Opening Day 2024: Yankees at Astros

I am decidedly anti-chat for the gz after this first experience.

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Yeah, I’m kinda with you. It wasn’t so bad on the computer, but it was not good on the iPad, which is what I typically use for the GZ. Plus it’s bad luck, apparently.

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Note that there is still a random thread from last season in this tab.

Not that I’m seeing.

I’m seeing this one.

Mariners @ Astros, April 26, 2021

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I preferred the previous format, too. I could follow the new chat function on my IPhone just fine, but I like the constant interaction of a GZ thread.

Really? Hmm. I don’t know. It should be in the 2021 Archive.

How about now?

Gone for me. I’ll miss it.

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We probably had less than 100 walks.

You can’t win them all.

Where is the chat? Can it be read after the fact or do we need to live in the moment?

I can see it but I joined it yesterday. You have to join it before you can read and post.

Click the bubble in the upper right. Then next to “Channels” tap the pencil and see if “GameZone Chat” is there.

Thanks!

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HudsonHawk

OPENING DAY! Testing this out

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jnh

Works for me.

HudsonHawk

Curious to see how this works. I like the idea of the chat. Cause I'm a fast thinker!

jnh

I'll be following on and off from work. Hoping it archives as well as before as a recap.

HudsonHawk

I'm not sure if the Great Waldo was able to manage the archive feature of the chat or not. Hopefully, as I know lots of folks like to go back and read after the game.

So are we doing this?

MarkR

I'm here!

HudsonHawk

3-2 change up! Balls

MarkR

Somewhere near the strike zone would be great, Framber.

Good lord.

HudsonHawk

pitcher's best friend! Astros coming to bat

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DVauthrin

Framber put a zero on the board, which is what matters.

HudsonHawk

Altuve got his pitch…just missed it.

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HudsonHawk

Yordan with the first knock of the season!

Ty_in_Tampa

testing the reply feature.

Doyce7

Forgot about this thing we were gonna try out

DVauthrin

Yordan wastes no time.

I’m curious to see how long Espada sticks with batting him second

Harvey_Birdman

Dana Brown said that it was Espada's idea to bat Yordan 2nd, so it may be a while

HudsonHawk

Cortes is throwing meat…need to make him pay.

MarkR

He threw 3 fat fastballs to Tucker

AAndy

Looks like MLB's official GameDay website has a graphic showing realtime positioning of batters/runners/fielders. Neat stuff.

HudsonHawk

Astros with the bases juiced…two out

austro

I was hoping Popup Bregman missed the flight from Florida.

Lefty

Get some, Chaz

DVauthrin

Come on Chas!

moriarty

Cmon open the season with a bang

HudsonHawk

attaboy!

Chas with a 2-run knock!

Ty_in_Tampa

Wooo!!

jnh

I love seeing "in play, runs"!

DVauthrin

Chas!!! Let’s go!

moriarty

Hell yeah I’ll take that any day

Ty_in_Tampa

Yainer!

moriarty

Yainer time!!!

Ty_in_Tampa

1B to right scores Abreu

DVauthrin

Yainer comes through, too!

HudsonHawk

End of one…3-0 Astros

DVauthrin

It would sure be nice if Peña found his power stroke.

T_J

Found the chat! Opening Day rant: open the fucking roof! It’s gorgeous outside.

DVauthrin

Need a shut down inning, Framber!

austro

I see that Peña has added “swinging at high fastballs” to his repertoire.

HudsonHawk

His last HR was last July 5th. Ugh

austro

Think of tension as June winds down!

VirtualBob

Finally found the chat.

Odd that Gameday is a full AB ahead of Space City broadcast.

HudsonHawk

Dammit, Framber!

austro

“Trout homers again in Angels loss.” Never change, guys.

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MusicMan

They’ll miss Tungsten Arm O’Doyle

HudsonHawk

Framber is gonna nibble this lead away.

austro

It’s what he does.

HudsonHawk

Two Yankees abaord with one out…

MusicMan

”Framber has never given up a run on opening day”
WHY would you say that Robert Ford?

Ty_in_Tampa

because he looks up to TK?

HudsonHawk

walk, back to back singles loads the sack with Stank

subnuclear

Just noticed the mlb.com gameday has some animation now.

DVauthrin

Roll a pair, Astros!

austro

Framber deserved better from that pitch.

Sweet.

HudsonHawk

6-4-3 Sweet

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Ty_in_Tampa

oh hell yeah!

HudsonHawk

Framber almost reached out and deflected that ball…luckily he thought better of it

DVauthrin

Thank you for listening BBG’s!

austro

Another 30 or so pitches from Cortes would be nice.

DVauthrin

The less Framber has to field his position, the better. He’s a mess at it.

MusicMan

Astros cash in bases loaded. Yankees don’t. Huge difference for early mo

HudsonHawk

Jake!!!

Ty_in_Tampa

JAKE!!

subnuclear

Nice!

DVauthrin

Jake from Rake Farm showed up today!

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HudsonHawk

popup Altuve

DVauthrin

Don’t take lessons from Breggy, Jose.

Ty_in_Tampa

HPU in mid-season form i see

austro

Yeah, there’s some inconsistency there.

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T_J

Jake looks thicker this year.

moriarty

he’s been eating Chas’ nanner pudding

MarkR

Oh please god not this again.

MusicMan

“Look at me. Look at me. I’m the CF now.”

HudsonHawk

popup Yordan…only his travels 360 ft to CF

austro

That ought to make sure that Dubon is in CF tomorrow.

HudsonHawk

fucking hell, ump!

Harvey_Birdman

holy shit, blue

HudsonHawk

that pitch was in the other fucking batter's box

DVauthrin

Dusty doesn’t work for the Astros anymore, @austro

AstrosFanInBigD

HPU activated Angel mode

HudsonHawk

I could do without all the drama this inning, Framber

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HudsonHawk

BTW, these new uniforms look like shit

T_J

Why does the orange piping show up through the “R”?! Awful.

austro

Is that Jesse Plummer in the Shiner ad?

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Harvey_Birdman

At least the new unis are no longer see-through?

HudsonHawk

They seriously look like the replica Astrosbuddy giveaways

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Ty_in_Tampa

Uncle Mike on the TV broadcast

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austro

Plemons, not Plummer.

MarkR

Doesn't help that he looks like a plumber.

Harvey_Birdman

thanks, blue

HudsonHawk

Framber with a clean 3rd!

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AstrosFanInBigD

Uncle Mike's jersey looked like they picked it up at Academy

HudsonHawk

End of three…4-0 Astros

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Col.SphinxDrummond

Okay I see how this works

HudsonHawk

Old dog…meet new trick

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Col.SphinxDrummond

Give me time and I’ll figure shit out

HudsonHawk

Fucking shit, Framber…you have a 4-run lead!

MarkR

Color me unsurprised. This isn't 2022 Framber for sure.

HudsonHawk

Why is the ball boy wearing a Yankees uniform?

subnuclear

I know nobody cares, but the mlb Gameday app animation tracks the defense player positioning for each pitch. Very nice feature.

HudsonHawk

fuck, Bregman, you had a play

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MarkR

For fucks sake, that was obviously not going foul. Idiocy.

And a free base for Judge. Aces, boys. Aces.

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DVauthrin

Why is Tucker hesitating there?

HudsonHawk

Napping

DVauthrin

Roll a pair, Astros!

MarkR

Jesus Fucking Christ Framber. NEAR THE FUCKING ZONE PLEASE.

HudsonHawk

Fuck, Framber

MarkR

Fuck you, Framber.

Harvey_Birdman

53 pitches, 28 strikes. barf

DVauthrin

You have a four-run lead, Framber.

MarkR

This is fucking pathetic.

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HudsonHawk

wow…clean living

MusicMan

This is the Good Framer experience. Unecessary baserunners that end up cleaned up by all the ground balls.

DVauthrin

Stop fucking nibbling with a four-run lead

He got lucky

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MusicMan

I disagree that a ground ball pitcher getting ground balls is lucky.

MarkR

He got lucky that Ginger the clown decided to take a swing at a pitcher's pitch and didn't take so he could walk when Framber bounced the next one.

DVauthrin

He got lucky to get out of the inning unscathed, @MusicMan

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MusicMan

Hey, Pena with an actual XBH!

MarkR

He was fucking flying around first.

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MusicMan

That's the base running Espada was looking for

Holy hell, blue

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moriarty

That was quick

My kingdom for a strike

MarkR

THROW FUCKING STRIKES YOU SLOP JAR FULL OF NUTS!

HudsonHawk

Framber ain't gonna survive much longer throwing shit

You ain't that lucky, Framber

MusicMan

JP doesn't quite get it but that probably kept the runner at 2nd

moriarty

Yes, load the bases for Soto and Judge

MarkR

God this is frustrating as fuck to watch

HudsonHawk

walk, infield single, walk…bases loaded with Yankees…tying run at the plate…nobody out…

MarkR

to the bottom of the fucking order.

DVauthrin

Someone has to be warming, right?

MusicMan

Just showed them picking up the phone

DVauthrin

Martinez warming.

MusicMan

Getting squeezed does not help

MarkR

Framber doesn't get a close one so spikes the fuck out of a curve his next pitch.

HudsonHawk

4-1…still loaded…still nobody out

DVauthrin

Pull him, Espada.

That was on a tee

MarkR

My lord James Hoye. You have no clue where the bottom of the zone is.

MusicMan

Today's HPU: random number generator

HudsonHawk

punch out of Judge

moriarty

Thanks, Your Honor

DVauthrin

Huge K!

Roll a pair, Astros!

HudsonHawk

Stanton down on strikes!

DVauthrin

Another K!

MarkR

Man Stanton looked really uncomfortable that whole ab

HudsonHawk

HBP plates another run

Well, don't stand right on top of the plate, dumbass

MusicMan

My amateur analysis: he has too much movement on the FB to get calls, no feel for the curve, and a good change today

HudsonHawk

And Framber is done…it's his own fucking fault

Martinez in

MusicMan

Damn, Framber. Not a good effort.

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MarkR

"Framber walks off the mound frustrated" well no fucking shit, Todd. He shit all over himself several times. What an absolute shit first outing.

HudsonHawk

Picking up from his absolutely shitting himself in the ALCS last year

MusicMan

And the whole of the second half

HudsonHawk

Martinez walks in a run…

MarkR

Absolutely fucking pathetic.

MusicMan

I am likely to start throwing things soon.

DVauthrin

Make them actually earn their way on base:

You may have to go talk to him, Yainer.

austro

He may have to go throw for him.

DVauthrin

Throw fucking strikes

MarkR

Martinez is just doing his best Framber impression. Just not even fucking close. This is just pure fucking trash.

DVauthrin

Got lucky

HudsonHawk

Mercifully the fifth inning comes to a close, but not before Framber shits all over himself. Yankees get three runs on two singles…4-3 Astros

MarkR

God fucking damn it. Fucking Framber. Such a fucking disaster.

DVauthrin

Astros’ offense, let’s get those runs back!

I can’t stand gifting opponents runs

If they hit you, so be it, but giving them a bunch of free base runners is annoying

chuck

It's going to be rough if this is the Framber we get going forward.

MusicMan

Get back to pounding this 70s porn star looking fucker

chuck

Also, do not like the chat, greatly prefer the old game zone threads, old man yells at cloud server.

austro

I was working in the yard. I didn’t expect to see Cortes still in the game when I came back in.

RTB

Yeah, coming off of the results from last season, not a good start for Framber. Was hoping for a rebound.

HudsonHawk

popup Bregman is en fuego!

austro

There’s a surprise.

RTB

Nestor the jester has found his game. Take notes Framber.

MarkR

Contract Year Bregman has been surprisingly similar to Pop Up Bregman so far.

HudsonHawk

Montero in

Jeebus, ump…

austro

Ah, come on, ump.

HudsonHawk

and we're tied

austro

Of course.

drewcifer

furk

HudsonHawk

hanger, right down the fucking pipe

MusicMan

Fucking. Tee.

MarkR

Not right down the pipe, but spinning like a fucking dryer.

austro

Recipe for success.

RTB

That was fucking meat!!!

austro

Breaking in to a leftie’s thigh? Thank you very much!

MusicMan

Soto is fast. Must be because he's so young.

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MusicMan

Let's get back to vaunting.

drewcifer

I blame the Yankees fan that switched tables when it was 4-1.

chuck

Hopefully Espada will find a way to get Yainer some rest this week, he's doing a lot of running.

MusicMan

C'mon, Rake.

Or… Singleton? WTF?

RTB

I don’t like this decision

Harvey_Birdman

thud

HudsonHawk

Singleton is always a bad decision

MusicMan

Let's go to the guy 1 for 19 as a PH!

I mean, 1 for 20

chuck

What in the FUCK was that all about?

Unbelievable idiocy.

VirtualBob

This has been a distraction during a long meeting, but I almost lost interrupted that meeting when Singleton was announced. ONE PITCH – And that one outside the zone!!!

austro

Just wait until Singleton trots out to CF.

chuck

I'd rather they pinch hit Dubon if they felt like they needed Myers and his home run and his defense out of the game for some reason.

HudsonHawk

Presley is the 7th inning guy now

austro

Geez, Espada, I was JOKING earlier.

MusicMan

Meet the new manager, just as confounding as the old manager.

HudsonHawk

Another hanger

Man, the Astros pitching has just completely gagged on their own dicks today

Hanging curveball for you…for you…for you…

MarkR

Fucking Christ, Pressly. Just throw it underhand if you're going to throw it right down the fucking middle.

RTB

Singleton doesn’t belong in the majors. Period. End of discussion.

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VirtualBob

Plus – Julks might not have been any better at the plate, but at least he could have stayed in and played the field.

austro

Tried to hang another but missed his spot.

MarkR

Volpe putting together a good AB here.

HudsonHawk

fucking hell, Pressly

Bases loaded…one out…

MarkR

Someone should let the Astros pitchers know that on 3-2 most guys aren't going to chase 2+ feet out of the zone. Jesus.

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austro

How many baserunners have the Yankees had?

MarkR

247

MusicMan

Around a thousand

Is a BB/9 over 10 bad? It seems bad.

HudsonHawk

Shitfuck.

MarkR

Usually if the actual number is higher than the actual stat name, yes.

HudsonHawk

Yankees take the lead

austro

That’s a BB+ of 367

DVauthrin

8 freaking walks and a HBP by Astros’ pitchers.

HudsonHawk

At the Stretch…5-4 Yankees

austro

And a staredown of a dribbler.

HudsonHawk

What a fucking shitshow by the Astros pitching

I'm leaving this chair

DVauthrin

Astros’ offense: Wake up and get some runs.

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austro

Sorry. When they score early they take the rest of the day off.

MusicMan

Taking the rest of the day off: the business fan's special!

jnh

Let's pretend we are back at the bottom of the first.

HudsonHawk

Altuve with a leadoff hit…let’s fuckng go!

DVauthrin

Come on Yordan! Keep the line moving!

MarkR

Alvarez got one to smash and just got under it.

DVauthrin

That’s not it.

Pick him up, King Tuck!

moriarty

okay having moved from phone to laptop, the chat experience is much better on the laptop

austro

Damn.

HudsonHawk

Shit. Tucker stung that

MusicMan

Damn, thought that was a gapper

DVauthrin

Altuve needs to try and take a bag

HudsonHawk

Bregman puts two on with two out…

MusicMan

HH Time Machine works again

DVauthrin

Find a hole, Abreu!

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MarkR

Fucking hell, Lasagna just dotted the outside corner twice at 98.

MarkR

make it 3.

austro

I wonder if the Astros pitchers are watching what he did there

HudsonHawk

that was fucking pathetic Abreu

moriarty

christ

MusicMan

Carved the fuck up

MarkR

Literally everyone else in the lineup was trying to drive the ball the other way against him in that inning, Abreu flail-o-matic

DVauthrin

Two of those pitches were perfectly placed.

The second one, he should have attacked the other way

HudsonHawk

On the iPad this chat feature blows chunks

MarkR

Scott clearly got the memo about not throwing strikes today too.

HudsonHawk

more walks…yay

moriarty

well, for a second there I was gonna say Scott put himself back together pretty well

MarkR

Jesus. FUCK. Christ. GET THE BALL CLOSE TO THE GODDAMN STRIKEZONE.

austro

Only one baserunner? Chicken.

DVauthrin

Good job, Scott!

Get some runs, Astros!

Col.SphinxDrummond

Maybe Scott just wanted to strike out Judge

moriarty

okay not too bad

HudsonHawk

Fucking hell, ump!

MusicMan

Need a jack from Diaz here

austro

Fucking umpire

HudsonHawk

Yainer with his third hit of the day!

Harvey_Birdman

Nice time to bust that drought, Jeremy

MusicMan

"Didn't have to be."
Take a drink.

austro

wtf?

HudsonHawk

what the literal fuck is this ump watching?

MarkR

Jesus Christ, Hoye.

Vintage Slider Chasing Pena on 0-1.

HudsonHawk

fuck

austro

grrr….,

Knoxbanedoodle

This ump is dogshit

HudsonHawk

to the 9th…5-4 Yankees

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Knoxbanedoodle

Are these chats archivable?

HudsonHawk

That is unknown

HudsonHawk

Hader in

Knoxbanedoodle

That was neat.

Is it known why Framber went away from his lucky jersey? Has this been discussed?

austro

This umpire is straight out of “Pirates of the Caribbean”: “Strike zone is really more of a suggestion.”

Harvey_Birdman

13p, 9 strikes. Get with the program, Josh

HudsonHawk

can Hader pitch every inning this year?

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HudsonHawk

alright…need a run, boys

chuck

Early returns on Hader are positive.

Col.SphinxDrummond

Hader might be pretty good maybe.

austro

Volpe already has the “you can’t do that to a Yankee” mannerisms down. He’s going to be an all-time Yankee.

HudsonHawk

wear that Dubon!

MusicMan

LEAN IN

HudsonHawk

Dubon gets it started with a leadoff single!

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austro

I was afraid Rizzo had snagged that.

HudsonHawk

Ball was smoked

DVauthrin

Get Dubon home!

Walk it off, Jose!

HudsonHawk

WTF did Altuve do?

DVauthrin

Shattered his bat

Yordan, find a pitch to drive and do damage!

HudsonHawk

Yordan with an infield hit…tying run in scoring position

DVauthrin

Come on King Tuck, get Dubon home!

HudsonHawk

Tucker with a knock…Dubon out at the plate

Astrosbchallenging…

hes safe

Harvey_Birdman

im' sure NY will give a fair ruling

Knoxbanedoodle

He's out.

chuck

Zero chance they overrule this

austro

I can’t tell if he got the tag on him, but I don’t think it will be overturned

HudsonHawk

Don’t think theyll overturn it

Harvey_Birdman

"not enough evidence"

Col.SphinxDrummond

He looked safe. Buit not sure is there's enough to overturn.

MusicMan

I don't think he got him, but it's not conclusive

HudsonHawk

Call,stands.

Up to Bregman

moriarty

I can't really argue with that

HudsonHawk

Astros get three hits, but can’t score a run

austro

You have to get some walks.

HudsonHawk

And down go the Astros. Fuck

What a shit game by the pitching.

MusicMan

Fuckety fuck fuck.

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Col.SphinxDrummond

If they hold Dubon on third…

HudsonHawk

Bregman GIDP to end the game.

MusicMan

I still like the send of Dubon. Soto had to make a damn good throw.

HudsonHawk

13 hits and lose.

Col.SphinxDrummond

It wasn't deep enough, easy throw for a decent RFer

Dubon wasn't running on contact.

Or maybe he was.

HudsonHawk

You have to send Dubon. Yankees made a play. This loss is on Framber.

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Harvey_Birdman

Framber costing himself a shitload of money

Doyce7

Well that was a really fucking annoying game to lose but maybe don't walk a million guys?

MusicMan

In addition to being the right baseball play, you can't preach aggressive baserunning all spring then hold that guy there - just sends the wrong message

Col.SphinxDrummond

I think it wasn't wrong to send him. But he was out.

MarkR

If that's the Framber the Astros are getting this year, getting to the playoffs is going to be a big ask. Expecting 74 year old JV to be the only ace this team has is a recipe for disaster.

AstrosFanInBigD

Truth, Mark.

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Doyce7

He definitely looked like shit but I'm hoping it's an opening day thing. Sometimes guys just don't have command in their first start

HudsonHawk

Framber has been ass since July though.

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JimR

Terrible game up 4-0. 6 BB in 4.2? Same Bregman? If Brown thinks the stand pat pitching is enough, I do not. You simply cannot lose games which should be won.

HudsonHawk

Same old Bregman. He did have a hit, but so did everyone not named Abreu.

JimR

Abreu had a walk so everyone was on base. Three hits but no runs? Damn Yankees.

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Ty_in_Tampa

Listening I thought it was a good send, even though I couldn't see it. Radio guys never criticized it. I just kept thinking 9 walks.

HudsonHawk

It was absolutely a responsible send. Yankees made the play. I don’t blame that play at all.

austro

The only issue I had with it was that Dubon was watching right field until about half way down the line and then realized that he’d better put his head down and give it everything he had. Maybe if he’d done that as he rounded the bag he would have been safe.

JimR

The other angle of the play supports a safe call but too close to reverse. It was a must send.

drewcifer

My only gripe was that there was one out and the heart of the order up. Conventional wisdom says play for the tie at home, though we've seen that not play out so well for this team the past few years (i.e., extra innings).

In the end it's probably a 50/50 proposition and the. bigger issue, as multiple have pointed out, is 8 walks.

Fuck it, play better tomorrow. 161 more of these.

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Just archived yesterday’s chat. Thoughts on doing that vs. game threads? It truly doesn’t matter to me, just wanted to offer chat as an option. I do think we need to settle on one or the other.

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