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 Post subject: Re: 08/13/12 Pirates (64-50) vs Dodgers (62-53)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:48 am 
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buccosfan77 wrote:
I don't know Val. This team has to have something inside saying don't let this happen again. I feel like it's happening all over again. Bad starting pitching, giving up 4 or 5 runs a start, the bullpen starting to give up runs, the offense coming through from time to time and McCutchen starting to dissapear a little when it comes to the big time clutch gap driving hits.

I'm still holding out hope that this year isn't a repeat of the last two months from a year ago.

Maybe Corriea can come through as a stopper tommorow as he has many times lately. He can't give up many though as Billingsley is very good against the Pirates. Dodgers gained a game but St. Louis didn't. They only gained a half a game.

Karstens wants that hit back he gave up to Harang and Choate wants his balls back. It was that type of game tonight. Victorino fall down the stairs at the hotel tonight.

I don't think we're at the stage of last year's melt down, but we're still missing something. We're weak at the corners. I mean Pedro really lit the ball up for a while, and it's nice having some streaky guys, but winning teams probably get more consistency out of their 3rd best hitter. I like Walker, but is he good enough to be the number #2 bat on a pennant-chasing team? The jury is still waiting on Marte and Snider. They're both young, I'm not going to judge them until this time next year. But I think we needed a better bat, a better number 2, so that Walker would be our third most potent bat in the lineup and Pedro would be fourth.

Before the trade deadline, our bullpen was having one of the all-time great seasons. Ever. We're certainly not at that point now, bullpen-wise, and maybe the starters are running a little scared. Maybe Lincoln was more important than we realize, and was more than "just" a middle reliever.


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 Post subject: Re: 08/13/12 Pirates (64-50) vs Dodgers (62-53)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:29 am 
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Scrap Iron wrote:
Bob in Boston wrote:
Scrap Iron wrote:
Hard not to feel like the season is slipping away.... :(

Sssssssssshhhhhhhhhh! You'll get Animal on your case for that kind of thinking.

Yeah well....maybe if I tell him it's based on what I see and not some sort of complicated SABR analysis with all sorts of algorithms and theorems, he'll go easy on me.... ;)


Well done, gentlemen. This is why I still read this board.


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 Post subject: Re: 08/13/12 Pirates (64-50) vs Dodgers (62-53)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:32 am 
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BBF wrote:
Well done, gentlemen. This is why I still read this board.

Well, that and you're listed as a mod...


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 Post subject: Re: 08/13/12 Pirates (64-50) vs Dodgers (62-53)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:14 am 
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Scrap Iron wrote:
Bob in Boston wrote:
Scrap Iron wrote:
Hard not to feel like the season is slipping away.... :(

Sssssssssshhhhhhhhhh! You'll get Animal on your case for that kind of thinking.

Yeah well....maybe if I tell him it's based on what I see and not some sort of complicated SABR analysis with all sorts of algorithms and theorems, he'll go easy on me.... ;)


From what I gather, it sounds to me like your FANDOM is a below average .~250 ish right now while your xFANDOM is a more respectable .333.

Maybe if you lowered your xPECTATION and increased your BEER, you can expect a return to the mean.

The good news is your YINZER is a career low .111 and your HUMOR is an off the charts 1.050!

:lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 08/13/12 Pirates (64-50) vs Dodgers (62-53)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:15 am 
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From what I gather, it sounds to me like your FANDOM is a below average .~250 ish right now while your xFANDOM is a more respectable .333.

Maybe if you lowered your xPECTATION and increased your BEER, you can expect a return to the mean.

The good news is your YINZER is a career low .111 and your HUMOR is an off the charts 1.050!

:lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Bill James would be proud.


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 Post subject: Re: 08/13/12 Pirates (64-50) vs Dodgers (62-53)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:17 am 
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Scrap Iron wrote:
Bob in Boston wrote:
Scrap Iron wrote:
Hard not to feel like the season is slipping away.... :(

Sssssssssshhhhhhhhhh! You'll get Animal on your case for that kind of thinking.

Yeah well....maybe if I tell him it's based on what I see and not some sort of complicated SABR analysis with all sorts of algorithms and theorems, he'll go easy on me.... ;)

Hey Animal - if you read this, all in good fun, buddy.


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