Tuesday, June 14, 2016

PLAYERS COMING OFF A MULTI-HIT GAME 6-14-16

FIRST GROUP OF HITTERS- MULTI HIT LAST NITE
SECOND GROUP OF HITTERS- MULTI HITS ON SUNDAY OFF LAST NITE
Going with Kipnis and Altuve.

Friday, April 22, 2016

BTS #19

TODAY: Yasmany Tomas (ARIZ) /Dee Gordon (MIA)

4-22-1957---Entering the game as a pinch runner, John Kennedy becomes the first black to play with the Phillies, the last National League team to integrate. The former shortstop for the Birmingham Black Barons and Kansas City Monarchs will bat only twice in the major leagues, striking out and reaching on an error.




STREAK AT TWO

Thursday, April 21, 2016

BTS #18


TODAY IN BASEBALL                                    TODAY'S PICK                                           STREAK

4-20-2000---In Cincinnati, the Dodger/Red game is delayed for 27 minutes due to the umpires' equipment being accidentally shipped to New York. Replacement gear is secured from a downtown store, but due to heavy traffic a police escort is needed to get the goods to Cinergy Field.  BURNS/DONALDSON TONIGHT Still at zero

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

BTS #17

TODAY

BACK TO THE START


4-20-1997---Mark McGwire becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit a home run over the left field roof at Tiger Stadium. The A's first baseman joins Harmon Killebrew (1962), Frank Howard (1968), and Cecil Fielder (1990) as the only players to accomplish the feat.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

BTS day #16

TODAY





4-19-2013----After stealing second base, Jean Segura attempts to swipe third, but when the play ends the Brewers shortstop is standing on first as he aborts his journey to third and mistakenly thinking he is automatically out when he finds teammate Ryan Braun occupying second base, he heads for the dugout before taking refuge at first upon realizing he is still safe. Two pitches later, the bewildered Milwaukee base runner is thrown out trying to steal second base again to become the first player to have stolen second and then is caught stealing the same base in the same inning.


AND WE'RE OFF!!!


Sunday, April 17, 2016

BTS #14

STILL AT ZERO

 4-17 -1951 ---For the first time, in a career that will span more than half of a century, Bob Sheppard announces the Yankees' lineup. The legendary public address announcer's introduction of the Bronx Bombers will include the memorable names of Mickey Mantle (playing his first game in pinstripes), Phil Rizzuto, and Yogi Berra, but the first player's name off the lips of the 'Voice of God' will be DiMaggio – Dom DiMaggio, the leadoff batter for the visiting Red Sox.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

BTS #13

Will Play ---Bryce Harper

Consider-----Ryan Braun

Birthday boy ---Nolan Arenado (COL)

4-20-2000----Indian starter Chuck Finley, who was already the only pitcher to strike out four batters in one inning twice, does it for the third time as the southpaw strikes out Tom Evans, Royce Clayton, Chad Curtis (who takes first on a passed ball), and Rafael Palmeiro in the third inning; Finley beats the Rangers 2-1 with the help of back-to-back ninth-inning homers from Manny Ramirez and Jim Thome. 

Yesterday - Zero Nada 

Friday, April 15, 2016

BTS DAY 12

Busted by Buster Streak -0

Will Play: Dexter Fowler (CHC)

Consider: Jason Heyward (CHC)


Birthday boy ---Adeiny Hechavarria (MIA) Went 3 for four with a homer last year on his B-day.
B-day stats-- 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OY7F_N1lZ7pOgaCh7CKtSf7CRz1DAhR2ftJcAwfq0kc/edit?usp=sharing 

42 trivia---What position did Jackie Robinson play in his first game (4/15/1947)?

Box score ---http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BRO/BRO194704150.shtml

Thursday, April 14, 2016

BTS DAY 11

Will Play: Jose Altuve (HSTN)

Consider: Buster Posey SF /Mister Story (COL)

Happy Birthday #75 Non-HOF Pete Rose  



4-14-1955---Elston Howard, who will be named the American League's MVP in 1963, becomes the first black to play for the Yankees. The former Monarchs' catcher will appear in nine All-Star Games and 54 World Series games, compiling a .274 batting average during his 14-year playing career. 
 Howard was Josh Hart's (NOVA) great-uncle.

Yesterday: 


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

BTS DAY 10

TODAY'S PICKS
Birthday boy---Hunter Pence #33 
Birthday stats ----https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uChce6AVd6r5jyiIrEQ5-i85TXAVJiqCNvmO1zUHTdc/edit?usp=sharing

4-3-1954----Making his major league debut during the first season opener at Forbes Field in 61 years, second baseman Curt Roberts becomes the first black to play for the Pirates. The former Kansas City Monarch, signed by 72 year-old general manager Branch Rickey, triples off Robin Roberts in the first inning as the Bucs beat the Phillies, 4-2. 

Roberts died when an automobile struck him while he was changing a tire on his car.(age 40) His former Pirates teammates only learned of his death 20 years later when being interviewed for a newspaper article.

Yesterday:

Monday, April 11, 2016

BTS DAY 9

Today's picks:


     4-12-1955---Pinch-hitting for Warren Spahn, Chuck Tanner, who becomes better known for his managerial skills, hits a home run for the Braves on the first pitch of his first major league at-bat. 

Yesterday--- the mulligan saved me 
-Kinsler 0-4 Big Papi Two hits
Streak still @ 10

BTS - DAY 8

 No sweeter words can be found on the information superhighway
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Will Play: BIG PAPI  (BOS)

In his last Opening Day at Fenway Park, Big Papi has a record to protect! David Ortiz has reached base via hit or BB in his 1st home game of each season since joining the Red Sox (2003-15), batting .333 (15-for-45) with 2 HR, 4 2B, 9 BB, 7 runs scored,and 8 RBI in those 13 games. In last year's home opener, went 2-for-4 with a HR and 2 RBI against the Nationals.

Consider: Ian Kinsler (DET)

Birthday boy: Mark Charles Teixeira (NYY)

Taking my bts mulligan on these two. 

Sunday selections---


Sunday, April 10, 2016

MONDAY'S BIRTHDAY BOY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY #32 Alejandro De Aza (NYM) 
  (2016- 0/4 1BB)


1BHROutSOGrand Total
4/11/201211215
4/11/20132
215
4/11/20141
315
4/11/201511125
Grand Total528520







 


BTS - DAY 7

Picks: 

Will play: Andrew McCutchen

Consider: Stephen Piscotty

Happy #31 Corey Kluber!

4-10-1990-Wade Boggs is intentionally walked three times, tying a major league mark for a nine inning game.


Analysis of Rockies players on the game after they get three hits
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1As1irUH9Rb7VMExTc7i2awSDuzCy3Q1ZHkPSrz9fBIY/edit?usp=sharing

Yesterday



Friday, April 8, 2016

BTS day 6

Will Play: L. Cain (KC)


Consider: DJ LeMahieu   (ROX) 


Birthday Boy: AJ Ellis (LAD- see below)




Birthday boy AJ Ellis (35 yrs)
4-9-2011 v SD 0-3 2BB
4-9-2012 dnp
4-9-2013 0-4 ROE
4-9-2014 dnp
4-9-2015 dnp


Wasn't paying attention, Dexter Fowler (Kershaw Killer) is still with the Cubs.
                                Nice chop block, Dexter!




Thursday, April 7, 2016

BTS - DAY 5

Will Play:Nick Markakis (ATL)

Consider:  

Manny Machado (BAL)

Birthday boy --

Carlos Santana (CLEV)
4-8-2011    -2/5 v SEA
4-8-2012   -2/4 v TOR
4-8-2013   -1/2 v NYY 2BB
4-8-2014   -0/3 v SD 1BB
4-8-2015   -1/4 v HSTN (HR)
      CS -2016 to date-- 3/6 2BB


Yesterday:Votto and Buster came through and I forgot to enter them in the contest.   I am an old dinosaur.---TLP

BTS -DAY 4

Will Play --Joey Votto (CINN)

Consider ---Buster Posey (SF)

Birthday boy -Adrian Beltre (TX)


Best baseball tweet of the season (to date)
Mar 30
Zack Greinke goes from a pitcher's park to a hitter's haven & from throwing to MLB's best framer (Grandal) to one of the worse (Castillo).

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

bts -day 3 He walked with the bases loaded




4-6-73----At Fenway Park, Ron Blomberg of the Yankees becomes the first designated hitter in major league history.

 Will Play---Ryan Braun
 Consider ---Dee Gordon
Teaser ---Billy Burns 

Yesterday

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

BTS - DAY 3

WILL PLAY - GOLDSCHMIDT (ARIZ)

CONSIDER IAN KINSLER (DET) 

BIRTHDAY BOY TEASER --- Jung Ho Kang  (PITT)


YESTERDAY - STILL IN THE STARTING BLOCKS

WILL PLAY - JOSH DONALDSON ***HR*** (TOR)



CONSIDERING BEN  REVERE (WASH)0-2
CF REVERE (UNDISCLOSED) LEFT GAME BOT 4TH



BIRTHDAY BOY TEASER -  Blake Swihart (BOS) CANCEL-WEATHER

Sunday, April 3, 2016

BTS DAY TWO

WILL PLAY - JOSH DONALDSON (TOR)



CONSIDERING BEN  REVERE (WASH)



BIRTHDAY BOY TEASER -  Blake Swihart (BOS) CANCEL-WEATHER
 


Ted Williams was a .449 hitter in openers, with three home runs and fourteen runs batted in during fourteen games. "Teddy Ballgame" also boasted at least one hit in every Opening Day game he appeared in. Williams' first Opening Day (April 20, 1939) was especially noteworthy as he faced the rival New York Yankees and Lou Gehrig, who was playing in his 2,123rd consecutive game.


YESTERDAY:   

WILL PLAY---Andrew McCutchen   0-2 w and hbp



CONSIDERING---Matt Holliday  ✔ single walk


TEASER --- Kevin Kiermaier  ✔ RBI SINGLE/ infield single  OVERTURNED  /Reached on E9/

Saturday, April 2, 2016

BTS - DAY ONE

WILL PLAY---Andrew McCutchen

CONSIDERING---Matt Holliday 

TEASER --- Kevin Kiermaier

The Phillies won on opening day in 1907 when the home team, the New York Giants, forfeited the game. Play was stopped in the eighth inning when snowball-throwing fans got a little too out of hand.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Root for the home team

Teams with their home dugout on the third base side: