IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

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IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby G-Fafif » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:54 pm

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Rafael Montero will pitch for the Mets because somebody has to. Homer Bailey will assume the same role for the Reds. Get psyched.

Reyes SS
Nimmo RF
Cabrera 2B
Flores 3B
Plawecki C
Smith 1B
Lagares CF
Reynolds LF
Montero P
“And if anyone tries to tell you it can't be done, remember the Mets. If they can do it, we can do it.”
—John V. Lindsay, 1969

Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby G-Fafif » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:56 pm

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Here come some Reds:

Ervin CF
Cozart SS
Votto 1B
Duvall LF
Gennett 2B
Suarez 3B
Schebler RF
Barnhart C
Bailey P
“And if anyone tries to tell you it can't be done, remember the Mets. If they can do it, we can do it.”
—John V. Lindsay, 1969

Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby d'Kong76 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:59 pm

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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:01 pm

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I thirst to be thirsty in Monterrific Bay.

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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Ashie62 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:20 pm

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Homer has had some rest.

After yesterdays beatdown I would expect the Mets to hit.

Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Frayed Knot » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:51 pm

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Homer Bailey was, along with Phil Hughes, the top pitching prospect in all of baseball a decade ago as the 2007 season started.
And while neither has had a bad career, they both kind of prove the old BP adage of TNSTAAPP: There's No Such Thing As A Pitching Prospect
Bailey: 64-60; 4.44 ERA; 1.36 WHiP
Hughes: 88-79; 4.47; 1.31


Bailey also winds up 6th on the list of longest active pitcher to have pitched for just one ML team, although injuries have left him with far fewer games pitched compared to the rest of that group.

Bailey - Cincy, made his ML debut in 2007 - tonight is his 187th ML game
Glen Perkins, Twins 2006 - 404 games pitched (although only 40 starts)
Adam Wainwright, Cards 2005 (as I'm sure you remember) - 343
Matt Cain, Giants 2005 - 340
Felix Hernandez, Mariners 2005 - 372
Justin Verlander, Tigers 2005 - 379

All were 1st round draft picks except for Hernandez since he wasn't subject to the draft at all.
All but Wainwright have been only with one organization. Wainwright was drafted by the Braves but traded before his reached the majors.
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Zvon » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:52 pm

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Going with the MLBtv radio feed tonight. What inning are you in FK?
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Frayed Knot » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:54 pm

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It's bottom 3rd, 2 outs
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Zvon » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:55 pm

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Frayed Knot wrote:It's bottom 3rd, 2 outs


Excellent. I'm in sync :). Thank you.
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:59 pm

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Ten more runs, please.
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Zvon » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:04 pm

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Fkn' Votto. Strand him there Monty!
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Frayed Knot » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:09 pm

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Four full innings in under an hour ... is that even allowed in modern baseball?!?
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:09 pm

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He did, with shifty work from Cabrera!
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Frayed Knot » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:12 pm

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OK, the Yanx just got smacked in the back half of their double-header after losing a tight one earlier this afternoon, all of which complete a three-game sweep by the Indians in advance of
their final series of the year with the BoSox, a four-gamer in the Bronx starting Thursday.

Blowing the lead in this here game would really put a damper on what so far is a great baseball day. So don't do it, OK?
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Frayed Knot » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:22 pm

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Reyes's first steal of 3rd tonight was both meaningless and too late -- why sit there with no outs and then one out then decide to go once there are two?
And his second attempt there was just plain stupid (1st & 2nd, #3 hitter up, 2 outs) particularly with maybe the best throwing catcher in the league back there.
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:35 pm

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Yeah, dat wuz dum.

Upside: this is a good-hitting team that Montero is shutting down.

Downside: this is a bad-pitching team keeping the Reds in the game anyhow.
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Frayed Knot » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:47 pm

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Yeah, one single since the 1st inning = not good
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:07 pm

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What a dog-days series with SNY relegating it to Randazzo & Darling.
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:16 pm

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What a job.

I don't anticipate that they'll send him out for the ninth, but I hope he starts the inning.
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby d'Kong76 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:17 pm

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Cy Monterrific ladies and gentlemen, Monterrific.

Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby 41Forever » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:19 pm

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Just getting here. Is that really Rafael Montero?

Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:24 pm

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And here we are.
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:29 pm

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Here comes Terry. This could still go Randy Tate on us
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:29 pm

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Come on! Should have pulled him after one baserunner.
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Re: IGT 8/30/2017: NYM@CIN -- Monterrible or Monterrific?

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:34 pm

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Bonzai!

Out number two.
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