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Re: MLB
« Reply #2475 on: November 01, 2017, 10:55:34 AM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: MLB
« Reply #2476 on: November 01, 2017, 12:02:15 PM »
Madison Bumgarner, Jake Arrieta, Travis Wood, Greg Maddux. Also, some pitchers are good bunters.
"good hitting pitcher" is usually used as a relative term. These are terrible hitters all of them. Respective career OPS's: .555, .483, .537, .395. There are 2 active position players with worse career ops than Bum in 500+ pa... Michael Martinez and Tony Pena (jr)

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Re: MLB
« Reply #2477 on: November 01, 2017, 01:06:23 PM »


ETA: Lets not forget the bonehead play to let the game be tied!!!

"unbelievable base running by Eric Hosmer"
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Re: MLB
« Reply #2478 on: November 01, 2017, 02:03:09 PM »

"unbelievable base running by Eric Hosmer"
-Joe Buck
The reason it was unbelievable because he should have been out by a mile.  :P
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Re: MLB
« Reply #2479 on: November 01, 2017, 02:07:14 PM »
The reason it was unbelievable because he should have been out by a mile.  :P

What do you mean? It was brilliant! Just like Cain stealing 2nd in a 2-run game. They're just relentless, what can we say.

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Re: MLB
« Reply #2480 on: November 01, 2017, 02:14:13 PM »
What do you mean?
Without an errant throw he is out and everyone is saying "why did he run".
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Re: MLB
« Reply #2481 on: November 01, 2017, 02:45:27 PM »
Link to the play you are referring to?

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Re: MLB
« Reply #2482 on: November 01, 2017, 02:53:43 PM »
Without an errant throw he is out and everyone is saying "why did he run".

Sorry, I was being sarcastic. And no need to link to the play. I see it every night in my nightmares.

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Re: MLB
« Reply #2483 on: November 01, 2017, 02:54:58 PM »

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Re: MLB
« Reply #2484 on: November 01, 2017, 02:55:34 PM »
Sorry, I was being sarcastic. And no need to link to the play. I see it every night in my nightmares.
Cain stealing second should have gave it away but I missed that.
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Re: MLB
« Reply #2485 on: November 01, 2017, 03:00:42 PM »
Cain stealing second should have gave it away but I missed that.
Stealing second took away the double play. And I don't think running on d'Arnaud was such a risk. Had he thrown out a single base stealer that series (or even during that entire post season)?
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Re: MLB
« Reply #2486 on: November 01, 2017, 03:02:06 PM »
Stealing second took away the double play. And I don't think running on d'Arnaud was such a risk. Had he thrown out a single base stealer that series (or even during that entire post season)?
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Re: MLB
« Reply #2487 on: November 01, 2017, 03:02:22 PM »
Stealing second took away the double play. And I don't think running on d'Arnaud was such a risk. Had he thrown out a single base stealer that series (or even during that entire post season)?

I hear that argument a little, but the odds of being thrown out were probably higher than a DP. But the way they made it into such a big deal "aggressive baserunning, blah blah blah" was the real stupidity of it.

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Re: MLB
« Reply #2488 on: November 01, 2017, 03:14:05 PM »
Anyway, back to the Hosmer play at the plate...
Mets mistake wasn't so much the errant throw by Duda. Hard to expect more from the least skilled defensive position on such a high stakes play. Major blame belongs to Wright. He should've let the short stop field the ball and held Hosmer at 3rd. Hosmer's only mistake is not getting further down the line as the play developed. He should've been 1/4-1/3 of the way home by the time Wright threw the ball rather than 10-15 feet.
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Re: MLB
« Reply #2489 on: November 01, 2017, 03:29:04 PM »
Anyway, back to the Hosmer play at the plate...
Mets mistake wasn't so much the errant throw by Duda. Hard to expect more from the least skilled defensive position on such a high stakes play. Major blame belongs to Wright. He should've let the short stop field the ball and held Hosmer at 3rd. Hosmer's only mistake is not getting further down the line as the play developed. He should've been 1/4-1/3 of the way home by the time Wright threw the ball rather than 10-15 feet.
Agreed on the point about Hosmer - he should have never let there been a throw to first. He should have been in a position where he forced Wright to hold him.

While you may be technically correct about Wright - hard to lay blame. Third basemen are taught from little league to play every ball they can. They have a much easier play at first base because your momentum is taking you towards first base.
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