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TheKnightOfNee
03/31/19 8:34:06 PM
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oh ya go my tigers

undefeated in extra inning games this year
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ninkendo
03/31/19 9:50:44 PM
52
TheKnightOfNee posted...
oh ya go my tigers

undefeated in extra inning games this year

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WarThaNemesis2
04/01/19 6:23:59 PM
53
the cleveland indians without lindor are tragic
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WiggumFan267
04/01/19 10:10:52 PM
54
rough loss yesterday for the mets but a good showing, staging a 3-run comeback late only to lose on a walkoff (fuck trea turner... also damn you padres for giving him away)

PETE ALONSO TODAY THOUGH Y'ALL!!!! after the mets took the lead in the 9th, one batter later he crushed his first major league homer (3 runs). 444 feet, 113 MPH exit velo. Kid's been hitting great so far. He's super legit.
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WiggumFan267
04/01/19 11:02:02 PM
55
diaz almost decided to blow a 4 run lead in the 9th though....
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guffguy89
04/02/19 2:27:14 PM
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home run stealing catch, immaculate inning, walk off double, go ahead double. Our 4 wins so far have all had some 9th inning magic. Keep the good times rolling Brew Crew.
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TheKnightOfNee
04/03/19 2:06:33 AM
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oh ya go my tigers

Zimmerman looking good in his first two starts this year
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WiggumFan267
04/03/19 4:00:18 AM
58
maybe one day this season I can watch a mets win (or loss) without severe agita. today was not that day. staked to a 5-0 early lead then doing nothing else the whole game as the marlins creep back. at 5-4, the 6th run came courtesy of Nimmo getting hit on the hand by a pitch and coming out of the game, and he's probably going to be out 3 weeks despite negative x-rays. That HBP was the critical run since they won 6-5 despite not having Diaz or Familia available tonight and putting runners on 2nd in most of the late innings ISNT BASEBALL FUN
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guffguy89
04/03/19 5:21:38 PM
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The close games ARE fun! As long as your team wins them. This opening week has been a blast for me. I think I caught baseball fever. Brewers already have 5 one-run wins on the season. Every game is just ridiculously close. I love it.
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Reg
04/03/19 5:36:12 PM
60
If the Rangers win 40% of their games between now and when it's decided, Joey Gallo will be an All-Star. Mark my words.
WiggumFan267
04/03/19 6:08:42 PM
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some close games are fun! like back and forth ones. ones where youre steadily blowing a large lead and see the loss coming are much less fun, even if you eventually win it
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tazzyboyishere
04/03/19 10:31:27 PM
62
Perhaps too early to call, but I think the Cubs are going to be bad this year.

Which would be fine if it means axing the coaching staff I guess
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ninkendo
04/04/19 1:54:43 PM
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Actual opening day for Tigerz!

Red Bull with 5 K's through 2
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GeneralKenobi85
04/04/19 3:38:42 PM
64
The Yankees are bad
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ninkendo
04/04/19 3:40:49 PM
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That means it's going to be a good year for baseball
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GeneralKenobi85
04/04/19 3:54:02 PM
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Not really. They're pretty damn dull right now. The Mets have at least been pretty entertaining to watch to make up for that.
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ninkendo
04/04/19 4:01:53 PM
67
Opening Day Final Score

Kansas City Royos - 4
Detroit Tigerz - 5

oh ya go my tigerz
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Reg
04/04/19 4:03:56 PM
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btw Ron Kulpa continued to be the worst umpire in baseball last night
GeneralKenobi85
04/04/19 6:35:54 PM
69
Reg posted...
btw Ron Kulpa continued to be the worst umpire in baseball last night

Hopefully the guy gets punished.
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TheKnightOfNee
04/04/19 7:42:38 PM
70
oh ya go my tigers

Good start to the home season
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Dr_Football
04/05/19 1:58:04 AM
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it sounds obvious and stupid to say it out loud, but baseball is so much more fun when you at least start the season well
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ninkendo
04/05/19 1:58:26 AM
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Dr_Football posted...
it sounds obvious and stupid to say it out loud, but baseball is so much more fun when you at least start the season well

TheKnightOfNee posted...
oh ya go my tigers

Good start to the home season

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Reg
04/05/19 9:24:45 AM
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Dr_Football posted...
it sounds obvious and stupid to say it out loud, but baseball is so much more fun when you at least start the season well

The Rangers may actually be able to sustain scoring at almost this pace tbh

The defense isn't going to keep up though.
ninkendo
04/05/19 7:28:46 PM
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No tigers today the usual day off after opening day despite it being the first game of a series
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WiggumFan267
04/05/19 11:50:49 PM
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Fridays without baseball suck.

Also MLB is some fucking bullshit for forcing the Mets to play a night game in Miami the day before a 1pm game in NY. They didn't get in til 3 in the morning (except Thor who went ahead obv) and naturally the offense was lethargic that day. It's asinine MLB still has trulyu dreadful scheduling fiascos like this.
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ninkendo
04/06/19 3:58:36 PM
76
Final score

Kansas city royos 4
Detroit Tigerz 7

First place tigerz
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TheKnightOfNee
04/06/19 8:52:53 PM
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oh ya go my tigers

159-3 season, here we come
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ninkendo
04/07/19 3:37:55 PM
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Final score

Kansas city royos 1
Detroit tigerz 3

Tigerz sweep and Shane greene gets his 7th save in 7 attempts
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davidponte
04/07/19 3:42:59 PM
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Who knew that the only team that could stop the Tigers was the Jays.

Also that the Tigers are the only team the Jays can beat.
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TheKnightOfNee
04/07/19 5:33:53 PM
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oh ya go my tigers, first place in the division!
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Reg
04/08/19 8:43:24 AM
81
The Texas Rangers have spent 8 days above .500 since the start of the 2018 MLB season.

They are currently exactly .500

How long do you guys think it'll take before they're back over the mark?
ninkendo
04/09/19 3:44:42 PM
82
Final Score

Cleveland Indians 8
Detroit Tigerz 2

fiddlesticks
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Jakyl25
04/11/19 11:25:23 AM
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Fun Fact: The Tigers are in first place in their division, but are in 30th in MLB in runs scored with only 33

Next worse is Miami with 34

Mariners lead with 110
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Reg
04/11/19 11:43:46 AM
84
Run Differential stats are always fun.

2015 and 2016 were magical years, at least from April through September.
Forceful_Dragon
04/13/19 3:43:09 AM
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Rockies at Giants game is still going. 2-2 bottom of the 18th.

Last score was in the 6th inning.
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Reg
04/13/19 11:07:21 AM
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Meanwhile the Rangers blew a five run lead...
Forceful_Dragon
04/13/19 5:01:48 PM
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The game ended like 5 minutes after I posted. At least the Giants won
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WiggumFan267
04/13/19 5:23:54 PM
88
Mets still the best team in the NL :)

nothing much to complain about yet except the bullpen has been pretty awful aside from Diaz (who has been getting hit hard but remaining effective). So I guess sign Keuchel? So we can move Vargas to the bullpen and need depth anyway... Wheeler and Vargas are both gone after next year and theres no pitching prospects so need to sign SPs anyway... how about a 3 year deal for Keuchel? Kimbrel would be nice to have but I assume he wants to close, which can't happen here.

Also god I love beating the Braves. Fuck the chop.
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TsunamiXXVIII
04/13/19 8:44:13 PM
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Jakyl25 posted...
Fun Fact: The Tigers are in first place in their division, but are in 30th in MLB in runs scored with only 33

Next worse is Miami with 34

Mariners lead with 110


Mariners have spent most of the season on pace to break the single-season team home run record by over 100.
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Esuriat
04/13/19 11:19:12 PM
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Chris Davis got 3 hits today, now batting .079.

It had only been 14 games into the season and he was already worth -0.8 WAR. So he'd been on pace for -9.3 on the season. Today offset that just a little bit.
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GeneralKenobi85
04/14/19 5:33:30 PM
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There are a lot of teams who could potentially use Keuchel and Kimbrel right now. You have to imagine they'll get signed soon. I read yesterday that Kimbrel is apparently asking for more reasonable numbers now. Wonder who will get them.
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WiggumFan267
04/14/19 5:43:06 PM
92
The Mets are 100% one of those teams. There is literally 0 reason for them to not sign Keuchel (or like any of the decent other options in the spring.... Gio Gonzalez, Ervin Santana, James Shields, Wade Miley... like not great names but just some actual goddamn depth. They really fucking dropped the ball super hard by not signing literally ANY SP protection and they did not get called out enough for it at fucking all.

Vargas is truly awful, and they said today they plan on keep trotting him out there.
Callaway basically said yesterday he did not have much confidence in him going forward after they took him out after LITERALLY 0.1 IP of awful baseball, then they said today they're gonna keep pitching him anyway because "he's better than our other options on the club", and he's 100% right, and that's sad. But what happened between yesterday and today that made him change his course? It's clear ownership stepped in because they're fucking cheap dirtbags and won't sign Keuchel even though THERE IS LITERALLY ZERO STARTING PITCHING DEPTH on this club..... and they need to sign 2 SPs for next year anyway after Wheeler/Vargas are gone (hopefully Vargas is gone sooner, but he won't be).

Like it's completely fucking insane and mindbogglingly infuriating they have not addressed this issue at all that they have NO DEPTH and their 5th starter is 100% a guaranteed loss.

The Mets cannot claim theyre trying to contend while giving Vargas the ball every fifth day. BVW lied to us (thanks to the wilpons). Clearly this is a team that doesn't give a fuck about competing and only cares about saving a buck. They could be strong WS contenders if they just signed some additional SP depth, but they don't fucking care. What a fucking waste of an opportunity. So much for "we're all in". Fuck these crooks.

It's a fucking joke a team claiming to compete just trots this guy out there every 5th day when their payroll is fucking junk (and 20M of it is just David Wright's insurance money they don't actually have to pay).
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WiggumFan267
04/14/19 5:44:10 PM
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I wish they would be in on Kimbrel too, cuz their bullpen is bad, but he's going to want to close I assume, and they can't do that with Diaz there. Unless they get creative but they are statistically challenged so I doubt they'd ever consider that.

Also they're financially challenged anyway so lol
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WiggumFan267
04/14/19 5:48:43 PM
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Brodie: Jason Vargas is our 5 starter.

You're not dissuaded: No. We have confidence in him, confidence in this team & not going to make drastic changes after 1 bad inning of a start where he had a schedule that was derailed. "[Vargas] is a professional and we're excited about what he can do."

fuck this whole fucking org.
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WiggumFan267
04/14/19 9:38:45 PM
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and now deGrom is broken 2 starts in a row. not just bad luck either. he doesn't look good. getting hit hard. Baseballs too juiced.
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Reg
04/14/19 10:25:14 PM
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Rangers came back with a 4-run 8th inning to win 8-7 oh baby
WiggumFan267
04/15/19 12:34:52 PM
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that game sucked. I guess I'm not that worried about deGrom, but its still quite troubling to see. The pitching staff is not going to be as good as last year though, it would be hard to do that again. Depth is badly needed and now, not later.
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GeneralKenobi85
04/15/19 2:52:35 PM
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I think deGrom will be okay. He certainly won't have anywhere close to the season he had last year, but I still expect him to be solid.

Totally agree with you about Vargas. He's by far the worst player on the team and I think most Mets fans have been fed up with him since he got here. I get that they're paying him, but it's not worth it to go into every fifth game with the mentality that your starter is probably going to shit the bed.

The Wilpons are definitely too cheap to sign Keuchel, but I have to imagine the Mets will try and acquire a starter via trade at some point. Assuming they're competitive.
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WiggumFan267
04/16/19 2:55:54 AM
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Might be too late by then, and they NEED one for next year. They really needed to sign a Gio kind of guy, and they blew that.

Also today's win... This is the most upset I've ever been after a win where someone didn't get hurt. Just a complete managerial meltdown and some stuff was uncovered that gives me zero confidence in the way this team is managed.

Mickey Callaway's and Brodie Van Wagenan's commitment to ONLY use Edwin Diaz to close game, to get 3 outs at the end of the game, is beyond infuriating. I understand, I guess, if for his health you don't want him to cross-over between innings, but then why not use him in the toughest situation or to get the most important outs of the game? If your so-called "set-up guy" loads the bases in a 1-run game in the 8th inning, wouldn't you want to use your best pitcher to get out of that situation? Why do you HAVE TO save him for the 9th, why does he HAVE to finish the game and he CANNOT pitch in any other situation? Why can't he pitch and just get that one really important out when you need him to in the 8th, and use someone else for the 9th? What if you have the 3 toughest batters in the lineup due up in the 8th? Why wouldn't you rather use your better pitcher there? It is completely insane and such a close-minded way to manage a bullpen.

He said they're committed to him never getting more than 3 outs, which I don't really agree with, because any reliever should be able to do that once in a while, instead of saying it will NEVER happen. But even that fact accepted, you can still use Diaz where he doesn't cross over between innings and he doesn't have to pitch the 9th! If it makes sense for him to pitch the 8th, they're saying he shouldn't do it because he has to pitch the 9th because reasons (obviously, they're managing to get him a Save, which is a stupid statistic anyway).

It should be simple. Use your best reliever in the toughest spot, or to get the most important outs of the game, when it's clear they will be the most important outs (and it should be obvious if its the 8th inning). That's it.
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WiggumFan267
04/16/19 2:57:00 AM
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Situation was:

The Mets, with a 1-run lead in the bottom of the 8th put Familia in, which is fine at the moment. But he clearly doesn't have it. The progression is:
Single
Walk
Hard-Hit double play (normally this would be a go-ahead double down the line, but McNeil made a Fantastic play to turn 2)
Walk
Walk

So the bases are loaded with 2 outs, and the Mets with a 1-run lead and they finally take out Familia (2 batters too late but that's a discussion for another day) and this is where any team should put in their best reliever right? Nope. Gsellman is put in, not Diaz. Gsellman promptly walks the next batter on 4 pitches, tying the game. Mercifully, the next batter, Harper, swung at the first pitch and popped up and we went ahead to the 9th and to extras, when the Mets eventually won. The mets are basically saying. No. our best reliever can ONLY pitch 3 outs and he can ONLY pitch the 9th inning. we will never ever use him in any other way
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