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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:10 pm 
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Why the HELL is Barmes batting second? :shock:
That's the most rediculous thing Ive heard since I made up the Karstens injury-conspiracy!


LOL.

Its less disturbing than Luis Rivas hitting leadoff. JR pulled that one 7 times in 2008 and Rivas went 6 for 35.


Remember Tike Redman batting third?

Not fondly.

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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:20 pm 
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I'm a little surprised Redman fell off the map as quickly as he did. Not that I have particularly fond memories of his slap-hitting and abuse of playing time, but he hit really well in limited playing time with the Orioles a few years ago and hit decently in the minors since ... considering the lack of lead-off hitters you currently see on teams, he just seems like a guy who would have ended up lingering around quite a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:31 pm 
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I think it's a great move to bat Barmes second. It might just change his mindset so that he gets a hit or two and gets some confidence back. He might also go 0-4 like he does every other day but it's worth a try.


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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Barrys Dopers wrote:
Its less disturbing than Luis Rivas hitting leadoff. JR pulled that one 7 times in 2008 and Rivas went 6 for 35.

6-35 = .171

Tabata .114
Barmes .091
Barajas .074
Pedro .042

Luis Rivas is Lou effing Gehrig in this line-up.


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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:23 pm 
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I think it's a great move to bat Barmes second. It might just change his mindset so that he gets a hit or two and gets some confidence back. He might also go 0-4 like he does every other day but it's worth a try.


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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:29 pm 
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The Pirates should trade for Paul Goldschmidt.

Seriously, the moron Gibson has a hard-on for Lyle "Popup" Overplayed.

Let Gibson continue his love affair with Overplayed, and have the Buccos acquire Goldschmidt, who hit 38 combined HR's in the minors/majors, 2 in the playoffs, walks a ton, and regularly hit above .300 in the minors.

Oh, and he was the 2011 minor league player of the year.

If the D'Backs don't want to play the guy, no problem - move him to the Pirates. He would immediately become their 2nd best hitter and clean-up hitter.


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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
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Bucfan wrote:
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Its less disturbing than Luis Rivas hitting leadoff. JR pulled that one 7 times in 2008 and Rivas went 6 for 35.

6-35 = .171

Tabata .114
Barmes .091
Barajas .074
Pedro .042

Luis Rivas is Lou effing Gehrig in this line-up.


Maybe the rest of the lineup has Lou Gehrig's Disease?

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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
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Barrys Dopers wrote:
Pub anyone?


When I get home from work. 8-) 8-) 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:21 pm 
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Walker is having some bad luck early on this year. He is certainly making solid contact.

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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
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Brad Lincoln doing some good work today. Nice to see.


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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
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Well there's some luck going Walker's way. RBI pop up single.


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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:19 pm 
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Weird line-up. I don't know why they wouldn't just plug Walker in second and let McGehee clean-up.

Also not sure that I like Tabata sitting two games in a row, but I can understand wanting to get both Jones and McGehee in the line-up.

My guess is that they want to get Barmes some fastballs to hit so he can bust out of his slump.

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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
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J_C_Steel wrote:
Barrys Dopers wrote:
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Why the HELL is Barmes batting second? :shock:
That's the most rediculous thing Ive heard since I made up the Karstens injury-conspiracy!


LOL.

Its less disturbing than Luis Rivas hitting leadoff. JR pulled that one 7 times in 2008 and Rivas went 6 for 35.


Remember Tike Redman batting third?

Heck, I remember Jeff King leading off.

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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
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Raise the Jolly Roger!

To be honest, 5-7 doesn't look too bad. If the Bucs play well and win some games at home, they'll be .500 before you know it.


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 Post subject: Re: April 18, 2012 Pirates (4-7) at Diamondbacks (7-4)
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When your team is 5-7 and hitting 190, it points the credit right at the pitching staff. I don't remember a stretch of pitching like this in quite some time. 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)


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Az Bucco fan wrote:
When your team is 5-7 and hitting 190, it points the credit right at the pitching staff. I don't remember a stretch of pitching like this in quite some time. 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Hats off to the pitchers.

Every pitch matters to these guys, and they know it. They are not the Rangers or the Yankees staff, which knows that they can give up 3 in the first inning and still very possibly win the game.

Pretty demanding to throw every pitch while knowing that one mistake could be the game.


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Shhhhh... don't look. 3 of last 4.

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ZelieMike wrote:
Shhhhh... don't look. 3 of last 4.


Yep............. 8-) 8-)


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ZelieMike wrote:
Shhhhh... don't look. 3 of last 4.

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Small sample size. :roll:

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