4/12 A-Holes In The Infield.....

Dewey's 'stache

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Yah know, I can watch a .450 baseball team that at least plays reasonably ok baseball. But FFS last year really tested my patience with the horrible defense and sporadic hitting. Since Trevor Story went down last week this team has just fallen apart. If they don’t get their shit together soon I will, for the first time since Bobby Dickface Valentine coached the team, find something else to do with my summer nights.
 

brandonchristensen

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Yah know, I can watch a .450 baseball team that at least plays reasonably ok baseball. But FFS last year really tested my patience with the horrible defense and sporadic hitting. Since Trevor Story went down last week this team has just fell apart. If they don’t get their shit together soon I will, for the first time since Bobby Dickface Valentine coached the team, find something else to do with my summer nights.
fully agree. Losing is fine, losing while playing worse than my sons 13 year old team is not.
 

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This is one of those games where cross referencing gameday and the gamethread is far more entertaining than watching the product on the field.
 

The Gray Eagle

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We're getting battered so badly we're actually losing tomorrow night's game too!

It's one thing to get your ass beat by the Orioles, but if you're getting outclassed by the Anaheim Angels, that's really bad.
 

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OK, I've been wanting to watch the Steve Martin documentary. I guess now is a good time.
 

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I just couldn't get into Voyager. The characters were all so bland and unremarkable.
I get that. But for me Janeway is a top three Captain, with TNG Picard (NOT Picard series Picard. Who sucks) and Sisko. The Doctor is great, and even though the reasons she was brought on were very cynical, Seven is still amazing.
 

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Houck has been crap on top of it all.
Well maybe. But if I'm him, knowing that whatever I put up there, even if it results in a simple grounder, is not assured of being an easy out -- thats gonna affect my pitching. And that is another consequence of bad D.
 

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The Red Sox have a higher XBA in this game than Anaheim does: a .485 XBA has yielded 3 hits, while Anaheim's .386 has yielded 8 hits and a ton of errors.
 

Dewey's 'stache

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Strike 4 on O’Neil. Which brings up another thing, these guys don’t seem to defend the plate with two strikes. I know I’m complaining a lot tonight, but the lack of fundamentals is just starting to get old.
 

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I get that. But for me Janeway is a top three Captain, with TNG Picard (NOT Picard series Picard. Who sucks) and Sisko. The Doctor is great, and even though the reasons she was brought on were very cynical, Seven is still amazing.
Shoutout to B'Elana, who hangs in there in the crowded ranks of ST chief engineers. And Tuvok, who is is quite possibly the first Lawful Evil Vulcan we got. Good characters that deserved better plots and story arcs than they got.
 

The Gray Eagle

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September was absolutely horrible for this team. And this homestand has been like September revisited, but only with worse defense.
We saw this team play 10 good games on the road. I know there are injuries, but that same team should not be THIS bad at home. Losing would be one thing, but they are just giving away so many runs, and are so uncompetitive at the plate, it's way beyond just losing.
 

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I can't even picture them scoring tonight. How could it happen? Someone hits a grounder down one of the lines for a double and someone else knocks him in with a seeing eye single? Someone gets ahold of one? The Angels make a series of miscues?
 

E5 Yaz

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I can't even picture them scoring tonight. How could it happen? Someone hits a grounder down one of the lines for a double and someone else knocks him in with a seeing eye single? Someone gets ahold of one? The Angels make a series of miscues?
They could bat with our defense in the field