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July 4th O's vs. Angels

Mike B

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    • Not to make excuses for Mountcastle, he hasn't been good, but it still seems to me that he is punished by bad luck. How many balls has he hit hard that in a majority of instances would be base hits / extra bases? I see him attempting to be more selective with the low and away pitches only to be screwed by umpires with an unfavorable call, which often has put him in bad counts forcing him to swing away. I say this not to provide an excuse for the guy, but it's gotta weigh heavily on a player when he's smoking pitches that are continuously finding gloves. Mountcastle is a peculiar case, and who knows what the answer is. At this point maybe just have to except that bad luck is a part of his game, and move on to someone who actually produces instead of waiting on the hope of Mountcastle could be.
    • Absolutely, arguing the merits of the strategy is completely fair. That is very different than the post I responded to, which was trying to psychoanalyze Hyde and some of his players. That gets us into subjective territory rather than evidence based discussion. So far the matchup strategy seems to be working but there may come a point in time it doesn't. I appreciate you called our some concerning trends that we can then track as the season progresses. Based on the track record so far, I am giving Hyde and staff a long leash to see how it plays out. Last year, Baker, Perez, and Bautista were all very strong down the stretch. That being said, using Cano up five was a weird decision.  I can only think that Hyde wanted Cano to get work with an off day coming up. I am quite certain though that it wasn't in reaction to Baumann giving up the walk, as Cano would have been warming up well before that point. 
    • She was terrible on the call for the Sabol homerun yesterday. It went something like “Santander back towards the wall, he turns and it’s off the top of the wall! *5 second pause* The Sabol homerun makes it a 7-2 ball game” I was listening thinking the ball was off the wall and in play, stuff like that just happens far to often with her or Garceau on the radio, where you’re just sitting there wondering what just happened. 
    • Yep, I had that wrong. It was Veen over Kjerstad, and you were not alone. 
    • I doubt the Tigers would trade Skubal with 3.5 years of team control left 
    • Absolutely, great series.  I'd have signed up for 2 out of 3 in a heartbeat.  Now let's do the same in Milli-wall-kay, which of course means the good land.
    • Honest question to you (and others that think she's fine).... Have you tried listening on the radio?  To either her or Garceau? On TV I don't think they're very good but I don't really care because I can see the action.  But while I respect everyone's opinion I don't understand how people could think that either are acceptable on the radio.
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