Normally I’m not a hard critic of the game early on in the cycle before they work out the kinks, but the last RS I played holy $&@! was it infuriating. I had the 99 Kluber pitching and he was dominating as per usual, but come around the six the inning my opponent who had struck out eight times already turned into a foul ball and check swing machine. I couldn’t strike him out and he got four brutal hits that inning including one that was very early on a cutter in the left hand batters box that I don’t know how he physically made contact with. Then as soon as Kluber starts to lose confidence my pitches start floating. Slurve to Gallo down in with perfect input ends being an absolute floater that gets destroyed for a three run bomb. I wasn’t happy but I knew I got Degrom out of the game and I was only down one, so it could be overcome. Then a weak grounder up the middle that was very early on a cutter away and then the cutter in the other batters box that he pulls to left for a single and here comes Giambi. I decided to leave Kluber in (not my best decision) because he was coming up the next inning. My opponent precedes to foul off four pitches after getting him to two strikes and then a perfect input high and away sinker ends up over the middle and in the stands, at which point I decided I’d had enough of the show for one day.
Sorry for the rant, but I needed to vent after that disgrace. And yes I do know the foul balls aren’t as bad as last year and that many other things in this game need fixing (pitching), but this wasn’t right.