May 09, 2016

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 7 comments

Bryce Harper reached safely 7 times in yesterday's game, but never swung his bat even once.

3 intentional walks
2 five-pitch walks
1 four-pitch unintentional walk

posted by grum@work at 10:30 AM on May 09

1 four-pitch unintentional walk

How is a four pitch walk unintentional? Is the pitcher that bad?

posted by billsaysthis at 11:55 AM on May 09

How is a four pitch walk unintentional? Is the pitcher that bad?

It was issued by reigning Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta. If MLB's Gameday strike zone is accurate, Arrieta seems to have been a little hard done by the ump's strike zone.

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It's also notable that two of the intentional walks of Harper ended up loading the bases. In extra innings.

posted by holden at 12:12 PM on May 09

If the pitcher is that bad, there's only one person to call - Paul Simon

...Like a Bryce over troubled walkers...

posted by beaverboard at 12:13 PM on May 09

Of note is that Ryan Zimmerman, batting right after Harper, set a record!

Congratulations Ryan Zimmerman!

posted by ursus_comiter at 12:18 PM on May 09

Having problems with signing up new accounts. (I checked this and verified that it don't work at the moment.)

posted by Etrigan at 02:11 PM on May 09

I've fixed the bug.

posted by rcade at 07:30 PM on May 10

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