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Rafael Soriano allowed one run but escaped to earn his 13th victory in Tuesday's win against the Giants on Tuesday.

Soriano inherited a 2-0 lead and coughed up a leadoff Brandon Crawford triple to deep right center. Brandon Hicks' ground out to shortstop scored Crawford, but Soriano dispatched of the next two batters to escape the frame. The veteran has given up runs in each of his last two appearances, but he still sports a fine 1.44 ERA.

Had no idea Soriano is chasing a 30 win season with 13 Ws already

does anybody know what day of the week this happened?

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Back in the day there was a thread that posted many of the many misses in the Rotoworld/Sportsedge universe. Seems as good of a time to resurrect as any.  For example did you know Ronald Acuna an

I guess Turnbull is going to try and pitch to Gary with his left today... seriously how do you write for a fantasy site and not even know which hand a dude throws with. 

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Rafael Soriano allowed one run but escaped to earn his 13th victory in Tuesday's win against the Giants on Tuesday.

Soriano inherited a 2-0 lead and coughed up a leadoff Brandon Crawford triple to deep right center. Brandon Hicks' ground out to shortstop scored Crawford, but Soriano dispatched of the next two batters to escape the frame. The veteran has given up runs in each of his last two appearances, but he still sports a fine 1.44 ERA.

Had no idea Soriano is chasing a 30 win season with 13 Ws already

does anybody know what day of the week this happened?

Tuesday

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Scooter Gennett hit leadoff for the Brewers Tuesday.

Jean Segura, who had been battling leadoff of late, slid all the way down to the No. 8 spot. Gennett reached back twice on the night, so he might be back in the spot Wednesday. The Brewers have used five different hitters in the leadoff spot this season, with Carlos Gomez making a team-high 42 starts there. However, the club seems committed to keeping Gomez in the No. 4 spot going forward.

Maybe his back itched?

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apparently all this time Alberto Callaspo has been playing while he was pregnant, for the third time.

Alberto Callaspo will miss the A's weekend series with the Yankees because he is having his third child.

Callaspo is going to be placed on the paternity leave list Friday so the Athletics won't have to play a man short against the Yanks. He currently holds a .219/.313/.301 batting line with three home runs and 20 RBI.

make it sound like HE was pregnant.

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whatever the salary is for rotoworld blurb analysts it's simply not enough.

Wed, Jun 11

Justin Verlander yielded seven runs in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the White Sox.

Advice: It's ridiculous that he was allowed to give up seven runs. Verlander allowed just one run through five -- giving up a homer to Jose Abreu on a 92-mph fastball in the second -- but he gave up five singles and two walks before finally being pulled in the sixth. He retired just one batter in the inning, getting Dayan Viciedo to ground into a double play with the bases loaded. Two of the singles and both walks came after that. One would think Brad Ausmus would have a better read on his pitchers given his vast experience behind the plate. Maybe it will come with time. Verlander still isn't himself in the velocity or command departments. He did unleash some good sliders tonight, but he wasn't pitching all that well even before the sixth. He still has some work to do.

(Rotoworld.com)

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Wed as well,

Advice:Erik Bedard certainly hasn't been an innings-eater for the Rays. Wednesday's outing was the fifth time he failed to go five innings in 11 starts. The lefty allowed eight hits, walked one, and struck out four in the effort. Still, he has a 3.83 WHIP despite a 1.46 WHIP and a 46/24 K/BB ratio in 56 innings. Bedard will face the Orioles at home in his next outing.

That isn't even a sustainable WHIP for a pitcher in beer-league softball.

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A new town in Indiana...

Pirates right-handed pitching prospect Nick Kingham has been promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis, and will make his debut on Friday.

Kingham has a mid-90s fastball, a hard-breaking curve ball, and an average change-up. He projects as a solid No. 3 pitcher, but has the potential to be a No. 2 if everything comes together. Despite his 1-7 record, he put up a solid line for Double-A Altoona, sporting a 3.04 ERA, 1.352 WHIP, and 6.8 K/9. If he pitches well in Indiapolis, he could see time in Pittsburgh in September.

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This one blew my mind:

Dozier's first-inning home run off of J.A. Happ was all the offense the Twins would need on the evening. The second baseman now has 14 homers and 33 RBI along with a .245/.356/.458 slash line. Dozier has arguably been the second-most productive second baseman in baseball behind Chase Utley.

Dozier: .243, 54 runs, 14 homers, 33 RBI, 14 steals

Utley: .314, 34 runs, 4 homers, 31 RBI, 1 steal

W...T....F? Batting average must mean a lot to the blurb writer.

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This one blew my mind:

Dozier's first-inning home run off of J.A. Happ was all the offense the Twins would need on the evening. The second baseman now has 14 homers and 33 RBI along with a .245/.356/.458 slash line. Dozier has arguably been the second-most productive second baseman in baseball behind Chase Utley.

Dozier: .243, 54 runs, 14 homers, 33 RBI, 14 steals

Utley: .314, 34 runs, 4 homers, 31 RBI, 1 steal

W...T....F? Batting average must mean a lot to the blurb writer.

Perhaps he's talking about real life?

http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=2b&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=y&type=8&season=2014&month=0&season1=2014&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0

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Ryan Zimmerman went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.

Zimmerman was 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in his first game back from the disabled list, but he's hitting just .153 (6-for-39) with two doubles and nine strikeouts since. The 29-year-old has exclusively played third base since returning from his fractured thumb, but he's expected to move back to third base when Bryce Harper (thumb) is ready.

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Daniel Bard (thoracic outlet surgery) has been assigned to Low-A Hickory.

Bard has been rehabbing from January thoracic outlet surgery and is finally ready to test things out in real games. The Rangers have been encouraged with how he's looked in extended spring training. "His velocity has been 94-97 mph, and in his last outing in Arizona he showed improved consistency with his command," pitching coordinator Danny Clark said. "We're excited to see him under the lights. We should no more after he gets 2-3 outings under his belt."

Basically a mistake people learn about in 2nd grade...

This has got to be these guys using like that Dragon Naturally Speaking software or something. To the ear the program hears "no" pronounced the same as "know" and they just say their blurb into the microphone and press submit

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Daniel Bard (thoracic outlet surgery) has been assigned to Low-A Hickory.

Bard has been rehabbing from January thoracic outlet surgery and is finally ready to test things out in real games. The Rangers have been encouraged with how he's looked in extended spring training. "His velocity has been 94-97 mph, and in his last outing in Arizona he showed improved consistency with his command," pitching coordinator Danny Clark said. "We're excited to see him under the lights. We should no more after he gets 2-3 outings under his belt."

Basically a mistake people learn about in 2nd grade...

This has got to be these guys using like that Dragon Naturally Speaking software or something. To the ear the program hears "no" pronounced the same as "know" and they just say their blurb into the microphone and press submit

people who write for a living no longer having to type their own text? i certainly hope it hasnt come to this.

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Daniel Bard (thoracic outlet surgery) has been assigned to Low-A Hickory.

Bard has been rehabbing from January thoracic outlet surgery and is finally ready to test things out in real games. The Rangers have been encouraged with how he's looked in extended spring training. "His velocity has been 94-97 mph, and in his last outing in Arizona he showed improved consistency with his command," pitching coordinator Danny Clark said. "We're excited to see him under the lights. We should no more after he gets 2-3 outings under his belt."

Basically a mistake people learn about in 2nd grade...

This has got to be these guys using like that Dragon Naturally Speaking software or something. To the ear the program hears "no" pronounced the same as "know" and they just say their blurb into the microphone and press submit

people who write for a living no longer having to type their own text? i certainly hope it hasnt come to this.

This is a small mistake but it is egregious. Don't know how a writer can make a mistake like that.

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Wed, Jun 18

Brian McCann finished 2-for-3 with a walk, a bases-clearing triple, and a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.

Advice: McCann is starting to catch fire. His fourth-inning homer off of Mark Buehrle was his eighth of the season, and his third in his last three games. He also unloaded the bases with a seventh-inning triple off of Chad Jenkins. McCann still has a long way to go to bring his numbers back to respectability, however. He's slashing .226/.286/.372 with 33 RBI.

(Rotoworld.com)

lol wut?

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Wed, Jun 18

Brian McCann finished 2-for-3 with a walk, a bases-clearing triple, and a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Blue Jays.

Advice: McCann is starting to catch fire. His fourth-inning homer off of Mark Buehrle was his eighth of the season, and his third in his last three games. He also unloaded the bases with a seventh-inning triple off of Chad Jenkins. McCann still has a long way to go to bring his numbers back to respectability, however. He's slashing .226/.286/.372 with 33 RBI.

(Rotoworld.com)

lol wut?

This one is pretty bad. Its not like they mistyped anything they just completely made up stats. I bet the writers read this thread too.

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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday that he wants to continue getting Josh Harrison regular starts when Neil Walker (appendectomy) returns next week.

Harrison is batting .280/.353/.452 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI in 62 games this season. "He's added an edge for us at the plate, in the field, on the bases," Hurdle said. "His enthusiasm and energy, I do think, drips onto the other guys as well." But it's hard to figure how Harrison will remain a starter given the setup of the Bucs' depth chart when Walker returns to second base.

Harrison does NOT have 11 homeruns, not even close. Nor does he have 35 RBIs. He has 4 homeruns, and 18 RBIs. Where did they even get these numbers? Edited by Skrappy1
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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday that he wants to continue getting Josh Harrison regular starts when Neil Walker (appendectomy) returns next week.

Harrison is batting .280/.353/.452 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI in 62 games this season. "He's added an edge for us at the plate, in the field, on the bases," Hurdle said. "His enthusiasm and energy, I do think, drips onto the other guys as well." But it's hard to figure how Harrison will remain a starter given the setup of the Bucs' depth chart when Walker returns to second base.

Harrison does NOT have 11 homeruns, not even close. Nor does he have 35 RBIs. He has 4 homeruns, and 18 RBIs. Where did they even get these numbers?

Well, for his career he does...

;)

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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday that he wants to continue getting Josh Harrison regular starts when Neil Walker (appendectomy) returns next week.

Harrison is batting .280/.353/.452 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI in 62 games this season. "He's added an edge for us at the plate, in the field, on the bases," Hurdle said. "His enthusiasm and energy, I do think, drips onto the other guys as well." But it's hard to figure how Harrison will remain a starter given the setup of the Bucs' depth chart when Walker returns to second base.

Harrison does NOT have 11 homeruns, not even close. Nor does he have 35 RBIs. He has 4 homeruns, and 18 RBIs. Where did they even get these numbers?

Well, for his career he does...

;)

He has 11HR's for his career, but where did they get 35 RBI's from??? And as for his slash line, they got his OBP correct but the SLG and BA are wrong. wtfffff

Those last 2 blurbs (Harrison, McCann) are easily the worst ones I've seen and there have been some funny ones. Absolutely ludicrous.

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Jesse Hahn earned his second career win, allowing only one unearned run over seven innings as the Padres defeated the Mariners 4-1 on Thursday.

Hahn turned in his second consecutive dominant outing. He relented only the one unearned run in the fifth inning after walking Brad Miller to lead off the inning. Miller then advanced to second base on Everth Cabrera's fielding error, and scored on a Robinson Cano single. Overall, Hahn allowed five hits, walked two, and struck out seven. The rookie will take a 2.16 ERA and a 19/17 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings into next week's start against the Giants on the road.

Thanks for making him looking bad <_< . It's 19/7 K/BB

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Reds purchased the contract of RHP Jumbo Diaz from Triple-A Louisville.

Diaz, 30, nearly earned an Opening Day roster spot with a strong spring training and has made his way up after holding a 1.35 ERA and 31/10 K/BB ratio over 33 1/3 innings at Louisville. He'll work in middle relief for now, but the hard-thrower could work his way into higher-leverage situations. Jun 20 - 3:29 PM

I'm not 100% sure on this one, but Rotoworld has Jumbo as Jose Diaz's official name in their system. His nickname is Jumbo, but isn't his real name Jose? That would be like if they had Ivan Rodriguez as Pudge Rodriguez.

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The TV announcers were calling him Jumbo last night when he came into the game. Not that it means a whole lot.

Could be a case of Yahoo tinkering with the names. Last year at the start of football season they actually had Robert Griffin III listed as R.G.3 before eventually changing it.

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