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04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,WGNTV

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby bukie » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:48 pm

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bukie wrote:Strasburg only threw two balls, and didn't miss a bat once that inning.


Can't really complain about patience when he does that.

Another fun fact: All seven pitches Strasburg threw were fastballs.
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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby Crack Wilson » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:49 pm

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Banedon wrote:Gameday is in midseason form...showing me nothing.

Gameday Mini is working for me.


ESPN gamecast is working, so I'll stay there for this one.

FYI...CBS Sports Gamecast is the best. It features sound effects for strikeouts, runs and HR's. You can walk away from the PC and still know when something happens. ;)

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby bukie » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:49 pm

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bukie wrote:Strasburg only threw two balls, and didn't miss a bat once that inning.


Can't really complain about patience when he does that.

Yes you can, patience isn't just about taking balls. It's about running up the opposing pitchers' pitch count. Getting yourself out in a hurry against a guy who had TJS not too long ago and is probably going to be monitored for workloads just isn't a great idea.

Patience is also about hitting the hittable pitches, and the Cubs did that. It makes no sense to watch a hittable fastball go by for a strike just in the name of taking pitches.
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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:50 pm

Taking away Soriano, the three other Cubs hitters have hit the ball a combined 13 feet.

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:50 pm

How on earth did that hang up that long

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby bcl412 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:50 pm

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bukie wrote:Strasburg only threw two balls, and didn't miss a bat once that inning.


Can't really complain about patience when he does that.

Yes you can, patience isn't just about taking balls. It's about running up the opposing pitchers' pitch count. Getting yourself out in a hurry against a guy who had TJS not too long ago and is probably going to be monitored for workloads just isn't a great idea.


I agree to an extent but if you fall behind 0-2, 1-2 to a guy like Strasburg your going to strike out and give up precious outs. If you swing at strikes you could get a hit.

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:50 pm

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bukie wrote:Strasburg only threw two balls, and didn't miss a bat once that inning.


Can't really complain about patience when he does that.

Yes you can, patience isn't just about taking balls. It's about running up the opposing pitchers' pitch count. Getting yourself out in a hurry against a guy who had TJS not too long ago and is probably going to be monitored for workloads just isn't a great idea.

Patience is also about hitting the hittable pitches, and the Cubs did that. It makes no sense to watch a hittable fastball go by for a strike just in the name of taking pitches.


When you get sawed off you aren't swinging at hittable pitches. Barney and Castro both got sawed off.

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby PriortoTheoIhadWood » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:50 pm

I flip the channel for a minute and boom 2 outs. Oretty sure the Nats had one strike when I flipped...
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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby mookie » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:51 pm

Well, so much for the record Strasburg. Pitch count is looking good though.

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:51 pm

bcl412 wrote:
I agree to an extent but if you fall behind 0-2, 1-2 to a guy like Strasburg your going to strike out and give up precious outs. If you swing at strikes you could get a hit.


Every strike is technically hittable, but they aren't all smart to swing at.

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:52 pm

bukie wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:
bcl412 wrote:
bukie wrote:Strasburg only threw two balls, and didn't miss a bat once that inning.


Can't really complain about patience when he does that.

Yes you can, patience isn't just about taking balls. It's about running up the opposing pitchers' pitch count. Getting yourself out in a hurry against a guy who had TJS not too long ago and is probably going to be monitored for workloads just isn't a great idea.

Patience is also about hitting the hittable pitches, and the Cubs did that. It makes no sense to watch a hittable fastball go by for a strike just in the name of taking pitches.


Barney, at the very least, swung at bad pitch.

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby bukie » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:52 pm

First time Strasburg throws something other than a fastball, and Byrd is the first Cub to swing and miss a pitch for a strikeout.
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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby PriortoTheoIhadWood » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:53 pm

By far the best thing about opening day is the aces are on the mound...Lots of zeroes around the league.

Was Strasb even trying on that breaking ball? Filf.
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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby yanrslatr » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:53 pm

ESPN gamecast: 4 commercial breaks, 3 Cubs Win commercials. Ugh.

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby El Duderino » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:54 pm

there's castro's first dirt throw of the year
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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby BeerHere » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:54 pm

PriortoTheoIhadWood wrote:By far the best thing about opening day is the aces are on the mound...Lots of zeroes around the league.

Was Strasb even trying on that breaking ball? Filf.

Seconded. I'll take good pitching every time.

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby PriortoTheoIhadWood » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:55 pm

bukie wrote:First time Strasburg throws something other than a fastball, and Byrd is the first Cub to swing and miss a pitch for a strikeout.


Swear that breaking ball was a 3 on the 1-10 scale for Strasburg.
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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:56 pm

Ramirez makes that play easily.

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Postby BeerHere » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:56 pm

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Postby Butters » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:56 pm

yikes

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby bcl412 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:56 pm

If Stewart is going to do that he may be useless to us.

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby El Duderino » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:56 pm

...awkward
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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby mookie » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:56 pm

Is Ian Stewart really Brooks Conrad?

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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby bukie » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:57 pm

Not a good idea to do that during National Small Sample Overreaction Week, Ian.
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Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W

Postby BeerHere » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:58 pm

Another walk for Dempster.


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