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Welcome to the new Year of the Pitcher

Apr 5, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT

This was as of 2:50 PM Eastern, but:


Since that screencap, the Braves ended the top of the 6th without scoring despite having two base runners.

I shall now go write my “year of the pitcher” trend piece.

  1. paperlions - Apr 5, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Miguel Cabrera has a 0.000 fielding percentage. One chance, one error.

    • paperlions - Apr 5, 2012 at 3:08 PM

      Oh come on….how is that not pretty funny….even if you are a Tigers fan, you gotta chuckle that he booted the first one, right?

      • The Baseball Idiot - Apr 5, 2012 at 4:11 PM

        Aren’t you one who preaches ‘small sample size’?

        Or is you sense of humor above what you preach?

        I’ll thumbs up one, but thumbs down the other. Help me out.

      • paperlions - Apr 5, 2012 at 4:23 PM

        For Cabrera we don’t have a small sample size on his fielding prowess. He was a bad 3B 5 years ago, and so horrible the next year they moved him to 1B….where he has also been bad. Bad 1B do not make good 3B. Add 5 years and 50-100 pounds to a bad 3B and you generally get a horrible 1B. You don’t need any more data to know he will suck at 3B….now it is just entertainment to see exactly how bad he will be and how stubborn the Tigers will be about keeping him there.

  2. phukyouk - Apr 5, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand the first run of the day is by the Mets. whodathunk?

  3. APBA Guy - Apr 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    I was thinking the same thing when I saw 20 innings had gone by with no runs. Then I looked at the game time temps: 41-50 degrees. Couple that with the # 1 starters going, as Pedro Cerrano might say; “Bats are Cold”.

  4. legacybroken - Apr 5, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Even with Miggy muffing balls hit his way. Verlander is picking up where he left off last season.

  5. mianfr - Apr 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Thank you, Jose Bautista, for your absurd power.

    It really just looked sad when the only home run on the first multi-game opening day was hit by Jack Hannahan…

  6. icanspeel - Apr 5, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Already two 1-0 finals with Cubs v Nationals in the 8th at 1-0 and a Padres game later at Petco which can easily become a 1-0 affair too.

  7. leerosenthall - Apr 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    It’s official: Phils and Mets both win 1-0.

    How long before the stories about the REAL end of doping in MLB post the Ryan Braun results?

  8. missthedayswhenwedidnthavetologin - Apr 5, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Billy Corgan!

  9. cltjump - Apr 5, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    Ugh. Such a crappy way to end that game. However bad the offense sucks, though, I was just extremely happy to see Hanson come back and pitch shutout ball for a few innings. He seemed to be hitting his spots and the curveball he’s worked on coupled with his new sinker are a devastating combo.

  10. natstowngreg - Apr 5, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Nats don’t support the SP, then come from behind to win. Seems like this is where they left off last September.

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