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« Reply #255 on: August 12, 2018, 04:45:40 pm »
In Cooperstown, Nolan Ryan is listed as "Primary Team LA/California Angels", but his ballcap says "T", Texas Rangers with other mention  of the NY Mets and Astros.

Nolan Ryan is one of my all-time favorites.  In fact, younger son's middle name is Ryan.  (I suspect wife picked the name for Ryan O'Neal, but I know who he's really named after!)

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« Reply #256 on: August 18, 2018, 12:06:31 am »

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« Reply #257 on: September 01, 2018, 10:35:24 pm »
Final from Comerica: Twins 10 hits, 3 runs; Tigers 3 hits, 5 runs.

The losing team out-hitting the winning team is not unusual, but the margin of difference seems quite rare to me.

Maybe not as rare as I thought - tonite at Yankee Stadium the Tigers outhit the pinstripers, 9-2, yet lost 2-1. :( 

Daniel Norris, in his first game back from groin surgery in late April, had a perfect game thru 4, but walked the leadoff batter in the 5th, got an out, then yielded a two-run HR.  The offensively-impaired Tigers got plenty enough hits, but none at the crucial times.

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« Reply #258 on: September 03, 2018, 12:27:01 pm »
Final from Comerica: Twins 10 hits, 3 runs; Tigers 3 hits, 5 runs.

The losing team out-hitting the winning team is not unusual, but the margin of difference seems quite rare to me.

Maybe not as rare as I thought - tonite at Yankee Stadium the Tigers outhit the pinstripers, 9-2, yet lost 2-1. :( 

Daniel Norris, in his first game back from groin surgery in late April, had a perfect game thru 4, but walked the leadoff batter in the 5th, got an out, then yielded a two-run HR.  The offensively-impaired Tigers got plenty enough hits, but none at the crucial times.

This begs the question, what is the largest deficits in hits for the winning team. 

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Re: MLB Topics
« Reply #259 on: September 03, 2018, 12:34:28 pm »
9 for this game: https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SLA/SLA193409180.shtml

Not sure of a higher one.


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« Reply #260 on: September 03, 2018, 06:16:21 pm »
9 for this game: https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SLA/SLA193409180.shtml

Not sure of a higher one.
The St Louis Browns... Makes sense to me.

Whom else?

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« Reply #262 on: September 04, 2018, 07:37:52 pm »
9 for this game: https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SLA/SLA193409180.shtml

Not sure of a higher one.
The St Louis Browns... Makes sense to me.

Whom else?

12 - https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SEA/SEA198908150.shtml
I remember that game!  I felt so bad for Charlie Hough.  He was a workhorse that season for the Texas Strangers.

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« Reply #263 on: September 20, 2018, 11:14:08 pm »
Wild start to the game at Comerica tonite.  After two innings, the Tigers led the Royals 9-5! :o  (After that the game got downright routine - Tigers won 11-8.)

Can't recall the last time BOTH starters stunk so badly.  Tigers' starter Matthew Boyd (who I STILL think will eventually be a star) was pulled with one out in the second, having yielded 6 hits and five runs (though only two earned).  Royals' starter Jorge Lopez was even worse: he yielded 5 hits, 4 runs in the first, then 3 and 3 in the second without getting a single out.  "Game scores" (an MLB.com invention?), where starting pitchers begin at 40 and go up or down from there (haven't investigated the specific rules) had Boyd at 10 (which is horrid) and Lopez at -9 (which I can't ever recall a negative score).  When I called my Tiger fan buddy after the second (who hadn't tuned in), I said you've got to check out the "pitching duel of the decade"! :o

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« Reply #264 on: October 16, 2018, 03:31:01 pm »
Wild start to the game at Comerica tonite.  After two innings, the Tigers led the Royals 9-5! :o  (After that the game got downright routine - Tigers won 11-8.)

"Game scores" (an MLB.com invention?), where starting pitchers begin at 40 and go up or down from there (haven't investigated the specific rules)

http://m.mlb.com/glossary/advanced-stats/game-score


had Boyd at 10 (which is horrid) and Lopez at -9 (which I can't ever recall a negative score).

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/dyaln-bundy-just-delivered-the-worst-pitching-performance-in-mlb-history

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« Reply #265 on: October 18, 2018, 04:31:49 pm »