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5/10 Cheering, Venting and "As the Closer Blows"

Postby daullaz » Thu May 10, 2012 9:46 am

No new front-page article today, so I'll contribute by making this thread.

5/9 Notes

- The top-rated soap of the 2012 season is "As the Closer Blows," and yesterday we were privy to breakout performances by David Robertson (0.2 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 K), Steve Cishek (1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K), John Axford (1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 K) and Sean Marshall (0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, but no blown save). The only one I'm sweating is Cishek, and I'd make sure Mujica is owned universally.
- Meanwhile, guys that locked down saves on Wednesday include Rafel Dolis, Casey Janssen and Logan Ondrusek. You cannot make this stuff up.
- Zack Grienke's brilliant start (8 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 K) didn't get him the win thanks to Axford, but this Grienke owner was thrilled by the performance anyway.
- Edwin Encarnacion broke an 0-for-18, five-game slump with a eighth-inning home run. He's now hitting .269, down from .320 on May 2. The time to sell high may have passed you by.
- Adam Dunn connected for his 10th HR while striking out for the 4,000th game in a row (or so). Dunn looks like he could make a run at 40 HRs while subsequently striking out 200 times.
- Ike Davis went 2-for-4 with his fourth HR of the year, which sadly only brings his average up to .179. He now has 19 hits all season.
- Mike Trout went 3-for-5 atop the Angels lineup as they finally scored some runs for Ervin Santana, who picked up his first win. Better yet, Albert Pujols collected two hits. Seems like the Trout promotion came just in time, as Pujols finally has a role model on which to learn how to hit.
- Tim Lincecum gave up four runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings to move to 2-3. In related news, GiantsFan14's relationship status on Facebook changed from "in a relationship" to "it's complicated."

Today's Matchups

TEX: Lewis (3-1, 2.97 ERA)
BAL: Chen (2-0, 2.76 ERA)

TEX: Holland (2-2, 4.43 ERA)
BAL: Hunter (2-1, 5.00 ERA)

WAS: Strasburg (2-0, 1.66 ERA)
PIT: Correia (1-2, 3.38 ERA)

TB: Price (5-1, 2.35 ERA)
NYY: Sabathia (4-0, 4.15)

CLE: Lowe (4-1, 2.39 ERA)
BOS: Beckett (2-3, 4.45 ERA)

TOR: Alvarez (2-2, 2.83 ERA)
MIN: Marquis (2-1, 5.40 ERA)

DET: Scherzer (1-3, 6.32 ERA)
OAK: Colon (3-2, 2.83 ERA)
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Re: 5/10 Cheering, Venting

Postby bigh0rt » Thu May 10, 2012 9:52 am

Trotting the Rangers in both ends of the double header today. Hopefully Lewis and Holland can do me right ( :-? ) :-°
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Re: 5/10 Cheering, Venting

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Thu May 10, 2012 10:13 am

bigh0rt wrote:Trotting the Rangers in both ends of the double header today. Hopefully Lewis and Holland can do me right ( :-? ) :-°


For reasons that have nothing to do with fantasy, I hope you're wrong. 8-o
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Re: 5/10 Cheering, Venting and "As the Closer Blows"

Postby silverZ » Thu May 10, 2012 10:20 am

The Twins are so bad that I expect the Jays to get spanked tonight.
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Re: 5/10 Cheering, Venting and "As the Closer Blows"

Postby GAC8666 » Thu May 10, 2012 11:20 am

I have CC vs the Rays and Colon at home vs Detroit.
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Re: 5/10 Cheering, Venting and "As the Closer Blows"

Postby Norby » Thu May 10, 2012 11:50 am

Just a minor correction. Axford didn't blow Greinke's win. They didn't score any runs when Greinke was pitching. =(

It should say "thanks to the Brewer's non-existent offense" or something similar. ;)
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Re: 5/10 Cheering, Venting and "As the Closer Blows"

Postby neoforce » Thu May 10, 2012 1:36 pm

As a player of just NL only leagues, I can officially say today's slate of MLB games sucks.
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Re: 5/10 Cheering, Venting and "As the Closer Blows"

Postby GAC8666 » Thu May 10, 2012 2:33 pm

neoforce wrote:As a player of just NL only leagues, I can officially say today's slate of MLB games sucks.


Well I have a team that is AL and NL, and today's slate of MLB games suck.
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Re: 5/10 Cheering, Venting and "As the Closer Blows"

Postby chinch sacs » Thu May 10, 2012 3:39 pm

anyone near CHI? wondering if there is any local news on Sales and Reed...
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Re: 5/10 Cheering, Venting and "As the Closer Blows"

Postby Padsin05 » Thu May 10, 2012 3:58 pm

Hanrahan on bereavement list, grab Cruz in daily leagues for the next few days
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