May 2024 MLB Gamethread

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Paul Goldschmidt is straight up not having a good time this season, and especially so in the month of May:

0-34, 3 BB, 14 K
Just two years from winning MVP and he might be toast. That's baseball for ya. An FA at the end of the season too so I wonder if he's in danger of getting traded for a bag of balls or even released.
 

Sad Sam Jones

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I don't know why MLB allowed the Rangers to design the Warehouse at Arlington with such awful sightlines for TV. Their games always feel like they're televised through a zoom lens from a blimp.
 

Sad Sam Jones

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Jack Leiter's night is over. He needed 64 pitches to record 5 outs and allowed 6 runs on 3 hits, 3 walks and 2 hit batters... also allowed a double-steal and threw a wild pitch. He doesn't miss bats, so everyone was just fouling off pitches until he walked them or served up a meatball.
 

Ale Xander

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WC3 in the NL is currently the under .500 Padres. Too bad that's probably not sustainable.

Also, the AL West is baaaaaaad. But the A's are in 3rd.
 

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Also, the AL West is baaaaaaad. But the A's are in 3rd.
True, but the Rangers are scary. They’ve scored the most runs in the AL but they’ve given up a ton of runs because their entire rotation is on IL.

By June they should have Scherzer, Eovaldi and Bradford back, and by August they could have DeGrom and Mahle as well.

Feels like a team that could win 90 games and then go on a tear in October… oh. Uh, again.
 

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I'm starting to hate the useless Twins almost as much as NY. When the Yankees have pregame meetings to talk about the Twins, they must all just laugh and crack jokes about how bad Minnesota plays against them.
"This guy likes low fastballs, so stay away from those. Or don't, who cares, they're all worthless against us anyway LOL!"
"Yeah we should let the bat boy hit against them today, he could probably go deep off these losers."
"If they ever get a guy on base, just yell 'BOO' at him really loudly and he'll probably fall on the ground and start crying, so just tag him out."
"Today everyone on our team throws with their off hand-- let's see how long it takes for them to score a run!"
 

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Not even the power of the Twins stupid sausage can stop their ineptitude against the Yankees.
Can we start a petition to stop this ridiculous series between the Twinkies and the MFY? No matter what the Twins talent is or what their record is all they do is get trounced by the MFY year after year.
 

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I'm starting to hate the useless Twins almost as much as NY. When the Yankees have pregame meetings to talk about the Twins, they must all just laugh and crack jokes about how bad Minnesota plays against them.
"This guy likes low fastballs, so stay away from those. Or don't, who cares, they're all worthless against us anyway LOL!"
"Yeah we should let the bat boy hit against them today, he could probably go deep off these losers."
"If they ever get a guy on base, just yell 'BOO' at him really loudly and he'll probably fall on the ground and start crying, so just tag him out."
"Today everyone on our team throws with their off hand-- let's see how long it takes for them to score a run!"
The batboy is batting fifth today.
 

E5 Yaz

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I'm starting to hate the useless Twins almost as much as NY. When the Yankees have pregame meetings to talk about the Twins, they must all just laugh and crack jokes about how bad Minnesota plays against them.
"This guy likes low fastballs, so stay away from those. Or don't, who cares, they're all worthless against us anyway LOL!"
"Yeah we should let the bat boy hit against them today, he could probably go deep off these losers."
"If they ever get a guy on base, just yell 'BOO' at him really loudly and he'll probably fall on the ground and start crying, so just tag him out."
"Today everyone on our team throws with their off hand-- let's see how long it takes for them to score a run!"
All three outfielders are playing in left
 

The Gray Eagle

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The Twins were begging to forfeit this series, but the Yankees said no because with a forfeit they would only win each game 3-0 and they knew they could beat the Twins by more than that.
 

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Skenes walked a guy in the 5th, so now he is at 5 0 0 0 1 10 on 81 pitches through 5. He probably has one more inning, his high pitch count so far this season has been 84.
 

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Skenes walked a guy in the 5th, so now he is at 5 0 0 0 1 10 on 81 pitches through 5. He probably has one more inning, his high pitch count so far this season has been 84.
8-0 lead, qualified for the win. Might as well pull him.

Season stats: 9 IP, 6 H, 17/3, K/W
 

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The Cubs look like they're facing a new state of the art pitching machine. Lots of "Dude, try to hit that one!"
 

jon abbey

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He hit 100 on his 100th pitch, ridiculous. Pretty sure he is done now, 100 pitches through 6.
 

Sad Sam Jones

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What a weird at-bat for Jose Ramirez...

• Grounds out, but Cleveland appeals – Carlos Correa is called for a shift violation and the action is nullified.
• Hits a foul pop-up that the 3rd baseman loses sight of and lets drop.
• Crushes a pitch down the right field line that just misses being a 2-run homer and goes foul.
• Strikes out swinging… but Andres Gimenez steals second and goes to third when the catcher's throw goes into center field.

Then… Gimenez, running on contact, is thrown out at the plate on a groundball to second, which preserves Minnesota's 1-0 lead... until David Fry follows with a 2-run homer.
 

Sad Sam Jones

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The Guardians were an out away from sweeping the Twins – no one on base – Clase grazes Buxton with a pitch. On a grounder to short, Rocchio tries to race Buxton to 2nd instead of taking the easy out at first. He beat him, but the umpire blew the call and review didn't overturn it. Then they get a grounder to first, but Naylor and Clase blow the feed to the pitcher covering, compounded by Naylor blowing the rundown on Buxton coming around third… and we're tied going into the bottom of the 9th.
 

Sad Sam Jones

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Chill Will with a 3-run homer after they intentionally walk the slumping Josh Naylor and Cleveland sweeps Minnesota while handing Duran his second loss of the weekend.
 

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Chill Will with a 3-run homer after they intentionally walk the slumping Josh Naylor and Cleveland sweeps Minnesota while handing Duran his second loss of the weekend.
So this is the MIN season so far:

7-13
17-3
0-6

Huh.
 

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Darvish consecutive scoreless innings streak now at 25 IP after he threw 7 shutout innings tonight vs ATL. He became the 3rd pitcher to get 200 combined wins in NPB/MLB, after Hideo Nomo (203) and Hiroki Kuroda (201).
 

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Braves are struggling a bit, 8-10 in their last 18 and they just gave up a 5-0 lead with 4 runs in the 8th, 6-5 SD now in the first game of a doubleheader.
 

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Imanaga has the lowest ERA in a pitcher’s first nine career starts….ever.

0.84
Late reply here, but I like to point out that this is partly driven by shorter starts, and of course by starting mid-career.

I was able to find one examples of the first point, to start his career - better ERA, more IP, fewer GS:
  1. Dave Ferriss, 4/29/45 - 5/31/45, 63 IP over 7 GS, allowing 4 ER (1 UER), 0.57 ERA
I found one example of the second, pitcher with a better ERA in their first 9 starts with a franchise:
  1. Scherzer, 8/4/20212 - 9/18/2021, 58 IP over 9 GS, allowing 5 ER (1 UER), 0.78 ERA

I was really expecting to find more examples.
 

Sad Sam Jones

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So this is the MIN season so far:

7-13
17-3
0-6

Huh.
Minnesota is about to go from 0.5 out of first to 6.5 in 8 days.

As flawed as Cleveland is, I really like their chances. They haven't even had the chance to punch KC in the mouth yet, but they do get them for a 3-game series at home in a couple of weeks, sandwiched between 16 games against teams with losing records.
 

jon abbey

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Ow. I looked him up and was going to say I was shocked to see he was still alive at 51 until I saw this part:

"As a teenager, Rahman was an enforcer for drug dealers, and was known for surviving several shootings. He nearly died in a car accident (which left him with permanent scarring on his cheek and ear) and once survived a shooting where five bullets entered his body. In 2001, Rahman and his family were involved in a car accident shortly after a celebration at City Hall. Rahman sustained no serious injuries and received no medical assistance, while his wife, Crystal, was hospitalized.["