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And this is why the call them the Minor Leagues...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PhilaYank36, May 19, 2007.

  1. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    At the risk of outing myself, it's games like these that make my nights miserable: Lake Elsinore blew up Lancaster, 30-0, on Lancaster's Military Appreciation Night. One guy had seven RBIs, two had six hits each, two had two home runs, another guy went 5-for-5, the pitchers combined on a four-hitter...

    and one poor sap went the entire game without getting a hit OR an RBI. But don't worry, he walked three times and scored twice.

    And yet, Lake Elsinore's 30 runs and 28 hits did not set or even tie any California League records. Gotta love this crap. :mad:
  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    "You only come to our games when we lose by 30!!!"
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Holy, holy shit. That's awesome. :D

    Just looked up the box:

    One dude went 6-for-8 with 5 runs, 2 doubles and 3 RBI.
    Another went 6-for-7 with 6 runs, 2 doubles, a homer and 4 RBI.
    Another went 5-for-5 with 5 runs, 1 doubles, 2 HRs and 5 RBI.

    And hell, they left 8 men on base. ... Most amazing stat of all is the catcher: 0-for-3, 3 BB, 2 R. Ahh, baseball's a funny game!

    And yeah, you're going to have go batshit crazy to set any hitting records in the Cal League. They got some launching pads out here for some reason. Florida's the pitchers' league and California's the hitters' league.
  4. pallister

    pallister Guest

    You mean you're the Lake Elsinore beat writer? THE Lake Elsinore beat writer?
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    "So skip...they left eight guys on. So I guess you guys did an ok job of minimizing the damage, huh?"
  6. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    Thank heaven, no. Another amazing stat: the 30 runs isn't even a record! The record is held by Fresno, now of the Pacific Coast League, who scored 34 against Ventura back on May 23...1947. At the same time, the pitching staff throws a four-hitter and gives up just one extra-base hit.

    I've never, EVER seen a team on any level, whether is be at the pros, college, HS or Little League, get their asses reamed this badly. Damn, this kind of beat-down is awful!
  7. You didn't have to file HOW THE RUNS WERE SCORED, did you?
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

  9. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    Love Mario Pena's line: 1.2 IP, 8 H, 11 ER, 3 BB, 0 K. His ERA leaped from 5.84 to 12.21.

    That had to be a morbidly fun game to watch.
  10. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    I don't know what's worse: that or Jose Lobaton going 0-fer-3 and no RBIs. The poor guy must be getting ragged on something vicious for being the only guy without a hit and RBI.
  11. I've covered and watched many a blowout where one guy goes hitless... not when it was 30-0, though.
  12. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    That's the way I've always looked at games like this. I have a strange attraction to them.

    And if a 30-run blowout is the worst you've ever seen, you probably haven't seen your worst yet.
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