MLB 2022 Season

Chairman_Mao wrote:

Imagine what Yankees fans would have done if the um psn made those sh*tty calls against the Yanks in Yankee stadium...

*nods in Blue Jays fan*

That was an atrocious miss.

Blue Jays weren't winning anyway considering their offense has deserted them.

Mets have been very un-Mets-like so far this season.

Down 6 heading into the 9th? No problem.

Roke wrote:

Mets have been very un-Mets-like so far this season.

Down 6 heading into the 9th? No problem.

Maybe, but they were facing a Phils team that's most definitely playing very Phils-like. They finally improved their pen but still no lead is safe.

The wife has been watching Shohei highlight videos, and she's been enjoying how the announcers sprinkle in more and more random Japanese phrases.

One of them has been working in "sugoi!" here and there, and his pronunciation has actually come a long way since the season started.

The Damn Yankees are pretty good.

Roke wrote:

The Damn Yankees are pretty good.

Both those games are infuriating since the Jays gave up two 3 run home runs that were regular fly balls in every other park. Then the Jays hit two of their own 3 run shots that would be home runs in over 50% of the fields.

Even with that, the Jays need to find their bats. A bunch of meaningless individual hits spray around with may be a sac fly to finally drive someone home. Matt Chapman has turned from a pumpkin into some sort of fetid rotten mess, Teoscar hasn't found his timing yet, Kirk can only hit infield singles, Vladdy and Lourdes are no longer threats with men on, and Springer has had a bit of a power outtage after the first inning. At least Bo has come around and Espinal has been the most consistent player on the team.

Vector wrote:
Roke wrote:

The Damn Yankees are pretty good.

Even with that, the Jays need to find their bats. A bunch of meaningless individual hits spray around with may be a sac fly to finally drive someone home. Matt Chapman has turned from a pumpkin into some sort of fetid rotten mess, Teoscar hasn't found his timing yet, Kirk can only hit infield singles, Vladdy and Lourdes are no longer threats with men on, and Springer has had a bit of a power outtage after the first inning. At least Bo has come around and Espinal has been the most consistent player on the team.

Yeah, the bats have been concerning.

I guess I can't say I wasn't warned by goodjers about Chapman. At least the glove is pretty nice.

Astros have won 10 straight to go from an 11-11 record to first place in the AL West!

Bang the Trash Can in celebration!

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

Bang the Trash Can in celebration!

I can't. We got rid of them all. Had a big trash can burning in Houston to purge our sin.

Prederick wrote:

Hey! Remember last year, when the Cubs played the Pirates?

The Pirates are quickly becoming my second favorite team, as they appear to refuse to play normal baseball.

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Teams to be no-hit and still win, MLB history (since 1919):

Dodgers - 2008
Indians - 1992
White Sox - 1990
Tigers - 1967
Reds - 1964

And today makes 6

Even worse for Cincinnati, it is technically not a no-hitter because the Pirates only batted eight times.

He threw 118 pitches, the most by any pitcher in the majors this year

Game's changed SO much. Look how many times Alex Fernandez beat that number in 1996 alone.

Do you remember Alex Fernandez? Me neither, which is my point. Some ChiSox pitcher I've never heard of in 1996 was easily averaging 100+ pitches a game. Now, 118 is the season-high.

I'm not saying it's better or worse. Just... game's changed.

Prederick wrote:
He threw 118 pitches, the most by any pitcher in the majors this year

Game's changed SO much. Look how many times Alex Fernandez beat that number in 1996 alone.

Do you remember Alex Fernandez? Me neither, which is my point. Some ChiSox pitcher I've never heard of in 1996 was easily averaging 100+ pitches a game. Now, 118 is the season-high.

I'm not saying it's better or worse. Just... game's changed.

According to this chart pitchers are on average throwing harder. Data only goes back to the beginning of the millennium, but I assume we'd see a similar trend continue maybe a bit more gradually the further you go back.