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 Posted: Tue Apr 11th, 2017 01:04 am
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PHILADELPHIA - Pete Rose will be inducted into the Philadelphia Phillies Wall of Fame in an on-field ceremony on Aug. 12 prior to the club's game against the New York Mets.

Rose, the all-time hits leader who was banned from baseball in 1989, made four All-Star appearances and helped the Phillies to one of their two world championships during his five seasons in Philadelphia from 1979-83.

The 39th inductee into the club's Wall of Fame, Rose was selected through fan voting.

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Big Garea Fan wrote: lobo316 wrote: srossi wrote: Franchise wrote: The family and I went to the Astros game yesterday against the royals and it seemed like both teams were playing with an infield shift on every at bat. I haven't followed baseball in years so it got me wondering does every infield play some type of a shift batter to batter nowadays?
Pretty much.  Some teams do it more than others, but it's gotten pretty extreme.


And as a result of the numerous shifts, batters try to hit the ball hard, over the infield, and strikeouts are up. Hitters would rather strikeout than hit a ground ball.

The batter should just lay down a bunt to beat the shift. Of course, this isn't exciting enough and probably breaks one of the many unwritten rules of baseball so it will never happen.
Brandon Belt has done it a few times over the last 2 yrs.



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Benlen wrote: Big Garea Fan wrote: lobo316 wrote: srossi wrote: Franchise wrote: The family and I went to the Astros game yesterday against the royals and it seemed like both teams were playing with an infield shift on every at bat. I haven't followed baseball in years so it got me wondering does every infield play some type of a shift batter to batter nowadays?
Pretty much.  Some teams do it more than others, but it's gotten pretty extreme.


And as a result of the numerous shifts, batters try to hit the ball hard, over the infield, and strikeouts are up. Hitters would rather strikeout than hit a ground ball.

The batter should just lay down a bunt to beat the shift. Of course, this isn't exciting enough and probably breaks one of the many unwritten rules of baseball so it will never happen.
Brandon Belt has done it a few times over the last 2 yrs.

Chase Headley did it so far this season, and also went the other way and got a few more hits too.  I don't know why more guys don't do it, but it seems like a priority for him this year, and it should be since he hit about .120 the first couple of months of last season.



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Following Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, the Toronto Blue Jays fell to 1-6 on the young season. Somehow, despite existing for 40 years, this stands alone as the worst start in franchise history.

Getting off to a slow start is one thing, not enough to incite panic, but when it reaches a dubious franchise distinction panic mode becomes unavoidable. Compare the 1-6 start to 2016, when the Blue Jays never fell five games below .500 even once.

For a team - and fan base - with playoff aspirations, the situation may already be dire. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, only three teams since 1977 have reached the playoffs after starting 1-6 or 0-7. The second week of the season is not even over yet, and the Blue Jays are behind the eight ball. The most recent team to overcome such drastic odds was the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011.

The Blue Jays' Achilles' Heel has been, strangely enough, its offense. The team's .298 slugging percentage is the worst in baseball through Tuesday. The team's 20 runs scored are the fewest in the American League, and only two more than the punchless Atlanta Braves have mustered.

And yet, it's reasonable to think that if the offense was even only marginally more effective that they'd have a better record. Of the six losses, five have come by a deficit of two runs or fewer. Blue Jays starters not named Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez have struggled, but as a team Toronto's starters are middle of the pack in terms of earned runs allowed.

The bats aren't following through. Sportsnet reports that the team's .152 batting average with runners in scoring position is another franchise worst through the opening seven games. Manager John Gibbons, however, is confident a turn is coming, according to Sportsnet's Arash Madani.

"The guys are going to hit," Gibbons said. "There's no doubt."

Tuesday's home opener represented yet another wretched trend. It was Toronto's sixth consecutive loss in home openers with the last win coming in 2011 against the Minnesota Twins. It stung.

Jose Bautista will not likely be a sub-.200 hitter all season. The same goes for Troy Tulowitzki and Devon Travis. Russell Martin still doesn't have a hit through 18 at-bats. The team's failures at the plate are unsustainable, but history suggests the hole the Jays have dug may already be too deep.

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Noah Syndergaard spent his Monday afternoon pranking the Philly Phanatic.

On Tuesday, he teed off on the entire Phillies fanbase.

Following the New York Mets' 14-4 destruction of the Philadelphia Phillies, Syndergaard labeled those in attendance at Citizens Bank Park as the reason for the home side's double-digit loss.

Home team stadium started the WAVE tonight. Lost 14-4. Coincidence? #justsaying #🚫🌊

— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) April 12, 2017
Syndergaard's crusade against the wave is nothing new. He hoped to try and ban it last season.

Very happy we won....but I want the name and address of the person who started the "Wave" tonight. #banthewave #resisttheurge

— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) August 31, 2016
The Mets launched seven home runs on Tuesday, and may be able to deter opposing fans from participating in the wave moving forward should they continue to send projectiles into the seats.

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Antonio Senzatela's first win of his young major-league career was more to him than just a stat.

After pitching seven innings for the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, striking out five San Diego Padres batters and allowing just two earned runs, Senzatela plans to pay tribute to his late mother Nidya, who died last August in Venezuela after a bout with cancer, with a ball from his first big-league win.

"I'm going to take it and give it to my mom," Senzatela told MLB.com's Thomas Harding. "In her tomb."

Tuesday's outing was only the second appearance in the big leagues for Senzatela after pitching in just seven games in Double-A last season. He also pitched five scoreless innings in his MLB debut, a no-decision against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 6.

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Talk about a "random" test.

Not known for his power, Detroit Tigers center fielder Andrew Romine's grand slam against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday immediately drew perhaps the wrong kind of attention.

Before he had a chance to let the first grand slam of his career even sink in, he was pulled aside after the game to take a drug test, Fox 2 Sports reported.

"Immediately when I walked in, it was 'you got a drug test,'" he said. "(I'm) a little light-headed. We took blood, so ..."

MLB drug tests are administered at random, making the timing very coincidental. That is, of course, unless certain events spurred the drug test into action.

That Romine was issued a blood test suggests it was to detect the presence of human growth hormone as urine tests are usually collected for other performance enhancing drugs. This was according to a story by Masslive's Christopher Smith. Romine's is one of the 500 random blood tests scheduled for the 2017 season.

It was Romine's first home run of the season. He finished the day 2-for-3, and raised his season batting average to .545. Typically used as a utility bat, his early success at the plate could get him into the lineup more regularly in the immediate future, especially with J.D. Martinez still recovering from his foot injury.

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Jose Reyes is probably getting some time off, even though he doesn't feel it's warranted.

The New York Mets infielder will be on the team's bench beginning Thursday against the Miami Marlins in order to give him a mental break, manager Terry Collins told Mike Puma of the New York Post.

Reyes, 33, has gotten off to an atrocious start, hitting just .054 with 11 strikeouts in 37 at-bats.

"I don't want any day off at this point, but (Collins) is the skip, so I have to take it," said Reyes, who was 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.

Reyes' off-the field issues could be a factor in his poor start. The four-time All-Star was recently sued for child support by an ex-girlfriend, which comes almost a year after he was suspended by Major League Baseball for his involvement in a domestic violence incident.

"Maybe skipping a game, maybe that is a good thing, to give me a day off, even if I think the other way," Reyes said. "I want to be in the lineup, because if I'm going to get out of this slump I have to be playing, no sitting down."

Since returning to the Mets last June, Reyes has appeared in 69 games, hitting eight home runs and recording 24 RBI while stealing nine bases.

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James Kaprielian won't make his major-league debut any time soon.

The New York Yankees' top pitching prospect is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, the team announced Thursday.

Noted surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure.

Kaprielian, a first-round selection in the 2015 draft, underwent an MRI on his right elbow last week, which obviously yielded poor results. He also missed most of last season due to a flexor strain.

The 23-year-old had a shot at joining the Yankees' rotation this season after posting great numbers in the minors (a 1.55 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 29 innings).

It normally takes 18 months to recover from Tommy John surgery.

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It's been a long time coming.

On Thursday, Andrew McCutchen took Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez deep in the opening frame at Fenway Park to become the first Pittsburgh Pirates player to hit a home run in Boston against an American League team since 1903, the Pirates announced.

The Pirates' last dinger in Boston against an AL club was courtesy of Jimmy Sebring in the first game of the 1903 World Series, which came off Cy Young.

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Zach Britton is moving closer to history.

The Baltimore Orioles closer shut down the Toronto Blue Jays in the ninth inning on Thursday to nail down the Orioles' 2-1 victory and successfully convert his 53rd consecutive save - a feat that moved him past Jeurys Familia for the third-longest save streak since it was made an official statistic in 1969.

But for the second time this year, the Blue Jays made the nearly untouchable Britton sweat for his save during a tense ninth inning.

Two men reached base in the frame when Troy Tulowitzki singled and Russell Martin walked; both advanced 90 feet on a Britton wild pitch one batter later. But the 29-year-old relief ace steadied himself quickly by getting a groundout from Kevin Pillar, before getting ex-teammate Steve Pearce to line out for the record-setting save, his fourth of 2017.

Britton has now allowed five Toronto baserunners this season, though none of them have come around to score. His ERA for the season remains at 0.00, and he's allowed just 18 earned runs since the beginning of 2015.

He last blew a save on Sept. 20, 2015, against Tampa Bay.

While Britton's next save will tie him with Tom Gordon for the second-longest save streak ever, he's got a long way to go before catching Eric Gagne's record of 84 straight saves.

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Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez believes it's time to sound the alarm north of the border.

The Toronto Blue Jays lost their sixth straight game on Thursday, a 2-1 defeat to the visiting Baltimore Orioles. Toronto is currently in the midst of its worst start in franchise history, and Martinez isn't liking what he's seeing from the club.

The Jays should panic a bit, I am not seeing the same atmosphere in the team that I saw two years ago. Not sure what is going on.

— Pedro Martinez (@45PedroMartinez) April 14, 2017
Toronto reached the American League Championship Series in each of the last two seasons, but currently ranks last in the majors in runs scored, average, on-base percentage, and slugging.

While the offense has been sputtering, the club has remained optimistic that the bats will wake up, and players have tried to remain positive during the historically poor start.

"It's still early," Stroman said Wednesday. "It's the first week of the season. Zero reason to panic."

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The Toronto Blue Jays' miserable start to the 2017 campaign continued Friday, as third baseman Josh Donaldson has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, Sportsnet's Arash Madani reports.

The news comes one night after Donaldson aggravated a stubborn calf injury in his club's 2-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

Donaldson left Thursday night's game following a double that drove in the Blue Jays' only run. With the Blue Jays sitting at a woeful 1-8, they've already landed in the American League East cellar, 5.5 games out of first place with the worst record in baseball. No other team has won only one game.

And Donaldson had been the team's best hitter, slashing .310/.429/.586 in nine games with two home runs. While the two long balls may not appear to be lofty, the entire rest of the team has managed only two more.

The team recalled Chris Coghlan to take his place on the roster, who could see time at third base. The utility bat hit .217 in seven Triple-A games after being signed to a minor-league contract on April 1.

The Blue Jays continue a four-game series against the visiting Orioles Friday night without Donaldson in the lineup as the team aims to finally win its second game of the season.

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— MLB (@MLB) April 15, 2017
In a game that appeared to be slipping away from the Toronto Blue Jays, their biggest free agent signing came through to deliver the team's first home victory of the season.

Designated hitter Kendrys Morales slammed a first-pitch home run off Baltimore Orioles reliever Tyler Wilson, who had entered the game to retire Jose Bautista in the bottom of the eighth with his team down by just one run.

Toronto's Roberto Osuna promptly coughed up a 1-0 lead in his first save opportunity of the 2017 season. After allowing the leadoff man to reach, a stolen base and two sacrifice flies tied the game heading to the bottom of the ninth.

Thanks to Morales' theatrics though, Osuna came away with a 'W.'

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It's a good thing the Tampa Bay Rays have tons of pitching depth.

The club has lost a key member of its rotation, placing right-hander Jake Odorizzi on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, the Rays announced.

The 27-year-old left his start against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday in the second inning after throwing only 18 pitches. He was greeted by trainers and attempted to test the leg on the mound, but was replaced by Erasmo Ramirez shortly after.

Odorizzi has been an effective and durable arm in the Rays' rotation since 2014, averaging 31 starts per season, including a combined 3.72 ERA and 1.20 WHIP, while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings.

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