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Willthiswork

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Cole recovered with a solid outing yesterday against the Astros.
9 inning complete game. 3 hits. 2 BBs. 12 Ks. 0 runs.

A much better mix of his off-speed stuff (change, curve, slider). That's a good sign. Assuming he was using the sticky stuff, this outing shows he's adjusted and is confident throwing those pitches again.

99 mph heater on the 129th pitch of the game to close it out.
View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1414047148002394117
He needed that.

He was strong as hell all night. But to win that way against the Astros offense is huge for his confidence going forward.
 

Hauler

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Reds are making some noise. Sitting at 47-42 and have won 8/10.

They are in 2nd place, 5 games back from the Brewers. This is a huge part in the year due to some very odd scheduling, as the Reds play the Brewers 7 times in a row. 4 @ MIL prior to the All Star Break, then 3 vs MIL immediately after the break. Reds have taken 2 of 3 so far in the first series.

Last night they got one over on Brewers stud Josh Hader in the 9th when Suarez knocked his 18th HR with a 418 ft oppo moonshot.

View: https://twitter.com/i/status/1414055785647296518
So same scenario.
Tie game in the 9th right now.

Hader pitching. Suarez up.
Up and in - Suarez blasted with a 98 mph FB.

You wouldn't think that's intentional in that situation but....
 

Hauler

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Ohtani just hit one in BP up to the 4th deck. That's gotta be 530 ft.
 
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Hauler

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Some of these big dudes might gas out. Joey Gallo is gonna look like Kimbo and DADA 5000 out there after he takes about 15 swings. Plus the fans are going to be booing the shit out of him cause he has Trevor Story in the 1st round.

Some are taking Gallo to win it all, but I like Trevor Story at +170 in the 1st round.

Yes, I'm a degenerate. I bet on the HR Derby.
 

Hauler

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Easiest bet I think is the OVER on the 519.5 feet mark.
-150
 

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Didn't they have a live band during this thing last time? Hopefully they gave up on that stupid idea.
 

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Oh no. They have a fucking DJ again.
So fucking annoying.

Can't even understand the announcer because that shit music is so distracting.
 

Hauler

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Oh good - they turned it down. They need to just unplug his turntable.
 

Willthiswork

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I wish that Judge or Giancarlo were in it this year. 117mph exit velo would be nasty.


Of course they would end up on the DL with torn everything if they competed so it's probably for the best this way.
 

Hauler

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glad they got rid of that "wait until it lands" rule that everyone ignored anyway.

fuck those kids. half the fun is watching them run into each other. adding another ball makes it all that more fun.
 

Hauler

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damnnnnnn
I think Mancini just won me $20
 

Willthiswork

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I hope they stop showing other players standing and watching and will just show the flight.
 

Hauler

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I took Story here even though Gallo is def the better power guy.

Banking on some hometown love and Gallo gassing the fuck out.
 

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They need to have tracers and distance popups just like in they do in MLB The Show derby.
 

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ESPN2 has the statcast edition. this might be better.
 

Willthiswork

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Hitters shouldn't be allowed to use anything to aide their grip if pitchers can't.
 

Hauler

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much better version. Story hit a 518 moonshot in that round.