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Offline blue911

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #150: April 08, 2014, 06:29:38 PM »
Mike Morse- 8G .364 avg 7 RBI solid start

Pulled in 7th twice, 6th twice, 5th twice and one completed game. He's turning Bochy into Riggleman.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #151: April 08, 2014, 10:08:59 PM »
Pulled in 7th twice, 6th twice, 5th twice and one completed game. He's turning Bochy into Riggleman.

It's super early, but he is getting pulled b/c the Giants are always up.  If their offense is actually for real, they are looking like a really good team. 

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #152: April 09, 2014, 12:47:30 AM »
Ian Krol just pitched a scoreless 8th inning for the Tigers.  Allowed a 1 out double to Hanley Ramirez (Nats killers don't forget I guess), but that's it.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #153: April 09, 2014, 07:01:29 AM »
Mike Morse had himself a nice night.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #154: April 09, 2014, 08:36:53 AM »
30-year-old Catcher Kurt Suzuki is batting .389/.500 OBP with 1 Run, 6 RBI in 18 AB for the Twins.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #155: April 09, 2014, 11:25:52 AM »
From the A's site:

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Historically, an average Major League position player generally runs from home to first base in 4.3 seconds from the right-handed batter's box and 4.2 seconds from the left-handed box.

Recently, with the increase in size of big league players, I think that average may have increased a tick from both sides.

Every time I saw Oakland A's outfield prospect Billy Burns in Spring Training this year, he consistently ran from home to first in less than four seconds. Every time. Sometimes it was 3.82, others 3.9. But it was fast. Plenty fast.

And Burns didn't stay at first base very long. He stole 10 bases, while being caught only three times. A single or a walk became a double.

The man is fast -- very fast. Burns has the instincts required to steal bases. He knows what he's doing, and he'll only get better.

The A's acquired Burns from the Washington Nationals in exchange for highly effective left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins. It was the type of transaction that could become important to the futures of both clubs.


http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/oak/bernie-pleskoff-blazing-speed-the-calling-card-for-oakland-as-prospect-billy-burns?ymd=20140408&content_id=71131502&vkey=news_oak

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #156: April 09, 2014, 12:06:44 PM »
Sean Burnett was shut down again.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #157: April 09, 2014, 01:03:50 PM »

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #158: April 09, 2014, 02:07:31 PM »
Billy Burns scores from 2nd on a sacrifice fly:  What?


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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #159: April 09, 2014, 10:13:15 PM »
Bonifacio raised his average to .514 tonight.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #160: April 09, 2014, 10:23:53 PM »
Lannan gave up one hit and recorded no outs today for the Mets.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #161: April 09, 2014, 11:08:02 PM »
Morse second homer of the season tonight

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #162: April 10, 2014, 02:34:57 AM »
Joe Nathan was in for the Tigers in the bottom of the 9th with the Tigers leading the Dodgers 6-4.  He proceeded to blow the save and send the game into extras.  Kenley Jansen comes in in the top of the 10th and gives up a homer, giving the Tigers back the lead 7-6.  It was like some bizzaro universe where Rafael Soriano is the closer for both teams.

In the bottom of the 10th, Joba Chamberlin starts for the Tigers and gives up a hit to Hanley Ramirez.  Ausmus goes to bullpen because two lefties are coming up for the Dodgers, Gonzalez and Ethier.  He brings in Ian Krol.   Krol strikes them both out and the Tigers go one to win the game, 7-6.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #163: April 10, 2014, 03:21:43 AM »
Bernie update   .083 .267 .167 .433

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #164: April 10, 2014, 11:21:28 AM »

Kurt Suzuki tearing it up for the Twins:  .318 average and an .808 OPS.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #165: April 10, 2014, 12:59:49 PM »
I'm taking the under.  As in, he'll be under .270 by the end of May. 

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #166: April 10, 2014, 01:28:13 PM »
I don't understand why Pinto isn't getting more playing time

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #167: April 10, 2014, 02:11:25 PM »
I don't understand why Pinto isn't getting more playing time
Minnesota prefers to play retreads and AAAAers. See Kubel, Bartlett, Suzuki, Mastroianni, Florimon, etc.

Derek Norris' beard and hair look really stupid.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #168: April 10, 2014, 02:42:58 PM »
I don't understand why Pinto isn't getting more playing time
he's on the roster, burning MLB eligibility time?  He had 30 days service before this.  Why on earth is he the back up instead of some jamoke for a month and a half?  At least push him under a full year's service time by the end of this year, and give him regular PT in Rochester.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #169: April 10, 2014, 09:54:58 PM »
Still hoping we get Adrian Nieto back from the White Sox, he's only had 5 PAs in 3 games so far, 1-5 with a double.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #170: April 11, 2014, 11:59:57 AM »
Anybody know what's the story with Tommy Milone?

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #171: April 11, 2014, 12:37:12 PM »
Anybody know what's the story with Tommy Milone?
Why, what's up? I was planning on watching that game tonight.

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #172: April 11, 2014, 12:42:16 PM »
Why, what's up? I was planning on watching that game tonight.

It doesn't look like he's pitched yet

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #173: April 11, 2014, 01:58:00 PM »
Morse second homer of the season tonight

.400/.455/.733

OPS 1.188

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Re: The "Former Nat Watch" Thread (2014)
« Reply #174: April 11, 2014, 02:24:29 PM »
I think A's have had two rain outs already and have skipped Milone each time.