August 15, 2017 at 9:11 pm #30701
Mike Leake vs. RHP Ivan Nova 6:08 p.m. ESPNAugust 20, 2017 at 10:12 am #31131
I did not know this, but the rules allow a 26th man for this game. It is Stephen Piscotty.August 20, 2017 at 10:26 am #3113514NyquisTParticipant
There’s not enough room in the park for extra guys. I honestly don’t know how this game will pan out venue-wise. Williamsport is in the middle of nowhere.
This is going to be a big boost for the NYPL which I follow more closely because there are several teams within driving range for me.August 20, 2017 at 10:37 am #31137vegasjimParticipantPaid - Annual
Can someone think of the rationale of when this was planned connected to it needing the 26th roster spot. I am for larger rosters but can not follow the line of thought that said this would be a place it is needed.August 20, 2017 at 10:38 am #31138
I get the sentiment behind the event, but I don’t see this game having much value in terms of encouraging youngsters to play baseball.August 20, 2017 at 10:40 am #31139
I don’t have time to look right now, vegas, but my bet is that wording was written into the CBA to allow 26 players for off-site games. I recall that in-season exhibitions were prohibited earlier, so in the words that Bud Selig once made famous, “This one counts!”August 20, 2017 at 11:26 am #31141
Leake has been going so poorly for a while, I cringe when I see his name as the starter. It hasn’t looked like bad luck either, his pitches look so hit-able. If he doesn’t turn it around, how much patience will Matheny and Mo have to stick with him down the stretch? They need to get really serious about putting the players on the field who give us the best chance to win. Admittedly, they are in a tough spot, maybe a no-win situation.August 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm #31145
Piscotty replacing Pham in the OF and batting second. Pham must be very tired.August 20, 2017 at 4:55 pm #31146RatsbuddyParticipantFree
BlueJays about to blow it against the Cubs. 5-3 Toronto in the bottom of the 10th. Schwarber strikes out but reaches on a WP and then Zobrist singles. 1st and 3rd, nobody out, Rizzo up.
Schwarber scores on another WP, now 5-4, nobody out, Rizzo up with Zobrist on 2nd.
Rizzo grounds to 2nd for the 1st out, Zobrist now at 3rd with one out. Still 5-4 Toronto.
And now Baez strikes out on a ball in the dirt but Toronto doesn’t throw to first. Now 1st and 3rd, still one out. How many outs are the BlueJays going to give the Cubs?????August 20, 2017 at 5:06 pm #31150RatsbuddyParticipantFree
Heyward is now hit by a pitch. Cubs with bases loaded and one out and Avila up.
Avila singles and the Cubs win 6-5.
Unbelievable………August 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm #31153
Bottom of the 1st, one out and we’re already down 3-0…August 20, 2017 at 6:34 pm #31154wagee12Participant
Leake’s ERA over his last three starts is almost 8. The definition of madness, keep doing the same thing (sending this bum out to start a game) and expecting a different result.August 20, 2017 at 6:36 pm #31155vegasjimParticipantPaid - Annual
Odd the Cardinsls did not challenge the poor call at second. Flowers was clearly safe.August 20, 2017 at 6:39 pm #31156bccranParticipant
Leake needs to be traded to where he wants to play.August 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm #31157
This game isn’t exactly what the doctor ordered.
You know what I want to see? A player go in a profanity laced tirade at the home plate ump and get tossed. It’s would surely be the end of this fiasco.August 20, 2017 at 6:54 pm #31158
Top of the 3rd, now down only 3-2…August 20, 2017 at 7:06 pm #31159
Leake sure throws a lot of center cut stuff for a guy without much stuff. This situation needs fixing. Pirates are crushing him yet again.August 20, 2017 at 7:11 pm #31160
This team is finished!
They’ve gt no intention on making any moves and the pitching is falling apart. Even within striking distance of a WC just last Saturday they don’t seem to care.August 20, 2017 at 7:11 pm #31161bccranParticipant
Leake should not be a St. Louis Cardinal – on several levels.August 20, 2017 at 7:17 pm #31162
Top of the 4th down 6-2…August 20, 2017 at 7:24 pm #31163
Just pathetic!August 20, 2017 at 7:24 pm #31164
Unable to score with runners on second and third with no outs.August 20, 2017 at 8:01 pm #31165
Trade him to San Diego and eat some contract.
Grichukkk is back! 1 K away from a golden sombrero.August 20, 2017 at 8:08 pm #31167wagee12Participant
Pirates enjoyed early batting practice again Leake, who probably couldn’t get AA players out. Team is fading like a cheap suit in the noon sunshine. Pathetic. If Matheny sends Leake out again as a starter, I am done with them for this season.August 20, 2017 at 8:22 pm #31168
I think some of our players just want to impress some kids or see it as an A ball stadium and just want to tee off.
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