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  • *Official* 8/6 Tangled Up a Bunch Postgamer

    Bad night in all aspects. Whatever. Forget about the past two games, and bring on Cleveland.

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    I read it in the game thread and I agree completely, these hitters got stuck swinging for the fences the last two games. I don’t like that at all.

    Collins had some decent ABs and I would like to see him get more reps. I really thought that ball was crushed. My iPad was on mute, as always, so I guess I was off.

    Sucks we blew a couple of good starts at home from the staff. Gonzo, indeed, may not be but the first leg of a bullpen game, but I don’t mind that if he can be sharp for ~4. I’ll give him some time, but his pitch count is entirely dependent on how he feels comfortable and capable of staying sharp.

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    • #3
      I think it was Benetti who mentioned when Gio pitched for Milwaukee last year he was usually pulled before the 3rd time through the order and Ricky should have followed that last night.

      Robert looked terrible at the plate last night. 1-5 in the line-up went 2-19 with 13Ks. 6-9 only struck out once.

      They should have put Cishek on the bus out of town with Herrera.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MrX View Post
        I think it was Benetti who mentioned when Gio pitched for Milwaukee last year he was usually pulled before the 3rd time through the order and Ricky should have followed that last night.

        Robert looked terrible at the plate last night. 1-5 in the line-up went 2-19 with 13Ks. 6-9 only struck out once.

        They should have put Cishek on the bus out of town with Herrera.
        Renteria’s outdated thinking costs this team opportunities. It’s as simple as that. He needs to go.

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        • #5
          Robert and Eloy are both struggling at the plate now after the hot start. Worrying!
          "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
          -- Thucydides

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mohoney View Post

            Renteria’s outdated thinking costs this team opportunities. It’s as simple as that. He needs to go.
            I'm guessing Renteria wanted to see for himself whether Gio could keep going. He's a "player's manager" in that he wants to give his players a chance to see if they can succeed in different situations. Hopefully he only had to see it once to realize that 4 innings is enough from Gio. I imagine not wanting to overextend the bullpen when the team is already down a starter also played into the decision.

            The offense the past two nights has been disappointing, but I'm confident it's a temporary dry stretch. Lower temperatures also may have contributed to the ball not carrying as far, which might have cost the team 1-2 HRs (Moncada's warning track shot in the 8th on Wednesday jumps to mind).

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            • #7
              Originally posted by HomeFish View Post
              Robert and Eloy are both struggling at the plate now after the hot start. Worrying!
              Robert needs to learn to look at some pitches. He's a bit too aggressive, and what's worse, predictable. Pitchers are taking advantage of that right now. He needs to change up his patterns.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by HomeFish View Post
                Robert and Eloy are both struggling at the plate now after the hot start. Worrying!
                Fire up the new #bustwatch!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ChiTownTrojan View Post
                  Lower temperatures also may have contributed to the ball not carrying as far, which might have cost the team 1-2 HRs (Moncada's warning track shot in the 8th on Wednesday jumps to mind).
                  Both teams had to hit under the same conditions.

                  One team drew 7 walks and hit 11 singles, plus a 2-run homer and a flyout (or perhaps single) that Eloy turned into another “home run”.

                  The other team drew 3 walks and hit 4 singles, plus a 2-run homer and a double.

                  The approach was the problem, not the weather.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FielderJones View Post

                    Fire up the new #bustwatch!
                    I'm already buying their plane tickets out of town.

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