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  1. Davis was missing his spots with his FB but his CB was mostly good. Couple of nice CB's to K Dyson. Hope he sharpens his command as he pitches a few more games. Man, Cron is a big boy... Colo had Diaz warming up in the 9th.
  2. Damn Pirates. Buy him an airplane ticket to AAA. He's hitting .134 over the last month. Certainly some more time in the minors would help, wouldn't you think?
  3. Toussaint coming in to try and finish the 9th 2 on 2 outs. 1 pitch 93 mph 2 seamer for ground ball out to third. really nice pitch.
  4. Blevins and Jackson according to the announcer.
  5. Puig's one handed double down the line for 2 RBIs. Lopez had hit the spot where the catcher is set up.
  6. Yea, Votto hit a ground ball right to where shortstop would have been for an RBI - wasn't even a hard hit. Puig hit a one-handed double down the line on a good pitch by Lopez. Puig was a bit fooled on the pitch... Really, only 2 hard hits against him this game. Lopez was really unlucky that all those soft hits landed for basehits (and that Miami isn't good in playing the shift). IMO. Plus, one of the hits counted against him was a double clutch by Castro that should have been an out but the runner barely beat the throw. Ruled a hit but should have been an error. That one didn't score but was counted a hit instead of an error.
  7. Hampson picking the wrong time to slump at the plate. His batting average has dropped to .263. Meanwhile,McMahon is hitting .476. Hampson better pick it up soon.
  8. Colorado never plays this guy. When Lemahieu returned from the DL, Hamson was was hitting 300 through the end of July. Since then he has received a total of only 2 AB's. During his call up from August 14 to the time he was sent back down on August 23, he didn't even get off the bench. Not a single AB. How is he supposed to develop sitting on the bench all the freaking time. Colorado's leading 13 to 2 in the 7th Sept 10th. Think they're forward thinking enough to put him in as a sub? I doubt it.
  9. Brewers playing the Nationals tonight. Does Gio just walk on over to the Brewer's dugout during the game.... LOL
  10. Zobrist picked a bad time to get red hot. Bote may not get much playing time...
  11. In Pitt game, 95 regularly, couple at 96, couple of nice 86 sliders. Last 2 pitches against Diaz where 86 slider (made Diaz look silly with swinging K), and 96 perfectly placed fastball for strike 3 that Diaz could only watch, for the save. Announcer said, "seems to have flipped a switch in that outing against SD on Wednesday. It's what the Mets were expecting all year from Swarzak... Oblique suffered in first week of season.... May be just hitting his stride. This is the Swarzak the Mets thought they were getting when they signed him" In SD game 9th inning, announcer stated, "this is by any account the best Swarzak has looked all year long. Break on his slider, pop on his fastball..." Per NY TImes article, In the midst of a miserable first season with the Mets, which began with Swarzak missing more than two months with an oblique injury, the right-hander has been re-energized by the closing chances. “I love it. I absolutely love it,” said Swarzak, who lowered his ERA from 7.56 to 6.30 in the past week. “I don’t know how to explain it. It’s like this ache inside of my body that just makes me want to put the ball by somebody. I don’t know, but I get goose bumps. … Situations have a lot to do with it. A one-run game, on the road, the ninth inning, being able to take the adrenaline out of the crowd, it’s a pretty powerful feeling. Swarzak and Callaway both are confident the recent results will continue, citing timing and arm position issues that have been corrected by pitching coach Dave Eiland. “When [Eiland] said it, I was already feeling it, but I didn’t know how to fix it. That’s the great thing about having a great pitching coach,” Swarzak said. “We made changes to get me back to what I was doing. I found my rhythm and that was it. I think getting healthier and getting stronger over the last month, getting the innings, I think that had a lot to do with it. And this is the end result.”
  12. He played 3 games at SS in 2017 and 2 games at SS 2018...
  13. Neris about to blow a 10 - 5 lead.... It's 10 to 9. Time to put Dominguez in. Oh oh, he's already been used in the 7th.
  14. Rondon got a little lucky tonight. He put two baserunners on and with one out, Beltre hit a grounder to third and trotted down to first base to enable the double play.
  15. Morgan grooved the ball right down the middle of the plate to Heyward who was 0-4 on the night until his grand slam. Why the hell was Morgan pitching in the ninth? In his last two outings he had given up 2 hits on 5/28 and 2 hits on 6/2 (without recording an out) and his breaking ball was garbage tonight. Was no one else available to pitch for Phily?
  16. My notes from From Sleeper and Bust Podcast - He hurt his hip last year and wasn't completing pitches. ENO - I talked with him he said his hip was hurt, not doing any stretching, landing on hip hurt everytime he landed. Effected command and velocity. His Changeup and 4 seam have the same movement, not much movement but speed difference of 11 mph just like Tyler Clippards (no movement just speed 12 diff and its been very successful) Romano's is only 8 mph slower. ("11 mph diff makes me stand up and notice") great for GBs, 11% whiffs last year. 4 seam last year was 91mph and it's 94 this spring. Justin - Fantastic 1st 3 starts last season, then mechanics went on downward plane and not same pitcher, went great to blah, Justin- should have figured something was wrong, everything trending in right direction for Amir. Young in development as pitcher b/c part time BB player in college. Paul - thinks he may be 2-3 inning guy out bullpen not sure he has 5 -6 innings in him.
  17. a little off topic but how did Hicks get credited with the win? Mikolas had a 4-2 lead when he left after 4 2/3s innings so Mikolas doesn't get the win. But St Louis never trailed after Mikolas departed. Cecil finished the 5th with a strikeout, then Bowman pitched the 6th and gave up one run but didn't give up the lead (4-3 Cards winning after the 6th), Hicks pitched the 7th, Holland pitched 1/3 of the 8th inning and gave up 2 but not the lead (7-5 Cards winning), and Norris pitched the rest of 8th and 9th innings for the save. I would have thought Cecil would get the win. If it was awarded based on scorekeepers judgment, then is there no way to judge that Mikolas's 4 2/3s innings could be considered to have contributed more to the win then Hicks' one inning?
  18. Yep, Ozuna was calling for it and Dejong didn't move out the way. Rosario's ball should have been caught.
  19. Just got his 17th hit off Magill on a 1-2 count. Magill must be totally embarrassed to give up a hit to Carpenter LOL.... He slapped at an 89 changeup that was 6 inches off the plate (outside) to left field. Not really a line drive, a little blooper between 3b and LF. Minn had the shift on for Carpenter.
  20. Struck out today on a Lance Lynn weak a** cutter. Didn't know Lynn could throw anything but a fastball. Was also late on a 92 fast ball on outside corner Some glimmer of hope, Carpenter has flied out to left field twice (today and one of his 0-4 at-bats yesterday). Maybe he's going to learn to go opposite field to beat the shift. Or, maybe he should practice bunting down third base line. per the announcer today: 23 walks 16 hits so far on the season. 900th career game.
  21. only 2 earned runs. Crappy throw by Peraza let Bellinger get to third, otherwise he would be have stayed at second and never scored. Did I mention Peraza has to be the worst shortstop in MLB?
  22. I swear, every time he comes out the game with a runner(s) on the freakin relievers let them score. His strand rate must be god awful...
  23. It's been high because the movement on his pitches has been (more) horizontal instead of vertical. With horizontal movement it's easier for the batter to square up and hit the ball on the barrel of the bat. That's why the Reds staff is trying to get him to stay on top of the ball when he throws a pitch in order to simulate his mechanics from last year. I watched the first couple of innings last night and it seemed Castillo was looking to the dugout after every pitch, maybe to get feedback as to where his arm-slot was to make sure his mechanics were correct. So, hopefully it's a mechanical issue that is about to be resolved...
  24. Milwaukee is hitting him hard tonight (5/2) through 1st 2 innings. Everything has been hit hard though mostly right at someone. He's 96 - 97 and throwing his change up a bit more. His pitches are still moving more horizontal than vertical. \ OMG Peraza just made the crappiest throw for an E6. Damn, Castillo needs all the help he can get from his D. Aguilar is teeing off on his fastball. Twice he's been way out in front of a 96-97 FB. He's not fooled at all by the FB... Ha, K'd Aguilar with a nice changeup.
  25. Fowler is not one and done in SL. Per Cot's baseball contracts: signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/8/16 to a 5 year contract for $82.5M (2017-21)