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jabrch
08-20-2009, 11:12 PM
Just saw Soriano strike out on 3 sliders from Weaver - none of them were even close to the plate.

90mm left on that contract...

JermaineDye05
08-20-2009, 11:13 PM
"Paul Konerko had a worse year last year than Soriano this year!!"

:tongue:

Oh, what's the score?

JohnTucker0814
08-20-2009, 11:23 PM
I was watching as well... I don't know about worst AB ever... but the catcher was literally setting up in the left handed batters box and Weaver just threw 3 sliders to the mit and Soriano just wiffed at all 3... looked really really bad!

Hitmen77
08-21-2009, 12:18 AM
Just saw Soriano strike out on 3 sliders from Weaver - none of them were even close to the plate.

90mm left on that contract...

Hendry is a genius!!!

OldRomanPizza
08-21-2009, 01:20 AM
Yeah - not to mention the bags were loaded with Chads and there was only 1 out.

Dodgers got out of the inning and the Cubs didn't score another run all game.

DrCrawdad
08-21-2009, 01:31 AM
"Paul Konerko had a worse year last year than Soriano this year!!"

:tongue:

Oh, what's the score?

"Crawdad, how dare you say the Cubs have holes! They're the best team in MLB!"

TDog
08-21-2009, 01:48 AM
Obviously you never saw Jerry Janeski come up to bat.

HomeFish
08-21-2009, 02:06 AM
I'm pretty sure the worst AB ever involves a triple play.

Frater Perdurabo
08-21-2009, 08:06 AM
Striking out on three straight sliders is pretty bad. I've seen many players do it, including some ex-Sox players.

jabrch
08-21-2009, 08:33 AM
Striking out on three straight sliders is pretty bad. I've seen many players do it, including some ex-Sox players.

Yeah - it happens. The reason that this may have been the worst AB I ever saw was that he just wasn't close to recognizing the same pitch three times in a row. The Catcher set up in the LH hitters batters box. Never even close to the plate. The sliders started on the outer half, and started breaking early, never being close to the plate.

Pick the worst Sox ABs we got from BA, Wise, Lillibridge, etc. None looked close to this in my eyes.

JermaineDye05
08-21-2009, 08:37 AM
I think the worst ab I saw was by Ramon Ramirez when he struck out to end the game against the Nationals. He swung at a pitch that was in the play-by-play booth!

WizardsofOzzie
08-21-2009, 08:46 AM
"Paul Konerko had a worse year last year than Soriano this year!!"

:tongue:

Oh, what's the score?

"The Sox have 59 losses and the Cubs only have 58!!!"

jdm2662
08-21-2009, 09:11 AM
Boone Logan struck out Moreanu one time by throwing three curve balls that weren't even close to the strike zone. Probably the highlight of Boone's career....

Bruizer
08-21-2009, 09:27 AM
I saw that too. All three pitches were a foot or more off the plate. :?:

After the first one, I told my daughters, (who are Cub fans), he's just going to throw the same pitch again until he lays off it. :cool:

doublem23
08-21-2009, 09:47 AM
I'm pretty sure the worst AB ever involves a triple play.

No that's just bad luck. To hit into a triple play, you've got to really hit a ball hard, just unfortunately, right at someone.

jdm2662
08-21-2009, 09:54 AM
No that's just bad luck. To hit into a triple play, you've got to really hit a ball hard, just unfortunately, right at someone.

Or, you run really slow like Benji Molina...

soxfanreggie
08-21-2009, 09:57 AM
Or have very dumb baserunners...

VeeckAsInWreck
08-21-2009, 11:24 AM
I don't know about worst AB ever but this year it has to go to Gabe Kapler for being struck out by Nick Swisher. (http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=4135439)

HomeFish
08-21-2009, 11:30 AM
Boone Logan struck out Moreanu one time by throwing three curve balls that weren't even close to the strike zone. Probably the highlight of Boone's career....

Didn't Shingo Takatsu strike out Moreanu on a 50 mph pitch? I also recall Shingo striking out Todd Hollandsworth on a slow ball, and Todd Hollandsworth subsequently fell down after swinging and missing.

Big D
08-21-2009, 11:41 AM
I have no idea why anyone would ever throw Soriano a strike. The guy will swing at anything, including pickoff attempts. I think the Cubs have pretty much given up on the season anyways. When you're using Aaron Miles as a pinch-hitter in a key situation, you must be asleep in the dugout.

asindc
08-21-2009, 11:47 AM
I have no idea why anyone would ever throw Soriano a strike. The guy will swing at anything, including pickoff attempts. I think the Cubs have pretty much given up on the season anyways. When you're using Aaron Miles as a pinch-hitter in a key situation, you must be asleep in the dugout.

My thoughts exactly, especially after seeing his performance in the playoffs last year. I'm surprised that anyone would throw him a fastball unless it was just to mix it up.

SOXPHILE
08-21-2009, 11:50 AM
The scouting report's been out around the whole league for most of this year on Soriano. He's down 0-2 or 1-2, throw him an outside slider. He can't lay off it, and he can't hit it either.

kittle42
08-21-2009, 11:50 AM
My thougts exactly, especially after seeing his performance in the playoffs last year. I'm surprised that anyone would throw him a fastball unless it was just to mix it up.

Sliders down and away = goodbye, Alfonso.

jdm2662
08-21-2009, 11:55 AM
The scouting report's been out around the whole league for most of this year on Soriano. He's down 0-2 or 1-2, throw him an outside slider. He can't lay off it, and he can't hit it either.

When Carrasco had him 1-2 in a game this year, I was screaming at the TV to throw in the dirt. What happens? He throws his drop down fast ball right in the zone. Soriano crushes it for a double...

PatK
08-21-2009, 12:33 PM
Didn't Shingo Takatsu strike out Moreanu on a 50 mph pitch? I also recall Shingo striking out Todd Hollandsworth on a slow ball, and Todd Hollandsworth subsequently fell down after swinging and missing.

Shingo struck a few guys out with 50-60mph pitches

PaleHoser
08-21-2009, 12:51 PM
Just saw Soriano strike out on 3 sliders from Weaver - none of them were even close to the plate.

90mm left on that contract...

It reminded me alot of watching Cub immortal Shawon Dunston. Worst thing you could do with Dunston or Soriano is throw them a strike in a tight spot.

I always thought the Cubs gave $100M to the wrong guy. They should have signed Carlos Lee. Both Lee and Soriano are butchers in the outfield, but imagine the numbers Carlos Lee would put up at Wrigley? They'd probably be casting his HoF plaque now...

cws05champ
08-21-2009, 12:52 PM
Shingo struck a few guys out with 50-60mph pitches
I think Bugs Bunny struck out on just one pitch from Shingo.

fram40
08-21-2009, 04:57 PM
The scouting report's been out around the whole league for most of this year on Soriano. He's down 0-2 or 1-2, throw him an outside slider. He can't lay off it, and he can't hit it either.

nobody could have hit those sliders. they were about two feet outside.

five more years at $17 mil

thomas35forever
08-21-2009, 05:06 PM
I don't know about worst AB ever but this year it has to go to Gabe Kapler for being struck out by Nick Swisher. (http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=4135439)
That video was followed by four straight videos of Sox rookies. Good work.:thumbsup:

Hitmen77
08-21-2009, 05:14 PM
nobody could have hit those sliders. they were about two feet outside.

five more years at $17 mil

I remember one of the Tribune reporters proclaiming, when the Cubs signed him, that Soriano would become known as "The King of Chicago".