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4/8/2014 Mega Game Thread


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#1 96mnc

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:32 AM

A full slate as long as the weather cooperates.

Six I’m recording:

Texas @ Boston – Perez @ Doubront. Two promising lefties (well, at least one promising lefty). Boston finally got a win at home. Time to go streaking or will the promising 22 year old hold them down?
SD @ CLE – T. Ross versus Kluber. Two popular sleepers that had crappy first starts look to right the ship. FYI, Nick Swisher looks completely over his shoulder injury. He’s swinging the bat with authority from the left side again. Will Ross find his control? Will Kluber find his command?
NYM @ ATL – Colon @ Harang. Jabba the Hut versus the latest Atlanta Band-Aid. Harang pitched well in his start versus the Brewers, will it continue? Has Atlanta struck gold? And what happens when a 91 mph, fastball 80+% of the time, pitch to contact guy like Jabba faces a team that strikes out a ton? Something has got to give.
CIN @ STL – Bailey @ Lynn. Christian Bale versus Mr. Hot Start & Great at Home.
TB @ KC – Archer @ Ventura. One of my personal favorites in Archer versus a kid making his first start of the year that throws 100 mph. Will the rookie have his command against the usually patient TB Rays? Will Wil Myers punish his former organization? Will I ask another question?
LAA @ SEA – Santiago versus Paxton. Two lefties with great stuff but previous command issues. One of them showed what it’s like when they are hitting their spots last week when Paxton was as dominant as any pitcher I’ve seen this year. The other showed his best CJ Wilson impersonation. How will the youngsters fair facing a foe again for the second time in a week. And how many times will Winnie the Pujols roll over a ball for a 6-3? Tasty…

Edited by 96mnc, 08 April 2014 - 06:32 AM.


#2 posty

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:55 AM

Here is the old Yahoo scoreboard link if you missed it in yesterday's thread...

http://in.sports.yah.../mlb/scoreboard

#3 Sidearmer

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:28 AM

NYM @ ATL – Colon @ Harang. Jabba the Hut versus the latest Atlanta Band-Aid. Harang pitched well in his start versus the Brewers, will it continue? Has Atlanta struck gold? And what happens when a 91 mph, fastball 80+% of the time, pitch to contact guy like Jabba faces a team that strikes out a ton? Something has got to give.


Hate this matchup from a Mets perspective. I think Colon has a chance to be blasted. He's a perfect match for the Braves bats. Harang should be blasted but Mets will probably get two guys on every inning and not score.
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:38 AM

TB @ KC – Archer @ Ventura. One of my personal favorites in Archer versus a kid making his first start of the year that throws 100 mph. Will the rookie have his command against the usually patient TB Rays? Will Wil Myers punish his former organization? Will I ask another question?


Man, there will be some high velocity in this one....I hope both kids do well, but have to pull for my guy a little more - Ventura.
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#5 oswald737

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:49 AM

Going to watch every pitch of a KC game. Probably the first time I've done that in 5+ years.

“The crowd and its team had finally understood that in games, as in many things, the ending, the final score, is only part of what matters. The process, the pleasure, the grain of the game count too.” 

 

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#6 MireLurker

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:03 AM

We need more day games... i want constant distraction.
10-team 5x5 roto redraft league | big roster | no IP limit

C[2] -- Perez, Mesoraco
1B ---- Moss, Abreu
2B ---- Pedroia
SS ---- Escobar, Zobrist
3B ---- Frazier, A-Ram
MI ----- Villar
CI -----
OF[5] - Trout, Stanton, Werth, Morse, Melky, Heyward, Revere
P[9] --- Cueto, Wacha, Verlander, Minor, Estrada, Ross, Beckett, Keuchel, Roark, Skaggs
---------- A. Wood
RIP ---- Jose Fernandez

The other teams is just one long disabled list.

#7 Mithrandir

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:26 AM

I know this sounds silly but....today is one of those early season days when i get a feeling that the success of my second/third/fourth tier pitchers will somehow determine my teams success this season. i know it is only one day out of 162, but i still get that feeling.

I have Ventura, Colon and Lohse all going today. Not feeling good about any of them...today or for the season...so why do i own them?? :)

14 Team mixed...5x5...C- Vogt1B - LaRoche2B - AltuveSS- Reyes3B - CarpenterOF - Bautista, Gardner,  Marte, Pence UT - Paredes UT - Kang/Deshields Bench - Deshields/Kang Pearce,Sano DL - Saunders SP - Kershaw, Arrieta, Carrasco, Sale, Volquez, Chavez, Happ, RP -Tolleson, Will Harris DL- Parnell <p> 


#8 The Czar

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 10:28 AM

Just a heads up for anyone in a CBS league. They did not update their schedule to reflect the Brewers and Phillies moving to today, so it shows all Phillies and Brewers with no games today.

I almost pulled some guys from my lineup because of it.


Man, I hate CBS. I couldn't get my league to move. I can't believe people pay for that site.
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#9 Michael Bluth

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:14 PM

I thought cle/sd were doin a double header today? Was I wrong?


Also Adam jones dinger to dead center

#10 Mikewastaken

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:14 PM

Benched Adam Jones and started Nova today. Y'all other Jones owners are welcome.

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C: Gattis/D'Arnaud | CI: E5/Goldy/Abreu/Bryant | MI: H. Ramirez/Bogaerts/Rendon/Odor | OF: Braun/Jones/McCutchen/Span
SP: Wood/Gray/Velasquez/McHugh/Salazar/Anderson | RP: Perkins/Soria | Minors: Gausman/Norris/Giolito/Gallo/Seager


#11 MeisterT

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:15 PM

Nova getting demolished, 3 runs in already, the big hit a 2 run blast to dead center by Jones (and unlike yesterday it looks like the ball is carrying this afternoon)

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#12 blangtang

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:16 PM

Jeter looked slow and with limited range on the Delmon grounder, could have been a DP with a decent SS.

#13 mthdmn

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:16 PM

THANK YOU ADAM JONES!

Yahoo Standard H2H $$$ League (12 Teams)

C Stephen Vogt
1B Jose Abreu

2B Dee Gordon
3B Matt Carpenter,
Kris Bryant, Yasmany Tomas
SS Starlin Castro, Carlos Correa
OF Yasiel Puig,
Corey Dickerson, Mookie Betts, Kole Calhoun

SP David Price, Dallas Keuchel, Jose Fernandez, Collin McHugh, Jaime Garcia, Steven Matz, Mike Montgomery
RP Kenley Jansen, Mark Melancon, Shawn Tolleson, Ken Giles

DL Patrick Corbin


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:16 PM

I thought cle/sd were doin a double header today? Was I wrong?


Also Adam jones dinger to dead center


They're playing a doubleheader tomorrow. Traditional one, too. Start times are 12:05 and 3:30 ET.

#15 AndyReidMustGo...Now

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:17 PM

I thought cle/sd were doin a double header today? Was I wrong?


Also Adam jones dinger to dead center

I think the cle/sd double header is tomorrow.
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#16 Stickfig13

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:18 PM

Benched Adam Jones and started Nova today. Y'all other Jones owners are welcome.


Why would you bench Adam Jones in week 2?

#17 Blood Brother

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:18 PM

Jeter's famous lack of range bites Nova hard. Should have been a GIDP by Delmon there, then he got Chris Davis to hit a weak flyball out that would have ended the inning. Instead, it's a sac fly and next batter hits a 2 run bomb

Nova's velocity is still down, though. Curve doesn't have the same bite as last year and is mostly 78-80 mph rather than 80-82. Fastball is settling in 91-92 mph range rather than 95 mph. Not good to see in his first 2 starts

Edited by Blood Brother, 08 April 2014 - 12:19 PM.


#18 Michael Bluth

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:18 PM

Ah tomorrow. Thanks guys

#19 mannymachado

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:21 PM

Nova is worthless I swear
10 team keeper league 6x6 h2h 8 year league

c)  Evan Gattis
1B) Anthony Rizzo
2B) Jose Altuve
3B) Todd Frazier
SS) Jose Reyes
OF) Mike Trout
OF) Andrew McCutchen
OF) AJ Pollock
UTIL) Michael Brantley
UTIL) Nolan Arenado

Bench: Carlos Correa SS, Russell Martin C, Kendrys Morales 1B, Charlie Blackmon OF.

Starting Pitchers:Clayton Kershaw, AJ Burnett, Lance McCullers, Taijuan Walker, John Lackey, Kendall Graveman, Yovanni Gallardo, Jake Odirrizi (DL), James Paxton (DL)

Relief Pitchers: Craig Kimbrel , David Robertson , Dellin Betances , Luke Gregerson, Jason Grilli

#20 Mikewastaken

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 12:22 PM

Benched Adam Jones and started Nova today. Y'all other Jones owners are welcome.


Why would you bench Adam Jones in week 2?


Jones batting .200 versus Nova. Early season in Yankee Stadium tough for hitters. Opted for Calhoun versus Paxton alongside Cutch and Braun.

tl;dr - Overthinking.

Edited by Mikewastaken, 08 April 2014 - 12:22 PM.

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