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  • rockin500
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    Originally posted by Bob Sacamento View Post
    Make that 5 for 10 now...yuck someone needs to stop giving him the green light
    first one? yep, all his fault. second one, thats probably hit and run. gotta live with those when the guy misses.

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  • Scartissue
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    Howry's BABIP before tonight was .390, which is very high. He's not pitching as well this year, as indicated by the fact that he's not striking out as many this year, but there's an element of bad luck involved as well.

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  • Bob Sacamento
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    Howry to hit DL?

    After watching Howry pitch horribly and give up a game-ending/winning homerun to a career minor league catcher, I think it might be time Howry hit the DL with some sort of injury. The man is getting hit HARD this year, he's not fooling hitters and he's all over the plate. It's very uncharacteristic of him that's why I'm wondering if there is not a physical reason why.

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  • nightotter
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    Something truly bitter about this loss.

    Mike Fontenot and Bobby Howry, you go to bed without dessert.

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  • G-String Blues
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    Originally posted by RBi View Post
    If you guys missed the Reed Johnson diving catch to end the 5th inning, you missed one of the better catches I have seen... I am sure that this catch will make the "top 5 plays for 2008"..

    Tune into sportscenter and see it on top plays.
    That was magical!

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  • Scartissue
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    Originally posted by Scartissue View Post
    I ran a quick calculation, not factoring HBP. Theriot is running approximately 26% of the time he's on base this year. Last year he ran 17% of the time he's on base. In other words, he's running 50% more than last year, when he had a good success rate of 88%. Could be he needs to be more selective.
    And with that base stealing attempt, Theriot's tried to steal approximately 29% of the time he's on base.

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  • Bob Sacamento
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    Originally posted by Scartissue View Post
    I ran a quick calculation, not factoring HBP. Theriot is running approximately 26% of the time he's on base this year. Last year he ran 17% of the time he's on base. In other words, he's running 50% more than last year, when he had a good success rate of 88%. Could be he needs to be more selective.
    Make that 5 for 10 now...yuck someone needs to stop giving him the green light

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  • Scartissue
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    Originally posted by Bob Sacamento View Post
    Yeah what the hell was Theriot thinking out there? He's not the second coming of Rickey Henderson or even Vince Coleman but he apparently must think so. Theriot and his "amazing basestealing ability" is a whooping 5 for 9 this season.
    I ran a quick calculation, not factoring HBP. Theriot is running approximately 26% of the time he's on base this year. Last year he ran 17% of the time he's on base. In other words, he's running 50% more than last year, when he had a good success rate of 88%. Could be he needs to be more selective.

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  • Scartissue
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    Originally posted by RBi View Post
    If you guys missed the Reed Johnson diving catch to end the 5th inning, you missed one of the better catches I have seen... I am sure that this catch will make the "top 5 plays for 2008"..

    Tune into sportscenter and see it on top plays.
    Definitely one of the best defensive plays I've seen this year.

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  • RBi
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    If you guys missed the Reed Johnson diving catch to end the 5th inning, you missed one of the better catches I have seen... I am sure that this catch will make the "top 5 plays for 2008"..

    Tune into sportscenter and see it on top plays.

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  • Bob Sacamento
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    Originally posted by Scartissue View Post
    By the way, trying to steal third with Lee and ARam coming up is not a good move.
    Yeah what the hell was Theriot thinking out there? He's not the second coming of Rickey Henderson or even Vince Coleman but he apparently must think so. Theriot and his "amazing basestealing ability" is a whooping 5 for 9 this season.

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  • Scartissue
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    Biggio used to annoy the crap out of me by getting hit all the time. Johnson is doing the same thing. For some reason, it's not as annoying when a Cubbie does it.

    By the way, trying to steal third with Lee and ARam coming up is not a good move.

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  • Scartissue
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    Originally posted by Jeff Pico View Post
    I want Pie to play more, though that also cuts into Reed Johnson's time. And related to DeRosa, he is probably a better RF/LF backup option than DeRosa (similar bat, better defense).
    I would start DeRosa at 2B, and make Theriot the sub. Theriot can play a number of positions adequately on a temporary basis. Reed's current hitting is not unprecedented. He put up .317/.388/.486 in 2006. However, to do that, he had a BABIP of .367, which is much higher than his other years and possibly indicative of luck. One thing noteworthy is the difference between his average and OBP has been steadily increasing, so he could have a respectable OBP when all's said and done.

    I won't rule out that he's for real, but I think the odds are against him keeping it up. My line for him is around .280/.365/.390. That would be respectable, but I'd rather play Pie if that turns to be Reed's actual output.
    Last edited by Scartissue; 04-25-2008, 11:33 AM.

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  • Jeff Pico
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    Originally posted by Bob Sacamento View Post
    Pie looked good today in the field and at the plate, it's hard to say much about any other hitter. Marquis kept us in the game and pitched well but Hart just couldn't hold it and wasn't helped by Theriot's costly error at SS. Methinks it's time to start Ronny at SS and Ryan at 2B.
    I concur with that, though what happens when Alf is back? I can't see benching DeRosa, (though his hot bat has cooled as of late). Though, I could still see Theriot playing alot at 2B as DeRosa fills in at LF, RF, 3B. Does Theriot sit then when Alf is back?

    I want Pie to play more, though that also cuts into Reed Johnson's time. And related to DeRosa, he is probably a better RF/LF backup option than DeRosa (similar bat, better defense).

    The good news is that someone who doesn't deserve to sit is going to end up on the bench, a good problem to have.

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  • Bob Sacamento
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    Pie looked good today in the field and at the plate, it's hard to say much about any other hitter. Marquis kept us in the game and pitched well but Hart just couldn't hold it and wasn't helped by Theriot's costly error at SS. Methinks it's time to start Ronny at SS and Ryan at 2B.

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