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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Wednesday, 5-23-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Price looks nice, and Xander gets up his dander in a crushing ninth inning as the Red Sox gear up to complete a very successful seige of St. Petersburg. Go Sawx! #RedSox #Rays
  • Buccos bury Bailey early, and then dance on the dead Reds’ graves late on a triple snow cone produced by J. Hay … hey, hey, hey! #PIrates #Reds
  • The jury’s certainly out (and probably never coming back) as to the qualifications for Jeurys as a major league closer, after he allows the Marlins to painfully nip the Muts. #Mets #Marlins
  • How did Profar hit the ball so far? It appears to be attributable to CC and some other suspect Yankee pitching. #Rangers #Yankees
  • Jake’s juicy fruit really gums up the Braves’ offense. #Braves #Phillies
  • Feisty Fathers finally find satisfaction against Washington … what a National disgrace. #Padres #Nationals
  • Stros confirm what every sensible fan already knows … the aged Giants have no business being seen anywhere near sea level. #Giants #Astros
  • Mediocrity reigns supreme in Missouri baseball, as the miserable Royals maybe aren’t that bad, and stuck up St. Louis is definitely overrated. #Royals #Cardinals
  • Good god, Godley wasn’t good, but his athletic supporters up and down the D-back lineup were practically non-existent. #Diamondbacks #Brewers
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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 5-21-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Goldy’s batting average is falling faster than Billy Halleck’s weight in Stephen King’s “Thinner”, and somebody needs to get that gypsy to take off the curse real fast, as the Janitors’ spot atop the NL West has ceased to last. #Diamondbacks #Brewers
  • Dodgers can’t manage the collection plate to dredge up nearly enough run support to save Buehler. #Rockies #Dodgers
  • Yanks make a wreck of Tex pitching as Torres really tears into Colon. #Yankees #Rangers
  • Soto and Nats recover their mojo against the paltry Padres, who see their minor winning streak vanish like a fart in the wind. #Padres #Nationals
  • KC gets shown up in this Show Me State confrontation. #Royals #Cardinals
  • No need for the Mets to fret … they’re playing the darlin Marlins. #Marlns #Mets
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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 5-20-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Rockies’ ERA continues to be rotten, which is leading to Giant, and perhaps misplaced, expectations in San Francisco. #Giants #Rockies
  • Poor Pirate relief pitcher Vazquez came in to put out the fire, but just threw gasoline on the Buccos funeral pyre, not holy water. #Padres #Pirates
  • Are the Dodgers no longer dogging it? Sweep of the Natties is certainly an encouraging sign. #Dodgers #Nationals
  • Oakland’s record continues to be on the mend, with lots of help today from Mengden. #Athletics #BlueJays
  • Hess makes quite a mess of things in a filthy fifth, while the O’s have enormous clean up difficulties of their own, leaving lots on base in excessively frustrating shutout loss. #Orioles #RedSox
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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Saturday, 5-19-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Chalk up this Cubs’ loss to a hard to stomach walkoff walk by light hitting Billy Ray Hamilton/Capricorn. #Cubs #Reds
  • Danny Duffy serves up more than a few spaceballs in a real laugher at Kauffmann. #Yankees #Royals
  • Kluber remains a pillar of strength for the much maligned Indians’ pitching rotation, as Cleveland slips by the Astros. #Indians #Astros
  • Liberty Bell boys continue to throw a monkey wrench into the status quo of the NL East by ringing up another clutch victory over St. Louis. #Phillies #Cardinals
  • A’s come from behind with a big bop from Binder. #Athletics #BlueJays
  • Return to normalcy as Rick’s Red Sox reduce Oriole pie-in-the-sky optimism to rubble. #Orioles #RedSox
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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Friday, 5-18-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • San Diego sticks up for itself, using the high priced stock of Eric Hosmer. #Padres #Pirates
  • Yanks look mighty rusty, as they sleepwalk through a curious loss to the lowly Royals. #Yankees #Royals
  • The once high flying D-backs continue to backtrack. Where has the offense gone? #Diamondbacks #Mets
  • Schoop finally gives the O’s the inside scoop on what it takes to beat the Red Sox at Fenway. #Orioles #RedSox
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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 5-15-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Piscotty earns plaudits as he places his hand over his heart in an emotional home run trot, and it’s another piss poor outing for the Red Sox against the A’s. #Athletics #RedSox
  • Don’t Met fans know the sky isn’t falling; after all, they’ve got Noah Syndergaard. #BlueJays #Mets
  • Welcome to the not so wacky world of the White Sox, where productive whacks of the baseball bat are in seriously short supply. Yes, these are the pathetic Pale Hose, but let’s take stock in the re-vamped Pirates, whose lineup is carrying some serious sock and whose pitchers lead the league in shutouts. #Pirates #WhiteSox
  • Yankees and Nationals get suspended, and it ‘aint for misbehavin… #Yankees #Nationals
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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 5-14-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Albies continues to eat his Wheaties for breakfast, which comes in handy today against the Cubbies. At this rate, he may just have us forgetting about that other successful short guy who plays for Houston. #Braves #Cubs
  • When it comes to beating Boston, Oakland’s Manaea continues to be a real panacea. #RedSox #Athletics
  • Determined Detroit seems dead set on changing its droopy demeanor. #Indians #Tigers
  • D-backs had better not take their lofty standing in the NL West for granted. Hitting .211, Goldy’s stature as one of the league’s most dangerous hitters is getting pretty moldy, and the rest of the lineup isn’t exactly keeping opposing pitchers up at night. But one thing’s for sure — those home unis with the ridiculous red collars (bleeding onto the shoulder blades) are definitely a bad fit. #Brewers #Diamondbacks
  • Parra plays patty cake with a San Diegan’s sidearm sling, and the Rockies ransack the Padres at Petco. #Rockies #Padres
  • Reds Romano certainly didn’t start out throwing the hard cheese tonight (6 earned runs, 2+ innngs). #Reds #Giants
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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 5-13-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Mets’ hitters continue to go on, and down on, strikes. #Mets #Phillies
  • At least for a day, PNC turned into Gorkys’ park, which was a good thing for the Giants (who at first were rushin to leave). #Giants #Pirates
  • Dodgers can’t avoid the unthinkable … a four game sweep at the hands of the Dreads. The whisper around the league is that there is no hitting to speak of in LA. #Reds #Dodgers
  • With all this great pitching and timely hitting, these are starting to look like your father’s (or mother’s) Braves. #Braves #Marlins
  • NYY keeps pace with Boston as Stanton earns a standing ovation. #Athletics #Yankees
  • Boston doesn’t look back, taking the series finale 5-3 against Toronto (no rubbernecking in the rubber game). #RedSox #BlueJays
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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Saturday, 5-12-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Another hatchet job by Contreras and the merciless Cubs on the hapless, hopeless White Sox. #WhiteSox #Cubs
  • Lindor fills up the box score, going 4-4, as Cleveland routs KC. #Indians #Royals
  • To their credit, after all that’s gone wrong so far for them, Baltimore continues to exude confidence, if not confidence. #Rays #Orioles
  • Red Sox come out ahead, with Price meeting his targets and Hanley greeting Marco with two-run dinger. #RedSox #BlueJays
  • The story of this game was Trevor’s towering homers and Kyle’s freelancing from the mound. #Brewers #Rockies
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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Friday, 5-11-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • O’s continue their winning ways against the bumbling Tampa Bay Rays. #Rays #Orioles
  • Sonny Gray gets punished by his former mates, the A’s. #Athletics #Yankees
  • Pirate pride pushes the Giants aside, after much preliminary applause for Andrew. #Giants #Pirates
  • Royals take extreme pleasure, playing spoiler in Miller’s lousy return. #Royals #Indians
  • Maile air mails his throw to first after a strike out, but atones for the bonehead move with a high voltage reaction to Brian Johnson in the 12th. #RedSox #BlueJays
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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Thursday, 5-10-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • J.D. stands for “Just Delivers”! or “Just Desserts”, depending on who you’re playing for…#RedSox #Yankees
  • Chavez Ravine is looking pretty barren this year in terms of Dodger run production, with tonight’s mauling by Mahle and Co. a case in point. #Reds #Dodgers
  • Chacin was shakin an bakin tonight, serving up a tasty start against the fully loaded Rocky lineup. #Brewers #Rockies
  • Braves continue to ride a pretty crazy train this year, with the latest trip sporting a 7-run explosion fueled by Ozzie Albies. #Braves #Marlins
  • Giants are mediocre and middle-aged … at best … and in all likelihood will find themselves fighting with the Padres for cellar dweller rights in the National League West. #Giants #Phillies
  • Seattle wishes Seager was seeing the ball this well every night. #Mariners #Blue Jays
  • KC looked shocked by Baltimore’s naked aggression, as the Orioles have suddenly decided that they like win streaking. #Orioles #Royals
  • Boston adjusts the Yankees’ lofty expectations by bouncing back smartly in the top of the 8th; this win was important on a number of levels for the Red Sox, who climb back into first, avoid the sweep, as well as boosting the morale of Machine Gun Kelly, … kudos for surviving a traumatic (almost horrific) bottom of the 7th. #RedSox #Yankees
  • Cincinnati rolls out the welcome mat for Matt, who looks positively thrilled to be joining the last place Reds. #Reds #Mets
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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Wednesday, 5-9-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Cubs continue to manhandle the Marlins with religious zeal on Steve Bartman Appreciation Day. #Marlins #Cubs
  • Karlos Karrasco specializes in Ks against the Brew Crew. #Indians #Brewers
  • Giants continue to exhibit all of the telltale signs of a Napoleonic complex, while the Liberty Bell boys have lately been larger than life. #Giants #Phillies
  • Contemptible Szczur helps Padres nip the Nationals. #Nationals #Padres
  • Braves love being exposed to TB. #Braves #Rays
  • Texas does the two-step around the Tigers when Nomar hits the ball real far. #Texas #Tigers
  • Judging from this hideous performance, it looks like the Yankees have the Red Sox number when it comes to late inning comebacks; I guess genius Cora didn’t feel comfy bringing in Joe Kelly … to bad Kimbrel doesn’t do 5-out saves. #RedSox #Yankees
  • Buccos rally late against reliever Nate, as Colin Bugs Moran incinerates the White Sox with a 2-run bomb. #WhiteSox #Pirates
  • Batting out of order is bad enough… but batting out of order IN THE FIRST INNING AND AGAINST THE RETREAD REDS is just unforgivable….
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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Tuesday, 5-8-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Moran’s back in the South Side of Chicago and is doing a great deal of damage, as a batter, not as Bugs. #Pirates #WhiteSox
  • Suddenly, Minny is maxing out on excellent pitching; Cards are definitely eating like birds from the plate. #Twins #Cardinals
  • Act one in this year’s NYY-Bosox soap opera plays to a very happy full house in the Bronx, as Judge metes out some harsh justice to Machine Gun Joe Kelly. Curious choice of a reliever in this particular situation by Cora. #RedSox #Yankees
  • Built-to-lose Baltimore gets bruised up real bad by the Royal blues from KC. #Royals #Orioles
  • Reds deal Mesoraco and then … like everyone else … proceed to mess with the Mets’ heads. #Mets #Reds
  • Keep an eye on what Buddy Black is doing with the starting staff in CO … he’s building something substantial that may last into late Summer. #Angels #Rockies
  • Nats sweep while Padre fans weep. #Nationals #Padres
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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, 5-7-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • St. Louis was feeling pretty good about itself, until the Twins arrived in town with rookie Romero, and now the joke’s on the Cardinal batsmen. #Cardinals #Twins
  • Strasburg and the Nats find Petco Park to be a pretty stress free environment … for Bryce and the boys, no confessions in front of the Padres, and no therapy sessions, were necessary. #Nationals #Padres
  • After suffering through a pretty difficult series with NYY, Astros and Springer take their frustrations out on the A’s, putting Oakland through the proverbial wringer. #Astros #Athletics
  • Cubs enjoy an old fashioned, Marlin fish fry at their National league park. Yes, it was a jarring outing for Jarlin, who forgot it’s a bad idea to feed the bears. #Marlins #Cubs
  • You’d have to be totally obtuse not to feel the love in Cincinnati that is still simmering beneath the surface for Jay Bruce. #Mets #Reds
  • All you need to know about this game is that Herrera looked like Hercules, and Eflin had an effing great game. #Giants #Phllies
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MLB Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, 5-6-18 (click post for audio)

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MLB Update:

  • Let’s be totally clear here… it was the Pirates who did the pummeling, and Kuhl would laid down the governing rules when it came to the state of play today in Milwaukee … all incorrect headlines aside from ESPN. #Pirtaes #Brewers
  • Another gray day in the Bronx for the Indians, courtesy of rookie Gleyber. #Indians #Yankees
  • Desmond’s detonations are the latest explosive events that blow up the best laid plans of the miserable Mets. #Rockies #Mets
  • Depressing day for Los Doyyers, what with an uprising from the Padres and having to shelve Clayton on the DL. #Dodgers #Padres
  • Triggs was solid as an oak, leading Oak to a narrow win over the O’s. #Orioles #Athletics
  • Red Sox don’t find the trip to Texas terribly taxing, thanks to Sale, Sandy and J.D. #RedSox #Rangers
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