May 11, 2013

SportsFilter: The Saturday 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 - 6 comments

Rare event last night in the Tampa Bay Rays baseball game.
Their starting pitcher Alex Cobb struck out 13 batters in 4 2/3 innings.
Only two batters were put out by fielder plays.

Even more rare was the fact that the Padres scored a run in an inning without ever getting a hit, drawing a walk, benefiting from a fielder's error, or even just putting the ball in play.

San Diego - Top of 3rd
Alex Cobb pitching for Tampa Bay
W.Venable struck out swinging, W Venable safe at first on wild pitch by A Cobb.
C.Headley struck out swinging, W Venable stole second.
W.Venable stole third.
C.Quentin struck out swinging.
W.Venable scored on A Cobb's balk.
Y.Alonso struck out swinging.

Four batters faced, four batters struck out, one run scored.

posted by grum@work at 09:23 AM on May 11

The strikeout-but-not-really scoring rule is one of the Great Baseball Things.

posted by Etrigan at 10:06 AM on May 11

I caught this checking on my spofi league stats last night and saw Cobb's line. My eyes nearly popped out of my head.

posted by ursus_comiter at 11:11 AM on May 11

That's bonkers. (Not Bonkers)

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:12 PM on May 11

So Manchester City just got Wiggity-wiggity-Wigan-whacked!

(R.I.P. Mac Daddy)

posted by grum@work at 02:44 PM on May 11

Padres - Rays game sounds like some of the youth baseball games I've worked. You never quite know what to expect.

posted by Howard_T at 06:02 PM on May 11

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