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Ohtani with a HR in the 7th to tie TEX at 5, then a go-ahead HR in the 12th to go up 7-5 in an eventual 9-6 win, nice comeback from 5-1 down.
 

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Meanwhile KC has lost 7 in a row and are just 1 game ahead of OAK now.
 

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JT Realmuto hit for the cycle last night in a loss in Arizona. First Philly cycle since ‘04 and 15th catcher ever to do it.
 

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The only Red Sox pitcher I remember from that travesty is Felix Doubront. Fernando Cabrera and Ramon Ramirez? And the CF who misplayed that ball into a triple was some guy named Eric Patterson.
 

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The Royals now have the worst record in the league by percentage points. What the hell has happened there?
 

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I am having trouble finding a better angle of this play. The swing was a bit awkward and took Meyers way forward in the box, and his job from there is to run straight to the base, right? It seems entirely possible to me that his baserunning was legal per the rules, but a full replay from behind the plate is eluding me.
 

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One of our lefties (I think Verdugo or Yoshida?) got called out this spring for being on the line; this guy is on the grass.
 

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I am having trouble finding a better angle of this play. The swing was a bit awkward and took Meyers way forward in the box, and his job from there is to run straight to the base, right? It seems entirely possible to me that his baserunning was legal per the rules, but a full replay from behind the plate is eluding me.
Not necesssarily "Stright to the base." Legal is between the lines for the last 30 feet. (even though the base itself is on the wrong side of the "running lane)". I thought he was pretty close to the base, so its really hard to tell.
And its when the ball hits (or misses; there has to be a throw) the runner, so the picture Martinez had isnt much helpful.

Old friend Michael Chavis in the middle of things..
 

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Man, what a tough series in OAK! Rays lucky to escape with the split. First team to 50 wins. Crazy scheduling with this 7 game west coast swing, then come back home for a week and then turn around and go right back out west for 6 more.
 

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A weird one in San Diego so far tonight with the Guards leading 6-5 after 3 innings. In David Fry's first at-bat, he swung at the first pitch and let go of the bat which flew beyond 3rd base, then he swung at the second pitch and put it over the fence for his first MLB home run.

Bottom of the 3rd, the Padres had runners on 2nd & 3rd. Brandon Dixon squibbed one off the end of his bat, basically a hard bunt down to first base. Josh Bell had to charge in to get the ball and then dive to tag first base for the out. By then Haseong Kim had sprinted from 2nd to 3rd and was more than halfway to home. Bell, still on the ground, couldn't make a good throw – Dixon got 2 rbi on a groundout that went about 85 feet.
 

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Well that sucks. I thought I was done with her. I see that she still makes nonstop totally pointless comments. In the first inning she said that Freeman doesn't take pitches off. Does every other player often take pitches off during ABs? That comment made me wonder if it was Mendoza speaking.
 

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Rangers have cooled off a little and Yordan Alvarez won’t be back for another couple of weeks. The opportunity is there for the Angels to move up in the West.

They are right in the Wild Card race too.
 

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Rangers have cooled off a little and Yordan Alvarez won’t be back for another couple of weeks. The opportunity is there for the Angels to move up in the West.

They are right in the Wild Card race too.
Gonna be tough to trade Ohtani if they are in first place.
 

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Complete chaos at the end of the 11th in LA: Giants up 7-5, 1 out, man on 2nd, Mookie hits a routine infield pop-up. Giants 3B Schmitt drops it, the SF pitcher Junis picks it up and for no reason fires it over the 1st baseman's head, so the Dodgers are going to have 2nd & 3rd with 1 out and Freeman coming up. Except the runners get caught in a rundown, and Busch inexplicably didn't just go back to 3rd when he had the chance and gets tagged out. So it's now Mookie on 3rd with 2 outs, and then Freeman K's on three pitches to end the game.

A great call by the play by play guy: "It was handed to them on a silver platter and they dropped it on the ground."

edit: this is the play but with a different set of announcers:
View: https://twitter.com/PavlovicNBCS/status/1669943884926029824?s=20
 

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Complete chaos at the end of the 11th in LA: Giants up 7-5, 1 out, man on 2nd, Mookie hits a routine infield pop-up. Giants 3B Schmitt drops it, the SF pitcher Junis picks it up and for no reason fires it over the 1st baseman's head, so the Dodgers are going to have 2nd & 3rd with 1 out and Freeman coming up. Except the runners get caught in a rundown, and Busch inexplicably didn't just go back to 3rd when he had the chance and gets tagged out. So it's now Mookie on 3rd with 2 outs, and then Freeman K's on three pitches to end the game.

A great call by the play by play guy: "It was handed to them on a silver platter and they dropped it on the ground."

edit: this is the play but with a different set of announcers:
View: https://twitter.com/PavlovicNBCS/status/1669943884926029824?s=20
John Millers call tops every one of them
“It ended up being a Greek tragedy”
View: https://twitter.com/knbr/status/1669958892951044096?s=46

Mookie Betts reaches on a fielding error by third basemar Casey Schmitt. Mookie Betts to 3rd. Throwing error by pitcher Jakob Junis. Michael Busch out at home, first baseman David Villar to second baseman Thairo Estrada to shortstop Brandon Crawford to catcher Patrick Bailey to pitcher Jakob Junis.

Mookie Betts to 3rd.


also. Very strong Ruben Rivera vibes
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spx9ZeSYVTU
 
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The Dodgers also ended up with J.D Martinez playing the outfield and losing the DH so Roberts could get Austin Barnes an at bat.

Maybe there is a gas leak in the Dodgers clubhouse.