Sunday, April 11, 2010

Game Notes: 4/10/2010

Here are a couple interesting things that happened in today's games:

1. In today's Toronto Blue Jays @ Baltimore Orioles game Dave Trembley called for THREE intentional walks, two against Travis Snider, and one against Vernon Wells. It's weird enough that he'd intentionally walk Travis Snider twice, in that he has yet to prove himself in the big leagues and has a wopping 11 career home runs. More interestingly, two of the three intentional walks that Trembley called for resulted in a run scoring on the very next play. I've never been a big fan of the intentional walk barring special situations, and this game indicates why.

2. In today's Chicago Cubs @ Cincinatti Reds game the Cubs left ZERO runners on base. This is a very rare occurrence in baseball, and can mean either that a team just got a perfect game thrown against them, or the team was extremely efficient. In this case, the Cubs were extremely efficient scoring 4 runs on 5 hits to win the game. It also helps that they only drew 1 walk.

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