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BillyKochFanClub

Zunino is 0 for his last 25, with 19 Ks, and doesn’t have a hit in the month of May.

Are we sure the Sox didn’t sign him and he just accidently went to the wrong clubhouse?

StockroomSnail

Rick is gonna claim the shit out of him when they cut him.

As Cirensica

Add another K

Right Size Wrong Shape

I’m enjoying the return of Guaranteed Rate Gavin.

Right Size Wrong Shape

Hanser doesn’t have the fat guy strength that it seems like he should have. He’ll put a violent swing on one, and it usually comes off of his bat like he hit it with a wet newspaper.

He’s not Uribe strong.

As Cirensica

A Gavin Sheets hitting homers is a Gavin Sheets that can play. When Eloy comes back, we are gonna have an interesting problem.

HallofFrank

Someone floated trying Burger at 2B on another thread. That’s almost certainly a bad idea but it’d make for a fun experiment. Is the offensive upgrade of Sheets/Burger over Andrus worth the defensive downgrade of Burger instead of Andrus?

It’s such a low defensive bar for Burger to jump over, but I don’t think he does it.

As Cirensica

I replied to that comment jocosely that I would put Burger on 3B and Yoan in 2B

HallofFrank

My fantasy team is feeling an altered version of this roster squeeze. I somehow ended up with Devers, Moncada, and Burger, with one 3B spot and one UTL spot. Moncada has more P/G in this format so my current strategy is to bench Burger. But it’s delightfully painful watching him hit HR seemingly every night.

StockroomSnail

My instincts to root against Clevinger are overriding my instincts to root for the Sox.

Just remember, he’s only one a-hole. The Guardians probably have lots of them.

My instincts to root against Cleveland also remain strong.

They actually made me feel sorry for TLR briefly last season with their low class division clinching celebration. Making me feel anything positive for that guy is reason enough to root against them.

It’s weird to dunk on a loser franchise when you’re a loser franchise.

As Cirensica

With Davis Martin out, it’s becoming even more conflicting

StockroomSnail

That legendary Hahn depth!

As Cirensica

Man…Burger power is unreal. The ball reaches the bleachers quickly
I am enjoying this line up.

Adam

A Hanser walk…sox bashing homers….what is this?

StockroomSnail

It sucks that Tim is forced to play hurt.

As Cirensica

Remember when Jake Burger couldn’t hit RHP?
Yeah, me neither.

HallofFrank

Coming into tonight, he was at 136 wRC+ vs RHP. That’s best on the team (60 PAs or more).

He has a laughable 244 wRC+ vs LHP. That ties Barry Bonds’ career high for wRC+ in a season. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

StockroomSnail

BURGER BONDS

As Cirensica

Speaking of Bonds, Burger’s SLG% is .727 👀

As Cirensica

I mean, the leader in the Majors is Brent Rooker with .627
Just….wow. Burger is hitting 8th

StockroomSnail

That… was a really bad 0-2 pitch

StockroomSnail

Moncada looking downright frisky.

Adam

People keep talking Burger at 2nd. But have we considered slapping the catchers gear on him? He’s a big dude. Come on. He’s the future of offensive catchers

StockroomSnail

If he were snorlax sized it might work.

StockroomSnail

Yaz needs another IL stint. Timmy too.

BillyKochFanClub

I know they aren’t very good, but I’m not used to the Guardians playing this poorly against the Sox. They’ve pantsed the Sox for about a decade no matter how good they were, so this is foreign to me.

And a whole lot of fun. I could get used to this if the Sox want to keep this up.

StockroomSnail

This division will poop out a playoff participant.

As Cirensica

More like fart out a playoff participant

StockroomSnail

They will be flushed or dissipate quickly, I’m sure.

StockroomSnail

Getting greedy leaving Clevinger out there.

As Cirensica

Probably 2 batters too many for Clevinger.

StockroomSnail

Reylo coming out to Michael Meyers theme?

Reylo in high stakes is scary.

a-t

God, Pedro’s bullpen decisions drive me up a wall. Clevinger arguably shoulda been done after 6, but he definitely shoulda been yanked sooner, and the guy coming in should be one of the GOOD relievers.

StockroomSnail

Watching AL Central teams trying to score should be considered a war crime.

a-t

Different approach from Reynaldo tonight— using the whole starter’s aresenal with all of slider, curve, and change making appearances. Makes the fastball’s primary attribute, velo, that much more apparent. Now if only he could throw strikes with it

StockroomSnail

He misses by feet

a-t

Okay, I’ll take that. Can’t complain too much about an outing of 2K, popout, and walk. Not his fault Pedro left Clevinger in 2 batters too early

BillyKochFanClub

Pedro keeps opting to ride or die with Lopez and I don’t know what he’s done to earn that trust from Grifol. Thank goodness the Cleveland offense is such a dumpster fire.

Last edited 9 months ago by BillyKochFanClub
FishSox

It’s not like he doesn’t have better options.

As Cirensica

That strike out ….the umpire was way off. Ridiculous call.

Adam

Gavins been getting hosed all game. That ejection was warranted

GrinnellSteve

I’m glad Sheets let him have it. That was a terrible sequence for that clown.

StockroomSnail

FishSox

It was yesterday also.

Adam

This version of Joe Kelly is so awesome

a-t

95mpg knuckle curves are sickening stuff

Last edited 9 months ago by a-t
a-t

It’s nice that Joe Kelly is totally lights out now

As Cirensica

Joe Kelly quietly shaking off the Kelvim Herrera ghost

StockroomSnail

Burger wheels!

As Cirensica

I love Burger.

a-t

Oh yea Jake that’s the trademark killer speed

StockroomSnail

Damn walks

FishSox

How does Jake Burger have more career triples than Robert?