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Old 08-20-11, 10:36 AM
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MLB Weekend, August 20-21, 2011, Post-Jim Hendry Era

Friday, August 19, 2011
RESULTWINLOSSSAVEATT.
at Chicago Cubs 5, St. Louis 4Marshall (6-5) Dotel (0-2) 42,343
at Detroit 4, Cleveland 1Scherzer (13-7) Tomlin (12-6) Valverde (36) 44,222
at Washington 8, Philadelphia 4Coffey (4-1) Madson (3-2) 37,841
Cincinnati 11, at Pittsburgh 8Wood (6-5) Hanrahan (0-2) Cordero (25) 36,620
Milwaukee 6, at NY Mets 1Marcum (11-3) Pelfrey (6-10) 24,470
at Tampa Bay 3, Seattle 2Cruz (5-0) Hernandez (11-11) Farnsworth (22) 14,884
at Atlanta 4, Arizona 2Lowe (8-11) Hudson (12-9) Kimbrel (38) 30,142
at Houston 6, San Francisco 0Rodriguez (9-9) Vogelsong (10-3) 26,259
Texas 7, at Chicago White Sox 4Tateyama (2-0) Peavy (5-6) Feliz (25) 28,308
Boston 7, at Kansas City 1Miller (5-1) Francis (4-14) Aceves (2) 21,262
NY Yankees 8, at Minnesota 1Hughes (4-4) Slowey (0-1) 41,328
LA Dodgers 8, at Colorado 2Kuroda (9-14) Hammel (7-12) 44,984
at LA Angels 8, Baltimore 3Haren (13-6) Reyes (6-10) 38,156
at Oakland 2, Toronto 0Harden (4-2) Cecil (4-6) Bailey (16) 13,174
at San Diego 4, Florida 3LeBlanc (2-2) Volstad (5-10) Bell (34) 26,065


Saturday, August 20, 2011
TEAMSTIME (ET)NAT TVRESOURCESPITCHERS
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs4:10 PM StubHubJackson vs Garza
Milwaukee at NY Mets4:10 PM StubHubWolf vs Capuano
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh4:10 PM StubHubWillis vs Morton
LA Dodgers at Colorado4:10 PM StubHubLilly vs Rogers
Cleveland at Detroit7:05 PM StubHubHuff vs Fister
San Francisco at Houston7:05 PM StubHubBumgarner vs Lyles
Philadelphia at Washington7:05 PM StubHubOswalt vs Lannan
Texas at Chicago White Sox7:10 PM StubHubOgando vs Danks
Boston at Kansas City7:10 PM StubHubWakefield vs Paulino
NY Yankees at Minnesota7:10 PM StubHubBurnett vs Liriano
Arizona at Atlanta7:10 PM StubHubMiley vs Beachy
Seattle at Tampa Bay7:10 PM StubHubFurbush vs Hellickson
Florida at San Diego8:35 PM StubHubHensley vs Harang
Baltimore at LA Angels9:05 PM StubHubHunter vs Pineiro
Toronto at Oakland9:05 PM StubHubAlvarez vs Gonzalez


Sunday, August 21, 2011
TEAMSTIME (ET)NAT TVRESOURCESPITCHERS
Cleveland at Detroit1:05 PM StubHubJimenez vs Porcello
Milwaukee at NY Mets1:10 PM StubHubGallardo vs Dickey
Arizona at Atlanta1:35 PM StubHubCollmenter vs Hudson
Philadelphia at Washington1:35 PM StubHubHalladay vs Wang
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh1:35 PM StubHubLeake vs McDonald
Seattle at Tampa Bay1:40 PM StubHubPineda vs Shields
San Francisco at Houston2:05 PM StubHubSanchez vs Sosa
Texas at Chicago White Sox2:10 PM StubHubHolland vs Floyd
Boston at Kansas City2:10 PM StubHubLester vs Duffy
NY Yankees at Minnesota2:10 PM StubHubNova vs Blackburn
LA Dodgers at Colorado3:10 PM StubHubBillingsley vs Millwood
Baltimore at LA Angels3:35 PM StubHubMatusz vs Williams
Toronto at Oakland4:05 PM StubHubPerez vs Moscoso
Florida at San Diego4:05 PM StubHubSanchez vs Luebke
St. Louis at Chicago Cubs8:00 PMStubHubWestbrook vs Lopez
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Re: MLB Weekend, August 20-21, 2011, Post-Jim Hendry Era

American League
EASTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
NY Yankees7647.618-40-2436-23668478+190Won 27-3
Boston7648.613.538-2438-24660516+144Won 25-5
Tampa Bay6756.545932-2835-28522477+45Won 38-2
Toronto6461.5121331-2933-32593567+26Lost 16-4
Baltimore4775.38528.529-3518-40509652-143Lost 33-7
CENTRALWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
Detroit6658.532-35-2731-31555564-9Won 15-5
Cleveland6259.5122.533-2529-34516513+3Lost 16-4
Chicago Sox6163.492527-3634-27494513-19Lost 35-5
Minnesota5470.4351227-3227-38481605-124Lost 23-7
Kansas City5175.4051632-3619-39544610-66Lost 22-8
WESTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
Texas7353.579-39-2334-30649524+125Won 18-2
LA Angels6759.532634-2833-31486478+8Won 23-7
Oakland5669.44816.534-2922-40486513-27Won 14-6
Seattle5370.43118.532-3221-38416488-72Lost 34-6
National League
EASTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
Philadelphia8043.650-44-2036-23547405+142Lost 16-4
Atlanta7452.5877.539-2535-27522463+59Won 27-3
Washington6063.4882035-2425-39482504-22Won 26-4
NY Mets6064.48420.525-3335-31554557-3Lost 13-7
Florida5768.4562424-3933-29490553-63Lost 32-8
CENTRALWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
Milwaukee7452.587-47-1627-36549506+43Won 18-2
St. Louis6659.5287.532-2734-32591539+52Lost 14-6
Cincinnati6164.48812.534-3027-34588545+43Won 16-4
Pittsburgh5865.47214.528-3430-31469511-42Lost 24-6
Chicago Cubs5570.44018.530-3325-37518615-97Won 16-4
Houston4184.32832.522-4119-43474625-151Won 33-7
WESTWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
Arizona6956.552-36-2633-30564548+16Lost 37-3
San Francisco6759.5322.535-2532-34428443-15Lost 24-6
Colorado5868.46011.530-3328-35569579-10Lost 14-6
LA Dodgers5767.46011.531-3426-33456479-23Won 25-5
San Diego5770.4491326-3831-32478488-10Won 26-4


WILD CARD STANDINGS
American League
AMERICANWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
Boston7648.613-38-2438-24660516+144Won 25-5
Tampa Bay6756.5458.532-2835-28522477+45Won 38-2
LA Angels6759.5321034-2833-31486478+8Won 23-7
Cleveland6259.51212.533-2529-34516513+3Lost 16-4
Toronto6461.51212.531-2933-32593567+26Lost 16-4
Chicago Sox6163.4921527-3634-27494513-19Lost 35-5
Oakland5669.44820.534-2922-40486513-27Won 14-6
Minnesota5470.4352227-3227-38481605-124Lost 23-7
Seattle5370.43122.532-3221-38416488-72Lost 34-6
Kansas City5175.4052632-3619-39544610-66Lost 22-8
Baltimore4775.3852829-3518-40509652-143Lost 33-7
National League
NATIONALWLPCTGBHOMEROADRSRADIFFSTRKL10
Atlanta7452.587-39-2535-27522463+59Won 27-3
San Francisco6759.532735-2532-34428443-15Lost 24-6
St. Louis6659.5287.532-2734-32591539+52Lost 14-6
Cincinnati6164.48812.534-3027-34588545+43Won 16-4
Washington6063.48812.535-2425-39482504-22Won 26-4
NY Mets6064.4841325-3335-31554557-3Lost 13-7
Pittsburgh5865.47214.528-3430-31469511-42Lost 24-6
Colorado5868.4601630-3328-35569579-10Lost 14-6
LA Dodgers5767.4601631-3426-33456479-23Won 25-5
Florida5768.45616.524-3933-29490553-63Lost 32-8
San Diego5770.44917.526-3831-32478488-10Won 26-4
Chicago Cubs5570.44018.530-3325-37518615-97Won 16-4
Houston4184.32832.522-4119-43474625-151Won 33-7
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Old 08-20-11, 12:59 PM
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Re: MLB Weekend, August 20-21, 2011, Post-Jim Hendry Era

Interesting that Hendry said he didn't make some deals because he wanted to leave it to the next GM to make decisions (I assume on guys like Ramirez and Pena). But Ricketts said they looked at deals at the deadline and there just wasn't much there. I guess I'd be inclined to believe the one who was on his way out.

Trying to imagine a scenario in which Quade keeps his job. The talent is either not there or not performing, but many games have been lost on plain old physical errors and that kind of thing usually comes down on the staff. My guess is that Quade will be perceived as Hendry's guy and they'll want a fresh start all around.
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Re: MLB Weekend, August 20-21, 2011, Post-Jim Hendry Era

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Interesting that Hendry said he didn't make some deals because he wanted to leave it to the next GM to make decisions (I assume on guys like Ramirez and Pena). But Ricketts said they looked at deals at the deadline and there just wasn't much there. I guess I'd be inclined to believe the one who was on his way out.

Trying to imagine a scenario in which Quade keeps his job. The talent is either not there or not performing, but many games have been lost on plain old physical errors and that kind of thing usually comes down on the staff. My guess is that Quade will be perceived as Hendry's guy and they'll want a fresh start all around.
They definitely could have got something for Sean Marshall if they wanted to move him. I'd say that the return would have been close to what the Padres got for Mike Adams. They could have gotten something useful for Marmol as well. Pena return would be minimal and Ramirez has that trade clause that makes it difficult to move him.

I think Quade is gone too. It just makes too much sense for a new GM to bring in his own guy.
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Old 08-20-11, 03:29 PM
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Re: MLB Weekend, August 20-21, 2011, Post-Jim Hendry Era

I read something about how the contenders needed 3B more than 1B but I don't know how that might have shifted by deadline time.

I'm still annoyed by the thought (this was from Tim Wilken, not Hendry) that the team might have been underdrafting for years, which would explain things like small-school pitchers no one had heard of or Tyler Colvin, who was on few people's maps at the time (jury's still out on him but they haven't been smiling this year), being drafted in the teens of the first round (not to mention all the other rounds). That can set back your franchise for a generation.
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Re: MLB Weekend, August 20-21, 2011, Post-Jim Hendry Era

Looks like huge fire just outside of the Mets stadium.
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Looks like huge fire just outside of the Mets stadium.
So, like any other Saturday night in Queens?
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Re: MLB Weekend, August 20-21, 2011, Post-Jim Hendry Era

oh boy.. the Brewers bullpen stinks a big one today.. hopefully they can come back and win still!

Oh yeah.. these fox announcers suck big time.
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Brandon Belt! What else does this kid need to do to get in the lineup more?

I honestly wish that Bochy would just sit Huff, but we all know (Giants and Non-Giants fans alike) his affinity for Veterans.
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Old 08-21-11, 02:58 PM
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Looks like the Dbacks are content to give the Giants the division right back.
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Re: MLB Weekend, August 20-21, 2011, Post-Jim Hendry Era

Tigers sweep the Indians, 8-7 with a play at the plate to end the game.
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Tigers sweep the Indians, 8-7 with a play at the plate to end the game.
I hope that we're not just building a bigger division lead so that it can be more dramatic when we blow it in the last week of the season.
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Looks like the Dbacks are content to give the Giants the division right back.
It's just one game. Though Runzler's performance gave me quite the scare extremely early on, even if I wasn't expecting much from Runzler's unexpected call up. Brandon Belt was a beast today and the bullpen really stepped up (early!) to keep this one close until extras.

Also it's one team Vs. the Astros and one team Vs. the Braves. Next games for both teams should be interesting. With the D-Backs playing the Nationals and the Giants coming home to play the Padres (who have completely wrecked us this season).

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I hope that we're not just building a bigger division lead so that it can be more dramatic when we blow it in the last week of the season.
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A nice clean win for the Yankees today. Once again the Yankees rotation is proving that the one bad link is AJ Burnett. Assuming that the 6 starters keep pitching like they have my biggest concern is that Girardi won't have the balls to put big money AJ Burnett in the bullpen come playoff time.
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Old 08-21-11, 07:15 PM
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3 out of 4 over Minnesota.... seems like a lost series!

Yankees are now 62-20 against the Twins over the last 10 years and 22-4 over the last 3 years.

Which Red Sox is ESPN now promoting for AL MVP? In the meantime both Bautista (who at this point should be the MVP) and Granderson (who at this point should probably be 2nd) homer again today.
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Old 08-21-11, 08:22 PM
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Hey, we won yesterday and didn't blow a lead in the loss today! Things are coming up Twinkies!

It's hilarious listening to the local announcers jerk Mauer off about how he is the best athlete in baseball and how no catcher can do what he does behind the plate. It's like they never watch the other team's catcher or players.

BTW, I think Grandy should be right up there for MVP rank, but it's a bit disingenuous calling that a "homer" today.

If baseball scoring made sense that would be a triple and an error (with a triple being more impressive in his stat line than a homer anyway).
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Speaking of Jim Hendry, some months I heard former pitcher Curt Schilling mention a known issue with the Cubs: they play too many day games.

Before you dismiss this idea as ridiculous, consider the following: the vast majority of MLB games played on weekdays are night games starting around 6 to 7 pm local time for the home team. In contrast, the vast majority of Cubs home games are played in the daytime due to restrictions on how many night games can be played at Wrigley Field. As such, when the Cubs play away games on weekdays, the team plays out of sync with the normal biological clock of the players, and that results in frequently subpar performances--look at how the Cubs have not fared well in the playoffs even when the team is good.

I believe that either the city of Chicago needs to allow the vast majority of their games at Wrigley Field to be played at night (give it a 6 pm Central Time start) or the Cubs may have to within the next 15-20 years move to a new stadium that allows a lot more night games. I personally think if they make this change, watch the Cubs become FAR more successful, even in the playoffs, because the players will be used to evening starts.
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RayChuang is Josh Hamilton?!?!?!!!!
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Doesn't sound like he has blue eyes though. Or is that racist?
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Old 08-22-11, 02:42 AM
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Not a crazy idea. Former GM Ed Lynch came out in support of this same position recently. The challenge has always been the neighborhood, but maybe they'd bend if the alternative was--gasp--moving the team. I know one response has been "Turn it into an advantage!" and don't really know how much of a difference it would make, but it might have a psychological benefit if nothing else.
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They could build a gorgeous new ballpark that still has ivy, a similar looking scoreboard, etc., and people would love it. There have to be other sites in the city they could build it on if they don't want to level the current dump, er ballpark. If they build elsewhere in the city, they can still keep Wrigley as a landmark and they get away from the pain in the ass neighborhood crap they deal with there. Who knows maybe it wouldn't be any better in another neighborhood, but I bet the realistic prospect of Wrigleyville losing revenue from a Cubs move would shut up some of the people who want less night games.
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If baseball scoring made sense that would be a triple and an error (with a triple being more impressive in his stat line than a homer anyway).
I don't think so. The outfielders got a bad read off the ball, sure but I don't see how that constitutes as an error. The cut off throw was weak sauce but also not an error.
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They got a bad read, and then both stood in the same spot, then the slower guy jogs at it while the guy who's only perk is speed gives up, then yeah, the weak cutoff.

Bautista got a homer last year too because a couple of our chuckleheads ran into each other. They were both scored right, I just think they both prove how stupid the "error" rule is in scoring.

Maybe I'd be happier if they just scored inside the parkers as Quadruples.
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