Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about the three-year anniversary of the Effectively Wild outing to see the total solar eclipse at a minor league game in Oregon and whether the backlash to the kerfuffle over Fernando Tatis Jr.‘s 3-0 grand slam made this week a watershed for MLB’s unwritten rules, then answer listener emails about whether a pitcher will (or should) start both ends of a doubleheader this season, what percentage of hit by pitches are intentional and how good we are at distinguishing those that are from those that aren’t, and whether any managers will be fired in 2020, plus a trio of listener-inspired Stat Blasts on a statistical quirk of the top of the Mariners’ career ERA leaderboard, the most pitches thrown in a 1-2-3 inning, and games with “half no-hitters” thrown by both teams.
Link to Ben on the eclipse game
Link to Ben on Tatis Jr. and unwritten rules
Link to Ringer MLB Show on Tatis Jr. and unwritten rules
Link to Bill James on home runs and hit batters
Link to Eric Gallipo’s Stat Blast Song cover
Link to Mariners career pitching leaderboards
Link to episode with discussion about defining 1-2-3 innings
Link to list of 1-2-3 innings with most pitches thrown
Link to list of games with “half no-hitters” by both teams
Link to Ben on the strike zone at the end of no-hitter attempts
Link to Ben on umpire perfect games
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