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post #3226 of 4254
That's what I like about the tigers starting staff. They pretty much catch and fire. Keeps things nice and steady for viewing.
post #3227 of 4254

I think a big part of the success of Verlander's fastball is predicated on the rage that builds in the 15 seconds between when he is ready and when the hitter is ready.

post #3228 of 4254
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

I think a big part of the success of Verlander's fastball is predicated on the rage that builds in the 15 seconds between when he is ready and when the hitter is ready.

may be some truth to that. he does seem to get pissed off when batters take their good ole time.
post #3229 of 4254
David Ortiz is the Robert Horry of MLB. Not going to get close to the HOF, but an all-time clutch player. You actually expected him to hit the grand slam last night.
post #3230 of 4254
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

David Ortiz is the Robert Horry of MLB. Not going to get close to the HOF, but an all-time clutch player. You actually expected him to hit the grand slam last night.

 

The only thing that will keep him out is the BALCO thing, which he doesn't get enough attention for.

post #3231 of 4254
For what it's worth, Ortiz would need about three more strong seasons to look like an Eddie Murray clone in terms of career offensive stats.
post #3232 of 4254

A lot writers don't care about stats which is why Mike Trout has 0 MVPs instead of 2.

post #3233 of 4254
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

A lot writers don't care about stats which is why Mike Trout has 0 MVPs instead of 2.

Fair point, but I think the five-year waiting period defuses some of the emotional momentum and bandwagon-jumping that can influence the MVP voting. That's not to say that it's all stats-driven, but given the relative consensus needed to garner enough votes there are a lot of writer/voters who think about relative judgments along the lines of "he put up better career numbers than Eddie Murray, who's in the HOF" or "his career numbers are less impressive than those of Dwight Evans, who's not in the HOF".
post #3234 of 4254
In spite of the Tigers' epic fail on Sunday night at Fenway, there are positive signs:

- Starting pitching has been superb. If we do not advance into the World Series, this might be the final time we ever see Max pitch. He is a true artisan of the craft of pitching. The very thought of him not being in a Tiger uniform, next year, saddens me.
- While still in a lot of pain and restricted movement, Cabrera seems to be on the mend--hitting-wise.
- V Mart!
- Jhhhhhhonny.
- We're home for three games.
- Verlander seems to be back to his (good) old ways.

The failure of the bull pen, last night, doesn't worry me. What happened happened. What they did at Game One demonstrated the potential.

What worries me is the lack of defensive play at 1st base and 3rd base. We can forgive Miggy--it is almost to painful to watch him trying to move when he is in such pain. It is obvious that he's giving a 110% effort. It's Prince Fielder that bothers me. I truly believe that he tries his best. But, really! That big body just can't move and flex to make the tricky plays. He is a below average 1st baseman who cannot compensate with a hot bat. During the season, V Mart gave us a taste of what could be had at first base. He made some spectacular plays. I don't blame Porcello for what happened. His type of pitching requires first-class defensive play support. He didn't get any, last night.
Edited by clarinetplayer - 10/15/13 at 3:21am
post #3235 of 4254
What the hell happened to the days when there used to be batting (hitting the baseball) in the playoffs?
post #3236 of 4254
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24083437/gif-yasiel-puig-celebrates-homer-triple-in-same-atbat

I loved this play - celebrating a home run at the plate (to break a bad slump) then shifting into (12th, as stated in the article) gear and making it into 3rd with a stand up triple. That was awesome, I love the ManBearPuig.
post #3237 of 4254

People who get upset about Puig and "showboating" suck. I will shed a little tear if the Yankees sign McCann. I wonder if he will bark at Sori when he comes into the dugout after a dinger?

post #3238 of 4254
I love stupid comments like those Beltran made, where he "warns" that Puig's celebrating might get the Cardinals "fired up". Because, you know, they didn't really care enough to try their best until they were dissed . . .
post #3239 of 4254

Apparently Arod's lawyer bullrushed Bosch's lawyer. I can't wait for the movie to come out.

 

http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/9828899/alex-rodriguez-lawyer-involved-scuffle-lawyer-anthony-bosch

post #3240 of 4254
CP. I hope you are at the game.

I'm sitting at Griffin Claw enjoying some beer.

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