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   1. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: July 19, 2011 at 11:04 PM (#3881698)
I know the game hasn't started yet or anything, but JD Drew sucks. Just wanted to get that out early in the evening...
   2. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 19, 2011 at 11:09 PM (#3881700)
Drew is just horrible this year - thank god for Reddick so far
   3. Dan Posted: July 19, 2011 at 11:10 PM (#3881701)
What's the record for GIDP in a season?
   4. Dan Posted: July 19, 2011 at 11:15 PM (#3881704)
Looks to me like Weiland's offspeed stuff looks a lot better tonight than it did in his first start.
   5. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 19, 2011 at 11:17 PM (#3881706)
Watching the Reds - Pirates game and Miguel Cairo is at third - seriously, is that some sort of a joke I am missing ?
   6. Dan Posted: July 19, 2011 at 11:26 PM (#3881711)
Crawford with his patented soft bouncer to second.
   7. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 19, 2011 at 11:29 PM (#3881715)
heh - i forgot crawfrod could steal a base...
   8. Dan Posted: July 19, 2011 at 11:45 PM (#3881723)
So will Drew K looking or will he ground out to second? Any bets?
   9. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 19, 2011 at 11:47 PM (#3881726)
Ground out for sure - I'll even say 4 hops to second
   10. Chip Posted: July 19, 2011 at 11:50 PM (#3881727)
Weiland giving up a lot of hard contact when well ahead in the count.
   11. Chip Posted: July 19, 2011 at 11:54 PM (#3881730)
That was a Crawfordiffic Swing by Ellsbury, trying to pull the offspeed pitch that was well off the outside corner.
   12. Dan Posted: July 19, 2011 at 11:57 PM (#3881732)
Is Crawford trying to pull everything because he thinks he needs to hit homers to justify his contract? I just don't remember him rolling over pitches like that with the Rays.
   13. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:01 AM (#3881736)
Weiland is not that impressive so far.
   14. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:01 AM (#3881737)
Suddenly Weiland can't throw a strike? Ruh roh.
   15. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:01 AM (#3881738)
Cool, one of those "every grounder finds a hole" games.
   16. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:02 AM (#3881739)
Nie two out from nowhere rally there from the O's - brilliant
   17. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:02 AM (#3881740)
Weiland really looks like he'd be a good middle reliever.
   18. Chip Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:04 AM (#3881742)
This is reminding me of Buchholz's struggles during his first callup period.
   19. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:22 AM (#3881753)
Love Reddick!
   20. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:23 AM (#3881756)
This is reminding me of Buchholz's struggles during his first callup period.


Wasn't his second start a no hitter?

Wait - you mean that period just after his no hitter where he was shut down?
   21. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:24 AM (#3881758)
Reddick really has come a long way
   22. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:24 AM (#3881759)
Crawford didn't even run that out.
   23. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:25 AM (#3881760)
Crawford's amazing luck with hard hit balls continues
   24. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:25 AM (#3881761)
I noticed he didn't run it out either
   25. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:26 AM (#3881762)
Salty hitting like the prospect he was meant to be
   26. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:26 AM (#3881763)
The ball always carries farther than I think it will when Salty hits it.
   27. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:26 AM (#3881764)
I was not a fan of the plan to go with Salty this year, but I gotta give big credit to Theo for recognizing the guy could be a solid MLB starter. I'm sure he's thrilled that I'm giving him credit.
   28. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:29 AM (#3881765)
Ladies and gentlemen, Jarrod Saltalafuckingmacchia.
   29. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:29 AM (#3881766)
I was ready to neck myself after the insane start George Martin had at the Yankees - thank Christ
   30. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:33 AM (#3881768)
C'mon dusty - keep doing your thing
   31. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:42 AM (#3881771)
per McAdam

"Saltalamacchia before May 15: 0 homers. Since May 15: 8 HR"
   32. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:52 AM (#3881776)
Nice patient AB from Reddick.
   33. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:53 AM (#3881777)
Nice patient AB from Crawford (in my dreams)
   34. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:53 AM (#3881778)
I love watching Reddick get a single after working a full count followed by Crawford getting jammed as he swings at an awful pitch and making a 1 pitch out.
   35. Mattbert Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:56 AM (#3881779)
Love would not be the word I'd have chosen, but I'm with you on the rest.
   36. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3881782)
It's just funny to see a guy like Reddick completely change his approach and start having success juxtaposed with a guy who absolutely refuses to adjust and just keeps doing the same #### with no success. Now I realize that Crawford has had a lot of success over his career and Reddick hadn't before changing his approach, and thus Crawford has reason to resist massive changes, but it's still really frustrating to watch.
   37. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: July 20, 2011 at 12:59 AM (#3881783)
I'm starting to think Carl Crawford needs to watch some Josh Reddick instructional videos. Once Ortiz comes back, Reddick has to play every day...

...and, Weiland is suddenly one out away from a pretty functional day's work...we'll be in the game, with the Oriole's bullpen set to enter the game...
   38. Benji Gil Gamesh Rises Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:04 AM (#3881790)
Couple straight baserunners to chase Guthrie would be nice...
   39. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:04 AM (#3881791)
I feel nothing when Crawford comes to the plate - when he got injured I didn't give two shits

That's not good
   40. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:07 AM (#3881793)
Agree on Crawford - he seems completely overmatched, an endless string of harmless ground balls to the right side of the diamond. But, to be fair, he looks so fast as he makes the right turn at first base!
   41. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:10 AM (#3881795)
Why is Marco ####### Scutaro trying to run on Matt Wieters' arm?
   42. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:21 AM (#3881805)
Ellsbury with the Crawford special swing.
   43. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:23 AM (#3881809)
Let's see that HR derby swing now, Gonzo.
   44. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:25 AM (#3881811)
That inning was pathetisad.
   45. Chip Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:25 AM (#3881812)
Gonzalez has turned into Carl Crawford.
   46. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:27 AM (#3881814)
Reddick is going to have to save the Sox tonight!
   47. Mattbert Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:28 AM (#3881815)
He's infecting the whole team! Quick, draw some blood from Reddick to find out what makes him resistant and develop a vaccine!
   48. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:33 AM (#3881818)
I don't know about anyone else, but I am looking forward to Crawford ending this game with a weakly hit grounder to 2nd.
   49. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:34 AM (#3881820)
Honestly, I could not believe AG would lower himself to the Home Run Derby, but I am sure he'll be back soon - it's only been a handful of games
   50. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:35 AM (#3881821)
The corpse of D Lee - not our night - can't beat these guys ALL the time , right?
   51. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:35 AM (#3881823)
The corpse of Derrek Lee hit a down and away pitch oppo for a HR? What is this I don't even
   52. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:37 AM (#3881825)
The corpse of D Lee - not our night - can't beat these guys ALL the time , right?


I wasn't really expecting to beat Guthrie with Weiland going. But after Weiland held them to 3 I thought we had a shot. Oh well. Can't win 'em all.

Yankees blow their lead in the 7th in St. Pete on back to back defensive miscues.
   53. Chip Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:37 AM (#3881826)
Another ####### 2-out rally surrendered.
   54. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:37 AM (#3881827)
I thought I had double posted for a second there
   55. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:38 AM (#3881830)
Rays just tied the game down South
   56. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:39 AM (#3881831)
Rays take the lead.
   57. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:40 AM (#3881832)
Rays just scored another run in true Rays fashion
   58. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:41 AM (#3881835)
Just one of those days.
   59. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:42 AM (#3881836)
Not that I am complaining - keen on a Yankee loss today
   60. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:43 AM (#3881840)
Another beautiful AB by Crawford.
   61. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:45 AM (#3881843)
back to back defensive miscues

I know I am shocked.
   62. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:45 AM (#3881844)
That was the type of loss I was expecting yesterday - crawford is shocking to watch - of course he was Ty Cobb with the ####### Rays
   63. Mattbert Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:46 AM (#3881845)
Are we sure Theo didn't accidentally sign Vernon Crawford?
   64. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:47 AM (#3881849)
If you told me that Weiland would pitch six innings, and give up 3 runs, I'd be pretty happy. I presume that when Lester comes back, Weiland goes back to AAA, yes?
   65. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:50 AM (#3881852)
If you told me that Weiland would pitch six innings, and give up 3 runs, I'd be pretty happy. I presume that when Lester comes back, Weiland goes back to AAA, yes?


maybe not - maybe drop Wake
   66. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:51 AM (#3881854)
Pirates just won - ####### awesome - so happy for the them - it's like a real life 'Major League'
   67. Dale Sams Posted: July 20, 2011 at 01:54 AM (#3881856)
You could root for the real-life Indians.
   68. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 20, 2011 at 02:05 AM (#3881868)
You could root for the real-life Indians.


I could - but this is just an awesome story - I love it - can't get enough Pirate games right now - great to see their attendance is up
   69. Dan Posted: July 20, 2011 at 02:15 AM (#3881872)
I could - but this is just an awesome story - I love it - can't get enough Pirate games right now - great to see their attendance is up


Just goes to show you the difference between a "small market" (Pittsburgh, MInneapolis before they got good again, etc) vs a real small market like Tampa Bay where they don't even get support from the fans after winning 95 games 2 out of 3 years, and beating out the two powerhouse franchises in the sport.

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