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Game 56: Blue Jays vs. Orioles 6/4/11

Game 56: Blue Jays vs. Orioles 6/4/11

PostPost #1 by DougDE » June 4th, 2011, 6:03 pm

Really need a good start from Arrieta tonight. Anyone else watching?
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PostPost #2 by DougDE » June 4th, 2011, 6:10 pm

Fastballs in Pattersons boilerroom isnt what I meant Jake
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PostPost #3 by Jordan Tuwiner » June 4th, 2011, 6:11 pm

DougDE wrote:Really need a good start from Arrieta tonight. Anyone else watching?


Not a great start, but that was a pretty nice breaking ball Arrieta just threw to Bautista.
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PostPost #4 by DougDE » June 4th, 2011, 6:12 pm

Does Bautista really think he's Babe Ruth? Seriously dude, showing up umps now? Do you even have 100 career homers yet?
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PostPost #5 by Jordan Tuwiner » June 4th, 2011, 6:13 pm

It's too bad Bret Lawrie got hit by a pitch in the minors, delaying his call up to the Jays. Kid can really hit. Would have liked to get a look at him.
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PostPost #6 by Jordan Tuwiner » June 4th, 2011, 6:15 pm

DougDE wrote:Does Bautista really think he's Babe Ruth? Seriously dude, showing up umps now? Do you even have 100 career homers yet?

He's at 120 something I believe. There's no way he continues to hit .360. The interesting thing about Bautista is because 1/3 of his hits are home runs, he'll always have a very low BABIP because HRs don't count towards that state. He's at a .344 BABIP this year, excluding home runs. Simply unsustainable.
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PostPost #7 by Jordan Tuwiner » June 4th, 2011, 6:16 pm

Fangraphs believes he'll settle in at a .271 BABIP for the rest of this season.
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PostPost #8 by Jordan Tuwiner » June 4th, 2011, 6:17 pm

http://twitter.com/#!/masnSteve/status/ ... 6281138176

With Corey Patterson's 1st-inning solo HR, #Orioles have now been outscored 27-9 in the first inning this year.


Yikes.
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PostPost #9 by Jordan Tuwiner » June 4th, 2011, 6:21 pm

Matt Wieters had a .356 BABIP his rookie season. Give him that number this season and he has an .800 OPS easily.

He's hitting line drives 21.6% of the time. No doubt Wieters has been hitting the ball hard; there's just been a ton of bad luck. When his fortune turns around I think we'll see the Matt Wieters we've been waiting to see, not that we haven't seen flashes of that this year though.
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PostPost #10 by DougDE » June 4th, 2011, 6:22 pm

Nick just not putting the fat part of the bat on the ball. Wonder if moving down in lineup would help or if its a physical thing that has nothing to do with lineup spot. Might help the team to move him down tho
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PostPost #11 by Jordan Tuwiner » June 4th, 2011, 6:26 pm

DougDE wrote:Nick just not putting the fat part of the bat on the ball. Wonder if moving down in lineup would help or if its a physical thing that has nothing to do with lineup spot. Might help the team to move him down tho

Honestly, the worries regarding Markakis may be a bit exaggerated. He's hitting line drives at the highest rate of his career, and his .255 BABIP is the lowest of his career.
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PostPost #12 by DougDE » June 4th, 2011, 6:31 pm

I actually just looked up his line drive percentage after you mentioned Wieters and couldnt believe that. Seems like he's hitting nothing but weak fly balls and grounders to 2nd. Maybe it'll come around
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PostPost #13 by DougDE » June 4th, 2011, 6:32 pm

After an awful throw away on pickoff attempt, one of the errors that bug me the most, Arrieta and Lee just made a real nice play for that put out
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PostPost #14 by DougDE » June 4th, 2011, 6:35 pm

Aw come on Jake, he's a freakin minor leaguer and you're gonna walk him? These games are gettin difficult to watch
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PostPost #15 by Jordan Tuwiner » June 4th, 2011, 6:36 pm

While we're here, Dan Connolly is reporting Jonathan Schoop will be promoted to Frederick tomorrow. Has cooled off a bit since hot start at Delmarva, but needed to be challenged.
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