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2019 Regular Season Thread

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  • 19-03-2019 9:38pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭


    With the season starting tomorrow in Japan, time for the annual regular season thread to be started. Off season thread still relevant for the other 28 teams I suppose.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Plenty of runs this morning. No Diaz, no problem for the Mariners. Strickland with the 1-2-3 save.

    Nice ovation for ichiro too. Pity he didn’t get a hit though. That would have been nice.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Ichiro, as expected, to retire after today’s game. Like yesterday, it would have been nice to see him get a hit but he went 0-4.

    Game still going, 4-4 in the 11th.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,585 ✭✭✭circular flexing


    Bittersweet about Ichiro. Was cool he got to play his last games in Japan but I don't think we'll ever see his like again. I will forever wish I followed Mariners in the early 2000s when Ichiro was putting in 200+ hits a season.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,950 ✭✭✭boccy23


    Only just noticed that the Cubbies optioned Ian Happ to Iowa. Bit of a flame out for the guy who hit the first HR of opening day in 2018 from the first pitch.


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    Oh what a day it is! Opening day, in a couple of weeks the bars will be rammed everyday after work for Leafs and Raptors playoff games on, the patios start to open. Love it


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,708 ✭✭✭Waitsian


    Oh what a day it is! Opening day, in a couple of weeks the bars will be rammed everyday after work for Leafs and Raptors playoff games on, the patios start to open. Love it

    It's certainly a good time to be a Toronto sports fan that's for sure!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,585 ✭✭✭circular flexing


    So Seattle Mariners basically won the game for New York Mets today. :P


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    So Seattle Mariners basically won the game for New York Mets today. :P

    Ha ha, yeah.

    Makes a change for deGrom actually having someone score a run when he's pitching too.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,585 ✭✭✭circular flexing


    mod9maple wrote: »
    It's certainly a good time to be a Toronto sports fan that's for sure!

    Speaking of Blue Jays

    https://twitter.com/SNstats/status/1111066650369900544


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭Doodah7


    Zimmermann of the Tigers on for a perfect game against Blue Jays at the Seventh Inning stretch...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley



    Involved in a great pitching duel now. Zimmerman has retired the first 20 but the score still 0-0

    EDIT - And as soon as I type that, the perfect game is ended.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭Doodah7


    And then it was over!!


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    Everyone jinxed it:pac:


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    Positives: Stroman excellent, Biagini encouraging, hundred-miles-giles excellent.

    The hitting will come. Just looking forward to watching the development


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    Dodgers have hit 8 home runs so far today. In the 8th now.
    8 on Opening Day is a major league record


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Dodgers have hit 8 home runs so far today. In the 8th now.
    8 on Opening Day is a major league record

    And Greinke pitching for Arizona.


  • Registered Users Posts: 394 ✭✭rebelyell99


    Seen Yankees game earlier they look scary good they have so much power and the bullpen is every bit as good as advertised ,my pick for world series .


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,585 ✭✭✭circular flexing


    So after watching Mariner's defence featuring Jay Bruce for 2 innings, I was getting set for a very long season. But then Sale imploded, Mariners hit 3HR against him, chased him out after 3 innings and I'm still not sure what happened.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭Doodah7


    Nice start by the Cubs last evening. No significant changes to the team as none was really required. My only concern would be the bullpen and the Closer in particular. But the batting unit and the rotation are top notch.

    Of course they will need it with the NL Central going to be so tough...


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Doodah7 wrote: »
    Nice start by the Cubs last evening. No significant changes to the team as none was really required. My only concern would be the bullpen and the Closer in particular. But the batting unit and the rotation are top notch.

    Of course they will need it with the NL Central going to be so tough...

    Yu Darvish being back to his old self will help.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    So after watching Mariner's defence featuring Jay Bruce for 2 innings, I was getting set for a very long season.

    Don’t worry, he’ll be on the IL in a while.


  • Registered Users Posts: 394 ✭✭rebelyell99


    Goldschmidt hit 3 dingers for the cards last night, he could be what they need to get back to the postseason.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    4 games, 4 HRs for Christian Yelich. Not a bad start to the MVP defence.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,585 ✭✭✭circular flexing


    Rough weekend for Red Sox starters in Seattle

    https://twitter.com/RSNStats/status/1112503823480905728

    ..but Seattle's bullpen wasn't much better. I know it's early days and small sample size but Mariners offence looks hot, defence is acceptable, starting pitching can usually sustain a lead but the bullpen is a big hole right now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 394 ✭✭rebelyell99


    Rough weekend for Red Sox starters in Seattle

    https://twitter.com/RSNStats/status/1112503823480905728

    ..but Seattle's bullpen wasn't much better. I know it's early days and small sample size but Mariners offence looks hot, defence is acceptable, starting pitching can usually sustain a lead but the bullpen is a big hole right now.
    Yeah that Seattle bullpen did it's best to throw away that game yesterday , I like the look of Elias and Bradford tho .When the offense cools down they will be in trouble .


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Yeah that Seattle bullpen did it's best to throw away that game yesterday , I like the look of Elias and Bradford tho .When the offense cools down they will be in trouble .

    Lost their closer now for a couple of months too it seems.


  • Registered Users Posts: 394 ✭✭rebelyell99


    Lost their closer now for a couple of months too it seems.

    Craig Kimbrel is still available lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,733 ✭✭✭Doodah7


    Early days I know, but my concerns about the Cubs' bullpen seem well founded already. The team scored 26 runs over three games and still lost two of them!! They conceded 23 runs, 12 of which were given up in the seventh inning or later...


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/1112743398258208771


    Probably won't stop them from booing the crap out of him. It's going to be great, him going up against Scherzer.


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