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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:55 pm 
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bam morris wrote:
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Analytics and replay have essentially removed the SB as a tactical piece of most MLB offenses.

shame..i used to enjoy the base stealers and the drama..always arguments on wwho best.. bucs had Moreno.. reds morgan. dodgers lopes..lou brock..ricky Henderson was amazing..just to name a few ..these guys all got into pitchers heads when on the base paths. miss that part of game..


Same here. Buster Olney wrote a good piece a few weeks back about why the SB is disappearing from the game.

http://www.espn.com/blog/buster-olney/i ... tolen-base

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Jake Arrieta does a far better job of owning the Pirates than Bob Nutting.

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Jake Arrieta does a far better job of owning the Pirates than Bob Nutting.

:lol: yes.


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No luck with Philly teams tonight.

2-1 loss...now 6-7 in last 13.

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6-8. Linked by Philly again.

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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
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Last 9 games Pirates are 3-6, including a game they won 1-0. No team makes a living winning 1-0 games. Could easily be 2-7.
In their other 2 wins they scored 7 and 10 runs respectively.

In their six losses they've scored 2 runs or less, getting shut out twice.
Two losses were by 2-0 and 2-1 scores.
While the pitching has worsened it's really the lack of offense that's been the issue lately.

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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
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Now isn’t this what we all really expected?

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Now isn’t this what we all really expected?


Prediction 1: If the Pirates continue to slump we'll soon be hearing about J-Hay's injury as the turning point of the season.

Prediction 2: Those who support Bob Nutting will willingly buy into that theory, as they did about the absences of Kang & Marte during the 2017 season.

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Jobus Rum wrote:
Now isn’t this what we all really expected?

yes! :x


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Jobus Rum wrote:
Now isn’t this what we all really expected?


Especially the two errors that allowed the Phillies to bat around when they blew the game open.

Think about it...the early run was fueled almost exclusively by an unsustainable amount of offense. The poor middle relief...the average starting pitching...and the abysmal fielding...were all there.

As soon as the hitting came back to earth...this of course was what you were going to see.

Bling has a point, of course, since the offensive funk almost perfectly coincided with JHay going out. But even before JHay went out, the signs were there...like Polanco having a 1.000+ OPS...but a batting average that was flirting with the Mendoza Line (Marte too, although not quite to the same degree).

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the lip stick on the pig is wore off.


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bam morris wrote:
the lip stick on the pig is wore off.


True and you can't polish a turd.


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will reds catch them and what day? should be a prize involved..


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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
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big win tonite over the Cards

came back from 5 run deficit

Glasnow impressive outing in relief

this team has some spunk


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steel wrote:
big win tonite over the Cards

came back from 5 run deficit

Glasnow impressive outing in relief

this team has some spunk

Agree - I think that’s like 7 comeback wins or something like that?

I think It’s time for Brault to go down. Disappointing as I thought he would stick. Hard to believe with all of NH’s emphasis on young pitching there is only 1 LH SP in their plans? Crazy. That’s why they should focus on drafting hitting and trade for pitching.


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hanging in there..no free fall yet. I suspect this team will fiddle faddle around 500 ball awhile till a losing surge ensures 400 record and out of the race is locked in.
whats the word on jung ho.. angry ho could be a spark.


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bam morris wrote:
hanging in there..no free fall yet. I suspect this team will fiddle faddle around 500 ball awhile till a losing surge ensures 400 record and out of the race is locked in.
whats the word on jung ho.. angry ho could be a spark.

Apparently, he must do a stint in rehab before anything else can happen.

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Suwanee88 wrote:
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big win tonite over the Cards

came back from 5 run deficit

Glasnow impressive outing in relief

this team has some spunk

Agree - I think that’s like 7 comeback wins or something like that?

I think It’s time for Brault to go down. Disappointing as I thought he would stick. Hard to believe with all of NH’s emphasis on young pitching there is only 1 LH SP in their plans? Crazy. That’s why they should focus on drafting hitting and trade for pitching.


Taking Musgrove a while to come back, I guess.

Brault I believe is the odd man out when Musgrove is ready.

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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
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steel wrote:
big win tonite over the Cards

came back from 5 run deficit

Glasnow impressive outing in relief

this team has some spunk


They seem to like late-inning comebacks against St. Louis...

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Games against the Cardinals are a pain to watch because of Matheny.

God damn it thenguy makes a zillion moves a game.

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Pirates winning again if the set up man and closer can hold this 3 run lead


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steel wrote:
Pirates winning again if the set up man and closer can hold this 3 run lead


They got through the 8th. If they don’t score again, we see if Vargas can hold it.

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6-2 win. Santana finished it since it wasn’t a save situation.

Back into first place for the Buccos.

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6-2 win. Santana finished it since it wasn’t a save situation.

Back into first place for the Buccos.


Santana pitched nice inning -- 2 Ks -- no drama -- encouraging

Didn't think we'd win 2 against the Cards -- I don't think this team is a fluke


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well..bucs are hanging in there! tough road trip coming should be telling.. looks like they were wise to dump cutch..hes batting 200..not so much on cole whos leading astros in era..


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