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Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"bo bichette" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"But Carl, he's someone who, if I were to draw up a list of guys who I think are going to have huge seasons, he might be right near the top because we know how motivated he's going to be coming off that lost 2022 season. Right. And look, I think buster, the operative word in all of these things is motivation. And whether it's because you self inflicted damage to yourself and you couldn't perform, whether it's because you are hurt and now are healthy, well, there's clearly players who are in free agent years that are motivated to do as well as they can and unfortunately, it implies that there are years where they're not as motivated as they would be in this particular season. And that part kind of sucks. I don't necessarily understand why every game and every year, you're not as motivated as you would be. But there are clear factors that increase level of motivation. He certainly is motivated. The same way that Nick Castellanos is motivated the same way that Jack clarity is motivated for different reasons, but you'll understand there's kind of a heightened level of motivation. Adam Wainwright and his last year, he's always motivated. Maybe there's another level of motivation because I want to leave on a high note. These are all very individual concepts of what's motivating me, but yes, he's certainly in the top three or four players who have every right and reason to be motivated. Yeah, my son does fantasy baseball. And I've told him, you should drag nanotechnology. Junior, you should jump a couple of rounds to get him because I could see him being huge. I could see Manny Machado. A year in which he's now going to be surrounded all year by an improved lineup having tattoos junior hitting in front of him. You know, I assume Soto's hidden in front of him maybe Xander Bogart's heating behind him. It's an opt out year for him. I could see him going big. I spent a couple days with Carlos Correa last week. I think he's going to have a huge year. You can feel his investment in 2023 based off of what happened this wintertime, maybe wanting to prove people wrong. You know, maybe because he's another guy buster. Dansby Swanson, you know, anybody that was that was passed over. Xander bogarts is motivated because the Red Sox didn't pay him. Dan's response is going to be motivated to show the brave screwed up, you know? And so again, a very individual, but yeah, all the names you're talking about absolutely fit into that group of there's real reason to and your son and the fantasy is a perfect example. Find somebody coming off a down year. Find somebody who's got this other level of motivation, then it's another baseball season and I'm trying to put up numbers. Kyle Tucker, the Astros is someone I sort of had pegged because of the depth in that lineup now, now that you had a Jose Abreu to you're down Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Michael Brantley, you know, I saw him a couple times last week. He looks terrific. They feel like he's going to be able to come back and play. You know, you hope he can stay healthy. You know, the fact that he's going to have a good right handed hitter probably batting behind him in the lineup. Maybe that's going to turn out to be Jose Abreu. I think Kyle Tucker is going to have a huge year in vault into the top ten and the MVP conversation the American League. Bo Bichette, you know, who last year as good as his overall numbers were, there's some ups and downs. And I think there's something to prove for Beau in terms of his defense. I agree. And I could see him having a big year. And we talked on the podcast about Corey Seeger and how he is projected by a lot of these analytical systems as having being a guy who's really going to benefit from the change in the defensive shift rules and what you can do there. I can see Corey Seeger having a big year. Yeah, I would absolutely see most left handed hitters having bigger years than they did when they were they were shifted. And those are some of the bigger names in baseball. I think some of these rule changes and this is another big name who I think is going to benefit dramatically as a guy like Trey Turner. Just to literally the bigger bases, I have Trey Turner is a 40 40 guy. I think that ballpark is conducive to Homer's truest park is conducive to homers. There's a couple of other parks in the division he plays in now. I think he'll steal 40 bags. He was he's been very close before. Corbin Carroll's a name that we don't throw around very often in Arizona, but that's a dude that can absolutely fly his defense is incredible. I think he's another guy that I would put on a list. If you look at Cincinnati, there's not a lot to look forward to, but hunter green was ridiculous in September and October last year. And throws a hundred plus miles an hour. Because I think in New York and you know how I feel about this guy, but Michael king was this valuable reliever when he was pitching as there was last year, and he dealt with that terrible elbow injury, but he didn't need Tommy John surgery. He's back throwing again. I think he has the best stuff on the on the entire staff. I think that's an all star this year. So this is just a couple of other names of guys that I think are going to have big years this year who may not be the Fernando tatis juniors of the world. All right, I'm going to throw some over under that you in a moment with team wins based on projections coming out of Vegas. But before we do that, I want to ask you about conversation happening in the Yankees camp about the Yankees mulling the possible move of Aaron judge to left field when Giancarlo Stanton needs to play in the field and potentially in the Yankee Stadium. As you know, if Stanton is in the, you know, plays a defensive position playing in right field. There's less room to cover in that ballpark and judge indicated a reporter that he's totally fine if that's something Aaron Boone wants to do. Carl, I got to tell you like this is surprised me that it's taken this long for this conversation to take place. It always made more sense to me that the better defender you want to have playing a left field versus right field in Yankee Stadium. Yeah, man, look, I think that was personnel driven for the most part because they felt they had a less yield or prior to Bader showing up when you could move hicks over there. It was a really good defensive player. That was an issue if you're just talking about Bader Stanton and judge what Stanton's playing. Absolutely makes perfect sense. And he proved he could play center field, let alone left field. So and he's that type of person. He's that player. He's got that contract. I'm sure if they said Aaron, we'd like to think about you, maybe at first base he'd say, sure. You tell me what's best for this team that's going to help us win.
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"bo bichette" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Lastly, just following up on John Angelo doing a rare address to the media and fumbling it. John Henry of the Red Sox, who we mentioned because he is on the new economic reform committee. He sort of did the same thing, except he's not making himself available to the press in person. He just conducted some email interviews with a couple of outlets, including the athletic, and he tried to argue that the fans are getting it all wrong and the Red Sox really do spend, which of course they do relative to some teams, and that they haven't cheaped out, but they also won't spend Steve Cohen money. Maybe the most amusing part was where he protested too much about being booed, Jen McCaffrey, who was conducting the Q&A said the booing at winter weekend was hard to ignore. Did you recognize that that level of frustration existed from some of the fan base and does it motivate you to do anything differently and Henry responded again via email so he had time to construct this response. There is a false narrative surrounding the club. It really took hold in 2022. There were even false reports of booing at Fenway Park during the winter classic. I think those factors and losing Xander de San Diego were the biggest factors. Those are the fans he would believe are the least likely to try to shout us down, but it happened. Did anyone report the standing ovation at the end, so there he was talking about the winter weekend event where Red Sox brass got booed and the booze were then edited out of the nest and rebroadcast, but the winter classic hockey game at Fenway Park it was widely reported that Henry was booed. I saw a video of some heckling. I didn't see a video of the booing, but I believe that it happened given how many people reported it, and he's saying those were false reports, which is kind of amusing because last month, when the Red Sox signed Raphael Devers to their extension and held a press conference, which Henry was not at team chairman Tom Werner was, and he rejected the idea that the booing was what prompted the red sacks to sign Devers because there's negotiations were already in progress, but he didn't deny that the booing occurred, and he even said, by the way, owners get booed, and that's part of the deal. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. So maybe Werner should talk to Henry about the booing. I don't think owners are dissembling or blundering any more than they ever did, but I think fans and media members have gotten more skeptical and more likely to interrogate them and hold them to account, which could be why some of them have all but stopped talking to the press and the public, which in the cases of Angeles and Henry might not be a bad idea. Also, Ken Rosenthal wrote a column about Corbyn burns and arbitration. It's a broader look at the way arbitration went down this winter, which was not in the favor of the players. They won 6 cases and lost 13, which is the worst they've done in a normal arbitration year in about a decade and Ken ran through the reasons why, but it sounds like this is contributing further to tensions between players and owners that could again come to a head after the CBA expires. There is some sentiment in favor of doing away with the arbitration system and replacing it with some sort of set system where players would get paid automatically based on stats, which was something that was floated during the recent round of bargaining and seems like something that the players will not go for, although Bo Bichette, who recently avoided arbitration and a hearing by signing an extension with the Blue Jays that bought out his remaining arbiters. He called arbitration and incredibly flawed process, one that isn't very good for the game and he added there's no reason to pit owners and executives against players just no reason. Well, maybe there's a better way to do it, but on the whole, I think arbitration has helped players and the reason to pit owners and executives against players in some way at least is that it's your typical labor versus management relationship owners and executives want to pay players less. Players want to make more. It's inherently adversarial to some degree. But your relationship with this podcast is not adversarial. In fact, it could be the opposite of that. You can bestow funds upon us and you can do that by visiting Patreon dot com slash effectively wild and signing
Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"bo bichette" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"When I saw that Sarah, I was like, is that really breaking? Artie Miranda's saying he wants to keep the most popular player in the world. Woohoo. This is brand new information. I for one am shocked. Well, we had this strange comment already did as well. He said, I'd like to say we have as good a chance as anybody. Actually, you'd like to, if you're already, you'd like to be able to say, we have a better chance than anybody since you've been playing with their team for a while, and they're the one team right now that can actually negotiate with them. We'll be talking during the course of the podcast about all that. The Dodgers agreed to turns with infielder Miguel Rojas and a $6 million one year deal that takes him through the 2024 season. I already was under contract for 2023. The Dodgers also announced they're going to retire the number 34 Jersey of pitcher Fernando Valenzuela. I think this is pretty cool. You know, I've said in the podcast before I grew up a huge Dodger fan Fernando in 1981 Fernando mania. That was just amazing. Pitcher max fried lost to the braves again in salary arbitration. He'll do okay $13.5 million this year as he moves closer to free agency. Shortstop Bo Bichette avoided arbitration on Tuesday night, agreeing to a three year deal with the Blue Jays. This was big news in Baltimore. Or you'll CEO John angelos and his brother Lou angelos agreed to end their fight over lawsuit in which Lou accused John of season control of the team and defiance of his father, Peter angelos wishes. There is speculation that this settlement in the speculation within the industry that it could facilitate the sale of the team. Not necessarily the move of the team, but the sale of the team, at some point. On Monday, Jeff Patton's interview with Metz owner Steve Cohen was published on ESPN dot com in which Cohen addressed his big spending and his record setting payroll. Here's a clip from that interview that Jeff did with Steve Cohen. We're in New York. And I'm competitive. And listen, if you're going to go on a team, my view, I came in with a commitment. I came in with a commitment that I was going to put a good product on the field. And I think I've done that. I had no idea it was a cost to put a good product on the field. Saying that I'm in a position where I make a good income, right? So. I can do this. Cohen talked about building a pipeline of talent, perhaps reducing spending. You'll hear Jeff ask a follow up question. Getting to the point I'd love to develop some pitching. Pitching is really expensive. And I don't know why we can't. Other people can. At some point, we will. And so the goal is to eventually get our payroll down to something more normalized. For a New York team. Yeah, what is normalized? I don't know. What I thought was normalized turned out to be a lot higher. I don't know the answer to it. I always say this. I don't create the world. I got to live in it. I have no idea. Yeah, what's interesting is when you talk with executives other teams that they laugh at the idea that Cohen, at some point, is going to pare back on a spending. He talked about the industry criticism that he's been hearing. First, you know, what everyone else is heard. They're not happy with me. And I'm not sure exactly I talk. I'm not sure. I hear things like from people who are maybe more neutral that they're taking a lot of heat from their fans. And that's what it is. And I kind of look at that. You're looking at the wrong person. Okay, just be they're putting it on me. Maybe they need to look more at themselves. Sierra, what else you got? Well, buster, do you know what Sunday is? Any guesses? Thanks for Super Bowl. Who you got? Who we got chiefs or eagles? I'm going chiefs. I'm going chiefs just because, listen, I love the Kelsey brothers, but Travis Kelce has a special place in my heart ever since that little clip with his niece, went viral. But anyways, since we have Super Bowl Sunday, be sure to check out our whole slate of NFL shows, including the Adam chapter podcast, the Dominique foxworth show, Kyle Brandt's basement, Bill barnwell show, and much, much more. Jessica
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Arozarena 6 RBIs, Rays beat Blue Jays, tie for AL WC lead
"The rays have caught the Blue Jays in the AL wild card standings by blasting Toronto ten to 6 Randy of rose arena did the heavy lifting by slamming his 20th home run and collecting 6 RBIs A rose arena is three run Homer gave Tampa Bay a 6 four lead in the 5th inning He added a two run single in the 8th for insurance Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero junior hit RBI singles during a four run 5th that put the Blue Jays ahead four to three The outcome allows the race to clinch the season series and move into a tie with the Blue Jays for the first AL wild card I'm Dave ferry
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"bo bichette" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Record number of good rookies as well. But, you know, we talked about the difficulty of The Rookie of the year races with strider versus Harris and Richmond versus Julio. And it's not just those guys. It's a couple other guys in that mix as well. So historic prep of productive rookies. So enjoy it. Yeah, here I am being like, it's less exciting, but I don't know. If you're looking at it on the individual player level, what a time to get to be a baseball fan. It's a pretty, it's a pretty great time. So, you know, I think that we should, we should be excited about our time. We should just hope that the competitive picture can keep pace with the individual excitement that these players can bring because if it can, then watch out. You'll never want to do anything else just watch baseball. We've met so many major leaguers this year. It's a record number of debuts. I think it's 286 as we speak Thursday, have made their major league debuts this year, and that's up from the record of 268 last year, and we still have a couple of weeks to go in this season. And the records prior to less season was 2017 to 62. So two 86 and heading closer to 300 by the time it's all said and done. Gosh, that's a lot of new baseball players that sort of why we started the meeting major leaguer second. We probably have some good major leaguers we should meet and catch up on. Backlog. I wonder if this will be the high water mark for that because it's been really high for quite a while now and part of the reason why it's so high this year is because of the expanded rasters probably at the start of the season with the health and safety protocols at that point still. So I wonder whether this will be the most we ever see because assuming we don't have any more pandemics coming along hopefully fresh pandemics that will cause expanded rasters between that and between some of the other measures they've taken with limiting the number of pitchers ever so slightly on the active roster and then some of the other things with optioning players and how long you have to remain in the miners and that sort of thing and only expanding from 26 to 28 in September, et cetera. I wonder whether this will recede at all or at least plateaued. It's got a plateau. I wonder whether this will remain the record for some time. I kind of hope so, not that I want to borrow anyone from being a big leaguer, but it's just hard to know who everyone is. It's hard to keep track. Yeah, it can be a little disorienting. You're like, you turn on the TV and I'm like, I feel like I'm obligated to know who all of you are, like for my job. I should know, I should be able to look at all of you and be like, and I know these three things about you, and, you know, my hit rate isn't bad or anything, but I do feel like this year, I'm like, who are you again? No, it's like when you go to your high school reunion, you know, I'm like, we went to school together for four years. Who are you? Right. I just got an email from Major League Baseball about judge and the Red Sox Yankees game. So it says that there will be live coverage. Let's see what it says. National broadcast partners Fox Apple TV plus MLB network and ESPN all feature live game coverage from Yankee Stadium. All eyes will be on The Bronx, et cetera, et cetera, all four games will be available nationally across MLB's national broadcast partners, but it looks like it is still Apple TV plus on Friday. It does not look like that has changed. It's Thursday on Fox and then it's Friday on Apple TV plus and then it's Saturday on MLB network and then it's Sunday on ESPN. So four different places to watch or a judge over the next four games. Yeah, I mean, it's appointment viewing. And I think the cool thing is he's not likely as we've said, you know, to set the actual single season record, he's not gonna sniff that probably, but it's not impossible, so it'll still be exciting to watch even after he surpasses Maris because it could happen. You know, if he keeps a good pace, it could. It's not likely, but it could. So it's you know, it's exciting. 62 is a record, everything after 62 is also a recording. Right. Exactly. All right, I will close, I guess, with this stat I forgot to read from foolish baseball Bailey about Joey manassas. Players with 57 or more hits and ten or more homers in their first 43 career games since integration, the famous 57 ten club in their first 43. Really, the 57 ten 43 club that we talk about all the time. It's Orlando cepeda, Willie mccovey, Albert Pujols, Ryan brunn, Bo Bichette, and Joey menesis. Good company for those guys to be with Joey menesis in that club. I've got to read the past blast. Past black. This comes from Jacob I'm rinky. Editorial director of content for saber and black Sox expert and tweeter from at buck weaver, his personal account and also from at saber, the saber account. So this is episode 1906, past blast comes from 1906, and he's given me a little headlines for these. So this one is play me or pitch me or pay me. And he writes, like Shohei Ohtani, Johnny lush, of the Philadelphia Phillies, knew how it felt to be a two way player on a bad baseball team. On May 1st, 1906, the 20 year old left hander through the first of his two career no hitters, striking out 11 against the Brooklyn superbas. He also spent time playing first base and outfield in between his 35 starts, batting two 64 in 227 plate appearances. By the end of the year, lush was pretty tired and fed up with the Phillies as the Kentucky post reported on October 6th. The quote is another Philadelphia player who would like to get away from the team is Johnny lush, pitcher and general utility man. He is sore at the Philadelphia management because he hasn't been giving a cent extra for overtime work. He's done in the infield and outfield during the past two months. He was signed as a pitcher and all this time has been taking his regular turn in the box. He got no rest on the days between, but has covered some other position, generally first base center field, or right field. He feels that he ought to get something more than his pitcher's salary for all his work, but the management rules otherwise and Johnny wants to get away. Jacob says the Phillies finished in fourth place 45 and a half games behind the Chicago Cubs, who won a record one 16. Lush did get his wish to escape Philadelphia the next year, traded to St. Louis for pitcher buster Brown. He played out the rest of his 7 year career with the Cardinals, although he was never quite as good as he was in 1906. More than a century later, Johnny lush remains the last player in ale or NL history with 200 innings pitched 200 innings at other defensive positions and 200 at bats in a single season. The 202 102 hundred club. Hall of Famer bullet Rogan also performed the feat in the Negro national league twice. So Johnny lush, a somewhat significant two way player from 1906 and he argued that he deserved a race for being a two way player. He was hired as a pitcher and they were using him as something other than a pitcher as well. He's like, hey, pay me more money. Yeah. Which I guess is reasonable. You're doing more work. It's like I was a writer and now I'm an editor, so give me a raise. And the ringer did. Otherwise, I would probably be complaining like Johnny wesch. So I guess that Shohei Ohtani, maybe he should have just said I'll be a one way player. And then when he showed up, he's actually I'll do both, but you got to make it, you got to make it worth my while. I don't think that would have worked, but it will work when he is a free agent. Oh yeah. Somebody's going to back up a brinks truck. Yep. All right. Well, now I guess you can go blow in your nose and sneeze to your heart's content I can't wait. I'm gonna do some screaming sneezes. All right, that will do it for today. Seems like the Red Sox may have listened to our episode about not throwing her in judge so many strikes because they walked him in his first three plate appearances on Thursday.
Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"bo bichette" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"To game between what you might expect and what actually ends up happening. And that's just, that's just baseball, right? There's no narrative thrust to that necessarily, except when you go to guy so that you don't have to pay his vesting option. And then it stops being random variance and starts to feel kind of like justice, you know? Yep. Yep. And furthermore, so since the day that the a's released Andres, that was August 17th, so I went to the fan grass splits leaderboard. I looked at shortstop offensive production since August 17th by team at the top of the list, you have Toronto with Bo Bichette, who has been on fire lately. So Toronto short stops over that span have hit three 74 for 26, 6 87. That's a two 16 WRC plus and that is mostly Bichette. That's the hottest hitting shortstop team. The coldest hitting shortstop team since alessandria was released by the Oakland ace. Guess who? Is this the Oakland ace? It sure is the Oculus. They have hit one 79 one 98 two 14 over that spin. That's a 17 WRC plus 17 seems bad. That does seem bad. That is primarily The Rookie Nick Allen who's I suppose the heir apparent at that position and the only defensible case for playing interest less was we just want to see the kid the kid were playing time. Well, that's what the kid has done with the playing time thus far. So 17 WRC plus, well, Elvis Andrews has posted a one 41. So just saying things are coming home to roost. What comes home to roost chickens? Chickens. Chickens? That's what has come home to roost for the ocon is lately. Yeah, chickens do come home to roost. I would imagine that most birds probably come home to roost. I haven't made a study of it. I don't know a lot about birds, but I would imagine that you could pick you could pick the foul of your choice and probably have a home roosting habits. But yeah, whatever bird you're picking, I think that it has taken up residence along with the feral cats. Isn't there a possum now too? Aren't there possums? Yep. Or at least one possum? There's a press box possum probably not anymore. I bet they kind of took care of that. They may have addressed that. Maybe they just released them maybe the possum had a vesting option too. To follow up on another thing that we discussed recently, didn't we say or you say that someone should inspect James Karen check's hair? I sure did. And you know what? Somebody did. Yeah. So twins manager, Rocco bell deli, was evidently listening to the podcast or reaching the same conclusion independently. I mean, look, I like to be right about things. That is one of my better known attributes, but I don't think that it takes special pointing out or clairvoyance to the pod to know that guy's touching his hair every time he goes to pitch, so maybe someone should root around in there, see, you have like a family of field mice that he's concerned about or is he trying to reach for some goop? So on Friday night, umpire Ted Barrett at the prompting of twins manager Rockefeller deli went out there and he really got him there. Through the locks, the luscious locks of Cleveland reliever, James Karen check. To his credit, I mean, you know, it was pretty sensual. It was not just a cursory inspection. It was intimate. Yeah, it looked like he was inspecting for lice, possibly, or maybe it was more of like a styling thing, like he had just gotten his hair cut, and your barber, your stylist, rinse their hand through your hair and make sure it's just like everything's laying flash or whatever. Just to spruce it up before they give you the little mirror in the back to confirm that it's okay or ask you if you'd like some product or whatever it is, but it was pretty thorough, I would say and ultimately I suppose Karen check passed the inspection because there was no sticky stuff detected. Right. Now he was very much going to his hair. After almost every pitch, it seemed like in Ben Clemens wrote about this. Highly suspicious. Very safe. Not just based on the constant hair touching, but also the spin and the spin to velocity ratio, which really cratered for Karen check last year when the spin sticky stuff band went into effect. And his effectiveness cratered two and then he was demoted to the miners. We talked about it at the time. Well, he's been back and his spin to velocity ratio is almost back to where it was last year. We talked about how that's really happened league wide spin and perhaps sticky stuff seemed to be back. And with care check specifically, his numbers are more or less back where they were, he's maybe not quite peak Karen check, but he has been highly effective. And has also been really spinning it and also been going to his hair an awful lot. So Paul Delhi finally decided enough is enough. I am going to call for an inspection. And either he is innocent or he's hiding the goop so well in the hair that even this inspection could that turn it up. What's your confidence level that you would be able to detect? Sticky stuff in James Karen checks hair if there were sticky stuff there. There's a lot of hair there. Yeah. And he's sweaty, like naturally sweaty, so can you distinguish between he's naturally sweaty? Yeah. So can you dislike between natural and unnatural or stick in hair? I'm not sure. And I'm curious what guidance the umps are given around this. Like are they, you know, do they come in to a room? Is it like when it's, you know, it's Halloween and you stick your fingers in something you can't see in there like it's eyeballs and it's just peeled grapes but you don't know that necessarily it could be eyeballs. What are you talking about eyeballs? So do they get an opportunity to touch different gooeys? Yeah, I wonder. And be like, well, this is, you know, this is spider tech and this is pine tar and this is this mixed with that at this percentage of fat versus this. You know, I don't know.
"bo bichette" Discussed on WTOP
"The nationals drawing first blood and St. Louis. They lead the Cardinals one nothing top of the second inning. It'll tomorrow Vargas with the RBI single bringing home Luis Garcia, the Nats getting to Jose cinda for three. It's already and Paolo espino about to take the mound in the bottom of the second having given up just one hit in a 19 pitch first frame. The Orioles, meanwhile, not so good. They are in a three zero hole at home to the Toronto Blue Jays now in the third inning, Bo Bichette gets them again two run Homer to give them the early advantage here. All part of a rough start for Kyle bradish, giving up 5 hits already in this contest. Go into the U.S. open, coco Goff in her quarterfinal match falling to Caroline Garcia 6 three in the first set Garcia leading the second set now to nothing. The winner of this one takes on jabour, who was a straight sets winner over eylau lanova. She's now known as Serena Williams final opponent. She is done for this tournament though. On the pitch, face familiar to fans at Audi field scoring the game winner for the U.S. women's national team in a two one victory over Nigeria, Washington spirit alum, rose lavelle, scoring in the 66th minute, putting Team USA up for good in that international friendly. Rob wood fork WTO sports. This is WTO news. The top stories we're following for you on WTO, the former president of the Washington commander's Bruce Allen is testifying today before a U.S. House committee, it is part of an ongoing investigation into accusations that team owner Dan Snyder fostered a toxic workplace. As Americans begin rolling up their sleeves for omicron specific COVID vaccines, White House health experts say the shots will likely become annual like flu shots with updated vaccines matched to the currently dominant strains. And Liz truss became UK prime minister today at the top of her list of challenges is the energy crisis triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Stay with WTO for more on these stories in just minutes
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Bo Bichette launches three home runs against the Orioles
"Bo Bichette hit three home runs and drove in 5 runs to lead the Blue Jays to an 8 four win over the Orioles and a sweep of their double header The Jays won game one 7 to three with behcet going three for 5 with two RBI He has a 5 game hitting streak with four homers and 12 RBI during that stretch It's a good thing at this time of year especially in this series so we got two more and then obviously the rest of the month and we'll just continue to come here and put our best foot forward and see what we can accomplish The Blue Jays now lead the Orioles by four and a half games for the final
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Jays top Twins on overturned call in 10th; Baldelli ejected
"The Blue Jays came away with the split of their four game series with the twins winning three two and ten innings Whit merrifield scored the tie breaking run on an overturned column the tenth The call was reversed after catcher Gary Sanchez was deemed to have interfered with merrifield Kevin biggio supplied the tie breaking sacrifice fly that scored merrifield Bo Bichette hit an RBI double and Lourdes guriel junior added an RBI single putting Toronto ahead two zero by the third inning Blue Jay starter Kevin gausman pitched 6 scoreless innings allowing 6 hits and striking out 5 I'm Dave ferry
"bo bichette" Discussed on The Lead
"Wave. So obviously what we've talked about doesn't cover everything that has happened for the Jays this season. But you tie these threads together. New leadership in the dugout and emerging ace with a bunch of swagger and strong team chemistry. When you add it all up, let's talk about the results. Just how good has this team looked lately? Yeah, I mean, I think that one of the things is that they have just looked like a more cohesive team. And so when I alluded to before saying that often when they were pitching well, they weren't hitting well, or when they were hitting well, they weren't pitching well. Lately, all the different facets of their roster have been clicking. They're starting rotation is back on track. They're bullpen has looked really good lately. And they're hitting really well. They ended the month of July strong. And so they were able to put themselves back into the top wildcard spot. And so I'm kind of excited to see how they play down the stretch here. They've had somewhat of an easy schedule that they just got through, but they're coming up on a tougher part of their schedule, so they're really going to have to see how they fare against some of these better teams beginning with the twins. Coming up, is there still time for young stars Vladimir Guerrero junior and Bo Bichette to find another gear? And just how far can this Blue Jays team ultimately go? We get support from talk space. When it comes to therapy, getting the help you need has never been so simple. When you're able to access your provider from the comfort of your device, it means therapy can be on your schedule. And alleviating the wait times to get an appointment or the travel time to an office can free up time for the rest of your life. Talk space is so convenient and accessible, it'll help you feel supported around the clock. You can set goals with your therapist and they'll hold you accountable and make sure you're really progressing. 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Cut off by Bradley, but that's a four hit afternoon for vladi. You get his bat starting to heat up with everybody else. He can carry the team. That's a good and so he's looked a lot better lately. And Bose kind of been symbolic, I guess, of the offense as a whole and that he's had some really good months, but then he's had some months where he wasn't quite as consistent, but there is always a lot of optimism around both those players because of who they are because of their track record and because you know of their potential. And so I think at any moment, the Blue Jays know that both those players can go off and they can go on a tear. And sure they've not lived up to those standards this year, but they're still two months left. The season. And I think you just bank on their track record. And I think honestly, overall, that's going to be the key a little bit to the blue Jay success here is that, as I said, they made those trade deadline editions to kind of improve themselves at the margins of the roster, but it's really going to come down to the roster that they built overall for the season. And this core is a really good talent and core. And so I think even when things weren't going so well for the Jays and there was concern level rising. I think the smart bet honestly was always a bet on them, figuring it out because there's just too much talent on this roster that they wouldn't figure it out. Well, finally, Caitlin adds of this interview, the Jays are on pace for right around 90 wins and the top wild card spot. The division title is pretty much out of the picture with the Yankees just absolutely dominating. But once they're in the playoffs, how far can this team go? It's a good question. And in a three game wildcard series, we see this all year in the baseball season. Sometimes the more talented team doesn't win. Anything can really happen. That's why that home field advantage is going to be so key. I think the way that it's shaping up right now, it might be a Toronto Seattle, which would be a really interesting matchup. There's a lot of storylines there. They're kind of rivals in some ways because of the Canadian influence on the West Coast that everyone goes down to Seattle. So that would be a really interesting series. So it definitely have the pieces to make some noise in the postseason. I think you look at a team like the braves. Obviously that's like a best case scenario when you get into postseason. You're playing your hottest baseball then, and they obviously won the World Series. That's the best case scenario, but I honestly think you could look at that and say, maybe the Blue Jays could be that this year where maybe they had a bit of an uneven season. They didn't get it all together until later in the year, but they got hot at the right time. Well, thank you so much for bringing all the sound Caitlin. Hope you have a minute to catch your breath at the end of this crazy baseball week. Yeah, thank you for having me again and maybe we'll talk again later in the year if the Blue Jays aren't making some noise in the postseason. You can follow Caitlyn McGrath's coverage of the Blue Jays and hear her on the spin rate podcast at the athletic dot com. Thanks for listening this week. Our senior producer is math stroke. Production assistance by death the wanderer. Sound design and mixing by Erin May and Joe Richardson. Our executive producer is Anders kelto. The show is executive produced by Marshall Louis and Jen Sargent for wondering. From wondering, I'm Tiffany osinski. See you next week.
"bo bichette" Discussed on The Lead
"Last few weeks, few teams in baseball have been hotter than the very talented previously disappointing and suddenly surging Toronto Blue Jays. And now Janssen rushes another one. His second home run of the night, another rocket. And it is 20 7 to three. Today, we're joined by the athletics Caitlin McGrath to look at why this team was a letdown to the point that they had a fire their manager while they had a winning record. In three key factors that have helped power their turnaround, including an emerging young ace with a lot of swagger. In a new manager with a surprising knack for keeping things lively in the Clubhouse. We walked into the car house and there's a DJ in the middle and he's spinning beats and playing Justin Bieber remix it and all this kind of stuff. So it was really fun. It's definitely a new thing walking into the Blue Jays Clubhouse and seeing a DJ. That's a first and it was first for me and I think it was a first for most of the players. Plus, with the young superstars Vladimir Guerrero junior and Bo Bichette both not living up to their own high standards, is there still hope for a big finish? From wondery, I'm Tiffany oshinsky. It's Friday, August 5th, and this is the lead. Caitlin McGrath, welcome back to the lead and thanks for taking the time to join us during this totally not hectic week at all in Major League Baseball. Yes, thank you for having me back. Of course, I'm happy to be here to talk about the Blue Jays again. It's been a hectic week. I'm in Tampa right now. I'll be heading to Minneapolis next for four games against the twins who made some noise at the trade deadline as well. So it should be an interesting stretch for the Blue Jays and the rest of the American League. Oh yeah, definitely. Well, let's take a minute to talk about the trade deadline before we get into the story of this blue Jay season. And the trade deadline, which we know took place on Tuesday, the Jays did not make the same big splash as a team like the Padres, but then again, no one really did. So can you quickly tell us what Toronto got done? Yeah, of course. So the Blue Jays did not make a splashy type of deal as the Padres did. And honestly, not like the Blue Jays did a year ago when they acquired Jose brioche, who was one of the best starters on the market. So the Blue Jays had a bit of more of an understated deadline. I think they improved at the margins without making maybe that huge blockbuster type deal. So overall they added four players, Mitch white, who was kind of a swingman type pitcher who can start who can come out of the bullpen from the Dodgers. They added two relievers from the Marlins, Anthony bass, and Zach pop, who was a Canadian bonus coming back to his hometown team and as well as Whit merrifield, which kind of came out of left field, honestly. There's a lot to unpack with that acquisition, which I'm sure we'll get into, but I think that these deals all complement the roster, but for me, what it really underlines is obviously this front office thinks they've got a good core and exciting young core capable of being one of the most dangerous teams. And so these pieces raise the floor a little bit, but it's really up to the team that they have already assembled to raise that ceiling. So let's talk about what merryfield. He's probably the most notable name that they added in a lot of ways. And maryfield came from Kansas City and he literally could not play in Toronto in July because he wasn't vaccinated. He is now confirmed that he is vaccinated, but pretty interesting that they traded for this guy in the first place. You're right, it was kind of an unexpected move because all along, just covering the Blue Jays and following this team and knowing the circumstances around entering the country and all this kind of stuff has been a storyline that we've had to follow all year. So almost all of us covering the Blue Jays just completely ruled out any unvaccinated players because you assume they're not going to go after them because why would the team acquire a player that might not be able to play half the games in Toronto? The Blue Jays, again, we have to remember if we were looking down into the future, they're wanting to play for that top wildcard spot, and that top wildcard spot, the reward for getting the top wild card spot is that you would host a three game series all at home. So they want all their players to be there available. Well, let's talk about the team now as we mentioned at the top, this team has been playing much better lately. And we want to look at three key reasons why. So start at the beginning, what were the expectations for the Blue Jays coming into the season? Yeah, the blue cheese had really high expectations. Based on how they performed last year, especially down the stretch, they ended up winning 91 games last season, which fell just one win short of qualifying for the postseason. So disappointing end, but that seemed to fuel them a lot, to want to come back stronger. And so that I think was one of the sort of main motivations for them, looking at we looked like a dangerous team last year. No one wanted to face us down the stretch because we looked like we could make some noise in the playoffs. So this year we don't want to have that history repeat itself. So the expectations, of course, they were to make the postseason, but they were even higher than that. I think this blue Jay scene was talking about. We want to be World Series winners. We want to be World Series contenders. We want to win a hundred games. Then I should add, it was coming from the Clubhouse in the room. But if you looked at pre season picks from baseball experts in the media industry as a whole, a lot of people were picking the Blue Jays to be the favorites as well. And when I bumped into a member of the Yankees organization, I said, yes, what have you seen in the blue Jays? And he looked at me Riley said, oh, you mean the world champion? Because everybody's picking them because they look so great at the end of last season. So it wasn't just them in the room saying we can do it. It was everyone looking around the league and saying this Fuji team looks like it's going to be one of the best. When you look at those expectations, what were the main things that went wrong for this team during the first half of the season? Yeah, I think the main overarching thing for the Blue Jays this year has been a general lack of consistency and what I mean with that is a bit twofold and that they've had inconsistent periods with their offense, for example, in April and May, they got off to a really, really slow start offensively. And it was kind of mind boggling because you looked at this lineup and how many stacked hitters they had in this lineup and they just were not scoring at the rate that we thought they would score. And then finally they started to score, but then they had some struggles with their rotation and they had struggles with our bullpen and this kind of continued on until honestly it led up until that really terrible road trip they had on the West Coast where they went one in 6. They lost a serious to the Oakland a's, one of the worst teams in baseball. They were swept over four games by Seattle, which was a team that was chasing them for wild card spot. Simultaneous to this, they were also dealing with some really tragic circumstances, their first base coach, his daughter, died unexpectedly. So they were dealing with a lot of this stuff. Things were not going well. And eventually they came back to Toronto and the front office decided to fire Charlie Montoya. Their manager, who had been their manager since 2019. We do have some breaking news now on the Toronto blue Jays, the team has fired manager at Charlie montoyo. So Jamie, what more can you tell us about this? Well, I can tell you that 87 games into this baseball season, the Blue Jays have made a decision that a lot of fans had been hoping they would make in recent weeks. So the manager changes the first key piece of this turnaround that we want to look at. So Toronto had a winning record with Charlie Montoya this year, but they fired him anyway. And the guy who took over as manager is John Schneider, a former Blue Jays minor league catcher. How would you say his style is different than Montoya's and what kind of impact has he had on this Clubhouse? Yeah, he's definitely a different personality inventory on Montoya was more, I guess he was more of an introvert. So where's John Schneider? Is definitely more loose, definitely more of a big personality, very chatty, very
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Hernández hits go-ahead 3-run HR, Blue Jays beat Tigers 5-3
"To ask her Hernandez belted a go ahead three run Homer in the 6th inning of the Blue Jays 11th win in 14 games 5 three versus the tigers Detroit led three one until Bo Bichette hit a sacrifice fly in the 6th and Hernandez followed with a 424 foot drive to center Vladimir Guerrero junior scored twice and stayed in the game after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch Tigers right hander drew hutchison allowed one run into hits and 5 innings against his former team but the bullpen couldn't make it stand up Reliever Trevor Richards got two outs to receive the win I'm Dave ferry
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Gurriel's 5 RBIs best Ohtani's 2 HRs in Jays' win over Halos
"Make it 5 straight wins for the Blue Jays as they out slug the angels 11 to ten Bo Bichette hit a game tying Homer in the 8th and later in the inning the Jays took the lead on a run scoring double by Lourdes goriel junior Guriel had a 5 RBI date at the plate as Toronto's sweeps the four game series The angels power display was led by Shohei Ohtani who homered twice Taylor ward and max Stassi also went deep Adam cimber was the winning pitcher now 6 and two Mark Myers Anaheim
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"bo bichette" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Cody Bellinger, AJ Pollock, the only one of those players who has not been an all star is Will Smith, and he is probably the best catcher in the league. So I imagine he's going to get his shot this year. I would think so. So there's no hole here. Gavin Lux, who's blocked again for now after looking like he might have a shot at playing time, but man, I mean, I don't want to get too cut up in the superlatives, but I was writing about this. I was like, do you have a shot at being the first thousand run offense of this century? And probably not. Almost certainly not just because it's a neutral park and it's not that extreme a run squaring environment. And it's in lineup that's getting on in years and most of these guys are well over 30 and some of them will probably break down at some point and you're counting on max muncy to make a full recovery from his elbow injury and you're hoping that Cody Bellinger will have a big rebound and that his hot hitting in the World Series will continue into the season. So there's some question marks there I guess, but Dodgers level question marks for any other team. I mean, this is just so, so stacked. And yeah, I mean, between this and Fernando Tatís Jr.'s absence. This has been a week that has boosted the Dodgers playoff ads even higher. I guess you could say that they're starting rotation, their staff is maybe looking a little lighter in some respects than it has been in some previous years. And of course, both in that area and payroll, why is there is still some uncertainty somehow about the status of Trevor Bauer and whether he will be suspended and for how long as things stand, they are just slightly submit in projected payroll over 270 million. So yeah, this is what the Dodgers can do. They can develop a Will Smith and they can find and fix a max Muncie or Justin Turner, but they can also just, you know, trade prospects and then sign Mookie bets to it, big deal, and they can go out and get Freddie Freeman, so they pick their spots and they spend a ton of money and that lineup is going to be a lot of fun to watch. Yeah, it's just going to be really, really excellent. So that's fun. And I like that and I don't know if they would articulate it in quite these terms because obviously, like the trajectory, potential trajectory of the Padres looks different now than it did even a week ago with the news that tatis is going to need surgery or has had surgery at this point. He's either had it or he's going to for sure now. So that has changed since the last time we recorded, but the trajectory of the Padres is a little different than it was, the giant still seemed committed to winning and this seems like the second off season in a row where the Dodgers have been faced with the option of feeling confident or shoring up an already excellent club in the face of real competition potentially in division. And they've risen to that again, right? And that's exciting that that continues to be a priority for them. And to be able to do it in a way that feels a lot less icky than some of their options last off season saw the better, Ben. That's just all the better. And the way they've gone about this maybe provides an interesting contrast to how the Yankees have operated which we could talk about in a second I will segue into the AL east via another ridiculous lineup. And that is the Toronto blue Chase who added Matt Chapman to an already strong position player course. So I don't know if it quite compares to the Dodgers, but boy, it's not far. You've got George Springer, Bo Bichette, black girl junior, the Oscar Fernández, Lourdes curio junior, Matt Chapman, Randall critch, Kevin biggio, Danny Jansen. That is quite a collection of talent as well with maybe an even stronger rotation at this point or just as strong, so this team is also stacked and I don't know how you can look at this roster and not see the Blue Jays as the favorite in the AL east and it's going to be competitive as usual as it was last year. They did not win the division or even make the playoffs last year, but they were, if not the best team, probably at least the second best and they just didn't make it in. And they had that weird mismatch between their record and their rent differential, I would not count on that continuing into the season. Matt Chapman may not quite be the player he was prior to his hip surgery, but he's still seemingly very good defensively and even last year when he was roughly a leak average hitter, not what he had been before, you know, it seems like his power was sapped a bit and I don't know whether some of that comes back or not, but he does strike out a lot these days and he is not a high average hitter. He does walk so he can still help you offensively, but the glove is still good and he is still only 28 and you know they had to pay a price for him and you did a little state of the a's farm system last time we talked. So we don't have to go in depth on that this time, but they did shore that up even further there. They traded, I guess, the headliner was Gunnar houghland, right? Toronto's top pick last year and then they also added in Fielder Kevin Smith who maybe is an immediate replacement for Chapman and then a couple of pitchers, Zach Logan, Kirby snead. So this fits in with the a's pattern we talked about last time where it seems like they are targeting players who are well into their 20s already, like major league ready guys who can step in now or sometimes soon and maybe lead to a shorter rebuild than you would expect. So it's tough, obviously for ace fans now that both of the mets have gone as well as Chris Bassett and maybe minaya and montas and who knows who else will follow them sometimes soon, but at least they're getting guys back where you can imagine them getting good again sometimes soon. But in the meantime, you can also just sort of salivate over the put chase rest there because it is pretty special too. Yeah, we talked about the Dodgers odds. I mean, the Blue Jays for us now lead the American League in their combined playoff odds. They lead the east in terms of their division chances. They do not have the highest odds of winning their division within the American League because the east is pretty stacked, but their positions to lynch by and they have the highest.
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Jays stay close in wild-card race, hit 5 HRs, rout O's 10-1
"But J. salt five home runs setting a new franchise record at ten one victory over the Orioles at Rogers centre one of your career with junior tales Hernandez George Springer Bo Bichette and Dani Jensen all went deep for Toronto who set a new club best for running for president season with two hundred fifty eight rookie Alec model what was dominant using his fastball as his weapon of choice to go seven innings giving up a run and hit each and striking up ten Warren hills the Yankees lost to Tampa Saturday means the blue jays wild card hopes are still alive entering Sunday's season finale Jonathan Toronto
Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"bo bichette" Discussed on Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"He got himself out of that jam on Tuesday night. Wednesday night, he gave that bomb to Bo Bichette. Shouldn't have been in the game in my opinion. I don't necessarily think it's his fault for giving up a bomb, but that's just a lunatic and a very good player in baseball. Yeah, but bad call by Aaron Boone in my eyes right there. It's tough to bring him into that spot. You saw what he did the night before. He was lucky to get out of that jam with how wild he was. But hey, you look at this. And this was not part of any plan, but it's amazing because now you have guys who can eat innings once again, Michael king and sebrina come in last night. Kluber doesn't last 5. And then you have you have a competent group of guys who can pick up the slack and give you multiple innings and not have you throwing 5 relievers or 6 relievers for the last 5 innings because your four or 5 innings because that's just really untenable. And that's how you get the tired bullpen. And that's how you get Chad green, coughing up a 5 run lead against the Astros in right before the all star break. Don't know how many times we have to stress how important it is to keep these guys rested and utilize them in the proper times. I know it's hard. I know the baseball season is a marathon, but sometimes this isn't the decisions are very obvious in front of your face. We talked about severino coming in. Look, we weren't even confident severino was coming back but we alluded to the fact, hey, if he comes back, that's a multi getting bullpen weapon for the postseason and then at that point we're getting ahead of ourselves looking at the postseason after the Yankees shipped shit away. There are 7 game lead in 12 days..
Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"bo bichette" Discussed on Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"They didn't end the season with winning winning records against the socks or the Jays, but they they left as big a statement as you can on the season series against both of those teams because they essentially ruin the Red Sox. I'm not going to prematurely say the Red Sox are dead, but the Red Sox have lost 5 of 6. And they look bad ever since the Yankees just went into Fenway and completely destroyed them. The Jays were obviously limping into this series, they were 6 and 7 over their last 13. And they kind of had owned the narrative on the Yankees this year. They were the ones who constantly punched back. They were the ones who came through with big hits. They were the ones that were so good. Yeah. Bo Bichette is the most now the most annoying player I've ever watched. And I watched that. I know how anybody gets them out ever. Yeah. I want to enjoy and I can't enjoy it. I can't enjoy watching Bo Bichette and it sucks because he's just he's constantly screwing me. But unbelievable player. Unbelievable lineup this is. And they have gotten the better of us for most of this year. I know that it wasn't what were they 6 and 9 versus coming into the series or something like that? Something like that. I mean, if the Jays don't four games sweep the Yankees at Yankee Stadium two weeks ago, three weeks ago, four game sweep at the Yankee Stadium. That's why we're even in this predicament . Yeah. What the hell was that? I know..
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Bichette homers twice, Blue Jays top Yanks 6-5, tighten race
"Bo Bichette homered twice for the blue jays including the tiebreaking blast in the eighth inning of their six five victory over the Yankees just excited I still really haven't come down yet so yeah just lot of excitement big spot in my got the job done so okay Marcus Semien slammed his forty fourth home run breaking the single season record for second baseman Jose Maria S. retired the first fourteen Yankees in order striking out seven in the process before giving up three straight hits in the fifth your call allowed five runs and nine hits in six innings the Yankees had won seven straight before seeing their lead for the first AL wild card shrink to one game over Boston I'm the ferry
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Bichette HRs, Drives in 5; Ray Fans 13 as Jays Beat Rays 6-3
"The blue jays are thirteen into this month after Bo Bichette and Robbie ray led them to a six three victory over the rays bishop put Toronto ahead to stay with a three run Homer in the first inning just trying to be aggressive put my best swing on in I mean he threw the same pitch earlier just a little bit lower than the next summer as I was able to get to it so yeah just a good swing he also finished with five RBIs adding a sacrifice fly and an RBI single raised twelve M. five after striking out thirteen and holding Tampa Bay to a run and four hits over seven innings lowering his AL best ERA to two point six four he took over the ale strikeout lead and blank the alias leaders until Mike Zunino homered in the fifth inning I'm Dave Ferrie
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Guerrero Hits MLB-Leading 45th HR, Blue Jays Rout Rays 8-1
"Vladimir Guerrero junior belted his major league leading forty fifth home run and Alek Manoah set a career high by pitching eight shutout innings in the blue jays eight one trouncing of the race but now allowed just one hit walked none and struck out ten in the morning for the first time since August eleventh Tasker Hernandez had his first career five hit game to help the jays improved to twelve and one this month Bo Bichette smacked his twenty fourth home run of the season on the route Tampa Bay lost for the fourth time in five games and it's five in seven this month after going twenty one and six in August I'm Dave Ferrie
KNBR The Sports Leader
"bo bichette" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"May try to mix them in there that you some a little bit, So you know, we'll make sure that we've taken care of some of that. We've been working up that style of offense a little bit. The camp Just in general against her own offense or defense has seen it. Um, uh, you know, but certainly you have to prepare for it something that that kid can do and does pretty well and he's got. He's got good athletic ability. And so you know, you have to at least presented to your players, for sure. Yeah, I mean, seriously, just to have that layer in there, where, When he steps on the field, you feel like, okay? Is this going to be some play action pass where they throw at 80 yards down field is going to be a place where it's a read option. And maybe he's just going to go himself. Is he? Is he going? Uh, Who knows what they decide to implement and no matter what it is, I like I don't think we've seen it. I don't think it's something that Kyla showed us in a game so far and again, he said. He likes getting more out of these joint practices in the preseason games. You can control what situation you run a little bit better. You can set guys up to run. Some of these plays a little bit better, but also you don't want to show everybody what you're doing. So this is all it's all playing cards close to the vest. It's all just wait until you get out there and scout said, waiting to see what the defense gives him before. He makes a play call. This is going to be a fun one. I think, just For the start of the season and Always feels good to play a team that doesn't have high expectations to start to your right. 40 Niners Do the Detroit Lions do not people are checking in on the Cache Creek text line seven or seven by the way, 808 KNBR eight. Oh, 856 to 7 is the number to text every day. If you want to get involved in the conversation, and you try to hit a bunch of these text 707 on the Russell Wilson and you're absolutely right. Seven or seven. I said. I think Russell Wilson Reps. The Badgers when he steps up, and he does his Sunday night football. The school he played for 707 Jackson and says Russell. Listen, actually says both. NC State Wolfpack in the Badger, she says, a whole pack of badgers. That's right. He does do that good knowledge from the 707 more people check it in here on the Cache Creek text line. I'm trying to get down to some of these text I saw earlier 776 codes. How do you feel about your boy breeze on the NBC broadcast team I could have done without it. I didn't need it at halftime. Actually, I did not watching a half time I I bounced over. I caught a little bit of the, uh, the Yankees getting their ass kicked by the Blue Jays didn't see the final there. I saw Bo Bichette hit a home run so and Rouhani was getting upset. Actually, What prompted me to flip over to the Yankee game was I'm watching the box game and and part way through. I see a tweet from Nick Totoro, who's tweeting in all caps upset about Andrew a knee in the ball game, and I think he tweeted fire and fire and fire him like six or seven times, And I believe he was talking about about Aaron Boone, manager of the Yankees, So I did not catch a whole lot of Drew Brees and and I think I've made this known before on the leadoff spot. I don't watch games with audio frequently. If Sachin are both home at the same time, she gets off work. She's watching her show or whatever I watch on occasional through the head. Phones into the PlayStation controller or something and listen to some of the audio or listen to a A call on a replay or something, but For the most part, I'm not not listening. I still need Drew Brees face sitting in my living room. You know what I mean, with his new hair plugs and everything that in for me on the other side into connection with Murph, we'll get rolling on a Friday morning Fun guest list today. Stay tuned. It's going to be a busy Friday morning here on KNBR. John Lynch, I believe is going to join us a lot of fun stuff to get to. We'll go out to Detroit. We'll talk some lions get ready for the Giants today at 11 20. It's going to be a hell of a weekend week one of the NFL season more coming up KNBR, one of 45 and 6 80. It's the Sports leader. Up early working out. Listen to the leadoff spot on your Amazon Echo. Smart speaker. Just say play KNBR. Giants fans. The Atlanta Braves come West for a weekend series September 17th through the 19th Hello, San Francisco. Your resilient giants have battled all season and every game in September is so important..
"bo bichette" Discussed on KOMO
"22 states that have laws that could be Used to restrict the legal status of abortion 22 Last week, the conservative Supreme Court failed to block the law from going into effect as other abortion lawsuits await their day before the high court, potentially in their next term. John Stillness. Washington Stock futures point to a possible moderate opening game this morning on Wall Street after the Dow and the S and P posted 1/4 day of losses yesterday. It's 19 past the hour on first light, as Robert Workman joins us Now, with the NFL season opener, going right down to the wire, Robert Michael and entertaining NFL season opener in Tampa last night, the Super Bowl champion Buccaneers Edge the Cowboys 31 29. Both quarterbacks sparkled. Tom Brady threw for 379 yards and four touchdowns. Dak Prescott, back from injuries passed for 403 yards and three scores. The biggest lead of the night was nine points and both teams converted. Go ahead field goals in the final two minutes And maybe best of all, there was a capacity crowd on hand to see it all. Early games of note on Sunday include the Steelers of the Bills Pittsburgh and linebacker TJ Want agreed on a four year extension yesterday. The $28 million average pay the highest for any defensive player. Late afternoon games include the Browns and Chiefs and the Packers and Saints Sunday night. The Bears are at the Rams Monday night. It will be the Ravens and the Raiders. Baltimore's recent wave of injuries crashed ashore again on Thursday. Cornerback Marcus Peters and running back Gus Edwards both suffered season ending knee injuries in practice. Edwards is the third running back the Ravens have lost in the past two weeks. They're expected to sign former Falcons all pro Devante Freeman College Football's week. Two kicks off tonight with number 17 Coastal Carolina hosting Kansas Baseball Thursday. The Blue Jays beat the Yankees 64 to run their winning streak to eight straight big flies from Bo Bichette, Randal Grichuk and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. His 42nd just one behind the league leaders. Shohei Otani, New York, which has lost six in a row, and 10 of 12 put starter Jamison tie on on the Injured list with a partial tendon tear in his right ankle. And reliever Zach Britton had Tommy John surgery. He probably won't pitch again until 2023 Braves took a barn burner from the National 76 in 10 Innings. Royals blank the Orioles six, Nothing Carlos Hernandez into relievers tossed a three hitter Rocky's got back to back Jackson, the ninth to trip the Phillies. 43. The US Open crown is going to belong to a woman born in Canada in 2000 and two Leila Fernandez from Montreal, upset to seat arenas of Alenka Thursday, her fourth straight three set win over a seeded opponent. Fernandez. Faux in Saturday's final will be M Erotica newborn in Toronto before moving to England at age two. She ousted 17 C Maria Zachary of Greece in straight sets last night. Another Montreal A is in today's men's semifinals. 12 seed Felix O. J. Ali Jasim facing to see Daniel Medvedev in the opening match in prime time, it will be number one Novak Djokovic against four seed Alexandre Severity. The Joker is to match wins away from the calendar Grand Slam That's Friday. Sports. Thanks, Robert. It is 21 minutes past the hour. Kevin Car is ready to go. Michael Netflix has a new movie about a female anti hero who is out for revenge. Let's talk about it. When first light continues, we'll be right back. Yeah..
"bo bichette" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"But I actually I mean, I get so frustrated about this I actually posted I said, Look, if my loved one Can't get adequate medical care. My vaccinated loved one can't get adequate adequate medical care Because anti-vaxxers are taking up. I C u beds. I'll personally pull this the anti vax around pets myself. I mean, that's that's that's the mentality of a lot of people have a feeling Yeah, No, it's when I see it all over social media, and I'm certainly a big mouth, so you know it's been such as become such a politically charged issue as again Alan Dershowitz said on the Cats at night show yesterday. This is the first time in history that a public health crisis has become so politicized, which is a A real real shame. Alright, you know, the fact is that it's not just Republicans that don't want to get a job. You Frenchy. I interviewed Robert Kennedy Jr. Who was very skeptical of the vaccine and You know, you're you're exactly right. There are a lot of people who just feel like, Look, we just want to wait. We feel we feel like we, you know, we're health. Even the fact is that that's just an ignorant mindset, though, because you don't know you don't know if this is going to how how covid is going to affect you. Healthy people are getting sick. So I don't know. It's just It's depressing, but, yeah, it has become very political. Politicized. Um, it's 5 16. We are so late from at Sapienza. Sorry, Matt. You're good. You're good. What do you got Going on in sports? Well, not a good day for baseball. Bo Bichette thumped leading leadoff homer in the first inning and single vote Bichette.
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Jays Beat Yanks for 8th Straight, 1/2 Game Back in Wild Card
"The Toronto Blue Jays won their eighth straight game to move to within a half game of the Yankees the last AL wild card berth by beating New York six to four it was the Yankee six straight loss the jays again jumped out to an early lead on a solo home run in the top of the first by Bo Bichette Randal Grichuk solo Homer made it to nothing in the fifth after Anthony Rizzo had a two run Homer to tie it at two in the six Toronto took the lead for good in the seventh on a single by bishop we feel like everybody can contribute in a lot of different ways anybody everybody can get anybody out there on the mound you know any of contents like that on your teammates it's not only fun but you know makes it easier on everybody this was the first four game series since nineteen twenty four in which the Iraqis never held the lead I'm Tom Merriam
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Ray Fans 10, Blue Jays Finish 3-Game Sweep of Struggling A's
"The blue jays blanked the athletics eight nothing to complete a three game sweep and win for the seventh time in eight games Robbie ray struck out ten while pitching one hit ball into the seventh inning these two hundred twelve strikeouts this season are second in the American League of the like the fast bowler's was really good today I felt like the command of it on both sides of the plate I feel like you had an extra gear to today so I I really really feel like I leaned heavy on that Marcus Semien belted his thirty fifth home run I'll hydro cricket three run shot off loser call urban and Bo Bichette went four for four with an RBI and two runs scored the days of dropped fourteen of twenty since twenty twelve of fifteen Oakland and Toronto are now four games behind the red Sox for the second AL wild card I'm the ferry
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Bichette Homers, Jays Beat Royals 6-4 in Toronto Return
"Playing in Toronto for the first time in nearly two years the Bluejays picked up a six four win over the Royals Bo Bichette belted a two run Homer and Teoscar Hernandez added a solo shot in the jays first home game in Canada since September twenty nineteen George Springer had three hits an RBI in his first home game north of the border Hernandez opened the scoring with the first pitch Homer off Royals lefty Daniel Lynch to begin the second right hander rust rippling allowed two runs and four hits in five and a third innings to snap a three start winless skid I'm Dave Ferrie
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Red Sox Rally Late for 2nd Straight Game, Beat Blue Jays 5-4
"Alex Verdugo worked his eighth inning magic for the second straight game this time delivering a two run Homer as the red Sox rally to beat the blue jays five four for Dugas blast came a day after he led off the eighth with a double to break up a no hitter that double spark Boston's five run rally in a five four win over the Yankees Boston's Rafael Devers added a solo Homer in the four year anniversary of his first major league blast Bo Bichette hit a two run Homer for fourth place Toronto which fell ten and a half games behind in the east Boston's lead in the AL east as one and a half games over the race I'm Dave Ferrie
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Hernández Hits 2 of Toronto's 5 Homers in 10-3 Win Over Mets
"They Oscar Hernandez slammed to the blue jays five home runs in a ten three romp over the Mets George Springer Marcus Semien a Bo Bichette each homered for the blue jays whoever took the giants for the MLB lead with one hundred forty nine home runs Semien one eleven pitch battle driving a three two breaking ball over the left field wall for his twenty fourth home run of the season that extended the lead to six nothing and chase Taijuan Walker out of the game the loss keep cemex we've in the NL east of four games with the Braves and Phillies now tied for second I'm Dave Ferrie
KOA 850 AM
"bo bichette" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"BK and a nice You want to see Cherry on the top of a nice week of all star activities here in the mile High city. Yeah, I'm already It was a really great night for baseball and sports in general for the second straight evening in front of a capacity crowd at Coors Field. The best players in baseball came out. The American League won the All Star game for the eighth straight year. This time, 52 is Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero became the youngest M V P in the game's history at 22 because he had two runs batted, including a solo homer. In the third. The best moment of the night, though, may have belonged to Colorado baseball fans as they gave Cardinal Sir Basement all in our Renato a standing ovation when he was introduced pre game and another equally as loud ovation. We had to step out of the batter's box when he came up to the plate in the bottom of the first. It was an amazing time coming back here. I love coming back, but the fans have done for me. Supporting me and cheering me on. It was pretty amazing feeling one of the things I've ever had in my life in my career, So I'm just so very thankful for them their support or not. I went over to in the game before being pulled. But he did remind some fans of old times, though, fielding around ball in the fourth and firing it to first with Herman Marquez on the Hill. The rocks ace worked perfect 123 inning and was done after that one frame. But said postgame that his first All Star game was everything he dreamed it would be as a kid and was happy to play well in front of his wife and son were good for me ended up being I am Venezuela. Hello, amigo. Miller time and guy about that moment that I was special because that's that's who I do it for. That's why I do this for for them. For the people of Venezuela. Everyone who's been who's been supporting me. That was that was really special for me to do that today. Golden Highland Mark will Lanson. The Padres closer, pitched two batters in the eighth, striking out Blue Jay shortstop Bo Bichette and walking Rangers slugger Joey Gallo. One of the All Star game note. Ceremonial first pitch was thrown out by Peyton Manning as this college teammate time helping looked on and Marquez caught the first pitch, which may have hit the dirt on its way crossing home plate. Rocks are off until Friday when they welcome in the Dodgers. Game. Four of the NBA Finals is tonight in Milwaukee. The Bucks look to even the series at two games apiece. Tip off seven o'clock and Sports and Brandon Crystalline Cave in his radio on the Broncos Box and Rockies. Canada News radio time 8 17 right now, in Colorado's morning news air quality going to continue to be an issue for the metro area today, Health officials have an ozone action day alert in effect until at least four p.m. Covers the entire front range urban corridors stretching as far north. As for Collins and Greeley, the largest problem area is expected to be in the southern and western portions of the metro people, unusually sensitive to pollution should consider reducing any prolonged her heavy exertion. The Denver area has seen hazy skies in recent days. You just smoke from wildfires that are in the Western U. S. State Democrats or Senate Democrats accuse we have an agreement on a $3.5 trillion budget that expands Medicare, boost safety net programs and confronts climate change healthy and lock. Corporations are going to start paying their fair share of taxes so that we can protect working families in this country that is.
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"bo bichette" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Stepping on third and going around the horn. Unbelievable finish our oldest Chapman with his 16th save of the year, he had worked himself into a spot. But the Yankees hold off the A's 2 to 1. Toronto seven, Baltimore four As Bo Bichette had a couple of R B I s T Oscar Hernandez went two for five with a run batted in. Trey Mancini continues his good year for the Orioles home run number, 13. He R 13. He drove in a run. Kansas City seven, Boston three As in a losing cause, Kiki Hernandez and Rafael Devers hit homers for the Red Sox. But what Mary Field hit his sixth for the Royals drove in a couple 100 Does your three for five with a double in an RB Mike Minor gets win number 66 and two thirds two runs allowed. With six strikeouts in that ballgame for the Royals starter, Houston continues its winning ways, beating the White Sox yet again, 82 to 7 of the nine starters in the lineup for Houston had at least one R B I. Carlos Korea banged out his 14th home run of the year made a winner of Lance McCullers Jr. Who goes to four and one He gave up just two runs on two hits over six innings Minnesota four Texas to Byron Buxton, coming back recently for the Twins off the aisle, it is 10th home run of the year, drove in a couple As Kenta Maeda won his third ball game of the season in the say want to Hansel Robles, his sixth of the season, a couple of games going on And it is Tampa Bay in Seattle, playing another tight one. That one is 22 in the 10th inning. Those two teams battle back and forth. Of course, the Rockies will be taking on the Mariners up in the Pacific Northwest, and it's another tight one. Tigers and Angels down in Southern California there in the eighth, and that game is tied at three Rockies fall to the Brewers by account of 76 we look ahead. And it is brought to us by points. But the fast and easy way to bet on sports, download the points bed app now and use code baseball to get to risk free bets up to $2000 Rockies off tomorrow, so we'll look at a couple of other matchups in the major leagues. AZ and Rangers. Frankie Monta US against Kyle Gibson. The fine started for Texas on that point sped up. The money line has the A's of minus 1 21, Texas Plus 1 12 with the game run total of 8.5. Cleveland at the Cubs. A volley against AL zero point spread out money line cubs minus 1 45 and the Indians plus 1 33 for that interleague matchup. Brewers seven Rocky six, Jack has more scores on the clubhouse show next on the KO Iraqis radio network. Here's.
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Hernández Hits 2 of Jays' 8 HRs in 18-4 Rout of Red Sox
"Tasker Hernandez belted a pair of three run homers over the green monster to the blue jays eight home runs in eighteen to four router the red Sox more games like the one that has today with six RBIs because that they don't want to pitch to bloody because it is more than on fire right now and I think they'd rather pay stormy flooding here Guerrero junior Bo Bichette orders Gurriel junior Cavan Biggio ready tell as a Marcus Semien also went deep a day after Toronto homered five times at Fenway Simeon ran his road hitting streak to twenty six games they should have four of Toronto's season high eighteen heads and Guerrero Hernandez and Gurriel each had three center Bogart's Bobby Dalbec homered for Boston I'm Dave very
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Blue Jays Slug 5 Homers in 7-2 Victory Over Red Sox
"The Bluejays belted five home runs three coming in the fifth inning of a seven to win over the red Sox Vladimir Guerrero junior slammed his major league leading twentieth home run pleasing manager Charlie Montorio isn't complete player he's a big guy buddy rose fast good hands above average power doesn't strike out for a big guy is doing it all Marcus Semien hit a two run shot to extend his club record road hitting streak to twenty five games Bo Bichette Cavan Biggio and Reese McGuire also homered for the jays who handed the red Sox their third loss in ten games Stephen match truck at eight while holding Boston to four hits and a run over five and two thirds Nick Pivetta gave up a season high six runs and surrendered a career high for home runs I'm the ferry
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Bo Bichette Leads Resilient Blue Jays Past Braves Again, 8-4
"The blue jays put together a four run ninth to beat the Braves eight four Bo Bichette had two hits and three RBIs including a go ahead two run double in the ninth Cavan Biggio doubled twice and had two RBIs for the jays who trail to nothing for three before posting their tenth comeback win of the season the Bluejays completed a sweep of the six game season series which included three comeback wins this week the brace finished the game without Ronald could you junior he led off the bottom of the first with a Homer but jammed his left ankle trying to beat out a grounder later in the game a knew his day to day I'm Dave Ferrie
"bo bichette" Discussed on Section 138
"Atlanta for a three game weekend series next friday or next friday coming up and We'll see what happens from that but robbery Definitely a bounceback starting definitely kind of a sigh of relief almost just to see him kind of revert back to what we hope or what we've been expecting him to which is walking less than striking out more Well why don't we jump into some of the standout names from this week. Besides them before we get to. I mean everyone can probably guess what we're gonna talk. But some of the defensive problems with the blue jays One name that stood out to me. Is randall grishik. He had a good week. He had Home runs and back to back games. I believe he had the three run home. Run in the first inning of saturday's game. I think it was so that was one guy. I was really happy with how he did this week. I'm some other people that may be stood out to either of you guys as good performances. This week So for me. I actually had a few people that. I've taken a lot of a few people that caught my eye on to. This is the first time we've recorded since the lineup change. We know that market was struggling at the leadoff spot. And now we have kevin bijou and him kind of swapping places. Marcus semyon hitting in the middle of the order now five six and you know we were talking about it. He's already seems more comfortable voter and right away for last seven days. A marcus semyon has been a lot better and i knows numbers are still down overall but the last seven days nine twenty nine oh s and three rbi. So that's definitely good other names. I have let him grow junior. Who's continuing to hit. Well ran grischuk as well. Still playing for that playing time and still earning at playing time for the return of george springer tasker hernandez which seems to be days away. So good on randall. Grischuk for doing that..