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sox1901AL
07-05-2004, 09:06 AM
:whiner: Marte threw me a ball last year in Detroit, so I favor him somewhat. However, if we are going to lose in a game, don't walk in the winning runner. You look so foolish doing so; at least let them "hit it, to win it!" Hey Cub fan's, ":cool: YOUR SCOREBOARD SUCKS!:angry:

viagracat
07-05-2004, 11:56 AM
:welcome:

Enjoy WSI.

pudge
07-05-2004, 01:32 PM
As soon as Marte came in with the bases loaded, I said "He's gonna walk in the winning run." Of course, nobody was there to hear me say it. But what I've noticed is that it typically takes at least one batter for Marte to settle in. He always seems to be a tad wild with the first hitter. I was hoping they'd just let Shingo try to get a ground ball. It was Shingo's mess, you might as well let him try to get out of it.

Soxzilla
07-05-2004, 01:47 PM
Can't blame this loss on Marte.

Marte also threw about 2 extra strikes that walker fouled off.

pudge
07-05-2004, 02:12 PM
Can't blame this loss on Marte.

Marte also threw about 2 extra strikes that walker fouled off.
I'm not by any means, and you're right, it was a good battle - but in the end, he still walked him, and that last pitch was not even close.

Soxzilla
07-05-2004, 02:44 PM
I'm not by any means, and you're right, it was a good battle - but in the end, he still walked him, and that last pitch was not even close.
Yeah, I wasn't really directing that towards you or anyone, that was just my general opinion.

And while that pitch wasn't even close, that is an incredibly tough situation for marte to come in on (40,000 fans screaming their heads off, 1 out w/ bases loaded, bottom of the ninth tie game). And walker turned a horrible at bat into a brilliant at bat, he got the job done.

But oh well, at least we have randy johnson to thank for keeping us in first.

Paulwny
07-05-2004, 03:04 PM
[QUOTE=Soxzilla] And while that pitch wasn't even close, that is an incredibly tough situation for marte to come in on (40,000 fans screaming their heads off, 1 out w/ bases loaded, bottom of the ninth tie game). And walker turned a horrible at bat into a brilliant at bat, he got the job done.
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And these are exactly the type of situations relievers find themselves in during the play-offs/ws. You need to be able to throw a strike.

Jjav829
07-05-2004, 03:14 PM
As soon as Marte came in with the bases loaded, I said "He's gonna walk in the winning run." Of course, nobody was there to hear me say it. But what I've noticed is that it typically takes at least one batter for Marte to settle in. He always seems to be a tad wild with the first hitter. I was hoping they'd just let Shingo try to get a ground ball. It was Shingo's mess, you might as well let him try to get out of it.
I don't know about anyone else but when Marte started ino his windup and stepped off on the 3-2 count before he walked Walker, I knew it was over. You could just tell he wasn't going to throw a strike there and I'm sure Walker had the exact same thought.

Paulwny
07-05-2004, 03:24 PM
I don't know about anyone else but when Marte started ino his windup and stepped off on the 3-2 count before he walked Walker, I knew it was over. You could just tell he wasn't going to throw a strike there and I'm sure Walker had the exact same thought.
Yep, plus after stepping off he took a deep breath to calm himself, it was over.