Discussion in 'Sports Bar' started by Mider T, Apr 4, 2014.
This is a motherfuckin continuation thread, the old thread is Here
Official MLB Season 2014 Threadpening Week
This is a continuation thread, the old thread is Here
mostly cuz we're at home and we got our 1-2 coming up after tonight.
I'll admit I am curious to see Tanaka though.
Toronto had been a really strong home team in the past couple of years, but I do think that it's a tougher ball park to play in for the most part because of the turf. A team like the Yankees with a weak infield could be eaten up but on the flip side they have guys that make a lot of hard contact but get eaten up by shifts.
That's the thing about the Astros that I observed in this past series, they're shifting on every hitter just like the Rays do. They didn't get burned on them in the 3 game sample size. Good shifting is probably worth 5-10 wins on defense.
I'm hyped for Tanaka though. I do worry about his ground ball tendencies leading to the Yankee defense screwing him a bit.
Now we just need preet to complete the fun times.
Home opener today against the Braves.
Thankfully we didnt get swept by the dang Astros.
Ugh. Should have taken 2 out of 3 if the offense had shown up at all.
I'm gonna get Preet to root for the Red sox
Lol you can't force preet to do anything. Trying will only jinx your teams as consequence.
That and Boojica to Mujica...
I agree and I don't. I think the Astros are a terrible matchup for the Yankees and by virtue of this I think the Yankees are going to struggle a lot with TB. The defensive shifts ate the Yankees up. They shifted every hitter, now that level of preparation won't be there the whole year, but they had everything played perfectly. Tampa, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh have all found ways to add value and pick up wins on defense through the shift.
Just to put into context how good 7 IP and 8 Ks with no walks is against the Jays. Last year the Blue Jays had the 7th lowest strike out rate and 11th highest walk rate. A consensus top 10 offense this year. He only really gave up 1 run when you consider defensive miscues(error and two balls the Yankees got a glove on). Still the turf will do that to a GB pitcher. Oh and the Jays were in the bottom half of the league in terms of GB%. Great debut by Tanaka against a good lineup that had seen him in Spring. Put down 12 straight and 16 of his last 18.
My team is already jinxed
it's in a city with the Cubs
Tanaka did pitch really well. bit of a slow start but once he settled in he was lights out.
oh and 1 o'clock today..
oh god at least I enjoyed the Sox being in first place for a day
It sucks losing because the manager puts the wrong line up out on the field, but it happens.
Pineda's pitching today though...
His fastball velocity pre injury was 94.7 MPH on average. In one start he's amassed more win value than Montero or Noesi, the guys the Yankees traded. He still needs to start twice before they have a good indication of his velocity on top of staying healthy, but this performance was encouraging. Tanaka and Pineda have frontline potential along with Nova who is probably a tier behind those guys. Very encouraging stuff.
I expect your Braves to win the division
They probably will since my team can't seem to beat them.oh well there is always the wild-card.
Future wash out Yu Darvish absolutely dominated the the Rays today.
7 IP, 6K, 1 BB, 0 R 1.90 ERA with great velocity and movement.
Jameson Tallion down with TJ surgery... That's pretty huge for the Pirates.
Brett Gardner hit the Yankees first HR in a win against Toronto. CC looked pretty good(6 IP, 6 Ks, 0 BB, 1 HR) but was victimized by his infield defense and the astro turf.
CC seems to be having problems as of late. Age likely?
Meanwhile idk what it is but Milwaukee had Boston's number but then again Boston always seems to lose badly to random NL teams.
The shoulder surgery last offseason had his arm slot placement all fucked up. This year I couldn't really tell you what it's been thus far. He started badly against Houston then shut them down for 4 innings. Today he was rolling then he got BABIP'd into a rough inning. It's funny how 1 run can change the perception of your line.
That was weird. The Brewer's lineup just seemed to click, they have good pieces just a complete and utter lack of depth or pitching.
CC needs to get fat again.
we lost but I was happy with a lot. only thing was Hutchison today struggling but that's ok long season I get it.
cant be happier for what Melky is doing. we just need Edwin and Colby to get it going. also Johnathon Diaz has been a surprise like what hes doing as well.
Ehh at least we avoided the sweep.
Sale did his thing against the Royals
I dunno what my team is gonna do with Zimmerman i mean i cringe each time he throws.
Navarro playing like a squirrel.
That new no blocking plate rule is gonna cost someone a game.
Abreu with 5 rbi today
we beat Colorado Rockies 15-3
Good lord Abreu is a monster.