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    On September 24, 2021, the Baltimore Orioles tied the 2019 Seattle Mariners by playing their 42nd pitcher during a single season, tying the American League and Major League records. The Orioles claimed Joey Krehbiel on waivers off of the Tampa Bay Rays, and called him up before the game last night. Joey entered the game in the bottom of the seventh, with the Orioles clinging to a 4-3 lead. Joey gave up a single to right field by Isiah Kiner-Falefa before retiring Andy Ibanez to end the inning. Joey retired Adolis Garcia on a ground out to third to start the eighth inning before being replaced by Cole Sulser, earning a hold for the evening, The Orioles ended up scoring one in the eighth for a 5-3 lead, before giving up 5 runs in the top of the 9th to lose 8-5. The Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs crept one game closer to the record. Joe Madden brought in AJ Ramos for his first Major League appearance of the season., AJ was called up on Thursday, and pitched the final two innings of the Angels 6-5 loss, recording a strikeout and not allowing a baserunner during his 18 pitch outing. Meanwhile, Joe's former player David Ross brought in shortstop Sergio Alcantara to record the Cubs final out in their 12-4 Game 2 loss to the Cardinals. Those are the three updates since Wednesday. Number of Hitters used (1 + plate appearance) 53 MLB Record - Tied (Current NL Record 53 (2006 Washington Nationals) & Current AL Record 53 (1915 Philadelphia Athletics)) (50) Four way 2021 Tie: Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers Pitching Standings through September 24th (All teams 2021 except for the 2019 Seattle Mariners): (42) 2021 Baltimore Orioles & 2019 Seattle Mariners (All time MLB and AL record) (41) Arizona Diamondbacks & New York Mets (Co-Current NL Recordholders) & Tampa Bay Rays (40) Los Angeles Angels (39) Chicago Cubs & Los Angeles Dodgers (38) Toronto Blue Jays
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    2021 MLB Catch-all Thread

    Longest Winning Streaks in MLB history Current 30 franchises - most recent listed for multiple occurrences Highest Championship Level - Division, League or World Series): 26 - San Francisco Giants (New York Giants September 7-30, 1916) 22 - Cleveland Indians (August 24 - September 14, 2017 AL Central) 21 - Chicago Cubs ((2) September 4-27, 1935 National League) 20 - Oakland Athletics (August 13 - September 4, 2002 AL West) 19 - Chicago White Sox (August 2-23, 1906 World Series); New York Yankees (June 29 - July 17, 1947 World Series) 18 - Atlanta Braves (Boston Beaneaters September 16 - October 2, 1891 National League) 17 - Minnesota Twins (Washington Senators May 30 - June 18, 1912); Saint Louis Cardinals (Saint Louis Browns May 5 - June 1, 1885 American Association) 16 - Kansas City Royals (August 31 - September 15, 1977 AL West); Philadelphia Phillies (Philadelphia Quakers September 15 - October 8, 1887); Pittsburgh Pirates (September 9-27, 1909 World Series) 15 - Boston Red Sox (April 25 - May 10, 1946 American League); Los Angeles Dodgers (Brooklyn Robins August 25 - September 6, 1924); Seattle Mariners (May 23 - June 8, 2001 AL West) 14 - Baltimore Orioles ((2) August 12-27, 1973 AL East); Cincinnati Reds (July 26 - August 12, 1899); Detroit Tigers ((2) July 31 - August 14, 1934 American League); San Diego Padres (June 18 - July 2, 1999); Texas Rangers (May 12-27, 1991) 13 - Arizona Diamondbacks (August 24 - September 6, 2017); Milwaukee Brewers (April 6-20, 1987) 12 - Houston Astros ((3) - June 6-18, 2018 AL West); Tampa Bay Rays (Tampa Bay Devil Rays June 9-22, 2004) 11 - Colorado Rockies ((2) June 4-14, 2009); Los Angeles Angels (June 16-26, 1964); New York Mets ((5) April 12-23, 2015 National League); Toronto Blue Jays ((5) August 2-13, 2015 AL East) 10 - Washington Nationals ((5) August 12-21, 2014 NL East) 9 - Miami Marlins ((5) Florida Marlins September 9-19, 2008) Records above for all time, not just the "modern era". Saint Louis currently has 14 consecutive wins, tied for most during the "modern era" in franchise history, but 3 behind the franchise's all time streak.
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    The Jarred Kelenic Appreciation Thread

    It’s much too early to speak definitively on either career, but jumping on player promoted at age 21 (post service time manipulation), when most of his peers are in college or low minors, is a bit short sighted. Kelenic’s OPS the past 28 days (baseball reference default split date (also 7, 14 days) is .809. Jarred is 2 1/2 years younger than Madrigal, still a huge difference / factor at this stage of their respective development. https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.fcgi?id=kelenja01&year=2021&t=b
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    Cubs 2021

    Cardinals tied their all time consecutive win streak at fourteen today, after their doubleheader sweep of the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals will attempt their 15th straight win tomorrow at 1:20 PM.
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    Sox vs Guardians 9/24 game thread 6:10 first pitch

    Terry Boers should have stayed, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi should be the two off of the Score. Terr
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    Cease leaves game after comebacker hits pitching arm

    A right triceps bruise, X-rays negative, listed as day to day per Len Kasper.
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    Engel hurt again, Tepera progressing

    Hope they don't try to coax Nick Markakis out of retirement this offseason.
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    Sox vs Guardians 9/24 game thread 6:10 first pitch

    After 3 innings I'm Gone!
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    Kopech Starting Game 2

    I felt disappointed Kopech will likely not hit 80-100 innings, but felt the team managed him (and Crochet) well. Hoped the Kimbrel trade would allow Kopech to pitch 2-3 inning outings in August, and possibly 3-5 innings in September / October (weekly), but that did not come to fruition. That said, as long as he is healthy at year-end, I'll be satisfied. While I want the Sox to succeed, I rather lose the playoffs this year than end up injuring a pitcher for going over a reasonable threshold (same with pulling Crochet last year), or even a pending FA like Rodon. The Cubs may have been "smart" to burn Chapman in 2016, but it's not the "right" thing to do, whether the player is high profile like Chapman, or an end of the bench guy like Cordero last season. With Katz here, and Tony appearing to heed his guidance, I feel the Sox have managed their staff as best as possible during this unprecedented season. The one area they could have sought to improve was to add one or two long or short guys in July, not high priced / cost guys like Kimbrel, but additional insurance. They really needed to do that last year, but they ended up with no approved budget to do anything beyond Jarrod Dyson at the ML minimum.
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    Jim Thome or Dave Duncan.
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    White Sox Garage Sale - Tomorrow 10AM-1PM

    Thanks. IIRC, I went to an event available for season ticket holders a long time ago, but was/am more interested in the old promo stuff they sell (shirts, hats, bobbleheads, etc. for kids), or at least I believe did in the past. Looks like a lot of people in line from the WGN video from 2019, during the "tanking years", likely much more demand now, especially pent up COVID demand. https://wgntv.com/sports/white-sox/white-sox-host-annual-garage-sale-for-charity/ Wonder how the Madrigal stuff will go, since he went to the Cubs (as opposed to a neutral or less hated team by much of the fanbase). I like that all proceeds go to the White Sox charities, which is why I'm considering going tomorrow (as well as nice weather). https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/charities/about/about-us Form 990 (Charitable Organizations revenue is spent on can be found pages 33-43): https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/363719918/04_2021_prefixes_36-37%2F363719918_201912_990_2021040517878782
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    White Sox Garage Sale - Tomorrow 10AM-1PM

    I'm considering a trip to Comiskey tomorrow. Tailgating (parking opens at 7 am, doors open at 10 am)? Or do people lineup like Black Friday to shove their way through to get to "high profile" items? Perhaps folks can chime in on prior experiences for folks like me who haven't attended in some time, or perhaps never.
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    Kopech Starting Game 2

    Teams use pitch count more than inning, and also track bullpen sessions, including relievers warming up. Katz is maniacal about tracking everything he can during and after the game. The other factor not discussed is the difference between high stress innings (in terms of pitches within innings and also the effort required, max velocity, baserunners, game situation) and innings in a normal game or low stress situation. The stress of pitching in a high leverage playoff situation will take more out of a pitcher than a regular appearance. Higher adrenalin can push athletes through it, but sometimes that backfires as they lose command by throwing too hard.
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    Blackout is Back for Soxtober

    The purpose of Brooks' announcement is to sell shit, not give out shit. Any AC DC is too much AC DC (Back in Black, Thunderstruck, etc.).