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Congrats, D-Backs! Now Get to 1,500 Ks!

I forgot to run this, but the Diamondbacks broke the record for most strike outs in a single season by a team on Tuesday and are still rolling. Ubaldo Jimenez struck out Chris Young swinging to tie the record and Kelly Johnson looking to break it in the first inning Tuesday night. Johnson’s K set the record at 1,400 exactly–yes, they’re the first team in history to record 1,400 strike outs.

They have 1,420 Ks now and nine games left to play. With their pace at about 9.20 all season, it looks like they’ll land at about the low 1500s. Clayton Kershaw takes the mound tonight and Chad Billingsley will pitch Sunday. Bills set a season high with 11 strikeouts against the D-Backs on May 31. Unfortunately, John Ely is pitching between them, so who knows.

Good luck, D-Backs, and Godspeed.

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The NL Line-Up Once More: Ideal vs. Realistic vs. What We Got

I like how this line-up went from sure-fire awesome to “eh” in about a week.

What the NL ASG starting line-up looked like from voting:

Hanley Ramirez, SS
Chase Utley, 2B
Albert Pujols, 1B
Ryan Braun, LF
Andre Ethier, RF
Jason Heyward, CF
David Wright, 3B
Yadier Molina, C

Not Charlie’s fault Utley and Heyward had to cancel because of injury, so here’s an ideal line-up with ideal replacements:

Hanley Ramirez, SS
Albert Pujols, 1B
Adrian Gonzalez, DH
Ryan Braun, LF
Colby Rasmus/Angel Pagan/Andrew McCutchen, CF
Andre Ethier, RF
David Wright, 3B
Martin Prado, 2B
Yadier Molina, C

And here’s an ideal line-up with the current replacements:

Hanley Ramirez, SS
Albert Pujols
, 1B
Adrian Gonzalez
, DH
Ryan Braun
, LF
Andre Ethier
, RF
David Wright
, 3B
Marlon Byrd/Chris Young, CF
Martin Prado, 2B
Yadier Molina, C

And now, just a reminder, here’s what we got:

Hanley Ramirez, SS
Martin Prado, 2B
Albert Pujols, 1B
Ryan Howard, DH
David Wright, 3B
Ryan Braun, LF
Andre Ethier, CF
Corey Hart, RF
Yadier Molina, C

Charlie Manuel is trolling us all.

E: I’d like to add I have no serious stake in the All-Star game, I find these decisions hilarious.  After all, it’s just an exhibition game.

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