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2021 MLB and Rockies AA Look-back Thread

Wolfman21

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i'll preface this by saying I usually don't pay attention to the strike zone box...however the Braves are probably the closest to having a straight on view as possible. This pitch never had the plate. And to make matters worse, check out the calls on pitches to Soto in the same inning. I've never been one to jump on the "robo ump" train...but jesus they're making it difficult


 

Travis7401

Douglass Tagg
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Pretty boring game so far, but the Rockies take the lead in the bottom of the 5th on a 2 out single by Daza that scores the catcher Nunez who lead the inning off by snapping a 17 AB hitless streak with a double!

The Rangers go to the bullpen!
 

Travis7401

Douglass Tagg
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Khris Davis ties the game with a pinch hit homer in the 8th, his first HR for the rangers and the first pinch homer in his career. I remember using him as a pinch hitter on my diamond dynasty team because he was the cheapest power hitter!
 

Travis7401

Douglass Tagg
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Bard the bum with 3 ks in the top of the 9th! Maybe he’s not a bum?

Garrett Hampson struck out with a foul bunt attempt, lol. A real Douglass Tagg move!
 

Travis7401

Douglass Tagg
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Rockies win in extras on the classic walk off wild pitch!

McMahon started as ghost runner and was advanced to third on a productive out and then scored on the wild pitch, lol. Love these extra innings rules, it really benefits bad teams lol.
 

bruin

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Call it a RE-Opening Day.
Full capacity. Woulda, coulda, shoulda..
EXPECTED a sellout at the one and only Dodger Stadium. Winners of 6/7.

Crank up the BEACH Boys..
 

Southpaw

Fuckface
Utopia Moderator
MLB going to start enforcing foreign substances on June 21. We see if they actually follow through.
 

pavel

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Team2020 Spin Rate (RPM)2021 Spin Rate (RPM)Percent Increase
Dodgers2,4002,5697.04%
White Sox2,3292,4274.20%
Red Sox2,2192,3084.01%
Nationals2,2452,3143.07%
Yankees2,3462,4152.94%
 

pavel

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60 game champs, lmao.

There was no parade. It was a few people celebrating downtown outside the stadium. As opposed to outside the stadium in LA, where everyone immediately gets back in their cars to drive back to Downey (when they're not stabbing people).

U should have ur dad buy you this book

 
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Mr. Radpants

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Team2020 Spin Rate (RPM)2021 Spin Rate (RPM)Percent Increase
Dodgers2,4002,5697.04%
White Sox2,3292,4274.20%
Red Sox2,2192,3084.01%
Nationals2,2452,3143.07%
Yankees2,3462,4152.94%
That article is surface level.

Technically I should have said that they had a higher median spin rate increase, but the point is that the Padres had one of the biggest jumps and did it with all their pitchers. In short - Padres are in the biggest glass house here.

Spin Doctors: the teams that have added the most fastball spin - Beyond the Box Score

Average gain in spin is somewhat misleading because pitchers like kella and Crowe can skew things fairly heavily. Here’s the same chart again, but this time we’re looking at median gain in fastball spin.

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This makes a little more sense. The Pirates are still in the top five but have been dragged down by the slough of pitchers who have only seen slight gains or losses. The Dodgers are still in the second spot, leap-frogged by the rival Padres.

Joe Musgrove is the lone Padre to see a jump of 100 rpm or more, but the staff has consistently added spin.


Padres Fastball Spin Rate
PlayerSpin Rate 21Spin Rate 20Spin Rate 19Change 20 to 21Change 19 to 20Change 19 to 21
Musgrove, Joe25692451241911832150
Kela, Keone23362244226692-2270
Pagan, Emilio25232441248382-4240
Williams, Taylor23782308238270-74-4
Crismatt, Nabil22132144NA69NANA
Pomeranz, Drew2543247424366938107
Paddack, Chris22172170223047-60-13
Hill, Tim22782235224143-637
Snell, Blake242424042353205171
Altavilla, Dan2352235123891-38-37
Darvish, Yu256125952529-346632
Adams, Austin265627022601-4610155
Lamet, Dinelson244224952407-538835
Morejon, Adrian233424042425-70-21-91
 

Wolfman21

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Glasnow trying to blame the rule change for his arm injury.

Guess he thinks his injury history, over 150 days on the IL the last 2+ years with arm injuries, isn't out there for everyone to see
 

bruin

Well-Known Member
Can’t make this stuff up..
52 K in attendance. BEST fans in the sport.
Mookie with the go ahead blast...
Only would’ve been better with VIN on the call
Sing it Randy.


Rollin' down the Imperial Highway
With a big nasty redhead at my side
Santa Ana winds blowin' hot from the north
And we were born to ride
 

Wolfman21

Well-Known Member
that thread is a mix of hearsay and shit we already knew. Hopefully he actually comes out with some legit evidence or else he may get shit on
 
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