September 10th, 2013 • Category:
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Last night, despite a magnificent 6.2 innings outing by Miller, Siegrist was the pitcher of record when the Cards scored what turned out to be the winning run in the bottom of the 7th.
The official scorer gave the win to Miller, if the box score is to be believed. Most of the time the pitcher of record when the winning run scores is awarded the win.
Interesting. I missed that.
On a related point, I heard an intriguing idea recently. One way to fix uneven official scoring would be to add a fifth umpire in the booth. In addition to handling replay duties, he could serve as the scorer.
Interesting. The idea being that an umpire would be better able to tell what is an error and what isn’t? A PB or a WP? I don’t know that they have special expertise in that area.
I know that the official scorer sometimes changes an error to a hit, or vise versa, during the game. I assume that once he turns in his score sheet at the end of the game his authority to make changes ends. Can the league president, or somebody, still make a change after that?
Could the win from last night theoretically still be awarded to Siegrist?
Could Jay’s error a while back theoretically still be changed to a hit, keeping his errorless streak alive (not that there was any doubt, but theoretically)?
At times, scorers are pressured by local officials to change calls in favor of the home team. In today’s game, a player almost has to be Charlie Brown-undressed before being given an error, for example. Umpires are used to being questioned and should be less inclined to bend.
MLB has the power to change official scoring rulings after the fact. (League presidents have been gone for over a decade, though.)
Good point. An alternative would be to isolate the scorer.
A while back, Matheny requested a change after the fact to a double hit by Molina that was misplayed in right field and originally called an error. It was changed to a hit about a week later.
There have been other instances of teams asking rulings to be changed after the fact and they were.
Do you remember if it was the league president or the scorer or who made the change?
It should also be noted that the Nats are only 6 games behind the Walts for the 2nd WC spot.
It would take a big swoon by the Reds to fall out of it, but it is possible.
A couple of other thoughts.
Wong looked a lot better at the plate during his PH appearance. He showed patience and a good eye, eventually working the count full and drawing the walk. He’s been going up there hacking away, getting himself out.
Peterson just isn’t happening.
Jackson’s misplay on the ball that went off his glove the other day probably doomed him, if he wasn’t already doomed.
We can’t have our closer giving up 2 hits per inning. I hope Mujica quits with the Franklin impersonation. The thing that is scary about it is Mike will stay with him no matter what. Not that I think any change should be contemplated at this point, but no change will be contemplated at any point, no matter what. We know that from the Boggs thing.
I wonder if Mujica is right from his earlier injury.
He has been having problems since the three 2 inning appearances in 5 days last month.
Let’s hope it is not another case of Matheny riding his horses too hard.
Along those lines, Yadi’s BA after the All-Star brake is .258 over 128 PAs, a reasonable sample size.
So far in September its .188.
You want to bench him?
Cruz is only hitting .228 after the break.
Well, Molina needs to get more days off than he is getting. He should sit tomorrow, Kelly doesn’t need him.
I can understand Mike’s reluctance to sit Yadi with Craig on the shelf. Not that Yadi is crushing the ball, but he might.
Mike needs his head examined. Right now, the Cards have the lead and are past the hard parts of the schedule. The only thing that can derail them from doing well in playoffs is over-using Molina during September. We need to bench Yadier 3 games a week. Since Matheny seems unable to do this, Mo should make out the lineup card.
I guess Lynn doesn’t need him more.
Jumbo is right about Mike being a head case.
I keep hoping Peterson will get a few hits and maybe show enough to come back next season for a shot at RH pinch hitter.At least as veteran 1B presence at AAA if he wants to return.
Mujica`s struggles are a worry.Someone needs to step up and handle a save or two just in case Mujica totally pulls a Franklin.
It would be prudent to get someone else a bit of experience with that pressure just in case. But as was the case with Boggs, Mo would have to pry Mujica out of Mike’s cold dead hand. If Mujica craters, nothing at all will be done until it is too late.
Brendan Ryan is a Yankee. Who would have ever thought that? I’m happy for him though.
Maybe playing in the Big Apple will get his head straight.
I, too, wish him well.
The Yankees are good, but I don’t think they can cure ADHD.
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