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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:07 pm 
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Nice break for the Bucs after Tabata screws the pooch. Feel bad for the kid at second. His first MLB start. But hey, I feel more sorry for us.

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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
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I'll take any help they'll give at this point.


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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:20 pm 
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Correia with a very dubious start. Two hits to the @#$*$#@ pitcher????????


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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:29 pm 
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Why does Britton throw anything other than a cutter in the dirt? Pirate hitters swing at that pitch every time, with predictable results.


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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:30 pm 
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And he STILL may pick up his 9th W. That's what a functioning offense can do for you.


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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 3:42 pm 
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bucco boy wrote:
Not Correia's day...again. His last four starts have been shaky. Hope he isn't regressing.


He had a good start against the Mets. Took a shutout into the 7th. The Pirates just scored 0 runs that day.

His last start against the Indians was also pretty good, 1 ER, but the offense again didn't do anything. Moskos was the one who blew that game.


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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
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This is going to be a nail-biter...

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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:29 pm 
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This win was more of gift from the O's. Chances to drive in important runs by the Pirates didn't happen. Tabata's poor AB comes to mind. Correia was lucky he got the win.

I'm glad the Pirate's won but I still don't feel good about this offense.

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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
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If the Pirates pitch to the Sox the way they pitched to the O's, Boston will hang 40 runs on them over the weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:48 pm 
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I don't care if they won because of an error. I'll gladly take it.

You're not ever going to feel good about this offense so stop expecting to. They do not have the horses and you just have to accept that.


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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
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LtCol Kojak Slaphead wrote:
If the Pirates pitch to the Sox the way they pitched to the O's, Boston will hang 40 runs on them over the weekend.

Frustrating to watch Correia miss a foot outside, then pipe one thigh-high, middle. Not a good start at all.

Who starts in place of Morton on Sunday?

(Clayton Richard has shut out the Red Sox for 4 innings. He is basically a Paul Maholm clone + 2 mph. Maybe Bosox struggle vs. lefties?)


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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
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LtCol Kojak Slaphead wrote:
If the Pirates pitch to the Sox the way they pitched to the O's, Boston will hang 40 runs on them over the weekend.


Hence Charlie Morton's "fatigue" break. That is far more about preserving Morton's pysche than it is about restoring his energy.

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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
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Bucfan wrote:
LtCol Kojak Slaphead wrote:
If the Pirates pitch to the Sox the way they pitched to the O's, Boston will hang 40 runs on them over the weekend.

Frustrating to watch Correia miss a foot outside, then pipe one thigh-high, middle. Not a good start at all.

Who starts in place of Morton on Sunday?

(Clayton Richard has shut out the Red Sox for 4 innings. He is basically a Paul Maholm clone + 2 mph. Maybe Bosox struggle vs. lefties?)


Mickie D is starting Sunday on short rest.

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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:21 pm 
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No. 9 wrote:
LtCol Kojak Slaphead wrote:
If the Pirates pitch to the Sox the way they pitched to the O's, Boston will hang 40 runs on them over the weekend.


Hence Charlie Morton's "fatigue" break. That is far more about preserving Morton's pysche than it is about restoring his energy.

Completely agreed on this, No. 9.

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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:31 pm 
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No. 9 wrote:
Hence Charlie Morton's "fatigue" break. That is far more about preserving Morton's pysche than it is about restoring his energy.


Quite possibly. I am all about Morton being 90% mental. However, I will also consider the other 50% due to his new mechanics? Seriously, does anyone expect him to hold newly learned mechanics... the fine, finishing points that create all the "good" stuff... throughout the season as real fatigue sets in?

I don't see the two as mutually exclusive.

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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
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I don't think that they are mutually exclusive either. But . . . if his next outing was against a light hitting team . . . I'm guessing that there would be less of an urge to have him skip a start. I'm not criticizing the decision one bit. To the contrary, I applaud it. If the guy is struggling with a new delivery; command of his pitches and perhaps is experiencing some physical/mental fatigue, sit him down. Particularly against the $200,000,000 lineup. But no one will say that outloud . . . at least not in the dugout.

I only wish that Wakefield would pitch on Saturday instead of Sunday. Would love to see he and Karstens have a "slowest pitch" competition.

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 Post subject: Re: 6/22 Orioles (33-38) at Pirates (36-37)
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The three Red Sox starters are a combined 19-7. Lester (9-3), Beckett (6-2), and Wakefield (4-2).


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