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#101 BucketOBalls


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:42 PM

QUOTE (strek1 @ Sep 20 2009, 02:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Funny when I think back at the threads commenting on the re-acquisition of A-GON. The Stat watchers were claiming his skills were diminished and he's just an average defensive player now.


I'll admit I was was one of them....and I was wrong. He's like a different player(and the stats even show this).

#102 da funk

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:43 PM

QUOTE (senzadubbio @ Sep 20 2009, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I got this message from my favorite O's fan this morning:

I hate the situation that allows red sox fans to come here and take over our park. That's Angelo's fault. Not the fans who take advantage of it. My daughter wanted to go to one last game this year. I look at the schedule, and even though this sox series was the most convenient, I don't even consider it. The humiliation is too much too bear.


The Sox are 54-17 over the O's in the last 4 seasons, not including today

#103 The Smart Dope

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:43 PM

Twins up 1-0, bottom 2nd in HHH; if they hold on, they're one back of Detroit.


How about Dice-K since the DL return? He's looked in WBC form; awfully impressive, I must say.

Edited by The Smart Dope, 20 September 2009 - 01:45 PM.


#104 nvalvo


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:44 PM

It's not like the O's are the Pirates or something. They've contended within memory. They had two playoff teams in the 90s, more recently than, say, the Blue Jays.

They haven't been good for awhile, but if any of these young SP pan out, they have a great young core with Markakis and Wieters and Adam Jones. As they flush the mediocre veterans out of their roster, they should really improve.


#105 phragle


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:44 PM

QUOTE (strek1 @ Sep 20 2009, 02:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Funny when I think back at the threads commenting on the re-acquisition of A-GON. The Stat watchers were claiming his skills were diminished and he's just an average defensive player now.

thats the thing about UZR

#106 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:45 PM

I can't believe how money Agon has been. What a great pick up.


#107 mikeford


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:45 PM

I, for one, hope the Sox just say fuck it and keep Alex Gonzalez. He doesn't fuck things up and he likes playing for Boston. Good enough for me.

#108 Foulkey Reese


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:46 PM

The Bay Hey kid!

#109 Hee Sox Choi

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:46 PM

Is there any way we could sign Bay AND Holliday?

#110 The Smart Dope

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:46 PM

BAY! All of the Sox are click together, at the right time. So much for being "relief".

#111 senzadubbio

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE (da funk @ Sep 20 2009, 02:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Sox are 54-17 over the O's in the last 4 seasons, not including today


And this underscores his point: For years Angelo hasn't built a team that has given Baltimore much to cheer for.
He's not being sour about the Sox, but about the O's.

#112 Sprowl


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:48 PM



I think Bay has recovered from his flu-like symptoms.

QUOTE (phragle @ Sep 20 2009, 11:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did you see a replay? Like to see the difference in how he holds it.

In other news we have a smooth and flashy middle infield.

I saw the grip on the screw-change at 81, which had visible fade and drop on it. it resembled one last seen in some of the Matsuzaka .gifs from the Japanese leagues. Definitely at least three fingers on the ball, probably four, with a slight gap between middle and ring fingers, hence the Vulcan change:






#113 Dionysus


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:48 PM

QUOTE (mikeford @ Sep 20 2009, 02:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I, for one, hope the Sox just say fuck it and keep Alex Gonzalez. He doesn't fuck things up and he likes playing for Boston. Good enough for me.


I agree with this. Outside of acquiring a Hanley Rameriz type, I would love it if we just resigned Gonzo to team up at SS with Lowrie.

#114 NomarRS05

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:48 PM

QUOTE (mikeford @ Sep 20 2009, 02:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I, for one, hope the Sox just say fuck it and keep Alex Gonzalez. He doesn't fuck things up and he likes playing for Boston. Good enough for me.


A Lowrie/Gonzalez platoon is starting to make a lot of sense.

#115 Snodgrass'Muff


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:49 PM

QUOTE (Hee Sox Choi @ Sep 20 2009, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is there any way we could sign Bay AND Holliday?


Only way this could work is if they get rid of Ortiz and DH Bay. Otherwise there's not enough room in the outfield for both until Drew is gone. And while it would be nice to add another slugger to the current roster like that, I don't see them spending the money to land both. One, yes... both is stretching it, though. They're probably more likely to pick up one of the two and explore the trade market for another slugger.

#116 rajendra82

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:49 PM

Just setting up the DP

#117 nvalvo


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:50 PM

Matt Wieters is this week's Chone Figgins.

#118 da funk

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:52 PM

QUOTE (senzadubbio @ Sep 20 2009, 02:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And this underscores his point: For years Angelo hasn't built a team that has given Baltimore much to cheer for.
He's not being sour about the Sox, but about the O's.


I totally agree - I was just trying to show the extent of the Sox's dominance over the O's recently. I live in Baltimore too and work with plenty of depressed O's fans!

#119 Harry Agganis

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:54 PM

Get the pen up

#120 syoo8

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:54 PM

QUOTE (rajendra82 @ Sep 20 2009, 01:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just setting up the DP

Not so much.

#121 flymrfreakjar

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:55 PM

Holy fuck that slider was ridiculous.

#122 phragle


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:57 PM

QUOTE (Sprowl @ Sep 20 2009, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I saw the grip on the screw-change at 81, which had visible fade and drop on it. it resembled one last seen in some of the Matsuzaka .gifs from the Japanese leagues. Definitely at least three fingers on the ball, probably four, with a slight gap between middle and ring fingers, hence the Vulcan change:

thanks.

#123 SemperFidelisSox


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:59 PM

That's 11 homeruns hit in the series.

#124 NomarRS05

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:59 PM

75 pitches and counting...Dice K is back baby!

#125 Brianish

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE (NomarRS05 @ Sep 20 2009, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
75 pitches and counting...Dice K is back baby!


Seriously. This to me is better than last year and he won 18 games last year. No more of this 30 pitches per inning bullshit.

Edit - Knock on wood.

Edited by Brianish, 20 September 2009 - 02:01 PM.


#126 phragle


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:01 PM

I wonder if 2004 will ever stop giving me chills.

#127 Brianish

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:04 PM

The fuck was that? If Dice K got that call he'd be at 50 pitches.

#128 fenwaypaul

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:04 PM

Is that favorite son John Waters now pitching for Baltimore? They must really be desperate for bullpen help.

#129 phragle


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:04 PM

Diasuke sure is missing up and away to lefties alot, and not going in on righties alot.

#130 hawaiirsn

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:10 PM

QUOTE (phragle @ Sep 20 2009, 10:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wonder if 2004 will ever stop giving me chills.


No

#131 bosox79

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:11 PM

nvm.

Edited by bosox79, 20 September 2009 - 02:12 PM.


#132 Brianish

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:11 PM

QUOTE (bosox79 @ Sep 20 2009, 03:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Watching the patriots and playing poker, does anyone have a Strike/ball count for DiceK?


58/28

#133 bosox79

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:13 PM

QUOTE (Brianish @ Sep 20 2009, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
58/28



yeah Im dumb. Didnt realize they broke it down on ESPN. Its gb/fb they dont break down, not s/b.

#134 SemperFidelisSox


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:13 PM

Dice-K > Brady

#135 Brianish

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:13 PM

Wow that was a nice hit. Gotta give that to him.

#136 bosox79

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:18 PM

So Im guessing DiceK is done at 94 pitches? Unless Tito trys to steal outs.

Edited by bosox79, 20 September 2009 - 02:18 PM.


#137 Brianish

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE (bosox79 @ Sep 20 2009, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So Im guessing DiceK is done at 94 pitches? Unless Tito trys to steal outs.


They're trying to stretch him out. Besides, he's looked decent. The high count seems like it has more to do with the Orioles working him than nibbling. I bet we see him back out, maybe with someone warming.

#138 O Captain! My Captain!

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:27 PM

Jason Bay getting it done.

#139 Harry Agganis

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:27 PM

Dice K gets another inning.

Angels up 9-5



#140 SemperFidelisSox


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:27 PM

Ha.

#141 Harry Agganis

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:29 PM

Squander therefore NO MDC

#142 SemperFidelisSox


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:30 PM

Well, that was weird.

#143 O Captain! My Captain!

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:36 PM

Wow, hearing "that's the first base on balls given up by Daisuke" in the sixth inning is weird. Especially so given how the Os have approached him.

#144 SemperFidelisSox


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:37 PM

Ok, that's enough.

#145 Harry Agganis

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:39 PM

Good enough. I am pleased with Dice K

Ramon

#146 O Captain! My Captain!

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:39 PM

No real reason to leave him out there after the walk. That was the sign to me.

#147 Sprowl


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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:40 PM

DiceK ran out of velocity, command and movement at exactly the same time. Tito experimented with leaving him out for the 6th, and he definitely wasn't up to it. 5 innings of very effective pitching = playoff-worthy starter.

#148 mBiferi

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:44 PM

wow, fuck you ramon.

#149 O Captain! My Captain!

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:44 PM

QUOTE (Sprowl @ Sep 20 2009, 03:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DiceK ran out of velocity, command and movement at exactly the same time. Tito experimented with leaving him out for the 6th, and he definitely wasn't up to it. 5 innings of very effective pitching = playoff-worthy starter.


Wow that chart is great. You see the complete lack of any dots in the top right corner. It is interesting to see the fact that it seemingly took an inning for him to loosen up a bit, then he gained a little bit of velocity on the fastball.

#150 Harry Agganis

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:47 PM

Ramon solidifies his post season spot