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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

RBI Cycle and Strat-O-Matic

Garret Anderson's 10 RBI game held an unusual tidbit: he knocked in 1, 2, 3, and 4 runs in 4 at-bats, giving him the extremely rare RBI Cycle. I don't know if anyone has ever done this before.

The Joba Rules remind me of playing Strat-O-Matic as a kid (and as an adult). In order to get realistic usage of relief pitchers, there would be this chart with how much rest a pitcher needed before and after pitching a certain number of innings. Like Joe Torre needs more things to worry about.

I like the Jeff Conine trade for the Mets; he's Damion Easley, except he can back-up at 1B more reliably than anyone they've had for a few years, and he has excellent post-season experience. Way to go, Omar Minaya.

One question. Who is the Mets' backup shortstop right now? It might be a good idea to have Anderson Hernandez on the roster on August 31, to keep him eligible for a post-season roster spot (replacing the 12th pitcher).

© Judy Kamilhor 2007


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