IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

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IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Fman99 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:01 pm

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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Frayed Knot » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:51 am

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As mentioned during the game last night, Robert Gsellman replace Seth Lugo in the DL merry-go-round and will start in his place.
Gsellman was last seen limping off the field with a pulled hammy on June 27th.
Not quite clear what's up with Lugo but I think it's possible he's pitched his final game for the year.

For that other side will be recent pick-up Jamie Garcia.
This will be his 3rd start for the Yanx -- neither of the first two were very good -- although we've already faced him twice this season when he was with the Braves and seven times in his career
prior to that with the Cardinals
Mets won both 2017 games, hitting up Garcia for a total of 6 runs on 13 hits over 13 IP
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Centerfield » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:42 am

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Frayed Knot wrote:Not quite clear what's up with Lugo but I think it's possible he's pitched his final game for the year.


And maybe 2018 as there are whispers of TJ surgery. Should have had it months ago.

Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:31 am

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Would TJ Rivera be the first TJ to get TJ surgery since the original?

Anyhow, one thing that stinks is that the Yanks don't look like anything special. Their offense is full of boring hacker/whiffers, waiting for a mistake, and the pitching staff is full of slider/nibblers. They don't play smart and their defenders seem to be out of position. They're not aggressive, and when they are, they look stupid. They just seem like a more winning version of the Mets.
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:33 am

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Yeah they are eminently beatable. We really need a reliable tablesetter type to hit 3rd everyday and reach base at 400, and we'd kill these guys.
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Ceetar » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:43 am

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John Cougar Lunchbucket wrote:Yeah they are eminently beatable. We really need a reliable tablesetter type to hit 3rd everyday and reach base at 400, and we'd kill these guys.


I mean, we have a guy that can hit 3rd, get on base at 400. he's on the 60 day DL. Whatever happened to him? If he'd been a regular these past few I feel like he'd be a HoFer.
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Frayed Knot » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:25 pm

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We currently do have an uninjured soul who can hit 3rd and get on base at a .400 clip (.389 anyway).
What we could use is someone, or several someones, who can get on base at a decent clip in front of him (and Cespedes) then maybe our offense in this series wouldn't consist of just four swings, at
least two of which would probably have been outs in any other park.

Maybe Rosario turns into that guy, too soon to tell, and with Lagares being consistently unable to play in more than 12 consecutive games without breaking something we have no idea about him
either although his .299 career OBA five years into his career suggests not.
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Ceetar » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:49 pm

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Lagares, no. He can be a useful piece if he can keep his BB% up. it's dipped a little this year, though let's see where it ends. if he can get it to last year's level with the slight increase in power and the gold glove defense he's worth playing for the 15 games he's healthy.

unless you can find a real CFer with some OBP anyway.
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby seawolf17 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:51 pm

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Ceetar wrote:unless you can find a real CFer with some OBP anyway.

I read that as a "real CPFer" and was like "well, Lunchie's kid can play..."
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:58 pm

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I'm telling you, Nimmo vs. the righties and Lagares vs. the lefties is the centerfield/leadoff elixir you're looking for. If the two of them can stay healthy, and the manager sets them loose to do what they can do, they will be a potent cocktail of baseball excitement. Lagares can also come on for defense on occassion, shifting Nimmo to a corner spot when appropriate.

Seeing recent alignments with Conforto in center and Nimmo on the corner made me want to holler. And that's when Nimmo was allowed into a lineup at all.

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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Ceetar » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:21 pm

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seawolf17 wrote:
Ceetar wrote:unless you can find a real CFer with some OBP anyway.

I read that as a "real CPFer" and was like "well, Lunchie's kid can play..."


My kid rounded the bases nicely on Sunday but then fell and skinned her knee pretty badly running behind the backstop, so probably no better than Lagares.
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Frayed Knot » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:32 pm

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I'm not so sure it's been established that Nimmo is a better CF than Conforto.
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Ceetar » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:39 pm

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I felt like Nimmo's been up and down a lot, but I just looked and it's barely. I feel like we/them have given up on him as anything more than like, fodder, but he's gotten like no real exposure, hit well in the minors last year, though only average this year. But he walks. he walks well. Some comfort and confidence to drive the ball a little in an offensive juiced ball era seems worth giving him a longer look too. Can we please move Granderson? He doesn't have to be a gold glover, just solidly average with that BB% rate and he's the perfect leadoff guy.
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:43 pm

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And he's got a Gold Glover to caddy for him.
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby d'Kong76 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:17 pm

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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Frayed Knot » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:27 pm

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Or we can go with Mr. Pop-Up in the leadoff slot.
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:35 pm

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That's Señor Pop-up to you.
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby d'Kong76 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:43 pm

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Maybe he'll adjust his approach leading off. Tal vez.

Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby d'Kong76 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:13 pm

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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:20 pm

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I could check this but would guess offhand that 5th is the highest dArnaud has hit all year.

Ah, He hit 5th twice before, both against lefties.
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:56 pm

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Reyes and Flores both out with rib cage injuries, dArnaud playing 3B
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby d'Kong76 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:04 pm

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Update:

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Lagares CF
Cabrera 2B
Cespedes LF
Confortoboom RF
d'Arnaud 3B
Rosario SS
Smith 1B
Rivera C
Gsellman P

Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Frayed Knot » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:19 pm

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So basically our bench is Zimmo
deGrom & Matz will be the first PH'ers off the bench
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Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Ashie62 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:04 pm

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Dear lord. I tip my cap to Travis.

I assume a trade is not coming out of this.

Re: IGT August 16 Shitdicks @ Mets

Postby Ashie62 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:07 pm

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Reyes inured in BP

I thought Flores stretched out pretty hard the other day.

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