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MLB Top Plays of the Day (09/23/15)

Here are your Top 5 Plays of the Day!

5. Alcides Escobar (Kansas City Royals)

As soon as that was hit, we knew it was going to be a Texas hit. Well...except for Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar! It was a little bloop but Escobar chased it so well and times his elegant leap perfectly to catch the ball and get the out. The Royals beat the Mariners 4-3.

4. Lonnie Chisenhall (Cleveland Indians)

The ball was lifted to short right. Second baseman, Jason Kipnis was out and he had a very good reason for it. Lonnie Chisenhall calls for the ball and gets it on a diving catch. I am pretty sure he had one eye on the ball and the other on his second baseman to make everything so perfect. The Indians however fall to the Twins 4-2.

3. Cameron Maybin (Atlanta Braves)

We've seen a lot of elegant leaps today. But you have to give Maybin credit for his leap on the warning track, near the fence. The breaking ball was lined to center but he backed quickly and showed us that center field was his territory. Very nice play from the Braves centerfielder! The Braves beat the Mets 6-3.

2. Kyle Schwarber (Chicago Cubs)

It went high in the air but Schwarber never took his eyes off the ball as soon as it made contact with the bat. He had a quick start and times his dive perfectly to catch the ball on the warning track. I seriously don't know how he caught it. He went all out for it as you can see him slide all the way to the fence. Despite Schwarber's fantastic play, the Cubs fell to the Brewers 4-1.

1. Yogi Berra Tribute

Yes. Number one goes to Yogi Berra, as his life and career is celebrated around Major League Baseball. I would like to pay my respect to one of the greatest baseball players. He wasn't just a great baseball player though. He was a great man and he will truly be missed.

RIP Yogi Berra (1925 - 2015)

Now that was your Top 5 Plays of the Day from last night's games!


What was your favorite play of the day?

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I know, I know: you show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser. But this isn't a one-game playoff. It's a seven game series. There's lots of time for the Mets to bounce back. Last night's marathon game was so exciting. It was a great baseball game. Even though the Mets lost, I believe that they actually will benefit from the unusual length of the game and the toll that it took on the teams. Here's why. The Mets' pitching is still better. There's no doubt about it. Especially tonight, in a HUGE Game 2, the Mets enter with the advantage, as their ace Jacob deGrom is just plain better than the Royals' Johnny Cueto. deGrom is also capable of going deep into the game, as he has had a full week of rest. That could be huge on a night when both teams' bullpens will be tired from pitching basically every guy on the staff last night. Most importantly, though, the Mets' bullpen was better set up for a long game than the Royals'. Bartolo Colon wasn't great last night and eventually walked away with the loss in Game 1, but what he did do is eat innings. That's what he does best. He pitched 2.1 innings in a game that the Mets needed, and even by losing he contributed. The Royals had no true long reliever in their bullpen and were forced to use Chris Young, who they had planned to have start in Game 4. That means their whole strategy will have to be altered. So now they Mets have the advantage tonight with deGrom against Cueto. They probably have the advantage in Game 3 with Syndergaard against Yordano Ventura, though that's a really even matchup. But they definitely have the advantage in Game 4, with Steven Matz likely facing Edison Volquez on short rest. Chris Young, who also pitched three innings, will almost surely not be able to start Game 4 as planned. Steven Matz, who obviously did not pitch last night, will get to pitch against a patchwork pitching team for the Royals. It's really going to screw with their rotation, I can just smell it. Think about it: if Volquez goes on four days' rest in Game 4, he won't be able to pitch deep into the game. The Royals will have to stretch their bullpen for the entire season because of the way they used Young last night. I can't blame them - after all, it's the World Series, and you do whatever it takes to win the game that is right in front of you, rather than worrying about tomorrow - but the implications of last night's marathon undoubtedly favor the Mets, the way I see it.
[MLB Community] Welcome Baseball Fans!
Welcome MLB fans! This is Michael, your former Sports community moderator…and this quarter’s new MLB community moderator! Even though I’m going to miss being the Sports community moderator, I’m sure my main man, @KyleBerke, will do an excellent job in making the community great. In the meantime, I’m going to moderate my favorite sports of all time, BASEBALL! This year’s Major League season starts on April 3rd, 2016, starting with the game between division rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates. It will be a face-off between Adam Wainwright and Francisco Liriano. There’s a lot to look forward to this season…but since its the beginning of the season, let’s have some fun in predicting this year’s World Series champion! Here are my Top 3 picks for the 2016 World Series Champion. San Francisco Giants I mean why not? It’s an even year and they acquired two great pitchers to their starting rotation, the Shark and Johnny Baseball, and also have Denard Span in outfield! And they still have MadBum and Buster Posey, the best catcher in the league! Bruce Bochy is ready to show the world that it’s no longer Even Year Magic. It’s Even Year Science! Chicago Cubs Can the curse be reversed? I think so, especially with Theo Epstein as their GM? He’s done it with the Red Sox, why not with the Cubs! With Joe Maddon as their manager, if Jake Arrieta can put up monster numbers, and the Kris Bryant + Anthony Rizzo combo can drive in runs, they have a great shot of reversing the curse! Kansas City Royals The 2015 World Series Champions. They resigned Alex Gordon, and they still have Kendrys Morales (.847 OPS) and Mike Moustakas (who posted career highs in batting average, HRs, and RBIs). Oh and let’s not forget about Lorenzo Cain who came in 3rd in the MVP voting last season. And Ned Yost is just an amazing manager! Well, can’t wait to connect with all the baseball fans out there right here on Vingle! Who do you guys think is going to win this year’s World Series?