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This royal throne of kings, this sceptered OMNICHATTER

Sale and Syndergaard pitching on the same day? Somebody pinch me!

The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: April 20, 2017 at 10:13 AM | 182 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 01:17 PM (#5438985)
So Mookie can't hit anymore I guess.
   2. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 20, 2017 at 01:24 PM (#5438992)
Back to back strikeouts for Mookie.
Regression is a #####.
   3. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 01:28 PM (#5439002)
Sox should've dealt him while his value was high.
   4. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 01:29 PM (#5439003)
Is AtBat right? Has Sale really thrown 29 pitches and 26 strikes?
   5. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 20, 2017 at 01:32 PM (#5439012)
31 pitches, 28 strikes.

Sale looks like Bugs Bunny right now.
   6. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: April 20, 2017 at 01:39 PM (#5439021)
Didn't look like Bugs Bunny to Pearce.
   7. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 20, 2017 at 01:42 PM (#5439023)
It's like he was so rattled by giving up a hit to Justin Smoak, he lost control.

"Justin Smoak?! He got a hit off me? Maybe I'm not as good as I think I am..."
   8. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 20, 2017 at 01:47 PM (#5439030)
Four innings down, 1 hour and 6 minutes to do it.

Jays in a hurry to get on that plane to California.
   9. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 02:12 PM (#5439054)
I can only assume Chris Sale is a terrible person and his teammates hate him.
   10. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 02:23 PM (#5439061)
Thank goodness Estrada is out of there.
   11. salvomania Posted: April 20, 2017 at 02:31 PM (#5439068)
Carlos Beltran hits a homer for the the 19th season in a row. Would be 20 if he'd hit one during his call-up in 1998, but he went 58 ab without homering.

He now stands 4 homers behind Billy Williams, who rounds out the Top 50 all-time. Of those 50, only 27 are in the Hall of Fame (although many of the other 23 will be some day).
   12. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:02 PM (#5439096)
Attaboy Xander!
   13. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:08 PM (#5439104)
Kimbrel was filthy when I saw him on Monday, hopefully he's the same today.
   14. Snowboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:09 PM (#5439105)
thank goodness Sale is out of there ;)
   15. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:10 PM (#5439107)
Well ####.
   16. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:11 PM (#5439109)
That was predictable. He's been terrible against lefties.
   17. Textbook Editor Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:11 PM (#5439110)
So, Jose, about that idea of bringing Vazquez in for Leon when Kimbrel comes in...
   18. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:11 PM (#5439112)
Sale has to be fuming. He was at 102 pitches.
There was no reason to pull him. He had two K in previous inning.
   19. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:20 PM (#5439119)
Sale has to be fuming. He was at 102 pitches.
There was no reason to pull him. He had two K in previous inning.


It's funny, in the Tiger game Sale gave it up after facing a batter with 104 pitches thrown and someone here was (maybe TE, don't remember) was pissed that he stayed in the game. I'm not saying either move was right or wrong just pointing out that it's hardly an obvious call.

If it's me I go to Kimbrel. My concern is if you start the inning with Sale and he gets in any trouble you're asking Kimbrel to get out of a jam and he doesn't really do that. On top of that it's early enough in the season I don't love the idea of Sale going 120 pitches. The fact is Kimbrel is on the team, and we gave up a significant prospect for him, to deal with this kind of game. As much as he annoys me he's generally done it, just not today.

   20. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:23 PM (#5439123)
So, Jose, about that idea of bringing Vazquez in for Leon when Kimbrel comes in...


Just to update;

Leon - 3.16 ERA...3.07K/BB...3 homers
Vazquez - 1.83ERA...4.50K/BB...0 homers

Again, small sample sizes in the extreme.
   21. Snowboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:23 PM (#5439125)
As good as Kimbrel has been this year, I stick with Sale there.
EDIT: Additional expl-I'm not concerned about Sale going 120 pitches, he's got a bad looking motion, but has always been a workhorse. He looked fine. Sale's not Buchholz.
   22. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:26 PM (#5439129)
I agreed with TE at the time, Sale was left in a batter too long in that game.
   23. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:28 PM (#5439131)
Believe me, I'm not disagreeing with sticking with Sale. I'd have been fine with it. I just don't think there's really a wrong move, the $15 million closer has to do his job.
   24. Textbook Editor Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:30 PM (#5439133)
It's funny, in the Tiger game Sale gave it up after facing a batter with 104 pitches thrown and someone here was (maybe TE, don't remember) was pissed that he stayed in the game. I'm not saying either move was right or wrong just pointing out that it's hardly an obvious call.


Pretty sure it was me.

Eh, I would have gone to Kimbrel too.* Sometimes the bear eats you.

*but I would have brought Vazquez in to catch...
   25. Textbook Editor Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:33 PM (#5439136)
I have to say, watching Mookie play baseball is a hell of a lot of fun.
   26. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:33 PM (#5439137)
I've created a monster.

MOOKIE!
   27. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:34 PM (#5439140)
Mookie is the ####### best.
   28. Fancy Pants with a clinging marmoset on his Handle Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:34 PM (#5439141)
I am glad Grilli gave up a 3 spot there. If for no other reason, than him taking like a ####### minute between pitches. Utterly unwatchable. Serves him right.
   29. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:34 PM (#5439142)
So Matt Barnes for the bottom of the inning?
   30. Textbook Editor Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:39 PM (#5439149)
Kimbrel for a 2nd inning? Huh. All righty then.
   31. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:43 PM (#5439153)
Wasn't expecting that. I wonder if Barnes has pitched himself down the pecking order a bit. His last few outings have been a bit dicey.
   32. Textbook Editor Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:45 PM (#5439154)
More data points in Vazquez vs. Leon...
   33. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:46 PM (#5439155)
UP TO THE MINUTE STATISTICS

w/Leon - 3.16 ERA...3.07K/BB...3 homers
w/Vazquez - 1.74 ERA...5.00K/BB...0 homers

sample size etc...
   34. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:53 PM (#5439165)
I thought that starting pitching would be the problem for the Angels this season. Turns out, everything's the problem with the Angels this season.
   35. Fancy Pants with a clinging marmoset on his Handle Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:56 PM (#5439169)
I thought that starting pitching would be the problem for the Angels this season. Turns out, everything's the problem with the Angels this season.

Everything but Mike Trout, who is on pace for a 13 WAR season...
   36. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 20, 2017 at 03:59 PM (#5439178)
Bautista and Saltalamacchia are the first pair of teammates with 4K each in a game since Adam Eaton and Alex Avila against Detroit on September 5, 2016.
   37. salvomania Posted: April 20, 2017 at 04:03 PM (#5439181)
Warwick Saupold is now pitching for the Tigers.
   38. Random Transaction Generator Posted: April 20, 2017 at 04:05 PM (#5439184)
Stop making names up.
   39. Man o' Schwar Posted: April 20, 2017 at 04:12 PM (#5439187)
Everything but Mike Trout, who is on pace for a 13 WAR season...

It's nice to see he's finally living up to his potential. I'm sure the fans were getting sick and tired of all the underperforming.
   40. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 04:19 PM (#5439193)
Bautista and Saltalamacchia are the first pair of teammates with 4K each in a game since Adam Eaton and Alex Avila against Detroit on September 5, 2016.


So like six weeks worth of baseball ago?
   41. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 20, 2017 at 04:45 PM (#5439220)
2nd and 3rd, one out, down by one. Maybin strikes out. If Espinosa makes out right here, I'm going to be really, really angry.
   42. LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 20, 2017 at 04:49 PM (#5439224)
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   43. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 04:58 PM (#5439234)
I'm not watching but I believe Espinosa made an out.
   44. Fancy Pants with a clinging marmoset on his Handle Posted: April 20, 2017 at 05:09 PM (#5439240)
I believe 42 was an acronym for:

Men
On
Third & second
Hit!
Error called
Runs scored
Foul ball ruled on replay
Undone
Called third strike
K
End of inning
Runners
Stranded
   45. Astroenteritis Posted: April 20, 2017 at 05:21 PM (#5439250)
Devinski made it interesting, but he hung on. And the slugger Jake Marisnick hits another homer. He has two now, which is about one short of what I would expect for the entire year.
If a team is only getting three hits in a game, it's good to have two of them be homers.
   46. salvomania Posted: April 20, 2017 at 05:23 PM (#5439251)
OK, for the down time before the evening games, inspired by Carlos Beltran's 20th season, here's a quiz about players who homered in the most seasons:

Fifteen players have homered in 22 or more seasons, and 11 of them played at least part of their career in the 1970s.

Who were the four players who homered in 22 or more seasons who DID NOT play in the 1970s?

Hint: Babe Ruth homered in only 21 seasons.
   47. Bote Man Posted: April 20, 2017 at 05:26 PM (#5439254)
Everything but Mike Trout, who is on pace for a 13 WAR season...

So, you're saying Trout might end up being responsible for all of the Angels' 13 wins this season???
   48. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 06:14 PM (#5439276)
I just saw the highlights of the Sox-Jays game. It's a little thing but Mitch Moreland hustling all the way in the ninth was important. He only beat The tag on Bogaerts by a step or two and if he had coasted that would have cost the Sox an important run.
   49. JJ1986 Posted: April 20, 2017 at 06:19 PM (#5439279)
Who were the four players who homered in 22 or more seasons who DID NOT play in the 1970s?

Julio Franco?
   50. Snowboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 06:42 PM (#5439298)
First guess: Rabbit Maranville
Thinking: Tris Speaker
Desperation: Rogers Hornsby
4th: I give up: Warren Spahn. Does "player" include pitchers?
   51. Bote Man Posted: April 20, 2017 at 06:48 PM (#5439301)
HOW WILL BRYCE HARPER SAVE AMERICA TODAY???
   52. cardsfanboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 06:56 PM (#5439307)
Bautista and Saltalamacchia are the first pair of teammates with 4K each in a game since Adam Eaton and Alex Avila against Detroit on September 5, 2016.


The Twins are the most recent team to have three players do that. (Sano, Rosario and Buxton--against Washington on April 24th 2016)


Who were the four players who homered in 22 or more seasons who DID NOT play in the 1970s?


On a guess I would go with Musial, Cobb and ??? (checking.... there seems to be more than 4 players who qualify.... but my two guesses were correct, there are three post 1980 players on that list) (and if you drop it down to 21 years, it adds a lot(6) of post 1980 names) the number one name with 25 seasons might be a surprise to some. (technically he has 24 non-1970's season as part of that streak)
   53. Bote Man Posted: April 20, 2017 at 07:00 PM (#5439308)
4K each in a game since Adam Eaton and Alex Avila against Detroit on September 5, 2016.

I refuse to believe this.
   54. salvomania Posted: April 20, 2017 at 07:10 PM (#5439313)
On a guess I would go with Musial, Cobb and ??? (checking.... there seems to be more than 4 players who qualify.... but my two guesses were correct, there are three post 1980 players on that list) (and if you drop it down to 21 years, it adds a lot(6) of post 1980 names) the number one name with 25 seasons might be a surprise to some. (technically he has 24 non-1970's season as part of that streak)

Whoops, I missed Musial, you're right---he and Cobb are the two pre-1970s players to homer in 22+ seasons.

The other three include two of the top career home-run hitters, and another guy who was a sneaky-great hitter who won't sniff the HoF.
   55. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 07:45 PM (#5439323)
Mel Ott
   56. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 07:45 PM (#5439324)
Pudge Rodriguez (did he come up in 89?)
   57. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 07:48 PM (#5439325)
Minoso?
   58. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 20, 2017 at 07:51 PM (#5439326)
I went to MLB.com and all I got was this lousy Nats @ Barves t-stream !
   59. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 20, 2017 at 07:56 PM (#5439329)
So, you're saying Trout might end up being responsible for all of the Angels' 13 wins this season???


Bestest !
   60. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 20, 2017 at 07:57 PM (#5439330)
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Honorable mention !
   61. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:03 PM (#5439333)
Who the hell rents a baseball glove for a game ?
That has got to be the dumbest #### I have ever heard !

Honey, I am not taking the gloves today, the trunk is full of ... stuff.
We'll rent gloves !
   62. Bote Man Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:17 PM (#5439344)
Mets fans devastated by the loss of Keith Hernandez.
   63. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:17 PM (#5439345)
Who the hell rents a baseball glove for a game ?
That has got to be the dumbest #### I have ever heard !

Apparently, it's free rental; just a deposit so folks return the glove. It's really about getting people to buy the glove if they like it:
Little Jimmy: "Gee, that was a swell glove, Dad."

Unhelpful Salesman: "You can buy it if you want".

Little Jimmy: "Please, please, please?"

Dad: Damn!
   64. salvomania Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:20 PM (#5439346)
Mel Ott

The other three non-'70s 22-season homer hitters are all post-1970s.
   65. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:20 PM (#5439347)
Apparently, it's free rental; just a deposit so folks return the glove. It's really about getting people to buy the glove if they like it:

Little Jimmy: "Gee, that was a swell glove, Dad."

Unhelpful Salesman: "You can buy it if you want".

Little Jimmy: "Please, please, please?"

Dad: Damn!


Second bestest! I apparently missed the 'free'.

Home of the Barves.
   66. salvomania Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:25 PM (#5439351)
Not a good beginning for Carlos Martinez after his 8-walk debacle last start: leadoff single, then he throws a pickoff throw down into right-field foul terriroty...
   67. Bote Man Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:27 PM (#5439352)
BREAKING: Stephen Strasburg has held Freddie Freeman to 0-2 through 3 innings!
   68. cardsfanboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:29 PM (#5439353)
Pudge Rodriguez (did he come up in 89?)


he's one of the 6 guys post 1980 who has 21 seasons with a homerun(along with Arod, Griffey, Franco, Raines and Baines.)
   69. cardsfanboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:30 PM (#5439355)
holy ####, that ball went a long ####### way in a hurry. 3-0 Brewers. Shaw homerun for the Brewers.
   70. cardsfanboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:35 PM (#5439359)
I do not know if this is true, but I heard it from someone today, the Cardinals sweep of the Pirates is the fewest amount of runs ever recorded by a winning team in a three game sweep, and their 17 hits is also the record for the fewest in a three game sweep.

   71. cardsfanboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:36 PM (#5439360)
Carlos Martinez back to back bad starts, not sure what is the deal with him so far, he's way too good to be struggling like this. I get small sample size and that over the course of the season, he'll probably be fine, but when the rest of the team is struggling, you hope that your studs show up to even the ship.
   72. salvomania Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:37 PM (#5439361)
Carlos with two more walks after the homer, laboring in the first, threatening to go full-on Ankiel...
   73. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:41 PM (#5439363)
The new season of Doctor Who any good ?
   74. cardsfanboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:43 PM (#5439365)
Even Thor is struggling... I keep arguing that Carlos Martinez is the best 25 and under pitcher in baseball, Thor is currently the nominated person for that honor. Aaron Sanchez is also ahead of Carlos,
   75. Bote Man Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:43 PM (#5439366)
Carlos with two more walks after the homer, laboring in the first, threatening to go full-on Ankiel...

Jeremy Guthrie is available.
   76. cardsfanboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:45 PM (#5439369)
The new season of Doctor Who any good ?


I liked the introduction of the new companion personally. But I can see a lot of people finding flaws with it, but she was a fun addition, and unlike the previous two companions, there is nothing "super special" about her(girl who waited, the impossible girl) instead you get a companion who just wanted to learn and caught the Doctor's eye.

Of course even bad Doctor Who is still good. I liked the story though, and the small moments were nice.
   77. salvomania Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:47 PM (#5439371)
Birds quickly load the bases with nobody out in the top of the second...
   78. salvomania Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:48 PM (#5439372)
... and a bases-clearing double by Wong knots the score at three...
   79. cardsfanboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:49 PM (#5439373)
Tied game after Wong with a triple...or a double and an error...but I'm thinking in reality it would have been a double and a fielder choice. (or even a real triple... I'm not sure there was a play at third possible)
   80. cardsfanboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:49 PM (#5439375)
Who the hell plays Wong that far off of the right field line???
   81. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:51 PM (#5439376)
Who the hell plays Wong that far off of the right field line???

Someone who's in the Wong positioning, obviously.
   82. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:52 PM (#5439377)
I loved the first episode of Doctor Who. I will admit I was never a huge Clara fan and already I like the dynamic between Bill and the Doctor better than I liked the dynamic between him and Clara. I think what cfb says is right, she's just an ordinary girl thrust into an extraordinary situation.
   83. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:54 PM (#5439379)
I somehow got myself thinking four decades rather than 22 years for some dumb reason. How about Alex Rodriguez?
   84. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:54 PM (#5439381)
Oops, I see cfb had him on the 21 season list.
   85. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:55 PM (#5439383)
I do not know if this is true, but I heard it from someone today, the Cardinals sweep of the Pirates is the fewest amount of runs ever recorded by a winning team in a three game sweep, and their 17 hits is also the record for the fewest in a three game sweep.


Six runs isn't a lot. It sounds pretty plausible.
   86. cardsfanboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:58 PM (#5439385)
I loved the first episode of Doctor Who. I will admit I was never a huge Clara fan and already I like the dynamic between Bill and the Doctor better than I liked the dynamic between him and Clara. I think what cfb says is right, she's just an ordinary girl thrust into an extraordinary situation.


and isn't over come, but her reactions do seem real. That is a tough line to straddle. You need a companion to accept what is going on, they need to be 'awed', but they can't become overcome by the situation... Clara and Amy were entirely comfortable with their situation, and it made it harder to relate, since the companion is supposed to be the audience surrogate, and the fantastic is supposed to be fantastic. (note: I have not met a companion in the new series I didn't like, but I do prefer the Rose/Donna point of views that accent the fantastic/absurdity of the situation, instead of having the companion being equal to the doctor---although visually I'm totally in love with both Amy and Clara who I think are some of the most beautiful/attractive women in the world right now.)
   87. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 20, 2017 at 08:58 PM (#5439386)
Of course even bad Doctor Who is still good. I liked the story though, and the small moments were nice.


My best (girl)friend got married last October, and they had a Doctor Who wedding cake (Tardis sculpting), and played the theme to the cutting ! That was neat.
Hope the wedding night wasn't a 'small moment'. Need to ask her.


   88. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 09:01 PM (#5439388)
Jim Thome?
   89. cardsfanboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 09:03 PM (#5439390)
Six runs isn't a lot. It sounds pretty plausible.


True. I think part of the point was that even though the Cardinals swept, they did not outplay the Pirates, they just managed to win those three games (and in a similar vein, the Blues won the first three games against the Minnesota Wild, while being clearly outplayed---heck the fourth game, which they lost, was the only game they played close to the level that the Wild played)

Some people are pointing that the series was a turn around, but outside of the starting pitching, it really wasn't a true turn around. It was a lucky series that they got a sweep.
   90. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 20, 2017 at 09:03 PM (#5439392)
Dickie vs. Harper ... priceless !
   91. cardsfanboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 09:03 PM (#5439393)
Jim Thome?


Yep. Two more to go.(I cheated so I can't offer answers)
   92. cardsfanboy Posted: April 20, 2017 at 09:04 PM (#5439395)
Hope the wedding night wasn't a 'small moment'. Need to ask her.


really? you would ask her that? :)

I still love the fact that I can point to about 8 people I know who are fairly good size Doctor Who fans, who didn't even know about him 7 years ago or so. The show is just pretty great enough to gather more fans as long as you have an open mind(I'm shocked that my neighbor did not like Doctor Who, she's 75+ and likes science fiction shows like Firefly, The Zoo, Sense8, and Iron Man---all of which she never watched 3 years ago, but just couldn't get into Doctor Who--or Guardians of the Galaxy...even though I told her to watch at least until the Doctor Dances episode...oh well)
   93. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 09:05 PM (#5439396)
I definitely agree about the beauty of both Amy and Clara. I liked Amy a lot. I thought she grew into her comfort with the Doctor and I think that in part came from her being so young when she first encountered her.

Donna I didn't particularly like the first time. I went through the series a second time (I'm actually just finishing season 9) and on a second viewing I liked her a lot more. Not sure why I had that reaction either time.

Any thoughts on Nardole? I think he's a nice fit, not unlike some of the episodes with Strax the domesticated Sontaran. That dude made me laugh (side note, he looks like NHL coach Barry Trotz).
   94. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 09:06 PM (#5439397)
A pair of boxers that say "bigger on the inside" seem like they'd be wedding appropriate.
   95. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 20, 2017 at 09:07 PM (#5439399)
I was about to write 'smart move, walking Harper' , but then you also need to walk Zimmerman, and then it gets tricky. Oh well.
   96. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: April 20, 2017 at 09:08 PM (#5439402)
Some people are pointing that the series was a turn around, but outside of the starting pitching, it really wasn't a true turn around. It was a lucky series that they got a sweep.


I don't know if it's a turn around but I think when you can pick up three wins when you only score six runs that's banking some wins you shouldn't get. I always subscribe to the "win a third, lose a third, it's what you do with the other third that matters" theory and picking up some victories in a series like that helps cover for some of those games that don't go your way.
   97. Bote Man Posted: April 20, 2017 at 09:08 PM (#5439404)
Ryan Zimmerman joins the Turn Back The Clock Night gang! A 2-run home run to deep LCF puts the Nats ahead 3-2 in the 6th against R.A. Dickey. The stars sure are aligning early in 2017 for the Nats, despite the nagging injuries here and there.
   98. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 20, 2017 at 09:08 PM (#5439405)
Gary Sheffield? Rafael Palmeiro?
   99. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: April 20, 2017 at 09:09 PM (#5439406)
Hope the wedding night wasn't a 'small moment'. Need to ask her.



really? you would ask her that? :)


She mentioned the 'small thing' earlier, about 5 years ago. I guess I just thought of it again.
Yes, I will ask her.
   100. The Yankee Clapper Posted: April 20, 2017 at 09:10 PM (#5439407)
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