Daily Archives: August 5, 2014
The Rally Possum led the A’s to victory!
Meanwhile the Wild Card race makes sense and the Phillies front office is insanely dumb.
That and more in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
How All Of The Nationals Hitters Were Acquired:
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
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The Nationals came over to Washington from Montreal, Quebec, Canada to start the 2005 year. It took several last place finishes to stockpile draft picks, in order for this club to turn its fortunes around.
This team has been competitive since the beginning of the 2011 year, and made the franchise’s 1st playoff appearance in 2012, after a 31 Year absence.
Much will always be made about the Stephen Strasburg decision, and the only way to alleviate those causes and concerns – is for the team to win the World Series Title.
The ownership changed the culture of the team when he inked Werth to a 7 YR deal worth $126 MIL prior to the 2011 campaign. It shifted the 1 – 8 lineup with a new direction.
While the 1st year wasn’t kind to the former Phillies player, he has been an above average OF since, posting a near .300 Batting Average – with a high OBP and nice SLG% that falls within his career numbers.
Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer): Follow @stokes_hunter21
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Here we go….Starting tonight, there is a season 7 games for Interleague in the next two days, and are several more game lists on the docket for the next 15 days (46 Games in all)..
Highlighted by tonight’s LA Series, the Battle of Ohio, the 2013 World Series, and MLB Trade Deadline dance partners BOS @ STL.
Yes, there also duds on the itinerary, as I am sure there are not too many people pining for a Astros @ Phillies series, or a Padres @ Twins, or even the Royals in the desert to take on the D’Backs,
The one other set of games to pique one’s interest is the Braves stumbling into Safeco Field on a 6 game losing streak – and having the daunting task to face Felix Hernandez this evening.
Good luck fella’s, a high strikeout team, facing the best AL Pitcher, (which is a rarity), and in one of the worst hitting ballparks with Seattle. This could be an ugly night.
The fans could not need air conditioning with the amount of wind generated by bats missing balls. Read the rest of this entry
Tyler Flowers went 3-3 with 3 RBI and missed the cycle by a double in the White Sox rain shortened 5-3 victory over Texas.
Pablo Sandoval went 3-5 with a pair of 2 out RBI doubles. One tied the game and the other put the Giants ahead of the Mets for good in the 9th inning and led to the 4-3 final.
Garrett Richards threw a complete game, 5 hit shutout, striking out 9 Dodgers and giving the Angels the 5-0 win.
Santiago Casilla threw a perfect 9th to save the game for the Giants over the Mets, 4-3. (I couldn’t give it to Hudson!)
They owned baseball on Aug 04, 2014.
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