2017 Opening Day Live Blog Extravaganza
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Craig Edwards
8:38
He's still going to hit a lot of homers. Maybe Kershaw had a talk with Jack Morris about how to pitch to the score.
Zach
8:38
It only took me an inning and a half of watching baseball to see a ridiculously low pitch called a strike. Is there any real reason to expect MLB to shrink/raise the zone?
Craig Edwards
8:39
not that likely. It's pretty hard to do league-wide and given the union didn't agree to it, there would have to be a pretty crazy conspiracy. That said, i do think the the lowest part of the zone should be a few inches higher.
Paul Sporer
8:39
I don't know for sure re: Kluber, but I do recall ppl being worried about him at some point in every April
Craig Edwards
8:41
4 walks for Darvish so far.
CB
8:42
Seems like Yu is having trouble locating tonight
Craig Edwards
8:44
that's 5 now.
8:45
He's walked 6 batters five times before.
Tyler
8:47
Lindor dbp with bases loaded no outs hurts big time
Craig Edwards
8:48
yeah that was a big break.
Krombopulos Michael
8:48
i love yu
Craig Edwards
8:48
i know
Shirtless George Brett
8:50
Why Is Seattle playing Jarrod Dyson in LF instead of CF? Is his not a much better CF than Martin?
Craig Edwards
8:50
I don't think it matters all that much, but they might just be going with some stability.
Hot Takes are Dumb
8:51
Other than Greinke, have any of these aces who have been hit hard (Tanaka, Kluber, Darvish) been dealing with diminished velocity?
Craig Edwards
8:51
i know there were reports early on Lester, though he didn't really get hit hard.
Paul Sporer
8:51
Ya I'm not sure Dyson is SOO much better that he must start in CF over Martin
I know the metrics love Dyson
Minty
8:52
Where does Mazara go from here developmentally?
Craig Edwards
8:53
i think you hope for more power. He hit 20 homers, but only had 13 doubles last year. Those need to go up, especially in that park.
Da Bum
8:55
What was the batted ball speed on Bregmans hit?
Craig Edwards
8:55
85. It is a hit just 13% of the time.
Yo-Yo
8:56
STL has locked up most positions now, except for 3B and LF (and they've got Gyorko and Grichuk under team control for years). There's still a sizeable gap between them and CHC. How in the world do they plan on closing that gap?
Craig Edwards
8:56
Starting pitching and they need at least one star position player.
Waffles
8:57
Is there a place we can pull statcast from for specific plays?
Craig Edwards
8:57
there is a gamefeed drop down at baseball savant
@Yo-Yo
8:57
Carlos Martinez: Cy Young award winner
Craig Edwards
8:58
still kershaw's to lose, but you have to be encouraged by last night's game.
9:01
it's kind of amazing the darvish has gotten through six innings in 86 pitches while walking 5 batters
Buxton
9:01
It's one game, but 3 K's on opening day for Buxton has got to be a real bad sign. Is he going to settle in as at least a scratch hitter who plays great CF?
Paul Sporer
9:01
Very high on Carlos Martinez this year and not just because of last night's awesomeness. He's on the ace track.
Phillies Bullpen
9:01
Benoit pitching in the 6th inning mean he's got no shot at saves?
Paul Sporer
9:02
It's the stock answer, but it's also apt: it's just one day. Bullpens are remarkably fluid. Neris is almost certainly the next-in-line, but Benoit has done it before and managers often value that (too highly)
Craig Edwards
9:04
i wouldn't worry to much about one game. Duffy struck out 8.
Da Bum
9:04
In terms of catching the Cubs, I don't see the Cards being better on paper for awhile but championships arent won on paper. Yankees should have won 10 straight or so but didn't. Get to the playoffs and take your chances there.
Pie
9:06
I'm short on closers, and have Hanley to cover first. Should I trade Matt Carpenter for Kenley Jansen? And if no, what if I add in Salvy Perez (as an upgrade over my Brian McCann, 12 team 1 catcher league)
Craig Edwards
9:06
getting to the playoffs is important, but the division still gives you a much better shot, and the cubs still have a big advantage.
Trevor Gobble
9:06
So happy I know about that gamefeed drop down at baseball savant now. Thank you Craig
Paul Sporer
9:06
Can't get a much better closer than Kenley. Get it done!
Craig Edwards
9:06
no problem.
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