Late game thread: D-Backs at Braves

Sorry. Big storm, cable out, no internet access to be had. And I’ll be damned if I’m going to recap last night’s atrocity.

40 thoughts on “Late game thread: D-Backs at Braves”

  1. Interesting tidbit in this morning’s Columbia SC paper: Since the Tex trade tv viewership is up 35% for TBS games and 72% for games on the Fox networks. Of course with more people hearing Chip Caray Maalox sales are probably also up.

  2. Nats still lead the Mets 2-1 heading to the 6th. Phillies up a run early against the Pirates.

  3. This is why people hate umpires. The hitter didn’t even pretend to try to get out of the way. If you don’t try to avoid the baseball you aren’t entitled to the base.

  4. I mean, this is what lawyers call black-letter law:

    The batter becomes a runner and is entitled to first base without liability to be put out (provided he advances to and touches first base) when —

    [6.08](b) He is touched by a pitched ball which he is not attempting to hit unless (1) The ball is in the strike zone when it touches the batter, or (2) The batter makes no attempt to avoid being touched by the ball;
    If the ball is in the strike zone when it touches the batter, it shall be called a strike, whether or not the batter tries to avoid the ball. If the ball is outside the strike zone when it touches the batter, it shall be called a ball if he makes no attempt to avoid being touched.

  5. Smoltzie with eleven K’s, count em

    K K K K K K K K K K K

    does he come out for one more inning

  6. Smoltz is at 98 pitches.

    My guess: If we tack on a run, he’s out. If we don’t, he returns until he gives up a baserunner.

  7. its wayyyy too interesting, you cant walk that guy and bring the tying run to the plate.

    easy out here BOB

  8. well, good to see butterbean not give up another game. i can only hope the nats will be as generous to the braves as they were with the mets. lets hope we can muster something in the win column against the reds

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