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March/April MLB game thread: “It’s big ball chunky time!”

Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by soxhop411, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Don't think there's any connection, but Harper absolutely lost his shit very soon after that:

     
  2. VORP Speed

    VORP Speed Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    On the it’s good to be playing the Royals front, Rays take the games yesterday and today, 6-3 and 5-2.

    Snell returns to action with a start tomorrow, so the Sox will miss him again this weekend. Looks like lined up for Morton, Glasnow and Chirinos on Fri, Sat, Sun.

    Meadows got relatively good news—won’t need surgery and likely to miss roughly 3 weeks.
     
  3. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Daniel Murphy is having a rough year:

     
  4. B H Kim

    B H Kim Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Speaking of having a rough year, Trevor Rosenthal today: 1 IP, 3 ER, 2 hits, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 3 wild pitches, and it was enough of an improvement that it lowered his ERA by over 4 runs.
     
  5. curly2

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    Rhys Hoskins' slow trot wasn't the wildest thing at Citi Field this week.
     
  6. glennhoffmania

    glennhoffmania but still failing Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Greinke currently has an OPS of 1.871.
     
  7. Wingack

    Wingack Yankee Mod Dope SoSH Member

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    Fantastic catch robbing Eduardo Escobar of a HR in PIT.
     
  8. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Next start against NYY.
     
  9. glennhoffmania

    glennhoffmania but still failing Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    They should pitch around him.
     
  10. NYCSox

    NYCSox chris hansen of goats Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    How bad are the Halos to get swept four at home by a team fielding a bunch of AAA scrubs?
     
  11. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    Good jinx, thank you
     
  12. NYCSox

    NYCSox chris hansen of goats Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Someone had to stop the insanity.
     
  13. mikeford

    mikeford woolwich! SoSH Member

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    Vlad Jr time y'all

    Honestly glad the Sox were rained out so I can watch this instead.
     
  14. The Filthy One

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    MLB.com has the current headline up: "Vlad Jr. Retired in First At-Bat." And I immediately thought, "Wow, that's a baller move. See one pitch, and then call a press conference to announce your retirement."
     
  15. adam42381

    adam42381 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I’m with you. I loved his dad and have been excited about this day for a long time.
     
  16. adam42381

    adam42381 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Truped by the cameraman.
     
  17. InsideTheParker

    InsideTheParker Member SoSH Member

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    Doesn't Vlad,Jr look awfully fat for a guy his age ?
     
  18. jon abbey

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    Yeah, we talked about that here in spring training some, it is startling.

    Carter Kieboom just blasted a game-tying HR to dead center to tie up the game in the 8th, it is also his first big league game tonight.
     
  19. jon abbey

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    So that made it 3-3, SD went back ahead in the top of the 9th 4-3, and somehow Kieboom made it to the plate again with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th against Kirby Yates, but he struck out on a 2-2 splitter, ballgame.
     
  20. mikeford

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    So I had never seen Vlad Jr run until he hit that double in the 9th but

    man alive he looks EXACTLY like his dad. That weird goat-like gallop and everything.
     
  21. strek1

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    Young hard hitting guys are exciting for the game but just to echo some other comments here, Vlad Jr. doesn't look too "fit" for being 20 years old. If he doesn't become devoted to a conditioning program he's gonna look like Fielder did in no time. That's not conducive to longevity.
     
  22. axx

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    Jose Abreu hit a three run homer; but was called out by passing Tim Anderson in the basepaths since Anderson had gone back to tag up. It was a big deal because the score became 11-10 at the time.
     
  23. Bob Montgomery's Helmet Hat

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

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    Syndergaard getting lit up again tonight, bringing his ERA up to 6.55. In only one of his 6 starts has he let up fewer than 4 earned runs.
     
  24. NYCSox

    NYCSox chris hansen of goats Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    So when the MFYs have their WS parade will it be down Broadway in Manhattan or Broadway in Scranton? :eyeroll:
     
  25. SemperFidelisSox

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    The Red Sox should have been all over DJ LeMahieu. He would have solved all their infield issues.
     
  26. DeadlySplitter

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    I'm surprised he's hitting this well outside of Coors given his career stats.
     
  27. jon abbey

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    The current conventional wisdom is that COL hitters are hurt on the road as much as they’re helped at home, I linked to articles a few times before but I can dig one up again if you want.
     
  28. Soxfan in Fla

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    He’s gone from playing in Coors to playing in Little League Yankee Stadium.
     
  29. BoSox Rule

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    Smart people have been saying this for at least 10 years. The thin air messes with you, they don’t get to hit at Coors on the road like everyone else, and a ton of road games are played in SF, SD,and LA.
     
  30. jon abbey

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    He has one home run, his strengths are contact, using the whole field and very good defense at both 3B and 2B. If anything, playing in a smaller stadium hurts his game.
     
  31. VORP Speed

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    Rays win in KC, 8-5. #9 prospect and big masher Nate Lowe made his MLB debut.
     
  32. Mueller's Twin Grannies

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    Tim Anderson has had a rough last week or so.

    I don't understand the need to tag up. Even if you thought it was going to be caught at the warning track, why not go halfway?

    Good to see bad baserunning isn't just happening for the Red Sox.
     
  33. jon abbey

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    He’s doing OK, CHW won that game anyway, and he homered again yesterday and is sixth in the AL in OPS.
     
  34. Mueller's Twin Grannies

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    True, but I also mean getting drilled and ejected for being upset about being drilled and then getting suspended a game for getting ejected for being upset about getting drilled. Tough luck.
     
  35. Pandarama

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    “The drillings will continue until morale improves!”
     
  36. Ford Frick's Asterisk

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    Corey Kluber suffered a nondisplaced fracture of the ulna when a line drive by Brian Anderson hit him close to the elbow of his right (throwing) arm. They won't know a timetable or anything more until he gets it imaged on Thursday, but it's safe to say he won't be back anytime soon. He's struggled with his mechanics this year and really hasn't been able to put together a string of dominant performances since he went on the DL with a knee injury last June.

    He's the third member of the Cleveland rotation to leave a start due to injury this year, although Carlos Carrasco turned out to be fine after he slammed his knee into the ground last week. Jefry Rodriguez is in the rotation to replace Mike Clevinger, whose ahead of schedule recovering from back issues, but that simply means he should be ready when he's eligible to come off the DL in early June. Adam Plutko, the epitome of a #6 starter, had a strained forearm and just now nearing his season debut in AAA. Cody Anderson might be Kluber's replacement, but he'd need to be part of a "bullpen game" or two, as he's still stretching his innings out after he missed two years to Tommy John surgery. The next option would probably be Asher Wojciechowski, who's off to a hot start in AAA, but has already established he's not an MLB caliber starter.

    In hindsight, maybe they would have been better off just trading Kluber last winter.

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  37. nattysez

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    I'm starting to think Byron Buxton's just never going to turn into anything special.
     

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