Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 16, 2013

 Today on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast, I ask Is Mike Scioscia’s job safe? Are the Angels making a stupid lineup decision? It sure looks that way.

Also, Bronson Arroyo, Ryan Zimmerman, Kevin Correia and Joe Mauer owned baseball on April 15, 2013.


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Players who owned baseball for a Day

Clay Buchholz – 2
Prince Fielder – 2
Bryce Harper – 2
Clayton Kershaw – 2
Cliff Lee – 2
Justin Maxwell – 2
Adam Wainwright – 2



Bronson Arroyo – 1
Madison Bumgarner – 1 
Miguel Cabrera – 1
Robinson Cano – 1
Shin-Soo Cho – 1
Alex Cobb – 1 
Kevin Correia – 1
Zack Cozart – 1 
Yu Darvish – 1 
Chris Davis – 1 
Jacoby Ellsbury – 1 
Adrian Gonzalez – 1
Carlos Gonzalez – 1 
Gio Gonzalez – 1 
A. J. Griffin – 1
Matt Harvey – 1
Felix Hernandez – 1
Derek Holland – 1
Austin Jackson – 1
 Adam Jones – 1 
Jon Lester – 1
Jed Lowrie – 1 
Manny Machado – 1
Paul Maholm – 1
Justin Masterson – 1
Joe Mauer – 1
Andrew McCutchen – 1
Michael McKenry – 1
Will Middlebrooks – 1
Shelby Miller – 1
Brandon Moss – 1
Bud Norris – 1
Gerardo Parra – 1 
Andy Pettitte – 1 
Brandon Phillips – 1
Buster Posey – 1
Albert Pujols – 1
Sergio Romo – 1
Wilin Rosario – 1
CC Sabathia – 1
Ervin Santana – 1
Drew Smyly – 1 
Nick Tepesch – 1
Justin Upton – 1
Will Venable – 1
Jake Westbrook – 1
Ryan Zimmerman – 1
Barry Zito – 1

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 16, 2013
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Um Pirates… a little urgency?


Well the biggest 20 games in 19 years for the Pirates couldn’t have started off worse.

This time the whuppin’ took place in the 5th instead of the first, but seriously… if the Pirates want to have a share of first place, it would behoove them to not lose series at home. It would be nice to see Kevin Correia last 5 innings.

Tomorrow afternoon, they will try to salvage a game and some dignity before heading to Atlanta.

Yup, Atlanta. If Pittsburgh is going to slay some demons, you sometimes need to go to the source of the torment.

The Red Sox had a beast to kill and they needed to go through the Bronx to do it.
Maybe they need to go to the place where Francisco Cabrera drove in Sid Bream to get back on track.

OK, it’s not EXACTLY where the 1992 NLCS was played. (Fulton County Stadium is leveled and part of Turner Field’s parking lot.)

But play with some urgency. Win tomorrow and first place is still in reach.

There’s 18 games left of this stretch.
The best you can do is 18-2.

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Don’t lose focus, Pirates

The biggest 20 game stretch in nearly 20 years for the Pirates got off to a fuzzy start last night. As in 4 runs down before they could even come to bat.
As in 2 first inning home runs.

Yeah, they played them well the rest of the game, but that’s a rough way to begin a potential make or break stretch of games.

Regroup.

Have Kevin Correia throw a solid game tomorrow and get back on your feet.
If you need to let up 2 first inning homers, have them be solo shots.
FOCUS!

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