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Thread: Swampdragon's Marathon Baseball Extravaganza

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcharlesxii View Post
    I think Cain is playing through an injury. Either that or his age-related decline happened all at once.
    Or it's just a slump, and he'll hit .300 in July. The decline from the early season numbers is substantial.
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    387. Saturday, June 22

    Giants 7, Dbacks 4

    1. Tyler Beede and Zack Godley had poor starts. Neither made it through 5 innings, and the Giants led 5-4 after 4.
    2. The Giants have a new left fielder. (How many is this?). Alex Dickerson made his debut Friday and hit a grand slam. In both the second and third innings Pillar singled, Dickerson doubled him home, and Crawford singled Dickerson home. The first time, Belt was already on first when Pillar singled. That accounted for the 5 runs the Giants took into the 9th. Their last new left fielder, who was in right field, was Mike Yastrzemski. He hit a 2 run homer in the 9th for the Giants final total of 7 runs.
    3. Peralta was the best of the Dbacks wirh two hits and two walks.

    Sunday games start in the morning with Marlins-Phillies
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    388. Sunday, June 23

    Marlins 6, Phillies 4

    1. A sweep by the Marlins over the Phillies is a bit of a shocker. The Phillies started de los Santos. I assume he was getting a spot start due to injury, because he doesn't belong in the rotation of a contender. He gave up 4 runs in 4 innings, and the first man out of the bullpen gave up two more on back to back home runs by Garrett Cooper and Brien Anderson. You may need to become acquainted with Cooper. He has been up about a month and is hitting .326 with 7 homers.
    2. The Marlins started Jordan Yammamoto, a rookie filling in the rotation due to injury who has now won all three of his starts. This was the worst of the three, as he gave up a couple of runs in the 1st after walking the bases loaded. He didn't give up any more runs, but had thrown 100 pitches in 5 innings and left. The bullpen gave up two runs in their 4 innings.
    3. The Marlins had 16 hits, which would have been a weeks worth of hits for them in April. Starlin Castro had three, as did Garrett Cooper. This is why the National League has been more fun to watch this year. Even their bad teams have hope and good players. If you look hard enough, you can see a real chance for the Marlins to contend in 2021 and beyond.

    Braves-Nats next.
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    389. Sunday, June 23

    Braves 4, Nats 3 (10)

    1. Trevor Rosenthal had one last meltdown Friday night in a game I didn't see, as the Nats bullpen gave up 9 runs in a loss to the Braves. He was released to make way for Austin Voth, who started this game for the Nats. Voth was surprisingly good, giving up only 2 runs in 6 innings.
    2. Runs were a lot harder to get than on Friday. Even though Soroka was hit on the forearm by a pitch and had to leave the game, Josh Tomlin replaced him, and pitched several innings of scoreless relief. The Nats didn't score until the 7th when Soto hit a solo homer, his 12th. Three singles followed that homer, and it was 2-2. The 8th and 9th innings were scoreless.
    3. Tanner Rainey started the 10th for the Nats and gave up a two run pinch hit homer to Camargo. Luke Jackson gave one back in the bottom of the inning, and the Braves won 4-3.

    Reds-Brewers next.
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    390. Sunday, June 23

    Reds 5, Brewers 7

    1. Anthony DeSchlafani tied a Reds record by striking out the first 6 batters he faced. Actually, the first 9 outs he got were strikeouts, but in the third inning they were mixed in with 5 runs, 6 hits, and a walk. He only lasted 1 out into the 5th and gave up 6 runs.
    Arcia homered in the 5th after that, and it was 7-0 Brewers.
    2. Part two, of course, was the too late Brewers comeback, which consisted of a Votto 3 run homer in the 7th and a Puig RBI 2B and run scored in the 9th.

    Rockies-Dodgers next. If it's a really fast game, Giants-Dbacks will finish. In the more likely event of it taking a while, I'll start AL games in the morning with Royals-Indians.
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    391. Sunday, June 23

    Rockies 3, Dodgers 6

    1. The Rockies were playing without Blackmon, Story, or Arenado, although Arenado came in late in the game. Other than that, they did just about everything right, and it still wasn't good enough. Senzatela pitched as well as I've seen him pitch, shutting out the Dodgers for the first six innings and leaving with one out in the 7th after allowing a couple of baserunners. Dahl homered in the 1st, and 3 singles in the 3rd scored a second run. They led from the beginning.
    2. The Dodgers seem to get players hot in shifts. Their big stars aren't really hitting well right now, so Chris Taylor has gone on a tear. He hit a three run homer in the 7th to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead. After Jansen blew the save in the 9th, they got a couple on in the bottom of the inning, and rookie Will Smith hit a 3 run homer to give the Dodgers their 3rd straight rookie walk-off.
    3. Because I like most of the stars, I tend to forget that the Dodgers are really Evil Empire West. They have a huge budget and players in waiting at every position when someone goes down. Like the Yankees. Their only real weakness is a somewhat leaky bullpen. The three game sweep of the Rockies has made the rest of the division race a formality, and it's only June. Unless they sweep the Dodgers in Denver next weekend, the Rockies are strictly playing for a wild card.

    There are only three Monday AL games. I'll watch those, starting with Royals-Indians. Then I'll probably play computer baseball instead of watching extra NL games.
    Edit: The Royals-Indians game had a long rain delay. It will now be last. I'm watching the other two and going back and forth to avoid spoilers.
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    392. Monday, June 24

    White Sox 5, Red Sox 6

    1. The White Sox took a 2-0 lead on a Moncada home run. They got a 3rd run on Abreu's 18th homer in the 6th and two more on two walks followed by two singles in the 7th.
    2. The Red Sox redefined "pecking away" by scoring exactly one run in innings 5-9. They got homers from Bradley and Betts, and barely avoided extra innings when Moncada's throw to first was in the dirt with two out in the 9th, scoring Benintendi from 3rd.
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    393. Monday, June 24

    Blue Jays 8, Yankees 10

    1. The Blue Jays took a 2-0 lead in the first when Guerrero doubled Sogard home and scored on a single by Tellez.
    2. The Yankees scored 10 runs in two innings. Hicks hit a 3 run homer in the 5th, and then in the 6th the Yankees broke out for 7 more runs. Stanton's first homer of the year capped the rally and made it 10-2.
    3. But we got a reverse case of mopup reliever syndrome in the 8th. Holder has not been pitching well for the Yankees, but he was in there because the Yankees had an 8 run lead. He didn't get an out. Gurriel led off the inning with a homer, then Holder loaded the bases, and finally Freddy Galvis hit a grand slam to cut the margin to 10-7. In his last 6 appearances, Holder has pitched 5.1 innings and given up 13 hits, 13 runs, and 5 homers. Chad Green replaced Holder, When he allowed a couple of runners and brought the tying run to the plate, Boone had to bring in Ottavino to get the last out. Chapman gave up one last run in the 9th while notching the save.

    Indians-Royals next
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