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Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago Cubs [SWEPT]

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Posted: 8/22/2014 7:21 AM

Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago Cubs [SWEPT] 


Last edited 8/24/2014 5:02 PM by ripken4prez

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Posted: 8/22/2014 7:23 AM

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O's face Arrieta and Wada in this series....muy interesante.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 8:45 AM

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Arrieta is due for bad outing. cool
...and don't call me Shirley
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Posted: 8/22/2014 8:50 AM

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show him no mercy....take no prisoners....win win win
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Posted: 8/22/2014 9:33 AM

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The Cubs played a game and a half yesterday. They used 6 relievers, all for at least a full inning.

That means they have a depleted bullpen tonight.

The PRIMARY goal of the batters tonight should be to extend at bats and use up pitches. As much as possible. Get stupid with it. Wear Arrietta out early because the chances are that he's going to be left out there longer than he should be. Wear him out and then capitalize when his arm is dead. Then keep piling on the worn out pen.

Let's see if they do that or if they start swinging at everything early.


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Posted: 8/22/2014 9:41 AM

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Skipjacks wrote: The Cubs played a game and a half yesterday. They used 6 relievers, all for at least a full inning.

That means they have a depleted bullpen tonight.

The PRIMARY goal of the batters tonight should be to extend at bats and use up pitches. As much as possible. Get stupid with it. Wear Arrietta out early because the chances are that he's going to be left out there longer than he should be. Wear him out and then capitalize when his arm is dead. Then keep piling on the worn out pen.

Let's see if they do that or if they start swinging at everything early.
Totally agree, Skip. But it wont' happen. That's just not the way the O's offense thinks. They believe they can beat anybody by being very very aggressive with the bats. I wish they played a bit more of a thinking game and adjusted to the particular situation, they just don't do that. The good news for us fans is that even though most all that they do is defying odds and 100+ years of proven hitting science. They simply continue to defy the odds and just do their thing and come out with the Ws!  biggrin
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Posted: 8/22/2014 9:53 AM

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We might get the starter pulled for us early. It's going to be rainy all weekend.

Unfortunately that's a double edged sword. If the delay is long enough to keep their starter on the bench it's probably going to keep our starter out too. But the Orioles didn't use 6 relievers yesterday. So advantage - us.

That also means it's going to be humid today and the high at game time is going to be around 80 degrees. A little cool, but humid. That's a decent combination for Oriole bats in the friendly confines. Add some wind in there and it could be a really fun weekend for the long ball.


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Posted: 8/22/2014 10:32 AM

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situational strategy is interesting for sure. Wearing out the starter makes sense when a bullpen is depleted. But I also agree that this isn't the Oriole way, especially this year. I suppose 'if it aint broke.....'
AS we turn the corner into September, it might be dangerous to change the way the team operates...especially since its winning. Its hard to be a champion with 30 teams competing. When you have ONE chance to win it all, you don't micro-manage the way its being accomplished.
If our guys are successful swinging for the fences, and they are winning....at this juncture....its all good.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 10:33 AM

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insagt1 wrote: situational strategy is interesting for sure. Wearing out the starter makes sense when a bullpen is depleted. But I also agree that this isn't the Oriole way, especially this year. I suppose 'if it aint broke.....'
AS we turn the corner into September, it might be dangerous to change the way the team operates...especially since its winning. Its hard to be a champion with 30 teams competing. When you have ONE chance to win it all, you don't micro-manage the way its being accomplished.
If our guys are successful swinging for the fences, and they are winning....at this juncture....its all good.
Fine. Swing for the fences when you get a pitch to hit. I'm all for that.

But work the count to make them throw you a pitch you can hit.


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Posted: 8/22/2014 1:00 PM

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They worked the pitch count up all week so I don't expect them to change a thing tonight.  The Cubs have 1 hitter and thats Rizzo. As long as out pitchers throw strikes this the Orioles win.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 1:44 PM

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stupid job - I considering setting a small fire to get out early
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Posted: 8/22/2014 2:44 PM

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DiscoJamal wrote: stupid job - I considering setting a small fire to get out early

You look pale. It's probably a fever coming on.

Or maybe it's Ebola. You should go home immediately for the safety of your coworkers.

Better safe than sorry.


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Posted: 8/22/2014 3:09 PM

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This is the last road trip against a non divisional opponent this season.


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Posted: 8/22/2014 3:57 PM

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the Buster Posey rule is a complete crapshoot...I though that one was going ur guys' way for sure
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Posted: 8/22/2014 3:57 PM

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Has Dickerson ever sent a runner home for a close play where the runner was safe?

Like ever?

He is awful. Absolutely awful. Every single time he sends a runner on a close play the runner is out. EVERY SINGLE TIME.

The only time a runner he sends is safe is when the runner is safe by a mile. If it's a close play, out every single time. That means the base coach doesn't have good intuition on when the send and when to hold. And too many times the runner is out by a mile!

Dickerson is just one in a long line of completely pathetic third base coaches. The last good one we had was Ripken Sr. At least he paid attention to the game and knew the fielders.

You can't keep a base coach who is wrong EVERY SINGLE TIME he makes a judgment call.


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Posted: 8/22/2014 4:01 PM

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DiscoJamal wrote: stupid job - I considering setting a small fire to get out early

You look pale. It's probably a fever coming on.

Or maybe it's Ebola. You should go home immediately for the safety of your coworkers.

Better safe than sorry.

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Or take a bottle of phosphate soda and use your evidence of chronic diarrhea as proof you're not feeling well.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 4:02 PM

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the Buster Posey rule is a complete crapshoot...I though that one was going ur guys' way for sure

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Funny thing is both announcers (Palmer and Thorne) had a different perspective on that play. Palmer thought Davis should have been safe whereas Thorne thought he was out.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 4:05 PM

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Baez hits a solo shot off of Gausman with a bad pitch.

Cubs lead 3-0.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 4:06 PM

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stephenjames1979 wrote:


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the Buster Posey rule is a complete crapshoot...I though that one was going ur guys' way for sure

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Funny thing is both announcers (Palmer and Thorne) had a different perspective on that play. Palmer thought Davis should have been safe whereas Thorne thought he was out.

Yeah but Thorne also probably thought he was watching a football game between the LA Lakers and the Boston Bruins.


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Last edited 8/22/2014 4:07 PM by Skipjacks

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Posted: 8/22/2014 4:08 PM

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Well we could see this coming. Arrieta has been pitching well and he has extra incentive today. Come on bats time to start lighting it up. Down 3-0 but still have four more at bats. Let's go!!!!
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