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Hamilton's Bomb at Fenway
52 seconds is full of win. lulz when the guys on base look up and start their HR trot. unreal. even the bos guys are in awe.
Last edited by Brad Wesley; 04-18-2012 at 11:51 AM.
who is boston going to pitch tonight if beckett gets into trouble?
atchison - 48 pitches - 4 innings
albers - 11 pitches - 1 inning
melancon - 26 pitches - didn't record an out (lololol)
thomas - 33 pitches - 1 inning
padilla - 20 pitches - 1 inning
alfredo acevis and franklin morales are the only two relief guys that didn't pitch yesterday.
beckett is on my fantasy team, but i'm sitting him tonight. i wouldn't start anybody facing the rangers right now.
So with the rotation being tweaked, Yu is going to start tomorrow, amirite?
That video is all kinds of win.
I'm pretty sure the Baseball Gods dusted off Mickey Mantle's mold when they created Josh. I can't think of any other player to compare him to when he's on.
In light of Hamilton's blast last night, interesting to look at where Williams' shot ended up (below, red seat below the "d" in Ford). Looks to be about 35 rows up.
Looking at the video, appears Hamilton's was about 20 +/- rows deep.
do work boys.Kinsler, 2b;
Last edited by CBT; 04-18-2012 at 03:16 PM.
Melancon optioned today....lol
BOSTON -- When the Red Sox traded for Mark Melancon four months ago, they envisioned him as a possible ace setup man who could even serve as insurance at closer. Perhaps some of that will eventually come true, but the right-hander has hit a crisis point in his first couple of weeks of the season, and was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket before Wednesday night's game against the Rangers.
The Red Sox have summoned Japanese right-hander Junichi Tazawa from Pawtucket to take Melancon's spot on the roster.
Melancon was shelled by the Rangers on Tuesday, giving up four hits, six runs, two walks and three home runs while not retiring a batter.
The righty has pitched in four games and allowed at least one run in each of them, posting an ERA of 49.50 over two innings.
Last year, Melancon pitched in 71 games for the Astros, fashioning a 2.78 ERA while notching 20 saves.
Tazawa underwent Tommy John Surgery in 2010 and pitched most of last season in the Minors.
This year for Pawtucket, Tazawa didn't allow a run in his first four outings, walking two and striking out nine.
whatever row it landed on that blast was allsome.
we play at Fenway again in August during the week (mon-weds). they play a day/night game on tues/weds and i'm going to start watching flights to see if it makes sense to take the boy to 2 games at Fenway. fly up early tues, fly home late weds. it's on the bucket list, i'm thinking i have to do it.
is snyder a better 1b than moreland? if not, why the $#@! did wash do this?
Yep, Fenway is pretty special. Such a dinosaur, but so cool. One of my lasting memories from our trip is standing in the cramped concourse in line for a beer, and seeing extension cords running out of the concession stand, into the concourse, plugged randomly into outlets on the wall. You had to be careful not to trip over them.
PBS ran an excellent documentary on the stadium in late March:
Today has already been nearly the perfect sports day for me (still feeling that win from last night, and Chelsea over Barcelona 1-0), but I can't $#@!ing wait for the game tonight.
Only 2 more hours, hopefully I can make it.
Couple random notes...
The Miami Marlins have signed outfielder Michael Main to a minor-league contract.
That is the same Michael Main whom the Texas Rangers selected with the 24th overall choice in the 2007 draft as a pitcher.
The Rangers sent Main to San Francisco in 2010 as part of the trade that brought in veteran catcher Bengie Molina. The Giants released Main last month, at the end of spring training.
Main, an outstanding hitter at DeLand, Fla., High School, was 8-for-30 with six RBIs for the Rangers' club in the rookie-level Arizona League in 2007. Main, 23, will join the Marlins' extended-spring-training team.
The Rangers continue on a ratings rampage. Tuesday's batting practice against the Red Sox, an 18-3 rout, earned a 7.4for Fox Sports Southwest. That pushed the season average on FSSW to a 7.2 for eight games. That's 56 percent ahead of last year through eight games. And the 7.4 is the sixth highest Rangers rating on FSSW ever.
Last edited by spystud13; 04-18-2012 at 04:10 PM.
tonight sets up well: i just ordered a half off large pepperoni and sausage from pj and i have the house all to myself tonight for the first time in a year and a half so i can watch us beat up on the red sox in solitude.
....Rangers DH Michael Young said he felt the familiar twinge of pain in his lower back after his first at-bat Tuesday, but decided to soldier on. As the game progressed and his back didn't loosen up, the club was ready to pinch hit for him when his turn came up in the sixth inning.
Young, however, asked for one more at-bat.
He got a first pitch fastball straight down the middle at 89 mph, which he promptly deposited into the bullpen in right field.
"It was probably the perfect pitch for him to do something with," manager Ron Washington said. "That might have been the only thing he could turn around."
Young, who has never been on the DL in his career, acknowledged that the back issue has been an occasional problem. He also acknowledged his distaste for ever sitting down.
"But after 12 years, I'm finally listening to the training staff," he said. "I'm a little sore, but in all the times this has happened, it's always been a one or two day thing. By [Thursday] I should be ready to go. There just wasn't a need to push it. If I push it, it may end up being a 3-4 day thing. This is probably the wise move."
Young is being replaced at DH tonight by Mitch Moreland, while Brandon Snyder will play first base.
respect for face.
that video is great. so allsome that beltre went back-to-back. we got beltre, they got crawford ha ha.
But I'm about to get on the half-off PJ as well (thanks for pointing this out, Vic!), and I'll have the TV all to myself as well.
Here's to another great showing by the guys in red and blue.
For some reason I thought today was a day game. Makes this wait even longer.
And Christ I need to be banned from going to the football board.
^^^ You get a couple red bars on the "Three Stooges" argument yesterday?
Can't believe some team didn't at least bring him to camp. Helluva $#@!ing career, #7.
varsity is usually pretty good but too many people who actually think $#@! like hangover 2 is funny.
what a career for pudge.
.296 career average
career for texas - 13 yrs (1991 - 2002)
games played - 1507
plate appearances - 6166
at bats - 5754
runs - 866
hits - 1747
doubles - 352
triples - 28
home runs - 217
rbi - 842
stolen bases - 81
walks - 309
strike outs - 781
ba - .304
slg - .341
ops - .488
ops+ - .828
all star games - 10
al mvp - 1
gold gloves - 10
silver sluggers - 6
cs% by year:
91 - 49%
92 - 52%
93 - 44%
94 - 38%
95 - 48%
96 - 51%
97 - 57%
98 - 56%
99 - 55%
00 - 49%
01 - 60%
02 - 37%
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On top of all that: 13 Gold Gloves, 14 All-Star appearances, 7 Silver Slugger Awards, and the 1999 AL MVP.
To say he's a shoo-in for the HOF would be a huge understatement.
Last edited by StephenGlansberg; 04-18-2012 at 05:32 PM.
I just poured one out for seven. Much love.
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