the Braves were a little better than I thought
Wrong on the Angels, they didn't matter in Sept, August, or July....
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