June 2024 MLB Gamethread

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I'd say the explanation starts with Anderson being a complete dumbass who's always gotten by on pure physical talent and never developed any actual baseball skills.
 

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On Wednesday night, David Robertson came in for the 8th inning and struck out Betts, Ohtani and Freeman.

Last night, after starting the 8th inning by hitting Biggio and giving up a single to Barnes, he did it again.
 

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On Wednesday night, David Robertson came in for the 8th inning and struck out Betts, Ohtani and Freeman.

Last night, after starting the 8th inning by hitting Biggio and giving up a single to Barnes, he did it again.
Dodgers are just 6-5 in June.
 

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Winning 6 out of every 11 games over the course of the year would still get you a wild card spot in the National League.
 

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Triceps tightness, apparently

mlbtr: The shortened start is particularly notable given the fact that the Dodgers pushed Yamamoto’s start back earlier this week.
 

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He was throwing his hardest of the season by a few MPH in his last start against NY (6/7).
 

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He was throwing his hardest of the season by a few MPH in his last start against NY (6/7).
I didn’t see the game, so just to clarify, hardest of the season meaning his velo was up but not above what he did in Japan, or hardest as in he might have been overthrowing/over-exerting himself?
 

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Tigers finally got their first hit of the game with 2 outs in the 8th.
 

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Was at Dodger/Rockies tonight. Freddie Freeman’s first five plate appearances were all walks. He had a chance to tie the record (Bagwell 1999) but got a hit instead.

Coors is a beautiful ballpark with a crap team and was like 75% dodger fans tonight.

oh and the Colorado city connects are better looking in person.
 

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I couldnt find more. They say more than fractured hand… that is incredibly vague
Via MLB

According to manager Dave Roberts, Betts won’t need surgery, but the team will still be without the 2018 American League Most Valuable Player for at least six to eight weeks. That, of course, is all contingent on how Betts’ bones heal over the next few weeks.

“I think the plan is he’s just going to get fitted for a splint,” Roberts said Monday. “There’s going to be a couple weeks of inactivity with that hand, is my assumption. Just get the healing process back and do everything he can to keep his body in shape.”
 

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Will Grimace get a ring if the Mets win the WS? They are currently 7-0 since he threw out the first pitch at citi field
 

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Absolutely wild one at Coors -- Dodgers with the ol' 7-run 9th. Jason Heyward hit a pinch hit grand slam off the foul pole to get the Dodgers within one run at 9-8, and that was just the beginning.

Ohtani followed with a hit, Will Smith tried about six times to call time out with a full count, wasn't granted it, and watched strike three go right down the pipe. After a wild pitch on which Ohtani took 2nd, Freeman was then IBB'd. Teoscar Hernandez almost certainly went around on a 1-2 pitch but on appeal the 1st base ump said he did not; Bud Black got ejected while arguing it and then on the very next pitch Teo hit a 101mph fastball from Vodnik for an oppo bomb, a 3-run go ahead shot. The Rockies RF Jake Cave was livid after watching it sail over his head, and when the inning was finally over he had words for the 1st base ump, and had to be escorted off the field by a teammate. Crazy crazy 9th inning.

It's not very often you see a 9th inning pinch hit grand slam off the foul pole and have it not be the most dramatic hit of the inning.
 

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Absolutely wild one at Coors -- Dodgers with the ol' 7-run 9th. Jason Heyward hit a pinch hit grand slam off the foul pole to get the Dodgers within one run at 9-8, and that was just the beginning.

Ohtani followed with a hit, Will Smith tried about six times to call time out with a full count, wasn't granted it, and watched strike three go right down the pipe. After a wild pitch on which Ohtani took 2nd, Freeman was then IBB'd. Teoscar Hernandez almost certainly went around on a 1-2 pitch but on appeal the 1st base ump said he did not; Bud Black got ejected while arguing it and then on the very next pitch Teo hit a 101mph fastball from Vodnik for an oppo bomb, a 3-run go ahead shot. The Rockies RF Jake Cave was livid after watching it sail over his head, and when the inning was finally over he had words for the 1st base ump, and had to be escorted off the field by a teammate. Crazy crazy 9th inning.

It's not very often you see a 9th inning pinch hit grand slam off the foul pole and have it not be the most dramatic hit of the inning.
Also, Ohtani hit the longest home run in MLB this season in the 6th inning. 476 ft.
 

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Mariners up to a 10 game lead in the AL West.
If the season ended today, they'd be only the second team to win their division (league, pre-1969) by double digits and have zero qualified batters at a .750 or higher OPS, joining the American Association's St. Louis franchise from 1885.

The last Dodgers comeback down 5+ entering the 9th before tonight was June 25, 1929, at the Giants.
 

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Tanner Bibee fanned a career high 12 batters while shutting out Seattle for 6 innings. He's been the same guy he was last year for most of the season but just hasn't been consistent. Cleveland's going to need that to keep winning over the second half.
 

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And Kimbrel blows the save in NY. Right after the O's loaded the bases in the top of the 9th with 1 out and couldn't get an insurance run.
 

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And Kimbrel blows the save in NY. Right after the O's loaded the bases in the top of the 9th with 1 out and couldn't get an insurance run.
You missed the part about Verdugo saving 3 runs with a great catch in CF.
 

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Trevino is up to his old tricks again throwing to 3rd to try and get Mullins.

Edit: 4 stolen bases for the Orioles tonight after he allowed 9 to the Red Sox
 

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You missed the part about Verdugo saving 3 runs with a great catch in CF.
And then he airmails one over the cutoff man when there was no chance to throw out the runner. It's the whole Dugie experience.
 

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This isn't a very good year for division races. At the end of June 20th, five teams hold at least a 6.0 game divisional lead. On that same date over the past 15 years there were…

2023: 0
2022: 2
2021: 0
2020: --
2019: 3
2018: 0
2017: 2
2016: 2
2015: 1
2014: 1
2013: 1
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 1

If anything, it seems like it should have been easier to build up bigger leads when the schedule included more intradivisional games.
 

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Judge’s mano more macho than Mookie as he comes back a couple days to homer.
 

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So it turns out that Imanaga is human. The Mets are killing him right now. (on mlbn)
By the way, Iggy is OPSing .950 for the Mets. Plays second base.
 

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It's 29 at bats.

Valdez is OPSing 1.181 in his last 44 at bats for the Sox
Valdez is left-handed, isn't he? We don't really know what's up with Grissom. Anyway, that ship, such as it is, has sailed. The Red Sox are currently doing well; the Mets are currently doing well. Everybody's happy. I only posted the Iggy # b/c I have had the impression that many Soshers think he is done. Maybe he is, maybe not. I am not sure, but I think he's in a platoon with McNeil. By the way, Mets lead Cubs 11-1 now.
 

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So it turns out that Imanaga is human. The Mets are killing him right now. (on mlbn)
By the way, Iggy is OPSing .950 for the Mets. Plays second base.
Rough week for rookie darling starters. Yamamoto down over the weekend, Gil got clobbered yesterday by Baltimore, now Imanaga. Someone get Skenes to the safe house.
 

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The bottom of the second in Cleveland tonight: Toronto allowed 7 runs on 4 hits, 5 walks, 1 official error, 1 error that was incorrectly overturned later and 1 mental error in the outfield. 70 pitches – the most in a 1/2 inning of a major league game since 2014 and it lasted just under 34 minutes. Tyler Freeman and Will Brennan each walked twice, back-to-back.
 
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Steven Kwan had his 14-game hitting streak snapped despite a line drive into center field because Austin Hedges is a historically slow and bad baserunner. Kwan's average drops to .387.