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Discussion in 'Major League Baseball' started by jonesy86, Mar 28, 2012.
Going to be a long year for Boston. That bullpen will be giving a few stomach ulcers..
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How good was Verlander? Pitches 8 faultless innings with just 2 hits, Valverde blows the save and gets the win. Good game by Lester as well.
Verlander is just a machine. Lester the victim of some pretty poor umpiring in the 7th. Avila should've struck out, but he goes on to drive in Peralta. But none the less, our pen isn't good enough at the moment. I wonder how long it will be until Bard makes his way back to the pen? I think we win todays game if Papelbon pitches the 9th...
So annoyed that Verlander didn't get the win, and not only because he's my start Fantasy pitcher.
I just hate it when a closer gets lazy and blows all the bad work for a top pitcher, I think as the season gets deeper Verlander would have tried to close that game out himself.
Detroit are one of my favourites to go all the way this year, and having the best pitcher in the game at the moment sure helps their cause.
Yeah, well closers are different beasts. Didn't used to eb the case- guys like verlander used to finish what they started. I've been digging back into baseball in the mid 70s (working on a book on the 1976 season) and have been digging up bits on Mark "The Bird" Fidrych- the Jeremy Lin of 1976. He started 29 games and completed 24 of them. Of course, that was standard in those days, unless you pitched for the Reds and Sparky "Captain Hook" Anderson.
Article on top salaries today. 13 guys making over $20m per year this year. Makes me wonder when the first team hit the $20m mark for total payroll.
1. Alex Rodriguez, NYY ----- $30,000,000
2. Vernon Wells, LAA ----- $24,642,857
3. CC Sabathia, NYY ----- $24,285,714
4. Johan Santana, NYM ----- $23,145,011
5. Mark Teixeira, NYY ----- $23,125,000
6. Prince Fielder, Det ----- $23,000,000
(tie) Joe Mauer, Min ----- $ 23,000,000
8. Adrian Gonzalez, Bos ----- $21,857,143
9. Cliff Lee, Phi ----- $21,500,000
10. Miguel Cabrera, Det ----- $ 21,000,000
11. Carl Crawford, Bos ----- $20,357,143
12. Justin Verlander, Det ----- $20,100,000
13. Roy Halladay, Phi ----- $20,000,000
(tie) Ryan Howard, Phi ----- $20,000,000
Hitting shoes on in Tampa- Yankees lead the rays 6-5 in the 4th.
Angels on ESPN today..... FAP
Rivera opens the season with a BS and a L for the Yanks.
That was so fun to watch, I thought the Rays were gone trailing 6-5 going into the bottom of the ninth, but Rivera blew it big time, the bases were loaded with no outs, and an eventual one out hit to the wall bought home the winning run.
Yankees 0-1, on the right side of the ledger already.
Edit: and a poor start from Lincecum, giving up 3 runs and 2 HR's in the first innings.
Last time I looked it was the Marlins who had two Commissioner's Trophies on display at their ballpark, not the Rays.
One was won before the Rays existed so it doesn't count, additionally we have to deal with the Yankees and Red Sox 36 times combined a season....slightly tougher way we have to go about it.
Wasn't able to watch the Rays opener today as it happened, watched the first two innings this morning, then found out the result, and just watched the last innings then to see how it happened.
Welcome home Carlos.
0-2 start to the season for the Giants, and it happens to have come by way of two single run losses.
Deja Vu anyone?
Join the Red sox....
3/4 from the Mariners to start the year - no bad, need to snag wins against the A's as much as we can
Tampa Bay 2-0
New York 0-2
Yeah, great to be sitting atop the AL West.
M's are due for some good fortune.
Red Sox batting Nick Punto lead off today..Valentine shaking things up.
Cespedes looking good for the A's so far- could eb a great investment by Billy Beane
NYY go 0-3
And Boston scored 2 runs in the 11th only for Detroit to score 3 in the bottom of the inning to win, BOS now 0-3 as well.
Yankees pitching is shit, cant win it this year.
bloody Kansas City are decent. Young as well
Boston bullpen had 2 blown saves in that loss.
Led 10-7 going into bottom of 9th and led 12-10 into bottom of 11th
SF on the verge of giving up a 6-0 lead.
Now 6-6 and bases loaded with 1 out for ARI
The Giants loss was a shocker, to lose like that to our biggest divisional rival and go 0-3 to start the season, wow, just wow.
But how about the Red Sox vs Tigers game, that was even crazier, 3 times it seemed as if Boston had the win, only to blow it big time, and they go 0-3, as do the Yankees.
3 times? Nah only twice, let's not make it worse than it already it is