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Re: Harper Flu Watch: 2x in 2017 (record is 3x)
« Reply #25: September 25, 2017, 08:04:07 PM »
It’s very unlikely he’s got the flu...

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Re: Harper Flu Watch: 2x in 2017 (record is 3x)
« Reply #26: September 26, 2017, 05:34:56 AM »
Blackmon went 1-4, dropping him to .3259, compared to the ailing Harper at .3258. What an incredibly inopportune time to catch flu like symptoms.

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Re: Harper Flu Watch: 2x in 2017 (record is 3x)
« Reply #27: September 26, 2017, 08:43:55 AM »
I went to see my doctor today to see if I could get a vaccination for "Harper Flu"

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Re: Harper Flu Watch: 2x in 2017 (record is 3x)
« Reply #28: September 26, 2017, 09:40:45 AM »
I feel like sports teams still use the old school mother use of the word flu to mean stomach flu.  The real flu isn't really a thing until December or so.

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Re: Harper Flu Watch: 2x in 2017 (record is 3x)
« Reply #29: September 26, 2017, 11:54:50 AM »
Blackmon went 1-4, dropping him to .3259, compared to the ailing Harper at .3258. What an incredibly inopportune time to catch flu like symptoms.

Irrelevant if he can't get the minimum PAs.

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Re: Harper Flu Watch: 2x in 2017 (record is 3x)
« Reply #30: September 26, 2017, 11:58:22 AM »
My nose has been runnin' since last night.   Missus sez it's because of the flu shot I got the other day.    I think it's sympathy illness.

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Re: Harper Flu Watch: 2x in 2017 (record is 3x)
« Reply #31: September 26, 2017, 12:00:31 PM »
Irrelevant if he can't get the minimum PAs.
He can win without getting to 502.  There's a rule that says if he would have won by going 0 for whatever the number of PAs needed, then he wins the batting title.

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Re: Harper Flu Watch: 2x in 2017 (record is 3x)
« Reply #32: September 26, 2017, 12:32:44 PM »
He can win without getting to 502.  There's a rule that says if he would have won by going 0 for whatever the number of PAs needed, then he wins the batting title.

Yes this is correct. But as he stands now, doing that would drop him to 4th in BA and 2nd in OPS. He needs those PA's. It would be helpful if he walked in all of them.

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Re: Harper Flu Watch: 2x in 2017 (record is 3x)
« Reply #33: September 26, 2017, 02:11:39 PM »
. He needs those PA's. It would be helpful if he walked in all of them.

What's more important: Harper winning the batting title or Harper being at his best when the playoffs start. Walking alot isn't going to help him get ready.

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Re: Harper Flu Watch: 2x in 2017 (record is 3x)
« Reply #34: September 26, 2017, 02:29:56 PM »
What's more important: Harper winning the batting title or Harper being at his best when the playoffs start. Walking alot isn't going to help him get ready.

If he had a 1.000 OBP in the playoffs, I don't think I'd mind really.

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« Reply #35: September 26, 2017, 02:35:51 PM »
If he had a 1.000 OBP in the playoffs, I don't think I'd mind really.
You'd be happy if he walked every time up? Isn't that why we got swept in the four game series in Chicago in 2016.

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« Reply #36: September 26, 2017, 03:13:19 PM »
He can win without getting to 502.  There's a rule that says if he would have won by going 0 for whatever the number of PAs needed, then he wins the batting title.

I did not know that. Very interesting.

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« Reply #37: September 26, 2017, 03:14:25 PM »
You'd be happy if he walked every time up? Isn't that why we got swept in the four game series in Chicago in 2016.

If he's batting 2nd ahead of Rendón, Murphy, and Zimmerman, I think I'm okay with a 100% walk rate.

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Re: Harper Flu Watch: 2x in 2017 (record is 3x)
« Reply #38: September 26, 2017, 03:45:20 PM »
You'd be happy if he walked every time up? Isn't that why we got swept in the four game series in Chicago in 2016.

If you are to believe the Sabermetrics folks, yeah, it'd be perfectly fine given the rest of the hitters. Hell, I'd be happy if they walked Murphy and Rendon after him and we had Zimm/Werth/Weiters/Taylor/Robles/Kendricks with three chances and juiced bags.

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Re: Harper Flu Watch: 2x in 2017 (record is 3x)
« Reply #39: September 26, 2017, 05:09:49 PM »
You'd be happy if he walked every time up? Isn't that why we got swept in the four game series in Chicago in 2016.

Pretty sure it was other reasons.

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Harper started the day behind by 0.0000079. With an 0-1 performance so far he has dropped back. 28 PA to go to qualify.

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can't believe people give a crap about this

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can't believe people give a crap about this
When all you have is regular season success, this is what you live for

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0-2, done for the night, slipping away.

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