Game #11- Houston Astros @ Arizona Diamondbacks. 08/04/20

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  1. BC867

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    Five new players in the field for the D-backs.

    And, can you believe this, Jake Lamb is now playing 3B,
    a position that he botched.

    They now have only one position player on the bench
    for the rest of the game in the 6th. That is stupid!

    Is that Lovullo's attempt to blame the whole team for
    his incompetence?

    If he is waving the white flag, good. Wake up, Hazen.
    It's time to put him out of his misery.
     
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    Torey pulls five of his starters after the fifth.

    Throwing in the towel?

    Trying to send a message?
     
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    He hasn’t been an ace in 4 years. We really overrated this roster.
     
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    I feel for Steve and BB, who have to remain serious while announcing this travesty.
     
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    The Astros pitcher, Javier, was just brought up from the Minors.

    But, as Steve just said, he has been in control of the D-backs all game.

    But it is not only that our pitchers have given up 8 runs, but that the
    hitters have scored only 1.
     
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    Season to date.

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    Well, that stunk.
     
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    The way this team is playing it should have opted out of the season. Hitting and SP (with exception of Kelly) have been equally awful so far this year.
     
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    Seemed about right to me
     
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    As I stated in a post earlier, mad bum is appropriately named...bum.

    No other excuses required.

    Just a cute nickname at this point.
     
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    As a small market team, our Diamondbacks can only obtain a "superstar" (in this case, an Ace starter) who has entered
    the twilight of his career.

    Unless we're willing to trade our best position player, Ketel Marte, which we better not be!
     
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    How do we define small market?
     
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    I would say . . . in the eyes of the baseball world and (as a result of) the D-backs and Suns
    acting like small market teams.

    And, with a higher percent of our population having moved here from other locations
    and taking longer to transfer their loyalty to our "home town" teams.

    In terms of metropolitan area population, the last time I checked the Suns status, The
    Valley of the Sun came in right in the middle of the pack in terms of population. Even
    though Phoenix ranks higher among cities, the fan base clearly comes from the whole Valley.
     
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    Phoenix is the nations 5th largest city but still acts and is thought of as a small town to most.
     

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