2018 Baseball Season

Blue&White
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby Blue&White » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:02 pm

Shohei Ohtani's pitching line after 2 starts in the Majors: 2 wins, 13 IP, 3 ER, 18Ks, 2BB. His K/9 is 12.5, his BB/9 is 1.4, his WHIP is .462.

Pretty impressive.

And, at the plate, he's batting .389 with 3 HRs, 7 RBIs, an OBP of .421, and a SLG of .889.

Raise your hand if you're glad this freak of nature is in the AL West.
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby psu_dad » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:54 pm

He appears to have an insane split-finger fastball. You have to swing, especially with two strikes, because it comes in knee-high and fast. But it plunges too late to check your swing.

That's the pitch that extended Roger Clemens' career when he learned how to throw it in his 30s. Well, that and pharmaceuticals.
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby Blue&White » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:34 am

Apparently Mark McGwire is now doing stand up comedy. I agree with Victor Conte (the founder of the infamous BALCO) - he's deluded if he thinks he was going to hit 70 home runs without PEDs.

McGwire seems like a good guy. I recall when he signed with the Cardinals he donated like 25% of his annual salary (~$1,000,000) to a foundation he set up for kids and he's done a lot of charitable work over the years. So, his baseball transgressions are forgivable. But, he needs to STFU about how great he would have been without the juice.
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby psu_dad » Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:27 am

Olympian Marion Jones, another Conte client, basically said the same thing. And she never realized Balco was giving her steroids.
She thought they were giving her flaxseed oil. To boost her energy. Honest.

I hate when that happens.


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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby Crowbar » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:53 am

Say what you want about Alex Cora and the Red Sox. But, they look pretty damn good right now.

14-1 over the Yankees. Gotta love that. :)
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby Blue&White » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:21 am

Sure, but he's only won 9 out of 10. What kind of win percentage is that? That guy has to go.

Mets also on a roll. It's a long season and tough to get too excited on April, but I like what I see so far. If the Mets can finally stay healthy they can win it all.
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby PSUgrower » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:43 am

Enjoy now because injury season for the Mets is just around the corner. I hear Jacob deGrom got a blister brushing his hair last night. He is day to day

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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby Blue&White » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:45 am

That was Syndergaard with the hair brushing blister, not deGrom. deGrom cut his hair.

The Mets have been ravaged by injuries the past few years. The law of averages say they need to be healthy this year.
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby psu_dad » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:32 am

The fate of the Red Sox manager is not up to you. It's up to me.

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Me: One phone call and he's managing the class A team in Turtle Poop, South Carolina.
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby PSUgrower » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:49 am

Blue&White wrote:That was Syndergaard with the hair brushing blister, not deGrom. deGrom cut his hair.

The Mets have been ravaged by injuries the past few years. The law of averages say they need to be healthy this year.

I am pretty sure he still looks in the mirror everyday and pretends to brush his hair. Rumor has it that he continues to brush his hair and refer to it in 3rd person.