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 Post subject: Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W
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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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 Post subject: Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W
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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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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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Taking away Soriano, the three other Cubs hitters have hit the ball a combined 13 feet.

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Rick renteria's in game moves are indicative of renteria's best efforts to win games. When he calls for a bunt, it’s because he thinks a bunt will make winning the game more likely.


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 Post subject: Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W
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How on earth did that hang up that long


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jersey cubs fan wrote:
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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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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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 Post subject: Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W
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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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Well, so much for the record Strasburg. Pitch count is looking good though.


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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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bcl412 wrote:
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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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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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 Post subject: Re: 04/05 Nationals (Strasburg) @ Cubs (Dempster) 1:20 CDT,W
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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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ESPN gamecast: 4 commercial breaks, 3 Cubs Win commercials. Ugh.


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there's castro's first dirt throw of the year

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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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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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Ramirez makes that play easily.

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


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Is Ian Stewart really Brooks Conrad?


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Not a good idea to do that during National Small Sample Overreaction Week, Ian.

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Another walk for Dempster.


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