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Baseball Fever Policy

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This announcement describes the policies pertaining to the operation of Baseball Fever.

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And a group of forum specific super moderators. The role of the moderator is to keep Baseball Fever smoothly and to screen posts for compliance with our policy. The moderators are ALL volunteer positions, so please be patient and understanding of any delays you might experience in correspondence.

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This document was based on a similar policy used by SABR.

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  • #16
    Recker?? Caught stealing?? Say it ain't so!!!
    North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla


    • #17
      Haha. Don't worry I've been keeping up with everything. It's pretty much all going to be posted in one go right now.
      46 wins to match last year's total


      • #18
        Actually, Recker is a pretty good pick up. I was sorry to see the Mets let him walk. He does bring some offense so I'm not surprised to see him steal a base or 2..
        North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla


        • #19
          He's good for a third catcher, sure, but I don't know how much he can be relied on full time. He'll get another chance if Suzuki bombs, I'm sure.
          46 wins to match last year's total


          • #20
            Big catch up time!!

            CUBA 6, CHINA 0

            W - Bladimir Banos (1-0, 0.00)
            L - Xia Luo (0-1, 36.00)
            S - None

            HR - None

            Good Days - Cuba's pitching staf tossed a one-hit shutout, spearheaded by Banos's (Ciego de Avila) five innings. Vladimir Garcia (Ciego de Avila) pitched two innings, and Livan Moinelo (Holguin) and Miguel Lehara (Granma) finished the game for Cuba.

            Bruce Chen (yes, the very same Bruce Chen we all know) pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings for China.

            JAPAN 4, AUSTRALIA 1

            W - Kodai Senga (1-0, 0.00)
            L - Matt Williams (0-1, 5.40)
            S - Kazuhisa Makita (1, 0.00)

            HR - JPN - Sho Nakata (1)
            Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (2)
            AUS - Allan de San Miguel (1)

            Good Days - Seiya Suzuki (Hiroshima Toyo Carp) had two hits for Japan and Nakata (Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters) and Tsutsugo (Yokohama DeNA Baystars) added home runs. Tomoyuki Sugano (Yomiuri Giants) dueled with Tim Atherton (Canberra Cavalry) for the first four innings. Japan's pen held Australia socreless the rest of the way. Senga (Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks) picked up the win with two innings of relief and Naoki Miyanishi (Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters) and Makita (Saitama Seibu Lions) closed it out.

            Lachlan Wells (Twins) allowed an inherited runner to score, but had two scoreless innings otherwise. de San Miguel (Royals) had the lone run score for Australia with a homer.

            NETHERLANDS 6, TAIWAN 5

            W - Shairon Martis (1-0, 0.00)
            L - Hung-Wen Chen (0-1, 0.00
            S - None

            HR - Chih-hao Chang (1)

            Good Days - Chih-hsien Chang (Chinatrust Brothers), Chih-hao Chang (Brothers) and Chin-Lung Hu (Fubon Guardians) led the way for Taiwan, totaling seven hits and five runs. But the Netherlands staged a final comeback paced by Wladimir Balentien's (Tokyo Yakult Swallows) four hits. Dashenko Ricardo (Curaco Neptunus) had two hits and Didi Gregorious (Yankees) had three hits and three RBI. Jurickson Profar (Rangers) ended the game with a bases-loaded walk.

            ISRAEL 4, NETHERLANDS 2

            W - Jason Marquis (1-0, 0.00)
            L - Rob Cordemans (0-1, 27.00)
            S - Josh Zeid (1, 0.00)

            HR - None

            Good Days - Team Israel decided to go with a pitcher an inning and seven of nine pitched scoreless innings. Ryan Lavarnway (A's) had two hits, a walk and an RBI for the best offensive day with Nate Freiman (FA) adding a double and two walks. Tyler Krieger (Indians) and Ty Kelly (Mets) also had two walks.

            Jurickson Profar (Rangers) had a 3-3 day with two doubles to lead the Netherlands. Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox) and Wladimir Balentien (Tokyo Yakult Swallows) had two walks. Despite walking four batters, Juan Carlos Sulbaran (FA) pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings.

            AUSTRALIA 11, CHINA 0, 8 INN.

            W - Travis Blackley (1-0, 0.00)
            L - Kwon Ju (0-1, 6.00)
            S - None

            HR - Luke Hughes (1)
            James Beresford (GS, 1)

            Good Days - Australia combined for a five-hit shutout, with Travis Blackley (Tigers) going 4 2/3 innings of 2-hit ball. Hughes (Perth Heat) had four RBIs with a two-run homer and a double and Beresford (Melbourne Aces) put it away in the eighth with a grand slam.

            KOREA 11, TAIWAN 8

            W - Sueng-hwan Oh (1-0, 0.00)
            L - Hung-wen Chen (0-2, 20.25)
            S - None

            HR - KOR - Tae-kyun Kim (1)
            TAI - Che-hsuan Lin (1)

            Good Days - It was an absolute slugfest for both teams.


            W - Paco Rodriguez (1-0, 4.50)
            L - Mark Appel (0-2, 5.40)
            S - Ian Krol (1, 9.00)

            HR - None

            Good Days - I guess you could say Colon had a good day. Allowed one hit and two walks in three innings with one run allowed. Sean Newcomb finally had a clean outing, going two innings with four strikeouts. Mauricio Cabrera, Jose Ramirez and Ian Krol had scoreless innings.

            Nick Markakis had two hits and two runs batted in. Micah Johnson had two hits and an RBI and Brandon Phillips had two hits and a run scored.

            NEW YORK 8, ATLANTA 7

            W - Chasen Shreve (1-0, 8.31)
            L - Blaine Boyer (1-1, 20.25)
            S - Jason Gurka (1, 5.40)

            HR - NYY - Brett Gardner (1)
            ATL - Matt Tuiasosopo 2 (2)

            Good Days - Tuiassopo had the two homers and five RBIs. Ozzie Albies went 1-2 with a run scored in his spring debut and Matt Kemp was 1-1 with two walks and an RBI.

            John Danks had 2 1/3 scoreless innings and Chaz Roe rebounded slightly with a scoreless frame and Joel de la Cruz added one as well.


            W - Carlos Martinez (1-0, 0.00)
            L - Ryan Dempster (0-1, 18.00)
            S - None

            HR - Wellington Castillo (1)
            Jose Bautista (1)

            ITALY 10, MEXICO 9

            W - Jordan Romano (1-0, 0.00)
            L - Roberto Osuna (0-1, inf.)
            S - None

            HR - MEX - Esteban Quiroz (1)
            Japhet Amador (1)
            ITA - John Andreoli (1)
            Rob Segedin (1)
            Chris Colabello (1)
            Drew Butera (1)

            Italy scored five unanswered runs to win 10-9 in the bottom of the ninth. They sent seven batters to the plate and Mexico didn't record a single out. Yikes.

            CUBA 4, AUSTRALIA 3

            W - Vladimir Garcia (1-0, 3.60)
            L - Lachlan Wells (0-1, 13.50)
            S - Miguel Lehara (1, 0.00)

            HR - AUS - Trent Oeltjen (1)
            CUB - Alfredo Despaigne (GS, 2)

            JAPAN 7, CHINA 1

            W - Shoda Takeda (1-0, 3.00)
            L - Quan Gan (0-1, 12.46)
            S - None

            HR - Seiji Kobayashi (1)
            Sho Nakata (1)

            UNITED STATES 3, COLOMBIA 2, 10 INN.

            W - Tyler Clippard (1-0, 0.00)
            L - Guillero Moscoso (0-1, 6.75)
            S - None

            HR - None

            Adam Jones drove in two runs and got the walk-off single in the bottom of the tenth.

            PUERTO RICO 11, VENEZUELA 0, 7 INN.

            W - Seth Lugo (1-0, 0.00)
            L - Felix Hernandez (0-1, 3.38)
            S - None

            HR - Carlos Correa (1)
            Yaider Molina (1)
            T. J. Rivera (1)

            ATLANTA 5, NEW YORK 2

            W - Josh Collmenter (2-0, 0.00)
            L - Marcos Molina (0-2, 5.87)
            SV - Luke Jackson (2, 0.00)

            HR - Matt Tuiasosopo (3)
            Brandon Phillips (1)
            Adonis Garcia (1)
            46 wins to match last year's total


            • #21
              Sam, let me ask you this.. Is Snitker the guy to take you to the World Series?
              North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla


              • #22
                No one can take the team as it is now to the World Series, not even Maddon or Francona. Besides, I think they need to concentrate on getting to the NLCS first.
                46 wins to match last year's total


                • #23
                  Since 2005, all I've tried to hope is "why can't they have the breaks go FOR them for once?" Then they get hit with overmanaging, Brooks Conrad, Sam Holbrook and Juan freaking Uribe.
                  46 wins to match last year's total


                  • #24
                    And this is why I don't do a blog. :P I'll post some more tonight if I don't get sidetracked by the new Zelda game.
                    46 wins to match last year's total


                    • #25
                      NEW YORK 6, ATLANTA 0

                      W - Hansel Robles (1-0, 0.00)
                      L - Ian Krol (0-1, 0.00)
                      S - None

                      HR - None

                      SP Noah Syndergaard, NYM - 6 H, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO; 1-2

                      SP Julio Teheran, ATL - 6 H, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO; 0-2

                      1B Lucas Duda, NYM - 1-3, 2B, BB, 3 RBI
                      Last edited by SamtheBravesFan; 04-05-2017, 10:07 PM.
                      46 wins to match last year's total


                      • #26
                        ATLANTA 3, NEW YORK 1, 12 INN.

                        W - Jim Johnson (1-0, 0.00)
                        L - Rafael Montero (0-1, 10.80)
                        S - None

                        HR - Jay Bruce (1, 5th inning off Colón, 0 on)

                        LF Matt Kemp, ATL - 3-5, 3 2B, BB, 2 RBI

                        SP Jacob deGrom, NYM - 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO; 0-2

                        SP Bartolo Colón, ATL - 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO; 0-2
                        46 wins to match last year's total


                        • #27
                          NEW YORK 6, ATLANTA 2

                          W - Matt Harvey (1-0, 2.70)
                          L - Jamie Garcia (0-1, 6.00)
                          S - None

                          HR - Matt Kemp 2 (2, 5th inning off Harvey, 0 on)
                          (3, 7th inning off Harvey, 0 on)
                          NYM - Wilmer Flores (1, 6th inning off Garcia, 1 on)

                          SP Matt Harvey, NYM - 6+ IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO; 0-2

                          LF Matt Kemp, ATL - 2-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI

                          1B Wilmer Flores, NYM - 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
                          46 wins to match last year's total


                          • #28
                            PITTSBURGH 5, ATLANTA 4

                            W - Ivan Nova (1-0, 0.00)
                            L - Mike Foltynewicz (0-1, 4.91)
                            S - Tony Watson (1S, 0.00)

                            HR - David Freese (1, 5th inning off Collmenter, 0 on)
                            Francisco Cervelli (1, 5th inning off Collmenter, 0 on)

                            SP Ivan Nova, PIT - 6 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO; 0-1, 2 SAC

                            RF Andrew McCutchen, PIT - 3-4, BB, RBI

                            CF Starling Marte, PIT - 2-4, R, 2 RBI
                            46 wins to match last year's total


                            • #29
                              PITTSBURGH 6, ATLANTA 4

                              W - Chad Kuhl (1-0, 3.60)
                              L - R. A. Dickey (0-1, 4.76)
                              S - Tony Watson (2S, 0.00)

                              HR - None

                              LF Gregory Polanco, PIT - 4-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI

                              3B Josh Harrison, PIT - 1-4, RBI

                              CF Starling Marte - 1-3, BB, R
                              46 wins to match last year's total


                              • #30
                                PITTSBURGH 6, ATLANTA 5, 10 INN.

                                W - Felipe Rivero (1-0, 1.80)
                                L - Jose Ramirez (0-1, 4.15)
                                S - None

                                HR - ATL - Dansby Swanson (1, 1st inning off Cole, 0 on)
                                Freddie Freeman (1, 5th inning off Cole, 0 on)
                                Freddie Freeman (2, 7th inning off Bastardo, 0 on)
                                PIT - Starling Marte (1, WO, 10th inning off Ramirez, 1 on)

                                CF Starling Marte, PIT - 4-5, WO HR, 2 R, 2 RBI

                                1B Freddie Freeman, ATL - 4-5, 2B, 2 HR, 3 R, 2 RBI

                                3B-2B Adam Frazier, PIT - 3-5, 2B, R
                                46 wins to match last year's total