6/10 Greinke vs. Erod. Let's get it over with.

Rovin Romine

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Seldom in the field of game threading mojo, has so much been owed by so many to so few.

The inaugural, mojo-establisher.
This game is like watching two sea otters swim through an oil spill, clamber onto land, and try to mate.
Bravo.




This is exactly what happens when oiled up sea otters struggle to get to land and try to mate.

I'm glad I'm not the only one into ecological disaster bestiality porn. Big relief.
Edit: more like anthropomorphism porn, but close enough.
He was signaling the otters.
Dalbec with 2 strikes is like one of those oil-covered otters trying to order a pizza.

Remember, otters can’t talk and don’t have phones.




Love that dirty Otter
 

joe dokes

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Amazing that after multiple replays it seemed Remy still didn't *quite* understand what was going on.
Neither did Bogaerts. But big-brain Cora did, which is why he was desperately gesturing at Boagerts not to leave 2B.

Edit: just saw the vid in the "unusual plays" thread saying the same thing.)
 

Al Zarilla

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To my great surprise, I'm feeling cautiously optimistic about this game now.
Is this becoming a meme for the 2021 season? Let the optimism frequently flow.

I hadn't seen the game thread, woke up in the middle of the night and read it all. Haven't laughed so much in a game thread since can't remember when.

How about that bottom of the order though? Loved seeing Cora slap the top of the dugout wall really, really hard when Vaz and Dalbec got huge hits. It is padded, right?
 

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Neither did Bogaerts. But big-brain Cora did, which is why he was desperately gesturing at Boagerts not to leave 2B.

Edit: just saw the vid in the "unusual plays" thread saying the same thing.)
Well, in Bogaerts defense he hadn't seen multiple replays AFTER the explanation was made. Remy kept saying "Why is he pointing at first?"
 

joe dokes

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Well, in Bogaerts defense he hadn't seen multiple replays AFTER the explanation was made. Remy kept saying "Why is he pointing at first?"
True. It's not like he or Remy have any experience playing positions that might involve the infield fly rule.;)
 

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It's nice to be remembered. Of course I turned the game on upstairs and saw the Arroyo homer while brushing my teeth. That was fun. Actually an enjoyable game after all.
Following the thread only. No idea what’s happening. Just know that this is one long ass game.
Whenever I miss stuff, which is often, I check this: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/gameview.asp?gamecode=410610102&final=true, but of course you miss so much, like the infield fly nonsense, merely summarized as "Devers pops out to SS Correa," and the Baker ouster. It just gives you the basics.
 
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joe dokes

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Xander was also sprinting to second and then just heard/saw the ump make an "out" call. He was pretty focused at the time. The whole thing was pretty obvious if you could see the whole field...except to Jerry.
And they're at Fenway now, right? So no, "watching on a monitor in Watertown" excuse.
 

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By the way, ERod has been really really bad recently. Last 8 games:

39.2 ip (less than 5 ip per start), 56 h, 33 r, 33 er, 15 bb, 44 k, 7.49 era, 1.79 whip, 10.0 k/9

So the Ks are nice but otherwise...holy smokes. And it's been a consistent string of bad games, not just one or two blowup games.

5.0 ip, 8 h, 4 r
5.0 ip, 7 h, 1 r (there's the one good start in the last 8)
6.0 ip, 7 h, 4 r
5.0 ip, 11 h, 5 r
4.0 ip, 5 h, 4 r
4.2 ip, 7 h, 6 r
5.1 ip, 5 h, 3 r
4.2 ip, 6 h, 6 r

So basically, he's just been...bad. I'm rooting hard for him, especially coming off his non-season last year, but they need him to be a lot better than this.
 

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It's nice to be remembered. Of course I turned the game on upstairs and saw the Arroyo homer while brushing my teeth. That was fun. Actually an enjoyable game after all.
Whenever I miss stuff, which is often, I check this: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/gameview.asp?gamecode=410610102&final=true, but of course you miss so much, like the infield fly nonsense, merely summarized as "Devers pops out to SS Correa," and the Baker ouster. It just gives you the basics.
It was intentional.
I just like the passive nature of following the thread when I’m busy. And this one was a doozy.
 

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By the way, ERod has been really really bad recently. Last 8 games:

39.2 ip (less than 5 ip per start), 56 h, 33 r, 33 er, 15 bb, 44 k, 7.49 era, 1.79 whip, 10.0 k/9

So the Ks are nice but otherwise...holy smokes. And it's been a consistent string of bad games, not just one or two blowup games.

5.0 ip, 8 h, 4 r
5.0 ip, 7 h, 1 r (there's the one good start in the last 8)
6.0 ip, 7 h, 4 r
5.0 ip, 11 h, 5 r
4.0 ip, 5 h, 4 r
4.2 ip, 7 h, 6 r
5.1 ip, 5 h, 3 r
4.2 ip, 6 h, 6 r

So basically, he's just been...bad. I'm rooting hard for him, especially coming off his non-season last year, but they need him to be a lot better than this.
Not sure where it fits in to this sequence, but the Seattle start is where he looked qualitatively different to me. Couldnt spot the change and it was flat. I've been encouraged by the last two starts - I think Houston's lineup is just a meat grinder.

Edit: Meant the Texas start, which is the first on your list.
 
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