8 Game Super Wednesday Gamethread

9AM Reds @ Braves, ESPN
10AM Astros @ Twins, ESPN2
11AM Marlins @ Cubs, ABC
12PM White Sox @ Athletics, ESPN
1PM Blue Jays @ Rays, TBS
2PM Cardinals @ Padres, ESPN2
4PM Yankees @ Indians, ESPN
7PM Brewers @ Dodgers, ESPN


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Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago

back at it tomorrow for the NL games

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

Indians on a tightrope that is burning at both ends.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

2 down. If they lose it’ll be because they didn’t pad the lead in the 8th and then blew the game in the 9th.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

a momentary flicker of hope

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

LeMahieu an Angel this off season, this guy can hit in his sleep.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

2 one run games, but the good guys are ahead in both.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

Disaster is lurking in the AL

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

Tied up 9-9

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

this is like Angels relief.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

Yup, gasoline on the barbie, dang it

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

honestly, I understand roles but why not send Bieber out? Maybe that’s just hindsight

GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago

Hammered yesterday, but there is no tomorrow.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

a HR would be good here

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

a double is good, too. tied!

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

I thought that Cleveland had good pitching.

PatrickNaN
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1 year ago

Looks like the Dodgers aren’t messing around.

PatrickNaN
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1 year ago

Welp, so much for that Indians lead…

Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

wow…I step away and Hoby Milner comes in for Cleveland.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Too good to last…

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

and the Dodgers already are in business. I can see it now. LA (not LAA) vs NYY

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

Did we hire a GM yet? skanks have something going here in the 4th. That would not make my day.

PatrickNaN
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1 year ago

Me either!

PatrickNaN
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1 year ago

Are we for or against the Dodgers ?

John Henry Weitzel
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Super Member
1 year ago

Cleveland is doing good today

PatrickNaN
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1 year ago

I’m also for NYY doing bad. Just not hopeful about it.

GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago

Sutcliffe is really good.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

The real reason that I do not like when MLB allows so many teams into the playoffs is what Houston accomplished today. Having a terrible record during the regular season and catching lightning in a bottle now. This year I don’t really care because it’s just a messed up very forgettable year. But I love the fact that the regular season is so long anything can happen and usually does. It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon and lot’s of different strategy depending on who is in and who is out, rookie surprises, great plays, winning and losing streaks etc. Also read today Manfred wants the runner on second from now on! This man is going to really screw the game up,

PatrickNaN
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1 year ago

Any idea what the ratings are? If they are high, gear the Manfred.

Last edited 1 year ago by PatrickNaN
Jeff Joiner
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1 year ago

Better keystone for the Angels next year:

Simba/Fletcher
Fletcher/Wong
Fletcher/ Hernandez
Didi/Fletcher

GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Your order is perfect.

PatrickNaN
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1 year ago

I agree.

GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

Having Simba back on team would be good, but I think he may still be having ankle issues or we would have resigned him. But if I wrong then the team would know if there is an issue and could go after him. But Jeff brings up a good idea at keeping Fletch at SS and finding a 2b. I am Fletcher’s biggest fan and believe he is a better fielder at 2b.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I can see because of money using Rennt and hoping he works out and then getting one of the six the following winter. Maddon may want Baez, or Lindor the “Prize” along with Story (The Colo. connection may hold the money down there). And Didi is not a real good fielder and is aging.

Jeff Joiner
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Super Member
1 year ago

Here’s the thing, we only need one of Simba, Semien, Didi, LeMahui, Wong, Hernandez, Schoop (had a good year this year) to have their market crater and look to sign cheaply. Rengifo is a great utility guy behind them.

Angels can shop for pitching all they want and let the market play itself out.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

LeMahieu would be sweet batting first, then Fletch followed by Trouty and Rendon.

Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

What about Soto? We’re talking about a .429 lifetime hitter. 155 OPS+

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

I wonder if we don’t keep him around, unless of course you mean that kid in Washington as that would work too…..lol

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

I’m getting “Dizzy” (Tommy Roe) trying to see all the games at once, my remote only can give me the option of switching quickly between 2 games and I have to remember a third. Bauer was a stud today, Twins have been hit with the Ugly Stick (Marvin Gaye) What’s Going On, A’s hold on and take the White Sox and good for our division, today has been way to much fun. Enjoy everyone.

PatrickNaN
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1 year ago

I’ve loved it today! Although, only 1 game so far has gone the way I was rooting. (I’m rooting for Atlanta.)

Last edited 1 year ago by PatrickNaN
GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

I too like the Braves, hope it’s them and the Doyers for the Championship series.

Gorbachav5
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1 year ago

I feel for the Padres. They remind me a little of the 2014 Angels team that had a great regular season and then seemingly half of their pitching staff got hurt in the last few weeks of the season. Clevinger and Lamet going down sucks for them.

PatrickNaN
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1 year ago
Reply to  Gorbachav5

Well, the Cardinals aren’t going to shed any tears. They’ve had more than their share of their own problems, but yeah.

Gorbachav5
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1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

True, they’re also dealing with a ton of injuries. The Padres were just really good during the season while the Cardinals were very mediocre and wouldn’t have made the postseason in any other season.

PatrickNaN
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1 year ago
Reply to  Gorbachav5

Oh yeah, that’s definitely true. The Cardinals were lucky to make the playoffs where San Diego was one of the best teams in baseball.

nishiogawakun
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1 year ago

Freaking 4 runs in the first inning? Come on, Padres! You can get eliminated all too easily playing like that.

Gorbachav5
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1 year ago

Screw the Astros.

PatrickNaN
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1 year ago
Reply to  Gorbachav5

Definitely.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

oof, 7-0! Tampa. I hate it when a team can be eliminated and get so far behind so soon that they have to play 7 more innings with that sick feeling in their stomachs.

H.T. Ennis
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Super Member
1 year ago

lol you must have loved the STL 10-run first inning last year

Jeff Joiner
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Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

That was brutal. If it was a fight the ref would’ve just called it off at that point in time.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago

You know, I do start feeling really bad in situations like that. Need a mercy rule.

Wait, don’t let Manfred hear that.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

I find I’m rooting for Oakland just because of 2005. So rooting against Chisox, really

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago

I can go either way on this one. I kind of like both teams.

Jeff Joiner
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Super Member
1 year ago

I’d forgotten about 2005. Thanks for reminding me, ha ha. My gut instinct is to root against our division rivals (I do remember the Bash Bros).

Gorbachav5
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1 year ago

I don’t get Angel fans liking the A’s. They’ve been a thorn in our side for years. The A’s are terrible people, all of them.

I’m not a huge White Sox fan (the stink of AJ Pierzynski lingers yet), but I’d rather root for AJ Pierzynski’s lingering musk than for the freaking A’s.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Gorbachav5

I think I don’t mind as much because we haven’t been competing in living memory. If we had actually been fighting them for the division title or something, I’d hate them and want them gone. As it is, since we haven’t been in the playoffs for generations, it’s hard to feel like anyone is our rival.

Gorbachav5
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1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

“Living memory”? “generations”? You keep using these words, but I do not think they mean what you think they mean. Yes, our battles with the A’s were much stronger in the 2000’s (which is in everyone here’s living memory), but they’ve been intense during the Trout era as well. We’ve finished behind them the last few seasons, and 2012 was a tough one as well.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Gorbachav5

I agree with you. I’m just whining. 🙂

Gorbachav5
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1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

Sorry, I just hate the A’s. I hate them so much.

PatrickNaN
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1 year ago
Reply to  Gorbachav5

I do too. I have an “Oakland sucks” tshirt I bought in my childhood still.