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Old 04-09-2019, 08:13 PM
LITTLE NELL LITTLE NELL is offline
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It's April and usually cold weather leads to low scoring games but its seems like there have been a ton of homers already hit in a little over a week not to mention all the high scoring games. The Mariners have hit 33 homers in 11 games, on pace for 486 long ones. I just watched the Reds hit back to back to back homers against the Marlins. Those hoping to see a more traditional brand of baseball, you can forget about it.
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Old 04-12-2019, 04:26 AM
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It's April and usually cold weather leads to low scoring games but its seems like there have been a ton of homers already hit in a little over a week not to mention all the high scoring games. The Mariners have hit 33 homers in 11 games, on pace for 486 long ones. I just watched the Reds hit back to back to back homers against the Marlins. Those hoping to see a more traditional brand of baseball, you can forget about it.
2017 saw the rebound of the HR. 2018 was down so now it looks as if 2019 will be back to the HR.
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:30 AM
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Bad pitching?
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:51 PM
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Bad pitching?
Bad everything...
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:21 PM
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Bad pitching?

Close, but that oversimplifies it. Ironically, bad hitting is a part of it as well. There is a lot of bad pitching. There is a lot of bad pitching that has more to do with the strike zone being too small than how well the pitcher is capable of pitching. Hitters taking a all or nothing approach, something that used to be vilified in this forum, leads to more home runs among hitters who would be more productive if they focused more on hitting and less on home runs.

It is odd that both home runs and strikeouts are as frequent as they are today, and it's not really helping the game.
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:31 PM
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Hitters taking a all or nothing approach, something that used to be vilified in this forum
Still is by me.
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Old 04-13-2019, 04:30 PM
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Still is by me.
Me too.

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Old 04-15-2019, 12:22 PM
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:18 PM
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They were talking on 670 this morning about how Triple A is using the same ball that as MLB this season instead of the minor league ball they usually use. From the same period last year home runs have gone from once every 47 at bats to one every 32 at bats.

Double A is still using the same ball and has gone from one HR every 47 at bats to one every 53 at bats.
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