28 Results for month: 07/2014

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 7/4/14

You never know who's going to read what you post on Twitter. I found that out last night. I had a play on the Phillies and was watching the game on my phone as I rolled down one of the fairways at Badlands Golf Club. The Phils had a 3-2 lead going to the bottom of the eighth, but that turned into a 4-3 deficit when Jake Diekman was unable to hold the lead. ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 7/3/14

I ran through my mid-season individual awards a couple days back. Today, the focus is on the divisional races with my projected winners and wild cards. AL East: The Blue Jays are playing like many thought they might last season. That didn't work out, but this year's Jays entry is in solid shape. Unless injury issues screw things up, this is the best team ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 7/2/14

There's no such thing as a sure thing. I'll submit as evidence some numbers associated with last night's Cardinals-Giants game, won in shutout fashion by Tim Lincecum and the Giants. First off, the Giants had lost 15 of 19 and hadn't won a game since Lincecum's no-hitter vs. the Padres last week. But those numbers pale in comparison to just how horrend... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 7/1/14

Whenever a pitcher strays from his established norm for an extended period, it's time for an examination as to why the change is taking place. Sometimes it's nothing more than good or bad fortune, and a return to whatever the previous level was is almost inevitable. When it's a decline taking place, it's often age to some extent that's the root cause. But ... More