March/April 2024 MLB Gamethread

DeadlySplitter

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6:05am EDT in Korea the next two mornings. Not sure how much I'll get to watch honestly.

Glasnow vs. Darvish (SD home team) in 8 hours, then Musgrove vs. Yamamoto (LAD home team) the next day.
 

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Mookie with a walk and a stolen base, the latter of which was taken away seemingly on a phantom foul ball by Shohei. Shohei then grounded softly to short but beat the DP attempt at first. Freeman struck out looking, Smith flied out to end the inning.

They just explained--the catcher hit the HP umpire as he was cocking his arm to throw to second, so that is umpire's interference and that sends the runner back to first. Which doesn't seem fair.
 

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Mookie with a walk and a stolen base, the latter of which was taken away seemingly on a phantom foul ball by Shohei. Shohei then grounded softly to short but beat the DP attempt at first. Freeman struck out looking, Smith flied out to end the inning.

They just explained--the catcher hit the HP umpire as he was cocking his arm to throw to second, so that is umpire's interference and that sends the runner back to first. Which doesn't seem fair.
Makes you wonder why catchers don't try to initiate contact with the ump on stolen base attempts. Or maybe they do and umps are usually nimble enough to avoid it. It certainly killed whatever momentum the Dodgers might have had.

Dodgers threatening already in the second. That lineup doesn't seem to have an easy out in it.
 

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Makes you wonder why catchers don't try to initiate contact with the ump on stolen base attempts. Or maybe they do and umps are usually nimble enough to avoid it. It certainly killed whatever momentum the Dodgers might have had.

Dodgers threatening already in the second. That lineup doesn't seem to have an easy out in it.
I had the exact same thought. If I were a catcher, I'd think seriously about developing a "punch the umpire" cocking move to use just for situations late in a tight game in which a stolen base might make a difference.
 

Bigdogx

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Shocker the Dodgers win, Injuries are the only thing that will stop them from a title this season imo.
 

Scott Cooper's Grand Slam

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oh wow. that is a tough break - literally through his glove.
Bad luck there for the Padres.
I've never seen that in the majors. I love baseball. It's spring training so no big deal, but if this game counted who takes the blame for this? Is the equipment manager or clubhouse attendant responsible for going to Cronenworth and saying before the game "glove looks a little rough there, champ. Maybe get a new one?" Or is this just a fluke?
 

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I've never seen that in the majors. I love baseball. It's spring training so no big deal, but if this game counted who takes the blame for this? Is the equipment manager or clubhouse attendant responsible for going to Cronenworth and saying before the game "glove looks a little rough there, champ. Maybe get a new one?" Or is this just a fluke?
This game counted in the standings.
 

Red(s)HawksFan

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MLB is dumb with this stuff, have them travel to Asia to open the season playing real games, then have them come back to play 3 more spring training dates before the home opener.
This is MLBPA as much as MLB. MLBPA isn't going to agree to players going halfway around the world (Seoul is 16 hours ahead of LA/SD), playing two games, then coming back and immediately resuming a "normal" schedule. They want time for the players to acclimate upon arrival in Korea and they want time for the players to re-acclimate after they return. The only way it makes sense is to do this trip during spring training. Same as they have done for Tokyo and Australia series in the past.
 

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I've never seen that in the majors. I love baseball. It's spring training so no big deal, but if this game counted who takes the blame for this? Is the equipment manager or clubhouse attendant responsible for going to Cronenworth and saying before the game "glove looks a little rough there, champ. Maybe get a new one?" Or is this just a fluke?
I'm not sure that blame needs to be assigned, but who would have a better take on the condition of the glove that he wears? Sometimes equipment falters.