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#31 edavis0308

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:10 PM

I was making dinner. Why did oswalt even hit mauer?

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:11 PM

I hope Gardy took his blood pressure meds!
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#33 Danchat

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:11 PM

Very nice... Diamond throws a pitch right at Hamiliton's head. Misses. Diamond ejected. Fail.
It's about time Gardy got ejected.
EDIT: There was no need for Mauer to be hit (in the neck) because he was in a 3-0 count. Twins just getting back at Texas.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:12 PM

At any rate, Diamond just earned a little more respect in my book. Just unfortunate it was only 87 mph.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:12 PM

OK I just turned it on right before Diamond got ejected. I didn't see the Mauer HBP. Was it that obvious?


3-0 count and a fastball right in his upper back. You damn right it was intentional.

And Diamond gets tossed for a retalitory pitch that doesn't even hit Hamilton and with no warning from Wally Bell.

So in the end, we lose our pitcher, Hamilton goes unscathed, and Oswalt remains in the game.

Edited by kydoty, 23 August 2012 - 07:14 PM.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:12 PM

Oswalt lost command on a 3-0 pitch and it hit Mauer in the upper back. It wasnt a direct plunk, more of a glancing blow really. Neither dugout was warned I believe, but then Diamond gets tossed. Ridiculous

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:14 PM

**** it, this team is going nowhere anyway. If I was running the team, the first pitch from Swarzak would've gone right back to Hamilton just like Diamond's.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:14 PM

Does anyone here have any good sites for streaming games? I don't have mlb.tv and am habitually frustrated by not being able to watch the Twins


iPhone app works well for audio, not bad for video (if signal strength is decent).

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:16 PM

Intentionally hitting Albert Belle has to be the ballsiest thing ever done on a baseball field.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:16 PM

Things like this are the biggest "downside" of the DH. If Oswalt had to hit, we could drill him in retaliation.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:17 PM

OK I just turned it on right before Diamond got ejected. I didn't see the Mauer HBP. Was it that obvious?


3-0 count and a fastball right in his upper back. You damn right it was intentional.

And Diamond gets tossed for a retalitory pitch that doesn't even hit Hamilton and with no warning from Wally Bell.

So in the end, we lose our pitcher, Hamilton goes unscathed, and Oswalt remains in the game.


We could make it like the Padres-Braves game from '84 where four guys got ejected for throwing at Pascual Perez.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:18 PM

**** it, this team is going nowhere anyway. If I was running the team, the first pitch from Swarzak would've gone right back to Hamilton just like Diamond's.


That would have just put a bullseye on our next batter, the nonsense has to end sometime. Diamond made his point, crock of s**t he was ejected!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:19 PM

Things like this are the biggest "downside" of the DH. If Oswalt had to hit, we could drill him in retaliation.


Well, maybe not drill him, but they could throw a ball in his general direction.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:19 PM

Does anyone here have any good sites for streaming games? I don't have mlb.tv and am habitually frustrated by not being able to watch the Twins


iPhone app works well for audio, not bad for video (if signal strength is decent).



Ah, if only I had an iPhone... appreciate it though

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:21 PM

Things like this are the biggest "downside" of the DH. If Oswalt had to hit, we could drill him in retaliation.

Even if this was the NL wouldn't they still be going after Hamilton? I mean why put an auto out on first base? I don't watch enough NL baseball to know so please let me know if my assumptions are way off.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:22 PM

Joe has really good bat control; I could see a line drive back through the mound, and any possible occupant.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:23 PM

Things like this are the biggest "downside" of the DH. If Oswalt had to hit, we could drill him in retaliation.

Even if this was the NL wouldn't they still be going after Hamilton? I mean why put an auto out on first base? I don't watch enough NL baseball to know so please let me know if my assumptions are way off.



I personally didn't think Mauer getting hit was intentional, but the Twins had to do something. Pitchers really don't get thrown at as part of the "unspoken rules" I believe nowadays. In the NL if the exact same thing happened I don't think we'd still be throwing at Hamilton after 1 miss because Mauer's getting hit wasn't too egregious.

Edited by B Richard, 23 August 2012 - 07:30 PM.


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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:33 PM

**** it, this team is going nowhere anyway. If I was running the team, the first pitch from Swarzak would've gone right back to Hamilton just like Diamond's.


Both benches were warned after Diamond's pitch. All it would have done is get Swarzak tossed as well.

Be patient. This is a four-game series. Guarantee he gets nailed before they finish up Sunday.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:35 PM

I also don't think that Oswalt hit Mauer intentionally. Oswalt did not have particularly good command earlier.

The ump had no choice but to eject Diamond. He threw too close to Hamilton's head. He could have plunked him on the butt or the back instead of throwing it in the area of the head.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:38 PM

Yeah I'd be surprised if not tonight but over the weekend Hamilton doesn't end up taking one in the ribs

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:38 PM

I also don't think that Oswalt hit Mauer intentionally. Oswalt did not have particularly good command earlier.

The ump had no choice but to eject Diamond. He threw too close to Hamilton's head. He could have plunked him on the butt or the back instead of throwing it in the area of the head.


I'm on the fence on if it was intentional, leaning toward "if I'm gonna miss, I'm gonna miss inside" but even so that is still some HORRIBLE control.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:41 PM

I have to think Diamond missed his location there pretty bad.. I have never met anyone or ever heard of a player trying to hit another player in the head(possibly Pedro Martinez). Bad move on Diamonds part.. hits him in the putt and he doesn't get ejected

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:51 PM

Who knows for sure but I'd have to say... Intentional... 3 0 base open Mauer at the plate. Frustrated pitcher over botched run down... Plus a Veteren pitcher who has his mechanics down and an old school attitude.

I think Mauer got plunked on purpose and Washington probably didn't like it.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:52 PM

I have to think Diamond missed his location there pretty bad.. I have never met anyone or ever heard of a player trying to hit another player in the head(possibly Pedro Martinez). Bad move on Diamonds part.. hits him in the putt and he doesn't get ejected


I would agree - he hits him in the back or leg, Hamilton goes to first, the ump warns both benches, and the incident is over. Ump had no choice with where Diamond's pitch went. My guess, though, is that we'll get the benefit of the doubt on any close calls the rest of the game.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:53 PM

I'm on the fence on if it was intentional, leaning toward "if I'm gonna miss, I'm gonna miss inside" but even so that is still some HORRIBLE control.


That's the problem though. Maybe Oswalt was aiming at Mauer. Maybe he was just trying to pitch inside. Or maybe he just missed completely.

It's pretty much impossible to tell ... and that's probably why the ump didn't do anything then. With Diamond's throw, there was no question it was retaliation and it it was thrown high.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:55 PM

Who knows for sure but I'd have to say... Intentional... 3 0 base open Mauer at the plate. Frustrated pitcher over botched run down... Plus a Veteren pitcher who has his mechanics down and an old school attitude.

I think Mauer got plunked on purpose and Washington probably didn't like it.



I'm starting to think it was intentional. Maybe this is irrelevant but the Texas announcers mentioned Mauer is something like a career 9 for 11 off of Oswalt

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:56 PM

Well, Oswalt is gone now anyway.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:00 PM

It will be interesting to see what, if anything, comes of this after the league office reviews the umpire's report. If they think Oswalt's throw was intentional, he may not be out of the clear either.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:03 PM

It is poetic justice that Oswalt can't get the win!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:05 PM

Oswalt lost command on a 3-0 pitch and it hit Mauer in the upper back. It wasnt a direct plunk, more of a glancing blow really. Neither dugout was warned I believe, but then Diamond gets tossed. Ridiculous


Oswald is a veteran pitcher that is known for his control... If you don't think that was intentional then watch it again. It hit Joe in the U in Mauer, and was a 3-0 count. Nobody was warned which is ridiculous. That's bush Wash, just bush!