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Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by Lose Remerswaal, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Tokyo Sox

    Tokyo Sox Baka Gaijin Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    So, this didn't go so hot. He started the first ASG (of two), and threw 30 pitches in his 1 IP. 4 H including 2 HR, for 5 ER. And he hit a guy. Oh well.

    In other Japanese ex-Sox news, Yomiuri Giants RP Koji Uehara is two holds away from putting up 100 Wins, 100 Saves, 100 Holds combined across his combined NPB/MLB career. He'd be the first Japanese pitcher to reach all of those milestones (I have no idea if non-Japanese pitchers have done so). Here's a video the Giants put together, with some horrible music:

     
  2. bosox79

    bosox79 Member SoSH Member

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    Only Tom Gordon. Fitting for this thread.
     
  3. InsideTheParker

    InsideTheParker Member SoSH Member

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    Thanks so much for posting that.
     
  4. SydneySox

    SydneySox A dash of cool to add the heat SoSH Member

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    Yeah, thanks Tokyo, that's cool stuff.
     
  5. Hank Scorpio

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  6. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Jalen Beeks came into the 3rd inning of the game tonight for the Rays and has pitched 3 pretty weak innings. So far.
     
  7. Pitt the Elder

    Pitt the Elder Member SoSH Member

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  8. santadevil

    santadevil Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I assume you mean other than cash $1.8M cheques every month...for two more seasons :)
     
  9. InsideTheParker

    InsideTheParker Member SoSH Member

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  10. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Jalen Beeks with the win yesterday for the Red Hot (at least at home where they are 20-4 over the past 24 games) Tampa Bay Rays.

    5 innings (in relief) with 2 hits and 2 runs. Dropped his ERA to the mid 11's.
     
  11. Oppo

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    Marrero DFA by Arz
     
  12. trekfan55

    trekfan55 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Ellsbury had hip surgery. Out 6 months.

    Do we still think the Sox should have outbid the Yankees?

    Edit: There is a thread in the Yakee forum, but I think it deserves mention here.
     
  13. kelpapa

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  14. Van Everyman

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    That’s pretty awesome
     
  15. brs3

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    Bartolo Colon won his 246th game, more than any other player born in Latin America. There are only 50 players in history with more career wins than Bartolo Colon.
     
  16. Lowrielicious

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  17. moretsyndrome

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  18. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Addison Reed gave up the walk-off to Cleveland today. His ERA is now 4.74 and his WHIP is 1.44
     
  19. Van Everyman

    Van Everyman Member SoSH Member

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    It’s almost as if Dombrowski knew he wasn’t worth the money.
     
  20. nattysez

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    Here's a blast from the past -- Casey Kelly, now 28 years old, got called up by the Giants today. He's going to start for them tmw night.
     
    #220 nattysez, Aug 10, 2018
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  21. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    In his 7 starts since July 1, Jon Lester has an ERA of 6.81 and a WHIP of 1.85
     
  22. bigq

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    Hmmm...so would you rather have Lester or Price?
     
  23. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

    Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat has big, douchey shoulders Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Price.
    Last season, Pomeranz was better than Lester.
     
  24. Plympton91

    Plympton91 bubble burster SoSH Member

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    And Pomeranz won’t cost anything next season.

    Sadly, there’s no way Price is opting out, and we still have to pay $31 million a year for 4 more years of declining velocity and a calcifying elbow ligament.
     
  25. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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    If what we're seeing out of Price this year is him starting to re-invent himself, I'm fine with it. I mean, sure I wish it was less money, but I like having him on my team.
     
  26. Was (Not Wasdin)

    Was (Not Wasdin) family crest has godzilla SoSH Member

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    Clay Buchholz now at 5-2, 2.67 era, 1.141 whip for the D-Backs.
     
  27. Plympton91

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    Looks like another Tommy John success story in the making. I’m happy to see him having good succcess. Always seemed like a good candidate to improve more than average as a result of the shift to the NL. The big innings he was prone to would be more limited in the NL, where you get to face a nonentity every time around the order.
     
  28. Montana Fan

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    Price seems to be a terrific candidate to reinvent himself while maintaining decent velocity. I saw that he’s 3rd in MLB at Cutter percent and 10th in Changeup percent. Then they showed video and the motion for both pitches looks the same. Love to see him pitching wily with the stuff he has.
     
  29. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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    I agree. Price may be a lot of things, but stupid ain't one of them.
     
  30. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Short timer Blaine Boyer was activated off the 60 day DL by KC.

    Fun fact about Boyer: his record this year is 2-0 while his ERA is over 11.
     
  31. jungleboy

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    He just knows how to win.
     
  32. Tokyo Sox

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    Koji accomplished the feat a few games later, though I noticed he got his 100th Hold by pitching in a tie game, and it turns out the rules for holds in the two leagues are actually slightly different, and you can get a Hold in NPB by keeping a game tied. Interesting tidbit which I would never have known if he'd pitched with a lead.

    His signed jersey from the game will be on display in the NPB HoF museum at the Tokyo Dome until August 19th, when it will go on auction, with proceeds going to victims of the recent flooding in Western Japan.
     

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  33. Lose Remerswaal

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    Jalen Beeks faced the NYY last night for Tampa in relief. 5 innings, 2 hits, 1 HR, 2bb, 8 k. Era down to 8.03
     
  34. Plympton91

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    Buchholz with a gem this week as well.

    Color me unsurprised that Beeks is having success in Tampa. His dominance at AAA was just too significant that it wouldn’t translate.
     
  35. Green (Tongued) Monster

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    Michael Kopech got the call from the White Sox and will be making his ML debut tomorrow vs. the Twins. He has a 3.70 ERA in AAA this season with a 12.11 K/9 and 4.27 BB/9. He has been great over the past month.
     
  36. bosox79

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    haven't seen it mentioned but Ty Buttrey was called up to the Angels a week ago and has pitched 2 times, each scoreless innings. 2 hits, 1bb, 0k.
     
  37. Poulsonator

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    Watching Kopech now, has given up hits to the first two batters. Can't wait to see how this kid does!
     
  38. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    2 innings, 3 hits, no runs, no BB, 4 K. Not bad
     
  39. ehaz

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    If you missed Kopech's (rain shortened) MLB debut, check out this GIF Breakdown by Nick Pollack.

    His stuff is absolutely electric. If Kopech can get more consistency out of his change-up, he's an ace.
     
  40. Savin Hillbilly

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    You can go placidly amid the noise and haste. Or you can be Butch Hobson.
     
  41. Jim Ed Rice in HOF

    Jim Ed Rice in HOF Red-headed Skrub child SoSH Member

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    For those who may think this is a reposting of the @moretsyndrome post above, think again. He's had a good run the last couple weeks.
     
  42. patoaflac

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    The butcher, I’ll always love him. What a power bat hitting ninth.
    Sensational video showing-up the ump.
     
  43. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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  44. Plympton91

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    Love the Lester quote at the end of that article.
     
  45. Plympton91

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    Heard this stat on MLB radio this morning:

    Leader for most games in which you pitched at least 5 innings and gave up 1 run or less, 2016-2018 (or maybe it was 2015-2017, they said, “last three years”):

    John Lester- 41 times.
     
  46. MakeMineMoxie

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    Good thing the Sox low-balled him. Wouldn't want a pitcher over 30, ya know.
     
  47. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Imagine how successful this team might have been this year with him.....
     
  48. bosox79

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    He was also 17 and gay bashing is a thing in High School. Not really excusing his behavior but I'm willing to give him a pass. I'm glad social media didn't exist when I was in HS. Everything was Jewish in 1995.

    Of course there's also a difference between being an ignorant HS kid trying to be trendy and/or cool and actually hating groups of people. Is he John Rocker or was he just a dumb 17 year old kid?
     
  49. Reverend

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    Everything was wat?
     
  50. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    You mean you weren't going all Sholom Alechim on the other kids in high school?
     

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