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Homers Are Where the Heart Is

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Maybe Girardi  had the right idea, “we’re a HR hitting team, we hit HR’s, that’s who  we are”..

Unfortunately they kind of stopped hitting HR’s and they couldn’t manufacture runs so the end result was less then  desirable.

MLB set HR records yesterday during their 4 Post Season Games, 4 games, 8 teams, 21 Taters, so much  for a power deficiency throughout baseball

Monday’s four Division Series games didn’t just put us on the precipice of a couple of potential NLDS clinchers on Tuesday in Chicago and Queens (both on TBS, at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET, respectively), it also featured a whopping 21 home runs, blowing away the single-day postseason record of 15, set back on Oct. 3, 1995, when baseball’s offensive atmosphere was heightened, to say the least. Thanks to that barrage of homers, Monday doubled as the most productive day in postseason history, by a wide margin. The 61 runs scored trampled the previous high of 48 on Oct. 5, 2002.

13 of Monday’s 21 home runs were hit by players aged 26 or younger, and six were hit by guys under 25. Not only did the single-day homer record get broken, but so did the record for home runs by rookies in a single postseason, which now stands at 12 (the previous record was nine, set in 2007).

Do the Yanks have any players under 25, besides the late call ups Bird and Severino.. Eovaldi and Tanaka, but they pitch and they  both  got hurt… Gregorius was 25 this season turns 26 in February WTF? Baby Steps..

North Side Bogey Woogie

Even  the North side Bogeyman Jake Arrieta was pounded like a piece of chicken ready to hit the grill  as a cutlet.. He got away with his worst start since June 16th, he gave up  as many runs to St Louis yesterday (4) as he did in the whole month of August..

Folks were starting to  think  Arrieta was a Humanoid, but he eased his teammates curiosity with a pedestrian

 5.2 innings, 5 hits, 4 runs, 2 BB’s, 9 K’s, 1 HR, 97 pitches

“I don’t know what happened but he really lost it [in the fourth],” Montero said. “I was like, ‘Oh, boy. Oh my God, what’s going on?’ He wasn’t even close to the plate. Luckily enough, he got out of the jam. I felt confident he would get his rhythm again and get going. He made good pitches. He did a great job.”

Arrieta only coughed up 1 HR, but his teammates made mincemeat out of the Cardinal  pitching staff belting 6 bombs

Rookies Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Kyle Schwarber hit half of Chicago’s six home runs to post an 8-6 victory over the Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Division Series. Chicago now has a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series, and the club can advance to the NL Championship Series with a win on Tuesday (4:30 p.m. ET, TBS) at Wrigley Field.

Again Cashman passing on Jorge Soler is a total  disgrace,  the guy hasn’t made an out yet in the NLDS

Besides the three Cubs kids, Starlin Castro, Rizzo and Dexter Fowler joined in the fun with solo shots. This was the Cubs’ first postseason win at Wrigley Field since Game 2 of the 2003 NL Championship Series against the Marlins.

The Cards planted two Budweiser Blasts into  the seats

Jason Heyward and Stephen Piscotty each connected for the Cardinals, and the eight total home runs set a Major League mark for one postseason game.

This Piscotty kid is a tough  hombre, he was injured a few weeks ago, he collided with linebacker looking molten Wong yesterday  and lived to  tell  a bout nit.. Where the Cardinals get all these no name stud players is beyond me, Maybe they’re humanoids?

Astros Blow It

For a while it looked like the young Astros were gonna eliminate the reigning AL champs, but an insidious 5 run 8th and 2 run 9th  capped a crippling comeback by KC for a 9-6 Royals win.. Now they  go back to KC for the game 5 collision

Young Carlos Correa  hit 2 HR’s went 4 for 4 and is on his way  to  becoming one the game’s biggest superstars. Yes we have Trout and Harper, but hold a spot for this kid on the under 24 yr old Baseball Mt Rushmore

The most surprising player so  far for me has been the emergence of Colby Rasmus, a 2015 season .238 / career .245 hitter is presently hitting  in 5 games .545 / .706 / 1.455 / 2.095

Yeah the sample sizes are small, but the games are gigantic..Goldie Locks Rasmus also  put the only nail needed in the Yanks coffin with a moonshot Tater to right field off TJ Tanaka in the WC game

Sal Perez and the guy  we thought needed to get untracked Hosmer went Big Fly for the Royals so  6 Taters in the Astro Royals game..

Team Canada Destroys Another Lefty

This game was over by the 3rd inning after Team Canada blasted the comedian Derek Holland for 3 HR’s and 6 runs..

HR: Donaldson (2, 1st inning off Holland 1 on, 0 Out); Colabello (1, 1st inning off Holland 0 on, 2 Out); Pillar (1, 2nd inning off Holland 0 on, 1 Out)

Toronto led 3-0 even before Dickey threw his first pitch, with Josh Donaldson and Chris Colabello homering in the first inning.

The Blue Jays made it three homers in the first eight batters against Derek Holland when Kevin Pillar connected in the second for a 4-0 lead.

In the weirdest move of the day  RA Dickey the 40-year-old knuckleballer had a six-run lead and was one out shy of qualifying for a win in his first postseason start and in came $20M a yr reliever David Price

 The Rangers got three runs off Price, who was gone after a two-out RBI single by Andrus in the eighth that made it 8-4.

I thought this chump  was brought in to  close out the big games, instead Gibbons will give the ball  to  a kid who had 4 games and 27 innings under his belt in 2015

Price held the lead for three innings, though he surrendered three runs on six hits. In all, Price owns a 7.20 ERA in this ALDS

and took the loss in Game 1.

Wow this is crazy.. Also now Canada gets to  face another LHP, when the only guy  to hold Toronto in check  has been Gallardo.. Hamels is on full  rest and he is a big acquisition so they’re going with the horse.. Meanwhile Price has morphed into a Horses Ass in the playoffs.

Mets Punch Out Dodgers

Good job by the Mets, they did all  their talking with their bats in a 13-7 shellacking of Donny Baseball’s woeful Dodgers

For a team  with  a $300M payroll, the Dodgers look pathetic, and where the hell is all  the money being spent? Anybody look at that line -up, especially the OF? Old timers like Kendrick and Rollins with a Who’s that guy Hernandez in CF up the middle?

A Met Reject at  3rd base, although I like Turner, he’s a grinder.. Crawford and Ethier on the corners and .125 hitting catcher???

Is this being done on purpose to get Donny Baseball out of LA?

The Yanks have a better team  then LA sans the two  stud pitchers

 Curtis Granderson drove home five runs on a pair of doubles, Yoenis Cespedes and Travis d’Arnaud homered and the Mets, despite an imperfect outing from Matt Harvey, waltzed to a 13-7 victory over the Dodgers Monday night in Game 3 of the National League Division Series. They now lead the best-of-five series, 2-1, with a chance to close it out Tuesday at Citi Field (8 p.m. ET, TBS).

Kevin Long is doing a nice job, anybody know where Jeff Pentland is?


Written by Sal

October 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

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  1. Sal–It’s just a little ironic to me that Girardi says that they’re a homerun hitting team when two of their starting outfielders, who are being paid over 35 million combined per year, are nothing more than Punch and Judy hitters. There were other choices than to signing both of these guys.
    Also…more fun at Bob’s
    Blitz–first a caller who gets under Mikey’s skin and Mikey responds by saying that he is a broadcaster, never takes side and is not a fan. Then a photo of Mikey last night (with the crying caller Willie next to him in the front row) where Mikey looks to be every bit of a fan and looks like he is about to shit himself over Cespedes’ homerun. As you said—don’t ever quit, Mikey. You give us all so much.


    October 13, 2015 at 10:01 am

    • hey noogsie, the blitz has had some great stuff we’ll keep them in our loop.. and yes they have 7 guys that all profile Gardner and Ellsbury, weird for a big hairy monster wanting GM. I hope it’s about money and not Cashman evaluating players.. then again they hand Ellsbury a kings ransom

      that Soler misstep has always been a canker sore for us

      Granderson sucked his last yr in the Bronx, he hit a lot of HR’s but was underwhelming for most of that contract

      he’s the Mets best player at the moment


      October 13, 2015 at 10:17 am

  2. these Met Mutts are delusional if they think Donny Baseball is making the line-ups.. Donny does what Friedman and his money ball guys tell him to do


    October 13, 2015 at 10:12 am

  3. the Met Mutts aren’t as entertaining when the Mets win, we need Beningaloid going berserk and the kid savant arguing with him

    It’s still a pretty good mensa meeting between IQ Zero Beningo and his fiefdom of followers who make him sound like James Earl Jones


    October 13, 2015 at 10:41 am

  4. Agree with you on Granderson. I am not a big fan of his because he is not good defensively, has a shitty arm, doesn’t hit for average and strikes out a ton. All that said, if the Yankees are looking for homerun hitters, and negate much of what I said about Granderson otherwise, he is a much better option for them than Ellsbury, Gardner or even Beltran and especially in the Bronx.
    Speaking of Yankee Stadium, take a look at Gardner’s splits at home and on the road this past season. He was hideous on the road and, if they want to trade him, that will not help the cause.


    October 13, 2015 at 10:42 am

    • good point on Gardner noogsie, i haven’t dug into his trade value but your point about the home / away splits is a great step one in that process

      .283 .372 .466 .838 HR’s 12 home

      .236 .314 .336 .650 HR’s 4 away

      pre All star .302 .377 .484 .861

      post All star 206 .300 .292 .592

      As for Granderson, Big D mentioned an article written how Cano / Granderson $300M was a better deal then

      Ellsbury $153M / Gardner $52M / $205M

      My guess if they had played it right, Cano signs for $200M 8 for $25M with a little ass kissing which closes that gap

      Despite the money the output would be hands down in favor of Granderson Cano who would have probably had better numbers in NY’s band box..

      Better yet Cano should have been extended after 2010….


      October 13, 2015 at 10:56 am

  5. amazing too me how Axisa just doesn’t like Refsynder, maybe that’s a good thing, he also was in the Keith Law camp RE: Severino… these metric nerds kill me…I like metrics but to kneel at the alter is a misstep for these “pundits”


    October 13, 2015 at 10:47 am

  6. I think our Mikey segments should be entitled
    Hey,Back Into Dis phonetically Ey, Back-intadis lol

    Surprised Mikey didn’t tell us he sat with Terry Collins for a half hour in his office


    October 13, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    • This Cub game feels like it’s been on for 8 hours


      October 13, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    • Baez I’d quite the backup


      October 13, 2015 at 7:15 pm

  7. Kershaw pulling a Bumgarner tonight
    Mets better hope they can get to the pen or a tiring Kershaw
    That’s a long flight with Greinke waiting
    A Met loss no football distractions
    Should be a good day of radio with lots of whining


    October 13, 2015 at 9:56 pm

  8. Damn that Clayton Kershaw can pitch a little,,


    October 13, 2015 at 10:25 pm

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