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CurtOne

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Re: Today's Game 2015 (04/15 - 08/15)
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2015, 08:23:07 pm »
The announcers were just saying that the strike called earlier forced Soler to swing at that one.

JBN

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Re: Today's Game 2015 (04/15 - 08/15)
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2015, 08:24:21 pm »
Rizzo swings at a ball that bounces.

Can't blame the ump on that one. That's just awful hitting.

brjones

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Re: Today's Game 2015 (04/15 - 08/15)
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2015, 08:24:30 pm »
0-8 with RISP, but the bad strike zone has impacted at least two of those ABs.  And two more were Olt and Lester, which were automatic outs anyway.

JeffH

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Re: Today's Game 2015 (04/15 - 08/15)
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2015, 08:24:35 pm »
The Chicago Cubs certainly do challenge the notion that there's no such thing as clutch hitting.

bitterman

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Re: Today's Game 2015 (04/15 - 08/15)
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2015, 08:28:21 pm »
Still stink

brjones

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Re: Today's Game 2015 (04/15 - 08/15)
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2015, 08:32:44 pm »
What is it about the Cubs and throwing balls into CF on steal attempts?  It doesn't matter who is playing C/SS/2B, they seem to do it about once a game.  And other teams seem to do it against the Cubs about once a month.

DelMarFan

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Re: Today's Game 2015 (04/15 - 08/15)
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2015, 08:34:12 pm »
Terrible announcing.  Terrible home plate umpire.

Automate the strike zone.

brjones

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Re: Today's Game 2015 (04/15 - 08/15)
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2015, 08:39:50 pm »
Brandon McCarthy ‏@BMcCarthy32 
if this is the new strike zone I think you could convince pitchers to use a 10 second pitch clock

brjones

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Re: Today's Game 2015 (04/15 - 08/15)
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2015, 08:43:37 pm »
I hope Maddon doesn't wait too long to pull the plug on Olt at third.  Really, they should be using 2B and 3B to audition La Stella and Alcantara for 2B once Bryant comes up.


Chris27

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Re: Today's Game 2015 (04/15 - 08/15)
« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2015, 08:48:02 pm »
Well one new addition looks great. Not for the Cubs, but still.

brjones

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Re: Today's Game 2015 (04/15 - 08/15)
« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2015, 08:48:11 pm »
Coke warming in the bullpen.  Seems weird that the only lefty is the first one up.

First and third with no outs in the 5th.  Disappointing that this is about to turn into a blowout.

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Re: Today's Game 2015 (04/15 - 08/15)
« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2015, 08:49:25 pm »
These guys suck.

bitterman

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Re: Today's Game 2015 (04/15 - 08/15)
« Reply #42 on: April 05, 2015, 08:49:46 pm »
Cubs = Bad

DelMarFan

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Re: Today's Game 2015 (04/15 - 08/15)
« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2015, 08:50:41 pm »
What's with Lester not throwing to bases?  Is this a real thing?

brjones

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Re: Today's Game 2015 (04/15 - 08/15)
« Reply #44 on: April 05, 2015, 08:50:50 pm »
How did Lester have the year he did last year without holding runners on base?  That's a major, major problem.