Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – May 7, 2015

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Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

I am becoming a Bryce Harper fan, and I bring up the movie Amadeus to explain why. Also DON’T PINCH RUN FOR DAVID ORTIZ!!!

It is a personality first Episode 926 of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

Bryce Harper, Evan Longoria, Colby Lewis, Mike Leake, Ben Revere, Kyle Seager and Roenis Elias all added to their totals for Who Owns Baseball?

 

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Gerald Laird… speedster

Over the past 9 seasons Gerald Laird has been a solid defensive catcher, throwing out would be base stealers and giving several teams some depth behind the plate.

He’s never been an offensive power (although he did hit .295 in limited play for the 2006 Rangers) but he has been a valuable catcher.

And he had never appeared in a post season game until the 9th inning of last night’s Phillies – Cardinals game.

And how did he appear?
As a pinch runner for Albert Pujols of course.
Pujols hurt his ankle and in came Laird to run.

I hope he makes another appearance but if he doesn’t, post season history will remember him as a man best used for his speed!

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There really were no pinch runners left?

A lot of people are asking why Alex Rodriguez wasn’t brought in by Joe Girardi in the 9th inning (as if John Buck and Ian Kinsler were chumps.

I just wonder why there was nobody left to pinch run in the 9th.

Seriously, every day it seemed like there was 3 or 4 more people added to the roster every day, are you telling me there wasn’t ONE DUDE who could go from first to second on a bloop to the outfield?

Yeah, I know Ortiz was in a pickle and he couldn’t just take off to second or run back to first. I know he couldn’t tag up.

But there must have been ONE player on the damn roster who could have waited midway through and dashed to second when the ball dropped by Marlon Byrd.

If the Yankees are on the road for Game 7 of the World Series, I wonder if Joe Girardi would think to himself “Man, maybe I shouldn’t have used three third basemen in a 9 inning game.”

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