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August 11, 2014

What You Need to Know

August 11, 2014

by Daniel Rathman and Chris Mosch


The Weekend Takeaway
If you enjoy watching managers put their stamp on a game, the seventh inning of Friday’s tilt between the Dodgers and Brewers was your cup of tea. For those of you who prefer laughing at big leaguers making fools of themselves on the bases, Sunday had you covered.

Through six innings, the first of three clashes between the first-place clubs was a tidy, 2-1 affair. Then, it suddenly morphed into one of the weekend’s more eventful games.

Brewers starter Kyle Lohse edged out his counterpart, Roberto Hernandez, in the latter’s Dodgers debut, pitching six innings and allowing only one run, which came on a solo shot by Adrian Gonzalez in what would be Lohse’s final frame. Hernandez was charged with two runs in six innings, both of which scored in the first on an RBI single by Aramis Ramirez and a sacrifice fly by Scooter Gennett.

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tmlfan4ever

Not a lot of scenarios that would call for walking anyone to face Bautista with the bases loaded and no out in the 19th inning. As a Jays fan, that was fun to watch. One of the best regular seasons series I can remember... all three games decided in the 9th inning or later.

Aug 11, 2014 08:13 AM
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Bryan Cole

That walk blew my mind. Let's see what Joe Posnanski's Intentional Walk Rage Scale has to say about it:

1. What inning was the walk in? 19th inning: 1 point.
2. Did the walk bring up the opposing pitcher or a particularly weak hitter? Haha, nope: 3 points, but if you wanted to double it because it brought up the best hitter on the Jays I wouldn't disagree.
3. Did the walk give your team the platoon advantage? Yes: 0 points, but again, Jose Bautista.
4. Does the extra baserunner matter? No: -1 point.
5. Are you setting up the double play to get out of the inning? You are setting up the double play, but there were no outs, so I'm saying No: 3 points.
6. Are you intentionally walking someone solely to avoid a great hitter? No, you let the great hitter beat you instead: 0 Points.

GRAND TOTAL: 6 points (below average). And I get that it's an acting manager and that there's no glory in second-guessing field managers, but good gravy.

Aug 11, 2014 10:09 AM
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OonBoon

What about Derek Norris getting two bases loaded walks in the same game? That's gotta be pretty rare, right?

Aug 11, 2014 18:35 PM
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Michael Bodell
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I've only caught about a half dozen Jays games this year (being on the West coast but watching on the internet). But I have caught the second largest comeback in Jays history and, separately, the longest game in Jays history. I tuned in around 10:30 am West Coast time and it was around 4pm when it ended.

Aug 11, 2014 23:09 PM
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