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Talk Zone / Re: Signal stealing haiku
« on: November 15, 2019, 11:07:06 am »
No cameras in LA.
Ground ball right side
Could do it.

Let's go over the signs again: 5 whistles, 7 thumps, 5 crying yankees fans

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Talk Zone / Re: Signal stealing haiku
« on: November 14, 2019, 09:58:46 pm »
Slider not sliding
Changeup hangin. Fastball off.
You hear a whistle?

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Talk Zone / Re: Signal stealing haiku
« on: November 14, 2019, 09:33:52 pm »
Beltran team meeting
No sweat. Bang them cans at home
Astros in seven

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Talk Zone / Re: Signal stealing haiku
« on: November 14, 2019, 09:01:22 pm »
Feeling lost, help Brac
Hands up, watch the hanger. Down.
Late on fastball. Fuck.

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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 14, 2019, 03:23:09 pm »
Tough decision for AJ to warm up a reliever during a critical at bat in late innings.

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Talk Zone / Re: More controversy
« on: November 14, 2019, 01:30:54 pm »
I have doubts that Stephen A. Smith has ever watched a baseball game. I would bet folding money he's never sat through an entire game in person.

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Talk Zone / Re: Reid Ryan phasing out
« on: November 08, 2019, 12:51:46 pm »
I hoe this goes better than the succession plan in HBO’s series, Succession. 

So sorry to here about Mo.

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Talk Zone / Re: Cole and Game 5
« on: November 01, 2019, 11:56:45 am »
He also aid Cole got up on his own.

He also said he wished they could have won a game at home.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 7, October 30, 2019
« on: October 31, 2019, 09:34:18 am »

The bad part about it, is that away is Kendrick’s sweet spot. We had been pitching him up and in most of the series and had done well. Harris’ pitch was a great pitch in a great location, just the wrong hitter to throw it too.


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Article this morning said that Kendrick had not hit a homerun on a pitch in that location all year and that he normally pounds it into the ground.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 7, October 30, 2019
« on: October 30, 2019, 07:13:15 pm »
What are y'all wearing?  Isn't 105 basically behind home plate?

Crawford boxes

Actually just by the fowl pole

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Talk Zone / Re: Game 7
« on: October 30, 2019, 02:28:37 pm »
In my layman's opinion:  Urquidy is almost certain to be the second pitcher Hinch uses tonight (unless he brings in a true reliever to finish an inning).

Urquidy will also start clean and be viewed as a multiple inning guy. If Greinke is in trouble and needs an out, then he'll use someone else depending on matchups. And then depending on where they are in the order maybe Hinch brings in someone to do 7-8-9, or maybe 3-4-5, and then sets Urquidy on a path to get the most outs based on matchup as possible.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 6, October 29, 2019
« on: October 29, 2019, 09:27:10 pm »
9, 1, 2 coming up for the Nats in the 7th.

Harris?

Nah. Gotta save him for high leverage

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 6, October 29, 2019
« on: October 29, 2019, 08:10:39 pm »
Innings like that are gonna give me the runs

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As long as it's you and not the Nats.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 6, October 29, 2019
« on: October 29, 2019, 08:10:06 pm »
Soto changed his approach with 2 strikes. Both feet were flat and stance was very wide. Haven't noticed that from him before. I think his ankle is bothering him.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 6, October 29, 2019
« on: October 29, 2019, 06:58:22 pm »
I’m so nervous and excited I can’t sit still. I’m pacing around like a lunatic jabbering to myself with not a single soul in the house. I better close the blinds.

Did you make it to a game?

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Talk Zone / Re: Alvarez
« on: October 29, 2019, 01:19:04 pm »
Yordan Alvarez is Back
Some people thought Yordan Alvarez’s bat sprung to life in Game 5. Not true. It happened in a batting practice session Oct. 21, the day before Game 1.

We know Alvarez was getting beat consistently with fastballs in the ALCS. With his back side collapsing, Alvarez went 1-for-22 with 12 strikeouts.

But something happened in batting practice on the eve of the World Series.

(And I witnessed a similar event in the 2016 NLCS with a 1-for-24 Addison Russell. He took BP hitting the ball almost entirely to centerfield to stop hooking pitches–and homered in the next two games.)

Alvarez took two rounds of BP in which he hit everything to the left of centerfield. But the ball was not jumping off his bat. He was hitting lazy flyballs. He looked as bad as he did in the ALCS.

Finally, Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron stepped in and pulled him aside as they both looked at the tablet attached to the batting cage, the one streaming video of BP.

“I’ve stayed quiet for the most part,” Cintron said. “Most hitters only want to listen when they have really hit bottom. I thought he was there. It was time.”

Cintron then showed Alvarez a change to make in his setup. Alvarez had been setting up with a fairly erect stance–with a weak base and his head out over his toes–and his first movement to the baseball caused his back leg to slide behind him before contact.

Cintron showed him how to “sink into” his legs–bending his knees while keeping his hips back and head over his center of gravity. He showed him how he could accentuate this position by “sinking into” his legs and then leaning back in the shoulders to emphasize keeping his weight centered–not forward. Matt Carpenter, Anthony Rizzo and Paul Goldschmidt are among the hitters who use this technique.

Alvarez stepped into the cage and took up Cintron’s suggestions. He immediately looked like a different hitter. He was crushing balls over the home run line in leftfield, one after another. The change was astonishing to see.

When Alvarez was done with his round Cintron came over and gave him a fist bump. Alvarez smiled for the first time in weeks. That’s when he was fixed. That’s why he hit the home run to left-center in Game 5. Fastballs no longer bother him; he's already matched his hit total off of them (two, including a home run) in the World Series as he did in the ALDS and ALCS combined.


Verducci

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Talk Zone / Re: WS 2019
« on: October 28, 2019, 06:21:07 pm »
Verlander pitched well enough to win both starts in 2017.

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Talk Zone / Re: WS 2019
« on: October 27, 2019, 05:11:37 pm »
Ross has pitched, but I agree it screws up the video work done today.

If I were the Nats, I wouldn't have said anything until it was time to warm up.

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 4, October 26, 2019
« on: October 26, 2019, 10:56:55 pm »
Dozier is the emergency catcher for the Nats

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Game Zone 2019 / Re: 2019 World Series, Game 4, October 26, 2019
« on: October 26, 2019, 10:13:36 pm »
We still need 2 innings from our pen.

Sparks guesses Devo for 2

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