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4/7 Cheering, Venting, and Finally a Full Slate of Games

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:20 am

I don't know about the rest of you, but I've actually been annoyed the past two days that there wasn't a huge slate of games going on to choose from. Call me spoiled but, whatever. Today errrbody in action, and I'm hype as hell. Somebody else is gonna have to do this tomorrow, but as for today... I got this...

News, Notes, & Nonsense...

- Remember when all those guys pitched balls out on Thursday? Yeah, that didn't happen yesterday. Lincecum, Kennedy, Sabathia, Shields, Gallardo, Luebke all looked real bad at times yesterday.
- You know who didn't get lit up though? Not surprisingly, Jered Weaver. Surprisingly, Chad Billingsley, who looked like a fat kid running a mile just dripping sweat from his pits and back as he mowed down Padres. It was disgusting on a variety of levels.
- Also pitching well, though to a lesser degree, were Colby Lewis and Jake Arrieta, both earning Wins for their respective ball clubs.
- Yoenis Cespedes hit an absolute bomb to center field, his 2nd of the year, and people begin postulating just how productive he can be this year.
- David Freese also belted his second of the year, sparking people to change their opinions immediately from "I'd love if he was able to hit 16 HR this year" to "I'd be content if he hit at least 20 HR this year".
- Paul Goldschmidt started off his season right, belting a HR off of Tim Lincecum, drawing a later walk, and scoring twice.
- The ageless wonder Mariano Rivera blew his first Save Opportunity of the year, looking horrible doing so. An eventual base hit from Opening Day hero Carlos Pena, who earlier belted a Grand Slam, left the Yankees 0 - 1. This was following a Desmond Jennings single followed by a Ben Zobrist triple to tie the game.
- Hosmermania started 0/4 with 2 Ks, and I can only assume half of his owners have dropped him by now.
- Greg Holland was placed in a sticky situation last night and promptly pitched like garbage, leaving Jonathan Broxton owners giddy as can be.
- Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base in his season debut with Triple-A Syracuse. I cannot wait to see this kid strap on a Nats uniform and see what he can do in the big show.
- Mike Trout went 3-for-5 with two runs scored during his debut for Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday. Again, how long can Anaheim not give this kid big league at bats?
- I'm all out of stuff to say...


Today's Matchups...

Gio Gonzalez (L) @ Matt Garza (R) (-115)

Brandon Morrow (R) @ Ubaldo Jimenez (R) (-115)

Jair Jurrjens (R) @ R.A. Dickey (R) (EVEN)

Adam Wainwright (R) @ Zack Greinke (R) (-115)

Madison Bumgarner (L) @ Daniel Hudson (R) (-125)

Josh Beckett (R) @ Doug Fister (R) (EVEN)

Luke Hochevar (R) @ Dan Haren (R) (-200)

Jamie Moyer (L) (-118) @ Lucas Harrell (R)
- The amount of ridiculousness involved both in this matchup and this line is absurd...

Cliff Lee (L) (-175) @ Jeff Karstens (R)

Francisco Liriano (L) @ Tommy Hunter (R) (-115)
- If you absolutely need a spot start today, I guess Hunter would be the guy I would roll with... but unhappily...

Ricky Nolasco (R) @ Mat Latos (R) (-165)

Hiroki Kuroda (R) @ David Price (L) (-125)

Jake Peavy (R) @ Derek Holland (L) (-180)

Chris Capuano (L) @ Dustin Moseley (R) (-115)

Felix Hernandez (R) (-120) @ Bartolo Colon (R)
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Re: 4/7 Cheering, Venting, and Finally a Full Slate of Games

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:24 am

In my team's news... I'm starting Brandon Morrow :-o, Derek Holland :-o, and Zack Greinke today. My fingers are crossed.
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Re: 4/7 Cheering, Venting, and Finally a Full Slate of Games

Postby kab21 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:55 am

Twins 0-1 - their chance at a perfect season is still intact. On a more serious note they have a brutal April schedule on top of being terrible. BAL/LAA/TEX/NYY/TB/BOS/KC/LAA

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No Greinke this year. :,-( I was still drafting hitters when he got picked.
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Re: 4/7 Cheering, Venting, and Finally a Full Slate of Games

Postby BronXBombers51 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:00 am

Glad to see some more offense yesterday. 10 for 32 wit 5 R, 2 HR and 7 RBI. Have the King going on the mound today, hopefully Seattle can score more than 1 freaking run for him this time.

Also happy to see Morse slugging a HR in his rehab start yesterday. Hopefully he's back at the beginning of next week.
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Re: 4/7 Cheering, Venting, and Finally a Full Slate of Games

Postby Element » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:14 am

BronXBombers51 wrote:Glad to see some more offense yesterday. 10 for 32 wit 5 R, 2 HR and 7 RBI.


That makes one of us. I had Gallardo, Shields and Mo yesterday. OUCH!!!

Rolling with Fister vs the Saux today.
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Re: 4/7 Cheering, Venting, and Finally a Full Slate of Games

Postby raiders_umpire » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:14 am

Kuroda verse Price. I can't wait.
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Re: 4/7 Cheering, Venting, and Finally a Full Slate of Games

Postby bigh0rt » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:17 am

There are 2 road favorites across the entire league today... Cliff Lee... and Jamie Moyer.
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Re: 4/7 Cheering, Venting, and Finally a Full Slate of Games

Postby Element » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:20 am

Looks like Bauer started off strong too. Per Yahoo...

Bauer threw five scoreless innings for Double-A Mobile, retiring the first 11 batters he faced, holding Mississippi hitless until the fifth frame. He struck out seven batters, walked three, and allowed just two hits.
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Re: 4/7 Cheering, Venting, and Finally a Full Slate of Games

Postby garf112 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:28 am

Surprised liriano isn't the favorite. I know the twins stink, but the over/under is, I think, 9 in that game.

I'm afraid of the 9 and a half in the holland game, but I'll pitch him anyway.

Jered Weaver is awesome.

Can the mets stave off the end of the season for another day? Looking forward to seeing nieuwenuis (or however you spell it) in the lineup and Ruben tejada at leadoff.

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Re: 4/7 Cheering, Venting, and Finally a Full Slate of Games

Postby interchange » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:34 am

On the fence about starting Fister, Bumgarner, and Wainwright. Thoughts?
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