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Offline welch

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #25: August 26, 2022, 08:38:54 PM »
Just hit the guy with a 96 mph fast ball.

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #26: August 26, 2022, 08:40:35 PM »
He hasn’t hit 96 since the second inning

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #27: August 26, 2022, 08:41:01 PM »
Just hit the guy with a 96 mph fast ball.
Lack of command on his pitches. You could see it in his high walk rate at triple A and the ratio of balls to strikes. He and Gray will be works in progress. 

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #28: August 26, 2022, 08:41:30 PM »
He hasn’t hit 96 since the second inning
I saw two at 96 this inning I believe.

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #29: August 26, 2022, 08:42:10 PM »
Why the freak do all our young players make boneheaded throws?

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #30: August 26, 2022, 08:43:32 PM »
I saw two at 96 this inning I believe.
Went back and looked at Ganeday. There were three at 96 to India. Two at 95 after that.

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #31: August 26, 2022, 08:47:25 PM »

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #32: August 26, 2022, 08:47:47 PM »
Went back and looked at Ganeday. There were three at 96 to India. Two at 95 after that.

95 the highest pitch this inning

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #33: August 26, 2022, 08:53:53 PM »
95 the highest pitch this inning
Not what Gameday says.  In any event you are just making stuff up at this point. Plenty to crtique with his pitching without saying he is only 93 when there are several pitches at 95 or 96.

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #34: August 26, 2022, 08:59:13 PM »
Why is Lynda Carter not at this game?

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #35: August 26, 2022, 09:20:34 PM »
I know this is the Cavalli show, but I wanted to note that this is the second MLB game for a much more improbable big leaguer - the Reds' catcher tonight.

Chuckie Robinson was a minor league Rule 5 pick a couple years ago, having spent years in the Houston system and not making it above a poor season at AA.  The Reds grabbed him and sent him right back to AA, where he remained for a year and a half.  By the middle of this year he was 27, still in AA, and the Reds were bringing in scrap-heap AAAA catchers (hello, Austin Romine) ahead of him.

Dude was always positive.  It gets hot as hell in Chattanooga in the summer, and this dude is always chilling, talking to fans (me, my kid) in the on-deck circle.  Hard-working guy, third-generation minor league catcher with the two ahead of him never even getting close to the majors.  No batting gloves, uniform always dirty, brain always switched on.  Good defender, power hitter with mediocre contact skills.  Once took a ribbing from a fan (me) about having to go hit with a big rip in his pants.  Launched about a 440 footer directly over the scoreboard.  Next at bat when I asked if that thing had come down yet, he says "Don't care, as long as I didn't have to run."  Promptly strikes out on three pitches.  Still didn't have to run.

That was about two, maybe three months ago.  He got promoted a few days ago and got a hit in his first start.  I'm a sour, boring-ass motherfreaker who sees too much minor league baseball, and I'm not sure I've ever been so happy to see a dude get his first MLB base knock.  This is a good dude who's certainly earned however many MLB paychecks he manages. 

And for what it's worth in trivia value, he's also the first black catcher in MLB since 2018.  But I'm lifting a glass to Chuckie tonight.  I'm sad I can't watch this one due to local blackouts on Reds games here, but that's Manfred Life.

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #36: August 26, 2022, 09:37:32 PM »
I know this is the Cavalli show, but I wanted to note that this is the second MLB game for a much more improbable big leaguer - the Reds' catcher tonight.

Chuckie Robinson was a minor league Rule 5 pick a couple years ago, having spent years in the Houston system and not making it above a poor season at AA.  The Reds grabbed him and sent him right back to AA, where he remained for a year and a half.  By the middle of this year he was 27, still in AA, and the Reds were bringing in scrap-heap AAAA catchers (hello, Austin Romine) ahead of him.

Dude was always positive.  It gets hot as hell in Chattanooga in the summer, and this dude is always chilling, talking to fans (me, my kid) in the on-deck circle.  Hard-working guy, third-generation minor league catcher with the two ahead of him never even getting close to the majors.  No batting gloves, uniform always dirty, brain always switched on.  Good defender, power hitter with mediocre contact skills.  Once took a ribbing from a fan (me) about having to go hit with a big rip in his pants.  Launched about a 440 footer directly over the scoreboard.  Next at bat when I asked if that thing had come down yet, he says "Don't care, as long as I didn't have to run."  Promptly strikes out on three pitches.  Still didn't have to run.

That was about two, maybe three months ago.  He got promoted a few days ago and got a hit in his first start.  I'm a sour, boring-ass motherfreaker who sees too much minor league baseball, and I'm not sure I've ever been so happy to see a dude get his first MLB base knock.  This is a good dude who's certainly earned however many MLB paychecks he manages. 

And for what it's worth in trivia value, he's also the first black catcher in MLB since 2018.  But I'm lifting a glass to Chuckie tonight.  I'm sad I can't watch this one due to local blackouts on Reds games here, but that's Manfred Life.
They showed his parents in the stands the other night in Philly.  They looked quite pleased. 

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #37: August 26, 2022, 09:43:20 PM »
They showed his parents in the stands the other night in Philly.  They looked quite pleased.

Glad they made it.  Must have been an incredible thrill for them.

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #38: August 26, 2022, 09:48:03 PM »
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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #39: August 26, 2022, 09:50:07 PM »
Strickland is going to hit Harper after this.

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #40: August 26, 2022, 09:54:11 PM »
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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #42: August 26, 2022, 09:58:31 PM »
Strickland is going to hit Harper after this.

Or a wall, which he also has done.  He's like a low-rent Papelbon.

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #43: August 26, 2022, 10:00:50 PM »
A nice play by Garcia.

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #44: August 26, 2022, 10:12:54 PM »
And that's it.

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #45: August 26, 2022, 10:35:13 PM »
empty seats?

Surprisingly full for a humid night and two crappy teams.

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #46: August 27, 2022, 09:55:11 AM »
Surprisingly full for a humid night and two crappy teams.
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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #47: August 27, 2022, 02:27:38 PM »
Gal Godot was a reach. But as I mentioned before. It’s a crime that Lynda Carter wasn’t at that stadium.

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Re: Nationals vs. Reds, Game 1
« Reply #48: August 27, 2022, 02:34:56 PM »
Gal Godot was a reach. But as I mentioned before. It’s a crime that Lynda Carter wasn’t at that stadium.

or Clarence Carter