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 Post subject: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 6:07 pm 
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1. Marte LF
2. Tabata RF
3. McCutchen CF
4. Sanchez 1B
5. Martin C
6. Inge 3B
7. Walker 2B
8. Mercer SS
9. Burnett P

Pitcher: A.J. Burnett (3-4) 2.73 ERA

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1. Grossman CF
2. Crowe LF
3. Altuve 2B
4. Castro C
5. Carter RF
6. Pena 1B
7. M. Dominguez 3B
8. M. Gonzalez SS
9. Bedard P

Pitcher: Erik Bedard (0-2) 6.67 ERA

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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 6:21 pm 
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Mercer with the start at SS!


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Hey, who's that skinny guy on the right with Bonilla?

He almost looks like Barry Bonds, but about 65 lbs. thinner and without a Macy's Parade float for a head!


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 7:24 pm 
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Pedro on the bench against Bedard. If there was any time he should be in the lineup it's the day after putting a ball in the river with Bedard on the mound.

But I should hold my tongue, the pirates probably have tons of data about how Pedro does against 15 pitchers similar to Bedard. Only question is which little league teams those 15 comparables are currently pitching for...


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 7:35 pm 
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BBF wrote:
Pedro on the bench against Bedard. If there was any time he should be in the lineup it's the day after putting a ball in the river with Bedard on the mound.


Yeah, I don't like it. Seems like they're going a bit overboard with the platoon advantage strategy since they're already (rightfully) doing it on a daily basis with the RF and 1B platoons. And if the mentality is to try to keep his composure and confidence up and they fear a 3K game against a LHP or something will be demoralizing, well, if would make more sense if it wasn't Inge that you were replacing him with.


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:00 pm 
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TheShark wrote:
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Pedro on the bench against Bedard. If there was any time he should be in the lineup it's the day after putting a ball in the river with Bedard on the mound.


Yeah, I don't like it. Seems like they're going a bit overboard with the platoon advantage strategy since they're already (rightfully) doing it on a daily basis with the RF and 1B platoons. And if the mentality is to try to keep his composure and confidence up and they fear a 3K game against a LHP or something will be demoralizing, well, if would make more sense if it wasn't Inge that you were replacing him with.

This is what I said in another post. Alvarez has to play. If you have someone better than Inge to replace him with against left handlers then maybe it would be acceptable strategy. They definitely are taking this right/left thing a bit too far.


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:28 pm 
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Should Inge be getting regular playing time?


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
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Jesus Christ, just looking at Bedard's miserable, unhappy, weepy, hang-dog face makes me want to punch him.

Oh, and the fact that Sergeant Sadsack is mowing down the Pirates? @#$%^$%@^@^


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:29 pm 
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Bucs need to get the bats going! Wouldn't be surprised if Pedro pinch hits at sometime during the game.


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
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Come on bucs! Wake up! More shoddy defense!


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:42 pm 
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How can that be a hit to Inge. That would have been a boot in my softball league.


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
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Not sure what Inge was doing there. Tripping over his own feet? Gotta get that out at first base to start the 5th. Communication.


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
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The sleepwalking through the early frames is becoming something of a habit for the Buccos.

Two words, batters:

Eric @#Q%$ing Bedard


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
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Pirates have been a late inning team.


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:46 pm 
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Oh yeah, how about scoring some runs. Right handed lineup against a left handed pitcher.


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
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Burnett swinging and missing on the first pitch of that AB rather than bunting, followed by missing the bunt on the second pitch and then GIDP was just very bad. And a half inning earlier, one thing you can't do against the Astros is walk their no. 2 hitter on 5 pitches to bring up Altuve with a runner on third. Really ugly way to give up a run and eliminate a baserunner.


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
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buccosfan77 wrote:
Should Inge be getting regular playing time?


No.


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 10:03 pm 
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Boy this game is really ugly and sloppy. Thank god we are playing the stros

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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
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Why is Burnett not bunting? :roll: :roll: :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: May 18, 2013 Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 10:09 pm 
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Shiiiiiiit!!!!!!


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