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Old 07-31-2018, 08:46 PM
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A very bad night for Mets starter Steven Matz: 2/3 of one inning pitched, eight hits, seven runs (all earned).



The Mets have already used five relievers. One wonders if they'll send out a position player to pitch the bottom of the eighth.


Looks like it’s raining pretty hard, call the game? I’m sure neither team would mind
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:17 PM
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The Mets did, indeed, have a position player (SS Jose Reyes) pitch the 8th. He gave up 6 runs. It's now 25-1, in the top of the 9th.
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:47 PM
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Hmmmm. The Reds didn't trade anyone. Surprising that at least they didn't deal Harvey, who's by and large been pitching very well.
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Interesting. The Oakland A’s are trying a subscription program for tickets in lieu of the the traditional season ticket package.

https://www.athleticsnation.com/news...rship-for-2019
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The Mets did, indeed, have a position player (SS Jose Reyes) pitch the 8th. He gave up 6 runs. It's now 25-1, in the top of the 9th.
Final score 25-4. The 9th inning rally fell JUST a little short.
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:15 AM
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Thus answering the eternal question, "25, or 6? to 4".
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:59 AM
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Nats reliever Shawn Kelley appeared to pitch a little hissy-fit in the 9th (while giving up 3 runs), glaring into the dugout. Commentators speculated that maybe he didn't want to go in and pitch with a 24-run lead. Maybe he thought the Nats should put a position player on the mound like the Mets did.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:43 AM
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Chris Sale to the DL. Half of Twitter seems to think itís a Ďrestí DL stint. But, Iím not sure that makes sense with an upcoming series against the Yanks. If it was immediately afterwards, sure.
Red Sox put ace Chris Sale on DL with shoulder inflammation - ESPNhttps://apple.news/AC8bTyiO4QH2OSyvMv3RdPQ
Shoulder is not something you want to test, even in a series against the Yankees. So it might not exactly be rest, but hopefully this is the Red Sox being proactive about something that's not a big deal. Shoulder injuries are pitcher killers, much more so than elbows.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:51 AM
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Yep. Better catch it while it's still just a little soreness, which is what it sounds like - he was as strong in his last start as ever, so there can't be a structural problem. Sale was due for a break anyway, even with the strict pitch count he's been on all year.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:59 AM
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Nats reliever Shawn Kelley appeared to pitch a little hissy-fit in the 9th (while giving up 3 runs), glaring into the dugout. Commentators speculated that maybe he didn't want to go in and pitch with a 24-run lead. Maybe he thought the Nats should put a position player on the mound like the Mets did.
And just like that, they designated him for assignment. Even after his meltdown last night, he still had a respectable 3.34 ERA and 0.96 WHIP. He'll definitely draw interest on waivers. I'm sure he'll be scooped up in no time.
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And just like that, they designated him for assignment. Even after his meltdown last night, he still had a respectable 3.34 ERA and 0.96 WHIP. He'll definitely draw interest on waivers. I'm sure he'll be scooped up in no time.
On the other hand, he's given up 7 homers in 32 innings and his FIP is 4.55. Hopefully Boston will pick him up.

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Giles is an immensely talented pitcher who has tumbled from grace in the last year but is still young and capable and isn't facing a trial, plus two okay prospects. I am much, much more comfortable as a Jays fan to see if Giles can get over his immaturity than to try to cheer for Roberto Osuna.
I am not happy about Osuna.

As for Giles, I normally hate when sports commentators try to psychoanalyze players to death, but Giles is one of those cases where a change in scenery and a different pitching staff is probably needed; whatever his issues were, the Astros were clearly not getting him over them.
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:06 PM
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I am not happy about Osuna.

As for Giles, I normally hate when sports commentators try to psychoanalyze players to death, but Giles is one of those cases where a change in scenery and a different pitching staff is probably needed; whatever his issues were, the Astros were clearly not getting him over them.
I'm not thrilled either about Osuna, but where the hell is the hand-wringing about giving a job to guys like Aroldis Chapman or Jose Reyes, or any other MLB player who's beaten their wife, girlfriend, or kid? Hell, at least Osuna had the good grace---so far as we know---to not dump up half a magazine of gunfire during his domestic dispute. Unlike Chapman. (Jeez if he used a handgun, Canada would probably have killed him.)

I don't recall seeing vomiting gifs when Chapman got picked up by the Yankees. Or any of the other sturm und drang. We get it: Osuna's probably a shithead, but one who's really good at baseball, and who isn't enough of a shithead to currently be in jail. We don't know what happened between Osuna and his girlfriend, except that it was bad enough for the Crown to file charges against him. MLB giving him 75 games is a 'whatever', as they chose to not give any details either. They aren't as arbitrary as Roger Goddell has been with the NFL, but they don't get the benefit of the doubt.

Throw Osuna under Minute Maid if he fucks up again and decides to beat on people. Assuming he actually beat on anyone in the instant case. We'll hopefully find out when the Ontario authorities decide to finalize things. As for Giles, he's in the J.D. Martinez/Brad Lidge boat: talented guy who really, really needs a change of scenery. Bummer you couldn't get full value for him.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:02 PM
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