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4/8 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and the Sox

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4/8 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and the Sox

Postby wrveres » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:17 am

let's give this a try.

here's the basic rules as i see them.

1. Please talk!! .. Talk about Huffs Ding dongs, or lack there of, or whatever else .. just cheer, vent, breathe, something.
2. The post must include a poll. No one says it has to be a good poll.
3. The first moderator that posts in this thread, should lock yesterdays thread. its like a request. thanks.
4. ??? ???
6. Profit.
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The Boston Red Sox are 0-6 to begin a season for the first time since World War II, and here comes 10 games against the Yankees, Jays, and Rays.
Over the Monster wrote:One day, two philosophers were sitting in an empty Progressive field. One proposed a question: "If the Red Sox win a game, and nobody is watching because it's on at noon on a Thursday, did they really win a game at all?" "I reject your premise," replied the other philosopher. "The Red Sox win? That's just ridiculous!"


Updates on Latin pitchers with bizarre names
Blue Jays activated RHP Octavio Dotel from the 15-day disabled list
Aroldis Chapman hit 104 mph on the radar gun during his relief outing Wednesday, April 6, which is one mph shy of his best from last season, according to The Associated Press.
Scouts have had nothing but good things to say about Texas Rangers RP Alexi Ogando as he makes the transition to starting this year, according to ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. "Ogando looked an awful lot like a starter. He threw 90 pitches in six innings. That's a pretty good pace first time out. I think he's a middle of the rotation starter with that stuff. I really think he's a No. 3," one scout said. "He's athletic, has big arm strength and was around the plate. His breaking ball was usable, but his fastball makes everything else play so much better. You have to defend against the pure velocity and the giddyup and now when he drops that breaking ball on you, it plays better. The changeup is fine. He can speed you up and slow you down. He can flat throw the ball above the barrel."
Updating previous reports, Colorado Rockies SP Ubaldo Jimenez (finger) puts his thumb underneath the baseball when he pitches rather than on the side because he has abnormally long fingers, according to The Denver Post's Troy E. Renck. Because of this, the seams rub on his finger when he releases each pitch, mostly with his four-seam fastball and sinker.
Esmil Rogers gave up just four singles while pitching into the eighth inning while picking up the win against the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, April 7, according to The Associated Press. He retired 18 straight hitters at one point in the game. Rogers struck out seven and walked one in the contest


In two of my leagues somebody picked up a 25 year old kid with 540 minor league innings pitched, posting a 1.404 WHIP and a 7.1 k/9, and his name is ... Esmil Rogers.
and .. i laughed. :-D

Speed Round.
Coco Crisp stole two bases
Brent Lillibridge stole his first two bases of the season
Sam Fuld stole three bases in a loss to the Chicago White Sox, and has four swipes on the year
Juan Pierre went 3-for-5 with one run and one RBI. Pierre is hitting .357 on the year. He also stole a base in the game, his third of the season.
who the hell is Sam Fuld?


From my bench.
Adam Jones went 2 for 3 with 2 runs and 3 rbis while hitting his first homerun of the year. He also stole a base.

From my twitter
Rob Bradford: As we sit here right now, Ellsbury is at .136, Crawford at .200, Youkilis .133, Salty at .091, Scutaro .067
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Re: 4/8 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and the Sox

Postby wrveres » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:03 am

Pitchers Im starting today

Brett Anderson
Colby Lewis
Ian Kennedy
Jordan Zimmerman

Pitchers im benching today
Phil Hughes
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Re: 4/8 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and the Sox

Postby wrveres » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:16 am

Todays games.

Yankees (4-2) @ RedSox (0-6), 2:05pm
NYY: Phil Hughes (25, RHP, 0-1, 11.25)
BOS: John Lackey (32, RHP, 0-1, 22.09)

Royals (4-2) @ Tigers (2-4), 3:05pm
KCR: Kyle Davies (27, RHP, 0-0, 6.75)
DET: Max Scherzer (26, RHP, 1-0, 10.80)

Athletics (2-4) @ Twins (2-4), 4:10pm
OAK: Brett Anderson (23, LHP, 0-0, 1.50)
MIN: Carl Pavano (35, RHP, 0-1, 15.75)

Rangers (6-0) @ Orioles (5-1), 7:05pm
TEX: Colby Lewis (31, RHP, 1-0, 4.50)
BAL: (2011, RHP, 0-0, undef)

Rays (0-6) @ WhiteSox (4-2), 8:10pm
TBR: James Shields (29, RHP, 0-1, 2.45)
CHW: John Danks (26, LHP, 0-1, 3.00)

Blue Jays (4-2) @ Angels (3-3), 10:05pm
TOR: Kyle Drabek (23, RHP, 1-0, 1.29)
LAA: Ervin Santana (28, RHP, 0-0, 4.05)

Indians (4-2) @ Mariners (2-4), 10:10pm
CLE: Carlos Carrasco (24, RHP, 0-1, 9.45)
SEA: Jason Vargas (28, LHP, 0-0, 1.35)

Nationals (2-4) @ Mets (3-3), 4:10pm
WSN: Jordan Zimmermann (25, RHP, 0-1, 3.00)
NYM: R.A. Dickey (36, RHP, 1-0, 0.00)

Cardinals (2-4) @ Giants (2-4), 4:35pm
STL: Jake Westbrook (33, RHP, 0-1, 16.62)
SFG: Jonathan Sanchez (28, LHP, 0-1, 3.18)

Marlins (3-3) @ Astros (1-5), 7:05pm
FLA: Ricky Nolasco (28, RHP, 0-0, 2.57)
HOU: Wandy Rodriguez (32, LHP, 0-1, 15.75)

Rockies (4-1) @ Pirates (4-3), 7:05pm
COL: Jorge de la Rosa (30, LHP, 1-0, 0.00)
PIT: Ross Ohlendorf (28, RHP, 0-0, 6.00)

Phillies (5-1) @ Braves (3-4), 7:35pm
PHI: Cliff Lee (32, LHP, 1-0, 3.86)
ATL: Tim Hudson (35, RHP, 1-0, 1.29)

Cubs (3-3) @ Brewers (3-4), 8:10pm
CHC: Carlos Zambrano (30, RHP, 0-0, 4.50)
MIL: Randy Wolf (34, LHP, 0-1, 13.50)

Reds (5-1) @ D'backs (2-3), 9:40pm
CIN: Travis Wood (24, LHP, 1-0, 1.29)
ARI: Ian Kennedy (26, RHP, 0-0, 4.50)

Dodgers (3-3) @ Padres (3-2), 10:05pm
LAD: Ted Lilly (35, LHP, 0-1, 7.71)
SDP: Clayton Richard (27, LHP, 1-0, 4.50)
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Re: 4/8 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and the Sox

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:25 am

Today could make or break Week 1 for me. Tossing 4 SP out there with only 6 Starts left for the week. Today I got...
Colby Lewis @Bal
Ted Lilly @SD
Clayton Richard vsLAD
James Shields @CWS

Also, Tulo 3 HR in his last 3 contests after owners were clamoring over his 0-for-8 start. :-b
Let's see how TheAlexGordon handles Maximillion Scherzer today in Detroit.

I'm just one day away from my first trip to Citi Field for the year. Capuano vs. Gorzelanny which is sure to be a pitcher's duel :-)
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Re: 4/8 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and the Sox

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:14 am

wrveres wrote:
In two of my leagues somebody picked up a 25 year old kid with 540 minor league innings pitched, posting a 1.404 WHIP and a 7.1 k/9, and his name is ... Esmil Rogers.
and .. i laughed. :-D



Instead of laughing at me, you should have done your research into exactly what he is :-b :-b

1. WARNING: Jorge De La Rosa is pitching @PIT with a freshly popped and sanded down blister. Proceed with caution, I for one am not expecting his best performance.
2. Carlos Carrasco may be a good stream option against punchless SEA
3. Boston AND the Rays are 0-6? WTF
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Re: 4/8 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and the Sox

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:30 am

AussieDodger wrote:
wrveres wrote:
In two of my leagues somebody picked up a 25 year old kid with 540 minor league innings pitched, posting a 1.404 WHIP and a 7.1 k/9, and his name is ... Esmil Rogers.
and .. i laughed. :-D



Instead of laughing at me, you should have done your research into exactly what he is :-b :-b

1. WARNING: Jorge De La Rosa is pitching @PIT with a freshly popped and sanded down blister. Proceed with caution, I for one am not expecting his best performance.
2. Carlos Carrasco may be a good stream option against punchless SEA
3. Boston AND the Rays are 0-6? WTF

Yanks gonna have to out-dual Baltimore for the AL East crown? !+) :-b
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Re: 4/8 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and the Sox

Postby jsphlly » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:54 am

garf112 wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:James Shields @CWS



I do not have the intestinal fortitude to put him in my lineup. The way the White Sox are hitting and at US Cellular field... no thanks. I only have Travis Wood @Ari today. Don't want to ruin my 1.58 ERA/ .93 WHIP/ 83 Ks in 74 IP pitching line right now.

In a h2h, I might be able to handle doing that.


Not too mention the way the Rays are hitting.

Johny Damon headed a team meeting after yesterday's loss. "Yeah yeah, ok, we got you, slide into wall and fail awkwardly while flipping ball to BJ, got it..."
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Re: 4/8 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and the Sox

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:05 am

garf112 wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:James Shields @CWS



I do not have the intestinal fortitude to put him in my lineup. The way the White Sox are hitting and at US Cellular field... no thanks. I only have Travis Wood @Ari today. Don't want to ruin my 1.58 ERA/ .93 WHIP/ 83 Ks in 74 IP pitching line right now.

In a h2h, I might be able to handle doing that.

If I sit Shields, my only other options would be to start both Leake and Arroyo @Ari instead of picking one of the two.
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Re: 4/8 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and the Sox

Postby lastingsgriller » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:06 am

I too am benching phil hughes today. which probably means the velocity will be back and he'll give up 2 runs with 7 k's over 6 or 7 innings. whatever.

I am starting De La Rosa @ Pit today.

Alex Gordon vs. Scherzer is getting the nod in my util role over Belt vs. Westbrook.




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Re: 4/8 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and the Sox

Postby bigken117 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:10 am

lastingsgriller wrote:I too am benching phil hughes today. which probably means the velocity will be back and he'll give up 2 runs with 7 k's over 6 or 7 innings. whatever.


would be a good performance by the Sox offense at this point :,-(
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