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2019 MLB thread

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  • redhawk11redhawk11 Wealthy Alum
    DICK said:

    redhawk11 said:

    He didn’t get fired because he was bad.

    Opening up a spot for Maddon??
    Yep

  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum
    Brewers out to an early 3-0 lead, bottom of 2nd.

    Depending on how the next 5 batters go for the Nationals, Scherzer may not get an at bat.
  • DICKDICK Wealthy Alum
    I could not figure out why the Nationals started Sherzer when Strasburg was also rested and available.  I know that Sherzer is the ace and has won a couple of Cy Young's, but this year Strasburg has been their best pitcher, other than getting torched twice by Arizona  he was dominating all year.  Sherzer has injury issues and was not pitching all that well in September, while Strasburg finished strong.
  • DICKDICK Wealthy Alum
    Blackbird said:

    Cole finished with 326 K's for the season:  Good for third all time in the AL for strikeouts in a season.  The two in front of him are Nolan Ryan and Bob Feller.


    Cole also set a new MLB record for strikeout rate (40%), passing Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson.
    Cole and Verlander finished 1-2 in ERA, Wins, and Strikeouts.  I wonder if teammates have ever  done that before.
  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum
    Scherzer starting didn’t surprise me. But having him hit in the 3rd, down 3, with Strausburg rested was a curious decision.
  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum
    Brewers need 12 outs. Will they need Hader for 3? 6? Pomeranz has been nails for the Crew and you’d have to think they hope he can be counted on for 2.
  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum
    A 12 pitch 6th for Pomeranz probably makes it an easy decision.
  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum
    It’s Hader to start the 8th.
  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum
    Hader struggling, especially on his breaking pitches.
  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum
    Wow.
  • Blackbird said:

    Too bad.  Injuries hurt them this year.  Not sure how much of their record was his fault, but that’s how MLB rolls.

    There’s a serious roster problem in Anaheim that isn’t Ausmus’s fault. Stolen from @mattwelch on Twitter:

    The Angels gave a mind-numbing 492 innings to pitchers who had a season ERA+ of under 80. Let’s compare that to some playoff teams:

    246 MIL
    185.2 NYY
    125.2 WAS
    125.2 ATL
    112 HOU
    96.1 MIN
    70.1 STL
    67 OAK
    44.1 LAD
    32.1 TBR
    TruckCrew
  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum
    Just realized ESPN2 has a statcast version of tonight’s wild card game. Highly recommend.
  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum

    Blackbird said:

    Too bad.  Injuries hurt them this year.  Not sure how much of their record was his fault, but that’s how MLB rolls.

    There’s a serious roster problem in Anaheim that isn’t Ausmus’s fault. Stolen from @mattwelch on Twitter:

    The Angels gave a mind-numbing 492 innings to pitchers who had a season ERA+ of under 80. Let’s compare that to some playoff teams:

    246 MIL
    185.2 NYY
    125.2 WAS
    125.2 ATL
    112 HOU
    96.1 MIN
    70.1 STL
    67 OAK
    44.1 LAD
    32.1 TBR
    I had to go look as 492 just seemed off the charts. Then I saw three of their starters that amassed almost 240 innings with an average xFIP of around 6.30 and an ERA+ in the mid 70s. That is horrendous.
  • TruckCrew said:

    Blackbird said:

    Too bad.  Injuries hurt them this year.  Not sure how much of their record was his fault, but that’s how MLB rolls.

    There’s a serious roster problem in Anaheim that isn’t Ausmus’s fault. Stolen from @mattwelch on Twitter:

    The Angels gave a mind-numbing 492 innings to pitchers who had a season ERA+ of under 80. Let’s compare that to some playoff teams:

    246 MIL
    185.2 NYY
    125.2 WAS
    125.2 ATL
    112 HOU
    96.1 MIN
    70.1 STL
    67 OAK
    44.1 LAD
    32.1 TBR
    I had to go look as 492 just seemed off the charts. Then I saw three of their starters that amassed almost 240 innings with an average xFIP of around 6.30 and an ERA+ in the mid 70s. That is horrendous.
    Anaheim’s leader in innings pitched hit 107 innings this year.
  • JohnnyMacJohnnyMac Wealthy Alum
    Tampa is playing a four-man outfield against Olson. I’m sure it’s happened before, but this is the first time I’ve seen it, except in men’s softball.
  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum
    JohnnyMac said:

    Tampa is playing a four-man outfield against Olson. I’m sure it’s happened before, but this is the first time I’ve seen it, except in men’s softball.

    Don’t know that I’ve seen it in the regular season, but did see the Reds do it (against Grandal) in spring training.
  • DICKDICK Wealthy Alum
    TruckCrew said:

    JohnnyMac said:

    Tampa is playing a four-man outfield against Olson. I’m sure it’s happened before, but this is the first time I’ve seen it, except in men’s softball.

    Don’t know that I’ve seen it in the regular season, but did see the Reds do it (against Grandal) in spring training.
    Yeah, I think back in the Spring they were talking about using that for certain situations during the regular season, but then I don't think they ever did.
  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum
    Callaway out in New York. 
  • MazMaz Senior Barfly
    TruckCrew said:

    Callaway out in New York. 

    So, they called him a cab?
    Blackbird
  • QuinoaburgerQuinoaburger Wealthy Alum
    Can you believe some of these home runs? What an absolute joke of a stadium.
  • BlackbirdBlackbird Senior Barfly
    Cole strikes out 15 Rays over 7 2/3.  He’s only the 7th pitcher to strike out 15 in a post season game.  He is a free agent after this year.  I consulted my crystal ball re his future, and saw a blizzard of $100 bills that blacked out the sun.
    DICK
  • The_SackmanThe_Sackman Wealthy Alum
    Thanks for playing, Twins. Maybe hire from Lyft tomorrow.
  • QuinoaburgerQuinoaburger Wealthy Alum
    Would any people even be upset if the Yankees were contracted? New York doesn't need two teams.
  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum
    Pitch tunneling at its finest, courtesy Gerrit Cole and twitter’s @PitchingNinja:

    https://twitter.com/pitchingninja/status/1180880762079469570?s=21
  • DICKDICK Wealthy Alum
    Great to see Adam Duvall coming up so big in the clutch in this series.  Maybe this success will extend his career.  He is a hero in Atlanta.
    TruckCrew
  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum
    edited October 2019
    4-game Monday starting with what appears to be a snoozer. The Rays lead 8-1 in the bottom of the 4th.

    St. Louis and Atlanta getting ready to start in an elimination game for St. Louis.
  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum
    Back-to-back in the bottom of the first (Goldschmidt and Osuna) and the Cards jump to an early lead. 
  • Cardinals pull out a 10th inning win to force Game 5.

    Meanwhile, the Rays drew under 33,000 today. As a former Tampa resident I know how much the Trop sucks and how bad of a location it is, plus they had to deal with a weekday afternoon start time. But to have a half-full upper deck is pretty awful no matter who you are.
  • The_SackmanThe_Sackman Wealthy Alum

    Would any people even be upset if the Yankees were contracted? New York doesn't need two teams.

    The Twins just needed more steroids guys.
  • TruckCrewTruckCrew Wealthy Alum
    Needing a win, and leading 4-1 in the 9th, the Rays turn to Blake Snell with two on and 1 out. Most likely only to face Yordano Alvarez.

    Love it.
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