Stanton Murders One

28 Jul 2018

The Yankees lost Gm1 of a DH Saturday to the Royals 10-5 so it's a stretch to claim that the key play of the game happened in the bottom of the second with the score tied 0-0. Still...  in that inning the Yankees loaded the bases with nobody out on a walk, a hit, and a HBP.  Tyler Wade then came out of his shoes swinging and topped a ball down the right field line--all of nineteen inches--where  KC's catcher Salvador Perez picked it up, stepped on the plate, and tagged Wade in the batter's box--recording the fastest double play of 2018.

That play seemed to deflate the Bronx Bombers who fell behind 6-0, Luis Severino getting roughed up for a second straight start.  However,  Giancarlo Stanton did convert the Murderer's Row prop bet, with a 447' bomb in the fifth, helping both GO BLUE (37) and dkropf (37) earn King of the Mountain. In just 15 games, dkropf has already rung up two Hamlin-Hoppers and a King Kong. GO BLUE won for the first time, in just his fifth week.  

Heart of a Hooligan (35) continued his tear on the ProGrid Tour, winning for the fourth time in five tries, easily besting MMc (29)--the only other player to post a Qualifying Score.