Mike Minor’s ERA going into the game on June 9, 2013
Home - 2.52
Away - 2.52
Day - 2.52
Night - 2.52
Career vs. Dodgers - 2.52
Thanks to Vin Scully on KLAC radio.
Two other facts:
- still not the longest Mets game: Sept. 11, 1974 - Mets lost to the Cardinals 4-3 in 25 innings, after 7 hours and 4 minutes
- The Marlins have won 17 games this season, 7 against the Mets and 10 versus the rest of MLB
How do you not love baseball?
Take me out to the ballgame.
Cubs vs. Pirates, June 7, 2013
First pitch: 1:20 p.m.
It doesn’t work. It’s quite possibly immoral. It’s time to replace it.
Let’s conduct a thought experiment. Let’s say you’re a computer whiz. I don’t mean you were able to recover your Word document that one time when your Lenovo crashed…
To sum up: use a similar set-up to the one used by MLB to select international players. Fascinating idea.
Mark Appel, 2013 first overall MLB draft pick (Astros)
Photo by Don Montague/StanfordPhoto.com
After a messy public breakup with his last employer resulted in a $50 million lawsuit, Keith Olbermann will return to television in October as a studio host for Turner
in connection with Biogenesis Labs in Miami.
This is big, my friends.
June 1, 1925: Walter Johnson & the Senators won 5-3 over the Yankees, with “The Big Train” moving to 8-2 on the season.
In other news from that game, a young Lou Gehrig pinch hit & would then go on to start at 1B the next day. For the next 14 years he never sat out a game.
Griffey and Bonds - Second Generation Stars
The Buccos catch the Tigers taking a cat nap…
Nothing better than a suicide squeeze
Until tonight, Mariano Rivera had never had a blown save in a game where he didn’t get an out. - @DannyKnoblerCBS
Coming into tonight, 43-year-old Mariano Rivera was a perfect 18-for-18 in save chances with a minuscule 1.40 ERA. But the Mets, knowing that this could very well be the last time they would ever face Rivera, decided it was their final chance to place a curse on the pitcher, the anger from the baseball gods be damned. And so, disguised as a moment of New York unity, the Mets had Rivera throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Mets team leader in saves, John Franco.
Look, you can watch it for yourself:
What’s that, you say? You didn’t notice the moment the curse took effect? Look again. See, when John Franco appeared to bow in reverence to Rivera he actually did something much worse. He sent curse waves to Rivera which are visible under infrared. How do you feel about this gamesmanship, Jack Morris:
The effects were nearly instantaneous, too. Just look at where Rivera’s ceremonial pitch ended up:
That’s the location from a pitcher with impeccable command, one who hadn’t lost a game all season? Sure, and next you’re going to tell me that there aren’t reptilian creatures in positions of power all over the world.
And so, with the dark magicks in effect, Rivera entered the game in the bottom of the ninth and the Yankees holding onto a 1-0 lead. Trying to rely on his trusty cutter, Rivera soon found that he didn’t have dominance over the five winds. Daniel Murphy hit a double down the line. David Wright then tied the game with a liner back up the middle, nearly hitting Murphy and taking second when the throw to the plate bounced away from the catcher. And with the fire burning and the cauldron bubbling, Lucas Duda singled on a liner to Ichiro Suzuki who was unable to throw Wright out at the plate. It was over, the cackling sound of laughter ringing through the stadium.
Rivera will now be examined by the ghosts of Yankee Stadium to see if there are any mystical precautions they’ll need to take before his next appearance.