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I don't either, but I was concerned that a slow start could make him a casualty in the name of keeping MacFarland around. So far though, he's done nothing to give them reason to do that.
Was at the game. The sun was really really brutal. Not to make an excuse but hicks and Mauer also had similar plays for the same reason.
Watching it you could tell AJ lost the ball immediately in the sun. I don't necessarily blame him for it but it was incredibly frustrating.
Robinson as a switch hitter likely makes the most sense. Though, with us facing 2 RHP to start and davis having a couple misplays in the field, Ish could get a look.
See FTN's post. Most sense is either Canzler or Hoes as they're already on the 40 man and have used options this year.
Forgot to consider the 40 man in my analysis. Scratch my Robinson/Ish thoughts.
I think Davis is a dh. should have kept Reynolds at his price.
If by JJ, you meant chris Davis, then we can agree.
While I can't agree errors are a terrible stat, they are certainly a flawed stat. Sky must have been tough yesterday. Saw a few balls drop that you wouldnt expect.
Strop gets ground balls. The hits in Tampa were ground balls with eyes. It happens. Agree he has looked good.
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This post was edited by fearthenoodle 12 months ago
I don't necessarily blame him for losing the ball in the sun but I wish he would have done a better job communicating that he lost it and getting out of the way. It's not like it's a trend of bad defense on his part but yeah, incredibly frustrating because they would have gotten out of the inning.
No question. If we are facing a RHP, I think mclouth picks up AJ and makes the play. The ball was hit high enough to allow the LF to get there.
Agreed. Shit happens. An error like that with two on vs with no on (hicks) is the difference between winning and losing those one run games.
It was such a confusing play, I think he panicked. He lost it, I think he said/yelled that he couldn't find it, than he takes his eyes off the sky to look at Reimold and then when he looked back up he picked up the ball but he was didn't know where Reimold was.
Funny shirt and no problem with flounder sporting it. However, the father/son aspect with the tender hand-holding moment, ah, well.......
The AJ play is frustrating, but you could tell how frustrated he was as well. I'll forgive him, he also makes plays that are amazing. I'm more frustrated by the way he didn't run out his last AB when he would've been safe.
Chris Davis' error was obviously bad, but it's hard to get that bent out of shape over it given he's not really in the game for his defense, and if he hits 35+ dingers this year you take it.
The error by Wieters and the (non)error by Jones were way more frustrating to me given they are gold glove defenders.
If we could stop walking turd hitters that would really help too. Gotta hope the pitching settles in.
This post was edited by GunnerOne 84 12 months ago
This. If he had been running hard he would have probably been safe. That was weak, especially when we were only one run down.
I was really encouraged by hammel's start to the game. I didn't like him demonstrably showing frustration in the 3rd inning but I think he will be very solid.
I also think Tillman will come around. The guy I'm sweating in the rotation is arrieta.
Gonna be a awesome environment today for the Red Sox OD. Do u still get butterflies @ShaneVictorino. I know I do a tad bit #StayHungry
You can argue the first sentence, but when Reynolds has 4 HRs the first week, and Steve Pearce is 0-7, its not the time to be lol-ing and bringing up splits vs LHP
I thought the dropped fly ball by Wieters was an incredibly hard play to make as a catcher. It's not like he had time to set himself under it like Mauer did yesterday.
Agree with parlay on Hammel and Tillman. With the exception of the third when he lost his mechanics for 2-3 batters, he was really good. Tillman had great stuff on Saturday, he just had shitty command after the first. He generated a lot of swings and misses which was a good sign.
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