General 2019 MLB thread

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  1. Hauler

    Hauler Unknown Member

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    Found it.

    Rule 6.05(n)
    With two out, a runner on third base, and two strikes on the batter, the runner attempts to steal home base on a legal pitch and the ball touches the runner in the batter’s strike zone. The umpire shall call “Strike Three,” the batter is out and the run shall not count; before two are out, the umpire shall call “Strike Three,” the ball is dead, and the run counts.

    So when a runner stealing home is hit by the pitch, the pitch counts and the run scores if, presumably, he touches home before being struck by the pitch. Since it's a dead ball rule, if it strikes the runner BEFORE he touches home I would assume he would have to go back to 3rd base.
     
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    Rule 6.08(b)
    He is touched by a pitched ball which he is not attempting to hit unless
    (1) The ball is in the strike zone when it touches the batter, or
    (2) The batter makes no attempt to avoid being touched by the ball; If the ball is in the strike zone when it touches the batter, it shall be called a strike, whether or not the batter tries to avoid the ball. If the ball is outside the strike zone when it touches the batter, it shall be called a ball if he makes no attempt to avoid being touched.

    APPROVED RULING: When the batter is touched by a pitched ball which does not entitle him to first base, the ball is dead and no runner may advance.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/downloads/y2007/06_the_batter.pdf


    So even if a batter is HBP and the ump doesn't award 1st base because he made no effort to get out of the way, the ball is still dead and no runners can advance. The same rule would apply if it was a legal HBP where the batter is awarded 1st base.
     
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  3. D-raw

    D-raw The 23rd Member

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    I meant if the batter was hit by the pitch not the guy attempting to steal home.
     
  4. Hauler

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    I know. That's why I posted the other rule. Your question sent me down a rabbit hole and I was curious about the runner scenario.

    I answered your dead ball question after a HBP in another response with a link to the rulebook.

    Basically: A hit batter is a dead ball, all runners return to the base they were at before the pitch unless forced to the next base due to the hitter taking 1st base.
     
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  5. Ricky Bobby

    Ricky Bobby I apparently look like a Jewish accountant

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    Fucking Verlander, 3rd no-hitter
    One is something, but 3?
     
  6. Hauler

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    Nolan Ryan tossed 7 of them.
     
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  7. Ricky Bobby

    Ricky Bobby I apparently look like a Jewish accountant

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    Robin Ventura doesn’t recognise and gives Ryan zero credit for any of the 7 for some reason
     
  8. Willthiswork

    Willthiswork I'd rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies.

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    I'm not saying that he's on that shit but...


    He's on that shit.

    God bless him!
     
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  9. Hauler

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    Michael Lorenzen pitched for the W last night, played some outfield and hit a homerun.

    The only other player to do that in a game?

    Babe Ruth
     
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  10. Hauler

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    Reds 3B Eugenio Suarez has hit 8 HRs in his last 12 games.

    Sitting at 42 HRs on the season
     
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  12. mysticmac

    mysticmac First 1025

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    Yanks take 3 out 4 off the Red Sux. We're still the best in baseball.

    We've also beat our single season HR record that was set last season despite Stanton having played in nine games this season.
     
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  13. Hauler

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    How's this for a little nugget...

    On August 13, 1986 the Reds played a home game against the Giants. In that game there were 6 players for Cincinnati who had gone to high school in...Cincinnati.

    Buddy Bell - Moeller
    Dave Parker - Courter Tech
    Ron Oester - Withrow
    Chris Welsh - St Xavier
    Barry Larkin - Moeller
    Pete Rose - West High

    What are the odds of that happening?

    The Reds won 8-6
     
  14. Hauler

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    Yelich broke his knee cap. Got on top of a slider and BOOM. Right on the knee.
    Out for the remainder of the season.


    View: https://twitter.com/WillManso/status/1171617321359724544

    The 2018 MVP was putting up another outstanding season, hitting .329 with 44 HRs and 97 RBI.

    Brewers trail the 1st place Cardinals by 5 games, and are 1 game behind the Cubs for the Wild Card spot.
     
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  15. Tom Terrific

    Tom Terrific Life Goal = Smoke bowl with Tom Brady

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    Now that they don't have to worry about making the playoffs, are the Red Sox going to finish this season with a winning record?
     
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    Probably. Barely.
    But they are 18.5 games behind the Yankees.
    9 games out of the wild card.

    Unless Tampa, Oakland or Cleveland completely fall apart, Boston has no chance of making the playoffs.
     
  17. mysticmac

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    The Yankees put up six HRs last night which puts them in a tie with the Twins for the all time single season team record set by the Yankees last year.
     
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    I'm thinking the post season starting lineup will typically look like this:
    C - Gary
    1B - Luke
    2B - Gleyber
    SS - Didi
    3B - DJ
    LF - Stanton
    CF - Gardy
    RF - Judge
    DH - Edwin

    @throbbie, what's your post season lineup look like?
     
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  19. Tom Terrific

    Tom Terrific Life Goal = Smoke bowl with Tom Brady

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    I hope they lose every game.

    Fuck Boston, that city wins enough sports championships
     
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  20. Hauler

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    Couldn't agree more.
     
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    At this moment, MLB is 1 HR away from all-time season record.
     
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    There it is!
    Jonathan Villar just KILLED it.
    All-time MLB season Home-run record.
    6,106
    Fitting on a 9/11 anniversary, America's game.
     
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  23. Hauler

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    A perfect example of why I put very little stock in the W/L records of pitchers...

    DeSclafini for the Reds pitched a hell of a game. He gave up 1 hit (a triple) and that runner came home on a sac fly. Disco took the L when the Reds lost 1-0.

    The triple was a grounder down the 3rd base line that took a huge hop over Suarez. Typically a routine play if not for the huge hop. The ball found its way to the corner and Nick Ahmed took advantage of a brief bobble by VanMeter and turned a lucky double into a gift triple.


    View: https://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=27616967


    7 innings. 1 hit. 1 run. 0 walks. 5 Ks.
    Loss.
     
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    Eugenio Suarez hit 2 more bombs last night. That puts him at 47, tied for the MLB lead with Pete Alonso.

    Suarez is hitting .271/.350/.580
    100 RBI

    National coverage of the season that Suarez is having: Nonexistent.

    FYI: The most by a Red in a single season is George Foster who hit 52 in 1977 when he was the NL MVP.
     
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