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 Post subject: Re: NLDS Game 2: Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:24 pm 
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I like how MLB Network gave us 4 replays of the ball going out of Freese's glove before one replay of the play at first.


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 Post subject: Re: NLDS Game 2: Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals
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Cardinals defense with a few chinks today. :)


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Gerritt Cole......

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:26 pm 
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Ralphie wrote:
Another mistake by Hurdle, in my opinion. I would have brought in Sanchez to face the lefty. No time to get complacent.

Instead Morneau hits into a DP.

I don't have a problem with it. It's not like Morneau's had a bad game today. Though why Gaby came in now is a bit of a mystery.


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They had decided that Cole was done. So with a lefty on the mound Sanchez was the obvious choice to pinch hit.

That run was big.


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 Post subject: Re: NLDS Game 2: Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals
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 Post subject: Re: NLDS Game 2: Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals
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Two reasons to pull Cole. He labored that last inning. Dug down deep and got it down, but labored.

Second, he only had 85 pitches. Could be available Game 5 if needed

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:32 pm 
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Ralphie wrote:
They had decided that Cole was done. So with a lefty on the mound Sanchez was the obvious choice to pinch hit.

That run was big.

I gotta stop viewing GameCast. They had Siegrist down as a rightie...


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 Post subject: Re: NLDS Game 2: Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:40 pm 
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TheShark wrote:
No. 9 wrote:
There is value to making sure that the 3rd baseman respects the possibility of a drag bunt. If the 3rd basemen has to play even with the bag, Marte has a better chance of finding the hole between SS and 3rd base as well as reducing the reaction time of the third baseman.


Conversely, there is negative value in giving away a strike to get behind in a count for a lead-off hitter that has a 25% K rate.


Agreed . . . if its a strike.

Perhaps the issue lies with pitch recognition . . .

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C'mon fellas! We can take this series on aggregates!

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bucco boy wrote:
Two reasons to pull Cole. He labored that last inning. Dug down deep and got it down, but labored.

Second, he only had 85 pitches. Could be available Game 5 if needed


If there is a Game #5, Cole has just proved that he deserves serious consideration to start that game. AJ matches up better against Dodgers or Braves anyway.

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SUPERCHARGED APE wrote:
Productive not-outs are good too though. Like when he hit the ball over the fence.

Yeah, I'm thinking the non-outs are more impactful on the end result of this game.

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Productive not-outs are good too though. Like when he hit the ball over the fence.

Yeah, I'm thinking the non-outs are more impactful on the end result of this game.


Yes, but if for some reason you don't hit it over the fence, it is better to move the runner over so your next batter can get the run in on a fly ball.

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 Post subject: Re: NLDS Game 2: Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals
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I actually thought the Cardinals played worse than the Pirates did yesterday, if that is hard to imagine. When Pedro went yard, their day was done.


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 Post subject: Re: NLDS Game 2: Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals
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bucco boy wrote:
No. 9 alert. No. 9 alert. Productive outs by Pedro and Russell.

No. 9 gushes. Celebrates. Says in your face.

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Productive AB, Bucco Boy. Productive AB. "Productive out' has been somehow twisted into the ill-conceived notion that a batter was "trying" to make an out. That is a flat out misnomer. Alvarez trying to pull the ball still includes trying to get a hit. Its just that, if he makes an out, the Bucs' run-scoring situation improves. Similarly, Martin is looking for a pitch to hit in outfield. Would he like to find a gap? Sure, but if he doesn't, he still gets in the run.

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 Post subject: Re: NLDS Game 2: Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals
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Look at the scores of the last 8 games of this series. 5 runs or more is the margin of victory with exception of 12-8 game in St. Louis where the Pirates were down by at least 9 runs going into the last 2 innings.

I'll take "Lack of Drama" for $500, Alex.

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