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Offline Air Zimmerman

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« Reply #100: April 11, 2009, 10:27:53 PM »
Livan shuts down the potent Marlins lineup...6.2 IP 2 ER and 4 K's. it's amazing how he keeps chugging along. Livan > anyone in the Nats rotation.

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« Reply #101: April 13, 2009, 07:42:28 PM »
Chien Ming Wang is getting LIT THE freak UP by Tampa already.

Wow, forget that I ever wanted the Nats to get him. :shock:

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« Reply #102: April 13, 2009, 07:44:05 PM »
OMG Acta, nice name LOL

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« Reply #103: April 13, 2009, 11:07:43 PM »
Watching Soriano in the Cubs/Rockies game today reminded me how much fun his at-bats and base running were.  He might have been a total see-ya FA money ho, but damn, have we been a boring team ever since he left. 

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« Reply #104: April 15, 2009, 12:05:59 AM »
-Another 2 hit night for Bonifacio. 2/5 with 2 singles and 2 runs scored. He has had two or more hits in 6 of 7 games this season. BA down to .485.

-Felipe Lopez with a 3 hit game for the D-backs. He's hitting .375 and has only struck out 3 times in 32 ABs.

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« Reply #105: April 15, 2009, 08:51:41 AM »
I hate Lopez so much.

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« Reply #106: April 15, 2009, 10:16:48 AM »
Per Ken Rosenthal: "One scout had this to say regarding Emilio Bonifacio: "He's just a guy." "

That's an interesting comment.

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« Reply #107: April 15, 2009, 10:18:00 AM »
Per Ken Rosenthal: "One scout had this to say regarding Emilio Bonifacio: "He's just a guy." "

That's an interesting comment.

Better than the alternative I suppose.

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« Reply #108: April 15, 2009, 10:25:14 AM »
So in other words, he isn't like Chris Kahrl. :lol:

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« Reply #109: April 15, 2009, 11:21:38 PM »
tonight against Atlanta, EB went 1/6 with 4 Ks and a run scored. wow.

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« Reply #110: April 15, 2009, 11:36:13 PM »
he'll come back down to earth.

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« Reply #111: April 16, 2009, 12:40:14 AM »
Endy Chavez hit a homerun for the Mariners tonight.  Ichiro (not a former Nat but playing in this game) just hit a grand slam.

I love this this MLB Extra Innings.  The fact that I'm getting it for free makes me love it even more.   :P

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« Reply #112: April 16, 2009, 08:19:29 AM »
After starting out 14 for 24 (.583) with 2 K) and 1 BB, Bonifacio has gone 3 for 15 (.200) with 7 K (every 2.14 AB) and no BB.  He hasn't had an SB after getting 4 in the first series.  His FPCT is .905.  It would be even worse, .857, had the his error in the first game not been changed to a 2B for Zimmerman.

The Mets, and then the Braves, figured him out.  The Nats get a chance to watch the video of him chasing high fastballs before this weekend's series.  In fact, the only thing he can hit at all is belt-high and outside; he can't hit anything inside at all.  This guy is a slap hitter who relies on the outside pitch to flare one to LF.  If you pitch him side, he rolls over if he makes contact at all, and will not reach base.  Once you get 2 strikes on him, throw a high fastball and rack up a K.

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« Reply #113: April 16, 2009, 09:34:45 AM »
Per Ken Rosenthal: "One scout had this to say regarding Emilio Bonifacio: "He's just a guy." "

That's an interesting comment.

wasn't that a line from "Jesus Christ, Superstar"?  Sounds like he's treading on Mike Stanton's turf.

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« Reply #114: April 16, 2009, 10:59:15 AM »
After starting out 14 for 24 (.583) with 2 K) and 1 BB, Bonifacio has gone 3 for 15 (.200) with 7 K (every 2.14 AB) and no BB.  He hasn't had an SB after getting 4 in the first series.  His FPCT is .905.  It would be even worse, .857, had the his error in the first game not been changed to a 2B for Zimmerman.

The Mets, and then the Braves, figured him out.  The Nats get a chance to watch the video of him chasing high fastballs before this weekend's series.  In fact, the only thing he can hit at all is belt-high and outside; he can't hit anything inside at all.  This guy is a slap hitter who relies on the outside pitch to flare one to LF.  If you pitch him side, he rolls over if he makes contact at all, and will not reach base.  Once you get 2 strikes on him, throw a high fastball and rack up a K.
This makes it all the more hilarious that SI's Jon Heyman called him a breakout superstar and the next Jesus, basically.

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« Reply #115: April 16, 2009, 11:12:45 AM »
This makes it all the more hilarious that SI's Jon Heyman called him a breakout superstar and the next Jesus, basically.


I haven't seen that one yet.  I did find the rest of the Ken Rosenthal piece:

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Marlins' Bonifacio: Don't believe it

Hate to be a spoilsport about a player as exciting as Marlins third baseman Emilio Bonifacio, but ...

While Bonifacio is 16-for-33 after seven games, at least one scout is far from convinced that he is a keeper.

"He can fly, but once teams figure him out, he's going to hit .240," the scout says. "And his glove is terrible. He's a 40-error guy at third base.

"I think he's afraid of the ball, personally. If he gets buzzed and pitchers start throwing a lot of breaking balls to him, he's in big trouble.

"He's just a guy."

FOX Sports

Bonifacio is on his knees right now praying to St. Claire.  Who is St. Claire anyway?  The patron saint of batters?

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« Reply #116: April 16, 2009, 11:16:24 AM »
I haven't seen that one yet.  I did find the rest of the Ken Rosenthal piece:
FOX Sports

Bonifacio is on his knees right now praying to St. Claire.  Who is St. Claire anyway?  The patron saint of batters?


She founded the Order of Poor Pitchers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Claire

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« Reply #118: April 16, 2009, 01:34:12 PM »
Bonifacio is working on back-to-back golden sombreros.

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« Reply #119: April 16, 2009, 01:42:37 PM »
Bonifacio is working on back-to-back golden sombreros.

Aw man you should go to a game and wear a sombrero. He'll see you, since there's only a few guys there.

Leave it to the Nats to make a Nook Logan hitter look like Tony Gwynn.

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« Reply #120: April 16, 2009, 02:50:19 PM »
0/5 with 3 Ks for EB today.

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« Reply #121: April 16, 2009, 02:51:29 PM »
0/5 with 3 Ks for EB today.

Yep, had to settle for the hat trick. 


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« Reply #122: April 16, 2009, 02:53:47 PM »
Yep, had to settle for the hat trick. 


and yet you guys are still winning every game. damn.

freakin Ross Gload?!

that stupid 1 run in the top of the 9th cost me 10 points for a save that Lindstrom would have gotten. :?

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« Reply #123: April 16, 2009, 02:57:15 PM »
UPDATE

After starting out 14 for 24 (.583) with 2 K) and 1 BB, Bonifacio has gone 3 for 15 (.200)19 (.158) with 7 K (every 2.14 AB)10 K (every  1.9 AB) and no BB.  He hasn't had an SB after getting 4 in the first series.

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« Reply #124: April 16, 2009, 02:58:54 PM »
wow, he just dropped a routine infield pop fly.

the freaking Braves runner should have been on second base.