NFR First time sweep...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by KerryS, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. _WW_

    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    Wasn't it Parcells that said "You are what your record says you are."

    Being a closer is a unique situation and a close opportunity only happens under certain conditions. But let's look at yesterday. He comes in with a two run lead, three empty bases, and needing to get three outs. He starts the first guy off with three balls and in the process gets the strike zone perimeter defined to him by the ump. Then what happens? He paints that zone with three fast ball strikes.

    One out. That was the easy one.

    After that six pitch performance what do you think the next hitter is looking for?

    And the rest of those pitchers gave up six runs.
    I suppose the team scoring five runs with two outs in the ninth to win the 1st game 5-3 was overly dramatic too.
    Nobody gets all bent when Felix gets dramatic...
    Rodney is 38-3 in save opportunities, which as of today puts him in the top five, if not the top three in the league. I'll take that kind of luck any day!
     
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  2. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Yesterday's game was an awesome radio game. I mean sure TV would have been better, but good lord I didn't hear a word my wife said to me in the bottom of the ninth when we were driving with the ballgame on. It was awesome.
     
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    That was an awesome weekend of Mariners baseball. The fact that all 3 starters struggled and the bullpen was stellar and the offense just scored runs!

    Friday night's 5-run 9th inning may have been just the confidence booster the club needed to push them into the final month of the season and the playoffs!

    Go M's!!! Go Ackley!
     
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    Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    A WIN is a WIN period! Go fish! ( and M's and Hawks!) :)
     
  5. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    The M's haven't earned respect, yet. 10 years of putting out a garbage team in the name of making a profit ain't how you earn respect from a fan base. Just because they're playing well doesn't mean we can't still have our doubts.​
     
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    PT Physhicist

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    Seattleites support mediocrity at every level. Being ok is just fine. We are some of the most vanilla fans in the world. Expecting more shouldn't be looked down on.
     
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    Rodney is on the edge of combustion at all times but he can be downright unhittable when he is on. 98 on the black followed up by a mid 80s change with movement, wow!

    I'm so excited for winning baseball to be back. A playoff push would go a long way to bringing the fans back. I can see the change already but I'm excited for this to continue. I'll be going to several games down the stretch.

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    I predicted a .500 season..... we still have enough games to get there!
    :D
     
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    I wondered how Charles was holding up after learning of this Mariner sweep of the Sox.
     
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    His record speaks for itself. I agree closers are an unstable bunch. Unless you have a Mariano Rivera on your rooster.
     
  11. Richard Torres

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    5 more hours of time on the water than i've had lately. I'd take those hours of "quality skunk time" any day of the week.
     
  12. Richard Torres

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    One game at a time.....
     
  13. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    PT, just because you have your ten year rooted opinion doesn't change the fact that they are in contention now and with a month to go really are able to control their own fate for a change. You may not find that enough change for refreshment. I certainly do.
     
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    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    And without any further ado, Fernando Rodney takes the hill with a 2-2 tie in the 10th, walks four batters, walking in the go ahead run for the Athletics. Three up, three down in the M's 10th, now a full game back of the A's in the AL wildcard. Thanks Fernando, ever think of just throwing something down the middle of the damned plate and let your defense have some input on the games outcome?
     
  15. KerryS

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    Come on Ed, obviously Fernando was setting them up for the 11th. Not his fault the Mariners didn't score in the bottom of the inning.