Daily Archives: August 29, 2016
Mike Trout reached base 4 times, including a double and a homer, scoring twice and driving in 2, to lead the Angels in a 9-2 drubbing of the Reds.
Yoenis Cespedes got 3 hits including a walk off homer in the bottom of the 10th to give the Mets a much needed 2-1 victory.
Marco Estrada pitched into the 8th, finishing with 7 plus innings, 1 run and 4 hits to get the 5-1 Toronto win over Baltimore.
Tanner Roark threw 7 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and striking out 5 Phillies to earn the 4-0 decision for Washington.
They All Owned Baseball on August 29, 2016.
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P- Kyle Hendricks (vs. Pittsburgh Pirates): $10,800. Over the last 17 starts, Hendricks has given up three or fewer earned runs. Included in those starts is his sole start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, which he threw six innings, giving up one earned run, and 12 strikeouts. The Pirates offense has been very mediocre recently, which is in favor of the right-handed pitcher.
P- Adam Wainwright (vs. Milwaukee Brewers): $6,900. Wainwright has gone through some struggles recently, but he has been very successful against the Brewers’ lineup throughout his career. In 122 career at bats against Waino, the Brewers are batting .230, with a .264 OBP, and a .321 slugging percentage. In his only start against the Brewers in 2016, Wainwright threw seven innings, giving up seven hits, and he struck out seven.
Saturday night I went to a minor league baseball game. It was a great night for baseball as the weather was great, the two teams were full of young talented professionals and there was even special guest Don Larsen (threw the only perfect game in World Series history) at the game. Yet the stadium felt empty.
This got me thinking about the same discussion that keeps coming up as to whether or not something is wrong with baseball and what needs to be done to fix it. Sports writers question if the game is too long, if the season is too long, whether or not there is enough ‘star’ power, and a wide variety of other issues believed to be plaguing baseball.
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The White Sox want to change the name of their park to Guaranteed Rate Field. My issue is not with the name but the stadium itself.
The It is a “Never too late to fix a problem” episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.
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