IGT - Mets @ Houston - 9/2/17 - 2nd game of DH

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Re: IGT - Mets @ Houston - 9/2/17 - 2nd game of DH

Postby Edgy MD » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:22 pm

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Re: IGT - Mets @ Houston - 9/2/17 - 2nd game of DH

Postby 41Forever » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:23 pm

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Reynolds is awful.

Re: IGT - Mets @ Houston - 9/2/17 - 2nd game of DH

Postby Frayed Knot » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:38 pm

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41Forever wrote:Reynolds is awful.


For not throwing that ball home? He had a 50/50 shot at best.


Meanwhile, Aoki essentially has hit four come-backers in this game.
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Re: IGT - Mets @ Houston - 9/2/17 - 2nd game of DH

Postby 41Forever » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:42 pm

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Frayed Knot wrote:
41Forever wrote:Reynolds is awful.


For not throwing that ball home? He had a 50/50 shot at best.


Meanwhile, Aoki essentially has hit four come-backers in this game.



The booth is making sound like it was a sure and obvious out.

Re: IGT - Mets @ Houston - 9/2/17 - 2nd game of DH

Postby d'Kong76 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:52 pm

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Why did they pick up this 35-year-old Aoki anyway? The Mets have no future
in 2017 and he shouldn't have any post-2017 future with the Mets?

Some 'kid' getting ABs this September would be more entertaining and productive.

Re: IGT - Mets @ Houston - 9/2/17 - 2nd game of DH

Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:25 pm

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Re: IGT - Mets @ Houston - 9/2/17 - 2nd game of DH

Postby Frayed Knot » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:51 pm

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d'Kong76 wrote:Why did they pick up this 35-year-old Aoki anyway?


Because you need three outfielders, most teams have a minimum of four and usually five, yet we had two (2-1/2 at best) and none if you count full-timers and only one if you count only those who have
at least 150 career ML ABs.
IOW, i'tweren't a good situation.
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Re: IGT - Mets @ Houston - 9/2/17 - 2nd game of DH

Postby Edgy MD » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:18 pm

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With the two best outfielders hurt, the third- and fourth-best traded, the Mets are down to the fifth, sixth, and (nominally) the seventh.

Aoki showed me close to nothing out there today, though.
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Re: IGT - Mets @ Houston - 9/2/17 - 2nd game of DH

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:48 am

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Re: IGT - Mets @ Houston - 9/2/17 - 2nd game of DH

Postby Frayed Knot » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:07 am

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Terry on why he gave Dom Smith the hit sign on 3-0 against a LHP (1st & 3rd / 1 out) while Gary & Keith were sure he was taking: “Why the hell not?”

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Re: IGT - Mets @ Houston - 9/2/17 - 2nd game of DH

Postby G-Fafif » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:51 am

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When the Mets were furiously charging in the first game, I sent him a note re the 8-run comeback. Figured it might come in handy if the Mets were going to, as a former Astros owner liked to say, keep charging. Nice of Gary to mention it in the second game.
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Re: IGT - Mets @ Houston - 9/2/17 - 2nd game of DH

Postby Benjamin Grimm » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:04 am

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