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Bobkat
04-06-2006, 09:12 AM
Arroyo 2
Pena 1

This might need a sticky.

MartyFan
04-06-2006, 10:03 AM
:laugh:

Red Rover
04-06-2006, 10:10 AM
I thought Arroyo gave up 2 HRs.:p:

bisss
04-06-2006, 11:47 AM
Even though they both are batting 1.000 so far, Arroyo has a lead in SLG with 4.000 and OPS with 5.000.

Heath
04-06-2006, 11:50 AM
Even though they both are batting 1.000 so far, Arroyo has a lead in SLG with 4.000 and OPS with 5.000.

and my fantasy league doesn't take in account for pitcher hitting!

Drat.

KronoRed
04-06-2006, 03:01 PM
I thought Arroyo gave up 2 HRs.:p:
So that makes him -1? :beerme:

SeeinRed
04-06-2006, 03:04 PM
I thought Arroyo gave up 2 HRs.:p:

Have any bounced off Pena's glove over the wall at Fenway?:D Thats pretty much the same as giving one up.

pedro
04-06-2006, 03:05 PM
So that makes him -1? :beerme:

nope. WMP doesn't pitch. although I suppose we could count balls that bounce off his head over that short wall in RF in fenway.

vaticanplum
04-06-2006, 04:33 PM
This may be the funniest thing I've ever read.

Heath
04-06-2006, 04:35 PM
This may be the funniest thing I've ever read.

you really should get out more often. just a hunch ;)

Chip R
04-06-2006, 04:40 PM
This may be the funniest thing I've ever read.

The Thug Life thread is much more entertaining. It has pictures. :)

Heath
04-06-2006, 04:42 PM
The Thug Life thread is much more entertaining. It has pictures. :)

I still think that 10 of you for sheer hilarity is much better.

And anytime that Puffy drags out "Phil Raisor Heffner" is worth the wait in gold.

timmario66
04-11-2006, 04:01 PM
Up to date: April 11th

Arroyo - 2
Pena - 0

:devil: :evil:

Matt700wlw
04-11-2006, 04:04 PM
better update.

Arroyo, 2 HRs

Wily Mo, 3 at bats..

:D

SeeinRed
04-11-2006, 04:23 PM
Arroyo 2 AB offically. That makes him more efficent. ;)

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 04:23 PM
Red Sox didn't need his bat because of the dh ;)

Johnny Footstool
04-11-2006, 04:24 PM
Trot Nixon has injured his groin (ouch), so Pena will be getting a lot more playing time now. It should get interesting very soon.

BoCcc2832
04-11-2006, 04:27 PM
Wily Mo Pena has just been put into the Boston game in the top of the 4th...

jmcclain19
04-11-2006, 04:30 PM
Sure Arroyo hits home runs AND pitches.

But can he catch? Because you can never have enough catching.

And can he play 2nd base?

blumj
04-11-2006, 04:33 PM
Have any bounced off Pena's glove over the wall at Fenway?:D

Yes, just now.

texasdave
04-11-2006, 05:47 PM
going out on a limb here with it being just a week into the season and all, but im betting even if arroyo doesnt go yard again this season he leads NL pitchers in home runs hit this season...(mike hampton is out of colorado, isnt he?)

ps and i swear as bronson rounded the bags i could hear him singing...wily mo mo mo..how do u like me how do u like me

texasdave
04-11-2006, 05:56 PM
Wily Mo Pena has just been put into the Boston game in the top of the 4th...

pena has an unusual first name and redsox fans will find out soon enough that you cant spell Wily Mo without a K

GOREDSGO32
04-11-2006, 06:04 PM
Yes, just now.

LMAOOOO. This thread is funny ... he really did just knock a run in by knocking the ball over the wall trying to catch it. HAHA .. thats hilarious.

Good riddance Pena, what a hot dog.

SeeinRed
04-11-2006, 06:11 PM
My own psychic abilities scare me sometimes, I swear I'm going crazy!:eek: But then the voices in my head assure me I'm going to be alright. Whats the over/under on Wily Mo helping balls over the wall this year?

GOREDSGO32
04-11-2006, 06:15 PM
Yeah thats crazy ... how often does that happen. BTW Arroyo 2 Hr's, and Pena 0 .. Pena 1 HR given up on defense.. how many for Arroyo pitching?

SeeinRed
04-11-2006, 06:17 PM
He's given up 2. Add it up, Arroyo 0, Pena -1:thumbup:

Dunner44
04-11-2006, 07:34 PM
What is Bronson slugging after that second homer?

Never mind, i looked it up: He's slugging a phat 2.00
Pena checks in slugging .667
1 double and a RBI in 3 plate appearences for wily mo.
Bronson is winning in the RBI category as well!

Compare strike outs: Bronson: 1 in 6 plate appearances Wily Mo: 2 in 3 plate appearences

Walks: Bronson: 1, Wily Mo: 0

Dunner44
04-11-2006, 07:40 PM
On Wily Mo's little gaffe:
From the Bo Sox wrap -
Once again, the offense produced some timely hits and the defense -- save for Wily Mo Pena accidentally deflecting a Frank Catalanotto flyball into the bullpen for a home run -- made all the plays.

From the Jay's wrap-

Frank Catalanotto followed with a two-run homer to right field that bounced off outfielder Wily Mo Pena's glove and into the Jays' bullpen.

AP-

Frank Catalanotto hit a two-run homer in the eighth, a long drive that went off substitute outfielder Wily Mo Pena's glove and into the Toronto bullpen.

blumj
04-11-2006, 08:11 PM
Hey, he did us Red Sox fans a favor. If not for that HR, we wouldn't have gotten Papelbon in the 9th. And a home opener without Papelbon is like a day without sunshine, or something like that.

Fullboat
04-11-2006, 10:05 PM
So who holds the Record for HR's hit by a pitcher ?

Gallen5862
04-11-2006, 10:15 PM
I would imagine Babe Ruth.

Fullboat
04-11-2006, 10:29 PM
I would imagine Babe Ruth.

Yeah he would be up there.:redface: forgot about the BABE.

KronoRed
04-11-2006, 10:29 PM
How bout Reds pitcher? harder question ;)

Cyclone792
04-11-2006, 10:37 PM
So who holds the Record for HR's hit by a pitcher ?

As a pitcher, meaning being at the plate while listed in the game as a pitcher, I believe the record is Wes Ferrell with 37 home runs as a pitcher. In 1931, Ferrell only gave up nine home runs ... and he also hit nine home runs himself, which is the single season leader for a pitcher. Warren Spahn is second all-time with 35 career home runs as a pitcher.

I believe Babe Ruth hit 686 home runs as an outfielder while only hitting 15 home runs as an actual pitcher in a game.

Fullboat
04-11-2006, 10:50 PM
As a pitcher, meaning being at the plate while listed in the game as a pitcher, I believe the record is Wes Ferrell with 37 home runs as a pitcher. In 1931, Ferrell only gave up nine home runs ... and he also hit nine home runs himself, which is the single season leader for a pitcher. Warren Spahn is second all-time with 35 career home runs as a pitcher.

I believe Babe Ruth hit 686 home runs as an outfielder while only hitting 15 home runs as an actual pitcher in a game.

Thanks to the DH and how pitchers are used now,thats a record that will be around a lot longer.

Thanks Cyclone792

Heath
04-11-2006, 11:13 PM
How bout Reds pitcher? harder question ;)

Joe Nuxhall held this record for a while. One would assume Gullett - but I think his two home runs came in the postseason.

I will check this out.

EDIT - after an unofficial scan of scan of baseball reference.com - Nuxie had 13 HR's in his Reds career.

RedsBaron
04-11-2006, 11:19 PM
Nothing has amazed me in this young season than Arroyo having 2 HRs to Pena's zero.

Big Klu
04-12-2006, 12:27 AM
Before Bronson Arroyo, has any Reds pitcher ever hit a HR in each of his first two games?

Dunner44
04-12-2006, 12:43 AM
Before Bronson Arroyo, has any Reds pitcher ever hit a HR in each of his first two games?


Nope, Bronson is only the second MLB pitcher to hit homers in their first 2 starts. Door prize to whoever finds out who the other guy is.

GOREDSGO32
04-12-2006, 01:18 AM
Doc Gooden?

pedro
04-12-2006, 02:09 AM
Nope, Bronson is only the second MLB pitcher to hit homers in their first 2 starts. Door prize to whoever finds out who the other guy is.

Fernando Valenzuela?

texasdave
04-12-2006, 06:08 AM
Nope, Bronson is only the second MLB pitcher to hit homers in their first 2 starts. Door prize to whoever finds out who the other guy is.

Updated: April 12, 2006, 1:00 AM ET
Elias Says ...By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc.
Special to ESPN Insider


A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports:

MLB
Bronson Arroyo homered in his only at-bat in his Reds debut last week, and he did it again in his first at-bat in the Reds' 9-2 win over the Cubs on Tuesday. Arroyo is the first pitcher in the live-ball era to hit home runs on each of his first two at-bats in a season.
Arroyo is also the first pitcher in major-league history to hit a home run and earn a victory in each of his first two starts of a season. The only other pitcher even to hit homers in his first two starts was Sean Bergman of the Astros in 1999.
The Yankees set an American League record by posting their ninth consecutive win in a home opener. They defeated the Royals 9-7. The only previous AL team to win home openers in eight consecutive seasons was the Yankees from 1920-27, spanning their last three seasons at the Polo Grounds and their first five at Yankee Stadium. The major league record is 10 by the Pirates from 1945-54.

Bobkat
04-12-2006, 08:46 AM
Sticky!! Sticky!! Sticky!!

Rotater Cuff
04-12-2006, 09:11 AM
Last night highlights from ESPN sports center showed a klutzy Wily Mo backed up against the right field wall in Fenway dropping a ball. It was a sweet view, especially remembering the ineptitude of the ball Pena dropped into the stands last year during our series in Boston.

shredda2000
04-12-2006, 09:43 AM
It looks like Wily Mo will get more playing time with Coco Crisp on the DL and Trot Nixon hurting...OH BOY!!!

BoCcc2832
04-12-2006, 10:16 PM
Wily Mo Pena just hit a HR...

blumj
04-12-2006, 10:20 PM
He's given up 2. Add it up, Arroyo 0, Pena -1:thumbup:
Back even.

kheidg-
04-13-2006, 03:25 AM
Why is everyone hating on Wily Mo? He got us a decent pitcher which we needed but he is still not getting regular playing time, which he needs. He is young and hasn't played a full season in the MLB. His defense in the OF is no worse than Adam Dunn's (who has played 2 full seasons in the OF, plus more minor league time). However, not saying Pena > Dunn.

Bobkat
04-13-2006, 11:57 AM
Whats it take to get a sticky around here?

This could be the story of the season!:evil:

SeeinRed
04-13-2006, 12:23 PM
Why is everyone hating on Wily Mo? He got us a decent pitcher which we needed but he is still not getting regular playing time, which he needs. He is young and hasn't played a full season in the MLB. His defense in the OF is no worse than Adam Dunn's (who has played 2 full seasons in the OF, plus more minor league time). However, not saying Pena > Dunn.


I don't think any of us are hating on Wily Mo. Its just the fact that Bronson has pitched two great games and has hit more homeruns than WMP. Who would have expected that. I hope Wily Mo becomes a great player, but the fact is that he may never become what people say he will. By the way, His offense is definately worse than Dunn's IMO. Take away his defense on opening day, he hasn't been too bad. Not great by any means, but not too bad. I remember going to games and watching WMP play the OF. It was about like watching a train wreck. I was at the game that he ran into the wall. He made the catch, but he sure isn't a gracefull fellow. Not saying he can't improve, and with a few ballet lessons, maybe he will look better out there, but his defense right now just isn't ML caliber. Probably not even AA caliber. Sure he is a victim of his own contract, but as the saying goes, there is no such thing as a can't miss prospect. In my eyes, WMP is just a prospect playing at the Major League level. But hey, I'll give Wily Mo props for the hours of laughter his antics have caused. Heres to you WMP:beerme:

Chip R
04-13-2006, 01:33 PM
Whats it take to get a sticky around here?

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HalMorrisRules
04-14-2006, 02:28 PM
In an ESPN chat today Jerry Crasnick was asked the following:


jim (nj): what is the deal with Willy Mo Pena is it possible to send him down to work out the fundementals like plate disipline and defensive skills , or does Pena have to agree with it?

Jerry Crasnick: Jim,

What you see is what you get with Wily Mo. Great batting practices. Towering home runs. Lots of strikeouts, adventurous defense and a bunch of disabled list visits. I don't know if that's ever going to change. He's got enormous upside, but I have my doubts that he'll ever put it together to become an All-Star caliber player.

But...but..but..WMP is going to be the next Sammy Sosa....

deltachi8
04-14-2006, 03:30 PM
did anyone see the HR he did hit wednesday? my goodness that was hit hard.