May 06, 2012

How to go 0-8 and still win the ballgame: if your DH isn't getting it done as a DH, pretend there's no such thing as a DH rule and make him pitch.

posted by lil_brown_bat to baseball at 09:27 PM - 9 comments

"W: Davis (1-0) L: McDonald (0-1)"

Unbelievable. Just unbelievable.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:29 PM on May 06, 2012

I wish I had seen that game. Davis has a 92-mph fastball?

posted by rcade at 09:36 PM on May 06, 2012

rcade, I couldn't believe it. The game already had an epic story in Middlebrooks' grand slam, and then this? Davis had some damn good stuff. He would have sat the first three guys down in short order if it weren't for a fielding error. All I can say is, if it comes down to a beyond-the-bullpen pitching duel, don't bet against Baltimore.

(edit: also, it was kind of cool to do a bunch of yard work, tune in in time to catch the grand slam, go screw around for a couple hours, tune in to catch the game going into extra innings, go for an hour and a half hike around a lake, tune in to find the game still going, and drive home to catch the end of it)

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:28 PM on May 06, 2012

"According to Elias, he is the first player to go 0-for-8 at the plate and wind up as the winning pitcher since Rube Waddell on July 4, 1905."

It's this kind of thing that always amazes me at baseball. As improbable as this is, it's already happened at least once.

posted by apoch at 06:40 AM on May 07, 2012

Bad news: Chris Davis goes 0-for-8. Really bad news: his pitching stats don't count for my fantasy clubs.

posted by jjzucal at 08:33 AM on May 07, 2012

The winning and losing pitchers went a combined 1-for-12, 6 strikeouts, and hit into 2 double plays.

This is why the American League has the DH, to stop pitchers from embarrassing themselves at the plate and making a mockery of the game.



posted by grum@work at 09:06 AM on May 07, 2012

lbb, that was the only way to watch the game and enjoy it. I had it on in the background for much of the afternoon because I couldn't get into the Heats/ Knicks game (and then because I tuned back in just as Middlebrooks' hit his homer) and I would like to at least be able to write that time off on my taxes as compensation.

What a day for Mark Reynolds, 2-3 with 4 walks and his getting on base six times barely compensated for his defense.

posted by yerfatma at 10:19 AM on May 07, 2012

I wish I had seen that game.

No you don't.

(and I'd say that if the Sox had won. Terrible game.)

posted by justgary at 01:33 PM on May 07, 2012

It wasn't a terrible game! Well, it had some fun highlights, anyway.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 03:29 PM on May 07, 2012

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