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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 10:28 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:Why the hell can't your #2 hitter bunt?

Nope, bunting sucks.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 10:29 pm

Pup wrote:Maybe give Grady a couple pitches to steal second base against Sal Fucking Fasano?


His wheelchair probably has a mechanism that throws down to second for him.
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Unread postby pup » Wed May 02, 2007 10:30 pm

Nope, bunting sucks.


Sure. 1st and 2nd with one out is much worse than guy on 1st with one out.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 10:31 pm

Is Victor the slowest guy in the league or second to Garko?
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Unread postby pup » Wed May 02, 2007 10:31 pm

So you have a spent bullpen and you still refuse to play for one run in the bottom of 8.
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Unread postby Charboneau » Wed May 02, 2007 10:33 pm

I have no problem with Delucci not bunting because I wanted to see them have to pitch to Hafner. If you sac Delucci they walk hafner and then you have a DP threat in Victor batting.

Little surprised they didn't try to get Grady moving with a steal during the Hafner at bat.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 10:33 pm

I would just prefer the guy with 9 SB give it a shot.

If I can't depend on my two best hitters, I have to shrug. That's baseball.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 10:34 pm

Charboneau wrote:I have no problem with Delucci not bunting because I wanted to see them have to pitch to Hafner. If you sac Delucci they walk hafner and then you have a DP threat in Victor batting.

Little surprised they didn't try to get Grady moving with a steal during the Hafner at bat.


I have a huge problem with Dellucci not bunting. At least if they walk Hafner, it only takes a base hit to score Sizemore. 1st and 2nd one down is better than runner on 1st with two out.
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Unread postby Wahoot » Wed May 02, 2007 10:34 pm

David Dellucci CAREER sacrifice bunts = 3.
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Unread postby Charboneau » Wed May 02, 2007 10:36 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:
Charboneau wrote:I have no problem with Delucci not bunting because I wanted to see them have to pitch to Hafner. If you sac Delucci they walk hafner and then you have a DP threat in Victor batting.

Little surprised they didn't try to get Grady moving with a steal during the Hafner at bat.


I have a huge problem with Dellucci not bunting. At least if they walk Hafner, it only takes a base hit to score Sizemore. 1st and 2nd one down is better than runner on 1st with two out.


I give you a base hit scores Sizemore - but I'd rather take a chance with Hafner being ptiched to than Victor batting in a force situation. Moot point now. Let's get them in the bottom of the 9th.
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Unread postby pup » Wed May 02, 2007 10:37 pm

I would just prefer the guy with 9 SB give it a shot.


Ok, I am cool with that. shit, for all I care, steal second then sac him to third and make them walk Pronk and Hafner.

But my god, do something. Make a decision.

And that shit swing from Delucci was on a 2-0 count? Christ.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 10:37 pm

Wahoot wrote:David Dellucci CAREER sacrifice bunts = 3.


Dellucci "close and late" from 2004-2006, 60 K in 162 AB. .253 hitter. He just isn't clutch and would have been a better asset in a sacrificing role.
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Unread postby consigliere » Wed May 02, 2007 10:39 pm

Wahoot wrote:David Dellucci CAREER sacrifice bunts = 3.


Thank you.

I was going to mention this until I saw your post.

Asking Dellucci to bunt is like asking Peralta to bunt. IOW, a bad decision.

Look, I am in Wedge's corner on that one. By not bunting, it provided Hafner the opp to get an at bat there and be pitched to somewhat. In any other scnenario, I probably bunt. But, not when Hafner is on deck and your #4 hitter in the hole.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 10:40 pm

Consigliere wrote:Thank you.

I was going to mention this until I saw your post.

Asking Dellucci to bunt is like asking Peralta to bunt. IOW, a bad decision.

Look, I am in Wedge's corner on that one. By not bunting, it provided Hafner the opp to get an at bat there and be pitched to somewhat. In any other scnenario, I probably bunt. But, not when Hafner is on deck and your #4 hitter in the hole.


I don't know how many sac bunts JMike has, but what about making that move?

Not that it matters now.
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Unread postby Charboneau » Wed May 02, 2007 10:41 pm

Who's going to be the hero tonight?
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 10:42 pm

Charboneau wrote:Who's going to be the hero tonight?


I'll toss in a vote for Mike Rouse!
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 10:42 pm

I like Raffy. He throws strikes.
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Unread postby Charboneau » Wed May 02, 2007 10:42 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:
Charboneau wrote:Who's going to be the hero tonight?


I'll toss in a vote for Mike Rouse!


I'm going with the hot bat - Jhonny!
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 10:43 pm

Charboneau wrote:
Skating Tripods wrote:
Charboneau wrote:Who's going to be the hero tonight?


I'll toss in a vote for Mike Rouse!


I'm going with the hot bat - Jhonny!


My real vote is Hafner in the 10th.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 10:43 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:My real vote is Hafner in the 10th.

Gark smash! (is my vote)
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 10:45 pm

Go Devil Rays!
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Unread postby Charboneau » Wed May 02, 2007 10:49 pm

Charboneau wrote:
Skating Tripods wrote:
Charboneau wrote:Who's going to be the hero tonight?


I'll toss in a vote for Mike Rouse!


I'm going with the hot bat - Jhonny!


Crap!
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 10:50 pm

Okay, Raffy's thrown 32, he's out, right?
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Unread postby StewieG » Wed May 02, 2007 10:51 pm

Oh...crap. Lord Joedemort is in, and it's not a save situation. So does he give up a leadoff homer and end our misery early, or does he bleed it with a walk and a couple of infield singles?
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 10:56 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:Go Devil Rays!

Got to see the end of this: Zobrist on first, double in the corner, he's gonna score ... and then he bloody falls down like Chevy Chase doing Gerald Ford. He scrambles back to third.

Next pitch, infield in, ground ball to short, but Zobrist beats the throw. Good for Biscuit. That would have been really embarrassing.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 11:01 pm

There's your two men on (walk, single, 1st-n-3rd, 2 out)...
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 11:01 pm

Alright Borowski's lowering that ERA!
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Unread postby StewieG » Wed May 02, 2007 11:02 pm

Phew.

Assuming we don't score, does Borowski come out again, or do you bring in Mastny to pitch again?
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 11:03 pm

StewieG wrote:Phew.

Assuming we don't score, does Borowski come out again, or do you bring in Mastny to pitch again?

I have to say you give Joe another inning.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 11:03 pm

StewieG wrote:Phew.

Assuming we don't score, does Borowski come out again, or do you bring in Mastny to pitch again?


Mastny. And tell Paul Byrd to stretch and be ready to warm up.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 11:04 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:I have to say you give Joe another inning.


Not with his recent health issues. At least not in my opinion.

Better yet, let's just win it here.
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Unread postby consigliere » Wed May 02, 2007 11:04 pm

Ugh. If we lose this one, it all points back to Davis. Westbrook got hurt, but Davis not there to pick him up and go 2-3 innings when we need him to (he only went 1/3 of an inning). Borowski has maybe one more inning and we are screwed (Mastny threw 2 innings last night....I guess he could go one).

I haven't had a chance to look at the Buffalo roster to see who pitched today other than Miller....but believe Mujica and Lara both pitched. Wich means someone like Sikorski or Koplove could get the call. THey are not rostered, so we'll have to purchase their contracts. Without looking I believe we have an open spot oin the 40-man, so no issues there. Needless to say, with Lee being activated tomorrow and him on a strict pitch count with a burned out bully, we need more arms for tomorrow.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 11:04 pm

I'm voting for Jason Stanford to come up. He's been great at Buffalo so far.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 11:04 pm

I wish Choo was still on the roster. That man can throw.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 11:05 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:I wish Choo was still on the roster. That man can throw.


They sent him down? When?
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 11:06 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:
Steve Buffum wrote:I wish Choo was still on the roster. That man can throw.


They sent him down? When?

Hey, that's right! I counted him "already gone" for Lee!

Let HIM pitch. Honestly, I think he used to throw 90+ as a yoot.
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Unread postby Get_Wedge_Out_NOW! » Wed May 02, 2007 11:07 pm

can we trade blake for a case of bud and a box of balls?
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 11:07 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:Hey, that's right! I counted him "already gone" for Lee!

Let HIM pitch. Honestly, I think he used to throw 90+ as a yoot.


I bet he'd have an interesting delivery. Maybe it's Nomo-esque.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 11:08 pm

Well, fuck.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 11:09 pm

Silver lining: that's two hits for Barfield tonight.
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Unread postby StewieG » Wed May 02, 2007 11:10 pm

I wouldn't be shocked to see Jason Davis DFA'd tomorrow. Obviously Francisco will be down, Lee will be up. Does Mastny go down for a fresh arm if he has to pitch again tonight?

Because Fultz, Davis, and Borowski are the only pitchers who'll be available tomorrow, assuming Mastny pitches. If they don't trust Davis, there's absolutely no point in him being here. Bring up someone you think can get the job done.
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Unread postby sandlot33 » Wed May 02, 2007 11:10 pm

he was safe but the throw beat him
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Unread postby Wahoot » Wed May 02, 2007 11:10 pm

Get_Wedge_Out_NOW! wrote:can we trade blake for a case of bud and a box of balls?


New ones? No.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 11:11 pm

sandlot33 wrote:he was safe but the throw beat him

Um ... what?
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Unread postby Charboneau » Wed May 02, 2007 11:11 pm

Over under on the number of innings we play tonight?
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Unread postby StewieG » Wed May 02, 2007 11:12 pm

What he means is the throw beat Barfield, who was trying to steal. But he slipped his hand in to reach the bag before the tag was applied. He was called out anyways.
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Unread postby Get_Wedge_Out_NOW! » Wed May 02, 2007 11:12 pm

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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 11:12 pm

StewieG wrote:What he means is the throw beat Barfield, who was trying to steal. But he slipped his hand in to reach the bag before the tag was applied. He was called out anyways.

Ah, got it. Thanks. (Grr.)
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Unread postby sandlot33 » Wed May 02, 2007 11:13 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:
sandlot33 wrote:he was safe but the throw beat him

Um ... what?


if you saw the replay he def got his hand on the base before the tag, but usually if the throw beats the runner to the bag for whatever reason they call you out
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Unread postby Get_Wedge_Out_NOW! » Wed May 02, 2007 11:13 pm

sandlot33 wrote:
Steve Buffum wrote:
sandlot33 wrote:he was safe but the throw beat him

Um ... what?


if you saw the replay he def got his hand on the base before the tag, but usually if the throw beats the runner to the bag for whatever reason they call you out

thats the most retarded "rule" ever
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