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   1. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 02:53 PM (#1604614)
Nippert makes his major league debut. I haven't cared about a Dbacks game for a while now; today, I'm looking forward to see how Nippert does.
   2. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 04:36 PM (#1604815)
SJ, Nippert led the southern league with a 2.38 ERA in 117 IP. 8-3 record.

Tommy John "Survivor"....throws in the mid 90's.

A very good chance to be in the rotation next year.
   3. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 04:45 PM (#1604828)
Nice of Tony Clark to give Nippert a 2 run lead.
   4. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:10 PM (#1604881)
Thom just said he had golf ball size tumour removed from the back of his shoulder back in 2003. Did he have that AND TJ surgery?
   5. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:13 PM (#1604886)
I forgot about the tumor, shoewiz. That set him back quite a bit in 2003. He had surgery and had to go thru chemo. Luckily he seems completely healthy now.

How does Dustin look on the mound?
   6. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:15 PM (#1604890)
argh tony clark argh die die die
   7. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:16 PM (#1604892)
Clark is a true two outcomes player: homer or strikeout.
   8. Bob T Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:20 PM (#1604899)
DBacks move back into third place with a win, by a margin of .0007 I believe.
   9. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:21 PM (#1604907)
He looks really good Lev. He is mixing his fastball, changeup and breaking pitches well, velocity about 92-94...and throwing strikes.

He is a little slow to the plate from the stretch though.
   10. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:22 PM (#1604909)
The Dodgers could still make a run for it and finish 20 games ahead of the Dbacks, the way Eric Enders predicted at the beginning of the season. I don't really have a need for firstborns though so I didn't take his bet. Kids are expensive to raise in NYC anyhow.
   11. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:24 PM (#1604912)
Of course right after I type he gives up a two out double, and then hangs a curve, and gives up the rbi single, and then Wilson steals second base. Nippert takes forever to make his move to the plate.

Brandon webb has the same problem. Maybe our minor league system needs to emphasize this part of the game more.
   12. Bob T Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:26 PM (#1604915)
I predict that if the Dodgers finish 20 games ahead of the DBacks this year, they will win the NL West!

Call me crazy!

Are the Padres using a Four Corners offense in order to run out the clock now?
   13. The Answer to the TWolves (GMoney) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:29 PM (#1604921)
Why are the Pirates playing Daryle \"#######\" Ward? You would think they would want to give either Brad Eldred or Ryan Doumit as many at bats as they can.
   14. The Answer to the TWolves (GMoney) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:33 PM (#1604934)
Chris Snyder sucks.
   15. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:36 PM (#1604946)
Snyder will be OK. Still, this year's he's disappointed.
   16. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:36 PM (#1604949)
He's 24 years old, and should have been at AAA this year. It does not sound like a good bet now, but in a couple of years, he should be a pretty good hitting catcher. And his defense is already pretty good.
   17. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:41 PM (#1604965)
Fogg just walked Nippert who was 0-26 at lancaster this year. LOLOLOLOL
   18. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:44 PM (#1604974)
Nippert wasn't in Lancaster.
   19. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:50 PM (#1604988)
Dang....Nippert has a blister that just popped!!
   20. Bob T Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:50 PM (#1604990)
I'm just listening to the game, but are there many people in attendance at this game? I can't imagine that a midweek day game between these two teams while school is in session would get a lot of people.
   21. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:52 PM (#1604997)
Is Melvin taking Nippert out, shoewiz?
   22. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 05:58 PM (#1605003)
McLouth has owned Nippert today. Damn.
   23. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:09 PM (#1605024)
Sorry Lev.,...I was busy buying ASU-LSU tickets online.

Yeah...I don't know why I typed Lancaster...of course I meant Tennessee.

The go ahead run should not have scored. GB up the middle, Cintron did not really have a chance to get the out at first, but he tried....and then Clark double pumped before making the throw home, and that allowed the runner to get in under the tag.

Bad Break for Dustin. It would be nice if the D Backs could get the lead here and maybe help the kid get a win in his debut.

Still, he looks good Lev. He will be a very good major league starter if he can throw strikes consistently.
   24. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:13 PM (#1605036)
That was a BOMB by Terrero to the deepest part of the park 4-3 d backs
   25. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:15 PM (#1605045)
Nipperts day is done.

He pitched better than his 3 run line.

Good debut...and he might even get lucky and get a win today.
   26. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:16 PM (#1605046)
First pitch swinging. Love the freeswinging Terrero.
   27. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:18 PM (#1605051)
Nippert is in line for the win. Hopefully the pen holds up.
   28. The Answer to the TWolves (GMoney) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:18 PM (#1605052)
Bring in my man Medders..let em shut em down for 2 innings..so he can inch towards that closer job next year :)
   29. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:20 PM (#1605055)
Luis will never have enough discipline to hit for average. My guess is he may have a season or two where he manages to hit over .280, but with low walk totals and below league average on base %.

I think his upside is a Juan Encarnacion type career.
   30. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:25 PM (#1605067)
####### Aquino......first pitch Craig Wilson hits a bomb....now win for Nippert

Man, Aquino just should not be in the majors. Obviously he does not have his stuff.
   31. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:26 PM (#1605070)
That would of course be NO win for Nippert.
   32. The Answer to the TWolves (GMoney) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:29 PM (#1605077)
Shoulda brought in Medders.
   33. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:31 PM (#1605085)
yeah....but Melvin was "saving him" for the 7th or 8th.

Jack Wilson forced Valverde to throw alot of pitches last night. He may not be available today.
   34. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:41 PM (#1605113)
For every homer that Clark hits, he wastes three times as many opportunities. If the Dbacks don't give Jackson 500 at bats at 1st next year, they're the biggest idiots ever. Oh, wait, they ARE...
   35. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 06:52 PM (#1605151)
Snyder really isn't helping his case. I won't be shocked one bit if he spends most of next year in AAA, to clear out his head. In retrospect, it appears the Dbacks made the wrong decision to rush him.
   36. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:17 PM (#1605259)
Man, that was just a tremendous blast by Clark.

Sigh,......I guess this means we are still in the "Race"
   37. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:17 PM (#1605261)
Jose Mesa is not a good closer
   38. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:19 PM (#1605269)
Jose Mesa is not a good closer

The sun rises in the east

Hurricanes are dangerous

Mike Brown is an idiot

Death and Taxes
   39. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:19 PM (#1605271)
RB, that's the understatement of the day.

Clark should make a fine pinch hitter next year. His legs won't hold out for more than 200 at bats, but I like his power potential off the bench. Especially against the Jose Mesas of the world...
   40. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:23 PM (#1605283)
Levski, you left out Clark's best feature, his well-oiled swing
   41. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:24 PM (#1605288)
RB, what are you doing in DC, anyhow? Got tired of Puck Fair?
   42. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:25 PM (#1605293)
Has there been a Worrell in the league every year since '85? That's kind of weird
   43. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:26 PM (#1605295)
doin the mesaround
   44. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:27 PM (#1605300)
Jack Wilson looks creepy on that yahoo picture.
   45. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:28 PM (#1605303)
I will never tire of Puck Fair, but my parents had rather tired of me. I'm back in school here
   46. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:30 PM (#1605308)
Gotcha. I thought so. Georgetown?

Have you been to the other bar on East 4th, off Bowery, the sister bar of Puck Fair? (The name escapes me now).
   47. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:32 PM (#1605313)
Damn it, Glaus. That was 12 pitch at bat too.
   48. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:32 PM (#1605317)
Tie game
   49. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:34 PM (#1605322)
Well, this sucks. Thanks a lot, Troy.
   50. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:35 PM (#1605328)
It was a tough play. The ball was hit pretty hard. He has fielded so many tough chances cleanly this series. It was bound to happen sooner or later
   51. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:35 PM (#1605331)
Actually, GW. Which, as I'm sure you've heard, stands for "Georgetown Waitinglist"

I think the one you're thinking of is Swift, where I've never been, although friends have and reported it suitable.

Tim Worrell is also not a good closer.
   52. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:38 PM (#1605344)
Right, Swift. I've been there too. A lot of drunk ladies from the continent there, much more so than at Puck Fair. Problem is, as one Irish guy confided in me over a drink, Irish women want to marry you after the fk you; American chicks never want to see you again after that. Which was why he was here :)
   53. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:40 PM (#1605347)
Actually, GW. Which, as I’m sure you’ve heard, stands for “Georgetown Waitinglist”

So I was just browsing Facebook and noticed you're on my friends list. Then I noticed you listed "Option J" as an interest. Then I noticed 61 people at GWU have that as an interest.

Hilaripus.
   54. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:40 PM (#1605348)
What a messy game. At least Melvin will get a chance to really burn through the bullpen, before going to COL. Nothing like having a worn out pen there.
   55. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:42 PM (#1605358)
My attachment to Puck Fair is largely sentimental rather than anything having to do with the features of the bar itself--though I'll confess I like the goat head above the steps to the bathroom. And the bartender who my friends has the on/off thing with giving us every other round on the house is a plus too
   56. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:44 PM (#1605363)
All of your friends with one bartender? :)

I like the upstairs setup at Puck Fair. And it packs a pretty nice crowd.
   57. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:45 PM (#1605366)
I think the shocking thing about all those people with option J as an interest is that Will Young isn't one of them
   58. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:46 PM (#1605368)
Man, Gonzo really can't catch up to a good fastball at all anymore unless he is totally guessing
   59. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:46 PM (#1605369)
I thought Will Young WAS Option J...
   60. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:46 PM (#1605370)
Actually, this bartender has hooked-up with two of my friends in that alleyway behind the bar on one occasion. I don't think I paid for a drink that entire night.
   61. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:48 PM (#1605380)
Those are good friends to have then...
   62. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:49 PM (#1605381)
Well, this game is over.
Lyon just came in.
   63. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:51 PM (#1605391)
Lev, you've got mail
   64. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:51 PM (#1605393)
Now you see why I'm always going to Puck Fair? I like that upstairs too, I got plastered up there on Thanksgiving once, and thought I was going to get banned from the bar after in an attempt to put my jacket on I instead wiped out the table, scattering a whole night's worth of pint glases, highball glases, bottles and shot glasses.
   65. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:55 PM (#1605408)
Lyon pitches a scoreless inning. Quick, trade him for Schilling :)

All this talk about Puck Fair makes me wanting a good beer. Damn.
   66. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:56 PM (#1605416)
Lyon pitches a scoreless inning. Quick, trade him for Schilling :)

No way, not with his arm.

I mean...his arm is fine.
   67. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:58 PM (#1605426)
Actually, it would be nice if Green could actually pass the Shawn Green challenge that troll always posts....but nope.....4-3 GO

Maybe Clark can hit his 3rd homer.
   68. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 07:59 PM (#1605434)
So when do we see Bruney?
   69. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:03 PM (#1605467)
Well, you're in the city, go to Puck Fair, have a round for me
   70. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:06 PM (#1605478)
Well, you're in the city, go to Puck Fair, have a round for me. Maybe I could get my friend to go out, then you too could drink on the cheap
   71. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:07 PM (#1605487)
That was bizarre. Somehow I like, one and a half posted
   72. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:13 PM (#1605502)
And you'll probably have your friends beat me up for all of my anti-Yankees posts here on primer, right, RB? :)

Puck Fair is a fine choice. Will try to make it there this weekend, not sure when though.
   73. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:14 PM (#1605506)
Two scoreless innings for Lyon. Wow. Amazing stuff
   74. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:16 PM (#1605516)
Given that the friend in question is about 5'5" and weighs maybe 110 pounds soaking wet, I don't think you have much to worry about
   75. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:17 PM (#1605521)
Why doesn't Melvin pinch run with Andy Green RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!
   76. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:19 PM (#1605527)
She's hot though, got that going for her.

Russ Ortiz is pinch hitting? With the expanded rosters Arizona has no one better in the 12th inning than a good hitter pitcher?
   77. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:20 PM (#1605530)
Andy Green was already used as a pinch hitter.

RB, I'm sure your friends are fine. Plus, if I can catch them on a good day (when the show in the alley is on), I can even drink beer for free all night.
   78. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:22 PM (#1605537)
Ortiz is one hell of a bunter.

Your friend is a "she"? She's probably still kick my ass though.
   79. MLB Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:23 PM (#1605543)
That was one scenario where the sacrifice bunt is actually useful. Russ Ortiz, as a pitcher, ought to be able to execute that well; why waste a real hitter?
   80. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:23 PM (#1605546)
Dammit, Conor, you could've been a hero...
   81. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:24 PM (#1605550)
My friend is a she, no quotes necessary. The bartender is a guy, the alleyway pair are chicks. She's more of the emotional devestation than ass kicking type, so long as you don't open up to her you'll be alright.
   82. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:26 PM (#1605556)
Edsel Groom! Wow, the NL West has Quantrill, Groom, it's like a home for Yankee bullpen cast offs
   83. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:26 PM (#1605559)
The quotes were a blatant misuse, I admit.

Maybe I should meet the alleyway pair instead :)

I'm too jaded to open up to anyone these days. Living in NYC has killed me emotionally already.
   84. shoewizard Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:27 PM (#1605562)
bye
   85. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:29 PM (#1605572)
take care, shoewiz.

the padres were smart to dfa quantrill. that's why they'll win the west. the dbacks kept groom--and kept using him too. and that's another reason they are so bad this year.

time to get work done. nice chatting with y'all. rb, when you're in nyc next, and wanting to make fun of a dbacks fan in person, let me know. i'll gladly spend $$$ at puck fair.
   86. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:30 PM (#1605574)
One memeber of the alleyway pair is the free drinks friend in question. Somehow I think this set-up would be a little strange even for her, however. Perhaps we can hold a meet-up there some day
   87. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:33 PM (#1605583)
As I said, I'm game. I'll buy you a few Stellas too.

Good luck with school this year.
   88. Bob T Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:35 PM (#1605588)
The Padres waived Quantrill.
   89. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:35 PM (#1605589)
Thanks, sounds good to me. For a troll, you're a pretty nice guy. :)
   90. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 08:37 PM (#1605596)
LOL. For a Yankee fan, you're not too bad yourself :)
   91. cynic Posted: September 08, 2005 at 10:51 PM (#1605973)
Hey levski (and other DBacks fans), quick question for you. If you were Arizona's GM, under what condition and for what would you trade Conor Jackson?
   92. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:25 PM (#1606068)
cynic, these questions are so impossibly tough. me, i wouldn't trade him unless the team could get a stud young starting pitcher in return. but those type of trades never really happen. the real dbacks gm though? they'll most likely trade him for mesa.
   93. 1k5v3L Posted: September 08, 2005 at 11:26 PM (#1606069)
at this point though, i'd keep jackson, as well as quentin, drew, upton, santos, etc, like my eyes, and hope to build something along the lines of what the indians have right now.

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