2016 MLB Season Thread - Page 322
I know ed likes to talk about how bad the Braves are, but the Twins are a special kind of awful. They give up a 2 out walk in the 15th, so the Nationals pinch hit with a pitcher. The Twins give up the stolen base - the pitcher didn't even look at the runner, and a good throw still might have got him. Then the pitcher BUNTS, and the catcher airmails the ball down the line allowing the runner to score.
The racism and abuse Hall of Famer Hank Aaron endured while chasing the home run record of Babe Ruth was so traumatic he almost regrets the accomplishment many consider one of the greatest feats in sports history.
“I didn’t have too much fun,” the former Atlanta Braves slugger said. “It was the saddest 2 1/2 years I ever had in baseball. Knowing what I know now, I don’t know that I would do it again.”
Kershaw and MadBum are so good for the rivalry, a modern-day Koufax-Marichal. (Hopefully Bumgarner won't club anyone over the head with a bat, although he does have a temper.)
Let's see what he does over the entire season. Historically Japanese pitchers start quickly, then fade a bit as the season weighs on because Japan's season is shorter, and the rest of the league begins to figure them out.
The Giants front 3 have been doing well, but Peavy and Cain are horrible.
So we're in a virtual tie in what has suddenly become a very competitive division.
Glad I bought high on Arenado for Fantasy. Missed on Storey though.