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#29 for Ohtani, 14 in June. I read he has the highest OPS among qualified hitters and second lowest OPS-against among qualified pitchers. Crazy stuff.
 

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The cradle of the game.
How far has Alek Manoh fallen? He struck out the side in his 1 ip in the 2022 All Star Game and less than a year later is getting pounded in the Florida Complex League.
 

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Mets strand the bases loaded in the 9th and lose again, 3-2 to the Brewers. They finish the first half 36-45.
 

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Just saw Felix Bautista has an 18.2 K/9. The current single season record for relievers belongs to Chapman (17.7 in 2014).
 

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Yeah Bautista has been an absolute monster this season. Which is appropriate because he is just a massive human being, probably the biggest guy in baseball.
 

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The path to being a major league reliever is crazy. Just this week two years ago, Bautista was a 26-year-old getting his first promotion to AA.
 

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De La Cruz got a little too greedy and tried to stretch a little chopper single into a double... Tatis picked up the ball and threw a rocket to second, getting him easily.
 

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Really exciting extra innings in Cincy. I am not ashamed to admit I watched that live over the Red Sox game.

San Diego's pen is a tire fire, among other issues.
 

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If Hader can’t/won’t pitch a second inning to end a five game losing streak, then the Padres should just trade him now. That was Nomar sitting in the dugout against the Yankees.
 

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If Hader can’t/won’t pitch a second inning to end a five game losing streak, then the Padres should just trade him now. That was Nomar sitting in the dugout against the Yankees.
I honestly wonder what its like in that clubhouse right now. All that money spent in the offseason and your team is a literal dumpster fire
 

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Patrick Bailey, SF's new wunderkind catcher (1/13 in the 2020 draft), is the one who hit that HR, then he threw out Starling Marte (who had a big jump) in the 9th.

The Mets continue to find new ways to lose, just now they were down 5-4 in the 9th, 1 out, and Marte pinch-running. With a 0-1 count on Nimmo, Doval fires 101 down the middle and Bailey guns out Marte. As with any important SB attempt, it is all a bit up in the air while the Mets check the replays and decide whether not to challenge or not, they don't, Doval fires 102 by Nimmo and the game is over.

But the crowd doesn't know that, the strike on the SB attempt wasn't on the scoreboard and it still said 0-1. It went from fast runner on 2nd with one out to game over in an eyeblink.
 

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Carlos Santana and the Pirates walk off the Brewers. Pittsburgh had that massive losing streak; otherwise, they'd still be in the middle of things.
 

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And ATL went a ridiculous 21-4 this month, so the Mets dropped 14 1/2 games farther back in one calendar month, from 4 to 18.5. Rarely is a division lost in June, but there you go.
 

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What is it about Tampa? Diekman completely flames out with the Red Sox and White Sox, then rattles off 15 straight scoreless appearances with the Rays.
 

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I’m convinced Ohtani is the greatest MLB player of all time and a top 5 pro athlete of all time. What he is doing is extraordinary.
Rusillo had Passan on his podcast this week and they were talking about how he may be the greatest mlb player of all time and up there with the greatest team sports player as well.
 

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So many teams with disappointing seasons so far, easy to overlook the Mariners. They were up 4-0 on TB early tonight and are now down 12-4 and just got booed off the field after allowing an 8 run 8th.
 

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So many teams with disappointing seasons so far, easy to overlook the Mariners. They were up 4-0 on TB early tonight and are now down 12-4 and just got booed off the field after allowing an 8 run 8th.
They are my backup team, and far more disappointing than the Red Sox at this point.
 

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So many teams with disappointing seasons so far, easy to overlook the Mariners. They were up 4-0 on TB early tonight and are now down 12-4 and just got booed off the field after allowing an 8 run 8th.
They are my backup team, and far more disappointing than the Red Sox at this point.
They tried to replicate last year's team rather than improving it, basically. There were plenty of options in their price range to improve the offense - they would have been a great landing spot for Justin Turner, for instance! - and they instead went with AJ Pollock and Tommy La Stella.

This is an imperfect comparison, so I'm sure I'll get shredded for it, and I know more than a few people will defend this group's honor out of pointless and empty homerism even though it's 20 years and four WS titles later, but I get late-period Dan Duquette Red Sox vibes from them, like circa 98-01-ish. Those Red Sox teams were definitely good, and had some great players; these Mariner teams are good and have some great players. Both teams even had some decent tier-two pretty good players, but they're also relying on a stream of retreads, longshot upside plays, and other miscellaneous castoffs. The end result is they're demonstrably inferior to their biggest rivals - I hope I can say this without causing offense - only now with the rise of the Rangers, it's like if the Duquette Red Sox were competing with the dynastic Yankees and a Blue Jays team that signed A-Rod and Randy Johnson. EDIT: and the Orioles have John Smoltz and Vlad Guerrero Sr except they’re also the same person somehow.
 
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All right, settle down. Settle down... Now, before I begin the lesson, will those of you who are playing in the match this afternoon move your clothes down onto the lower peg immediately after lunch, before you write your letter home, if you're not getting your hair cut, unless you've got a younger brother who is going out this weekend as the guest of another boy, in which case, collect his note before lunch, put it in your letter after you've had your hair cut, and make sure he moves your clothes down onto the lower peg for you.