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Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego Padres

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Fernando Tatis Jr. (SDP)

Pitcher: Giovanny Gallegos (STL)

Situation: Bottom 6th, 1 out, 2-2 count, Runners On 1st and 2nd

Score:  STL 6, SDP 2

Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
3 runs scored on the play, and SDP's win probability increased 22% points, to 35%
SDP went on to win the game, 11-9

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

Stathead Spotlight: Fernando Tatis Jr.

Multi-HR games in the playoffs before turning 22 years old

PlayerAge (Yrs.Days)DateSeriesTmOppHR
Fernando Tatis Jr.21.2732020‑10‑01NLWCSDPSTL2
Carlos Correa21.0202015‑10‑12ALDSHOUKCR2
Andruw Jones19.1801996‑10‑20WSATLNYY2
Tony Kubek21.3581957‑10‑05WSNYYMLN2

See the list at Stathead.com's Batting Game Finder

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 2
Luis Robert Chicago White Sox

The A's had an answer to Robert's bat flip.


Fernando Tatis Jr.Wil MyersSean MurphyClayton KershawIan Anderson

Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Fernando Tatis Jr.* (SDP): 3-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R

Wil Myers* (SDP): 2-5, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Sean Murphy* (OAK): 1-2, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Luis Robert (CHW): 2-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Kolten Wong (STL): 1-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R

Paul Goldschmidt (STL): 2-5, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 2
Ian Anderson Atlanta Braves

We still aren't getting his stats, which is really a shame.


Fernando Tatis Jr.Wil MyersSean MurphyClayton KershawIan Anderson

Yesterday's Top Performers

Pitchers:

Clayton Kershaw* (LAD): 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 BB, 13 K, 88 GmSc

Ian Anderson* (ATL): 6.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 9 K, 75 GmSc

Luis Castillo (CIN): 5.1 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 7 K, 58 GmSc

Brandon Woodruff (MIL): 4.2 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 0 BB, 9 K, 51 GmSc

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 2
Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers

I just watched the condensed game. Kerhshaw's expression in the eighth, evidently with Dave Roberts on the dugout steps after Kershaw has walked a batter, is absolutely priceless.

He doesn't come out for the ninth. The condensed game doesn't show how he reacted to that, but even if he groaned I'm sure he understood. There's such a long way to go.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 2
Adrian Houser Milwaukee Brewers

Nice end of the season for Houser as he blanks the Dodgers over the last two.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 2
Wil Myers San Diego Padres

Rooting for a Padres / A's WS now that the Brewers are out. 

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Oct 2

Both teams pitchers threw over 180 pitches!

Doozy?  All hands on deck! :-)

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Oct 2

Homers in the 7th, again in the 8th to lead the Pads back against the Cards, 11-9. Tatis chipped in with two of his own. Cards rolled out eight pitchers, six of which were scored on. Zach Davies lasted two innings for the Pads, leaving with his team down by four, and Trevor Rosenthal, the ninth Padre pitcher, allowed a homer, a walk and a single before getting the third out.

Tomorrow should be a doozy.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 2
John Olerud Boston Red Sox

Went to a 3 game rehab assignment at Pawtucket when he was 36, in his final season in baseball.  It was the first minor league games of his career.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 2
Garrett Crochet Chicago White Sox

The last one I remember was John Olerud.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 2

Here's a page for Crochet. No BIS ID yet, hence no stats.

Unless he starts in the minors next year, which seems unlikely, or gets demoted mid-season, which might be less unlikely (but still unlikely), he'll join the Al Kaline Club: the exclusive group that has never played in the minors.

Here's the link that the Mob provided.

https://www.mlb.com/player/garrett-crochet-676979

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 1

Need a page for Garrett Crochet

Drafted in 2020, Chicago White Sox, Round: 1, Overall Pick: 11 ... fast to MLB!

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Oct 1
Michael Fiers Oakland Athletics

In the only AL game today, the starting pitcher for the A's has been changed from TBA to Mike Fiers. The White Sox are still trying to decide. Or still aren't saying.

For both teams the correct answer is Everybody. Much is made of the fact that there no off days in the middle of a playoff series. But whoever wins today won't play again until Monday.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 1
Jorge Polanco Minnesota Twins

All 15 teams in the XFL are busy listing players they'd be happy to trade (for just about anything). Here's one of the lists.

Marcell Ozuna $26

Kris Bryant (+3) $19

Jorge Polanco (+3) $19 – defense doesn’t count!

Francisco Mejia (+3) $10

Mike Tauchman $6

Jesus Aguilar $6 

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 1
Corey Dickerson Miami Marlins

The Marlins ended last season with 105 losses and began this season with half the team in the grips of Covid. And now...

Yesterday's Biggest Play

Batter: Corey Dickerson (MIA)

Pitcher: Kyle Hendricks (CHC)

Situation: Top 7th, 1 out, 0-0 count, Runners On 1st and 2nd

Score:  CHC 1, MIA 0

Home Run (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
3 runs scored on the play, and MIA's win probability increased 41% points, to 79%
MIA went on to win the game, 5-1

View the full game Boxscore at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 1
Max Fried Atlanta Braves

Another great pitching duel. Fried doesn't win this one but you can tell that his team did by the big smile on his face.

Bauer's expression would be the same, win or lose.

The final interleague score, by the way, was 149-149. NL led in runs, 1420-1378.


Danny JansenGio UrshelaGiancarlo StantonTrevor BauerMax Fried

Yesterday's Top Performers

Pitchers:

Trevor Bauer* (CIN): 7.2 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 12 K, 87 GmSc

Max Fried* (ATL): 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 5 K, 70 GmSc

Sandy Alcantara (MIA): 6.2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 3 BB, 4 K, 65 GmSc

Chris Bassitt (OAK): 7.0 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 65 GmSc

Jose Berrios (MIN): 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 61 GmSc

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 1
Jesus Aguilar Miami Marlins

He goes with a fastball down and away. Jeffress made his pitch and clearly thinks the wind in Wrigley helped the ball get over the fence. Maybe it did and maybe it didn't but Aguilar made solid contact.

So did Dickerson earlier in the inning with his homer into the wind.


Danny JansenGio UrshelaGiancarlo StantonTrevor BauerMax Fried

Yesterday's Top Performers

Batters:

Danny Jansen* (TOR): 2-3, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Gio Urshela* (NYY): 2-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R

Giancarlo Stanton* (NYY): 1-2, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Yasmani Grandal (CHW): 1-3, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Randy Arozarena (TBR): 3-4, 1 RBI, 2 R

Jesus Aguilar (MIA): 2-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

* - pictured above

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 1
Sandy Alcantara Miami Marlins

They posted zeros through six. Hendricks cracked in the top of the seventh and when Alcantara started to bend in his half, he also was taken out, looking none too pleased.

I would have left him in for the fateful one more batter.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 1
Austin Riley Atlanta Braves

Freddie won it but the save goes to Austin in the seventh inning.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 1
D.J. LeMahieu New York Yankees

Schizo front page by the schizo Post.

https://nypost.com/covers/

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 1

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