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Re: The 2010 baseball thread
« Reply #270 on: June 18, 2010, 04:49:25 PM »
In other news, Nick Blackburn is still a worthless sack of shit.
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Re: The 2010 baseball thread
« Reply #271 on: June 18, 2010, 04:56:50 PM »
Free trial of MLB.tv on the PS3 this weekend.  Too bad the damn web page you need to go to to link your PS3 to an MLB account doesn't provide any place to enter the activation code.  :grr:


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Re: The 2010 baseball thread
« Reply #272 on: June 18, 2010, 05:01:23 PM »
In other news, Nick Blackburn is still a worthless sack of shit.

During this long slump for the Phillies, Larry Anderson on the radio has been saying somebody was gonna pay.  They were just joking about it now as Blackburn left the game.


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Re: The 2010 baseball thread
« Reply #273 on: June 18, 2010, 08:47:45 PM »
In other news, Nick Blackburn is still a worthless sack of shit.

During this long slump for the Phillies, Larry Anderson on the radio has been saying somebody was gonna pay.  They were just joking about it now as Blackburn left the game.

Or maybe Blackburn just sucks.  That strikes me as a simpler explanation.
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Re: The 2010 baseball thread
« Reply #274 on: June 19, 2010, 11:12:07 AM »
JD Drew pulled a hamstring catching a fly ball.    I'm not surprised he got hurt, I am surprised he was not already hurt.


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Re: The 2010 baseball thread
« Reply #275 on: June 19, 2010, 11:39:12 AM »
JD Drew pulled a hamstring catching a fly ball.    I'm not surprised he got hurt, I am surprised he was not already hurt.

He supposedly already was, but was being a tough guy & playing through it.  ::)  Although that was probably another injury. 


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Re: The 2010 baseball thread
« Reply #276 on: June 20, 2010, 09:27:56 AM »
That was quite a game last night, hey TeamRad? As much as I want the Rockies to win by a landslide, Brewers never gave up, made for exciting ballplay


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Re: The 2010 baseball thread
« Reply #277 on: June 20, 2010, 11:19:54 AM »
15 wins... that's all Wakefield needs... just 15 more. (Then he will tie for most wins on the Red Sox)

He hasn't been getting many breaks this season but he's been throwing mostly quality starts and eating up innings. Not bad for an old dude.


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Re: The 2010 baseball thread
« Reply #278 on: June 20, 2010, 12:36:29 PM »
In other news, Nick Blackburn is still a worthless sack of shit.

Do you really need to use that kind of language (for someone on a team you root for no less)?  He had a bad outing - he is still a decent (not great) pitcher.
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Re: The 2010 baseball thread
« Reply #279 on: June 20, 2010, 01:30:42 PM »
In other news, Nick Blackburn is still a worthless sack of shit.

Do you really need to use that kind of language (for someone on a team you root for no less)?  He had a bad outing - he is still a decent (not great) pitcher.

I'd just as soon not have him in the rotation.  I really would.  I rank him right around Glen Perkins territory.  You can do decently without striking very many people out, but Blackburn doesn't strike ANYBODY out - and that's a problem.  He has a significantly lower K/9 than anybody else on the team.  Hell, even Carlos Silva is doing better than Blackburn in that department.  Defense and luck can only get you so far.  And that, along with a sinker that seems to come and go, is why he's so maddeningly inconsistent, which is what bothers me the most about him.

Another thing that bothers me is that we wouldn't even have to go outside the organization to remove Blackburn or Slowey from the rotation.  Move Duensing into the starter spot that he quite obviously earned last year, and then call up Slama or Delaney to replace Duensing in the bullpen.

Hell, trade for even a decent, stopgap, post-waiver-free deadline pitcher, and the Twins have a rotation with no weak points.  Or alternately, just hold onto these other guys a couple years down the road for when Gibson comes up.

However, I have absolutely no illusions of this happening.

But let's not talk about that stuff now - this series is cause for celebration rather than bickering.  Also, Pavano's mustache gives him superpowers.
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Re: The 2010 baseball thread
« Reply #280 on: June 20, 2010, 06:38:02 PM »
That was quite a game last night, hey TeamRad? As much as I want the Rockies to win by a landslide, Brewers never gave up, made for exciting ballplay

Yeah, I turned it off after the eighth and had a Doctor Who mini-marathon. 

Stupid bullpen.   :)

And I just came across this last night, has anyone seen Cliff Lee's K/BB ratio this season?

Through 77 & 2/3 innings, it's 67 to 4. How insane is that?

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Re: The 2010 baseball thread
« Reply #281 on: June 20, 2010, 10:12:23 PM »
Damn you k1!!! You just had to go sweep the Dodgers!

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Papelbon was solid as hell.
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Re: The 2010 baseball thread
« Reply #282 on: June 22, 2010, 08:50:59 PM »
Jamie Moyer gave up home run 505 tonight, tied with Robin Roberts for most in a career, I'm sure he'll give up a few more this season to take the top spot...  ;D   His home runs per 9 is about average, but he's closing in on 4,000 innings pitched.

It was the only run he gave up, it's been amazing how the old guy has been pitching, a few really bad games but most have been good or great this season.

Jimmy's back, but dang it Carlos Ruiz is on the DL after getting hit in the head with that broken bat a few games back.


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Re: The 2010 baseball thread
« Reply #283 on: June 23, 2010, 11:03:45 PM »
I can't recall saying this in sometime, but let's sweep the Twins tomorrow! We're SO the Twins' bitch.

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Thanks Cubbies for taking the King Felix/Lee bullet this week so we wouldn't have to face them this coming weekend! You rule.  :)

(and Lee's K/BB ratio is now 76:4 after Wednesday night)

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Re: The 2010 baseball thread
« Reply #284 on: June 24, 2010, 09:53:26 AM »
Dear K1,
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