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The Baseball Show: Scherzer, Harper and Father’s Day

Jun 22, 2015, 6:11 PM EDT

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The latest episode of ‘The Baseball Show’ was jam-packed after an eventful weekend for the Nationals.

Mark talked lots about Max Scherzer, of course, but also Bryce Harper’s return and whether Major League Baseball should change their system of fan voting for the All-Star Game.

At the bottom, you can also find my segment on Steven Souza, Jr.’s return to Washington and a video Mark did recently where he talked to Nats players about Father’s Day.

Did Scherzer just pitch the best two-game stretch ever?

Got a problem with how Jose Tabata broke up Scherzer’s perfect game?

What will Scherzer have in store next against the Phillies?

Does MLB need to change its system of All-Star voting?

Steven Souza, Jr. impressive in return to Washington

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Gio Gonzalez and Michael Taylor on Father’s Day

  1. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 22, 2015 at 10:06 PM

    “Road ahead

    MON – OFF
    TUE – 7:05 p.m. vs. Atlanta Braves (TBA)
    WED – 7:05 p.m. vs. Atlanta Braves (Zimmermann)
    THU – 4:05 p.m. vs. Atlanta Braves (Fister)
    FRI – 7:05 p.m. at Philadelphia Phillies (Scherzer)
    SAT – 3:05 p.m. at Philadelphia Phillies (Gonzalez)
    SUN – 1:35 p.m. at Philadelphia Phillies (TBA)”

    Like last week I hope they keep Joe Cool in the rotation and push Scherzer back a day. It sure worked giving him an extra days rest this past start 🙂

    I think we all know tomorrow nights TBA is SJS. Looks like you could reinstate Strasburg and send either Rivero back or Treinen. I think a lot of the decision on lefty reliever is what happens with Freddie Freeman (see my next tweet)

  2. Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 22, 2015 at 10:07 PM

    • Ghost of Steve M. - Jun 22, 2015 at 10:08 PM

      If Freeman is indeed placed on the DL, Joey Terdoslavich would fill his roster spot.

      • Hiram Hover - Jun 22, 2015 at 11:34 PM

        Saw Terdoslavich in a minor league game a couple of years back.

        The kids in our group cracked up every time he was announced. It may be the only thing they remember about that game.

        Come to think of it, I don’t remember much else myself.

  3. Theophilus T.S. - Jun 23, 2015 at 2:56 AM

    In the 50s, Cincinnati fans stuffed the ballot box and elected seven players to start for the NL. I think they elected Ted Klusweski (1B), Johnny Temple (2B), Roy McMillan (SS), Frank Robinson, Vada Pinson and Gus Bell (OF), and Ed Bailey (C). Bailey was the real outlier, it was the only really distinguished season of his career (20 HR, I think). Bell was the progenitor of two more generations of professional baseball Bells, who had a few All-Star seasons themselves. Baseball’s response was to take the vote away from the fans and give it to the players. I’m not going to look it up but I think the 3B was Frank Thomas, who probably made the All-Star game later in his career. The current system is ludicrous. Most of the Royals are worthy of consideration but the apparent outcome won’t do anything to grow the game.

    • infideljack - Jun 23, 2015 at 4:04 AM

      I would give it back to the players. I hate the system of voting 25 times every day. I quit several years ago and I never watch the ASG.

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