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   1. Willinghammer Posted: September 12, 2006 at 06:07 PM (#2174667)
Marlins crush lefties, but the OP ain't no soft tossing changeup specialist. Hopefully Joe gets the message the Amezega can't hit lefties and starts Ross in CF.
   2. Sam M. Posted: September 12, 2006 at 06:15 PM (#2174678)
the OP ain't no soft tossing changeup specialist.

But he is Mr. Inconsistent. And he was brilliant last time out. I would take the "over" on five walks if I were you.
   3. Willinghammer Posted: September 12, 2006 at 09:33 PM (#2174826)
I think his wild tendencies are mitigated somewhat by the Florida's youth in the lineup...also a question. Has Tom Glavine been known to have a flip-flopped platoon split?
   4. Chris in Wicker Park Posted: September 12, 2006 at 11:59 PM (#2174939)
Pretty quiet around here.
   5. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: September 13, 2006 at 12:21 AM (#2174958)
rain delayed again. bleck.
   6. Chris Dial Posted: September 13, 2006 at 12:28 AM (#2174963)
Stupid rain.
   7. Willinghammer Posted: September 13, 2006 at 01:24 AM (#2175020)
wow. Amezega and his sub 350OPS (vs LHP) out there again. I'd so much rather see Ross in CF against LHP and one of Aguila/Borchard in LF.
Marlins score in the 1st yet again. Hopefully JJ can recover from his previous few outings rain delay allowing...
   8. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 01:45 AM (#2175050)
What did the Marlins do in the first? I missed it between rain delays. I didn't even know that the game had started.
   9. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 01:49 AM (#2175057)
Holy ####, Perez's velocity looks up. 95 on three pitches in a row, and then 99 (or so it said) on the last pitch.
   10. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 01:50 AM (#2175059)
Just got in from another great date -- this new guy I'm seeing is terrific -- and what the heck? The game is only in the second inning. That's the good news.

But down 2-0 already because of Wes Helms? Geez . . . .
   11. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 01:52 AM (#2175063)
Consistently 95-96 on the gun that inning for Perez.

If Peterson can figure out what he's doing differently to get those results, then I'll be a lot more optimistic abou Perez's future. And I'll grant Peterson "Super Genius" honors.
   12. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 01:56 AM (#2175072)
Too bad the offense is just dead right now.

Better now than the beginning of October though.
   13. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 01:58 AM (#2175074)
Too bad the offense is just dead right now.

Good Fish pitching right now. And we did put up five runs last night.
   14. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 02:02 AM (#2175081)
Damn it, Perez, you can't even make me think good things about you for more than an inning?!
   15. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 02:03 AM (#2175082)
Terrible pitch. Fastball right into the happy zone.
   16. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 02:03 AM (#2175083)
I was just about to say that Perez looks pretty good.
   17. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: September 13, 2006 at 02:03 AM (#2175087)
Good Fish pitching right now.
And in October... ;)
   18. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 02:29 AM (#2175089)
And in October... ;)

Just remember:

1) The Cardinals (or the West champs) have to worry about it first. Mets can't face them until the NLCS. And if we're in the NLCS, I'll take my chances against whomever -- 'cause that means we've already won the division series.

2) The Marlins still haven't faced a starter in this series they would face against the Mets in October.
   19. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 02:32 AM (#2175091)
Cliff is really hurting.
   20. HowardMegdal Posted: September 13, 2006 at 02:46 AM (#2175107)
Sam,

First of all, congratulations on the new relationship- I wish you all the best. Second, how does a start like Perez's tonight make you feel? I sure can't help but be encouraged, frankly. Yes, two mistake pitches, but only two walks, and nice command for long stretches...
   21. Willinghammer Posted: September 13, 2006 at 02:54 AM (#2175120)
13. Sam M. Posted: September 12, 2006 at 09:58 PM (#2175074)

Too bad the offense is just dead right now.

Good Fish pitching right now. And we did put up five runs last night.

Two of which came off Jose Garcia, who was making his ML debut.

10. Sam M. Posted: September 12, 2006 at 09:50 PM (#2175059)

Just got in from another great date -- this new guy I'm seeing is terrific -- and what the heck? The game is only in the second inning. That's the good news.

But down 2-0 already because of Wes Helms? Geez . . . .

Helms has been awesome all year long and is historically very good against LHP.
   22. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 02:55 AM (#2175121)
Second, how does a start like Perez's tonight make you feel? I sure can't help but be encouraged, frankly. Yes, two mistake pitches, but only two walks, and nice command for long stretches...

That about sums it up. More important, that he pitched decently on top of the stellar outing last time. If he can mix in OK starts (especially of the variety we saw tonight, where the problem was a couple of mistakes, not generally bad stuff or poor command) with beautiful ones, then that is more than good enough to make an outstanding contribution from the middle of the rotation. It's the blow-ups that will kill Perez's value.

First of all, congratulations on the new relationship- I wish you all the best.

Thanks. It's been a long time, and it took a pretty special guy to make me willing to start again. So far, he seems to be that. (Knock on wood . . . .)
   23. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:00 AM (#2175128)
Helms has been awesome all year long and is historically very good against LHP.

Those "historic" numbers have been in very limited ABs, though. In a line-up with Cabrera and Ugla and Willingham, I think it's fair to say that Wes Helms is NOT the guy I would expect to be hurting Perez when Perez has the stuff he had tonight.

All credit to him for doing it, though.
   24. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:03 AM (#2175135)
Thanks. It's been a long time, and it took a pretty special guy to make me willing to start again. So far, he seems to be that. (Knock on wood . . . .)
Little does Sam know that the seeming man of his dream is actual (dum dum dum) a Yankee fan sent by Yankee Chatter agents to inflitrate his heart then break it, leaving him too distraught to Chatter in a possible World Series match-up. Hahahaha!

Er...I mean, good luck Sam. I hope it all works out.
   25. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:03 AM (#2175136)
Chad Bradford is probably the best guy to follow Perez.

Now, can they try to score some runs this inning?
   26. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:06 AM (#2175139)
Wright! Good start to the inning!
   27. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:09 AM (#2175144)
Little does Sam know that the seeming man of his dream is actual (dum dum dum) a Yankee fan sent by Yankee Chatter agents to inflitrate his heart then break it, leaving him too distraught to Chatter in a possible World Series match-up. Hahahaha!

LOL! If so, he is the best spy EVER: he professes to know nothing whatsoever about baseball, and does a very convincing job of seeming never to have heard of Bill Buckner or any of the rest of my treasured memories. But he has friends who are Mets' fans who are utterly delighted he has met me, and who are in disbelief of the whole thing.

As am I, to be honest.

David Wright comes through!!!
   28. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:11 AM (#2175147)
OK, Cliff is hittin'. But he can't really run . . . . Darn the luck.
   29. Willinghammer Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:11 AM (#2175148)
Mets putting together a little rally here against the shaky Fish pen. Tank needs to batten down the hatches here...and probably pitch the 8th as well.
   30. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:13 AM (#2175150)
Don't really like the Green v. Tankersley match-up . . . .
   31. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:13 AM (#2175151)
Green is up, why do I expect a double play?
   32. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:14 AM (#2175152)
I wanted to post this earlier, but the site wasn't working for me for some reason. It seems that when Perez has serious control issues, like in the third, he dramatically speeds up his arm action to plate. His leg kick up until he starts to go back seems to remain constant, but his delivery to the plate seems a lot faster. In the forth and the fifth, he seemed to slow himself down a bit and had better results.

Did anyone else notice this?
   33. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:14 AM (#2175154)
Geez, Green. ANYTHING but that. Three K's, buddy. Nice night.
   34. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:14 AM (#2175155)
At least he only made one out.
   35. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:15 AM (#2175158)
Did anyone else notice this?
Yes. It seems even more pronounced with RISP.
   36. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:17 AM (#2175163)
Valentin should be batting ahead of Green.
   37. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:17 AM (#2175164)
Great PA by Valentin.
   38. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:18 AM (#2175166)
Great PA by Valentin -- outwaited Tankersley on the junk in the dirt. Now, we have the chance to do something. Come on, Father Time!™!
   39. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:19 AM (#2175168)
GIDP and my head may explode.
   40. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:19 AM (#2175170)
I fear a DP here . . . .
   41. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:20 AM (#2175171)
Hopefully Franco can get out of his rountine of DPs.
   42. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:21 AM (#2175175)
Oh, man that ball was WAY OUTSIDE!!!
   43. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:21 AM (#2175177)
I'm afraid Franco isn't a major league hitter anymore.
   44. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:22 AM (#2175178)
That was terrible.

It's up to Reyes.
   45. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:22 AM (#2175182)
damnit old man!
   46. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:24 AM (#2175185)
############.
   47. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:24 AM (#2175187)
OH NO HE DID NOT SWING!!! What an awful call!
   48. Willinghammer Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:25 AM (#2175188)
wow, huge break. Hopefully Reyes is OK.
   49. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:25 AM (#2175189)
Oh, dammit, Reyes.
   50. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:25 AM (#2175191)
BULL ####!
   51. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:26 AM (#2175192)
I'd like another view, but it looked to me like he swung.
   52. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:26 AM (#2175193)
The umps are really helping the Fish this inning.
   53. Willinghammer Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:28 AM (#2175197)
He definitely swung. Still, pretty lucky for Tank to get us out still up 3 runs. The pen thins out considerably after Tank and Borowski...Wonder if he takes the 8th to bridge JoBo
   54. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:28 AM (#2175198)
I'd like another view, but it looked to me like he swung.

Yeah. But, he looked like he might have stopped until he was hit, and being hit made him follow through more.

I don't know what that means though.
   55. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:34 AM (#2175205)
BlowDuca! Master of the one hop!
   56. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:34 AM (#2175206)
Another bad throw by Lo Duca, but a nice tag by Stache.
   57. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:44 AM (#2175210)
Man, that hit an inning ago with the bases juiced . . . . oh, what might have been.
   58. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:48 AM (#2175211)
Beltran gets an inning going . . . . This time, we need to cash it in. Come on, Carlos # 2.
   59. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:48 AM (#2175212)
Nice job Carlos #1.

Let's go Carlos #2!
   60. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:50 AM (#2175215)
DELGADIT!!!!
   61. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:50 AM (#2175216)
WHHOOOOOOOOO DELGADO!!!
   62. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:50 AM (#2175217)
BIG FLY, BABY!!!!!!! Carlos # 2 comes through!!!!!
   63. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:51 AM (#2175218)
What a lusty poke that was...
   64. Old Matt Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:51 AM (#2175219)
DELLGGGADDDOOOO!
   65. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:51 AM (#2175220)
DEL-GAD-IT!
   66. Old Matt Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:52 AM (#2175222)
Oh, and hi everyone.
   67. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:53 AM (#2175223)
i love this team, btw. how many teams, down four in the late innings, would score one, then totally botch a great chance... only to tie the game the next inning?
   68. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:54 AM (#2175226)
Wright! I thought that was gone, damn high fence.
   69. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:54 AM (#2175227)
Wright with a lusty poke, too.

(My, how I love to write THAT sentence . . . .)
   70. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:54 AM (#2175228)
there's quite a crowd for this late night game.
   71. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:55 AM (#2175230)
Wow, that scoreboard is deceiving. Definitely thought that was gone.
   72. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:57 AM (#2175233)
How big would Wright's balls have to be to steal third here?
   73. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:57 AM (#2175235)
Cliff is starting to roll.
   74. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:58 AM (#2175236)
Cliff gives us the lead!

Oh no, it's raining again. What would happen if the game has to be called?
   75. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:58 AM (#2175238)

(My, how I love to write THAT sentence . . . .)


save it for the fanboy slashfic, Sam. the audience for those enjoys it as well.
   76. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:58 AM (#2175239)
If the Mets hold onto this lead, and win, this would be a devastating loss for the Marlins. Utterly.
   77. Old Matt Posted: September 13, 2006 at 03:59 AM (#2175241)
Oh no, it's raining again. What would happen if the game has to be called?

They lose.
   78. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:00 AM (#2175243)
you're kidding me, matt.

they would cancel the last half inning?!
   79. Old Matt Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:01 AM (#2175244)
The Golden Yarmulke for Green.
   80. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:01 AM (#2175248)
It looks like the rain may have stopped again? Or am I being totally optimistic?
   81. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:03 AM (#2175250)
They lose.

That's what I was worried about. Though it seems to have let up. They need a quick 1-2-3.
   82. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:03 AM (#2175251)
Shawn Green should be batting 8th or not at all. Period.
   83. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:07 AM (#2175255)
Not good, Aaron.
   84. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:10 AM (#2175259)
One more Aaron.
   85. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:11 AM (#2175260)
Big AB here, to say the least. I've got to think the Marlins' announcers are right, it should be Mike Jacobs here.
   86. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:11 AM (#2175262)
Nice work.
   87. Old Matt Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:12 AM (#2175263)
Heilman!
   88. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:12 AM (#2175264)
Atta baby. Let's get some insurance, and make Wagner's work easier.
   89. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:16 AM (#2175267)
Let's get some insurance, and make Wagner's work easier.
Wagner doesn't lead the NL in WXRL for nothing.
   90. Banta Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:19 AM (#2175271)
LoDuca is the luckiest man alive.
   91. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:22 AM (#2175274)
LoDuca is the luckiest man alive.
The guy looks like one of Santa's elves. I don't care what kind of teenage ass he gets, that ain't lucky.
   92. Old Matt Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:23 AM (#2175277)
What's going on? Gameday stopped working.
   93. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:24 AM (#2175278)
I don't care what kind of teenage ass he gets, that ain't lucky.

He makes millions, is overrated by almost everyone, and he gets laid by lots of people he wants.

That ain't lucky???
   94. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:25 AM (#2175279)
What's going on? Gameday stopped working.

Delgado walked; Wright singled. Bases loaded for Endy.
   95. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:25 AM (#2175280)
Bases loaded, time for some Endy Magic.
   96. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:26 AM (#2175281)
that's lucky.
   97. Sam M. Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:27 AM (#2175285)
Endy walks -- forces in the insurance run!
   98. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:28 AM (#2175287)
ENDY MAGIC PLATE DISCIPLINE!!!
   99. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:29 AM (#2175288)
I'm having technical issues with MLB.TV and can't watch the game. Who is announcing? I wouldn't mind listening to the Marlins homers during the last few innings.
   100. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 13, 2006 at 04:29 AM (#2175289)
Insurance run!

Can Green show he doesn't suck?
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