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Re: MLB 2013

Postby Serbia on Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:21 am

Max Scherzer is 12-0.

Bollocks.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby Serbia on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:27 am

Scherzer is now 13-0, and the Tigers are 7-2 against the Tribe so far, with their 7-0 victory on Friday.

And in other fun news, we're going to next Sunday's game vs. Texas, and looks like Verlander is scheduled to pitch. Hopefully he's corrected his pitching issues. If Thursday's game was any indication, looks like we'll see the old Justin.

Bollocks.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby Woodruff on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:38 am

AndyDufresne wrote:A cricket commentator tries to describe baseball:




Oh my God, that was great. "The power of Gordon-Levitt", indeed.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby Woodruff on Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:40 am

Army of GOD wrote:Puig is a beast. Imagine if he played for a team that didn't suck balls?


Sort of the same thing I was saying about Miguel Cabrera a couple of days ago...can you
imagine if he played at Wrigley Field for half his games? Good God.

Oh, and the Dodgers are decidedly starting to not suck now...Puig (and getting healthy) seems to
have lit a fire in their tails.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby Serbia on Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:10 am

Puig should NOT be in the All-Star Game. He's awesome, but he's only played 1 month.

Bollocks.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby Woodruff on Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:14 am

Serbia wrote:Puig should NOT be in the All-Star Game. He's awesome, but he's only played 1 month.


While I tend to agree, I do think there's some validity to the argument of "Batting .436 after a full month perhaps warrants it". I mean...that really is astounding.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby oVo on Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:08 pm

Woodruff wrote:While I tend to agree, I do think there's some validity to the argument of "Batting .436 after a full month perhaps warrants it". I mean...that really is astounding.

It's astounding for the moment, but it's only been a month. The league will sort him out and that batting average won't likely remain above 400. In fact Puig went 0-4 at the plate last night, all punchouts. Of course he's also a very good defensive player and I hope his career is a long one and just warming up.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby Woodruff on Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:02 pm

oVo wrote:
Woodruff wrote:While I tend to agree, I do think there's some validity to the argument of "Batting .436 after a full month perhaps warrants it". I mean...that really is astounding.


It's astounding for the moment, but it's only been a month.


Of a season that's only been two months long, I would point out. While that is a significant difference (double the at-bats), it also shows that he has done it for a significant length of time.

oVo wrote:The league will sort him out and that batting average won't likely remain above 400. In fact Puig went 0-4 at the plate last night, all punchouts. Of course he's also a very good defensive player and I hope his career is a long one and just warming up.


He is a good defensive player. In fact, I think the only thing he needs SERIOUS work on is baserunning. He's got the speed for that too, though, once he can get it figured out.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby Army of GOD on Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:27 pm

Puig has had perhaps the greatest first month in baseball ever. Obviously he'll normalize but still...this is like DiMaggio status.

I don't understand the "he's only played for a month" argument. He's arguably the hottest player in baseball right now and factually the most exciting. Since Kershaw is the only Dodger in the All-Star game you'd probably get a million+ more viewers if you stuck Puig in the starting lineup.

This is a no contest from a marketing perspective which baseball needs to consider seeing how much attendance is down this year.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby chapcrap on Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:46 pm

I don't have a problem with Puig being in. I think it's warranted given how much he did in that month. One note about it is that the season is 3 months old, not 2.
Woodruff wrote:Of a season that's only been two months long, I would point out. While that is a significant difference (double the at-bats), it also shows that he has done it for a significant length of time.


Anyway, the important thing to talk about is that the Cardinals only got 5 people on the All Star Team. No Rosenthal or Mujica? Ridiculous. Both are beasts.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby oVo on Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:05 pm

Rangers have 3 on the roster.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby Woodruff on Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:54 pm

chapcrap wrote:One note about it is that the season is 3 months old, not 2.


Huh...you're right. Not sure how I screwed THAT up. <laughing>

chapcrap wrote:Anyway, the important thing to talk about is that the Cardinals only got 5 people on the All Star Team. No Rosenthal or Mujica? Ridiculous. Both are beasts.


You're a Cards fan too? That's you, me, Night Strike...and I think one other person just here within the forum regulars.

Decalso got screwed!!!!
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby oVo on Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:42 pm

Ha! I did enjoy watching the Cards get swept
by the Rangers last month in St. Louis.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby chapcrap on Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:45 pm

Woodruff wrote:
chapcrap wrote:One note about it is that the season is 3 months old, not 2.


Huh...you're right. Not sure how I screwed THAT up. <laughing>

chapcrap wrote:Anyway, the important thing to talk about is that the Cardinals only got 5 people on the All Star Team. No Rosenthal or Mujica? Ridiculous. Both are beasts.


You're a Cards fan too? That's you, me, Night Strike...and I think one other person just here within the forum regulars.

Decalso got screwed!!!!

:lol: =D>

I'm pretty sure that if he made the roster, about 80% of the league is injured.

oVo wrote:Ha! I did enjoy watching the Cards get swept
by the Rangers last month in St. Louis.


No one cares about that oVo!!! :evil:
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby chapcrap on Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:46 pm

Also, I was listening to the game on the radio today and Mike Shannon was talking about Twitter and he called it a twat... I just about died.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby Night Strike on Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:01 pm

Woodruff wrote:You're a Cards fan too? That's you, me, Night Strike...and I think one other person just here within the forum regulars.


I think neitzche is the other one.

And I was at Saturday's game with the Adams home run (with curtain call) and the walk-off error. :mrgreen:
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby Woodruff on Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:24 am

Night Strike wrote:And I was at Saturday's game with the Adams home run (with curtain call) and the walk-off error. :mrgreen:


That error was unreal...you NEVER see that kind of a play in the Major Leagues.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby Woodruff on Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:24 am

chapcrap wrote:Also, I was listening to the game on the radio today and Mike Shannon was talking about Twitter and he called it a twat... I just about died.


Seriously? Did he even seem to catch on to what he said?
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby chapcrap on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:00 pm

Woodruff wrote:
chapcrap wrote:Also, I was listening to the game on the radio today and Mike Shannon was talking about Twitter and he called it a twat... I just about died.


Seriously? Did he even seem to catch on to what he said?

No, I don't think he realized at all. He was probably drinking.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:36 pm



Thanks, Korea.


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Re: MLB 2013

Postby oVo on Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:00 pm

Now you have me imagining pitcher wind ups and deliveries
made like Cricket Bowlers.

In the Rangers/Astros game the other day there were 2 outs, bases empty and a routine infield pop up towards right field. The Houston first baseman backs up about three steps, reaches up with one hand to make the easy catch and the ball bounces out of his glove. Beltre steps up to the plate and rips a two run shot into the right field seats.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby thegreekdog on Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:26 am

As of last night, the Phillies were hitting .189 with the bases loaded... last in baseball. First in baseball? The Atlanta Braves at .390.

As of last night, the Phillies, Nationals, and Braves all had the same record in the last 43 (?) games. What's that saying about pennants can't be won in April but they can be lost in April. Not that I have an illusions about the Phillies doing anything, but still...
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby Woodruff on Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:00 pm

thegreekdog wrote:As of last night, the Phillies were hitting .189 with the bases loaded... last in baseball. First in baseball? The Atlanta Braves at .390.

As of last night, the Phillies, Nationals, and Braves all had the same record in the last 43 (?) games. What's that saying about pennants can't be won in April but they can be lost in April. Not that I have an illusions about the Phillies doing anything, but still...


However, the Phillies are batting .302 as a team in the month of July and hit at a .274 pace in June. So they're definitely doing far better of late than they were early on.
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Re: MLB 2013

Postby deathcomesrippin on Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:01 pm

The Braves are still gonna take it to the NL East. Gattis returns soon, and he is a beast in the limited amount of time he plays. If only they got rid of BJ or Heyward and pulled him into the OF permanently. Trade Heyward away for some promising 3B help, and let him wilt away somewhere else. Maybe Texas can send Olt over for him. That'd be nice.
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