5/25/2024 - The Quest to Stay Above .500 Continues

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Here's an oddity: The Brewers will once again use Jared Koenig, who started last night, as the opener. I know Wilbur Wood started both games of a doubleheader once, but when was the last time the Red Sox faced the same "starting pitcher" two days in a row?
 

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Here's an oddity: The Brewers will once again use Jared Koenig, who started last night, as the opener. I know Wilbur Wood started both games of a doubleheader once, but when was the last time the Red Sox faced the same "starting pitcher" two days in a row?
I feel like facing the starting pitcher two games in a row might be possible in some oddball post-season scenarios, especially if there's a day off.

But the same starting pitcher on back-to-back days in the regular season?

I'm curious to know the answer. And whether it involves a knuckleballer.
 

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The Red Sox still haven't put out a lineup today because the Brewers have switched to an opener for the second straight day. Jared Koenig will again start the game for Milwaukee. Colin Rea, originally listed as the starter, will be the bulk-innings reliever.
 

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The Red Sox still haven't put out a lineup today because the Brewers have switched to an opener for the second straight day. Jared Koenig will again start the game for Milwaukee. Colin Rea, originally listed as the starter, will be the bulk-innings reliever.
I mean, does 1 inning of Koenig really alter the lineup that much?
 

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Here's an oddity: The Brewers will once again use Jared Koenig, who started last night, as the opener. I know Wilbur Wood started both games of a doubleheader once, but when was the last time the Red Sox faced the same "starting pitcher" two days in a row?
I feel like facing the starting pitcher two games in a row might be possible in some oddball post-season scenarios, especially if there's a day off.

But the same starting pitcher on back-to-back days in the regular season?

I'm curious to know the answer. And whether it involves a knuckleballer.
I feel like this has happened somewhat recently and it involved an opener. I did a search for pitchers who started a game on zero days rest. So far going through the list I haven't found any back to back starts. But I have found a two recent examples of a pitcher closing the previous game and then starting the next: Luke Little of the Cubs (4/2 & 4/3/24) and Emilio Pagan of the Twins (9/29 & 9/30/23...got the save in the first game).
 

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I feel like this has happened somewhat recently and it involved an opener. I did a search for pitchers who started a game on zero days rest. So far going through the list I haven't found any back to back starts. But I have found a two recent examples of a pitcher closing the previous game and then starting the next: Luke Little of the Cubs (4/2 & 4/3/24) and Emilio Pagan of the Twins (9/29 & 9/30/23...got the save in the first game).
Found one.

Ryne Stanek on September 3 and 4, 2018. He started back to back games for the Rays in Toronto.
 

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Found one.

Ryne Stanek on September 3 and 4, 2018. He started back to back games for the Rays in Toronto.
Maybe even more fun (or not), on April 3rd of this year, Luke Little started a game against Colorado. This is interesting because he had finished the game the night before, so he pitched consecutive innings against the Rockies, but in two different games.
 

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Maybe even more fun (or not), on April 3rd of this year, Luke Little started a game against Colorado. This is interesting because he had finished the game the night before, so he pitched consecutive innings against the Rockies, but in two different games.
I noted that in my previous post.
 

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Is this the second time in the last week or so that Cora has actually come out to debate the legality of challenging something?
 

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It clearly wasn’t going into the stands, he reached far out to try to grab it.

But he should be ejected from the park just for wearing a Sox home jersey with “Betts” on the back.
 

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It clearly wasn’t going into the stands, he reached far out to try to grab it.

But he should be ejected from the park just for wearing a Sox home jersey with “Betts” on the back.
He reached out, but it was clearly on a trajectory to end up in the stands. The ump even called it as such.

As for the jersey, agree to disagree, I guess. Anyone who wants to wear any Mookie jersey is fine by me.
 

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He reached out, but it was clearly on a trajectory to end up in the stands. The ump even called it as such.

As for the jersey, agree to disagree, I guess. Anyone who wants to wear any Mookie jersey is fine by me.
It’s not that it’s a Mookie jersey, it’s that it’s a home jersey with the name on the back.

And after watching the replay again, it looks to me like it’s 50/50 whether it was going to end up in the stands or not. But it was clearly a live, fair ball, and he clearly reached out of the stands into the field of play to grab it. Easy decision.
 

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It’s not that it’s a Mookie jersey, it’s that it’s a home jersey with the name on the back.

And after watching the replay again, it looks to me like it’s 50/50 whether it was going to end up in the stands or not. But it was clearly a fair ball, and he clearly reached out of the stands into the field of play to grab it. Easy decision.
Yeah, fair enough on both counts.

Great play by O'Neill, here's hoping he doesn't miss the rest of the year now.
 

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Reached out into the field of play and touched a live ball. See ya.
Yep. Everyone can make a mistake, but you have to have a bright line rule for stuff like that. Otherwise people will keep doing it and hope that they fall into whatever the exception is.

Hope it's just an ejection rather than a season ban or something.
 

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This offense is fucking dead all of a sudden. The break for the video review was longer than both at bat innings combined.