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Old 08-16-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Head-scratching Yankee lineup today. Girardi gave Russel Martin the day off from catching, but used him as the DH. Not many other choices on the weak bench, just Cano, Granderson, Ibanez and Chavez. No depth.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Head-scratching Yankee lineup today. Girardi gave Russel Martin the day off from catching, but used him as the DH. Not many other choices on the weak bench, just Cano, Granderson, Ibanez and Chavez. No depth.
I was at the game and there were some questionable decisions by Girardi. He kept Joba in despite the fact that every single ball was being hit hard and his pitch count was well over 30. The game went from 7-6 to 9-6
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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I was at the game and there were some questionable decisions by Girardi. He kept Joba in despite the fact that every single ball was being hit hard and his pitch count was well over 30. The game went from 7-6 to 9-6
I don't understand many things Girardi has done or hasn't done. The bullpen was in good shape yesterday. Why lose the game by helping Chamberlain find himself?
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I don't understand many things Girardi has done or hasn't done. The bullpen was in good shape yesterday. Why lose the game by helping Chamberlain find himself?
It's a marathon not a sprint
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Poor base running decision by Shane Victorino.

With the Dodgers up 2 - 1 in the 7th Victorino doubled in Luis Cruz to make the score 3 - 1. The Dodgers had a Win Expectancy of 82.8% and a run expectancy of .348.

Victorino was caught stealing, making the 3rd out of the inning at 3rd. This reduced the Dodgers' WP to 80.6% and the RE, of course, to 0

A successful steal would have increased the Dodgers' WP to 83.1% and the RE to .385.

With a decrease of 2.2% and an increase of .3% Victorino would have needed to be successful (1-(.3/2.2)) 87% of the time to break even.

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Old 08-17-2012, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Pretty gutsy decision by LA in the bottom of the 10th in Atlanta.

Tie game, Braves batting. With one out Bourn singled. LA brings in Brandon League to pitch to Prado. League falls behind 3-0 and while that is taking place, Bourn steals second and advances to third on a bad throw.

I figured that with one out and a 3-0 count, LA would certainly just finish the walk to Prado and try for the double play. Instead they went after him...and got him on a swinging strike three. Jones flied out, on to the 11th.

filihok....I don't have a telecast of this game, I've been following the recreation on MLB Gamecast. It features a chart which marks the location of each pitch and there has been an awfully frequent discrepancy between what the chart is showing and what the home plate ump is calling, especially on low strikes which have been called balls.

Assuming you have had the visual on this, has it looked like a poorly called game?
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Didn't matter...Braves win in the 11th.

So, if the Giants can win, they are back on top in the NL West. Right now they are clinging to a 9-0 lead over the Pads in the 4th.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Pretty gutsy decision by LA in the bottom of the 10th in Atlanta.

Tie game, Braves batting. With one out Bourn singled. LA brings in Brandon League to pitch to Prado. League falls behind 3-0 and while that is taking place, Bourn steals second and advances to third on a bad throw.

I figured that with one out and a 3-0 count, LA would certainly just finish the walk to Prado and try for the double play. Instead they went after him...and got him on a swinging strike three. Jones flied out, on to the 11th.

filihok....I don't have a telecast of this game, I've been following the recreation on MLB Gamecast. It features a chart which marks the location of each pitch and there has been an awfully frequent discrepancy between what the chart is showing and what the home plate ump is calling, especially on low strikes which have been called balls.

Assuming you have had the visual on this, has it looked like a poorly called game?
I'm also watching the game on Gameday and FanGraphs.

The best online tool for measuring pitch location is, IMO, Brooksbaseball.

Here's the strikezone map


Nothing too egregious.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:32 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Poor base running decision by Shane Victorino.

With the Dodgers up 2 - 1 in the 7th Victorino doubled in Luis Cruz to make the score 3 - 1. The Dodgers had a Win Expectancy of 82.8% and a run expectancy of .348.

Victorino was caught stealing, making the 3rd out of the inning at 3rd. This reduced the Dodgers' WP to 80.6% and the RE, of course, to 0

A successful steal would have increased the Dodgers' WP to 83.1% and the RE to .385.

With a decrease of 2.2% and an increase of .3% Victorino would have needed to be successful (1-(.3/2.2)) 87% of the time to break even.
interesting
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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White Sox show why they don't deserve to win the division tonight.
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