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Meeting a real powerhouse in these Braves. And wouldn't you know it, looks like we'll be missing Eloy for a while, who suffered an abductor strain yesterday. What else is new.
 

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I'm looking for all the ex-braves to have a big days and for Bummer to come in and take an L.
 

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I'm looking for all the ex-braves to have a big days and for Bummer to come in and take an L.
Still scratching my head over what the Braves saw in Bummer to give up what they did. Maybe they thought there were getting the '19-'22 version and simply dismissed his gawd awful '23 season. Now it's possible that none of the 5 players received in exchange will ever amount to much. But just collectively they should way more than match whatever Bummer contributes to the Braves. BTW, he hasn't exactly got off to a killer start. He already has a loss in one of his two relief appearances.
 

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Still scratching my head over what the Braves saw in Bummer to give up what they did. Maybe they thought there were getting the '19-'22 version and simply dismissed his gawd awful '23 season. Now it's possible that none of the 5 players received in exchange will ever amount to much. But just collectively they should way more than match whatever Bummer contributes to the Braves. BTW, he hasn't exactly got off to a killer start. He already has a loss in one of his two relief appearances.
Bummer has unusually good stuff, but he goes long periods - not knowing where his pitches are going. Statistically - hits off Bummer don't have much exit velocity - but with his strong spin on the balls - the fielders don't get a good read on where it's going.
 

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So THAT's the difference between a team like the Tigers and one like the Braves.
 

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Bummer has unusually good stuff, but he goes long periods - not knowing where his pitches are going. Statistically - hits off Bummer don't have much exit velocity - but with his strong spin on the balls - the fielders don't get a good read on where it's going.
I actually think he has decent control but he is afraid to throw the ball in the zone. Batters bail his ass regularly by chasing the slider down and away lefties and down and in to righties
 

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I actually think he has decent control but he is afraid to throw the ball in the zone. Batters bail his ass regularly by chasing the slider down and away lefties and down and in to righties
Hmmm - that's a valid view - kind of the opposite of the way I've been looking at it.
 

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Meanwhile - Oscar Colas is just ripping it up for week 1 in AAA. Batting .545 with an OPS of 1.589

Baseball is a funny game.
 

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Sox get shutout in two of their 1st four games. Not a big stretch to say in the early going that our bats are not trending in the right direction.
 

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Sox get shutout in two of their 1st four games. Not a big stretch to say in the early going that our bats are not trending in the right direction.
I bet the Braves -1.5 run line.

Full 9 innings have to complete for run line bets on draftkings. Bet was ruled "void" even though it was 9-0 in the 8th inning when the game was called and officially ruled an ATL victory by that score.

More pissed about that than the White Sox being awful. I know how bad we are. This never was a "season". Never was going to be.
 

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Smell that? That's the smell of Victory! Sox win today and get off the snide.
 

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Smell that? That's the smell of Victory! Sox win today and get off the snide.

Our "ace" vs Reynaldo Lopez.

It's now or never boys.
 

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Welp. We survived. A rare dub baby.
 

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Hats off to Crochet - Kopech - DeJong -and Vaughn. Grifol even made good managing calls. Go Sox!
 

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I understand that Grifol and Kopech have been close this season - as Grifol has encouraged Kopech to be a closer. Tonight - Grifol left Kopech out there with no one warming up in the bullpen to sink or swim his save opportunity. Kopech has great stuff - it is always his temperament that starts to affect his performance. Grifol gave Kopech an opportunity to gain some confidence - and it worked out tonight. Unlike my friend Iddy - I can see Kopech in a Liam Hendriks closer role. I'd like to see him grow as a professional.
 

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Crochet is good.
 
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