Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Jay Kirk

Jay Kirk Baseball Thread since 2017: The 2020 season, Nationals Repeat?

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, Jay Kirk said:

Lol ill raise your Cubs and hand me the Cards . Cards have a very important factor besides a very dangerous line up. The third best bull pen in the MLB . Anything can happen , and if they bench Carpenter for the hot hand , it bolsters their offense greatly. They wont wait long to do it. My guess if he doesn't pick it during current series.

Until they can get Wacha out of the starting rotation for good, the Cardinals will struggle.   

I think it may be a dogfight till the end, but I think the Cubs will win it.  

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, Myles said:

Until they can get Wacha out of the starting rotation for good, the Cardinals will struggle.   

I think it may be a dogfight till the end, but I think the Cubs will win it.  

Like I posted earlier. I think it is 50/50 at this point on who wins the division. IMO the Cards have the slightly better pitching, the Cubs bullpen is really bad at times. That is why I think the Cards will win the division if I had to decide. Lineup vs lineup is pretty even. Both teams on any given day can explode for 6 or 7 runs. The 2 teams play 7 times in the last week and a half of the season. 4 are at Wrigley which helps but the last 3 games of the season are at St Louis where the Cubs struggle on the road.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

It's 50/50 at this point on who wins the division IMO. It will come down to the head to head games these 2 teams play at the end of the season. I still lean toward the Cards winning the division because their pitching is slightly better and their lineup is just as good. Both lineup's are dangerous. Cubs at worse should get in as a Wildcard.

I sure hope they both make it , don't want them canceling each other out . As far as starters will put Flaherty and Hudson against anyone in the league right now Hudson pitched 6 and 2/3 of no no last night against a left handed stacked lineup of the Brewers . Those two have been very impressive over last few weeks. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
40 minutes ago, Myles said:

Until they can get Wacha out of the starting rotation for good, the Cardinals will struggle.   

I think it may be a dogfight till the end, but I think the Cubs will win it.  

Im not a big fan of Wacha  , although he was very adequate last time out . If location is on hes good . 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Jay Kirk said:

I sure hope they both make it , don't want them canceling each other out . As far as starters will put Flaherty and Hudson against anyone in the league right now Hudson pitched 6 and 2/3 of no no last night against a left handed stacked lineup of the Brewers . Those two have been very impressive over last few weeks. 

I think they both make it brother. The Nats may be the other Wildcard surprisingly. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

I think they both make it brother. The Nats may be the other Wildcard surprisingly. 

Looking that way

Cards up 1-0 in 6th over Brewers

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
53 minutes ago, Jay Kirk said:

Looking that way

Cards up 1-0 in 6th over Brewers

Cards are up 5-2 now, Cubs are up 4-3 in the 7th. Believe it or not I am glad the Cards are beating the Brewers haha . That helps put them farther down in the standings. That helps the Cubs for Wildcard purposes if so be. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would rather win the division but making the playoffs no matter how, is the most important thing. Brewers losing helps. If Cards win and we win, we are still only a half game out.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cubs win 5-3 over the Giants, fly the flag the Hozer. There is no place like home. Now 67-58 on the season. Kimbrel looked great in closing the game.

  

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

Cubs win 5-3 over the Giants, fly the flag the Hozer. There is no place like home. Now 67-58 on the season. Kimbrel looked great in closing the game.

  

Yes Kimbrel looked good, Rizzo seems to be getting his swagger back, and Castellanos is a machine, pay the man!!!!

 

4F057BFA-19A5-433C-9DBB-07EB5AE91869.thumb.jpeg.c226553f26f1b8965ce2e4102da246ac.jpeg

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/17/2019 at 9:51 PM, NFLfan said:

 

Reds seem to give other teams a lot of trouble. 

 

Speaking of juiced ball, Pete Alonso has hit 39 HRs and this rookie player for the Reds is the fastest to 11 HR. @hippiejohn must be ecatatic.

Yes, Aquino has been fun. We were at the three home run game. He hot homers in innings 2,3,and 4. Next at bat, with a huge Reds lead, the Cubs pitcher offers 4 crappy curve balls way outside. I was hoping for my second 4 homer game. I have noticed he is getting tons of curves and sliders low and away. We will see if he adjusts.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

even though the Reds will finish third at best, this has been fun watching this pitching staff. This is one fine rotation.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

Cubs playing a wild one at Wrigley tonight. Cubs lead 10-9 in the 7th so far over the Giants. 

And Chatwood is in and just walked his first batter and gave up base hit to the next one. :peek:

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, HOZER said:

And Chatwood is in and just walked his first batter and gave up base hit to the next one. :peek:

Yep here we go again :wall:

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

Jeez! 10-10, get Chatwood out of there!

Out goes Chatwood, in comes Cishek. My word.

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cubs win 12-11 over the Giants, what a game! Kimbrel closes it out throwing some heat. HOLY COW haha . MVP's 2 run HR the difference. Fly the flag Hozer. 10 games above .500 again at 68-58. 4 in a row baby!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cards lost 5-3 in a rain out called after the top of the 8th. Cubs back in 1st place after tonight. NL Central standings heading into August 22nd are:

 

Cubs 68-58

Cards 67-58 (.5 back)

Brewers 65-62 (3.5 back)

 

Here's a question to Cards fans, @Jay Kirk , @Barry Sears, and @Myles, what do you guys think about important games being called after the bottom of the 5th of games? This was called in the bottom of the 8th. In the playoffs it is different, if a game is called because of weather, the 2 teams resume the next day where it left off. Having said that the regular season is different, thoughts?

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

Cards lost 5-3 in a rain out called after the top of the 8th. Cubs back in 1st place after tonight. NL Central standings heading into August 22nd are:

 

Cubs 68-58

Cards 67-58 (.5 back)

Brewers 65-62 (3.5 back)

 

Here's a question to Cards fans, @Jay Kirk , @Barry Sears, and @Myles, what do you guys think about important games being called after the bottom of the 5th of games? This was called in the bottom of the 8th. In the playoffs it is different, if a game is called because of weather, the 2 teams resume the next day where it left off. Having said that the regular season is different, thoughts?

this wasn't addressed to me, but Milwaukee goes to St Louis again second weekend in September. I would have thought they could finish this game then. I think maybe Rob Manfred just wanted a shorter game. Who knows.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 MVP with a hit when it really counted!!!!

 

4F057BFA-19A5-433C-9DBB-07EB5AE91869.thumb.jpeg.c226553f26f1b8965ce2e4102da246ac.jpeg

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

Cards lost 5-3 in a rain out called after the top of the 8th. Cubs back in 1st place after tonight. NL Central standings heading into August 22nd are:

 

Cubs 68-58

Cards 67-58 (.5 back)

Brewers 65-62 (3.5 back)

 

Here's a question to Cards fans, @Jay Kirk , @Barry Sears, and @Myles, what do you guys think about important games being called after the bottom of the 5th of games? This was called in the bottom of the 8th. In the playoffs it is different, if a game is called because of weather, the 2 teams resume the next day where it left off. Having said that the regular season is different, thoughts?

Tough call because I would want consistency.   It'd have to be the same for a team in the playoff hunt as it is for a team not in the playoff hunt.  It'd have to be the same early in the season as well as the last month or so.   I like the idea of completing the game at a later date if the teams play again.  Maybe a formula should be used based on the amount of runs one team is leading by.    

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

Cards lost 5-3 in a rain out called after the top of the 8th. Cubs back in 1st place after tonight. NL Central standings heading into August 22nd are:

 

Cubs 68-58

Cards 67-58 (.5 back)

Brewers 65-62 (3.5 back)

 

Here's a question to Cards fans, @Jay Kirk , @Barry Sears, and @Myles, what do you guys think about important games being called after the bottom of the 5th of games? This was called in the bottom of the 8th. In the playoffs it is different, if a game is called because of weather, the 2 teams resume the next day where it left off. Having said that the regular season is different, thoughts?

 

There's different ways to look at it, but to me, if the two teams will play again before the end of the season, then suspend the game and complete it later.  Even though ALL 162 game count, when it gets to mid-August and later, then the games tend to take on more importance for the teams in contention for a playoff spot.

 

But, as was mentioned, whatever is done needs to be done consistently.  This time the Cardinals are the team that appears to get shortchanged.  We don't know if they would have ended up winning, or if the final result would have been the same.  I haven't had a chance to read any articles on this with opinions offered due to work schedule, but I would think most would have wanted the game suspended and completed later.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pitchers duel so far into the bottom of the third, 0-0.  Hendricks vs former Cub Jeff Samardzija. Always liked the guy, wish he could have stuck, especially with how good he’s been lately. He was a heck of a receiver for Notre Dame too.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah in the playoffs, they resume where the game left off the next day which is the fair thing to do. They had to do this for the playoffs. If a team is up 10-0 for example in the 3rd inning and the rains will not stop, it will not be a do over a game. Teams would resume in the 3rd inning the next day. If a team is down 5-4 in the 8th inning, game would be resumed in the 8th inning the next day. But in the regular season it is the opposite in both cases. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hendricks tosses a gem, and the Cubs sweep the Giants with a 1-0 win!!!

 

 

4F057BFA-19A5-433C-9DBB-07EB5AE91869.thumb.jpeg.c226553f26f1b8965ce2e4102da246ac.jpeg

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NL Central standings as of August 22nd:

 

Cubs 69-58

Cards 67-58 (1 back), play Rockies later tonight

Brewers 65-62 (4 back)

 

-I thought after last season the Brewers fanbase said they would win 100 games in their sleep and win the WS. homer simpson lol GIF

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tom Brady wanted to trademark the nickname "Tom Terrific". 

 

He lost. :scoregood: The US Patent and Trademark office rejected Brady's request to trademark the term. Brady says he was trying to protect Tom Seaver's nickname. Lolol. Spare me, Brady. 

 

Has anyone ever even called him ‘Tom Terrific’?” Mr. Talansky said. “Was ‘Vainglorious Cheater’ already trademarked?”

 

Tom Brady Is No ‘Tom Terrific.’ Any New Yorker Can Tell You That. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/nyregion/tom-brady-seaver-terrific.html

 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This isn't looking good, Cubs down 6-2 in the 6th. The Nationals are better without Harper lmao . They are going to be one of the wildcards IMO and the Phillies may not even make the playoffs :funny:. Right now the Cubs would be the other wildcard based on the standings.

  • Like 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

This isn't looking good, Cubs down 6-2 in the 6th. The Nationals are better without Harper lmao . They are going to be one of the wildcards IMO and the Phillies may not even make the playoffs :funny:. Right now the Cubs would be the other wildcard based on the standings.

Welp, another sucky game. :dunno:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Had Funchess been practing? I thought he had to practice for two weeks before being able to come back?
    • Oh you were right on that one.  I still won, but I missed out on having highest score of the week by .32 points.  Our league pays out for highest weekly scores. 
    • I think there's a danger with any position of getting enamoured with the 40 time, I'd put 3 cone over it certainly. However, as always never go by just one metric, and never put metrics over film.    For all that was written about him being a below average athlete, if you compare  him to some of the 'good' SS's in the league he matches up pretty well:   Willis 4.55s (40)/7.15s (3 Cone) Collins 4.53s (40)/7.53s (3 Cone) Chancellor 4.69s (40)/7.36s (3 Cone) Jones  4.51s (40)/7.43s (3 Cone)  Adams  4.56s (40)/6.96s (3 Cone)    etc etc... 
    • CeeDee Lamb would be the dream pick imo. Reminds me a lot of Hopkins/Thomas, good size, great route runner and hands. Means he could take on a high volume of targets in the short/intermediate range, something I think Frank Reich badly needs (that's why he was high on signing Funchess). Put him on the boundary opposite Hilton and Campbell in the slot and we have serious options. Not as high on Ruggs when we already have Hilton.   I like Mack as a lead back, but not 25 carries a game. I would prefer a legit RB2 to take some of that load off him, preferably a RB to compliments his game, so a heavier, more physical, north/south RB. This draft has options in the mid round.
    • Here's where I think Kelly 'fans' are distressed. To your point we don't know Kelly...fair.  So what do we know.  We know he can run, dude's fast.  We know he has a strong arm, like that.  We know he'll throw downfield and into tight windows, good!  We know he will stand in the pocket, check. We know he has the stuff to go into Alabama with an Ole Miss team and beat em, that no small thing. We also know he has off-field issues maybe he's grown up, don't know but we hear good things from Frank.  So to someone like me, I like what I see and like what I hear...Rally confused.   Here's what we know about Hoyer, he has none of those physical attributes but he's good in the QB room.  Ok, well, I'm good in QB room but you wouldn't want me under center.  There's an obvious hesitation here on the part of Frank and/or Chris to make Kelly a part of the permanent roster, they will likely cut him again and hope he clears waivers over Hoyer, that to me is absolutely stunning.  Either, Kelly is an off the field nightmare we shouldn't be investing in OR he should be at worst QB2. Hoyer is simply not good, we can get his level of performance literally anywhere, he's the prototypical failed backup and those are readily available on the cheap. I wouldn't understand keeping him over a contract when he weakens the team relative to someone like Kelly on game day.  So to a previous posters comment, why is Kelly here?  If he is such an integrity issue it's not our job to make a man out of him while he occupies a spot.  If he's is good enough physically, which he is, and he's on this roster, which he is, he should stay up and get some first team reps, as all back ups should and see how matures.  It starting to feel like some ego at play here.  All in all, our leadership was ill-prepared to deal with Brissett going down and choked this week in prep.  It's my hope we dump Hoyer who is useless and keep Kelly at QB2, I don't think that will happen.  My 2+ cents.
  • Members

    • lincolndefan

      lincolndefan 2

      New Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • CantBeStopped

      CantBeStopped 444

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • CS Coltsfan

      CS Coltsfan 27

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Nadine

      Nadine 7,757

      Administrators
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Franklin County

      Franklin County 468

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Colt.45

      Colt.45 76

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • jskinnz

      jskinnz 5,456

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Nate!

      Nate! 77

      New Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • TheMiz

      TheMiz 121

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • jimmy g

      jimmy g 420

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
×
×
  • Create New...