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6 months ago  ::  Jun 08, 2018 - 11:50PM #1
yankoldfan
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Again, another AL pitcher going down in playing interleague games... It's a bunch of BS that a league that never lets their pitchers hit has to go into NL parks and hit, now Tanaka has tightness in both hamstrings.. There has to be something done about this, if I'm an AL team I refuse to let my pitchers bat....
6 months ago  ::  Jun 08, 2018 - 11:51PM #2
NW
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How about letting them play baseball and getting rid of this DH bullspit.

6 months ago  ::  Jun 08, 2018 - 11:53PM #3
yankoldfan
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Jun 8, 2018 -- 11:51PM, NW wrote:


How about letting them play baseball and getting rid of this DH bullspit.




You know that ain't happening... The game of baseball will never go back to AL pitchers hitting.. 

6 months ago  ::  Jun 08, 2018 - 11:56PM #4
mikedorb
Posts: 1,116


Jun 8, 2018 -- 11:50PM, yankoldfan wrote:

Again, another AL pitcher going down in playing interleague games... It's a bunch of BS that a league that never lets their pitchers hit has to go into NL parks and hit, now Tanaka has tightness in both hamstrings.. There has to be something done about this, if I'm an AL team I refuse to let my pitchers bat....



I almost would not start Severino on Sunday. Or if he starts tell him not to swing the bat.It is not worth the risk. And I am being serious. Let a minor league pitcher start that game.   

6 months ago  ::  Jun 08, 2018 - 11:59PM #5
jimwest
Posts: 1,044

The DH has been in use in the AL since 1973. It isn't going anywhere. All leagues use it except the NL.


Time for MLB to accept that reality and mandate the NL adopt the DH.


6 months ago  ::  Jun 09, 2018 - 12:03AM #6
yankoldfan
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Jun 8, 2018 -- 11:56PM, mikedorb wrote:



Jun 8, 2018 -- 11:50PM, yankoldfan wrote:

Again, another AL pitcher going down in playing interleague games... It's a bunch of BS that a league that never lets their pitchers hit has to go into NL parks and hit, now Tanaka has tightness in both hamstrings.. There has to be something done about this, if I'm an AL team I refuse to let my pitchers bat....



I almost would not start Severino on Sunday. Or if he starts tell him not to swing the bat.It is not worth the risk. And I am being serious. Let a minor league pitcher start that game.   




I think you are right on, but I wouldn't start a minor leaguer, we need our Ace pitching, but when he goes up to bat, he needs to just stand there and keep as far away from the plate as possible yet still in the batters box... I think if most AL teams would do that it might send a message... There needs to be a stop to pitchers batting, if they love their pitchers batting so much make them bat when they go to an AL park, it's just as fair...

6 months ago  ::  Jun 09, 2018 - 12:08AM #7
Cocopugg
Posts: 6,327

Jun 8, 2018 -- 11:50PM, yankoldfan wrote:

Again, another AL pitcher going down in playing interleague games... It's a bunch of BS that a league that never lets their pitchers hit has to go into NL parks and hit, now Tanaka has tightness in both hamstrings.. There has to be something done about this, if I'm an AL team I refuse to let my pitchers bat....



I have a feeling the players' union will be speaking out about this one. Tanaka is a big name for not only the Yankees, but for major league baseball. Enough with these bogus injuries. Time to either stop forcing the pitchers to bat in interleague play, or stop playing interleague games all together.

6 months ago  ::  Jun 09, 2018 - 12:20AM #8
mikedorb
Posts: 1,116

Jun 9, 2018 -- 12:03AM, yankoldfan wrote:


Jun 8, 2018 -- 11:56PM, mikedorb wrote:



Jun 8, 2018 -- 11:50PM, yankoldfan wrote:

Again, another AL pitcher going down in playing interleague games... It's a bunch of BS that a league that never lets their pitchers hit has to go into NL parks and hit, now Tanaka has tightness in both hamstrings.. There has to be something done about this, if I'm an AL team I refuse to let my pitchers bat....



I almost would not start Severino on Sunday. Or if he starts tell him not to swing the bat.It is not worth the risk. And I am being serious. Let a minor league pitcher start that game.   




I think you are right on, but I wouldn't start a minor leaguer, we need our Ace pitching, but when he goes up to bat, he needs to just stand there and keep as far away from the plate as possible yet still in the batters box... I think if most AL teams would do that it might send a message... There needs to be a stop to pitchers batting, if they love their pitchers batting so much make them bat when they go to an AL park, it's just as fair...




That is probably what I would do. Let Severino start but give him instructions when he bats not to take the bat off his shoulder. Yes there is a chance he could walk but I think the chances of that happening would be slim if the oppsing pitcher knows ahead of time Severino is not going to swing the bat. And I might even let the Mets know before the game that Severino has been told not to swing the bat. It would both send a message to MLB and protect their ace pitcher from possibly getting injured either batting or running the bases.   

6 months ago  ::  Jun 09, 2018 - 7:17AM #9
14moose14
Posts: 366
I like the idea of abolishing interleague play. For now, I'm all for our pitchers standing in the box with the bat on their shoulders and not moving (unless necessary to protect themselves). That the two leagues play under different rules is in and of itself absurd. It's time for a uniform rule covering all of MLB.
6 months ago  ::  Jun 09, 2018 - 7:44AM #10
Paterson
Posts: 5,664

   Starting Warren on Sunday makes sense. If you can't handle the Mets lineup, that says a lot. The bullpen is rested. And we can keep Severino safe and give him a little extra rest. 

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