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statgoon81

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10/9/18 3:03 PM Quote
Brock Holt became the first player in MLB history to hit for the cycle in a post season game last night. His two run homer off Yankees backup catcher-turned-garbage time-reliever Austin Romine in the top of the 9th gave Boston a 16-1 lead and completed his cycle.

MLB records, team records, and other milestones can be cheapened when accomplished in less than competitive pitcher/hitter leverage situations.

Glenn Adams set the Twins record for RBI in a game with 8 in 1977. When Randy Bush tied his record a little more than ten years later, he did it by hitting a three run homer late in a blowout against Jeff Kunkel, a position player.

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Holt's homer off a non pitcher has become a more common occurrence in today's game, which features increased polarity of scores and stats compared to times past.

One remedy to the increased need for resting bullpens by using position players to mop up would be the same Flex Roster method we use in S-O-M sim games.

MLB teams could have several players added to their benches and bullpens and slide their rosters to fit their needs, whether it's extra bench guys or extra bullpen guys. One or the other, as roster limit for game participation would not change.



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