2016 Opening Day 2.0 Live Blog
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Donny B
6:41
Is there a stat which normalizes a pitcher's expected walk rate? Seems a little unfair if one guy faced a season of Joey Vottos vs. Chris Davis, for instance.
Craig Edwards
6:41
I'd be curious if this actually happened or mattered.
6:42
Billy Hamilton walked.
Nate
6:42
Should Trout's success so early in his career be a cause for concern down the road for the Angels? They can't expect him to be this good his entire career, can they?
Craig Edwards
6:43
No. They only have him signed through Age-29 and he should be fantastic throughout that time.
mtsw
6:44
Reds have bases loaded with no outs down 2-1. How will they manage to screw this up?
Craig Edwards
6:44
Welcome to the season Phillies and Reds fans!
Terrible Ted
6:44
washington game getting interesting
Michael
6:46
Is Logan Morrison the worst defensive 1B in baseball? Or do we have to wait for results of Hanley Experiment 2.1?
Craig Edwards
6:46
I assumed it was Ryan Howard, but willing to be convinced otherwise. All goes out the window if Pedro Alvarez sees time at first this year.
John
6:47
Dumb Hamilton Votto OBP joke here. Sorry.
Sam C
6:47
All close games right now.
Craig Edwards
6:47
indeed
votto likely to be up in very important situation.
6:48
Rangers score 3 runs on just one hit, win game.
George Harrison
6:48
The Rangers were literally 3 feet from getting no hit on opening day and winning
Craig Edwards
6:49
#VottoTroll alert
Terrible Ted
6:49
Wasn't Hanley an everyday SS before last season?
Craig Edwards
6:49
this is true.
6:50
Noted RBI machine, Joey Votto
Nate
6:50
More benevolent move: DirecTV giving subscribers a free week of MLB Package, or the Brewers keeping Ariel Pena in against Giants?
Craig Edwards
6:50
cold
6:51
Hamilton looked like he was going to fly into the dugout after he crossed home plate.
John
6:51
three strikeouts, two RBI, and zero walks. This is probably the least Joey Votto game ever
Craig Edwards
6:52
Kelley walks in a run on 4 pitches. Coming in with the bases loaded is a tough assignment.
Toasty
6:52
FRENCHY IS GOAT, SCORES GO AHEAD RUN
Craig Edwards
6:52
they'll never get the top pick like this.
Arlen
6:53
Dusty gets jobs because he is a nice guy?
Craig Edwards
6:54
He gets jobs because players like him and he runs a good clubhouse, which is a departure from the prior manager.
senpaisanto
6:54
dusty baker > matt williams, but doesn't mean dusty should have a job either?
Craig Edwards
6:54
not necessarily, but they did not want to pony up big money for a manager.
Terrible Ted
6:55
So does Grilli in the 9th solidify his closer status if he gets the save or was Vizcaino just used because of the higher leverage situation with the meat of the order up?
Craig Edwards
6:55
very hard to read into the situation before hearing from the manager. that said, one save might be all it takes to keep getting chances.
DB
6:55
I'm a Reds fan living in DC. It feels like being haunted.
Guest
6:56
Announcers said Fredi was going to try to match Vizcaino with the toughest outs, which was clearly the 8th here.
Craig Edwards
6:59
Votto, Phillips and Bruce all get on base to key a potential Reds win. Not sure what year this is.
7:00
Grilli walks Werth on four pitches.
LJS
7:00
Dingers and (bad) defense, theme of the day?
Craig Edwards
7:00
maybe bad bullpens as well
7:01
sneaking suspicion there will be at least one Joey Votto post tomorrow on FG.
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