“If you pray for rain, you have to deal with mud.” Denzel Washington
Manuel Peña Reyes asked me this question while I was in the waiting room of the Heriberto Peter Oncology Institute. What could be harder than winning a baseball, basketball or soccer game?
I replied that the most difficult thing about predicting the winner of a baseball game is that you can’t measure the difference and power of a team face-to-face. Because if any pitcher climbs the hill of terror and hangs nine rings, anyone can predict. Even if you interweave a perfect match, you will lose.RELATED
Peña Reyes analyzes me from his perspective the Lakers-Denver NBA series that accused LeBron James of elimination, and I give the example of the U-20 World Cup, where the 11th Dominican He pointed out that it was impossible to beat Brazil. As a result, we lost 0-6.
I remember one time, on a day just like today, May 26, 1959, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Harvey Haddix-El Conejo pitched a perfect 12 innings, retreating 36 times in a row, leaving 1-1. I told him that I was defeated at 0. The Milwaukee Braves scored on a Joe Adcock error, sacrifice, and double in the 13th inning. The game is considered one of the most notable games in major league history.
Haddix, who relied on his fastball and slider, was untouchable until third baseman Don El Tigre Hawke missed a Felix El Gato Mantilla grounder. Advancing to second base on Eddie Matthews’ sacrifice bunt, Hank Aaron intentionally gave the base.
Adcock hit what appeared to be a home run to deep center at County Stadium, but Aaron thought the ball bounced off the wall and went through the diamond without running. He and Aaron were ruled out as Adcock passed him, and the match was stopped for Mantilla.
Lou Burdette came from behind for the Braves, allowing 12 hits for his ninth win of the season.
I reminded him of the not-perfect match between Mario Soto and Pedro Martinez, ending the friendly dialogue with a knock on the door. Because at that moment, I was the one at bat for the ultrasound.
days like today
1978: San Luis Springfield (AAA) pitcher Silvio Martinez goes no-hitter against Omaha in a 4-0 win.
1993: No one can blame Jose Canseco for not using his brain in Cleveland. As the Texas right fielder retreated to line up Carlos Martinez’s long drive and turned his head against the wall, the ball slid out of his glove, hit his head, bounced over the fence, and homered.
1997: Two field homers hit within five minutes on Memorial Day in Pittsburgh. First, Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa struck out everyone in the top of the sixth, then Tony Womack flew the bases in the bottom 13 seconds of the inning. The Cubs defeated Bukos 2-1, but it was the first time in 21 years that two National Leaguers hit a home run inside the park in the same game.
2006: Angel Vellore hits a 3-run homer in the eighth inning as the Kansas City Royals fall behind in the bottom of the ninth after a two-hour rain stop to beat the Yankees, 7-6, to end a 13-game losing streak. rice field. One of 14 games played at Yankee Stadium since 2005.
2010: David Ortiz hits his 10th home run of the season off Matt Garza (his ninth in May), and Adrien Beltre hits six on John Lackey’s backing.
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