Game #51-Arizona Diamondbacks @ SF Giants. 5/24/19

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    The pitch that hit him (second time this game) was about an inch off the plate.

    Talk about crowding home plate. What is a pitcher supposed to do?
     
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    There’s no rule that requires you to try and avoid inside pitches.


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    True! My observation was that the pitch was just off the strike zone. Pitches that have been called strikes a lot.
     
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    Oh yeah, but it is kind of a dubious talent. The kind of thing that really pusses you off when the other team does it.


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    Robbie puts two runners on base and comes out with one out in the 6th.

    His final line is 5 1/3 innings, 2 runs (1HR), 5 hits, 9 strikeouts & 2 walks.

    Andriese in to pitch. Swihart replaces Jones in RF on a double switch.

    I hope that acting Manager Jerry Narron gets the rookie 1B Kevin Cron,
    just called up, into the game for an at-bat. Torey made it a point to
    say that he is not here to replace Christian Walker (who has struck
    out four times so far tonight). I feel for him, but someone has to
    take a proactive approach to his problems.

    Torey is missing one game for his son's graduation.

    And Godley is throwing in the bullpen. 12-run lead.

    Yeah, that should be safe.
     
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    And Tim Lecastro has been hit by the pitch for the 3rd time tonight.

    That's eight times in the Majors and seven times in the Minors this year.

    Steve and BB are cracking up over it.

    As I posted, it looks so obvious that he is not giving the pitcher an inch
    inside the strike zone. A 1-pitch walk. 'Sure helps the OBP.

    And an error leads to another D-backs run. 15-2 with 2 outs in the 7th.

    My goodness. Marte with a 3-run HR. 18-2. 20 hits. That's the 3rd
    3-run homer of the game out of four.

    This fun! As long as we don't lose the next two 3-2.

    Kevin Cron is in the on-deck circle to pinch hit, but the inning ends
    and he takes over at 1B. Godley in to pitch the 7th garbage time.
     
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    Kevin Kron gets his first Major League at-bat. He was hitting .331 with 29 HR and 62 RBI
    in a partial season at Reno, where his Dad is Manager. His brother plays in the Majors.

    After just missing a home run in foul territory, he struck out. Welcome to the Big's.

    BTW, every spot in the D-backs order has at least one run scored.

    And we go to the bottom of the 8th.
     
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    Godley hits a batter. Then underhands a comebacker to 1B for the 3rd out.

    And Lecastro leads off the 9th with 3 HBP so far. 'Think the Giants will
    retaliate? Nope, he hits a popup and won't get his 4th HBP.
     
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    That's too bad. Would have set an all-time MLB record.
     
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    So the D-backs use a non-pitcher for the 7th, 8th & 9th -- Godley,
    to wrap it up. He gives up a 2-out double to the Panda in the 9th,
    trying to end the game. And he gets a 3-inning 18-2 save.

    'Sorry, I couldn't let that go by. :rolleyes:
     
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    Didn't Gibson miss his son's graduation and say "he is supposed to graduate"?
    o_O
     
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    What a hitting performance from a team whose starters' batting averages -- after the slugfest -- are .281, .279, .265, .265, .256, .250, .246 and .244.

    For the game, the team hit .428 (including pitchers and a .146 hitting substitute outfielder). I wonder how the Giants pitching coach is going to sleep tonight.

    Or Carson Kelly who left seven runners on base and drove in none. Escobar and Robbie Ray each left five on base, but Escobar drove in three and Robbie two.
     
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    Kirk was not the brightest bulb in the chandelier.

    Even Yogi's cockeyed quotes were never malicious.
     
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    What an explosion
     
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    And today they will be back to normal with 3 hits all game.
     
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