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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #100 on: April 12, 2018, 03:46:57 pm »

I donít think Boston overreacted. They felt the slide was dirty and they policed the game. Theyíll deal with the resultant fallout. Itís the way baseball is played and itís awesome.

Donít like the unwritten rules of baseball? Go watch soccer.
I would +1 if I could. I love the unwritten rules.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #101 on: April 12, 2018, 09:09:41 pm »

Offense decided to come alive in Cincy. Martinez killing the ball.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #102 on: April 12, 2018, 09:59:24 pm »

Props when they perform well.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #103 on: April 13, 2018, 07:47:22 am »

I want them to start hitting for my own selfish reasons. Driving over to Cincy today and have tix for the games this weekend. Iíd like to see some runs scored dangit! Anyone been to Great American ballpark? This is my first trip there. Accepting cool things to see recommendations
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #104 on: April 13, 2018, 08:59:01 am »

No sir.  I've not been to a Reds game since the early 80's at that cookie-cutter park they and 1/2 of MLB had.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #105 on: April 13, 2018, 09:15:24 am »

I want them to start hitting for my own selfish reasons. Driving over to Cincy today and have tix for the games this weekend. Iíd like to see some runs scored dangit! Anyone been to Great American ballpark? This is my first trip there. Accepting cool things to see recommendations

I think youíll get your wish. The Reds suck. They need to trade Votto for some pitching and jumpstart the rebuild. This should be a sweep but probably wonít be.

Speaking of rebuilds, did anybody else hear that the Marlins AA team outdrew the MLB team in attendance the other night? Wednesday night their AA team, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, (awesome name) had 6,960 while they had 6,150 in Marlins Park. Under 20k total for a three game series with the Mets. Not that Jeter doesnít deserve it or anything, but ouch!
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #106 on: April 13, 2018, 10:08:14 am »

Oh wow, that is crazy. Fans can probably get some very cheap seats these days! Bet you could also pay for bleacher seats and walk right down behind the dugout.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #107 on: April 13, 2018, 10:29:10 pm »

Everyone else in the division lost today. Cards jump to 2nd place. And we are the only team to beat the Mets this year.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #108 on: April 14, 2018, 04:54:22 pm »

Garcia the hero today!
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #109 on: April 14, 2018, 05:30:00 pm »

Good to have Cincy on the schedule.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #110 on: April 15, 2018, 01:10:01 am »

We finally got our shot at Cincy.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #111 on: April 15, 2018, 06:17:27 pm »

Got the sweep. Is it too late swap out some games for a couple more series with Cincy? Now go ram jam the Cubs and Iíll be thrilled.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #112 on: April 16, 2018, 12:59:20 am »

Love the sweep but it was the reds lol. And Matheny for the love of God quit batting Carpenter 3rd. Thatís not his strength. Heís an OBP guy. Quit being dumb.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #113 on: April 16, 2018, 01:01:13 am »

Someone needs to cool down the Pirates. Wow! They are cooking.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #115 on: April 16, 2018, 02:22:59 pm »

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/benjamin-hochman/hochman-where-should-matt-carpenter-bat-not-third/article_a4374829-d7a4-5611-9520-2c61a9da59e8.html

Itís early and Carpenter didnít have a normal spring training. Iíd give him this Cubs series, but if he doesnít do something encouraging (like a 10 for 24 stretch or a .400ish obp for the week) by the end of this week itís time to rethink things.

I think Carpenterís problem is the shift has owned him. He cannot poke the ball to the left side of the infield. Until he starts beating the shift itís going to be staring him in the face every AB.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #116 on: April 16, 2018, 04:33:48 pm »

I hate the cancellation because I have a late appointment with clients tonight and wouldn't be home until 8pm.  I was looking forward to seeing only 3 innings of how Matheny might screw it up.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #117 on: April 16, 2018, 09:12:18 pm »

I agree about Carp and the shift. I really donít know what there is to do about it, other than change your approach. It drives me nuts.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #118 on: April 17, 2018, 11:49:38 am »

I agree about Carp and the shift. I really donít know what there is to do about it, other than change your approach. It drives me nuts.

It amazes me how many big leaguers can't beat the shift.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #119 on: April 17, 2018, 02:39:23 pm »

What I donít understand about Carpenter beating a shift is theyíll pitch him away and he canít go with the pitch. He just rolls ground balls to the right side. I get it, itís big league pitching and everything, but youíd think heíd eventually figure out how to go with it. Long way to go yet, hopefully his breakthrough comes at Wrigley.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #120 on: April 18, 2018, 01:52:25 am »

Look whoís just 1game back. Still some holes in the lineup, but starters starting to look better. Couple of bullpen guys still scare me.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #121 on: April 18, 2018, 05:59:12 am »

Timely hitting is coming around. But Holland is BAD. That guy may not finish the season on this team. He definitely wonít be closing any games here. He came into this season out of shape and not ready and canít throw strikes. Carpenter had a quote last night that said what the team is thinking about the closer spot, regarding Bud Norris: ďHe's showing every reason we should assume he's going to finish the game for us," infielder Matt Carpenter said. "We believe in the ninth inning he's going to shut the door." 
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #122 on: April 18, 2018, 07:27:54 am »

I didnít think that the pitch to Baez was that bad. He had to golf it out.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #123 on: April 18, 2018, 07:38:23 am »

Problem is he kept throwing that same slider and missing low. Like 9 of his first 12 were the same low sliders. Pro hitters have no trouble recognizing a pitch when seeing it that many times (including standing on deck) and thatís why Baez saw it and still crushed a out of the zone pitch.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #124 on: April 18, 2018, 09:13:26 am »

Random thoughts from last night, and a question:

I wasnít a fan of the Holland signing, but I think heíll come around. I think theyíve rushed him a bit, probably should have given him a little more time to get ready.

When Bud Norris signed who wouldíve thought he would be the closer and be pretty good at it, so far anyway? I sure didnít. Itís early, but his signing is looking like a steal.

Also, what about Hicks last night? 102 in that weather? Good luck with that. It looks like Matheny is going to use him against the opponents best hitters in late(ish) game situations. A welcome departure from his designated 7th, 8th, and 9th inning guys that he runs out every day.

Itís far from finished, but I like what Iím seeing in that bullpen. They could use a lefty specialist though.

Paul Dejong is apparently a two outcome (homer or strikeout) guy, but he did see some tough pitching last night. The Cardinals really need him to cut the K rate.

I was glad to see Carpenter do something offensively last night.

With Fowler scuffling, should Bader be getting a few more starts in RF?
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #125 on: April 18, 2018, 09:22:13 am »

Bud Norris was a cards killer in Houston a while back. He killed us one year and it seemed we faced him like 9 times in one season!

Yea we need Carp to get back to his normal ways, good to see it against the cubs.

Iím of the opinion that you play Fowler and keep playing him. Heís a centerpiece of the lineup and you are paying him like it, so just give him ABís. This team needs the Oz, Pham and Fowler to all have good years to play to their potential.
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Re: Redbird Rundown XII
« Reply #126 on: April 18, 2018, 01:04:24 pm »

Tyler OíNeill is getting called up, the guy strikes out a ton but can mash. Big time power, heíll be a threat off the bench and can play all three OF spots. I think Iíd like them to play him a lot though. Sounds like 13 pitchers may be a thing of the past for the Cardinals.

http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball/professional/birdland/scorching-slugger-o-neill-set-to-join-cardinals-in-chicago/article_8029c199-4ce5-53ef-a43f-97cc5b4025fd.html
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