2016 Opening Day Live Blog
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The Hamburglar
3:03
More players should wear striped socks. So sharp.
august fagerstrom
3:03
More players should wear their socks up in general
Kvn
3:03
He might have tried to. It is why the infield fly rule exists.
august fagerstrom
3:03
Seemed pretty clear on replay that he just biffed it
David Freese's footwork at third base makes me uncomfortable
IsIt2016Yet?
3:05
Have to think Liriano is done now, yeah?
august fagerstrom
3:05
Cardinals can only pinch-hit lefties to lead off, and Carpenter is next up, so maybe not terrible to let him start the 7th, actually
3:06
or they could just go to a lefty. got three in the pen
Ryan
3:06
Sorry if I missed any earlier discussion, but WHY do announcers insist Liriano is a strike thrower? LOWEST Zone% of all qualified SP last season.
august fagerstrom
3:07
do announcers insist this? Switching around audio feeds, I've heard 2 of the 4 mention how much he works outside the zone actually
Noel
3:07
The downfall of mlb.tv is watching the same commercial over and over. LG phone commercial, i hate you.
august fagerstrom
3:07
Yeah I forgot about this
IsIt2016Yet?
3:08
Re: Freese's footwork: Hearing Kang ready in 2-3 weeks so he'll be on the bench and platooning w/Jason at 1B shortly.
august fagerstrom
3:08
This is the plan, yes
goodness gracious
that's about as far as you can hit a ball and not get a homer
Also that's an IPHR for how many players in the Pirates lineup?
3:09
Cutch, Marte, Polanco, Harrison all for sure, right?
Owen S
3:09
Do you ever get anxious when you write a piece for fgraphs?
august fagerstrom
3:09
I'm constantly anxious about what my next piece will be
Jeff
3:09
Holliday is a really bad outfielder.
IsIt2016Yet?
3:09
As a not-Cardinals fan, I *love watching Holiday play LF in PNC.
3:10
Hm. I don't get *any* commercials on MLB.TV. Just a black screen until game resumes.
august fagerstrom
3:10
Would rather have this. I just mute it every time
Bad Hermit
3:10
Is Cutch still fast? I know his defense isn't great at least.
august fagerstrom
3:11
Certainly above-average. His defense isn't good because he has a bad arm and gets poor first steps in center
3:12
Impressive take by Polanco on that 3-2 curve. That was well-spotted
Scott
3:13
Tremendous AB by Polanco
IsIt2016Yet?
3:13
Polanco seemed to "get" Waino's gameplan there.
biggskinny
3:15
Would Marte make a decent CF or will the pirates just have to stick with Cutch?
august fagerstrom
3:15
Pirates have the largest left field in baseball, which I've heard is a reason they keep Marte there
3:16
Wow! What a throw by Grichuk
Bad Hermit
3:16
Last year McCutchen BsR: -1.1. Last year Cervelli BsR: -0.7.
august fagerstrom
3:16
Baserunning ability =/= speed
what the hell was that slide
Incredulous Doubter
3:17
That slide was nowhere near as bad as Marte's faceplant last year
august fagerstrom
3:18
did not know about this
Marte has a gangly body
Sorry, Polanco
Seems like one of those awkwardly athletic types
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