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2019 Major League Baseball (and/or Braves Angst) Thread

Richmond Jake

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Giants beat the Crockies in 18 innings last night and into this morning. Giants used the whole bullpen. :wow:
 

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I'm enjoying watching so far. The Brewers are good but I think they have pitching issues. They seem to be playing from behind a lot. Their offense has been keeping up okay, but they have to stop these big run 1st innings.
 

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Fun game between the Rangers and A's yesterday. The Rangers came back from a 7-2 deficit to win 8-7, basically paying back Oakland for doing the same to them on Friday.

The game featured Elvis Andrus stealing home (on a lackadaisical toss from the pitcher to hold the runner at 1st), and Delino Deshields laying down a bunt with two out and beating it out for a hit, to bring the runner home from third for the winning run.
 

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Jason Heyward has been in the league for 10 years now. Time flies man!

My brother & I were there to see his first game. In his first at bat, he looked at the 1st pitch & then proceeded to launch the 2nd pitch over the right field fence.
 

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The Braves' bullpen is a dumpster fire (and has generally been on all season). Yet, Craig Kimbrel remains unsigned because reasons. :cursing:
 

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The Rangers are fun again. After shutting out the Angels yesterday (Mike Minor's first complete game shutout at the MLB level), one of the reporters pointed out that at this time last year, the Rangers were 5-11, now they're 9-7. Not exactly world beaters but definitely coming together.

Elvis Andrus is becoming an unstoppable force.
 

Bubba

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The Rangers are fun again. After shutting out the Angels yesterday (Mike Minor's first complete game shutout at the MLB level), one of the reporters pointed out that at this time last year, the Rangers were 5-11, now they're 9-7. Not exactly world beaters but definitely coming together.

Elvis Andrus is becoming an unstoppable force.
Rangers? More like the Texas Ex-Braves...
 

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I've picked a good year to start watching. The Brewers are really good. I think their pitching is still a little suspect though. They are getting a few of their injured pitchers back though which should help. So far the offense has made up for the defensive issues.
 

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Rangers? More like the Texas Ex-Braves...
Baseball trades do happen.

They are getting a few of their injured pitchers back though which should help. So far the offense has made up for the defensive issues.
Same with the Rangers. Three of their starting 5 are coming off Tommy John surgery, so their bullpen has been busy by design. I think the feeling is that if they can get past the early part of the season, the starting arms will improve as the season goes on. But Smyly, Miller and Volquez are not carrying a starter's load at the moment.
 

Bubba

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Baseball trades do happen.
I just tend to notice clusters of ex-Braves since that's the team I follow. For years it seemed like the Royals' idea of building their team was grabbing every former Brave they could find (their GM was the former director of scouting for the Braves, iirc). The D-backs had at least two or three former Braves farmhands in their starting nine last night.
 

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I'm a Buffalo Sabres fan and they're going through a rebuild. I'm watching the NHL playoffs and noticing all the ex-Sabres having varying degrees of success with other teams.
 

Bubba

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Painful last night! Walking in the winning run in the 10th inning. I guess they wanted to get home since it was getting late.
Sooooooo frustrating. Decent starting pitching, even with the starting five in a bit of flux. Good offense. Good defense (minus the inability to throw out base stealers). But, the steaming pile of crap that is the bullpen keeps snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
 

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Just read an AP story that said Red's slugger Joey Votto popped out to the first baseman for the first time in his major league career, totalling 1,592 games!
 
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