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So How Did Morgan Do In Hutto This Evening?
« on: July 29, 2006, 11:35:57 pm »
Anyone got a report from the game?

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2006, 11:39:13 pm »
Sorda. I've been watching the box score. He's got a double and (I'll you'll be shocked) two walks in three plate appearances.

Not watching so I have no idea how he's actually looking in the aforementioned PAs. He probably gets another one before the game's over, too.

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2006, 11:45:22 pm »
Perfect night's a perfect night.

Good news, whether he's our 3B or our trade bait.

Thanks for the update.

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2006, 11:47:03 pm »
He just homered off of Witasick.

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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2006, 11:47:56 pm »
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Perfect night's a perfect night.

Good news, whether he's our 3B or our trade bait.

Thanks for the update.





How in the world do you go on a rehab assignment, primarily to see how your shoulder feels when you swing a bat, and walk?

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2006, 11:48:08 pm »
No fuckin' shit.

So.....seriously, if his shoulder wasn't actually damaged....what the hell was the problem?  

I can't wait to hear a first-hand account.

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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2006, 11:49:36 pm »
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How in the world do you go on a rehab assignment, primarily to see how your shoulder feels when you swing a bat, and walk?




Your mom shoulda told you...you can't go round changing men.  It just can't be done.

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Re: So How Did Morgan Do In Hutto This Evening?
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2006, 11:54:55 pm »
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How in the world do you go on a rehab assignment, primarily to see how your shoulder feels when you swing a bat, and walk?





Because it's baseball.

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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2006, 11:59:36 pm »
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How in the world do you go on a rehab assignment, primarily to see how your shoulder feels when you swing a bat, and walk?





Because it's baseball.





So it's your "understanding" that Morgan Ensberg was in Round Rock to win a game?

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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2006, 12:01:38 am »
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Perfect night's a perfect night.

Good news, whether he's our 3B or our trade bait.

Thanks for the update.





How in the world do you go on a rehab assignment, primarily to see how your shoulder feels when you swing a bat, and walk?





In fairness, he did swing twice in each of the AB's that he ended up walking. It's hard to tell much from Gameday, but he wasn't just standing there with the bat on his shoulder.

And Mike Gallo just gave up a Grand Slam...

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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2006, 12:02:24 am »
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And Mike Gallo just gave up a Grand Slam...




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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2006, 12:05:59 am »
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So it's your "understanding" that Morgan Ensberg was in Round Rock to win a game?





He went to Round Rock to play a game he hasn't played in a month, with the hope that he can be activated and able to contribute Tuesday in San Diego.  Flailing at every pitch isn't helpful.

Looks like he's 2-2 with two walks, a double, and a home run.  Satisfied?

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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2006, 12:23:16 am »
And they left him in there to give up another 3 runs after the granny? Sweet Jeebus in Heaven!

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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2006, 12:26:29 am »
It's one of those perks of being left handed.  Stick around longer, both in games and career-wise.

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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2006, 12:26:37 am »
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So it's your "understanding" that Morgan Ensberg was in Round Rock to win a game?





He went to Round Rock to play a game he hasn't played in a month, with the hope that he can be activated and able to contribute Tuesday in San Diego.  Flailing at every pitch isn't helpful.

Looks like he's 2-2 with two walks, a double, and a home run.  Satisfied?





So that would be new information.  Orioles probably werent all that interested in his plate management against AAA pitchers.

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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2006, 12:31:18 am »
So wrong...

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« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2006, 12:36:40 am »
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Orioles probably werent all that interested in his plate management against AAA pitchers.





Totally irrelevant.

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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2006, 12:40:33 am »
Ensberg ends his night with another double off of just released Brandon Puffer. 3-3 with a pair of doubles, a homer, and a pair of walks.

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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2006, 12:41:51 am »
Make that 3-3. 2 doubles and a HR. He drove in 4 out of 7 runs as well.

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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2006, 01:08:28 am »
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Make that 3-3. 2 doubles and a HR. He drove in 4 out of 7 runs as well.




Excellent, he's pulled the string.  If he's swinging and driving the ball he's the hitter they had last season.  Forget Tejada.

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« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2006, 01:12:44 am »
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Forget Tejada.




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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2006, 01:42:28 am »
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Make that 3-3. 2 doubles and a HR. He drove in 4 out of 7 runs as well.




Excellent, he's pulled the string.  If he's swinging and driving the ball he's the hitter they had last season.  Forget Tejada.





But was could still move Everett out of the 8 hole.

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« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2006, 01:44:25 am »
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Make that 3-3. 2 doubles and a HR. He drove in 4 out of 7 runs as well.




Excellent, he's pulled the string.  If he's swinging and driving the ball he's the hitter they had last season.  Forget Tejada.




But was could still move Everett out of the 8 hole.




Huff goes to right, or 1st if Berkman is still injured, as soon as Ensberg is off the dl.

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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2006, 03:42:12 am »
Report from someone actually at the game...

Moberg looked like the MoBerg of old. Taking aggressive swings at pitches in the zone, and doing that ridiculously infuriating "follow every pitch with a whip of the head as it passes" when he took.
Worked walks with 2 strikes both times he took a stroll to first.
His first double was a rope that went to the left field wall on about 2 hops down the line. He almost got rung up by the 2nd base ump for not hustling all the way. The throw in got to the bag right about when he did, and he was lollygagging.

His homer was a SHOT. It might not have cleared the wall in the Crawford Boxes, but it was DRILLED to straight-away left field. Would've taken out a number or two on the scoreboards if it didn't clear in Houston.
Didn't see his last double, thanks to Mike "Please For GOD'S SAKE RELEASE ME" Gallo. We gave up and went home after the Grand Slam inning.

Amazingly, in Gallo's first inning:
Came in to face 2 lefties to begin with.
Walked the first guy on 5 pitches. During the silence of the batter walking to first, I ROARED "Gallo, THROW STRIKES." I know he heard me, saw his head twitch our direction.
Next guy bunts. Gallo watches it roll past him. Recent call up JR House fields it, flips to the late-covering Gallo, who isn't going to beat the runner in a footrace to first. Gallo reaches out and tags the runner about a step before he gets to the bag.
Homotastic first base ump, obviously not watching to see if there was a tag play, just watching the base to see who wins the footrace, calls the runner safe.
SuperJoe, who was playing 2nd at the time, demands the first base ump ask the home plate ump for some help, since he obviously didn't see the play.
The first base ump declines Joe's request, and is promptly tossed for whatever he said next. Joe goes BALLISTIC. Home plate ump walks Joe in circles around Jackie Moore and the 1st base ump for a solid 3-4 minutes while Jackie gets his say.
It becomes apparent that Jackie is not going back to the dugout in this game. During a quiet few seconds, you can clearly hear Jackie say, "No, I'm not going to leave." First base ump tosses Jackie, and the crowd goes nuts. Jackie gets a standing ovation.

Next guy bunts the runners over, 2nd and 3rd and 1 out.
Gallo I-walks the next guy, almost hopping one throw and just missing throwing one to the backstop over Giminez's head. Next guy up, who is hitting .430 with 5 homers, BLASTS one off the shed roof in center.
For all intents and purposes, game over.
Gallo let the Rivercats bat around in both the 8th and 9th innings.

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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2006, 03:59:08 am »
How many stances did Morgan have tonight?

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« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2006, 10:21:46 am »
 
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« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2006, 12:08:16 pm »
there have been some bizzare sources of entertaiment.. people used to gather in towns for hanging and other sources of execution.. someone gallo..(oh what a good transititon) seems to pop in my mind and i think like the hanging gallos.. the gallo who leaves his ball hanging out over the plate should be gotten rid of too
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« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2006, 01:59:00 pm »
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doing that ridiculously infuriating "follow every pitch with a whip of the head as it passes" when he took.





like   THIS?

Thanks for the report, good stuff.

1 question, on the call that got Joe and Jackie tossed, did the home plate ump ever correct the call or did the 1st base guy refuse t ask for help?
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« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2006, 02:02:12 pm »
he refused to ask for help. unclear to me if either of them could have seen it, but he never asked for help from anyone. the play was right in front of us, and we are on the second row. we saw and heard the tag clearly. as Mark said, we could hear Jackie tell the ump "I'm not going to leave" several times.
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« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2006, 12:25:33 am »
The thing that pissed me off was that McEwing was standing on first base.  If Gallo just stays the hell out of the way, House flips it to McEwing and it's a straightforward play.

I imagine that's a lot easier to see from my seat than it is on the field.
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« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2006, 01:23:18 am »
Gallo is not supposed to "stay the hell out of the way." he is supposed to go to the bag.
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« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2006, 11:48:09 am »
Sunday at RR he was 1-5 w/and rbi and a strikeout....
Remember Jesus Alou being called out of the 1st base coaching box to pinch-hit a double vs. the Reds in '79 I think, to win a crucial game, and he patted Morgan on top of the head (ala Benny Hill w/the little bald guy) and Little Joe got pissed.....yeah,that was great.