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Sport Dodgers’ analyst Orel Hershiser says “Guessing’s harder than knowing” after Astros’ Jose Altuve takes called third strike

07:16  30 july  2020
07:16  30 july  2020 Source:   awfulannouncing.com

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  Dodgers announcer appears to burn MLB over the Joe Kelly suspension The Los Angeles Dodgers' booth is 2-for-2 in commentary that's gone viral in the past two nights. On Wednesday, Orel Hershiser took a shot at the Astros and their cheating scandal with his "Guessing is harder than knowing" dig. On Thursday, play-by-play man Joe Dav is joined in on the chorus of MLB players and fans who think Joe Kelly’s eight-game suspension was way too punitive. Dodgers hurler Ross Stripling had a curveball slip out of his hand and hit Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Starling Marte (he was okay), to which Davis commented, “Stripling has been suspended for 100 games. … I bet he’ll appeal.

Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast anaylist Orel Hershiser speaks about what a crime the Houston Of course, that man is franchise icon Orel Hershiser . Until Wednesday when the man we call ‘The Right now, we’re going to take a look at what Hershiser has to say as a former pitcher who built his

The fracas occurred after Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly threw high-and-tight pitches to Astros stars Correa, who homered and finished with three hits, took off his batting helmet and stared Kelly Baker said things really got out of hand because of something he said Kelly told Correa after the strikeout.

The Houston Astros’ signstealing saga and MLB’s lackluster punishments have received widespread pushback from fans and players, with that particularly boiling over this week during their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers (who the Astros beat in the 2017 World Series). On Tuesday, Kelly threw a fastball behind Alex Bregman’s head, then yawned, then just missed Carlos Correa, then mocked Correa, leading to the benches clearing. On Wednesday, MLB’s eight-game suspension for Kelly was roundly mocked, and the teams played again. During that game, the Astros’ Jose Altuve struck out on a called third strike, and SportsNet LA play-by-play announcer Joe Davis speculated that he was “perhaps guessing something else.” Analyst Orel Hershiser then commented “Guessing’s harder than knowing,” which many took as a reference to the Astros’ past sign-stealing.

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  Jose Altuve Leaves Game After Tumbling Past Home Plate on Sacrifice Fly Jose Altuve Leaves Game After Tumbling Past Home Plate on Sacrifice FlyThe Astros managed to load the bases by virtue of two beanballs after Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman were hit by consecutive pitches. Altuve would eventually come around to score on a pop fly, but was forced to exit the contest directly afterwards because he went flying after crossing home plate.

After getting Jose Altuve out For their part, Kelly and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts both said there wasn't any intent behind the pitches. But, with Correa and Bregman being the two most famous players associated with the Astros ' sign-stealing, trash can banging scandal that perhaps cost the

The Astros won the Fall Classic that year by edging the Dodgers in a full seven-game set. And with that scandal in the backdrop Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Los Angeles Correa would eventually strike out against Kelly, who then stuck out his tongue and made a face at the batter.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: Orel Hershiser calling Jose Altuve striking out. © Provided by Awful Announcing Orel Hershiser calling Jose Altuve striking out.

“Strike three, called. Perhaps guessing something else. Two out.” “Guessing’s harder than knowing.” And that drew quite a few Twitter responses. Here are a few of those:

Of course, the Astros are not the only team that’s been caught illegally stealing signs with the aid of cameras. The Boston Red Sox in particular were determined by MLB to have also broken the rules during their 2018 championship season, and they lost a 2020 second-round draft pick over that. But the Astros’ saga has particularly struck a chord for many players and fans, especially with discussions of how detailed their setup was. And this week’s Dodgers series has shown there are still a lot of people ready to get in digs at the Astros. That list now seems to include Hershiser.

[Blake Harris on Twitter]

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How Can We Talk About Baseball?This is obviously a storyline to watch. One of the first opportunities to do so came Tuesday as the Astros played a tuneup game against the Kansas City Royals. In the second inning, KC's Jorge Lopez hit Altuve and Bregman in back-to-back at-bats -— damning evidence of vigilante justice if the pesky facts are ignored.

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