B-Chad wrote:Pedroia's LD rate of 20% is reason to believe he'll maintain a higher BA then Cano. It should also be noted he hits more FB's then Cano, which means that even if he posts a lower HR/FB then Cano, he should come in reasonably close to Cano in HR's
coyotedelmar wrote:Roberts just missed hitting a homer to right, and Parra just hit a solo shot into left. Lee given up 3 runs so far, all off homeruns (2 run shot to left-center by Chris Young, and the Parra shot). Kennedy having a strong start, given up only 2 hits so far, no ER, and struck out 4.
coyotedelmar wrote: Parra out on a called 3rd strike that was basically in the opposite batters box.
lol this, the strike 2 pitch was pretty bad also imo.
Missed that one, but apparently that must of been the one Parra complained about, and Grace thinks that is why the Ump called the awful 3rd strike.
Man, I hate stuff like this. Yeah, umpires blowing calls makes the game more interesting, and they tend to even out over time, so I do see the argument against going for more instant replay, having robots call balls and strikes, etc. But this, THIS right here is what sucks. That was CLEARLY a retribution thing. The ump didn't miss the call - it was so clearly a ball it actually did brush the other batter's box. He knew it was a ball and he called it a strike, because Parra gave him shit about the pitch before (which actually was a strike). Baseball players you can forgive their bouts of immaturity - they're elite athletes being paid ungodly amounts of money, you think some of them might have an ego? - but an umpire's ENTIRE JOB is about striving to be objective. This guy, Angel Hernandez, that one ump who shoved Milton Bradley, the one who rings up called strike 3 with histrionics rarely seen outside of bad community theater... screw all these guys. Give me robots.
hell yes robots. get pitchfx to call balls and strikes and get an ump in a booth to review close plays so it doesn't slow down the game. let the human element of the game be up to the players, not the umps. seriously that has to be the most retarded argument there is against instant replay.
I don't know if i actually buy this but Roenicke said in the post game that Narveson was sick but they had him go anyway. If you are undecided if you drop him or not maybe that is worth keeping him one more week on the bench and seeing what happens.