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 Post subject: Re: April 7, 2011 Rockies (3-1) at Pirates (4-2)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:14 pm 
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I'd like to see Alvarez wake up from hibernation tomorrow night. The kid's now got 10 Ks without a single walk on the year, and he only has one extra base hit. C'mon, Pedro.


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 Post subject: Re: April 7, 2011 Rockies (3-1) at Pirates (4-2)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:45 pm 
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Today's game is a prime reason that you let it go and play again tomorrow. That's baseball. 8-) 8-) 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: April 7, 2011 Rockies (3-1) at Pirates (4-2)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:33 pm 
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RTJR wrote:
I think they just stunk today. Pitching, hitting, defense were all disappointing.

"Other than that, how did you like the play, Mrs. Lincoln?"


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 Post subject: Re: April 7, 2011 Rockies (3-1) at Pirates (4-2)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:58 pm 
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RTJR wrote:
I think they just stunk today. Pitching, hitting, defense were all disappointing. Tomorrow is another day. Hopefully they don't let this game linger.


It wasn't ALL bad. The Chuck Tanner Tribute before the game was great!
The Quaker Stake N Lube in the 2nd was good...as was the Primanti's in the 7th!

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 Post subject: Re: April 7, 2011 Rockies (3-1) at Pirates (4-2)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:44 am 
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J_C_Steel wrote:
I'd like to see Alvarez wake up from hibernation tomorrow night. The kid's now got 10 Ks without a single walk on the year, and he only has one extra base hit. C'mon, Pedro.

There's the slow starter reputation he has, but wow, he couldn't really be worse than what he's been. A big bat that doesn't walk, doesn't get big hits, and K's twice a game at least, is useless.


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 Post subject: Re: April 7, 2011 Rockies (3-1) at Pirates (4-2)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:47 am 
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RTJR wrote:
I think they just stunk today. Pitching, hitting, defense were all disappointing. Tomorrow is another day. Hopefully they don't let this game linger.




Linger?...I hardly knew her!


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 Post subject: Re: April 7, 2011 Rockies (3-1) at Pirates (4-2)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:19 am 
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Steelcurtain512 wrote:
J_C_Steel wrote:
I'd like to see Alvarez wake up from hibernation tomorrow night. The kid's now got 10 Ks without a single walk on the year, and he only has one extra base hit. C'mon, Pedro.

There's the slow starter reputation he has, but wow, he couldn't really be worse than what he's been. A big bat that doesn't walk, doesn't get big hits, and K's twice a game at least, is useless.


The game is about adjustments. Alvarez has to make pitchers pay for missing their spots. So far, he hasn't. Even his game-winning two-RBI single was a cued dribbler that just evaded the pitcher, and the second RBI on that play was more about Walker's hustle.

#24 has to get it in gear.


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 Post subject: Re: April 7, 2011 Rockies (3-1) at Pirates (4-2)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:11 pm 
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I think he needs to be more aggressive early in the count. TO my eyes there has been a few first pitch strikes that were very hittable. 8-) 8-)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:12 pm 
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Animal wrote:
The Quaker Stake N Lube in the 2nd was good...as was the Primanti's in the 7th!


That game built up quite the appetite there Animal. :lol: :lol: :lol: 8-) 8-) 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: April 7, 2011 Rockies (3-1) at Pirates (4-2)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:51 pm 
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
I think he needs to be more aggressive early in the count. TO my eyes there has been a few first pitch strikes that were very hittable. 8-) 8-)

For reasons that escape us average baseball fans, Alvarez does indeed seem to take a first-pitch fastball right down the middle for strike 1. He then offers at the breaking ball in the dirt to go 0-2.

If pitchers think they can simply chuck a fastball down the middle to get ahead, hit the ball off the fence. Then, the pitchers will need to shoot for a corner or throw a first-pitch breaking ball, leading to more 1-0 counts.


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 Post subject: Re: April 7, 2011 Rockies (3-1) at Pirates (4-2)
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:57 pm 
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Exactly. 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)


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