From High Above The Western Sideline
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Random Baseball Thoughts

Adrian Gonzalez’s two home-run game tonight against the Phillies is his first multi home-run game since July 17th of last season.

From the what have you done for me lately department, Chase Utley went 0-5 tonight after his sparkling return to Philadelphia last night.

The Giants are a Major League-worst  9-21 since the All-Star break. If they continue on this pace for the rest of the season, they would not reach .500

Now not that I am advocating this, but if the now fired Chicago Cubs DJ wanted to make a statement, without making a mockery, he should have been more subtle and played Run For Your Life, by The Beatles.

Unless the Angels go 31-11 in their final 40 games, this will be the first time in Mike Scioscia’s managerial career that he will have consecutive losing seasons. That’s impressive, although it may not matter for him.

A quick note on Vin Scully, he was voted as the Ford C. Frick winner and inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, his 33rd season. He has broadcasted 34 seasons since. Imagine getting into the Hall of Fame at the halfway point into your career.

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Maricopa County is looking to sell Chase Field. Derrick Hall is probably hoping that it can include Zack Greinke.

I think it might be time to call Byron Buxton a bust. Three consecutive seasons as a Top-3 prospect and so far he has yet to hit above the Mendoza line in the bigs.

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Speaking of Mendoza, he hit a Brett like .245 in 1980. (Ken Brett that is)

Final note, in the second longest game in franchise history, the Cubs lose to the Dodgers, 2-1. The Wrigley Field contest, which is played over two days, takes a Dusty Baker sacrifice fly and 21 innings to complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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