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Official MLB Thread: Dodgers blow it again

Discussion in 'Sports Bar' started by Mider T, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. Mider T Busting in and out of guts

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    This is a motherfuckin continuation thread, the old thread is Here
     
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  2. Tazmo The Supreme Cheese

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    Official MLB Season 2014 Thread:Opening Week

    This is a continuation thread, the old thread is Here
     
  3. SoulTaker The Ever Living

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  4. b0rt retired, moving on. =)

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    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.
     
  5. SoulTaker The Ever Living

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    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.
     
  6. Mael Well-Known Member

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    Now we just need preet to complete the fun times. :iria
     
  7. Vespy89 Well-Known Member

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    Home opener today against the Braves.
     
  8. Kenpachi_Uchiha Hope Won't Die

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    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.
     
  9. Dean Ambrose

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    I'm gonna get Preet to root for the Red sox :LOS
     
  10. Mael Well-Known Member

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    Lol you can't force preet to do anything. Trying will only jinx your teams as consequence.

    That and Boojica to Mujica...
     
  11. SoulTaker The Ever Living

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    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.
     
  12. SoulTaker The Ever Living

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    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.
     
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  13. Dean Ambrose

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    My team is already jinxed


    it's in a city with the Cubs :noworries
     
  14. b0rt retired, moving on. =)

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    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..
     
  15. Dean Ambrose

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    oh god at least I enjoyed the Sox being in first place for a day :lmao
     
  16. SoulTaker The Ever Living

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    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.
     
  17. Malvingt2 The Normal Maniac

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  18. Dean Ambrose

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    I expect your Braves to win the division :pek:gun
     
  19. Vespy89 Well-Known Member

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    They probably will since my team can't seem to beat them.oh well there is always the wild-card.
     
  20. SoulTaker The Ever Living

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    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.
     
  21. Mael Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  22. SoulTaker The Ever Living

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    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.
     
  23. b0rt retired, moving on. =)

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    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.
     
  24. Vespy89 Well-Known Member

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    Ehh at least we avoided the sweep.
     
  25. Dean Ambrose

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    Sale did his thing against the Royals :datass
     
  26. Vespy89 Well-Known Member

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    I dunno what my team is gonna do with Zimmerman i mean i cringe each time he throws.
     
  27. b0rt retired, moving on. =)

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    Navarro playing like a squirrel. :datass
     
  28. Vespy89 Well-Known Member

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    That new no blocking plate rule is gonna cost someone a game.
     
  29. Dean Ambrose

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    Abreu with 5 rbi today :datass

    we beat Colorado Rockies 15-3 :gar
     
  30. Vespy89 Well-Known Member

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    Good lord Abreu is a monster.
     
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