GAME THREAD ROCKIES/DODGERS

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series predictions...

  1. arenado goes 13-for-14 with 4 hr

    71.4%
  2. continued ad nauseum pimping of orel bobblehead

    57.1%
  3. dodgers score 10+ runs in series

    28.6%
  4. rockies score 15+ runs in series

    57.1%
  5. ryu goes 5+ innings

    42.9%
  6. kershaw goes 6+ innings

    42.9%
  7. buehler k's 10+ hitters

    57.1%
  8. muncy k's 5+ times

    57.1%
  9. kenley 25+ pitches

    71.4%
  10. we get swept

    57.1%
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  1. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    Mon 17 Sep / 7:00 pm / Gray vs. Ryu
    Tue 18 Sep / 7:10 pm / Freeland vs. Kershaw
    Wed 19 Sep / 7:00 pm / Anderson vs. Buehler
     
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  2. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    minimum 2/3
     
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    maybe the greatest scene ever
     
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    I’m in the finals of my fantasy league for a couple grand and I have Story and Dahl. Go Dodgers but a couple solo homers in blowouts by those two wouldn’t be bad
     
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    A sweep would be nice.

    Expecting to get swept though.
     
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    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    We beat them 2 out of 3 in Colorado. Let’s fuck them up at home and crush their dreams. Overrated idiots.

    Feel like we do good against Gray, so it’ll be great to score a bunch off him. This is essentially our first playoff series
     
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  7. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    lol “i’ve got standards”
     
  8. CapnTreee

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    Of all the scenes in all the movies in this world and THIS is what you think to be the 'greatest scene ever'??

    wow. Just wow.

    Remind me to tease you about that the next chance I get OK??
     
  9. LAdiablo

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    well its not a movie its a tv show and yes it ranks pretty high up there
    the comedic timing is excellent but maybe you had to be a fan of the show
    it had its moments
     
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    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    Don't watch that show, as I cannot stand the guy in the passenger seat, BUT...the timing was indeed good. "Any d*** you want...except for me and Blake's" "Weeeell..."
     
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    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    I saw the light with advanced metrics a few years ago, and for the most part, I trust this FO more than any we have had in my short lifetime...I get as irritated as anyone when someone calls in on the radio and complains about "small ball" cliches and most old school analysts are ignorant fools (Reynolds, Mcgrane types...racist).

    BUT.... I have noticed the game becoming increasingly boring and predictable. The ball never seems to be in play anymore. We have guys who are so streaky and one dimensional and when it doesn't all fall into place, you end up with the 2018 Dodgers, or worse.

    I bring this up because an old school guy, Ted Tubiak, was on MLB Now this afternoon promoting his book. I expected broad generalizations and cliches...while there was some of that, the guy hit the nail on the head at times:

    "One thing that I saw in the minor leagues is that they wanted us so much just to focus on the positives...report on the positives when you put in the valuations. Don't report on the negatives. Well, the problem with that is, if you have a metric that says 'this guy is gonna be a terrific player'...that's inconsistent. You're going to get the same production over a year (sample size), but you have no idea day by day what you are going to get. He will be inconsistent. I looked at players and tried to figure out what CANT they do. And work on those things to create a more consistent player"

    That's not to say our player development system does not try to improve players in areas they struggle with. Cody Bellinger and Alex Verdugo, in the minor leagues, made plenty of adjustments in their short minor league career that made them better players.

    But our roster, at least offensively, is full of guys who are streaky, can only hit agaisnt RHP/LHP, are low contact guys, etc. Grandal may net us 3 wins per season, but at what cost? How many passed balls, strikeouts, mental errors, and 0 for 30 slumps do we need to endure for that net result? With too many guys like that, you just never build any consistency.

    And we seem content with those types of players, as do many teams around the league and the sport is worse off.
     
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    Pederson LF
    Turner 3B
    Machado SS
    Muncy 1B
    Puig RF
    Bellinger CF
    Grandal C
    Hernández 2B
    Ryu P

    IMO, I’ve said this before about this lineup but, this is our best lineup against RHP. Let’s win
     
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    Thinking about heading over to the stadium, but I don't want to compete for parking with Diablo. Racist
     
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    I was offered two in Blue Heaven for tonight. Thought about it, but nope. I'm sticking to my plan. I hope my team wins but I won't see them live again until ...

    Here's to Blackmon and LaMahieu being raped in the parking lot pregame. I hope @irish is gentler with them than he was with me ...
     
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    I agree.
    Going to either extreme leads to bad baseball.
    Analytics are great and part of old school baseball.
    But it reaches a tipping point, like everything else.
    If you go too far to the left you end up at the right hand of the right.
    And if you go too far to the right you end up at the left hand of the left.
    Neither place is a good one to be.
     
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    Next year gonna be pretty good if Machado turns it around.

    2B: Seager
    SS: Machado
    3B: Turner
    1B: Muncy
    CF: Joc/Bellinger
    RF: Puig/Kike
    LF: Verdugo/Kemp
    C : Ruiz/Smith

    Bench: Bellinger, Kike, Smith, Kemp, and if we can retain Freese he would be great for utility. Taylor and Toles can start in AAA again until we need them.
    If you can't be consistent or can't move the runner over as needed you will be a platoon player and your spot in the lineup or the roster is up for grabs to whoever can show consistency.
     
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    i have to pay $40 to not get my car scratched hopefully
    motherfucking spank mccourt still raking it in makes me hate going to the game
     
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  18. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    uber bkitch
     
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    Just don't have the faith I wish I did in Ryu...hope I'm totally wrong.
    Probably collateral disgust/mistrust from yesterday's POS zero.
     
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    Playoff feel to it....let's fuck them up
     

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