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The Braves defeated the Marlins by a score of 5-4 - Mon, Sep 21 @ 07:10 PM EDT

2020.09.22 04:41 Blooper_Bot The Braves defeated the Marlins by a score of 5-4 - Mon, Sep 21 @ 07:10 PM EDT

Marlins @ Braves - Mon, Sep 21

Game Status: Game Over - Score: 5-4 Braves

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Marlins Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Dickerson, C - LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .253 .312 .414
a-Brinson - RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .261 .309 .432
2 Marte, S - CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .290 .348 .438
3 Aguilar - 1B 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 .276 .347 .441
1-Harrison - PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .140 .213 .233
4 Joyce - LF 4 1 0 0 1 2 2 .239 .341 .327
5 Anderson, B - 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 .267 .354 .467
6 Cooper - DH 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 .283 .366 .505
7 Rojas - SS 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 .343 .439 .562
8 Berti - 2B 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .250 .382 .350
9 Alfaro - C 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .241 .292 .373
Totals 34 4 9 4 6 8 19
Marlins
a-Walked for Dickerson, C in the 8th. 1-Ran for Aguilar in the 9th.
BATTING: 2B: Dickerson, C (5, Martin). TB: Aguilar 2; Alfaro 2; Anderson, B; Cooper; Dickerson, C 2; Marte, S; Rojas. RBI: Aguilar (31); Alfaro (16); Anderson, B (36); Cooper (17). 2-out RBI: Alfaro. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dickerson, C; Marte, S 2; Joyce; Berti 2; Alfaro. GIDP: Marte, S. Team RISP: 4-for-13. Team LOB: 10.
FIELDING: DP: (Anderson, B-Berti-Aguilar).
Braves Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Acuña Jr. - RF 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 .261 .424 .616
2 Freeman - 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .340 .460 .624
3 Ozuna - LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .316 .403 .592
Inciarte - CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .284 .282
4 d'Arnaud - DH 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .336 .396 .559
5 Duvall - LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .247 .306 .576
6 Albies - 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .269 .299 .484
7 Riley, A - 3B 4 0 1 2 0 1 2 .239 .296 .422
8 Flowers - C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .237 .338 .390
9 Swanson - SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .266 .336 .430
Totals 31 5 8 5 3 11 16
Braves
BATTING: 2B: Riley, A (7, Rogers); Swanson (14, Rogers); Acuña Jr. (10, Rogers). TB: Acuña Jr. 2; Albies 2; d'Arnaud; Duvall; Ozuna; Riley, A 2; Swanson 2. RBI: Acuña Jr. (28); Albies (15); d'Arnaud (34); Riley, A 2 (26). 2-out RBI: Albies; Riley, A 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swanson; Flowers. GIDP: d'Arnaud. Team RISP: 5-for-13. Team LOB: 5.
FIELDING: DP: 2 (Swanson-Albies-Freeman; Melancon-Freeman-Swanson).
Marlins Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Rogers (L, 1-2) 4.0 8 5 5 2 6 0 91-60 6.84
Stanek 2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 34-23 5.40
Vincent 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9-7 2.18
Hoyt 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6-6 1.35
Totals 8.0 8 5 5 3 11 0
Braves Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Ynoa 3.0 5 3 3 1 1 0 54-39 5.82
Matzek (W, 4-3) 2.0 0 0 0 2 3 0 40-21 3.04
O'Day (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 24-10 0.60
Martin (H, 6) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 22-16 0.53
Greene (H, 9) 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 20-12 2.92
Smith, W (H, 6) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7-3 4.50
Melancon (S, 11) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9-9 2.18
Totals 9.0 9 4 4 6 8 0
Game Info
WP: Ynoa.
HBP: Berti (by O'Day).
Pitches-strikes: Rogers 91-60; Stanek 34-23; Vincent 9-7; Hoyt 6-6; Ynoa 54-39; Matzek 40-21; O'Day 24-10; Martin 22-16; Greene 20-12; Smith, W 7-3; Melancon 9-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rogers 4-0; Stanek 0-2; Vincent 0-2; Hoyt 2-0; Ynoa 5-2; Matzek 1-2; O'Day 2-0; Martin 1-0; Greene 1-0; Smith, W 0-0; Melancon 1-1.
Batters faced: Rogers 21; Stanek 7; Vincent 3; Hoyt 3; Ynoa 14; Matzek 8; O'Day 5; Martin 4; Greene 5; Smith, W 2; Melancon 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Smith, W 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Sean Barber. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Alan Porter.
Weather: 66 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R To L.
First pitch: 7:10 PM.
T: 3:30.
Venue: Truist Park.
September 21, 2020
Inning Scoring Play Score
Top 1 Jesus Aguilar singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Ronald Acuna. Starling Marte scores. 1-0 MIA
Top 1 Brian Anderson singles on a ground ball to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Jesus Aguilar scores. Matt Joyce to 2nd. 2-0 MIA
Top 1 Garrett Cooper singles on a line drive to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Matt Joyce scores. Brian Anderson to 2nd. 3-0 MIA
Bottom 1 Travis d'Arnaud singles on a ground ball to third baseman Brian Anderson. Ronald Acuna scores. Marcell Ozuna to 2nd. 3-1 MIA
Bottom 1 Ozzie Albies singles on a ground ball to center fielder Starling Marte, deflected by second baseman Jon Berti. Marcell Ozuna scores. Adam Duvall to 3rd. 3-2 MIA
Bottom 1 Austin Riley doubles (7) on a line drive to right fielder Matt Joyce. Adam Duvall scores. Ozzie Albies scores. 4-3 ATL
Bottom 2 Ronald Acuna hits a ground-rule double (10) on a line drive down the left-field line. Dansby Swanson scores. 5-3 ATL
Top 8 Jorge Alfaro singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Miguel Rojas scores. Jon Berti to 2nd. 5-4 ATL
Team Highlight
MIA Jesús Aguilar's RBI single (00:00:32)
MIA Brian Anderson's RBI single (00:00:37)
MIA Garrett Cooper's RBI knock (00:00:37)
ATL d'Arnaud's RBI infield single (00:00:26)
ATL Ozzie Albies' RBI single (00:00:31)
ATL Austin Riley's two-run double (00:00:43)
ATL Acuña Jr.'s RBI ground-rule double (00:00:41)
ATL Alex Anthopoulos on Hamels to IL (00:02:12)
ATL Acuña Jr.'s terrific diving grab (00:00:39)
ATL Freddie Freeman's heads-up play (00:00:28)
MIA Rojas is safe at 1st after review (00:01:40)
ATL Darren O'Day throws out Alfaro (00:00:14)
MIA Jorge Alfaro's RBI single (00:00:30)
ATL Riley snags missile to escape jam (00:00:18)
MIA Gary Denbo on 2020 challenges (00:05:16)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Marlins 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 9 0 10
Braves 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 0 5

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2020.09.22 00:53 Blooper_Bot Game Thread: Marlins (28-25) @ Braves (31-22) - Mon, Sep 21 @ 07:10 PM EDT

Marlins @ Braves - Mon, Sep 21

Game Status: Game Over - Score: 5-4 Braves

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Marlins Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Dickerson, C - LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .253 .312 .414
a-Brinson - RF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .261 .309 .432
2 Marte, S - CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 5 .290 .348 .438
3 Aguilar - 1B 5 1 2 1 0 2 1 .276 .347 .441
1-Harrison - PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .140 .213 .233
4 Joyce - LF 4 1 0 0 1 2 2 .239 .341 .327
5 Anderson, B - 3B 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 .267 .354 .467
6 Cooper - DH 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 .283 .366 .505
7 Rojas - SS 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 .343 .439 .562
8 Berti - 2B 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .250 .382 .350
9 Alfaro - C 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 .241 .292 .373
Totals 34 4 9 4 6 8 19
Marlins
a-Walked for Dickerson, C in the 8th. 1-Ran for Aguilar in the 9th.
BATTING: 2B: Dickerson, C (5, Martin). TB: Aguilar 2; Alfaro 2; Anderson, B; Cooper; Dickerson, C 2; Marte, S; Rojas. RBI: Aguilar (31); Alfaro (16); Anderson, B (36); Cooper (17). 2-out RBI: Alfaro. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Dickerson, C; Marte, S 2; Joyce; Berti 2; Alfaro. GIDP: Marte, S. Team RISP: 4-for-13. Team LOB: 10.
FIELDING: DP: (Anderson, B-Berti-Aguilar).
Braves Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Acuña Jr. - RF 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 .261 .424 .616
2 Freeman - 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .340 .460 .624
3 Ozuna - LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .316 .403 .592
Inciarte - CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .284 .282
4 d'Arnaud - DH 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .336 .396 .559
5 Duvall - LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .247 .306 .576
6 Albies - 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .269 .299 .484
7 Riley, A - 3B 4 0 1 2 0 1 2 .239 .296 .422
8 Flowers - C 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .237 .338 .390
9 Swanson - SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 .266 .336 .430
Totals 31 5 8 5 3 11 16
Braves
BATTING: 2B: Riley, A (7, Rogers); Swanson (14, Rogers); Acuña Jr. (10, Rogers). TB: Acuña Jr. 2; Albies 2; d'Arnaud; Duvall; Ozuna; Riley, A 2; Swanson 2. RBI: Acuña Jr. (28); Albies (15); d'Arnaud (34); Riley, A 2 (26). 2-out RBI: Albies; Riley, A 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swanson; Flowers. GIDP: d'Arnaud. Team RISP: 5-for-13. Team LOB: 5.
FIELDING: DP: 2 (Swanson-Albies-Freeman; Melancon-Freeman-Swanson).
Marlins Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Rogers (L, 1-2) 4.0 8 5 5 2 6 0 91-60 6.84
Stanek 2.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 34-23 5.40
Vincent 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 9-7 2.18
Hoyt 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6-6 1.35
Totals 8.0 8 5 5 3 11 0
Braves Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Ynoa 3.0 5 3 3 1 1 0 54-39 5.82
Matzek (W, 4-3) 2.0 0 0 0 2 3 0 40-21 3.04
O'Day (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 24-10 0.60
Martin (H, 6) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 22-16 0.53
Greene (H, 9) 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 20-12 2.92
Smith, W (H, 6) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7-3 4.50
Melancon (S, 11) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9-9 2.18
Totals 9.0 9 4 4 6 8 0
Game Info
WP: Ynoa.
HBP: Berti (by O'Day).
Pitches-strikes: Rogers 91-60; Stanek 34-23; Vincent 9-7; Hoyt 6-6; Ynoa 54-39; Matzek 40-21; O'Day 24-10; Martin 22-16; Greene 20-12; Smith, W 7-3; Melancon 9-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rogers 4-0; Stanek 0-2; Vincent 0-2; Hoyt 2-0; Ynoa 5-2; Matzek 1-2; O'Day 2-0; Martin 1-0; Greene 1-0; Smith, W 0-0; Melancon 1-1.
Batters faced: Rogers 21; Stanek 7; Vincent 3; Hoyt 3; Ynoa 14; Matzek 8; O'Day 5; Martin 4; Greene 5; Smith, W 2; Melancon 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Smith, W 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Sean Barber. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Alan Porter.
Weather: 66 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R To L.
First pitch: 7:10 PM.
T: 3:30.
Venue: Truist Park.
September 21, 2020
Inning Scoring Play Score
Top 1 Jesus Aguilar singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Ronald Acuna. Starling Marte scores. 1-0 MIA
Top 1 Brian Anderson singles on a ground ball to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Jesus Aguilar scores. Matt Joyce to 2nd. 2-0 MIA
Top 1 Garrett Cooper singles on a line drive to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Matt Joyce scores. Brian Anderson to 2nd. 3-0 MIA
Bottom 1 Travis d'Arnaud singles on a ground ball to third baseman Brian Anderson. Ronald Acuna scores. Marcell Ozuna to 2nd. 3-1 MIA
Bottom 1 Ozzie Albies singles on a ground ball to center fielder Starling Marte, deflected by second baseman Jon Berti. Marcell Ozuna scores. Adam Duvall to 3rd. 3-2 MIA
Bottom 1 Austin Riley doubles (7) on a line drive to right fielder Matt Joyce. Adam Duvall scores. Ozzie Albies scores. 4-3 ATL
Bottom 2 Ronald Acuna hits a ground-rule double (10) on a line drive down the left-field line. Dansby Swanson scores. 5-3 ATL
Top 8 Jorge Alfaro singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Miguel Rojas scores. Jon Berti to 2nd. 5-4 ATL
Team Highlight
MIA Jesús Aguilar's RBI single (00:00:32)
MIA Brian Anderson's RBI single (00:00:37)
MIA Garrett Cooper's RBI knock (00:00:37)
ATL d'Arnaud's RBI infield single (00:00:26)
ATL Ozzie Albies' RBI single (00:00:31)
ATL Austin Riley's two-run double (00:00:43)
ATL Acuña Jr.'s RBI ground-rule double (00:00:41)
ATL Alex Anthopoulos on Hamels to IL (00:02:12)
ATL Acuña Jr.'s terrific diving grab (00:00:39)
ATL Freddie Freeman's heads-up play (00:00:28)
MIA Rojas is safe at 1st after review (00:01:40)
ATL Darren O'Day throws out Alfaro (00:00:14)
MIA Jorge Alfaro's RBI single (00:00:30)
ATL Riley snags missile to escape jam (00:00:18)
MIA Gary Denbo on 2020 challenges (00:05:16)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Marlins 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 9 0 10
Braves 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 0 5

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2020.09.21 23:13 Arizona-Cardinals NOTES FROM THE CARDINALS 30-15 VICTORY VS. WASHINGTON (9/20/20)

• The Cardinals defeated Washington 30-15 in Arizona’s 2020 home opener at State Farm Stadium on Sunday. The Cardinals have now started a season 2-0 for the first time since 2015 and just the sixth time in the last 30 seasons (2020, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2008, 1991).
• With the victory on Sunday, Arizona improved to 10-5 in home-openers at State Farm Stadium.
• After going 2-11-1 in the month of September over the previous four seasons (2016-19), the Cardinals have now kicked off the first month of the 2020 season with a 2-0 record.
• Through two weeks, Arizona sits atop the winningest division in the NFL. The NFC West has compiled a 7-1 record so far in 2020. No other division has more than five wins. The NFC West is just the second division since the division realignment in 2002 to have a least seven wins through the first two weeks of a season (AFC West in 2002).
• The NFC West is also the only division in which each team has a positive point differential.

2020 NFC West Standings

Team W L PF PA Hm Road Div Conf
Arizona 2 0 54 35 1-0 1-0 1-0 2-0
L.A. Rams 2 0 57 36 1-0 1-0 0-0 2-0
Seattle 2 0 73 55 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0
San Francisco 1 1 51 37 0-1 1-0 0-1 0-1

TWO GAMES AND TWO BIG PERFORMANCES BY ARIZONA OFFENSE

• After posting 404 total yards in the victory over San Francisco in Week 1, the Cardinals upped that total in Week 2 and finished Sunday’s game vs. Washington with 438 total yards (160 rushing; 278 passing). It marks the sixth time Arizona reached 400+ total yards in 18 games under head coach *Kliff Kingsbury. Arizona reached 400+ yards just once over the two seasons combined (2017-18) prior to Kingsbury’s arrival.* • ***The 2020 season marks just the second time in franchise history (1976) that the Cardinals have posted 400+ net yards and 20+ first downs in each of the first two games of a season.* • Only five times in franchise history have the Cardinals had more net yards in the first two games of a season than they have in 2020. Arizona’s 842 yards are the most through two games since the team had 903 yards in 1984.

Franchise History – Most Yards Thru 2 Games

Rnk Year Yds
1 1984 903
2 1976 876
3 1947 867
4 1958 861
5 1965 846
6t 2020 842
6t 1959 842
The Cardinals have 340 rushing yards and 502 net passing yards in 2020. It’s just the second time in franchise history Arizona has had 300+ rushing yards and 500+ passing yards through two games. In 1984, the Cardinals had 378 rushing yards and 525 passing yards through two games.
Through two games, the Arizona offense ranks:

NFL Offensive Rankings in 2020

Statistic NFL Rnk
Total Plays (151) 2nd
Big Play Runs (12) t-2nd
Rushing 1st Downs (21) 3rd
Rushing TDs (4) t-3rd
Rushing Yards/Game (170.0) 5th
Total Net Yards/Game (421.0) 6th
Time of Possession Avg (32:36) 6th
Scoring Drives (10) t-6th
Big Plays (17) 7th
1st Downs (46) t-8th
Total TDs (6) t-11th
Points/Game (27.0) t-12th
Passing Yards/Game (251.0) 13th
• Of the Cardinals six scoring drives in Sunday’s win, four consisted of at least 10 plays and three covered at least 70 yards. Through two games, Arizona has five scoring drives of 10+ plays (14, 12, 1, 10, 10) and five scoring drives of 70+ yards (94, 75, 75, 75, 74).
• In the victory over Washington on Sunday, Arizona had four different players post 50+ receiving yards – DeAndre Hopkins (68), Andy Isabella (67), Christian Kirk (57) and Larry Fitzgerald (50) – and two different players rush for 60+ yards – Kenyan Drake (86) and Kyler Murray (67).

ARIZONA KEEPS THINGS ROLLING ON 4TH DOWN

• Arizona had its first two 4th down attempts of the season vs. Washington on Sunday and converted both. Under Kingsbury, the Cardinals are now 15-of-22 on 4th conversion attempts. Their 68.2 conversion percentage ranks second in NFL dating back to last season.

NFL Leaders - 4th Down Conversion % (2019-20)

Rnk Team Pct. Att Conv
1 Baltimore 73.1 26 19
2 Arizona 68.2 22 15
3 Kansas City 66.7 12 8
4 Cincinnati 58.1 31 18
5 Denver 57.9 19 11

CARDS KEEP PILING UP YARDS IN THE RUN GAME

• After posting 180 rushing yards and two TDs on 36 attempts (5.0 avg.) in Week 1 at San Francisco, the Cardinals rushed for 160 yards and two TDs on 32 attempts (5.0 avg.) on Sunday vs. Washington. It marks the first time since 1979 the Cardinals rushed for 160+ yards in each of the first two games of a season. • Sunday’s contest marked the seventh time the Cardinals have rushed for 150+ yards in 18 games under Kingsbury. Arizona had seven such games in the three seasons (2016-18) prior to his arrival.
• Through the first two weeks of 2020, Arizona’s 340 rushing yards rank fifth in the NFL.

NFL Leaders – Team Rushing Yards (2020)

Rnk Team Yds Att Avg
1 Green Bay 417 67 6.2
2 Cleveland 353 62 5.7
3 L.A. Rams 344 79 4.4
4 Baltimore 341 67 5.1
5 Arizona 340 68 5.0
• In 18 games under Kingsbury, the Cardinals have rushed for 2,330 yards and 22 TDs on 464 carries (5.02 avg.). That is an average of 129.4 yards per game.
• With the victory over Washington on Sunday, Arizona improved to 6-1 in games it has rushed for 150+ yards under Kingsbury.

DEFENSE GETS IT DONE AGAIN, HOLDING WASHINGTON TO 15 POINTS

• On the birthday of defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, Arizona’s defense held Washington scoreless in the first half and allowed just 15 points in the win on Sunday. Dating back to last season, it marks the third time in the last four games Arizona has held an opponent to 20 points or fewer.
• The Cardinals held Washington to four conversions on 12 third down attempts (33%) yesterday. Through two games, Arizona’s opponents have converted just six of 23 attempts on third down. That 26.1% conversion rate leads the NFL.

NFL Leaders – Opponent 3rd Down Conv. Pct. (2020)

Rnk Team Pct Att Conv
1 Arizona 26.1 23 6
2 Baltimore 28.6 21 6
3 Chicago 31.0 29 9
4 Denver 32.1 28 9
5 Detroit 34.8 23 8
• Dating back to the final four games of last season, Arizona’s defense under Joseph ranks:

NFL Defensive Ranks (Since Week 14 of 2019)

Statistic Rnk
Rushing TDs Allowed (3) t-3rd
Passing Yards/Game (210.3) 4th
Sacks (17) t-5th
Net Yards Allowed/Game (333.0) 8th
Points Allowed/Game (21.0) t-8th
Yards/Play Allowed (5.26) 9th
TDs allowed (13) t-10th
Completion % Allowed (63.3) t-12th
• Four different Cardinals defenders recorded their first sack of the season in the victory over Washington: Corey Peters, Devon Kennard, Jordan Phillips and Haason Reddick. Through two games, seven different Arizona defenders have a sack.
• The first three players signed by the Cardinals in free agency this offseason were LBs Devon Kennard and De’Vondre Campbell and DL Jordan Phillips. Through the first two games this season, the trio has combined for 19 tackles, 3 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 2 QB hits, 2 passes defensed and a forced fumble.

HOPKINS AT 22 RECEPTIONS THROUGH TWO GAMES / CATCHES 1ST TD WITH CARDINALS

• After catching a career-high 14 passes in his Cardinals debut at San Francisco in Week 1, WR DeAndre Hopkins followed up with eight catches for 68 yards and a TD in Sunday’s win over Washington. With 22 catches in two games, Hopkins established an NFL record for most receptions in a player’s first two games with a team. The previous record of 19 was set by Earl Cooper (San Francisco) in 1980 and matched by Eric Metcalf (Atlanta) in 1995.

NFL Record – Receptions in 1st 2 Games with a Team

Rnk Player (Team) Rec Year
1 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 22 2020
2t Eric Metcalf (Atl) 19 1995
2t Earl Cooper (SF) 19 1980
4t Anquan Boldin (AZ) 18 2003
4t Jamison Crowder (NYJ) 18 2019
Hopkins’ 22 catches are the most for any player in franchise history through the first two games of a season. Anquan Boldin (18 in 2003) held the previous mark.

Franchise Record – Receptions in 1st 2 Games of Season

Rnk Player (Year) Rec
1 DeAndre Hopkins (2020) 22
2 Anquan Boldin (2003) 18
3t Larry Fitzgerald (2005) 17
3t J.T. Smith (1989) 17
3t Don Stonesifer (1953) 17
Hopkins’ 22 receptions lead the NFL through the first two weeks of 2020.

NFL Leaders – Receptions (2020)

Rnk Player (Team) Rec
1 WR DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 22
2 WR Davante Adams (GB) 17
3t WR Calvin Ridley (Atl) 16
3t WR Amari Cooper (Dal) 16
3t WR Stefon Diggs (Buf) 16
• Hopkins now has five-or-more receptions in 20 consecutive games played. In NFL history, only Antonio Brown (36 straight) had a longer streak of games with five-or-more catches.

NFL History – Consecutive Games with 5+ Receptions (All-Time)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms Years
1 Antonio Brown (Pit) 36 2013-15
2t DeAndre Hopkins (Hou/AZ) 20* 2018-20
2t Michael Thomas (NO) 20 2018-19
2t Jarvis Landry (Mia/Cle) 20 2017-18
5 Laveranues Coles (NYJ/Was) 19 2002-03
*Active Streak • Hopkins first catch on Sunday gave him at least one reception in 112 consecutive games. He now has a reception in every game played in his career. Hopkins’ streak of 112 consecutive games with a reception is the fourth-longest active streak in the NFL.

NFL Leaders - Consecutive Games with a Reception (Active Streak)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms Date Streak Started
1 Larry Fitzgerald (AZ) 245 Nov. 7, 2004
2 Julio Jones (Atl) 120 Dec. 4, 2011
3 Golden Tate (NYG) 117 Oct. 28, 2012
4 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 112 Sept. 9, 2013
5 Jarvis Landry (Cle) 97 Sept. 7, 2014
• Hopkins hauled in his first TD catch of the season on a four-yard reception from Kyler Murray in the first quarter. It was his 55th career TD reception, the most among active NFL players dating back to his rookie season in 2013.

Active NFL Leaders – Receiving Touchdowns (2013-)

Rnk Player (Current Team) TD
1 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 55
2t Jimmy Graham (Chi) 50
2t Mike Evans (TB) 50
4 Odell Beckham (Cle) 49
5 Davante Adams (GB) 46
• With his TD reception from Kyler Murray, Hopkins has now caught at least one TD pass from 11 different QBs in his NFL career.

By Quarterback (11)

TDs Quarterback
25 Deshaun Watson
7 T.J. Yates
6 Ryan Fitzpatrick
5 Brian Hoyer
4 Brock Osweiler
2 Ryan Mallett
2 Tom Savage
1 Kyler Murray
1 Case Keenum
1 Matt Schaub
1 Brandon Weeden

MURRAY OFF TO A RECORD-SETTING START IN 2020

• In Week 1 at San Francisco, QB Kyler Murray threw for 230 yards and a TD and also rushed for 91 yards and a TD in leading the Cardinals to a win. He was even better on Sunday vs. Washington, throwing for 286 yards and a TD while rushing for 67 yards and two TDs on just eight carries. He is the first Cardinals QB with a passing and rushing TD in consecutive games since Jim Hart accomplished the feat in 1969. • Through two games, Murray has thrown for 516 yards and two TDs while rushing for 158 yards and three TDs. He is the first QB in the Super Bowl era to pass for 500+ yards and rush for 150+ yards through the first two games of a season. • Murray had TD runs of 14 and 21 yards against Washington on Sunday. He became the first Cardinals QB with multiple rushing TDs of 14+ yards in a game since Hall of Famer Charley Trippi (18 and 26 yards) against the Chicago Bears on 12/16/51 at Wrigley Field.Murray is the first QB in NFL history to rush for 150+ yards and 3+ TDs in the first two games of a season. He is also the first Cardinals player in franchise history – regardless of position – to rush for 150+ yards and 3+ TDs in the first two games of a season. • Despite having played in just 18 career games, Murray already owns five of the top-nine single-game rushing performances by a QB in franchise history.

Rushing Yards By Quarterback – Single Game (All-Time)

Rnk Player Yds Opponent
1 Charley Trippi 145 12/16/51 @ Chicago
3 M.C. Reynolds* 99 11/2/58 vs. Philadelphia
3 Kyler Murray* 93 10/6/19 @ Cincinnati
4 Kyler Murray 91 9/13/20 @ San Francisco
5 Charley Trippi 86 10/5/52 vs. Chicago
6 Charley Trippi 81 11/18/51 @ San Francisco
7 Kyler Murray* 69 9/22/19 vs. Carolina
8t Kyler Murray 67 9/20/20 vs. Washington
8t Kyler Murray* 67 11/17/19 @ San Francisco
*Rookie Season
• Murray’s 21-yard TD run in the fourth quarter vs. Washington was his third career TD run of 20+ yards (22-yarder at San Francisco in Week 1 of 2012; 22-yarder at San Francisco in Week 11 of 2019). Murray is the only QB with at least three TD runs of 20+ yards dating back to last season.

NFL Leaders – QB TD Runs of 20+ Yards (2019-20)

Rnk Player (Team) TD
1 Kyler Murray (AZ) 3
2 Lamar Jackson (Bal) 2
3t Joe Burrow (Cin) 1
3t Taysom Hill (NO) 1
3t Ryan Tannehill (Ten) 1
3t Mitchell Trubisky (Chi) 1
3t Deshaun Watson (Hou) 1
Over the last 61 seasons (1960-2020), there have been six total TD runs of 20+ yards by a Cardinals QB. Murray has three of those TD runs in his last eight games.

TD Runs of 20+ Yards by Cardinals QB (1960-2020)

Player Opponent Distance
Kyler Murray 9/20/20 vs. Washington 21
Kyler Murray 9/13/20 @ San Francisco 22
Kyler Murray 11/17/19 @ San Francisco 22
Jake Plummer 10/27/02 @ San Francisco 34
Neil Lomax 12/6/81 vs. New Orleans 22
Jim Hart 9/24/67 @ Pittsburgh 23

LARRY FITZGERALD PLAYS IN 252ND CAREER GAME AND 111TH AT STATE FARM STADIUM

• WR Larry Fitzgerald caught seven passes for 50 yards against Washington on Sunday while playing in his 252nd career game. In NFL history, only 10 players have appeared in more games with a single team.

NFL Leaders - Games w/ Single Team (All-Time)

Rnk Player (Team) Games
1 K Jason Hanson (Det) 327
2 OL Bruce Matthews (Hou/Ten) 296
3 CB Darrell Green (Was) 295
4 QB Tom Brady (NE)* 285
5 DE Jim Marshall (Min) 270
6 K Sebastian Janikowski (Oak) 268
7 OL Jackie Slater (LAR) 259
8 OL David Binn (SD) 256
9 QB Brett Favre (GB) 255
10 TE Jason Witten (Dal)* 255
11 WR Larry Fitzgerald (AZ)* 252
*Active Player
• The win over Washington also represented Fitzgerald’s 86th consecutive start in a streak that dates back to 2014. That is the longest starting streak among active wide receivers and the sixth-longest active starting streak among offensive players in the NFL.

NFL Leaders – Consecutive Starts by Offensive Players (Active)

Rnk Player (Team) Starts
1 QB Philip Rivers (Ind) 226
2t T Mitchell Schwartz (KC) 130
2t QB Russell Wilson (Sea) 130
4 T Jake Matthews (Atl) 96
5 C Jason Kelce (Phi) 92
6 WR Larry Fitzgerald (AZ) 86
7 TE Kyle Rudolph (Min) 83
8t C Alex Mack (Atl) 82
8t T Morgan Moses (Was) 82
10 T Alejandro Villanueva (Pit) 75
• Yesterday’s home-opener was Fitzgerald’s 111th career game at State Farm Stadium. He has now appeared in 111 of 113 regular season games played at the venue since it opened in 2006. Fitzgerald has also now played in all 15 home openers at State Farm Stadium. • Fitzgerald has at least one catch in 245 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in NFL history behind only Jerry Rice (274 straight). Fitzgerald’s streak of 245 consecutive games with a catch is the longest in NFL history with a single team. He has at least one reception in 251 of 252 career games.

NFL Record - Consecutive Games with a Reception

Rnk Player (Years) Games Streak Dates Duration
1 Jerry Rice (1985-2004) 274 12/9/85 – 9/12/04 18 years, 8 months, 15 days
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-) 245 11/7/04 – 9/20/20 15 years, 10 months, 14 days
3 Tony Gonzalez (2000-2013) 211 12/4/00 – 12/29/13 13 years, 26 days
4 Marvin Harrison (1996-2008) 190 9/1/96 – 12/28/08 12 years, 3 months, 28 days
5 Hines Ward (1998-2010) 186 11/9/98 – 11/8/10 12 years
• Among active streaks, Fitzgerald’s run of 245 consecutive games with a reception is more than twice as long as the second-place player: Julio Jones (120 games).

CAMPBELL’S RARE OUTING IN SECOND GAME WITH ARIZONA

• Signed as a free agent in the offseason, LB De’Vondre Campbell had a very productive outing against Washington on Sunday, finishing with 10 tackles, two tackles for loss and two passes defensed. In doing so, he joined Budda Baker (10/31/19 vs. San Francisco) and Adrian Wilson (9/30/12 vs. Miami) as the only Cardinals defenders in the last nine seasons (2012-20) to record 10+ tackles, 2+ tackles for loss and 2+ passes defensed in a game.
• Yesterday’s game marked Campbell’s seventh career outing with 10+ tackles, five of which have come in his last 15 games dating back to last season.

OTHER WEEK 2 NOTES

• LS Aaron Brewer – now in his ninth NFL season and playing in his 119th career game on Sunday – recovered the first fumble of his career in the first quarter. Covering a punt return, Brewer jumped on a ball forced loose by TE Darrell Daniels at the WAS 40-yard line. Six plays later QB Kyler Murray scored on a 14-yard TD run to give Arizona a 14-0 lead.
• Second-year WR Andy Isabella hauled in a 54-yard reception in the second quarter to help set up a Cardinals FG that gave Arizona a 17-0 lead. Of his 11 career receptions, three have covered at least 50 yards (54. 55 and 88).
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2020.09.21 22:10 MarlinsBot Game Thread: 9/21 Marlins (28-25) @ Braves (31-22) 7:10 PM

Marlins (28-25) @ Braves (31-22)

First Pitch: 7:10 PM at Truist Park
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Marlins Trevor Rogers (1-1, 6.00 ERA) FSFL WINZ, WAQI (ES)
Braves Huascar Ynoa (0-0, 5.30 ERA) FSSO 680 AM
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Line Score - Game Over

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
MIA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 9 0
ATL 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 0

Box Score

ATL AB R H RBI BB SO BA MIA AB R H RBI BB SO BA
RF Acuña Jr. 3 1 1 1 1 2 .261 LF Dickerson, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 .253
1B Freeman 3 0 0 0 1 1 .340 RF Brinson 0 0 0 0 1 0 .261
LF Ozuna 4 1 1 0 0 1 .316 CF Marte, S 5 1 1 0 0 0 .290
CF Inciarte 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 1B Aguilar 5 1 2 1 0 2 .276
DH d'Arnaud 4 0 1 1 0 2 .336 PR Harrison 0 0 0 0 0 0 .140
LF Duvall 4 1 1 0 0 1 .247 LF Joyce 4 1 0 0 1 2 .239
2B Albies 4 1 2 1 0 1 .269 3B Anderson, B 5 0 1 1 0 0 .267
3B Riley, A 4 0 1 2 0 1 .239 DH Cooper 4 0 1 1 0 2 .283
C Flowers 2 0 0 0 1 1 .237 SS Rojas 2 1 1 0 2 0 .343
SS Swanson 3 1 1 0 0 1 .266 2B Berti 1 0 0 0 2 0 .250
C Alfaro 4 0 2 1 0 1 .241
ATL IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA MIA IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA
Ynoa 3.0 5 3 3 1 1 54-39 5.82 Rogers 4.0 8 5 5 2 6 91-60 6.84
Matzek 2.0 0 0 0 2 3 40-21 3.04 Stanek 2.0 0 0 0 1 3 34-23 5.40
O'Day 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 24-10 0.60 Vincent 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 9-7 2.18
Martin 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 22-16 0.53 Hoyt 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 6-6 1.35
Greene 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 20-12 2.92
Smith, W 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 7-3 4.50
Melancon 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 9-9 2.18

Scoring Plays

Inning Event Score
T1 Jesus Aguilar singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Ronald Acuna. Starling Marte scores. 0-1
T1 Brian Anderson singles on a ground ball to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Jesus Aguilar scores. Matt Joyce to 2nd. 0-2
T1 Garrett Cooper singles on a line drive to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Matt Joyce scores. Brian Anderson to 2nd. 0-3
B1 Travis d'Arnaud singles on a ground ball to third baseman Brian Anderson. Ronald Acuna scores. Marcell Ozuna to 2nd. 1-3
B1 Ozzie Albies singles on a ground ball to center fielder Starling Marte, deflected by second baseman Jon Berti. Marcell Ozuna scores. Adam Duvall to 3rd. 2-3
B1 Austin Riley doubles (7) on a line drive to right fielder Matt Joyce. Adam Duvall scores. Ozzie Albies scores. 4-3
B2 Ronald Acuna hits a ground-rule double (10) on a line drive down the left-field line. Dansby Swanson scores. 5-3
T8 Jorge Alfaro singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Miguel Rojas scores. Jon Berti to 2nd. 5-4

Highlights

Description Length HD
Jesús Aguilar gives Marlins the lead on an RBI single 0:32 HD
Brian Anderson smacks an RBI single to left field 0:37 HD
Garrett Cooper lines an RBI single in the 1st 0:37 HD
Travis d'Arnaud hits an RBI infield single in the 1st 0:26 HD
Ozzie Albies rips an RBI single to center field 0:31 HD
Austin Riley lines a two-run double in the 1st inning 0:43 HD
Ronald Acuña Jr. launches an RBI ground-rule double 0:41 HD
Alex Anthopoulos discusses Cole Hamels to the IL 2:12 HD
Ronald Acuña Jr. lays out for incredible diving catch 0:39 HD
Freddie Freeman makes a heads up play to tag Aguilar 0:28 HD
Rojas is safe at first after review is overturned 1:40 HD
Darren O'Day throws out Alfaro 0:14 HD
Jorge Alfaro rips an RBI single to left in the 8th 0:30 HD
Austin Riley catches a rocket to escape trouble 0:18 HD
Gary Denbo discusses the Marlins' challenges in 2020 5:16 HD
Brian Anderson flies out to right fielder Ronald Acuna. 0:17 HD

Decisions

Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save
Matzek (4-3, 3.04) Rogers (1-2, 6.84) Melancon (11, 2.18)
Game ended at 10:42 PM.
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2020.09.21 20:54 Obversa How would you feel about separate, independent livestream movie viewing fundraisers - by fans, for fans - to support Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF)?

What it says in the title. I did get some interest on Twitter when I proposed the idea, but I wanted to share this to Reddit, and ask for other peoples' opinions on such an event. It would be by fans, for fans, much like the GoFundMe last year on starwarsleaks and Twitter.
I'm thinking of putting together separate events - one before September 30, the deadline for Action Fund donations, and one in November, hopefully to keep civilians and non-military-affiliated fans out of the event meant for active duty service members, veterans, and military family members.
If I can manage, I also want to get some participation from others in the arts industries, like Jorge R. Gutiérrez - the director of The Book of Life (2014) - and Ralph Bakshi, the director of The Lord of the Rings animated film (1978), and Wizards (1977). Authors of movies based on books might be an option, such as Peter S. Beagle for The Last Unicorn (1982), John Greene for The Fault in Our Stars (2014), etc...
I ideally wanted to try and reach out to Carroll Ballard, an Army soldier-turned-director who worked with Francis Ford Coppola on films like The Black Stallion (1979), as well as George Lucas on Star Wars (1977), but he is not on social media, so I have no way, means, or idea of how to reach out to him. Alan Alda, who worked with Adam Driver on Marriage Story, I'm also considering reaching out to.
I also want to make sure that these events are family- and child-friendly, appropriate for all ages.
My main platform is on Twitter, so aside from reaching out to people on that site, I would probably formally contact their agencies / agents through official channels to inquire.
If such an event was held, what would you like to see? What platform should it be on, and how do you think it should be done? What time and date would be best? What do you think of the idea overall?
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2020.09.21 20:16 WhatMyHeartHeld Game Notes Week 2

• The Cardinals defeated Washington 30-15 in Arizona’s 2020 home opener at State Farm Stadium on Sunday. The Cardinals have now started a season 2-0 for the first time since 2015 and just the sixth time in the last 30 seasons (2020, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2008, 1991).
• With the victory on Sunday, Arizona improved to 10-5 in home-openers at State Farm Stadium.
• After going 2-11-1 in the month of September over the previous four seasons (2016-19), the Cardinals have now kicked off the first month of the 2020 season with a 2-0 record.
• Through two weeks, Arizona sits atop the winningest division in the NFL. The NFC West has compiled a 7-1 record so far in 2020. No other division has more than five wins. The NFC West is just the second division since the division realignment in 2002 to have a least seven wins through the first two weeks of a season (AFC West in 2002).
• The NFC West is also the only division in which each team has a positive point differential.

2020 NFC West Standings

Team W L PF PA Hm Road Div Conf
Arizona 2 0 54 35 1-0 1-0 1-0 2-0
L.A. Rams 2 0 57 36 1-0 1-0 0-0 2-0
Seattle 2 0 73 55 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0
San Francisco 1 1 51 37 0-1 1-0 0-1 0-1

TWO GAMES AND TWO BIG PERFORMANCES BY ARIZONA OFFENSE

• After posting 404 total yards in the victory over San Francisco in Week 1, the Cardinals upped that total in Week 2 and finished Sunday’s game vs. Washington with 438 total yards (160 rushing; 278 passing). It marks the sixth time Arizona reached 400+ total yards in 18 games under head coach *Kliff Kingsbury*. Arizona reached 400+ yards just once over the two seasons combined (2017-18) prior to Kingsbury’s arrival.
The 2020 season marks just the second time in franchise history (1976) that the Cardinals have posted 400+ net yards and 20+ first downs in each of the first two games of a season.
• Only five times in franchise history have the Cardinals had more net yards in the first two games of a season than they have in 2020. Arizona’s 842 yards are the most through two games since the team had 903 yards in 1984.

Franchise History – Most Yards Thru 2 Games

Rnk Year Yds
1 1984 903
2 1976 876
3 1947 867
4 1958 861
5 1965 846
6t 2020 842
6t 1959 842
The Cardinals have 340 rushing yards and 502 net passing yards in 2020. It’s just the second time in franchise history Arizona has had 300+ rushing yards and 500+ passing yards through two games. In 1984, the Cardinals had 378 rushing yards and 525 passing yards through two games.
Through two games, the Arizona offense ranks:

NFL Offensive Rankings in 2020

Statistic NFL Rnk
Total Plays (151) 2nd
Big Play Runs (12) t-2nd
Rushing 1st Downs (21) 3rd
Rushing TDs (4) t-3rd
Rushing Yards/Game (170.0) 5th
Total Net Yards/Game (421.0) 6th
Time of Possession Avg (32:36) 6th
Scoring Drives (10) t-6th
Big Plays (17) 7th
1st Downs (46) t-8th
Total TDs (6) t-11th
Points/Game (27.0) t-12th
Passing Yards/Game (251.0) 13th
• Of the Cardinals six scoring drives in Sunday’s win, four consisted of at least 10 plays and three covered at least 70 yards. Through two games, Arizona has five scoring drives of 10+ plays (14, 12, 1, 10, 10) and five scoring drives of 70+ yards (94, 75, 75, 75, 74).
• In the victory over Washington on Sunday, Arizona had four different players post 50+ receiving yards – DeAndre Hopkins (68), Andy Isabella (67), Christian Kirk (57) and Larry Fitzgerald (50) – and two different players rush for 60+ yards – Kenyan Drake (86) and Kyler Murray (67).

ARIZONA KEEPS THINGS ROLLING ON 4TH DOWN

• Arizona had its first two 4th down attempts of the season vs. Washington on Sunday and converted both. Under Kingsbury, the Cardinals are now 15-of-22 on 4th conversion attempts. Their 68.2 conversion percentage ranks second in NFL dating back to last season.

NFL Leaders - 4th Down Conversion % (2019-20)

Rnk Team Pct. Att Conv
1 Baltimore 73.1 26 19
2 Arizona 68.2 22 15
3 Kansas City 66.7 12 8
4 Cincinnati 58.1 31 18
5 Denver 57.9 19 11

CARDS KEEP PILING UP YARDS IN THE RUN GAME

• After posting 180 rushing yards and two TDs on 36 attempts (5.0 avg.) in Week 1 at San Francisco, the Cardinals rushed for 160 yards and two TDs on 32 attempts (5.0 avg.) on Sunday vs. Washington. It marks the first time since 1979 the Cardinals rushed for 160+ yards in each of the first two games of a season.
• Sunday’s contest marked the seventh time the Cardinals have rushed for 150+ yards in 18 games under Kingsbury. Arizona had seven such games in the three seasons (2016-18) prior to his arrival.
• Through the first two weeks of 2020, Arizona’s 340 rushing yards rank fifth in the NFL.

NFL Leaders – Team Rushing Yards (2020)

Rnk Team Yds Att Avg
1 Green Bay 417 67 6.2
2 Cleveland 353 62 5.7
3 L.A. Rams 344 79 4.4
4 Baltimore 341 67 5.1
5 Arizona 340 68 5.0
• In 18 games under Kingsbury, the Cardinals have rushed for 2,330 yards and 22 TDs on 464 carries (5.02 avg.). That is an average of 129.4 yards per game.
• With the victory over Washington on Sunday, Arizona improved to 6-1 in games it has rushed for 150+ yards under Kingsbury.

DEFENSE GETS IT DONE AGAIN, HOLDING WASHINGTON TO 15 POINTS

• On the birthday of defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, Arizona’s defense held Washington scoreless in the first half and allowed just 15 points in the win on Sunday. Dating back to last season, it marks the third time in the last four games Arizona has held an opponent to 20 points or fewer.
• The Cardinals held Washington to four conversions on 12 third down attempts (33%) yesterday. Through two games, Arizona’s opponents have converted just six of 23 attempts on third down. That 26.1% conversion rate leads the NFL.

NFL Leaders – Opponent 3rd Down Conv. Pct. (2020)

Rnk Team Pct Att Conv
1 Arizona 26.1 23 6
2 Baltimore 28.6 21 6
3 Chicago 31.0 29 9
4 Denver 32.1 28 9
5 Detroit 34.8 23 8
• Dating back to the final four games of last season, Arizona’s defense under Joseph ranks:

NFL Defensive Ranks (Since Week 14 of 2019)

Statistic Rnk
Rushing TDs Allowed (3) t-3rd
Passing Yards/Game (210.3) 4th
Sacks (17) t-5th
Net Yards Allowed/Game (333.0) 8th
Points Allowed/Game (21.0) t-8th
Yards/Play Allowed (5.26) 9th
TDs allowed (13) t-10th
Completion % Allowed (63.3) t-12th
• Four different Cardinals defenders recorded their first sack of the season in the victory over Washington: Corey Peters, Devon Kennard, Jordan Phillips and Haason Reddick. Through two games, seven different Arizona defenders have a sack.
• The first three players signed by the Cardinals in free agency this offseason were LBs Devon Kennard and De’Vondre Campbell and DL Jordan Phillips. Through the first two games this season, the trio has combined for 19 tackles, 3 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 2 QB hits, 2 passes defensed and a forced fumble.

HOPKINS AT 22 RECEPTIONS THROUGH TWO GAMES / CATCHES 1ST TD WITH CARDINALS

• After catching a career-high 14 passes in his Cardinals debut at San Francisco in Week 1, WR DeAndre Hopkins followed up with eight catches for 68 yards and a TD in Sunday’s win over Washington. With 22 catches in two games, Hopkins established an NFL record for most receptions in a player’s first two games with a team. The previous record of 19 was set by Earl Cooper (San Francisco) in 1980 and matched by Eric Metcalf (Atlanta) in 1995.

NFL Record – Receptions in 1st 2 Games with a Team

Rnk Player (Team) Rec Year
1 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 22 2020
2t Eric Metcalf (Atl) 19 1995
2t Earl Cooper (SF) 19 1980
4t Anquan Boldin (AZ) 18 2003
4t Jamison Crowder (NYJ) 18 2019
Hopkins’ 22 catches are the most for any player in franchise history through the first two games of a season. Anquan Boldin (18 in 2003) held the previous mark.

Franchise Record – Receptions in 1st 2 Games of Season

Rnk Player (Year) Rec
1 DeAndre Hopkins (2020) 22
2 Anquan Boldin (2003) 18
3t Larry Fitzgerald (2005) 17
3t J.T. Smith (1989) 17
3t Don Stonesifer (1953) 17
Hopkins’ 22 receptions lead the NFL through the first two weeks of 2020.

NFL Leaders – Receptions (2020)

Rnk Player (Team) Rec
1 WR DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 22
2 WR Davante Adams (GB) 17
3t WR Calvin Ridley (Atl) 16
3t WR Amari Cooper (Dal) 16
3t WR Stefon Diggs (Buf) 16
• Hopkins now has five-or-more receptions in 20 consecutive games played. In NFL history, only Antonio Brown (36 straight) had a longer streak of games with five-or-more catches.

NFL History – Consecutive Games with 5+ Receptions (All-Time)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms Years
1 Antonio Brown (Pit) 36 2013-15
2t DeAndre Hopkins (Hou/AZ) 20* 2018-20
2t Michael Thomas (NO) 20 2018-19
2t Jarvis Landry (Mia/Cle) 20 2017-18
5 Laveranues Coles (NYJ/Was) 19 2002-03
*Active Streak
• Hopkins first catch on Sunday gave him at least one reception in 112 consecutive games. He now has a reception in every game played in his career. Hopkins’ streak of 112 consecutive games with a reception is the fourth-longest active streak in the NFL.

NFL Leaders - Consecutive Games with a Reception (Active Streak)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms Date Streak Started
1 Larry Fitzgerald (AZ) 245 Nov. 7, 2004
2 Julio Jones (Atl) 120 Dec. 4, 2011
3 Golden Tate (NYG) 117 Oct. 28, 2012
4 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 112 Sept. 9, 2013
5 Jarvis Landry (Cle) 97 Sept. 7, 2014
• Hopkins hauled in his first TD catch of the season on a four-yard reception from Kyler Murray in the first quarter. It was his 55th career TD reception, the most among active NFL players dating back to his rookie season in 2013.

Active NFL Leaders – Receiving Touchdowns (2013-)

Rnk Player (Current Team) TD
1 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 55
2t Jimmy Graham (Chi) 50
2t Mike Evans (TB) 50
4 Odell Beckham (Cle) 49
5 Davante Adams (GB) 46
• With his TD reception from Kyler Murray, Hopkins has now caught at least one TD pass from 11 different QBs in his NFL career.

By Quarterback (11)

TDs Quarterback
25 Deshaun Watson
7 T.J. Yates
6 Ryan Fitzpatrick
5 Brian Hoyer
4 Brock Osweiler
2 Ryan Mallett
2 Tom Savage
1 Kyler Murray
1 Case Keenum
1 Matt Schaub
1 Brandon Weeden

MURRAY OFF TO A RECORD-SETTING START IN 2020

• In Week 1 at San Francisco, QB Kyler Murray threw for 230 yards and a TD and also rushed for 91 yards and a TD in leading the Cardinals to a win. He was even better on Sunday vs. Washington, throwing for 286 yards and a TD while rushing for 67 yards and two TDs on just eight carries. He is the first Cardinals QB with a passing and rushing TD in consecutive games since Jim Hart accomplished the feat in 1969.
• Through two games, Murray has thrown for 516 yards and two TDs while rushing for 158 yards and three TDs. He is the first QB in the Super Bowl era to pass for 500+ yards and rush for 150+ yards through the first two games of a season.
• Murray had TD runs of 14 and 21 yards against Washington on Sunday. He became the first Cardinals QB with multiple rushing TDs of 14+ yards in a game since Hall of Famer Charley Trippi (18 and 26 yards) against the Chicago Bears on 12/16/51 at Wrigley Field.
Murray is the first QB in NFL history to rush for 150+ yards and 3+ TDs in the first two games of a season. He is also the first Cardinals player in franchise history – regardless of position – to rush for 150+ yards and 3+ TDs in the first two games of a season.
• Despite having played in just 18 career games, Murray already owns five of the top-nine single-game rushing performances by a QB in franchise history.

Rushing Yards By Quarterback – Single Game (All-Time)

Rnk Player Yds Opponent
1 Charley Trippi 145 12/16/51 @ Chicago
3 M.C. Reynolds* 99 11/2/58 vs. Philadelphia
3 Kyler Murray* 93 10/6/19 @ Cincinnati
4 Kyler Murray 91 9/13/20 @ San Francisco
5 Charley Trippi 86 10/5/52 vs. Chicago
6 Charley Trippi 81 11/18/51 @ San Francisco
7 Kyler Murray* 69 9/22/19 vs. Carolina
8t Kyler Murray 67 9/20/20 vs. Washington
8t Kyler Murray* 67 11/17/19 @ San Francisco
*Rookie Season
• Murray’s 21-yard TD run in the fourth quarter vs. Washington was his third career TD run of 20+ yards (22-yarder at San Francisco in Week 1 of 2012; 22-yarder at San Francisco in Week 11 of 2019). Murray is the only QB with at least three TD runs of 20+ yards dating back to last season.

NFL Leaders – QB TD Runs of 20+ Yards (2019-20)

Rnk Player (Team) TD
1 Kyler Murray (AZ) 3
2 Lamar Jackson (Bal) 2
3t Joe Burrow (Cin) 1
3t Taysom Hill (NO) 1
3t Ryan Tannehill (Ten) 1
3t Mitchell Trubisky (Chi) 1
3t Deshaun Watson (Hou) 1
Over the last 61 seasons (1960-2020), there have been six total TD runs of 20+ yards by a Cardinals QB. Murray has three of those TD runs in his last eight games.

TD Runs of 20+ Yards by Cardinals QB (1960-2020)

Player Opponent Distance
Kyler Murray 9/20/20 vs. Washington 21
Kyler Murray 9/13/20 @ San Francisco 22
Kyler Murray 11/17/19 @ San Francisco 22
Jake Plummer 10/27/02 @ San Francisco 34
Neil Lomax 12/6/81 vs. New Orleans 22
Jim Hart 9/24/67 @ Pittsburgh 23

LARRY FITZGERALD PLAYS IN 252ND CAREER GAME AND 111TH AT STATE FARM STADIUM

• WR Larry Fitzgerald caught seven passes for 50 yards against Washington on Sunday while playing in his 252nd career game. In NFL history, only 10 players have appeared in more games with a single team.

NFL Leaders - Games w/ Single Team (All-Time)

Rnk Player (Team) Games
1 K Jason Hanson (Det) 327
2 OL Bruce Matthews (Hou/Ten) 296
3 CB Darrell Green (Was) 295
4 QB Tom Brady (NE)* 285
5 DE Jim Marshall (Min) 270
6 K Sebastian Janikowski (Oak) 268
7 OL Jackie Slater (LAR) 259
8 OL David Binn (SD) 256
9 QB Brett Favre (GB) 255
10 TE Jason Witten (Dal)* 255
11 WR Larry Fitzgerald (AZ)* 252
*Active Player
• The win over Washington also represented Fitzgerald’s 86th consecutive start in a streak that dates back to 2014. That is the longest starting streak among active wide receivers and the sixth-longest active starting streak among offensive players in the NFL.

NFL Leaders – Consecutive Starts by Offensive Players (Active)

Rnk Player (Team) Starts
1 QB Philip Rivers (Ind) 226
2t T Mitchell Schwartz (KC) 130
2t QB Russell Wilson (Sea) 130
4 T Jake Matthews (Atl) 96
5 C Jason Kelce (Phi) 92
6 WR Larry Fitzgerald (AZ) 86
7 TE Kyle Rudolph (Min) 83
8t C Alex Mack (Atl) 82
8t T Morgan Moses (Was) 82
10 T Alejandro Villanueva (Pit) 75
• Yesterday’s home-opener was Fitzgerald’s 111th career game at State Farm Stadium. He has now appeared in 111 of 113 regular season games played at the venue since it opened in 2006. Fitzgerald has also now played in all 15 home openers at State Farm Stadium.
• Fitzgerald has at least one catch in 245 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in NFL history behind only Jerry Rice (274 straight). Fitzgerald’s streak of 245 consecutive games with a catch is the longest in NFL history with a single team. He has at least one reception in 251 of 252 career games.

NFL Record - Consecutive Games with a Reception

Rnk Player (Years) Games Streak Dates Duration
1 Jerry Rice (1985-2004) 274 12/9/85 – 9/12/04 18 years, 8 months, 15 days
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-) 245 11/7/04 – 9/20/20 15 years, 10 months, 14 days
3 Tony Gonzalez (2000-2013) 211 12/4/00 – 12/29/13 13 years, 26 days
4 Marvin Harrison (1996-2008) 190 9/1/96 – 12/28/08 12 years, 3 months, 28 days
5 Hines Ward (1998-2010) 186 11/9/98 – 11/8/10 12 years
• Among active streaks, Fitzgerald’s run of 245 consecutive games with a reception is more than twice as long as the second-place player: Julio Jones (120 games).

CAMPBELL’S RARE OUTING IN SECOND GAME WITH ARIZONA

• Signed as a free agent in the offseason, LB De’Vondre Campbell had a very productive outing against Washington on Sunday, finishing with 10 tackles, two tackles for loss and two passes defensed. In doing so, he joined Budda Baker (10/31/19 vs. San Francisco) and Adrian Wilson (9/30/12 vs. Miami) as the only Cardinals defenders in the last nine seasons (2012-20) to record 10+ tackles, 2+ tackles for loss and 2+ passes defensed in a game.
• Yesterday’s game marked Campbell’s seventh career outing with 10+ tackles, five of which have come in his last 15 games dating back to last season.

OTHER WEEK 2 NOTES

• LS Aaron Brewer – now in his ninth NFL season and playing in his 119th career game on Sunday – recovered the first fumble of his career in the first quarter. Covering a punt return, Brewer jumped on a ball forced loose by TE Darrell Daniels at the WAS 40-yard line. Six plays later QB Kyler Murray scored on a 14-yard TD run to give Arizona a 14-0 lead.
• Second-year WR Andy Isabella hauled in a 54-yard reception in the second quarter to help set up a Cardinals FG that gave Arizona a 17-0 lead. Of his 11 career receptions, three have covered at least 50 yards (54. 55 and 88).
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2020.09.21 14:05 LordCongra [Runes & Brews] - Book 1: Trouble Brewing, Chapter 8

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Theo’s morning was spent in part cleaning up broken glass and scrubbing away a soot mark on the floor. Grumbling to himself, he wiped a sheen of sweat off his forehead. It was some aggressive scrubbing he had to do.
“Finally, it’s clean. Now uh, I suppose I’ll need to wait on potions…” Theo mused to himself, a seed of worry tightening in his stomach over his potion stock. I’ll start on my plans for Maraz then… Hopefully enchanting will go better than this.
Most of the basis for his next enchantment was from another project, so Theo quickly scribbled out the setup on parchment, substituting a few runes from his channeled Stun Chain wand. Well, at least I can still draw runes on parchment without something exploding.
Glancing out the window, he realized the time. “Oh goodness! I need to open the shop!” He ran out of his workshop, grabbing his inscribing stylus on the way as well as a blank wand. With the sign flipped, he settled behind his counter with a heavy sigh.
Theo was confident in this wand’s rune setup, so he opened his roof slats and got to work. He wouldn’t need his vacium clay for this, the whole setup was just a mishmash of two other wands.
The start involved the basic Aspect runes for the spell to be cast, which he would etch into the handle of the wand. These were runes to recognize the wand was being held, and a rune that he could tie vocalization runes to for the spell to be cast.
They weren’t necessary, but Theo had found that people loved to shout out a spell when they cast it, so it had become one of his staples to add over the years. The mana cost was actually reduced through adding the vocalization as well. Only slightly, but it was still a benefit nonetheless.
His inscriber ran the spell for enchanting, and Theo began to feel his mana flow through the implement. Runes lit up and the crystal hummed with energy in his hands. He smiled, touching the tip to the treated wood.
Moving slowly, he inscribed the first rune with as much precision as he could handle. He drew with a steady hand, visualizing each line in his head as he transferred them to the wood.
Mana pulsed out of him faster than he was used to, but the stylus acted as a buffer so he didn’t overload anything. Upon finishing the first rune, Theo regarded his work. Curious. The rune had a qualitative change he wasn’t used to. It emanated power that he could feel under his fingertips. He felt he was completing the runes faster as well, the enhanced strength of his magic drawing them quicker than before.
Mentally checking his mana pool, he made sure he hadn’t drained himself. He still had plenty left, and with the sun shining down on him, more was flowing in every second. It was a good thing Romuen wasn’t a particularly stormy region.
As he finished up a few more runes on the handle, the door to Theo’s shop rung. He looked up. “Welcome to Runes and Brews! Is there anything I can assist you with today?”
“Hello, Theo. I must inquire about your current mental state, as is social doctrine,” the wind starborn said, his echoing voice catching Theo’s attention.
“Oh, hello, Viktor. My mental state? Oh. ‘How are you?’ I’m doing well, business has been going well since I last saw you. How are you?” he asked, trying to figure out where to make “eye contact” with the starborn. It was just a floating crystal orb in a dervish of wind after all.
“My mana levels are sufficient for sustaining my form and I have been amassing wealth over time, which I am told should make me ‘happy.’ So I believe the correct answer to your question is ‘happy’ as I have met all prior conditions,” he said, gliding closer to Theo, the crystalline orb shifting as if inspecting the shop.
Theo had to blink a few times. “...Ah. Well that’s um, good. To what do I owe the visit?”
Viktor slid ever-closer to Theo, so much so that he could feel the gentle gusts of wind against his skin. The way Viktor’s starborn core was “facing” him somehow managed to feel invasive. “I was informed of your collapse and as your landlord, I am inclined to inquire about your wellbeing. Are all of your mental and physical faculties fully intact?”
“Well, I Snapped, so I guess not entirely. But I’m mostly better. Just a little headache,” he said, shrugging.
“A Snap? That is most vexing. How has your organic anatomy handled it thus far?” Viktor asked with more emotion than he’d ever heard from the starborn upon the mention of organic anatomy.
Theo took an unconscious step backward. “Fine? I think? I’m having some trouble controlling my magic though, which is admittedly concerning…”
Viktor’s core rolled forward and back, which looked like nodding to Theo. “Yes, yes. Of course. I have recorded this information within my memory for further review. Have you noticed any other undue side effects of this Snap? Altered slumber habits perhaps, or incontinence of the bowels?”
Theo sharply took in a breath, going into a coughing fit after swallowing saliva. Once he recovered, he regarded Viktor once more.
The crystal core bobbed slightly. “Fascinating.”
“...Right. Well, that’s a bit… invasive of a question, but no. Everything else has been normal. Do you… happen to know how one would control this?” Theo asked, hopeful but not exactly expecting much.
“From what my magical senses are detecting, you are leaking mana from the Snap. I assume your control has been in the category of pouring too much mana into spells, correct?” he asked, prodding winds shifting Theo’s clothes.
“Um, yeah. You hit the nail on the head, actually,” he said, nodding.
“Your mana pool likely needs time to recover and the leaks in it will seal up naturally. The control will still prove difficult as your mana has had a qualitative change from our last encounter, indicating to me that you have broken into a higher Tier of magical strength. Congratulations are in order, you are a stronger mage than you were just several days ago. I will now offer a congratulatory handshake,” Viktor echoed, likely offering a hand Theo couldn’t see.
He put his own hand out, feeling the odd wind hand grasp it, shaking it up and down a single time. “I really broke through to another Tier?”
Viktor bobbed once more. “Indeed. You have overcome the barrier from a Tier 2 mana quality to a Tier 3 mana quality. It is most impressive for how long you have existed. I commend you on your diligence in your craft.”
“Mhm. Diligence. Yes.” Theo avoided eyes that Viktor didn’t have. “So, how do I regain control of my magic?”
“Magical control is instinctive to us starborn. I may have more information for you when I acquire an organic body of my own, but for now, I am unfortunately lacking in answers for your inquiry. Now that I have successfully fulfilled my role as your landlord, I must take my leave,” he said, already pivoting and gliding back towards the door.
“Wait!” Theo said, holding a hand out towards Viktor.
The orb swiveled back to him. “Yes, Theo?”
He cleared his throat. “What are the uh, rules on me installing some kind of enchantment based security here?”
“Is there a reason you require security? Have you been threatened?” Viktor asked, a note of interest that Theo found to be too… clinical.
“Oh! Um, no. Just… wanted to make sure no one stole from me or something. It would be enchantments that cause absolutely no bodily harm, I promise,” Theo said, holding a hand over his heart.
Viktor bobbed again. “A system of security enchantments would be sufficiently within your skillset and as such is permitted per the terms of our contractual agreement. Please report any illicit activity you observe directly to me.”
“Of course. You’ll be the first to hear of it,” Theo said, feeling an uncomfortable stirring inside himself as he lied through his teeth.
“Very well. I must be on my way as I have more inquiries to make of the other residences I oversee. Goodbye, Theo. You cannot see it, but I am waving as is customary in your human culture,” he said, his core tilting left and right.
“Bye, Viktor. Have a nice day!” he said, waving back.
I’m not quite sure I’ll ever know how to feel after talking to Viktor… Theo thought, lips pressed into a line. Well, work waits for no one.
With that thought, he moved back behind his counter to work on the wand, only glancing up on occasion to watch for customers. He allowed himself to fall into the rhythm, humming as the runes took their shape.
This wand combined the channeled spell aspects of his Stun Chain wand and the offensive aspects of his Gale Buffet wand. Together, with a few changed runes here or there, the intent of this wand was to simply blow Maraz out of his store. He’d work on some reinforcement runes for the door itself to keep Maraz out but this felt like a good security measure.
Theo knew he couldn’t very well trap Maraz from the results of last time, but he was still a man, and enough wind could blow him away just like anyone else. The tricky part was getting the backwards force cancellation runes in place so the spell wouldn’t push him too.
Fortunately, the setup for the Gale Buffet wand already included these, so he had a strong basis to work off of. It just needed to be able to handle a sustained gust rather than intermittent blasts. With everything being so familiar, he was making good time on the wand between customers. Finally, it rang and Theo was happy to see the visitors he had.
Steely green eyes met his and his heart thumped in his chest. “Adam! Telsa! You’re back! Oh, and hello. I see you’ve brought friends. Welcome!”
Telsa stepped in front of the other three adventurers accompanying her. “Hey, Theo. This is the rest of the Vanguard’s Grip. We were gonna come earlier this morning, but a... thing came up.” She frowned. “Anyway, introduce yourselves.” She waved at the two people Theo didn’t recognize.
The young woman with slate blue hair sneered at Telsa before her eyes locked onto Theo. “I’m Deskan, the spellbow of the Vanguard’s Grip.” He waited for a further response, but the archer busied herself with the quiver at her hip instead.
“Ah. Well, nice to meet you, Deskan,” he mumbled, frowning.
Telsa rolled her eyes but pulled the robed man forward. “Next.” Theo immediately felt a kinship with the man upon noticing his dark red hair. He smiled at him.
“Hello uh, Theo. I’m Nils, the support mage for the Vanguard’s Grip,” he said, lowering his voice and turning to Telsa. He was still perfectly audible despite his stage whisper. “Why are we introducing ourselves so formally, again?”
“Because Theo saved our asses with the gilgafrogs and you should be thankful,” Adam said, crossing his arms and glaring at him.
Nils had the tact to be cowed slightly when he looked back at Theo. “Ah. I see. Thank you, Theo. That wand was impressively useful for the price we paid for it.”
Theo colored slightly. “Well, it was an original design…” He eyed Deskan’s quiver. “Are those arrows enchanted?”
“Yeah, Deskan’s an Infuser Fundamentalist and enchants her own- oof,” Adam cut off from Deskan elbowing him in the stomach.
“How about you tell the shopkeeper my home address too, Adam? Hm? ...I enchant my own arrows. I don’t have anything as fancy as that inscribing stylus, however,” she said, pointing to crystalline implement in Theo’s hands.
He held it up, displaying it better for Deskan. “Ah, this? I’ve had it for quite some time now, I made it myself. It wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility for me to make one for you if you’d-”
She held up a hand, stopping him. “I’m fine. I get by with manual casting. I don’t know as many runes as you or Adam, it’d be a waste.”
“Deskan, please be polite to Theo he’s just-” Nils stopped when Deskan pinned him down with a stare.
“I’m not going to mince my words just because he sold us a wand,” she said, crossing her arms. Theo was beginning to think “sneer” was just her permanent facial expression.
“I’m sorry, Theo. Deskan and I will have words later.” Telsa eyed the prickly woman disapprovingly. “She’s just grumpy because she broke her arrow.”
Theo glanced at her quiver momentarily. “It’s just an arrow, isn’t it? I don’t know exactly how expensive they are, but surely it can be replaced?”
Deskan sniffed. “It was a special arrow. The main one I need when we take requests.”
“How exactly did it happen? If you don’t mind my asking,” he said, holding up a placating hand when another sneer was sent his way.
She grumbled and pulled a larger, metal arrow out of her quiver, handing it to Theo. “Enchantments are shot. This one was special-made, I don’t know the runes for it. We fought some divirens the other day and their sap ruined the runes.”
“Ah. That makes sense, the antimagic properties of diviren sap aren’t very strong, but I assume this arrow was in the body of one for quite some time,” he said, inspecting every inch of the arrow’s runic makeup. He recognized some, and had a vague idea of what the arrow did. “This arrow acts as some sort of… beacon?”
“Yes,” Deskan offered, lips pressed into a line.
“Deskan, just tell him. He might be able to help,” Adam said, nudging her.
“Alright. I’m a Fundamentalist secondary, so my arrows are enchanted to teleport. The arrow works as a beacon so the other arrows have something to teleport at,” she said, taking an arrow from her quiver and pointing it at the beacon arrow in Theo’s hands.
“What a wonderful application of runes! May I see one of the arrows? I’d love to see how the beacon interaction works. This may not be beyond my capabilities,” Theo said, sliding a finger over where the runes had been on the arrow.
Deskan grunted, but Telsa nudged her with a foot. “Fine.” She handed one of the arrows to Theo who happily began to inspect it.
“Ah, I see, the runes here detect the location of the beacon arrow and have a wider range of reception so they don’t all just strike the arrow. What a clever design. This certainly seems deadly for any monsters you come up against,” he said, offering a chuckle.
The corner of Deskan’s lips quirked at the compliment but she forced it back down before Theo was even sure he saw it. “Yeah, whatever. Can you fix it?”
He spun the arrow around, scanning the impressions left of the runes. “I believe I can. It may take me some time, the runes towards the tip are especially erased, so I may need to do some research in one of my rune books to find some appropriate substitutes. It should be within my capabilities, however. I’ll just need to keep both of these arrows for the time being.”
“Can you do it before our trial? It’s in three days,” Telsa said, eyes full of hope.
Theo gulped. “Three days? Adam indicated it was closer to a week.”
“They changed our test date on us, that’s the thing that came up. We had to go deal with the guild all morning. They refused to give us our old test date back,” she said, glaring in the direction of the guild.
“Well, that’s certainly no good… I believe I can do it, however. But… I may need to recruit Adam’s help for a thing or two. Perhaps Deskan as well?” Theo said, regretting the second request the moment it left his mouth.
“Why both of us? We’re not exactly busy so I don’t mind but… yeah,” Adam said, the tiniest hint of a frown meeting the corner of his lips.
“I uh… tried to make a potion this morning. It had rather… explosive results,” Theo said, frowning.
“I meant to ask about how you were doing but we got so caught up in the arrow thing! Are you okay?” Telsa asked, laying a hand on his arm.
Theo gave her a reassuring smile. “Ah, yes. I was able to put the unstable potion in a box enchanted specifically for that kind of situation, so I was unharmed.”
“He makes potions explode and you want him to enchant my arrow? I don’t think so,” Deskan said, moving to grab the arrow back from Theo.
Telsa slapped her hand down. “He Snapped, remember? He’s probably having trouble controlling his magic’s strength right now. Isn’t that right, Theo?”
“Unfortunately, yes. All of my alchemy spells are Named Spells, and according to my starborn landlord, my mana pool is… leaky right now. It should recover soon, but it looks like I can only manage enchantments right now. And that’s mostly because my stylus appears to act as a buffer. I’m hemorrhaging mana regardless any time I enchant,” he said, frowning.
“Well, whatever then. Just make sure it’s done in three days, okay?” Deskan said, fixing him with a hard stare.
Theo cowed at that, lowering his head. “O-Of course. I can do that.”
Adam whipped around to face Deskan. “I’ve had enough of your shitty attitude. Nils.”
The robed support mage jumped and nearly dropped a potion bottle, having been tactfully avoiding the situation up until now. His staff clattered to the floor. He looked at him as he picked it up. “Yes, Adam?”
“Walk Deskan home. She clearly needs some time to cool off,” he said, pointing a thumb over his shoulder towards the door.
“Ah but-” Adam’s steely gaze shut down any opposition. “Very well then. Deskan? If you’d-”
“I’m coming,” she said, grabbing Nils’ arm and dragging him out with her. Theo frowned as she slammed the door.
“Sorry, Theo. She’s… young,” Telsa said with a frown.
“It’s quite alright-”
“It’s not. I’m not gonna let her talk to Theo that way she- she needs to calm the fuck down,” Adam barked, pounding a fist on the counter.
Telsa’s lips quirked into a smile. “So, Theo. You need help making potions, right? Adam, you’re on potion duty for the next three days.”
“W-What? Telsa, I couldn’t expect that much from all of you,” he said, glancing at Adam. His heart tightened. “But… if you insist. If Adam and Deskan can help me out with potions and enchanting for the next three days, I’d be happy to do Deskan’s arrow repair free of charge.”
She raised an eyebrow at that. “Free? Really? I definitely can’t turn down an offer like that. Deskan might be… a problem to get to come here right now. Is just Adam okay?”
Relief flooded Theo’s veins. Thank goodness. “Absolutely. No problem.”
Adam had the tact to only look slightly disgruntled about the prospect of three days of potion-making. “Sounds like… fun,” he said through gritted teeth.
“I’m gonna head out for now. I have um, important team captain duties to do,” she said, already slipping away to the door quicker than Theo’s eyes could track. He noticed a peculiarity in the air where she was traveling as well as one of her daggers that she picked up from the floor on the way out.
He chuckled, shaking his head. He turned to Adam, smiling tentatively. “Well, shall we get to work?”
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2020.09.21 02:47 Leather_Term Meet Brock Pierce, the Presidential Candidate With Ties to Pedophiles Who Wants to End Human Trafficking

thedailybeast.com Sep. 20, 2020.
The “Mighty Ducks” actor is running for president. He clears the air (sort of) to Tarpley Hitt about his ties to Jeffrey Epstein and more.
In the trailer for First Kid, the forgettable 1996 comedy about a Secret Service agent assigned to protect the president’s son, the title character, played by a teenage Brock Pierce, describes himself as “definitely the most powerful kid in the universe.” Now, the former child star is running to be the most powerful man in the world, as an Independent candidate for President of the United States.
Before First Kid, the Minnesota-born actor secured roles in a series of PG-rated comedies, playing a young Emilio Estevez in The Mighty Ducks, before graduating to smaller parts in movies like Problem Child 3: Junior in Love. When his screen time shrunk, Pierce retired from acting for a real executive role: co-founding the video production start-up Digital Entertainment Network (DEN) alongside businessman Marc Collins-Rector. At age 17, Pierce served as its vice president, taking in a base salary of $250,000.
DEN became “the poster child for dot-com excesses,” raising more than $60 million in seed investments and plotting a $75 million IPO. But it turned into a shorthand for something else when, in October of 1999, the three co-founders suddenly resigned. That month, a New Jersey man filed a lawsuit alleging Collins-Rector had molested him for three years beginning when he was 13 years old. The following summer, three teens filed a sexual-abuse lawsuit against Pierce, Collins-Rector, and their third co-founder, Chad Shackley. The plaintiffs later dropped their case against Pierce (he made a payment of $21,600 to one of their lawyers) and Shackley. But after a federal grand jury indicted Collins-Rector on criminal charges in 2000, the DEN founders left the country. When Interpol arrested them in 2002, they said they had confiscated “guns, machetes, and child pornography” from the trio’s beach villa in Spain.
While abroad, Pierce had pivoted to a new venture: Internet Gaming Entertainment, which sold virtual accessories in multiplayer online role-playing games to those desperate to pay, as one Wired reporter put it, “as much as $1,800 for an eight-piece suit of Skyshatter chain mail” rather than earn it in the games themselves. In 2005, a 25-year-old Pierce hired then-Goldman Sachs banker Steve Bannon—just before he would co-found Breitbart News. Two years later, after a World of Warcraft player sued the company for “diminishing” the fun of the game, Steve Bannon replaced Pierce as CEO.
Collins-Rector eventually pleaded guilty to eight charges of child enticement and registered as a sex offender. In the years that followed, Pierce waded into the gonzo economy of cryptocurrencies, where he overlapped more than once with Jeffrey Epstein, and counseled him on crypto. In that world, he founded Tether, a cryptocurrency that bills itself as a “stablecoin,” because its value is allegedly tied to the U.S. dollar, and the blockchain software company Block.one. Like his earlier businesses, Pierce’s crypto projects see-sawed between massive investments and curious deals. When Block.one announced a smart contract software called EOS.IO, the company raised $4 billion almost overnight, setting an all-time record before the product even launched. The Securities and Exchange Commission later fined the company $24 million for violating federal securities law. After John Oliver mocked the ordeal, calling Pierce a “sleepy, creepy cowboy,” Block.one fired him. Tether, meanwhile, is currently under investigation by the New York Attorney General for possible fraud.
On July 4, Pierce announced his candidacy for president. His campaign surrogates include a former Cambridge Analytica director and the singer Akon, who recently doubled down on developing an anonymously funded, $6 billion “Wakanda-like” metropolis in Senegal called Akon City. Pierce claims to be bipartisan, and from the 11 paragraphs on the “Policy” section of his website it can be hard to determine where he falls on the political spectrum. He supports legalizing marijuana and abolishing private prisons, but avoids the phrase “climate change.” He wants to end “human trafficking.” His proposal to end police brutality: body cams.
His political contributions tell a more one-sided story. Pierce’s sole Democratic contribution went to the short-lived congressional run of crypto candidate Brian Forde. The rest went to Republican campaigns like Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, John McCain, and the National Right to Life Political Action Committee. Last year alone, Pierce gave over $44,000 to the Republican National Committee and more than $55,000 to Trump’s re-election fund.
Pierce spoke to The Daily Beast from his tour bus and again over email. Those conversations have been combined and edited for clarity.
You’re announcing your presidential candidacy somewhat late, and historically, third-party candidates haven’t had the best luck with the executive office. If you don’t have a strong path to the White House, what do you want out of the race?
I announced on July 4, which I think is quite an auspicious date for an Independent candidate, hoping to bring independence to this country. There’s a lot of things that I can do. One is: I’m 39 years old. I turn 40 in November. So I’ve got time on my side. Whatever happens in this election cycle, I’m laying the groundwork for the future. The overall mission is to create a third major party—not another third party—a third major party in this country. I think that is what America needs most. George Washington in his closing address warned us about the threat of political parties. John Adams and the other founding fathers—their fear for our future was two political parties becoming dominant. And look at where we are. We were warned.
I believe, having studied systems, any time you have a system of two, what happens is those two things come together, like magnets. They come into collision, or they become polarized and become completely divided. I think we need to rise above partisan politics and find a path forward together. As Albert Einstein is quoted—I’m not sure the line came from him, but he’s quoted in many places—he said that the definition of insanity is making the same mistake or doing the same thing over and over and over again, expecting a different result. [Ed. note: Einstein never said this.] It feels like that’s what our election cycle is like. Half the country feels like they won, half the country feels like they lost, at least if they voted or participated.
Obviously, there’s another late-comer to the presidential race, and that’s Kanye West. He’s received a lot of flak for his candidacy, as he’s openly admitted to trying to siphon votes away from Joe Biden to ensure a Trump victory. Is that something you’re hoping to avoid or is that what you’re going for as well?
Oh no. This is a very serious campaign. Our campaign is very serious. You’ll notice I don’t say anything negative about either of the two major political candidates, because I think that’s one of the problems with our political system, instead of people getting on stage, talking about their visionary ideas, inspiring people, informing and educating, talking about problems, mentioning problems, talking about solutions, constructive criticism. That’s why I refuse to run a negative campaign. I am definitely not a spoiler. I’m into data, right? I’m a technologist. I’ve got digital DNA. So does most of our campaign team. We’ve got our finger on the pulse.
Most of my major Democratic contacts are really happy to see that we’re running in a red state like Wyoming. Kanye West’s home state is Wyoming. He’s not on the ballot in Wyoming I could say, in part, because he didn’t have Akon on his team. But I could also say that he probably didn’t want to be on the ballot in Wyoming because it’s a red state. He doesn’t want to take additional points in a state where he’s only running against Trump. But we’re on the ballot in Wyoming, and since we’re on the ballot in Wyoming I think it’s safe—more than safe, I think it’s evident—that we are not here to run as a spoiler for the benefit of Donald Trump.
In running for president, you’ve opened yourself up to be scrutinized from every angle going back to the beginning of your career. I wanted to ask you about your time at the Digital Entertainment Network. Can you tell me a little bit about how you started there? You became a vice president as a teenager. What were your qualifications and what was your job exactly?
Well, I was the co-founder. A lot of it was my idea. I had an idea that people would use the internet to watch videos, and we create content for the internet. The idea was basically YouTube and Hulu and Netflix. Anyone that was around in the ‘90s and has been around digital media since then, they all credit us as the creators of basically those ideas. I was just getting a message from the creator of The Vandals, the punk rock band, right before you called. He’s like, “Brock, looks like we’re going to get the Guinness Book of World Records for having created the first streaming television show.”
We did a lot of that stuff. We had 30 television shows. We had the top most prestigious institutions in the world as investors. The biggest names. High-net-worth investors like Terry Semel, who’s chairman and CEO of Warner Brothers, and became the CEO of Yahoo. I did all sorts of things. I helped sell $150,000 worth of advertising contracts to the CEOs of Pepsi and everything else. I was the face of the company, meeting all the major banks and everything else, selling the vision of what the future was.
You moved in with Marc Collins-Rector and Chad Shackley at a mansion in Encino. Was that the headquarters of the business?
All start-ups, they normally start out in your home. Because it’s just you. The company was first started out of Marc’s house, and it was probably there for the first two or three months, before the company got an office. That’s, like, how it is for all start-ups.
were later a co-defendant in the L.A. County case filed against Marc Collins-Rector for plying minors with alcohol and drugs, in order to facilitate sexual abuse. You were dropped from the case, but you settled with one of the men for $21,600. Can you explain that?
Okay, well, first of all, that’s not accurate. Two of the plaintiffs in that case asked me if I would be a plaintiff. Because I refused to be a part of the lawsuit, they chose to include me to discredit me, to make their case stronger. They also went and offered 50 percent of what they got to the house management—they went around and offered money to anyone to participate in this. They needed people to corroborate their story. Eventually, because I refused to participate in the lawsuit, they named me. Subsequently, all three of the plaintiffs apologized to me, in front of audiences, in front of many people, saying Brock never did anything. They dismissed their cases.
Remember, this is a civil thing. I’ve never been charged with a crime in my life. And the last plaintiff to have his case dismissed, he contacted his lawyer and said, “Dismiss this case against Brock. Brock never did anything. I just apologized. Dismiss his case.” And the lawyer said, “No. I won’t dismiss this case, I have all these out-of-pocket expenses, I refuse to file the paperwork unless you give me my out-of-pocket expenses.” And so the lawyer, I guess, had $21,000 in bills. So I paid his lawyer $21,000—not him, it was not a settlement. That was a payment to his lawyer for his out-of-pocket expenses. Out-of-pocket expenses so that he would file the paperwork to dismiss the case.
You’ve said the cases were unfounded, and the plaintiffs eventually apologized. But your boss, Marc Collins-Rector later pleaded guilty to eight charges of child enticement and registered as a sex offender. Were you aware of his behavior? How do you square the fact that later allegations proved to be true, but these ones were not?
Well, remember: I was 16 and 17 years old at the time? So, no. I don’t think Marc is the man they made him out to be. But Marc is not a person I would associate with today, and someone I haven’t associated with in a very long time. I was 16 and 17. I chose the wrong business partner. You live and you learn.
You’ve pointed out that you were underage when most of these allegations were said to take place. Did you ever feel like you were coerced or in over your head while working at DEN?
I mean, I was working 18 hours a day, doing things I’d never done before. It was business school. But I definitely learned a lot in building that company. We raised $88 million. We filed our [form] S-1 to go public. We were the hottest start-up in Los Angeles.
In 2000, you left the country with Marc Collins-Rector. Why did you leave? How did you spend those two years abroad?
I moved to Spain in 1999 for personal reasons. I spent those two years in Europe working on developing my businesses.
Interpol found you in 2002. The house where you were staying reportedly contained guns, machetes, and child pornography. Whose guns and child porn were those? Were you aware they were in the house, and how did those get there?
My lawyers have addressed this in 32 pages of documentation showing a complete absence of wrongdoing. Please refer to my webpage for more information.
[Ed. Note: The webpage does not mention guns, machetes, or child pornography. It does state:“It is true that when the local police arrested Collins-Rector in Spain in 2002 on an international warrant, Mr. Pierce was also taken into custody, but so was everyone at Collins-Rector’s house in Spain; and it is equally clear that Brock was promptly released, and no charges of any kind were ever filed against Brock concerning this matter.”]
What do you make of the allegations against Bryan Singer? [Ed. Note: Bryan Singer, a close friend of Collins-Rector, invested at least $50,000 in DEN. In an Atlantic article outlining Singer’s history of alleged sexual assault and statutory rape, one source claimed that at age 15, Collins-Rector abused him and introduced him to Singer, who then assaulted him in the DEN headquarters.]
I am aware of them and I support of all victims of sexual assault. I will let America’s justice system decide on Singer’s outcome.
In 2011, you spoke at the Mindshift conference supported by Jeffrey Epstein. At that point, he had already been convicted of soliciting prostitution from a minor. Why did you agree to speak?
I had never heard of Jeffrey Epstein. His name was not on the website. I was asked to speak at a conference alongside Nobel Prize winners. It was not a cryptocurrency conference, it was filled with Nobel Prize winners. I was asked to speak alongside Nobel Prize winners on the future of money. I speak at conferences historically, two to three times a week. I was like, “Nobel Prize winners? Sounds great. I’ll happily talk about the future of money with them.” I had no idea who Jeffrey Epstein was. His name was not listed anywhere on the website. Had I known what I know now? I clearly would have never spoken there. But I spoke at a conference that he cosponsored.
What’s your connection to the Clinton Global Initiative? Did you hear about it through Jeffrey Epstein?
I joined the Clinton Global Initiative as a philanthropist in 2006 and was a member for one year. My involvement with the Initiative had no connection to Jeffrey Epstein whatsoever.
You’ve launched your campaign in Minnesota, where George Floyd was killed by a police officer. How do you feel about the civil uprising against police brutality?
I’m from Minnesota. Born and raised. We just had a press conference there, announcing that we’re on the ballot. Former U.S. Senator Dean Barkley was there. So that tells you, when former U.S. Senators are endorsing the candidate, right?
[Ed. note: Barkley was never elected to the United States Senate. In November of 2002, he was appointed by then Minnesota Governor Jesse Venture to fill the seat after Sen. Paul Wellstone died in a plane crash. Barkley’s term ended on Jan. 3, 2003—two months later.]
Yes, George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis. My vice-presidential running mate Karla Ballard and I, on our last trip to Minnesota together, went to visit the George Floyd Memorial. I believe in law and order. I believe that law and order is foundational to any functioning society. But there is no doubt in my mind that we need reform. These types of events—this is not an isolated incident. This has happened many times before. It’s time for change. We have a lot of detail around policy on this issue that we will be publishing next week. Not just high-level what we think, not just a summary, but detailed policy.
You said that you support “law and order.” What does that mean?
“Law and order” means creating a fair and just legal system where our number one priority is protecting the inalienable rights of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” for all people. This means reforming how our police intervene in emergency situations, abolishing private prisons that incentivize mass incarceration, and creating new educational and economic opportunities for our most vulnerable communities. I am dedicated to preventing crime by eliminating the socioeconomic conditions that encourage it.
I support accountability and transparency in government and law enforcement. Some of the key policies I support are requiring body-cams on all law enforcement officers who engage with the public, curtailing the 1033 program that provides local law enforcement agencies with access to military equipment, and abolishing private prisons. Rather than simply defund the police, my administration will take a holistic approach to heal and unite America by ending mass incarceration, police brutality, and racial injustice.
Did you attend any Black Lives Matter protests?
I support all movements aimed at ending racial injustice and inequality. I​ have not attended any Black Lives Matter protests.​ My running-mate, Karla Ballard, attended the March on Washington in support of racial justice and equality.
Your platform doesn’t mention the words “climate change.” Is there a reason for that?
I’m not sure what you mean. Our policy platform specifically references human-caused climate change and we have a plan to restabilize the climate, address environmental degradation, and ensure environmental sustainability.
[Ed. Note: As of writing the Pierce campaign’s policy platform does not specifically reference human-caused climate change.]
You’ve recently brought on Akon as a campaign surrogate. How did that happen? Tell me about that.
Akon and I have been friends for quite some time. I was one of the guys that taught him about Bitcoin. I helped make some videogames for him, I think in 2012. We were talking about Bitcoin, teaching him the ropes, back in 2013. And in 2014, we were both speaking at the Milken Global Conference, and I encouraged him to talk about how Bitcoin, Africa, changed the world. He became the biggest celebrity in the world, talking about Bitcoin at the time. I’m an adviser to his Akoin project, very interested in the work that he’s doing to build a city in Africa.
I think we need a government that’s of, for, and by the people. Akon has huge political aspirations. He obviously was a hugely successful artist. But he also discovered artists like Lady Gaga. So not only is he, himself, a great artist, but he’s also a great identifier and builder of other artists. And he’s been a great businessman, philanthropist. He’s pushing the limits of what can be done. We’re like-minded individuals in that regard. I think he’ll be running for political office one day, because he sees what I see: that we need real change, and we need a government that is of, for, and by the people.
You mentioned that you’re an adviser on Akoin. Do you have any financial investments in Akoin or Akon City?
I don’t believe so. I’d have to check. I have so much stuff. But I don’t believe that I have any economic interests in his stuff. I’d have to verify that. We’ll get back to you. I don’t believe that I have any economic interests. My interest is in helping him. He’s a visionary with big ideas that wants to help things in the world. If I can be of assistance in helping him make the world a better place, I’m all for it. I’m not motivated by money. I’m not running for office because I’m motivated by power. I’m running for office because I’m deeply, deeply concerned about our collective future.
You’ve said you’re running on a pro-technology platform. One week into your campaign last month, a New York appeals court approved the state Attorney General’s attempt to investigate the stablecoin Tether for potentially fraudulent activity. Do you think this will impact your ability to sell people on your tech entrepreneurship?
No, I think my role in Tether is as awesome as it gets. It was my idea. I put it together. But I’ve had no involvement in the company since 2015. I gave all of my equity to the other shareholders. I’ve had zero involvement in the company for almost six years. It was just my idea. I put the initial team together. But I think Tether is one of the most important innovations in the world, certainly. The idea is, I digitized the U.S. dollar. I used technology to digitize currency—existing currency. The U.S. dollar in particular. It’s doing $10 trillion a year. Ten trillion dollars a year of transactional volume. It’s probably the most important innovation in currency since the advent of fiat money. The people that took on the business and ran the business in years to come, they’ve done things I’m not proud of. I’m not sure they’ve done anything criminal. But they certainly did things differently than I would do. But it’s like, you have kids, they turn 18, they go out into the world, and sometimes you’re proud of the things they do, and sometimes you shake your head and go, “Ugh, why did you do that?” I have zero concerns as it relates to me personally. I wish they made better decisions.
What do you think the investigation will find?
I have no idea. The problem that was raised is that there was a $5 million loan between two entities and whether or not they had the right to do that, did they disclose it correctly. There’s been no accusations of, like, embezzlement or anything that bad.
[Ed. Note: The Attorney General’s press release on the investigation reads: “Our investigation has determined that the operators of the ‘Bitfinex’ trading platform, who also control the ‘tether’ virtual currency, have engaged in a cover-up to hide the apparent loss of $850 million dollars of co-mingled client and corporate funds.”]
But there’s been some disclosure things, that is the issue. No one is making any outrageous claims that these are people that have done a bunch of bad—well, on the internet, the media has said that the people behind the business may have been manipulating the price of Bitcoin, but I don’t think that has anything to do with the New York investigation. Again, I’m so not involved, and so not at risk, that I’m not even up to speed on the details.
[Ed note: A representative of the New York State Attorney General told Forbes that he “cannot confirm or deny that the investigation” includes Pierce.]
We’ve recently witnessed the rise of QAnon, the conspiracy theory that Hollywood is an evil cabal of Satanic pedophiles and Trump is the person waging war on them. You mentioned human trafficking, which has become a cause for them. What are your thoughts on that?
I’ve watched some of the content. I think it’s an interesting phenomenon. I’m an internet person, so Anonymous is obviously an organization that has been doing interesting stuff. It’s interesting. I don’t have a big—conspiracy theory stuff is—I guess I have a question for you: What do you think of all of it, since you’re the expert?
You know, I think it’s not true, but I’m not running for president. I do wonder what this politician [Georgia congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene], who’s just won her primary, is going to do on day one, once she finds out there’s no satanic cabal room.
Wait, someone was running for office and won on a QAnon platform, saying that Hollywood did—say what? You’re the expert here.
She won a primary. But I want to push on if we only have a few minutes. In 2006, your gaming company IGE brought on Steve Bannon as an investor. Goldman later bought out most of your stock. Bannon eventually replaced you as CEO of Affinity. You’ve described him as your “right-hand man for, like, seven years.” How well did you know Bannon during that time?
Yes, so this is in my mid-twenties. He wasn’t an investor. He worked for me. He was my banker. He worked for me for three years as my yield guide. And then he was my CEO running the company for another four years. So I haven’t worked with Steve for a decade or so. We worked in videogame stuff and banking. He was at Goldman Sachs. He was not in the political area at the time. But he was a pretty successful banker. He set up Goldman Sachs Los Angeles. So for me, I’d say he did a pretty good job.
During your business relationship, Steve Bannon founded Breitbart News, which has pretty consistently published racist material. How do you feel about Breitbart?
I had no involvement with Breitbart News. As for how I feel about such material, I’m not pleased by any form of hate-mongering. I strongly support the equality of all Americans.
Did you have qualms about Bannon’s role in the 2016 election?
Bannon’s role in the Trump campaign got me to pay closer attention to what he was doing but that’s about it. Whenever you find out that one of your former employees has taken on a role like that, you pay attention.
Bannon served on the board of Cambridge Analytica. A staffer on your campaign, Brittany Kaiser, also served as a business director for them. What are your thoughts on their use of illicitly-obtained Facebook data for campaign promotional material?
Yes, so this will be the last question I can answer because I’ve got to be off for this 5:00 pm. But Brittany Kaiser is a friend of mine. She was the whistleblower of Cambridge Analytica. She came to me and said, “What do I do?” And I said, “Tell the truth. The truth will set you free.”
[Ed. Note: Investigations in Cambridge Analytica took place as early as Nov. 2017, when a U.K. reporter at Channel 4 News recorded their CEO boasting about using “beautiful Ukranian girls” and offers of bribes to discredit political officials. The first whistleblower was Christopher Wylie, who disclosed a cache of documents to The Guardian, published on Mar. 17, 2018. Kaiser’s confession ran five days later, after the scandal made national news. Her association with Cambridge Analytica is not mentioned anywhere on Pierce’s campaign website.]
So I’m glad that people—I’m a supporter of whistleblowers, people that see injustice in the world and something not right happening, and who put themselves in harm’s way to stand up for what they believe in. So I stand up for Brittany Kaiser.
Who do you think [anonymous inventor of Bitcoin] Satoshi Nakamoto is?
We all are Satoshi Nakamoto.
You got married at Burning Man. Have you been attending virtual Burning Man?
I’m running a presidential campaign. So, while I was there in spirit, unfortunately my schedule did not permit me to attend.
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2020.09.20 04:42 NewYorkMetsBot POST GAME THREAD: The Mets defeated the Braves by a score of 7-2 - Sat, Sep 19 @ 07:07 PM EDT

Braves @ Mets - Sat, Sep 19

Game Status: Final - Score: 7-2 Mets

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Braves Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Acuña Jr. - CF 2 0 0 0 3 1 3 .250 .411 .583
2 Freeman - 1B 5 0 0 0 0 4 8 .349 .461 .640
3 Ozuna - LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .313 .402 .596
4 d'Arnaud - DH 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 .336 .400 .566
5 Duvall - RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .255 .316 .602
6 Albies - 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .247 .281 .471
7 Swanson - SS 3 0 1 0 1 2 2 .271 .342 .435
8 Riley, A - 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 .244 .303 .430
9 Flowers - C 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .246 .338 .404
Totals 31 2 6 2 7 15 23
Braves
BATTING: 2B: Duvall (8, Peterson, D); Riley, A (6, Peterson, D); Swanson (13, Castro, M); Flowers (6, Ramírez, E). HR: Duvall (16, 6th inning off Peterson, D, 0 on, 2 out); d'Arnaud (9, 8th inning off Familia, 0 on, 1 out). TB: d'Arnaud 4; Duvall 6; Flowers 2; Riley, A 2; Swanson 2. RBI: d'Arnaud (31); Duvall (33). 2-out RBI: Duvall. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Freeman 3; d'Arnaud; Riley, A 2. GIDP: Freeman. Team RISP: 0-for-11. Team LOB: 9.
FIELDING: E: Duvall (2, fielding).
Mets Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Nimmo - CF 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 .283 .408 .512
2 Conforto - RF 4 1 1 0 1 1 4 .335 .427 .536
3 Davis, J - 3B 4 0 0 0 1 3 3 .263 .380 .415
Frazier, T - 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .305 .380
4 Smith, Do - 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .329 .392 .632
5 Canó - 2B 4 1 3 3 0 1 0 .331 .373 .570
Rosario, A - SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .283 .379
6 Alonso, P - DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .210 .308 .431
7 McNeil - LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .325 .398 .490
8 Gimenez - 2B 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 .275 .350 .394
9 Chirinos, R - C 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .138 .208 .185
Totals 34 7 10 7 4 12 16
Mets
BATTING: 2B: Chirinos, R (3, Anderson); McNeil (14, Greene). HR: Smith, Do (9, 8th inning off Greene, 0 on, 0 out); Canó (9, 8th inning off Greene, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Canó 6; Chirinos, R 3; Conforto; Gimenez; McNeil 2; Nimmo; Smith, Do 4. RBI: Canó 3 (28); Chirinos, R (4); Nimmo 2 (18); Smith, Do (41). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Conforto; Davis, J 2; McNeil. Team RISP: 3-for-11. Team LOB: 8.
FIELDING: Pickoffs: Peterson, D (Acuña Jr. at 1st base). DP: (Canó-Gimenez-Smith, Do).
Braves Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Anderson (L, 3-1) 4.2 4 3 3 4 8 0 99-58 2.36
Matzek 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 20-14 3.28
Smith, W 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 18-9 4.85
Greene 0.1 5 4 4 0 0 2 21-13 2.63
Webb 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 10-5 0.00
Totals 8.0 10 7 7 4 12 2
Mets Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Peterson, D (W, 5-2) 6.0 3 1 1 4 10 1 102-62 3.80
Castro, M (H, 5) 0.1 1 0 0 2 1 0 21-9 4.03
Wilson, J (H, 8) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-1 4.00
Familia (H, 5) 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 15-9 3.52
Ramírez, E 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 17-9 0.68
Totals 9.0 6 2 2 7 15 2
Game Info
WP: Anderson.
HBP: Gimenez (by Greene).
Pitches-strikes: Anderson 99-58; Matzek 20-14; Smith, W 18-9; Greene 21-13; Webb 10-5; Peterson, D 102-62; Castro, M 21-9; Wilson, J 2-1; Familia 15-9; Ramírez, E 17-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Anderson 2-2; Matzek 0-0; Smith, W 1-0; Greene 0-0; Webb 0-0; Peterson, D 2-1; Castro, M 0-0; Wilson, J 1-0; Familia 0-0; Ramírez, E 0-1.
Batters faced: Anderson 22; Matzek 4; Smith, W 4; Greene 7; Webb 2; Peterson, D 24; Castro, M 4; Wilson, J; Familia 4; Ramírez, E 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Webb 2-0; Wilson, J 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Sean Barber. 1B: Alan Porter. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Adam Beck.
Weather: 62 degrees, Clear.
Wind: 10 mph, In From LF.
First pitch: 7:09 PM.
T: 3:32.
Venue: Citi Field.
September 19, 2020
Inning Scoring Play Score
Bottom 1 Robinson Cano singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Brandon Nimmo scores. Michael Conforto scores. J.D. Davis to 2nd. 2-0 NYM
Bottom 4 Robinson Chirinos doubles (3) on a ground ball to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Andres Gimenez scores. 3-0 NYM
Top 6 Adam Duvall homers (16) on a line drive to left field. 3-1 NYM
Top 8 Travis d'Arnaud homers (9) on a line drive to center field. 3-2 NYM
Bottom 8 Dominic Smith homers (9) on a line drive to center field. 4-2 NYM
Bottom 8 Robinson Cano homers (9) on a line drive to right center field. 5-2 NYM
Bottom 8 Brandon Nimmo singles on a ground ball to right fielder Adam Duvall. Jeff McNeil scores. Andres Gimenez scores. Robinson Chirinos to 2nd. 7-2 NYM
Team Highlight
NYM Brandon Nimmo's two-run single (00:00:33)
NYM Robinson Canó goes back-to-back (00:00:31)
NYM Dominic Smith's solo big fly (00:00:36)
ATL Travis d'Arnaud's solo home run (00:00:35)
NYM Justin Wilson escapes the jam (00:00:19)
ATL Adam Duvall's 16th home run (00:00:46)
NYM Robinson Chirinos' RBI double (00:00:40)
NYM Robinson Canó's two-run knock (00:00:44)
NYM Erasmo Ramírez gets the last out (00:00:25)
NYM Peterson picks off Acuña Jr. (00:00:28)
ATL Adam Duvall mic'd up in right (00:01:28)
NYM David Peterson deals 10 punchouts (00:01:29)
ATL Ian Anderson strikes out eight (00:00:54)
NYM Smith, Canó belt pair of HRs (00:01:07)
NYM Robinson Canó's 420 foot home run (00:00:32)
ATL Braves vs. Mets Highlights (00:02:39)
NYM Robinson Canó's 3-hit 3 RBI game (00:01:32)
NYM David Peterson fans Freeman (00:00:17)
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Braves 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 6 1 9
Mets 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 7 10 0 8

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2020.09.20 04:42 Blooper_Bot The Braves fell to the Mets by a score of 7-2 - Sat, Sep 19 @ 07:07 PM EDT

Braves @ Mets - Sat, Sep 19

Game Status: Game Over - Score: 7-2 Mets

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Braves Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Acuña Jr. - CF 2 0 0 0 3 1 3 .250 .411 .583
2 Freeman - 1B 5 0 0 0 0 4 8 .349 .461 .640
3 Ozuna - LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .313 .402 .596
4 d'Arnaud - DH 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 .336 .400 .566
5 Duvall - RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .255 .316 .602
6 Albies - 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .247 .281 .471
7 Swanson - SS 3 0 1 0 1 2 2 .271 .342 .435
8 Riley, A - 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 .244 .303 .430
9 Flowers - C 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .246 .338 .404
Totals 31 2 6 2 7 15 23
Braves
BATTING: 2B: Duvall (8, Peterson, D); Riley, A (6, Peterson, D); Swanson (13, Castro, M); Flowers (6, Ramírez, E). HR: Duvall (16, 6th inning off Peterson, D, 0 on, 2 out); d'Arnaud (9, 8th inning off Familia, 0 on, 1 out). TB: d'Arnaud 4; Duvall 6; Flowers 2; Riley, A 2; Swanson 2. RBI: d'Arnaud (31); Duvall (33). 2-out RBI: Duvall. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Freeman 3; d'Arnaud; Riley, A 2. GIDP: Freeman. Team RISP: 0-for-11. Team LOB: 9.
FIELDING: E: Duvall (2, fielding).
Mets Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Nimmo - CF 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 .283 .408 .512
2 Conforto - RF 4 1 1 0 1 1 4 .335 .427 .536
3 Davis, J - 3B 4 0 0 0 1 3 3 .263 .380 .415
Frazier, T - 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .305 .380
4 Smith, Do - 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .329 .392 .632
5 Canó - 2B 4 1 3 3 0 1 0 .331 .373 .570
Rosario, A - SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .283 .379
6 Alonso, P - DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .210 .308 .431
7 McNeil - LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .325 .398 .490
8 Gimenez - 2B 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 .275 .350 .394
9 Chirinos, R - C 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .138 .208 .185
Totals 34 7 10 7 4 12 16
Mets
BATTING: 2B: Chirinos, R (3, Anderson); McNeil (14, Greene). HR: Smith, Do (9, 8th inning off Greene, 0 on, 0 out); Canó (9, 8th inning off Greene, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Canó 6; Chirinos, R 3; Conforto; Gimenez; McNeil 2; Nimmo; Smith, Do 4. RBI: Canó 3 (28); Chirinos, R (4); Nimmo 2 (18); Smith, Do (41). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Conforto; Davis, J 2; McNeil. Team RISP: 3-for-11. Team LOB: 8.
FIELDING: Pickoffs: Peterson, D (Acuña Jr. at 1st base). DP: (Canó-Gimenez-Smith, Do).
Braves Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Anderson (L, 3-1) 4.2 4 3 3 4 8 0 99-58 2.36
Matzek 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 20-14 3.28
Smith, W 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 18-9 4.85
Greene 0.1 5 4 4 0 0 2 21-13 2.63
Webb 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 10-5 0.00
Totals 8.0 10 7 7 4 12 2
Mets Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Peterson, D (W, 5-2) 6.0 3 1 1 4 10 1 102-62 3.80
Castro, M (H, 5) 0.1 1 0 0 2 1 0 21-9 4.03
Wilson, J (H, 8) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-1 4.00
Familia (H, 5) 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 15-9 3.52
Ramírez, E 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 17-9 0.68
Totals 9.0 6 2 2 7 15 2
Game Info
WP: Anderson.
HBP: Gimenez (by Greene).
Pitches-strikes: Anderson 99-58; Matzek 20-14; Smith, W 18-9; Greene 21-13; Webb 10-5; Peterson, D 102-62; Castro, M 21-9; Wilson, J 2-1; Familia 15-9; Ramírez, E 17-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Anderson 2-2; Matzek 0-0; Smith, W 1-0; Greene 0-0; Webb 0-0; Peterson, D 2-1; Castro, M 0-0; Wilson, J 1-0; Familia 0-0; Ramírez, E 0-1.
Batters faced: Anderson 22; Matzek 4; Smith, W 4; Greene 7; Webb 2; Peterson, D 24; Castro, M 4; Wilson, J; Familia 4; Ramírez, E 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Webb 2-0; Wilson, J 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Sean Barber. 1B: Alan Porter. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Adam Beck.
Weather: 62 degrees, Clear.
Wind: 10 mph, In From LF.
First pitch: 7:09 PM.
T: 3:32.
Venue: Citi Field.
September 19, 2020
Inning Scoring Play Score
Bottom 1 Robinson Cano singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Brandon Nimmo scores. Michael Conforto scores. J.D. Davis to 2nd. 2-0 NYM
Bottom 4 Robinson Chirinos doubles (3) on a ground ball to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Andres Gimenez scores. 3-0 NYM
Top 6 Adam Duvall homers (16) on a line drive to left field. 3-1 NYM
Top 8 Travis d'Arnaud homers (9) on a line drive to center field. 3-2 NYM
Bottom 8 Dominic Smith homers (9) on a line drive to center field. 4-2 NYM
Bottom 8 Robinson Cano homers (9) on a line drive to right center field. 5-2 NYM
Bottom 8 Brandon Nimmo singles on a ground ball to right fielder Adam Duvall. Jeff McNeil scores. Andres Gimenez scores. Robinson Chirinos to 2nd. 7-2 NYM
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Mets 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 7 10 0 8

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2020.09.20 00:52 Blooper_Bot Game Thread: Braves (30-21) @ Mets (23-28) - Sat, Sep 19 @ 07:07 PM EDT

Braves @ Mets - Sat, Sep 19

Game Status: Game Over - Score: 7-2 Mets

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Braves Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Acuña Jr. - CF 2 0 0 0 3 1 3 .250 .411 .583
2 Freeman - 1B 5 0 0 0 0 4 8 .349 .461 .640
3 Ozuna - LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .313 .402 .596
4 d'Arnaud - DH 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 .336 .400 .566
5 Duvall - RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .255 .316 .602
6 Albies - 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .247 .281 .471
7 Swanson - SS 3 0 1 0 1 2 2 .271 .342 .435
8 Riley, A - 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 .244 .303 .430
9 Flowers - C 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .246 .338 .404
Totals 31 2 6 2 7 15 23
Braves
BATTING: 2B: Duvall (8, Peterson, D); Riley, A (6, Peterson, D); Swanson (13, Castro, M); Flowers (6, Ramírez, E). HR: Duvall (16, 6th inning off Peterson, D, 0 on, 2 out); d'Arnaud (9, 8th inning off Familia, 0 on, 1 out). TB: d'Arnaud 4; Duvall 6; Flowers 2; Riley, A 2; Swanson 2. RBI: d'Arnaud (31); Duvall (33). 2-out RBI: Duvall. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Freeman 3; d'Arnaud; Riley, A 2. GIDP: Freeman. Team RISP: 0-for-11. Team LOB: 9.
FIELDING: E: Duvall (2, fielding).
Mets Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Nimmo - CF 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 .283 .408 .512
2 Conforto - RF 4 1 1 0 1 1 4 .335 .427 .536
3 Davis, J - 3B 4 0 0 0 1 3 3 .263 .380 .415
Frazier, T - 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .305 .380
4 Smith, Do - 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .329 .392 .632
5 Canó - 2B 4 1 3 3 0 1 0 .331 .373 .570
Rosario, A - SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .283 .379
6 Alonso, P - DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .210 .308 .431
7 McNeil - LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .325 .398 .490
8 Gimenez - 2B 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 .275 .350 .394
9 Chirinos, R - C 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .138 .208 .185
Totals 34 7 10 7 4 12 16
Mets
BATTING: 2B: Chirinos, R (3, Anderson); McNeil (14, Greene). HR: Smith, Do (9, 8th inning off Greene, 0 on, 0 out); Canó (9, 8th inning off Greene, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Canó 6; Chirinos, R 3; Conforto; Gimenez; McNeil 2; Nimmo; Smith, Do 4. RBI: Canó 3 (28); Chirinos, R (4); Nimmo 2 (18); Smith, Do (41). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Conforto; Davis, J 2; McNeil. Team RISP: 3-for-11. Team LOB: 8.
FIELDING: Pickoffs: Peterson, D (Acuña Jr. at 1st base). DP: (Canó-Gimenez-Smith, Do).
Braves Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Anderson (L, 3-1) 4.2 4 3 3 4 8 0 99-58 2.36
Matzek 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 20-14 3.28
Smith, W 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 18-9 4.85
Greene 0.1 5 4 4 0 0 2 21-13 2.63
Webb 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 10-5 0.00
Totals 8.0 10 7 7 4 12 2
Mets Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Peterson, D (W, 5-2) 6.0 3 1 1 4 10 1 102-62 3.80
Castro, M (H, 5) 0.1 1 0 0 2 1 0 21-9 4.03
Wilson, J (H, 8) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-1 4.00
Familia (H, 5) 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 15-9 3.52
Ramírez, E 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 17-9 0.68
Totals 9.0 6 2 2 7 15 2
Game Info
WP: Anderson.
HBP: Gimenez (by Greene).
Pitches-strikes: Anderson 99-58; Matzek 20-14; Smith, W 18-9; Greene 21-13; Webb 10-5; Peterson, D 102-62; Castro, M 21-9; Wilson, J 2-1; Familia 15-9; Ramírez, E 17-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Anderson 2-2; Matzek 0-0; Smith, W 1-0; Greene 0-0; Webb 0-0; Peterson, D 2-1; Castro, M 0-0; Wilson, J 1-0; Familia 0-0; Ramírez, E 0-1.
Batters faced: Anderson 22; Matzek 4; Smith, W 4; Greene 7; Webb 2; Peterson, D 24; Castro, M 4; Wilson, J; Familia 4; Ramírez, E 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Webb 2-0; Wilson, J 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Sean Barber. 1B: Alan Porter. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Adam Beck.
Weather: 62 degrees, Clear.
Wind: 10 mph, In From LF.
First pitch: 7:09 PM.
T: 3:32.
Venue: Citi Field.
September 19, 2020
Inning Scoring Play Score
Bottom 1 Robinson Cano singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Brandon Nimmo scores. Michael Conforto scores. J.D. Davis to 2nd. 2-0 NYM
Bottom 4 Robinson Chirinos doubles (3) on a ground ball to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Andres Gimenez scores. 3-0 NYM
Top 6 Adam Duvall homers (16) on a line drive to left field. 3-1 NYM
Top 8 Travis d'Arnaud homers (9) on a line drive to center field. 3-2 NYM
Bottom 8 Dominic Smith homers (9) on a line drive to center field. 4-2 NYM
Bottom 8 Robinson Cano homers (9) on a line drive to right center field. 5-2 NYM
Bottom 8 Brandon Nimmo singles on a ground ball to right fielder Adam Duvall. Jeff McNeil scores. Andres Gimenez scores. Robinson Chirinos to 2nd. 7-2 NYM
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2020.09.19 23:07 NewYorkMetsBot GAME THREAD: Braves (30-21) @ Mets (23-28) - Sat, Sep 19 @ 07:07 PM EDT

Braves @ Mets - Sat, Sep 19

Game Status: Final - Score: 7-2 Mets

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Braves Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Acuña Jr. - CF 2 0 0 0 3 1 3 .250 .411 .583
2 Freeman - 1B 5 0 0 0 0 4 8 .349 .461 .640
3 Ozuna - LF 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .313 .402 .596
4 d'Arnaud - DH 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 .336 .400 .566
5 Duvall - RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 0 .255 .316 .602
6 Albies - 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .247 .281 .471
7 Swanson - SS 3 0 1 0 1 2 2 .271 .342 .435
8 Riley, A - 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 .244 .303 .430
9 Flowers - C 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .246 .338 .404
Totals 31 2 6 2 7 15 23
Braves
BATTING: 2B: Duvall (8, Peterson, D); Riley, A (6, Peterson, D); Swanson (13, Castro, M); Flowers (6, Ramírez, E). HR: Duvall (16, 6th inning off Peterson, D, 0 on, 2 out); d'Arnaud (9, 8th inning off Familia, 0 on, 1 out). TB: d'Arnaud 4; Duvall 6; Flowers 2; Riley, A 2; Swanson 2. RBI: d'Arnaud (31); Duvall (33). 2-out RBI: Duvall. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Freeman 3; d'Arnaud; Riley, A 2. GIDP: Freeman. Team RISP: 0-for-11. Team LOB: 9.
FIELDING: E: Duvall (2, fielding).
Mets Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Nimmo - CF 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 .283 .408 .512
2 Conforto - RF 4 1 1 0 1 1 4 .335 .427 .536
3 Davis, J - 3B 4 0 0 0 1 3 3 .263 .380 .415
Frazier, T - 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .305 .380
4 Smith, Do - 1B 4 1 1 1 0 1 3 .329 .392 .632
5 Canó - 2B 4 1 3 3 0 1 0 .331 .373 .570
Rosario, A - SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .283 .379
6 Alonso, P - DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .210 .308 .431
7 McNeil - LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .325 .398 .490
8 Gimenez - 2B 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 .275 .350 .394
9 Chirinos, R - C 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .138 .208 .185
Totals 34 7 10 7 4 12 16
Mets
BATTING: 2B: Chirinos, R (3, Anderson); McNeil (14, Greene). HR: Smith, Do (9, 8th inning off Greene, 0 on, 0 out); Canó (9, 8th inning off Greene, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Canó 6; Chirinos, R 3; Conforto; Gimenez; McNeil 2; Nimmo; Smith, Do 4. RBI: Canó 3 (28); Chirinos, R (4); Nimmo 2 (18); Smith, Do (41). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Conforto; Davis, J 2; McNeil. Team RISP: 3-for-11. Team LOB: 8.
FIELDING: Pickoffs: Peterson, D (Acuña Jr. at 1st base). DP: (Canó-Gimenez-Smith, Do).
Braves Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Anderson (L, 3-1) 4.2 4 3 3 4 8 0 99-58 2.36
Matzek 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 20-14 3.28
Smith, W 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 18-9 4.85
Greene 0.1 5 4 4 0 0 2 21-13 2.63
Webb 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 10-5 0.00
Totals 8.0 10 7 7 4 12 2
Mets Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Peterson, D (W, 5-2) 6.0 3 1 1 4 10 1 102-62 3.80
Castro, M (H, 5) 0.1 1 0 0 2 1 0 21-9 4.03
Wilson, J (H, 8) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-1 4.00
Familia (H, 5) 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 15-9 3.52
Ramírez, E 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 17-9 0.68
Totals 9.0 6 2 2 7 15 2
Game Info
WP: Anderson.
HBP: Gimenez (by Greene).
Pitches-strikes: Anderson 99-58; Matzek 20-14; Smith, W 18-9; Greene 21-13; Webb 10-5; Peterson, D 102-62; Castro, M 21-9; Wilson, J 2-1; Familia 15-9; Ramírez, E 17-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Anderson 2-2; Matzek 0-0; Smith, W 1-0; Greene 0-0; Webb 0-0; Peterson, D 2-1; Castro, M 0-0; Wilson, J 1-0; Familia 0-0; Ramírez, E 0-1.
Batters faced: Anderson 22; Matzek 4; Smith, W 4; Greene 7; Webb 2; Peterson, D 24; Castro, M 4; Wilson, J; Familia 4; Ramírez, E 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Webb 2-0; Wilson, J 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Sean Barber. 1B: Alan Porter. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Adam Beck.
Weather: 62 degrees, Clear.
Wind: 10 mph, In From LF.
First pitch: 7:09 PM.
T: 3:32.
Venue: Citi Field.
September 19, 2020
Inning Scoring Play Score
Bottom 1 Robinson Cano singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Brandon Nimmo scores. Michael Conforto scores. J.D. Davis to 2nd. 2-0 NYM
Bottom 4 Robinson Chirinos doubles (3) on a ground ball to left fielder Marcell Ozuna. Andres Gimenez scores. 3-0 NYM
Top 6 Adam Duvall homers (16) on a line drive to left field. 3-1 NYM
Top 8 Travis d'Arnaud homers (9) on a line drive to center field. 3-2 NYM
Bottom 8 Dominic Smith homers (9) on a line drive to center field. 4-2 NYM
Bottom 8 Robinson Cano homers (9) on a line drive to right center field. 5-2 NYM
Bottom 8 Brandon Nimmo singles on a ground ball to right fielder Adam Duvall. Jeff McNeil scores. Andres Gimenez scores. Robinson Chirinos to 2nd. 7-2 NYM
Team Highlight
NYM Brandon Nimmo's two-run single (00:00:33)
NYM Robinson Canó goes back-to-back (00:00:31)
NYM Dominic Smith's solo big fly (00:00:36)
ATL Travis d'Arnaud's solo home run (00:00:35)
NYM Justin Wilson escapes the jam (00:00:19)
ATL Adam Duvall's 16th home run (00:00:46)
NYM Robinson Chirinos' RBI double (00:00:40)
NYM Robinson Canó's two-run knock (00:00:44)
NYM Erasmo Ramírez gets the last out (00:00:25)
NYM Peterson picks off Acuña Jr. (00:00:28)
ATL Adam Duvall mic'd up in right (00:01:28)
NYM David Peterson deals 10 punchouts (00:01:29)
ATL Ian Anderson strikes out eight (00:00:54)
NYM Smith, Canó belt pair of HRs (00:01:07)
NYM Robinson Canó's 420 foot home run (00:00:32)
ATL Braves vs. Mets Highlights (00:02:39)
NYM Robinson Canó's 3-hit 3 RBI game (00:01:32)
NYM David Peterson fans Freeman (00:00:17)
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2020.09.19 00:59 LordCongra [Runes & Brews] - Book 1: Trouble Brewing, Chapter 7

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“Theo! Theo, wake up! Come on, Theo!”
A worried voice called out to Theo. Somewhere, distantly, he could feel himself being shaken. Something pressed to his lips - a sharp, tangy flavor entered his mouth moments later.
He shot up moments later, coughing and sputtering as potion went down his windpipe. Pain lanced through Theo’s head. Dull ringing filled his thoughts.
“Theo, what happened? Are you okay?” a voice asked through the ringing.
He turned to see who it was. His vision was blurry so Theo found himself looking at an indistinct blob topped with teal. Telsa. Noise to his left potentially indicated his door opening. It was so hard to tell with all of the ringing.
A smooth something entered his grasp. Right. The potion. Theo upended the bottle into his mouth, drinking down every last drop. Warm, comforting energy shifted through him. The ringing calmed down enough that he could focus once more. His vision cleared, bringing Telsa into sharp relief.
Theo turned his head, wincing at the motion. Adam was there now with Pina pushing herself through the doorway just behind him. A thick sheen of sweat coated his skin and he was breathing heavily. He wondered how they knew to come here, but was in too much pain to care.
“Is he okay?” Pina asked, sidling up to Telsa.
“I’m… alright. I think,” Theo said, wincing as a wave of pain roiled through his head once more. “Great Taberna, my head hurts.”
“I didn’t take you for a religious man, The-ow!” Adam said, glaring at Telsa as she elbowed him in the side.
“Ignore him. Theo, what happened? I saw Maraz walk out of your store, I was coming by to check in and I saw you collapse,” Telsa said, kneeling down next to Theo.
“I’m not religious. It just felt good to say in the moment, I suppose. Oh, um, sorry if you’re a follower of Taberna! I have the utmost respect for her-”
“Theo. Focus. What happened?” Telsa snapped, placing a hand on him.
“Ah, right. Maraz came in once again to try and make me change my prices.” He glanced between the three of them, grimacing. “I refused once more, and manual casted my air cage enchantment as a spell to stop him from…” He swallowed, clearing his throat. “Hurting me.”
“And? What happened then?” Pina asked, leaning in.
“He resisted, of course,” Theo said, clenching a fist. “And overpowered me quite easily.”
“Wait, go back a second. You manual casted based on an enchantment blueprint? How?” Adam asked, the concerned set of his brows shifting up with interest.
“Most of the groundwork was in place, I just had to reorder some of the runes to allow me to cast it rather than to function from an enchantment,” Theo said, shrugging, which made him grab at his head once more. “Goodness gracious, why am I in so much pain?”
“Wait, Theo. Check your mana pool for me,” Adam said, kneeling down as a soft green light coalesced around his hand. Soothing mana entered him, helping to stave off the pain. He tried to not let Adam laying his hands on him distract him.
“Why should I-” Theo’s eyes widened. His mana pool was at least double the capacity it had been this morning. “It’s… enormous. Probably double what it was before.”
“Oh, gods. Theo, you Snapped,” Telsa said, eyes widening and darting across his form as if she could see the change herself.
“Snapped?” Theo asked, his voice raising an octave. He immediately checked over his arms and legs, making sure they were in one piece.
“...What are you doing?” Adam asked, quirking an eyebrow.
“Snapping has a chance of one’s limbs exploding or their… body… melting… right?” Theo asked, his words petering out at the combined deadpan of Adam, Telsa, and Pina.
“What did they teach you back in Renwurd?” Pina asked, crossing her arms.
“The wrong information, I suppose,” Theo said, electing to not meet her eyes as his cheeks tinged with heat.
“Well, regardless. Theo, that was dangerous! Snapping may not make your limbs explode or whatever but your mana pool could have been irreversibly damaged. You got lucky,” Telsa said, tapping him on the chest for effect.
If his eyes could widen further, they did. Theo gulped. “H-How do I know it wasn’t damaged?”
“You’d know by now, trust me. Mana pool damage is pretty obvious,” Adam said, frowning and continuing to pulse healing mana into him.
He breathed a sigh of relief. “Thank goodness. Is that why I only rarely hear of adventurers Snapping?”
“Yeah, those guys are idi- ahem, taking… unnecessary risks,” Adam said, mouth drawing into a grimace.
Theo got the memo. His face blistered with heat. “I didn’t try to Snap. It just… happened. Maraz pushed against my spell, I tried to hold it, and next thing I know it feels like someone ran a sword through my head.”
“Snapping will do that. On the bright side, you have more mana capacity and it should be more powerful. So it’s not all a loss, I guess,” Pina said, shrugging.
“He might win against Maraz this time with a little more practice,” Adam said, Telsa glaring at him.
“Don’t encourage him. He might not get lucky with another Snap,” she said, crossing her arms. “Maraz isn’t a lightweight when it comes to magic. You know that.”
“Can’t argue with that.” Adam stared dreamily out the window. “Man, if I could have arms like his…”
“Not helping. Theo, are you doing okay? You should get some rest,” Telsa said, laying the back of her hand on his forehead as if checking for a fever.
“The potion helped most of the pain. And Adam’s spell. Thank you, by the way. I… do think sleep would be nice, however,” Theo said, his head swiveling back to the door to his home. “Oh, and Telsa, thank you for having Adam watch over me last night. That was a really sweet gesture.”
“What? I did-” She shared a look with Adam. “Not totally think you’d know he was here. He was supposed to leave by morning. He can stay again tonight, if you’d like.”
Theo considered the throbbing of his head. An increased heart rate didn’t sound ideal on top of that right now. “I… believe I’ll be okay. Maraz told me I have another chance. I don’t believe he’ll be back tonight at the very least.”
Adam frowned. “You sure? I don’t mind staying. I sort of got in enough sleep.”
“You have your test coming up, Adam. I wouldn’t want you to be lacking sleep for it. I’ll be fine, I promise. I’ll sleep with a wand by my side, which reminds me…” Theo said, scanning the room. He found his wand on the floor.
Pina followed his line of sight. “I got it.” She walked over and retrieved the wand, handing it to Theo with a smile. “Here you go.”
He took the implement gingerly, inspecting it for any damage. “Good, it’s unharmed. This one took me a while to make. It’s a lightning enchantment not unlike my Stun Bolt, but channeled. It’s ideal for monster capture requests. Or Maraz, as was my plan before he made me drop it.”
“You trying to sell us on another wand or…?” Telsa trailed off.
Theo colored once more. “Oh! Sorry, no, I just get a little carried away at times.”
“Mm. Well, we should all head home and let you rest. Snapping isn’t the most comfortable experience but you should be fine. I think,” Telsa said, eyes shifting upward in thought.
“You think? Telsa, that’s not particularly reassuring,” Theo said, toying with the buttons on his vest almost subconsciously.
She waved a hand dismissively. “I’ve known an adventurer or two that Snapped. Once it happens, you’re fine as long as your mana pool isn’t damaged.”
Theo considered for a moment, feeling the subtle throb of a vein on his temple. “Okay then. Sleep sounds nice.” His stomach growled. “Maybe some food first.”
“I’ll run to my parents’ restaurant and get you something to eat!” Pina said, already moving towards the door.
He nodded to her. “Thank you, Pina. I appreciate that. How did you and Adam know to come here, anyway?”
“Of course, I owe you too, y’know.” She winked. “I saw Maraz walking away, so I came running. Telsa told me Adam’s address and had me come get him. You should have seen him running here! He beat me and I was using my Vortex Sprint!
Hope seeded itself in Theo once more. He looked to Adam. “Really?”
Adam scratched the back of his head, his ears turning red. “Uh, yeah, I was… scared we’d lose such a good shopkeeper.” He laughed awkwardly.
Just as soon as the seed had taken root, it was torn away. “Oh. Of course. Well, thank you all for coming to my aid so quickly. I appreciate it more than I can express. I’ll leave the door unlocked for you Pina and just… lay here.”
She looked between Adam and Theo, frowning. “Okay. I’ll be right back.” Walking out the door, Theo heard her call “Vortex Sprint!” before the tapping of her feet faded off.
“We’ll come check on you again in the morning, okay, Theo?” Telsa asked, laying a hand on his shoulder.
He smiled at her. “I’ll be happy to see you both. Hopefully I’ll be feeling better.”
After they stepped out and closed the door, Theo could have sworn he heard a light slap over the remaining ringing in his ear.
He shifted his position, laying down and staring up at the stars through his still-open roof slats. The moon was overhead, so he felt a soft trickle of mana flow back into him. Not nearly as powerful as sunlight, but it began to fill the empty vessel within him. It, fortunately, wasn’t painful for him to hold mana like he thought it might be.
Most of the pounding in Theo’s head had reached a more tolerable level once Pina arrived with food.
She opened a small wax paper wrapping. “Tadaa! I brought you some pulled terrapork. I figured with your head hurting you’d want something easier to chew.”
The earthy aroma of the terrapork complemented by various spices grabbed Theo’s attention. His stomach was roaring now. Pina stared at him expectantly. He retrieved a fork from the kitchen and dug in.
Theo’s mouth erupted with fire - or at least it felt like fire. “Oh! Hot!” He fanned his mouth, wishing he had something to drink.
“You like it? It has traditional perren spices,” she said, picking up strips of pork from her own wax paper with her fingers and popping them in her mouth.
Bracing himself, he took another fork-worth of pork and chewed it. The spice didn’t get any better. “It’s, um, delicious.” He forced himself to swallow, feeling the heat in the back of his throat. “I don’t usually eat spicy foods…” His eyes were watering now and his nose was running.
“My dad said spices are the best thing for a Snap. Well, he uses spices for just about everything, actually. Now that I think about it, he might have just been making that up. Huh,” she said, shrugging and eating more of her meal.
Theo took another painful swallow. He wouldn’t want to be rude. “Well, the uh, burning is certainly distracting me from the Snap pain.”
Pina smiled, pleased. “See? My dad knows everything!”
He nodded to her, taking another regretful bite. He eventually had to gulp down a cup of milk upon Pina’s suggestion.
“Thank you for bringing me dinner, Pina. I appreciate it. For as… uncomfortable as it was, I have to admit, it was delicious,” Theo said, electing to not tell her his lips felt like they were on fire and his tongue was numb at this point.
“No problem, Theo. My dad will be happy you liked his cooking! He still wants you to stop by sometime, y’know,” she said, nudging him in the side with an elbow.
“I’d be happy to, I just need to get the whole… Maraz situation settled. The air cage was somewhat of a failure, but I have a new idea I’m going to work on tomorrow after I get some potions made.”
“Sounds good to me, I’m all set on stamina potions for now so I’m gonna head home. It’s past my bedtime,” she said, indicating the night sky from above.
“Oh goodness, sorry to be keeping you up! I know you have to wake up early for your deliveries I shouldn’t have had you bring me-”
“Theo. I wanted to. I’ll just be a little tired tomorrow, it’s fine,” she said, planting a hand on his shoulder.
“Well, you head home now and get some rest, okay? Thank you again for the food, and for bringing Adam. His healing spell really helped.”
She grinned, her pointed teeth showing. “You’re welcome. I tried to swap the runes on that healing spell you showed me, but I had no idea what I was doing. It just kept casting on myself.”
“Oh, it’d be easier at that point to make a whole new spell, yours is specialized for the legs after all. If you’d like, I can add that to the list of manual casting I’ll teach you. We’re still on for this weekend, correct?”
“Yep. I made sure I didn’t have any plans. My dad thinks you’re my boyfriend or something, by the way. But I saw you making eyes at Adam,” she said, waggling her brows.
It wasn’t just Theo’s mouth that was burning now. “Uh, no I was just um-”
“You like him, admit it. You’re like pods on the same branch or whatever,” she said, waving a hand dismissively.
He stared at her for a moment, blinking. “...I’m going to have to find you a book on common phrases or something. And, yes - but keep it a secret! He’s not interested in me so I’d rather not push him away.”
Pina laughed while Theo politely waited for her to stop. She didn’t. For nearly a minute. Wiping sap from the corners of her eyes, she regarded Theo. “You think he’s not interested? Theo. He’s giving you the same looks that you’re giving him. Do you know just how fast he sprinted here when he heard you collapsed? He beat me here. And I wasn’t lying when I said I Vortex Sprinted.”
His heart sped up. “Are you sure? Because he said it was Telsa who had him guard my shop and-”
She put her hands on her hips. “Absolutely sure.”
Theo stared down at the floor, his thoughts returning to each interaction with Adam. “Oh.”
She nodded. “Mhm.”
He scratched his head. “...What should I say?”
Pina shrugged again. “That you like him? I’dunno. You’ve gotta figure that part out yourself.”
He eyed her pleadingly. “You sure you can’t just… tell me?”
Her face turned deadpan. “No. It’s gotta come from the heart!”
“You’ve been listening to bards, haven’t you?” Theo grumbled.
“...Maybe. Anyway, I really need to get home now. Bye, Theo!” she said, already halfway out the door before he even registered her passing.
Theo kicked the floor. “Gosh darn it.”
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Morning arrived and Theo was not ready for it. Most of the pain from yesterday had faded with a good night’s rest, but he felt like garbage anyway. The sun felt like pinpricks in his eyes, reminding him of the singular time he’d let loose with drinking. Never again.
Remind me to never Snap again.
He’d left his window uncovered by the drapes last night, so his mana pool was already decently filled now. This is close to my previous full capacity, just how long will it take to fill up?
A mental probing of his mana pool confirmed one curiosity - his mana density was certainly higher now. Guess Pina was right about the strength boost. At least that’s one positive to come out of all of this.
Theo shuffled through his morning routine, grumbling to himself. He felt grouchier than usual, but that was probably just from the pain. He had a couple of hours until he needed to open his shop, so he dragged himself into his workshop.
Sliding his hand across his alchemy table, the runes lit up and the gemstones glowed brightly. Too brightly. Hm, is my mana empowering the table more than usual? He tried to adjust how much mana he was feeding into the table but his mana pool felt… leaky. It was hard to control.
Well, I suppose there’s nothing wrong with the table running stronger. The runes appear to be handling it just fine, he thought, prodding the table a few times.
Theo grabbed ingredients out of his bags on the ground, finding the vindiya root he needed for more healing potions.
Just need to replace some philtres. One additional for the one I used too.
He grinded the vindiya root into workably small pieces, cheering up slightly as he settled into his process. The lively smell of the root helped stave off some of the remains of the headache he had.
Running water through the glass tubing of his alchemy table, he made sure to clean out any potion residue. It wouldn’t do to mix potion types, he wasn’t experienced enough to do something like that yet. Though… maybe I’m strong enough, now? Something to test for later.
Theo rubbed the tiredness out of his eyes, finally remembering to open the roof slats. Goodness, not much is going right this morning, is it?
His water in the glass container was just beginning to bubble up now, so he took the opportunity to begin his craft. Placing the crushed up vindiya root chunks into the water with some gallarant seeds, he pointed a hand at the container. “Distill.
The sudden shift of color on his table’s stability gem was unexpected. Red. Already?
“Oh goodness. Attenuate.” He tried to slow the stream of mana, but everything he attempted ended up pushing more into the spell.
The previous spread of green root in the potion water pulled back together. The stability gem glowed brightly green once more while the concentration gem changed back from purple to yellow.
Perhaps if I try it again…?
Theo tried to firmly grasp his mana pool, pulling only the mana he needed. “Distill.” More slipped from his grasp. Red again.
“I can fix this. It’ll just be a rather viscous potion. Let’s try Condense.” Mana pulsed into the water, turning it gelatinous in seconds. A teal gem on the table shifted to a bright pink, following suit with his shifting of the potion’s viscosity. Fortunately, the stability gem shifted green once more as the viscosity padded the stability.
“Not that viscous. Come on magic, please work with me here. Diffuse,” he said, pointing his hand at the container once more. The viscosity gem shifted from pink to teal once more, but all the way back. More mana had poured out with that spell, however. His stability gem was an angry red and started to blink.
“Oh no. This isn’t good at all. Cool.” Theo said, chilling the potion. The stability gem was still blinking red. He grabbed a lockbox from the floor, fumbling with opening it. Finally, it snapped open. Shoving the rattling glass container into it, he pulsed mana into the enchantments on the box. It closed. Theo threw it to the floor and covered his ears.
The metal box bounced up from the floor with the explosion that followed inside. His eardrums strained from the shockwave but, blessedly, the box mostly contained the explosion. There was just a small soot line on his floor that he’d have to wipe up.
Theo looked between his alchemy equipment and his hands, frowning.
“Oh dear.”
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2020.09.18 13:52 nextzero182 I watch a horror movie every day, here's everything I watched in August

(2019) The Lighthouse 9.5/10
The visuals are jaw-dropping; almost every single frame of this film is photographic. The soundtrack is stripped down to just these haunting sounds of fog horns and piss buckets. The package everything is delivered in, from an artistic standpoint, is so memorable. The performances by Pattinson and Dafoe are both some of the best I’ve seen this entire year and really, the decade…possibly of all time. They deliver this brilliant script’s dialogue with such passion, humor and intensity. The story in this film is shrouded in mystery but the clues and tools needed to decipher it do exist and with a re-watch, finding them felt so rewarding.
(2007) Zodiac 9/10
This is one of my favorite Fincher movies and for anyone familiar with his stellar catalogue, that’s a bold claim. It feels so real and lived-in. The cast is absolutely stacked but so complimentary. It’s not the most violent film, it’s much more story driven but the moments of violence feel fucking powerful. The horror in this film isn’t about the serial killer, it’s really about obsession and Gyllenhaal absolutely nails his performance to bring that aspect home. Despite this film’s high praise by critics and regular assholes like myself, it is a slow-burn. It’s long and tedious and that aspect, which I love, could easily turn someone off.
(1981) Raiders of the Lost Ark 9/10
Raiders of the Lost Arc is such an important movie to me. It helped open my eyes to darker content as a child, for better or worse. It also introduced me to one of my favorite characters of all time, Indiana Jones. Harrison Ford doesn’t play a superhero in this movie, he’s very flawed and mortal. Yet, somehow he always seems to prevail, despite dire circumstances. Everything that could ever be said about this film has been said, I’m just here to show my appreciation.
(2014) Spring 8.5/10
This movie is wonderful, raw, natural and intriguing. It’s not over-acted or overthought in any way. It’s fucked up and complicated. This felt like an homage to Possession but the love story aspect really shines through. It feels helpless and hopeful at the same time. Benson’s script is amazing. The influences are impossible not to see but the dialogue is incredibly natural. The reactions are the same. I’ve always said that films shot in idyllic landscapes are a blank canvas for horror. There’s so much beautiful contrast.
(2007) Timecrimes 8.5/10
I loved this movie when I first saw it but upon rewatching it, I can’t help but stress its influence in the time-loop horror sub-genre. Sure films like Primer definitely helped pave the way but Timecrimes really manages to focus less on the science fiction and more on the horrifying consequences that come with time travel. I really enjoyed Karra Elajalde’s performance, his character’s physical and mental degradation throughout the film is really a high point to me. Almost all of these films on paper would seem predictable in concept but Timecrimes is just another one that manages to pull you in despite that. A part of me knew exactly how this was going to play out but a bigger part of me was too engrossed to be sure.
(2018) Gwen 8.5/10
This movie is an atmospheric slow burn down to the T so if that’s a sub-genre you generally don’t enjoy, this isn’t going to be something to change your mind. With that being said, it’s an incredibly heartbreaking story that, while exists in the folk-horror genre, subverts any and all expectations. The characters are real and suffering in this sort of beautiful but also incredibly bleak, barren landscape. Eleanor Worthington-Cox and Maxine Peaks carry the entire film. The story itself, while simple, yet powerful, is unwoven tediously, evoking all sorts of dread. I don’t think- scratch that, I know everyone is not going to like this movie. The plot is way too stripped down for mainstream appeal. If you find yourself empathizing with the characters and become personally involved in the period and setting, it can be an emotional watch.
(2005) Constantine 8.5/10
I was pretty surprised at the semi-mixed reaction to this film before I learned it was a comic book adaptation. Listen, I’ve obviously never even heard about this comic but let me just say, as a standalone movie, it’s fucking awesome. It’s basically Keanu Reeves battling his way through hell, murking demons and basically just being badass as shit. I love the entire cast, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, etc. A true standout to me too was Tilda Swinton who plays the vague gendered Gabriel. The special effects, even 15 years later, are still fucking awesome. There’s a ton of CGI which isn’t always my favorite but it’s quality CGI that stands the test of time. I really loved this movie, I’d recommend it to anyone.
(2020) Relic 8/10
Robyn Nevin is fantastic here and all the supporting roles are great but not only does this woman make the movie, she is the movie. Her dialogue, her delivery and her body language, at least to me, are a huge chunk of the entire plot. I just found this movie to be gentle until it isn’t, which makes for the most tense moments. It’s a very claustrophobic film; I think it does justice to a very serious and frightening illness.
(1986) The Little Shop of Horrors 8/10
Okay to keep things real, I’ve never been a big musical dude but this movie is fun as hell. Rick Moranis is as goofy as ever and good god…the practical effects are mind-blowing. You’re watching this giant plant movie and it just melts your brain thinking about how it was accomplished. I had to look it up and after finding out it took sped-up footage, vocal matching with said footage and 60 men to operate this giant…puppet(?), I couldn’t be more impressed.
(2020) Palm Springs 8/10
It doesn’t take long to catch on that, while this is a romantic comedy, it’s also a sci-fi horror film and a specific subset of sci-fi that makes me anxious. So in some regards, at least to genre placement, there’s my bias. The movie is seriously a treat though. It’s a new spin on an old formula and it’s genuinely funny, suspenseful and endearing. Even if you disagree that it shouldn’t be discussed in the horror circles, you won’t regret watching it.
(1979) Nosferatu the Vampire 8/10
This film not only embodies and celebrates the original in terms of structure as well as substance, but in its restrained filmmaking methods; its ability to let shots live without intervention. It’s atmospheric, well-trimmed and just an all-around, exceptional film. Klaus Kinsi as Nosferatu is perfect; I loved the makeup design. His character is so out in the open that the shots have to be perfect in order to avoid the sillier pitfalls of films in the same vein attempting to achieve the same results. It still contains small doses of the eras beloved campiness, which I can appreciate to some degree, as it feels balanced within context. Dracula’s takeover of the town is anything but some violent, typical horror spectacle. Rather, Werner Herzog decides to portray it in a fever-dream-like fashion, elevated by the very minimal but well-used soundtrack.
(2009) The House of the Devil 8/10
Modern horror is no stranger to throwback aesthetics from earlier decades but in 2009, that wasn’t the case. Not only did this movie pioneer that but it did it so successfully. My absolute favorite aspect of this film is the retro feel. It captured 70’s horror so incredibly well. Ti West is a talented filmmaker and this is one of my favorites by him. It’s a slow burn but so sinister and despite many complaining that the payoff wasn’t worth the wait, I have to disagree. Also, the suspense during the build-up was my favorite part. The violence, especially early on, while limited, is so powerful and raw. It really set an uneasy tone for the rest of the runtime.
(1989) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 8/10
You know, this movie was the least memorable of the trilogy to me and I think that holds up, to a degree. I like this movie a lot though, fuck it, I love this movie. It’s the least horror focused but still has at least one intense body-horror moment. I don’t think too many people talk about how brave this movie is though; it tackles one of the most divisive topics, religion and does so in such a thrilling fashion. Indy is still Indy here, he’s fucking badass; his character and dialogue excel in this entry immensely. Not just dialogue but this film contains some of the best action choreography of the entire series, something that almost seems unfairly diminished through repetition. This movie is fucking awesome.
(1984) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 8/10
This is probably the most influential horror movie of my entire childhood. The first time I watched it I had to shut it off at the heart scene and I think it took a few more tries to even make it through the whole thing. Unlike Scream, watching this decades later didn’t really totally eliminate that. I think it’s a scary movie and a really dark turn in the trilogy. There are quirky aspects of it character wise that are kind of goofy but playful. Overall though, goddamn dude, these set pieces are amazing. I love this movie and I’m totally biased but there are so many iconic moments during it. Harrison Ford is also jacked to shit and just at an all-time fuck-shit-up mode. His greedy and gritty character compliments the plot incredibly well.
(1984) The Terminator 8/10
This movie, simply put, is badass as shit. Everything you could ever need to know about it is established in the very first scene. I’m aware the series kind of progresses into more action focused territory with the sequels but the original will always be a horror movie to me. The pacing, the unstoppable force that is Arnold, it’s all thrilling as shit. Sure, there’s a few instances of 80’s special effects that have aged like milk, mostly with the final scene but for the most part, the effects look dope still. Cameron hasn’t missed in his entire career in my opinion and this film is a benchmark in multi-genre spanning, epic, cinematic movies. I love it.
(2009) The Loved Ones 7.5/10
This is the film that got me into Sean Byrne and it’s really something special. It reminds of almost a modern day interpretation of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, if the dinner scene was the entire film. It’s a non-thinker, fun horror movie in a purest sense. Byrne seems aware of that and the story and pacing all cater to it so well. Robin McLeavy plays one of the most unlikable villains to date and that alone is a ticket for investment in this film. It would seem almost playful to a horror veteran but the sadistic and incestuous nature of her writing is something to behold. This is a popcorn movie but a great one at that.
(1973) The Crazies 7/10
There’s some silly and overly-eccentric characters, per Romero’s usual style but I actually enjoyed this one a lot. I’m not even speaking directly about the remake but this film inspired a lot of modern horror films and concepts. There’s this great scene with this old lady knitting that I just adore. The innocent and violent clash in such an effective way. Obviously the horror aspects in that scene, as well as the virus itself are very fictional. The government response though, seems almost plausible, considering how they’re currently handling Covid-19. The miscommunication within government agencies in this film is both satisfying and frustratingly accurate.
(2019) I Trapped the Devil 7/10
This one is a bit of a slow-burn but I felt the tension from beginning to end so none of it felt like a blind investment. It had the potential to be another, cookie-cutter, pretentious statement but what I found it to be was simply a well-crafted horror film. While this film doesn’t shoot for the moon, it executes a well-trimmed, concise story and I’d fully recommend it to anyone interested in satanic horror.
(1935) The Black Room 7/10
This is another Universal horror film starring Karloff, directed by Roy Neill. It presents itself with the usual, tight-knit flair you may have come to expect but it somehow has seen much less recognition than any of the major monster movies. I really liked this movie. Despite the predictable nature, I found the short run-time to be refreshing and the performances were great. It was also a really cleanly produced. I suspect that’s due to the lack of need for special effects but nevertheless, it’s a high point. Definitely check this one out. It feels warms and slightly gothic; overall, it’s just a very well-executed movie.
(2004) The Day After Tomorrow 6/10
This may be due to the unrealistic science fiction needed to drive these plots, but I can’t decide if Emmerich takes his own work seriously. These films are undoubtedly brilliant visual spectacles at times and pretty goddamn entertaining but also a breeding ground for vapid characters. However, his films also seem to have actual political and social commentary. In the case of this film, it’s the world’s most on-the-nose message about climate change. I’m not even sure how much of a criticism that is but take it for what you will. The intense scenes in this movie are legitimately intense and even watching this 16 years after it was released, the CGI is pretty great. New York city is a fun sandbox for disaster porn and I had a great time watching it.
(2014) The Possession of Michael King 6/10
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. The “Possession of” movies are a mixed bag and despite this one in particular being really low-budget, they did a great job at creating scary visuals. I loved the psychological torment, specifically this idea with flies that’s legitimately creepy as fuck. They take it to a level where I think right at the end it dips off into the ridiculous but not in a way that’s awful, just not to my personal tastes.
(2019) Sweetheart 6/10
Sweetheart is a fairly well-made survival horror film that starts out well but unfortunately fades into mediocrity. While the first half is actually more of a methodical portion of the film, it’s strangely the second act that feels like a chore to watch at times. There’s some talent to look out for here but it seems underdeveloped on this project. With that being said, it’s still really entertaining for the most part, just treat it more as a popcorn movie rather than something to really sink your teeth into.
(2013) Boar 6/10
Yeah I don’t even really know what to say. It’s a killer boar movie. It’s fun, the gore is pretty great and it’s well-paced. I don’t really feel inspired to write a novel about it but it’s worth a watch.
(2014) Digging up the Marrow 6/10
I’m not surprised to hear people complaining about this film because it’s by no means perfect. However, I am surprised to hear so many people targeting Adam Green’s ego as being the shining flaw in this movie. I have no bias towards the guy, I’m a casual fan but I do think that people mistook the meta-aspects of this story to be simply for self-service. With that being said, I like this movie. I don’t love it but the build-up was pretty intense, carried by an always somewhat unhinged Ray Wise. I’m glad they didn’t show a ton right away or really, at all, because it would have been even cheesier. This is a fun movie though that’s really not meant to be taken all that seriously. The creature design is cool and it’s just an easily digestible popcorn flick. I would have re-wrote the ending a bit to be less convoluted and abrupt (paradoxical almost, I know) but I can still recommend this one.
(2015) The Vatican Tapes 6/10
I didn’t have high hopes for this one, exorcism movies are just so oversaturated. With that being said, I was pleasantly surprised. The horror of it all, the culmination or whatever, is exactly what you’d expect and if that seems like a spoiler, it’s more of a statement on the sub-genre itself. It’s the build-up and basically entire first half that impressed me. I truly felt like the events that conspire could happen to anyone. This was by no means a waste of time, despite how many times this story has been done.
(2014) The Last Showing 5.5/10
Robert Englund lends his talents to a b-movie of sorts here but the end product isn’t that bad. Outside of him, the acting isn’t bad either. Chris Geere from You’re the Worst is actually in it and he’s such a hilariously miserable cunt. It entertained me enough but in the end, felt really bland. I’m feeling pretty eh on this one.
(2017) Lost Child 5/10
Lost Child wasn’t quite what I was expecting, which in some ways, was the only thing I enjoyed about it. They keep the mystery going for a long time and to their credit, I was never exactly sure how things were going to play out. Unfortunately, it’s just really boring and there’s no huge payoff. I liked a few of the characters and as far as production and acting goes, it was just fine. It’s kind of one of those mid-movies that doesn’t do a whole lot wrong but also doesn’t do a whole lot right.
(2019) In the Tall Grass 4.5/10
People seem to be pretty divisive about this film to the point where not a lot of middle ground criticism is being offered but that’s where it lands to me. It often engaged me, I like a lot of the sci-fi aspects, felt there were a few good performances and I didn’t hate the conclusion. With that being said, not a single aspect of this movie wow’d me in any fashion. It feels like it actually could have been shortened a bit, as in like an episode of an anthology. I don’t hate it but I don’t love it either.
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2020.09.17 21:04 mr_tyler_durden Notes and Highlights of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s Live Update September 17, 2020

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2020.09.17 17:45 ketchupsunshine As requested: Paula Abdul claims a 1992 plane crash took her out of the spotlight. The NTSB has no record of it ever happening.

On the Paula Abdul post a couple weeks ago, I commented that I had a write-up that was almost ready to go. This goes far more in depth than that post and was heavily requested so hopefully it does not get removed this time.
In July I saw this comment and decided to look up the plane crash story, expecting it to be easily explainable one way or another. But instead I wound up with differing accounts from Paula Abdul herself, articles claiming she was lying, and lots of random gossip. So I figured I’d try to piece it together myself.
The story goes like this:
In 1992 1, Paula Abdul was flying from a performance in St. Louis to Denver while on her Under My Spell Tour (sometimes called the “Spellbound” tour, the name of the album she was promoting at this time). Then, over a cornfield in Iowa, Abdul in 2019 said the following took place:
“It all happened when I boarded a seven-seater plane and an hour into the flight one of the engines blew up and the right wing caught fire and everything went black...I woke up in the hospital only to find that I had crushed my cervical spine, leaving me partially paralyzed.”
She also stated that she underwent 15 spinal surgeries as a result of her injuries both from this and prior incidents.
But 2019 was not the first time she told this story. According to Abdul in 2005, she took one day off and she continued to perform. The 2005 account mostly matched her earliest mention of the accident in 2003. Then, in 2019, she described waking up in the hospital, partially paralyzed. The story changes in bits every time, and there is no documented mention of it at all before Abdul’s 2003 NBC interview. It’s stranger the more you read about it, and there don’t seem to be concrete answers.
What we do know for sure is that Paula Abdul’s career took a hit shortly after the time she claims the crash took place. Abdul’s next era following Spellbound, Head Over Heels, was her worst selling release. She was divorced twice between 1994 and 1998. Between her Spellbound era and about 1996, Abdul seemed to stay out of the spotlight. Part of this was due to her seeking treatment for her bulimia in 1994, which came with rumors that she was being treated for opioid addiction at the same time. Her career and personal life seemed to have gone downhill after her Under Your Spell tour, and it’s debated whether this was because of her plane crash, or whether the plane crash was invented to sweep this under the rug.

Inconsistencies:

There are a few aspects of Abdul’s story that are pointed to as proof that she is lying.
Dates:
Abdul claims to have performed in St. Louis before the fateful flight, heading to Denver, and to have boarded immediately following this performance. Her own website does not list a St. Louis tour date (although there is a date for Greenwood Village, near Denver, on June 10, 1992). The Wikipedia page for the tour uses the same dates as Abdul’s website. This has been used by some theorists as proof that the whole story is fabricated, since it gives the appearance that there wouldn’t have been a St. Louis to Denver flight at all. However, while Abdul’s own website lacks any mention of these dates, there is some evidence she may have flown from St. Louis to Denver between June 19 and June 22, 1992. 2 Rich Juzwiak at Jezebel dug up records that give us a possible date for the alleged crash. The Jezebel article cites a St. Louis Post Dispatch article from June 21, 1992, talking about a Paula Abdul concert the previous Friday at the Riverport Ampitheater. This sets a date of June 19, 1992 for St. Louis. The same Jezebel article also cites an Entertainment Weekly article from September 25, 1992, which refers to Abdul performing a show at the Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre in a suburb of Denver on June 22. Abdul’s website lists no shows between the June 10 show in Greenwood Village and the June 23 show in Seattle. This means that there is a gap that these other two shows fit into, although it is odd they aren’t listed as part of the tour despite being part of the tour.
EDIT: As referenced in footnote 2, the Jezebel article had an edit claiming that a reader had found a Kansas City Star article listing a June 20, 1992 date at the Sandstone Ampitheater in Bonner Springs, outside of Kansas City. I couldn't find this as I was writing, but u/bookdrops dug up this Springfield News-Leader article from June 19, 1992 that references the same June 20 date at the Sandstone Ampitheater. This means that there was a date between the St. Louis and Denver shows that have been found, and to me this rules out there being a St. Louis to Denver flight at all. She could have mistaken Kansas City for St. Louis or misremembered, but her stated flight path doesn't seem to have happened.
Possible drug addiction:
Abdul’s 2009 Ladies Home Journal interview describes her spending Thanksgiving 2008 weaning herself off of a painkiller addiction:
The rumors that her sometimes-bizarre behavior was fueled by drugs just may have been true. Abdul was taking heavy-duty pain killers, though she claims she never shot an Idol episode under the influence. But last Thanksgiving, determined to overcome her habit, she checked into the La Costa Resort and Spa, in Carlsbad, California, to wean herself off her medications in one fell swoop. "I could have killed myself.... Withdrawal -- it's the worst thing," she says. "I was freezing cold, then sweating hot, then chattering and in so much pain, it was excruciating. But at my very core, I did not like existing the way I had been.”
Fans and tabloids during Abdul’s run as an American Idol judge often commented on her strange behavior, although she was quick to explain it away. The LHJ interview had direct quotes from her talking about her struggle with drug addiction.
...And then Paula Abdul went on record saying she had never said those things. In fact, according to her, she has never even been drunk. Abdul does not seem to have refuted that she went to a place called La Costa in Carlsbad, California, but she was adamant that it was just a normal spa and she had been there for only three days. While there is a rehab center in Carlsbad called La Costa, the article refers to “La Costa Resort and Spa”, which is an actual resort and spa.
Despite Abdul’s denials, there is still rampant speculation that she is or was addicted to painkillers. There’s certainly no clear-cut evidence proving she was ever an addict, but it’s also nearly impossible to disprove something. Especially when there is so much circumstantial evidence, such as her “strange” behavior that the tabloids latched onto.
Worth noting for this point is the fact that Abdul has consistently been open about her diagnosis with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, an incredibly painful condition. This, in conjunction with her (also consistent) story about a cheerleading accident in high school followed by several smaller car accidents over the years, means that Paula Abdul already has a pretty good reason to be using painkillers. RSD and any severe chronic pain can sometimes also cause people to seem “spacey” or “loopy”, which could also explain why so many people thought she was acting strange during the time she was on American Idol.
Crash records:
The strongest piece of evidence cited by those who believe Paula Abdul is lying is the lack of evidence. There seems to be no record of this crash ever having happened. Her tour ran from October 1991 to August 1992 and despite having searched accident records 3 for that timespan I have been unable to find any record of this crash. I’ll admit to not being knowledgeable about aviation records, but it also seems telling that no one else has been able to find these records either. Abdul has denounced those who doubt her claims and while I can’t speak definitively, I would think she or her publicist would have pointed to an NTSB report if there was one.
Additionally, Abdul has been quoted several times as saying the plane landed in a cornfield in Iowa. This doesn’t fit with her claim that the flight was from St. Louis to Denver. The flight she claims to have taken is pretty much straight west, and crashing in Iowa would require a significant detour north. Not impossible, but certainly implausible at least from a layman’s understanding of air travel.
There is an NTSB report for an eight seater (not seven) plane crashing into a field in Nebraska (not Iowa), a full month before the Under My Spell tour began. It also seems to have taken off in Nebraska with an intended destination elsewhere in Nebraska, rather than going to either St. Louis or Denver, and it crashed shortly after takeoff rather than the claimed forty minutes to an hour into the flight. I cannot find any news about what Abdul would’ve been doing in Nebraska in September 1991, so I don’t believe this is the accident. There is also a record of an accident in Englewood, Colorado on June 10, 1992. Paula Abdul had a concert in nearby Greenwood Village on the same day, but the description of the plane and accident do not match her story at all. These two are the only records that I have seen that match any part of her story, and neither is a good fit.

Theories:

Theory 1: Paula Abdul was actually in some sort of incident on a plane in 1992, but has embellished what happened and this is why no one has been able to track down records of the event. The most common theory in this camp is that the plane experienced some turbulence, she wasn’t wearing her seatbelt, and she experienced an injury. This possibly compounded with previous injuries (such as the cheerleading accident she often mentions in conjunction with the plane crash story) and caused severe harm, but the plane did not crash. There’s a lot of overlap between this theory and the others, and how much overlap exists between theories depends on who you ask.
Theory 2: Paula Abdul was not in any aviation accidents in 1992 and she is using this story to cover up painkiller use and/or her extended absence from the limelight before her American Idol job.
One of these theories revolves around the idea that Paula invented the plane crash in 2003, after regaining the limelight as an American Idol judge, to give herself an excuse for falling out of the public eye and to distract from the downturn in her career and personal life during this period. The other, more popular theory, is that she used the plane crash as an excuse to either explain away her loopy behavior during her American Idol years as non-drug related (if you believe 2005 USA Today “I have never been addicted to anything” Paula Abdul) or to excuse it as being caused by medication prescribed to her for her injuries.
Theory 3: Paula Abdul is telling the truth about being in a crash and her story was brought into doubt due to some unfortunate gaps in information, such as the NTSB records being incomplete/the accident not being reported at all, her own choice to keep quiet for an extended period of time, and miscommunications about whether or not she was using pain medication. There is enough room for the basic story to be true. Admittedly, the story has changed so much that at least some versions will be lies even if one version was the truth. If this is the case I will certainly apologize for fueling speculation otherwise...but I would consider this the least likely option.

Conclusion/discussion:

Regardless of whatever the actual story is regarding the plane crash, it’s pretty clear that Paula Abdul struggles with chronic pain and I do not intend to make light of this at all or to shame her if she has struggled with addiction. It’s just very strange that there is no proof of this event ever happening. Did Paula Abdul get injured on a plane in 1992? Was she covering for a painkiller addiction, and was that part of why she went to rehab in 1994? Was she covering for being out of the spotlight? Is Paula Abdul actually sober like she claims, and is her strange behavior actually just her being Paula Abdul rather than drugs or alcohol? Was this a ploy for attention that ripped off of Gloria Estefan’s accident? Why did it take eleven years after the alleged accident for there to be a single documented mention of it? I’m very curious what everyone else thinks about this case.
My personal theory (which is based as much on gut feelings as it is on actual information, since the info is so spotty) is that she was on a plane during the Under My Spell tour, wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, and was injured when the plane experienced turbulence mid-flight. This compounded her existing spinal injuries and her condition deteriorated for several years until around 1994 her health problems prevented her from working. She took a break from the limelight to recover, came back for American Idol, and decided to embellish her story to garner sympathy and distract from the other issues (the relative commercial failure of Head Over Heels, her divorces) that contributed to her break. I’m unsure on whether or not she had an addiction to painkillers but I lean towards “no”. Her story of using alternative medicine in response to her injuries from the crash partially convinced me that the strange behavior people point to as proof of her being on drugs is actually just her being herself. She seems like a bit of an odd duck.

Footnotes:

1 Some articles list 1993 as the date of the crash, including some quotes from Abdul herself, but in the grand scheme of things this did not seem particularly significant. The tour she mentions ran from 1991 to 1992, and most articles state 1992. Because of this I am assuming that this is a mistake rather than an actual lie. Specifically the 2009 Ladies Home Journal interview says she was in a car accident in 1992 that caused a neck injury, and places the plane crash in 1993. This is the closest thing to a “contradictory” date I have seen but it also is not a quote from Paula Abdul herself. Make of this what you will.
2 According to an edit in the Jezebel story, there was a Kansas City Star article claiming Abdul had performed in Kansas City on June 20, 1992, which would basically rule out a St. Louis to Denver flight. However, I’ve tried searching and can’t find this article. If anyone is able to find it I’d be happy to edit it in, but I’m not including information I can’t verify. EDIT: Link to confirmation of Sandstone Amphitheater concert, so there is now proof of this and I have edited the post accordingly.
3 This specific link has a disclaimer that records have only been natively uploaded since 1996. So although there are pre-1996 records available on this site, there is no guarantee that these records are complete. The other link provided does not contain the same disclaimer and has far more complete records, but I have no way to verify that they are 100% complete.

Sources/further reading:

2003 NBC interview, earliest mention of the accident.
2005 People interview, discusses details including plane route.
A 2005 drug allegation and denial.
2009 Ladies Home Journal interview, discusses going to rehab for painkiller addiction. Page 2 of same interview. This has been denounced by Abdul herself.
A detailed account of the accident itself, told in 2019.
An in depth Jezebel investigation from 2019.
2020 Yahoo interview where Abdul discusses people doubting her and why she did not speak about the crash earlier.
Paula Abdul’s website page for the tour, which mentions the plane crash but does not list the relevant tour dates.
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2020.09.17 01:17 JPM11S Justice Legion #0 - Star Struck

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JUSTICE LEGION

In Star-Studded Spectacular
Issue Zero: Star Struck
Written by JPM11S & AdamantAce
Edited by Dwright5252 & VengeanceKnight
 
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“Iris. Iris? Earth to Iris West. Everything going okay?”
The steady hum of the engine meandered through the car’s overwhelmingly beige cabin, a dull sight that still seemed lively compared to its surroundings and only passenger, Iris West. A dull, almost dosey look in her eyes, she sped along a lonely, all-too-straight road that ran along a grassy field in which she could see for miles. Needless to say, it was a far cry from the city driving she was used to, utterly devoid of the honking and shouting and cursing; she never thought she’d miss those things. But now that she saw the alternative, nothing, literally nothing but wide, open fields, she realized just how much she appreciated a little stimulation. And with that in mind, she’d decided to call Eddie Thawne, her boyfriend of a little over a year.
“Yes, here. I’m sorry Eddie,” she said, “Just hard to stay focused, I’m so nervous.” She appreciated Eddie’s effort of delighting her with stories of his adventures with the CCPD, but after some time many of his anecdotes had begun to blur together. “You never did tell me what was so important you had to rush out of our anniversary dinner.”
“That was Wind Master. God, that was a long night,” Eddie replied.
“Windy too, I bet?” teased Iris.
“You know, I’ve always wanted to be a cop. Almost put down roots in Gotham City,” Eddie continued as Iris chugged along the open country roads. “Imagine that, me trapped in a city full of crazies. At least they don’t have metas in Gotham.”
Iris drummed her fingers against the steering wheel, abruptly, she changed the subject back to the reason behind her trip. “I wonder why they called. Why they invited me out here. Why now?”
“Does it matter?” Eddie replied over the car’s stereo. “You haven’t spoken to the rest of the West clan in years. From the sounds of it, they’re finally done being jerks and… want to mend some bridges.”*
“Fences,” Iris corrected him.
“Huh?”
“You mend fences,” she explained. “You burn bridges.”
“Huh.”
Iris was on her way to Blue Valley - a small town nestled in the middle of Nowhere, Nebraska - the home of the extended West family. Iris had, of course, extended the offer to the rest of the family, asking Barry, Cecile, and her dad Joe if they wanted to join her, but everyone had declined. Her brother Barry and stepmother Cecile were just busy with work, but her father... was more passionate about staying away. Joe had gone on a rant she’d heard a million times about all the various slights they had suffered and how they were terrible, unprincipled people. If she was being honest with herself, Iris wouldn’t have been to help but agree; Rudy, Mary - hell - even her aunt and uncle were rude and abrasive, even down right manipulative at times. And yet, Iris had accepted to meet with these terrible, awful people to try and cobble together some semblance of an understanding between them. Maybe that way everyone wouldn’t hate each other.
“I know it must have taken a lot for them to reach out, but...” Iris began. “But I don’t know… I can’t help but feel a little… unsettled by it. It was just so sudden. I can’t help but think that--”
“That they want something. Yeah, maybe. But you have to at least give them the chance.”
Iris laughed. “Eddie, I’m like a few minutes away from their house. I’m giving them a chance.”
“Just… be patient with them.”
“I’ll try,” she replied. “I think I see their house now. I should go.”
“Right.”
“Eddie,” she called him. “I love you.”
“I love you too,” answered Eddie warmly. “Stay safe.”
 
==ⒿⓁ==
 
Cousin Rudy’s home was by no means special, blending in with the other farmhouses forty years out of date on the road with the expectation of one thing: it was a dump. Always had been. At the very least, everyone else tried to maintain their home, but not Rudy. The lawn was a mess of weeds, sticks and leaves scattered across it with such density that Iris would have mistaken it for a forest floor at a passing glance. The shutters’ paint found itself cracked, flecks of it tumbling to the ground with even the slightest gust of wind. Against the door of the one car garage, a litany of tools were leaned up, each one without even the slightest fleck of dirt on it; typical, Rudy was trying to make people think he was doing something productive, and a terribly unconvincing job of it, at that.
Iris pulled into the driveway, her heart beating so intensely that she could feel it in the tips of her fingers. She pressed them into the wheel, hoping that that would alleviate the sensation somewhat. With a deep breath, she turned off the car, holding it in for a few seconds before she let out a long exhale. Yeah, she was nervous, but she had every right to be. With a small click, Iris opened the car door, feeling around in her pockets for her phone and key before she stepped out. A few steps later, she was at their front door, placing three tentative knocks against it and then waiting with baited breath.
It was not long before the door flew open, so quickly in fact that Iris found herself jumping once it was flung open. Two people stood at the doorway: Rudy and Mary. They stood in sharp contrast to each other, Rudy being a pot bellied man, a bushy mustache snaked across his upper lip and scraggly hair slicked back to reveal a receding hairline, and Mary, who sported a thin frame with twisting, spindly fingers that made your skin crawl and bright ginger hair held in a style decades out of date. In unison, the couple smiled at Iris, an action that made her tense with a surprise she so rarely felt since she began viewing the world through the eyes of a reporter.
“Iris,” Rudy boasted, throwing his arms wide, “Welcome! Welcome, please come right in.” He gestured for her to enter, Mary stepping aside.
Hesitantly, Iris obliged, stepping into the house that found itself far dirtier than it should have been. Now, that was not to say it was a mess by any means, but as Iris walked by the couch, she noted how the pillows were slightly askew, the cushions wrinkled from being sat on, flecks of dusts on the coffee table. Mary was classically a clean freak. Iris couldn’t help but feel slightly happy for her, happy that she’d finally learned to relax a little.
Rudy and Mary brought Iris into the dining room, an impressive spread laid out atop a white linen cloth that ranged from simple fair to complex dishes requiring hours of preparation catching the reporter’s attention before she even fully witnessed everything. Mary had never had the patience to cook anything this big before, and Rudy was famously terrible at it. Clearly a lot had changed in the time they hadn’t been speaking. Iris only hoped it was for the better. She took her seat at the table, settling into the thinly padded chair and trying her best to look normal.
Rudy and Mary soon joined Iris at the table, sitting across from her and smiling a little too widely, seemingly trying far too hard to make a good impression. What was their game?
“So, Iris,” Rudy began, “How is life in Central City?”
Iris tensed a little. The rift in their family existed largely because of her father moving away to Central City against the wishes of everyone else, and, with the city being brought up so soon, it was like he didn’t even know how large of a sore spot it was. “The city is good. Great even. The Flash even has some new friends, speedsters. Negative Flash and Tracer and I think their names are. I don’t know if they’re his sidekicks or… Well, I don’t know.”
“Three Flashes?” Mary smiled. “I’d think that’d be a bit excessive. Glad we don’t have to deal with that here. All that racing flooding the roads. It’s better that things are peaceful, quiet.”
“Your daughter would disagree,” smiled Rudy.
Iris perked up. “How does she like the Flash t-shirt I sent her?”
“Practically threadbare,” replied Mary.
“I’m glad.”
The table became embroiled in small talk, the tension in Iris’ shoulders slowly dropping as time ebbed onwards. It was… surprisingly nice, to say the least, like they were completely different people or rather, the people they were when they weren’t hurling insults every which way and critiquing every decision made by every member of Iris’ family. God… just thinking about that made Iris mad. But then Rudy cracked a joke and everyone laughed, and it was like nothing had ever happened between them.
A little ways into the conversation, Aunt Nadine and Uncle Ira - after whom Iris was named - walked into the room, greetings given by Rudy and Mary in response. But when Iris turned to do the same, something caught in her throat, her eyes going wide. There Uncle Ira, the God-knows-how-old man who’d been walking with a cane for as long as Iris could remember, standing freely, proud and tall. Hell, Iris could even swear there was even a spring in his step!
“Uncle Ira!” she gasped, not able to contain her surprise, “Your cane? What happened to it?”
“Iris, dear,” he smiled, “You’ll never believe it! The doctor’s damn pills actually worked!”
“What pills?”
“‘Bout a month ago, my doctor prescribed me these new little pills for my leg and by darn, they worked! Feel like a spring chicken ever since.”
Aunt Nadine slapped Ira gently on the chest.
“Well, maybe not exactly a spring chicken, but you get the idea. I’m much better than I was.”
Iris smiled. “That’s really great to hear.”
“And how’re you, dear?” Aunt Nadine asked, sitting down next to Iris and grabbing some food.
“Oh, peachy.”
“Peachy is always good. As long as the peach ain’t rotten.” She chuckled at her own joke.
A steady laugh rippled through the table, ushering in a few moments of silence. Iris was the first to break it.
“So, how are all of you?”
“I’m fine. Trying to take better care of the yard,” said Rudy. “But then again, I’ve been saying that for the past how many years?”
Mary laughed. “At least you make the effort.”
“Maybe he’d make more of an effort if having a good lawn was tax deductible.” Uncle Ira chimed in, grinning widely.
“It’s true!” Rudy lit up with laughter, “I would!”
Aunt Nadine rolled her eyes. “Even with another deduction, taxes would still be too high.”
Iris lifted an eyebrow.
“They’re charging me through the nose for these damned pills as it is...” Uncle Ira grumbled.
So, that’s what they wanted. That’s the reason why she was here: Money. Iris did her best to hide the contempt that swelled within her, but a mere fraction of it still managed to spill out in the form of her lip upturning. It was stereotypical, really, drawing her here on false pretenses to exploit her. But then again, this side of the family was always overwhelmingly unscrupulous. And to think that she was foolish--no--naive enough to fall for their ploy. Some reporter she was...
But as the family continued to converse and laugh, Iris centered herself. She remembered what Eddie had told her: “Be patient with them.” If Iris was going to write them off, go home and admit to her father that he was right about his brother and the family, she’d be damn sure her suspicions were correct first.
 
==ⒿⓁ==
 
Pink hues stretched themselves across the horizon, laiden above a sea of green that only grew darker as the sun set. It was really all quite beautiful if Iris were being honest with herself, so far from the constant rush of Central City she had spent much of life in. She could understand the appeal of the place, the urge to stroll along a sidewalk and admire the quaint houses from a time long past, to roam through the unkempt woods and see what nature had to offer… to live a slow and steady life away from it all. But Iris was not one of those people, she needed the hustle and bustle of the city to keep her interested, engaged in the world around her and not numbed to death from boredom. When she had arrived in Blue Valley, she wondered how long it would take to succumb to that… dullness, even with her ever troublesome family. To her luck, though, such a thing had not happened and she’d found something to keep her in it all. A mystery. If she was honest with herself - which she always tried to be - she wasn’t sure which conclusion she was seeking. Was it better to learn her extended family weren’t all manipulative freeloaders? Or did she crave the catharsis of yelling at them all, one-hundred-percent sure they were scum?
Sure Rudy and Mary’s home was far too crowded for her to slink around and investigate, not unless she wanted to get caught going through their bank statements. Instead, Iris was taking a more indirect route, electing to pay a visit to some old family friends. Charles and Ariya Elkin were close family friends of the Wests, at least as far back as Iris lived there. The main reason being that Iris and their daughter Chanda were friends back in kindergarten. And while Chanda had long since moved away from the small rural town - while it had been well over ten years since Iris and Chanda had last spoken - Mr. and Mrs. Elkin still seemed pleased to see Iris’ face. Overjoyed in fact.
Iris had spent the rest of the afternoon with the Elkins, catching up and - unbeknownst to them - interviewing them for all they knew on the Wests, inquiring into their financial status. Small questions like if they’d talked to the Wests recently and what they talked about if they did. Hell, she even complained about Blue Valley’s steep taxes herself, fibbing about the similar rates of Central City. Surprisingly, that turned out to be a good way to get the information she needed as she could easily slip in, “Oh, and how are my family doing on that front?” The Elkins didn’t know exactly - it wasn’t as if they’d been prying into their neighbor’s finances - but in a town as tight-knit and small as Blue Valley, they knew enough to satisfy Iris’ thirst for answers. The Wests were doing fine. Better than fine, actually. So that meant, for better or worse, that her family had been truthful about their intentions. And Iris loved that! Truly, she did, if for no other reason to prove her father wrong. But…
“The suddenness of it all,” Iris muttered to herself, turning on her heel and beginning to walk back to her family’s home, “It’s just so off-putting.” But as she strolled along the sidewalk, allowing her mind to drift off into a sea of speculation for the future, out of the corner of her eye, she caught a wisp of yellow. At first, she paid it no mind, believing it to only be a trick of the eye, an old street lamp refracted strangely. As she kept going though, walking further along towards her destination, that light kept appearing, soon drawing ire from the woman. She whipped her head around, eyes scanning her surroundings for the source whatever it may be. Try as she may though, Iris could not find any--
A hand wrapped around her mouth, muffling her scream, and Iris soon felt whomever it was trying to pull her away. But the years of training from her police father kicked in without her thinking and she elbowed her assailant, bringing her hands to deliver a blow that knocked them clean on their ass. Iris’ heart beat a million miles a second just from that small flash in the pan of danger, one she could now see was no threat at all. A young girl, blonde and skinny lay on the sidewalk, rubbing her head.
“What’s your problem!?” Iris exclaimed, thinking this was some prank the kid was playing on her, “I really could have hurt you!”
The girl heaved herself up, the hurt look on her face replaced with one of panic as her eyes widened. “That’s great, really, but we gotta move fast. My name’s Frankie. I live here. And something is controlling everyone.”
“Controlling everyone? What are you talking about?” Iris raised an eyebrow.
“These people - the whole town - they aren’t themselves!” Frankie called out in a hushed tone. “And if you don’t come with me, they’ll figure out you aren’t one of them, and you won’t be yourself anymore either!”
“What?”
“Checking in with the neighbors, asking weird questions?” Frankie explained. “The drones don’t need to ask anything. They’re all linked.”
Iris threw up her arms. “I’m sorry, no. This joke isn’t funny. How come you haven’t been taken over yet, huh?”
Frankie looked around, lowering her voice. “I have powers. I can… control magnetic fields and that’s protected me somehow. I amplified your magnetic field when you arrived in town. If I hadn’t, they would have already got you.”
“What? When?”
Frankie grabbed Iris’s hand. “Please, we have to go somewhere safe. We’ve been exposed for too long.”
A cacophonous sound of clattering doors echoed through the rapidly chilling air of Blue Valley, causing the pair to jump with fright. Frankie, in particular, was startled, seemingly knowing full well what was about to happen well before Iris did. In each doorway, the occupants of each home stood, their eyes glazed over and their postures rigid as could be. The teenager whipped her head about, searching for an escape route that she quickly found, knowing the town as well as she did, though it was far from ideal.
Frankie tugged on her compatriots hand, a look of unadulterated fear on her face. “We need to run! Now!” Without even waiting for an affirmative, she began to sprint away with Iris in hand, literally pulling her along for a time before the reporter finally got the message.
“What’s happening?” Iris questioned, a growing panic in her voice as she noticed the townspeople standing in their doorways.
For a brief moment, Frankie looked back. “Zombie apocalypse movie, basically.”
“Sounds fun,” groaned Iris, trying to sound as sarcastic as possible to cover up what had quickly grown into a deep terror. As Mary had pointed out: here in Blue Valley, there was no Flash to save them. No heroes to protect them.
It didn’t take long for the raucous sound of a hundred footfalls to fill the ears of both Iris and Frankie, urging their hearts to beat ever faster as they sprinted towards some destination Frankie had picked out in her head. Iris would be lying if she thought that the idea of trusting some random teenager appealed to her, but she didn’t think that would be a particularly uncommon sentiment, but she didn’t exactly have much choice in the matter. For now, all she could do was run, run as fast her legs could carry her and hope that things would turn out all right. Hope was all she had, that and her years of experience in college track and field.
The zombified townspeople proved to be simply too overwhelming for the duo to escape though, and they soon found themselves surrounded, being bored down upon by a faceless crowd. Positioned back to back, Iris and Frankie prepared to face down the crowd, for whatever that may have been worth.
“You know,” Iris said, “This isn’t really how I pictured myself going out.”
Frankie smirked. “You’re not gonna be killed . Just mind controlled.”
“I suppose that’s...” Iris took a deep breath, “It could be worse.”
“Could it?”
One of the zombies lurched at Iris, being met by a stern punch across the jaw.
“I’ll make a way for you to escape!” Frankie shouted, utilizing her magnetic powers to use a man with a metal hip as a proverbial bat against the zombies.
“I can’t just leave you here!”
“Yes, you can! I have super powers! I’ll be fine!”
Frankie threw her arms out and all of the metallic objects in the immediate radius began to shake, the cars rumbling, the nearby chain link fence convulsing. Then, as they vibrated faster and faster, caught in Frankie’s electromagnetic field, a thunderous, deafening sonic boom blasted from Frankie’s form, rattling the entirety of the town and blowing out Iris’ hearing.
But Iris didn’t need to hear to put one foot in front of the other and use the cover of the blast to get as far away from the zombified townsfolk as possible. While the majority of the mindless mob swarmed Frankie, whom Iris had reluctantly left behind, Iris sprinted away, with only a dozen of the townspeople in pursuit of her. As if being chased by only a dozen zombies was worth celebrating. Still, Iris seemed to be able to keep ahead of them, noting the gap between them as she sporadically glanced back. Their once rigid posture had changed, with many of them hobbling to follow her. She figured the sonic boom must have disoriented them, as she knew it had disoriented her.
Iris’ only hope was making it back to her family’s house, hopping in her car and driving away, praying to God that these mind-controlled men and women didn’t know how to drive. However, as Iris turned the corner onto Rudy and Mary’s street, she realised they were one them ahead of her, with Rudy, Mary, Nadine and Ira - along with a handful of their neighbors - surrounding her vehicle. They planned this. Was this why they summoned her back to Blue Valley?
Iris stopped and turned back, unable to proceed down the street without her family and their neighbors grabbing her. But as she glanced back the way she came, she instantly realised she was out of luck. Her pursuers had closed the gap, and she was surrounded. Now, Iris was truly left with one thing only: Hope.
Seconds before the mob could lunge at her and assimilate her into their hivemind, a red-blue blur crashed down from the sky. With a thunderclap, the townsfolk were blasted back, smacking violently against the street. Before Iris stood a familiar but different figure, one that made it clear she was safe upon first sight. Superman.
“Take my hand!” called out the younger, skinnier Man of Steel. And, without thinking, Iris did. In a single movement, Superman plucked Iris off of her feet and was up, up and away, soaring into the sky with the intrepid reporter in his arms.
And as they rocketed through the sky, far, far away from Blue Valley, Nebraska, he said one thing to her, wrestling to cut through the windrush.
“Easy, miss,” he grinned. “I’ve got you.”
 
 
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2020.09.16 08:26 sephirothishotlmao another thing i found

"...'N then I said: 'I'm going back to Morioh.' And I woke up."
...Good lord, these dreams are getting weird.
She knows that dreams tend to put together things that have been heard in the waking world, she recalled that much. She never remembered seeing or hearing anything named "Morioh", however, nor have any knowledge of Japanese language. That was the strangeness she encountered within her dreamscape for the last few months, however. She didn't recall ever seeing any of the names or faces within the dream world in the real world, nor their bizarre outfits and fashion. Why is there a high schooler that looks like he's nine? How does this "Rohan" make so many manga issues within a week? How does "Josuke" keep his hair like that? Wait, why does he keep his hair like that? And why does she keep on speaking Japanese in these dreams?
Orieis tapped her pencil on her journal page with irritation in deep thought. She had what little she could make sense of written down:
It was a decent amount of information, though nothing really seemed to get clearer. It's happening within the dream, but why? Why is she having these dreams? Why is the setting so consistent throughout each dream? How is it so consistent over the course of many months' worth of dreams? She clenched the side of her messy-haired head in frustration: things didn't line up. She knew that she had to get more data, and there was only one way to get it, which she dreaded. The thought made her heart sink, what with her always seeming to wake up in a cold sweat from these dreams, along with the thought that she wasn't guaranteed to remember anything when she woke up. She sighed, her dark eyes easily showing how tired she was: there was only one way to find out.
She slowly shuffled into bed, covering herself up in multiple layers of thick blankets. Such was always comfortable, that she could give credit. It was weirdly chilly tonight despite being in the middle of summer and having the heat on, so this was quite comfortable. She kept the journal and the pencil on the stand right beside her bed in order to write down what she may recall when she woke up. Though she felt uneasy, she slowly drifted off to sleep.
She had a feeling that she wouldn't have these dreams again after this night.
Her vision was blurred as she slowly woke up, morning light streaming through her windows as she leaned up. She looked out the window, watching the sky's unnatural colors, along with surveying the unfamiliar room: definitely the dream realm. She rose from her bed, getting dressed in the clothes presented to her dream self, which really did look odd when she thought about them. They were rather large on her, especially the pants, and from her limited research looked to be heavily-modified, if dated, Japanese school clothes. She wore a lilac undershirt, and most of the uniform was a dark blue, with a rim of pale tubing around the collar and bottom edge of the torso. The uniform seemed to fasten in the front from her left side with a seam of pale tubing and six gold-colored buttons, along with a gold band around each wrist. There were multiple gold-colored decorations across the uniform shirt: a yen symbol and a dollar sign on the neck, and a large dollar sign on her chest. She noticed white text on each shoulder: on left was a bold white English "BILLION", and on her left was a kanji symbol that she understood in the dream to read "billion" in Japanese.
The redundancy didn't really seem to phase her, however. In any other circumstance, she'd be irritated, but here, in this realm of "anything and everything happens" dreams, she felt that it was completely normal. She loosely strapped on two green-and-gold belts: she wasn't sure why she needed so many belts if the pants were still going to be so baggy, but she brushed it off yet again. Outside of the undershirt, the most normal part of the outfit seemed to be the dull green dress shoes, which fit comfortably on her feet. As she attempted to use her real-world mindset to analyze her actions, she felt slight embarrassment wave over her. A distinct realization was starting to take form: she never put on a bra, and she was wearing boxers instead of panties. Her breasts weren't really that big or visible under the uniform, nor did they seem to squish on the hard pins and medallions, which let her push the awkwardness out of her mind as she went through her dream world-day.
This strange "Morioh", despite its strange, dream-like qualities, still felt oddly casual. She wasn't sure why she was wearing the school uniform on a non-school day, but she again dismissed it as dream logic. She didn't recall having much of anything to do today, leaving her bored. She really only thought of one thing: hanging out with he friends Koichi and Josuke, and it was a good thing that they didn't really hang out too far away. Looks like she wouldn't even need to gather those two together separately today, which meant that she could get to reading through her issues of Pink Dark Boy earlier! She'd say "score" if it weren't for the fact that some unfamiliar faces weir loitering around while Koichi and Josuke were attempting to talk. She furrowed her brow, proceeding onwards to sit with her friends while watching the snickering strangers.
She fiddled within what could best be described as hammerspace to pull out her copy of Pink Dark Boy and set to reading. Her reading was slowed, however, through a combination of chatting with her friends about taking the piss out of Rohan, and keeping an eye on the strangers. She attempted to pay attention to the strangers' conversation, though that proved to be overwhelmingly difficult. She tugged on her overly-large clothes in apprehension, though she attempted to calm herself down. These were just a bunch of loitering tools, things couldn't get that bad.
Right?
She normally didn't hate it when people proved her point, because it didn't normally risk leading to horrible things happening. She also wasn't really a violent individual in the real world, so it was another break from reality that she couldn't really do anything about. In this strange world, getting her mad would lead to a swift ass-beating from either her, Josuke, or even both of them, and she found that... satisfying, somehow. Looks like today is going to lead to another fight, she can see it on the face of one of the strangers. She knows that he's going to pick a fight, so might as well get ready. She slowly put down her copy of Pink Dark Boy as she watched with intent.
One of the strangers' began to snicker louder, approaching Josuke with a grin. Josuke met his gaze as the stranger tapped his shoulder, giving them a skeptical expression in contrast to their cocky grin. Josuke attempted to speak in a question, but found himself interrupted as they poked his large pompadour, which bounced with a squishy weight. Josuke paused, his eyes wide, and Koichi gasped in surprise and fear. Orieis winced slightly with a confused expression on her face: she thought that they were going to pick a fight with her, not with someone who can quite literally rearrange someone's face when mad! Those two didn't even need to say anything, the first stranger started to chuckle, while the other burst out in rapturous laughter. Josuke's dawning realization quickly lead to a familiar, irritated growl, his face shifting to a scowl.
She knew exactly what to do. She sprung to her feet, clothes sagging slightly on her wiry frame as she clenched her fists. The two choffers didn't seem to notice her that much, which served as the perfect opportunity to strike! She slipped behind the loud-cackling one and gave a quick tap to their shoulder. It was almost as if within a single blink that her knuckles met their face, shoving in their nose and knocking them on them firmly on the ground. The first one writhed on the ground in agony, holding their profusely-bleeding face with wide eyes, and Josuke's gaze shifted to focus on her. She rubbed her fist, before shaking it out loosely for a few moments in an attempt to reduce the pain. She had gotten into many a fight within these dreams, but she didn't recall a single punch hurting her hand this much.
Her hand twitched, aching as her palm widened and fingers lengthened and became more square. She didn't really seem to notice the changes, still shaking out her hand: she was more focused on helping her buddy than anything else. The remaining moron looked around between both her and Josuke, getting up on guard. She attempted to block out the pain, quickly winding up a punch that ended up colliding with the stranger's shoulder, the pain from her hand rippling up her arm, causing her to wince. She rubbed her shoulder, fist clenching again as her arm started to lengthen, a creaking sounding in her head as the bones seemed to grow and joints rolled in-and-out to fit. Across the arm grew a noticeable amount of muscle, preventing the arm from looking gangly or emaciated. The arm seemed to actually fit the sleeve now.
The stranger continued to look between her and Josuke, before suddenly turning on a heel and lunging at her. She found it strange how Josuke wasn't actually attacking, his wide-eyed gaze turned almost entirely towards her. She didn't pay too much attention to the expressed emotion on his face, however, mostly due to the punk running right into her face. Despite the pain present in her arm, she managed to give a powerful sucker punch that caused them to stagger back. He didn't go down like his buddy, though, and he threw a punch of his own while holding the side of his face. She grabbed the punch, managing to keep it from moving ahead, her arm shaking. She hissed as her shoulders suddenly pushed outwards, broadening with a sickening crack and a growth of muscle.
She didn't pay any mind to her newly-found strength. In her previous dreams, she banked more on a one-punch knockout due to her lack of endurance, but this resilience felt normal to her, the idea of her previous weakness starting to wash away. She cocked a grin, managing to block out a large part of the pain as she grabbed their arm and flung them over her head, sending them into a wall. She rubbed her shoulder, watching them scramble to their feet, before her other arm and shoulder jerked with growth that mirrored the first arm. It was painful, but the physical changes spreading across her seemed to fly completely over her head, the actual physical differences not phasing her.
They scrambled to their feet, quickly breaking into a sprint towards her. Her perception seemed to have become more dull, now, for some reason, as she didn't seem to notice his speed in order to brace herself properly. She was brought back to reality with a swift and painful punch to the gut, leaving her reeling for a few moments as they wound up another punch. She attempted to wind up another punch herself, but found that she didn't need to as Josuke kicked down the combatant, grabbing their arms in an attempt to restrain them. She attempted to compose herself again, holding her belly with both arms in pain. Her stomach turned and her head ached greatly.
A series of cracks resounded through her body as her back cracked, spine and torso growing and leaving her taller in her torso area. Her hips pressed inwards, cracking and feeling tense through a pressure, as if being pushed in with the clenching of a mechanical vice. This, along with her broader shoulders, gave her a more masculine-appearing figure overall. A warmth pulsed across her body as her breasts disappeared, seeming to melt into her chest and leaving it flat. A decent amount of muscle, similar to what happened to her arms, started to grow across her torso, filling it up under her clothes, which were starting to fit better. She gagged, covering her mouth with one hand as her stomach seemed to flip completely upside-down from an intense, horrible pain. She seemed to know how guys felt when kicked firmly in the balls... because she had those now.
She tried her best to restrain herself from throwing up, the pain intensifying further as her legs lengthened similarly to her arms and bulked up with muscle. The pants didn't drag on the ground anymore, though they were still rather poofy on her legs. Josuke's expression was the same as before, but she still didn't pay attention to it, both because of her own pain and Josuke being thrown off. The stranger looks to be much stronger than anticipated! Though, really, she didn't anticipate anything: She wasn't one to think through things much, actually.
She slowly looked up, watching the stranger loom over her hunched figure. The figure winded up a punch, and she yelped, covering her face out of impulse. She wasn't a coward like this, what was she doing? Her face was saved from an unpleasant impact by the figure being sucker punched by a large, pink fist, getting launched at high speed.
"Do-RA!"
She smiled. She could recognize that voice and battle cry from anywhere: Josuke was using his stand, Crazy Diamond! A new pain spread up her neck and face, neck flexing with a jerking pain as it thickened out. The bump of a prominent Adam's Apple formed, deepening her voice to a masculine tone, and her voice seeming to sound scratchier, too. Her headache intensified as her jaw cracked, face and jaw squaring out and looking more solid, along with gaining more prominent cheekbones. Her nose became more square, and her eyes stung as the irises and pupils seemed to become much smaller in comparison to the rest of her eye: looking from a distance, people could easily think that she had just two tiny black dots in her eyes.
Her eyebrows became thinner and smaller, and her hair seemed to compress and shorten as it shifted into a much shorter pompadour. The hair previously on the sides of her head seemed shaved down, looking a silvery-grey in color, with some silver hair scruffing up near the back behind her neck. Her face tingled oddly as two long, thin, curved marks formed curling inwards all the way down her face between her eyes. She sat on her knees, curling over slightly: her head throbbed, her eyes stung, and her entire body ached in general. Wait... Hm... Why is he thinking of himself with the word "she"? He held his head, attempting to cling to consciousness for a bit longer as he looked around. He looked up, seeing Josuke looking down at him as he attempted to pick him up.
His expression was one of fear.
Okuyasu could see him mouthing words on his wide-eyed expression, though the fell silent as Okuyasu quickly passed out.
Okuyasu's head throbbed painfully, his eyes stinging as he slowly woke up: he didn't really remember what happened. He remembered having a weird dream, though the only thing that he could remember clearly was a journal or diary written in English, which he didn't really speak much. He was under bright, synthetic lights, finding himself in a hospital room. He looked around, seeing Koichi standing beside his bed with an uneasy expression. He attempted to speak, wanting to ask what happened, but Koichi quickly interrupted him with a shaky voice before he could open his mouth.
"Don't ask."
Alright, then. He looked around, remembering seeing Josuke before passing out from something. His groggy expression lit up as he saw Josuke by the window, his eyes wide and his face extremely unnerved and uneasy. He leaned up more, smiling and calling over to Josuke for hope of learning what happened.
"Oi, Josuke!"
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2020.09.16 04:35 Blooper_Bot The Braves defeated the Orioles by a score of 5-1 - Tue, Sep 15 @ 07:35 PM EDT

Braves @ Orioles - Tue, Sep 15

Game Status: Game Over - Score: 5-1 Braves

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Braves Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Acuña Jr. - RF 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 .254 .409 .582
2 Freeman - 1B 5 1 3 2 0 0 2 .352 .465 .653
3 Ozuna - DH 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 .321 .407 .604
4 d'Arnaud - C 4 0 2 0 1 1 2 .318 .377 .523
5 Swanson - SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .284 .355 .454
6 Markakis - RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .252 .313 .408
Inciarte - CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .206 .278 .275
7 Duvall - LF 5 1 1 1 0 0 4 .255 .313 .604
8 Riley, A - 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .236 .291 .410
9 Albies - 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .247 .286 .425
Totals 38 5 13 5 4 6 19
Braves
BATTING: 2B: Markakis (13, Eshelman); Albies (4, Eshelman); Freeman 2 (18, Eshelman, Wojciechowski). HR: Duvall (15, 4th inning off Eshelman, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Albies 2; d'Arnaud 2; Duvall 4; Freeman 5; Markakis 2; Ozuna 2; Riley, A 2; Swanson. RBI: Duvall (32); Freeman 2 (46); Ozuna (44); Swanson (27). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Freeman; Swanson; Riley, A; Duvall 2. SF: Swanson. Team RISP: 2-for-11. Team LOB: 11.
FIELDING: DP: (Albies-Swanson-Freeman).
Orioles Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Mullins - CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .272 .324 .379
2 Iglesias, J - SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .374 .391 .512
3 Stewart, D - RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .245 .394 .660
4 Mountcastle - 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .350 .411 .588
5 Severino, P - C 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .297 .375 .469
6 Núñez, R - DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .316 .488
7 Ruiz, R - 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .212 .288 .411
8 Alberto - 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .315 .395
9 Hays - LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .211 .282 .250
Totals 30 1 4 1 0 9 7
Orioles
BATTING: 2B: Iglesias, J (14, Ynoa); Mullins (3, Melancon). TB: Iglesias, J 3; Mullins 2; Severino, P. RBI: Iglesias, J (20). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mountcastle; Severino, P. GIDP: Ruiz, R. Team RISP: 0-for-5. Team LOB: 2.
FIELDING: Outfield assists: Stewart, D (Ozuna at 2nd base); Hays (Freeman at 2nd base).
Braves Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Ynoa 4.0 2 0 0 0 5 0 49-35 5.30
O'Day (W, 4-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11-8 0.64
Smith, W (H, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11-8 5.25
Martin (H, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18-13 0.60
Greene (H, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 13-8 1.14
Melancon 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 18-11 2.41
Totals 9.0 4 1 1 0 9 0
Orioles Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Eshelman (L, 3-1) 3.1 6 2 2 1 4 1 67-42 4.13
Fry, P 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 10-4 2.45
Lakins Sr. 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 20-12 3.00
Sulser 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 25-15 4.79
Wojciechowski 2.0 4 3 3 1 0 0 45-26 6.81
Totals 9.0 13 5 5 4 6 1
Game Info
WP: Melancon; Fry, P.
Pitches-strikes: Ynoa 49-35; O'Day 11-8; Smith, W 11-8; Martin 18-13; Greene 13-8; Melancon 18-11; Eshelman 67-42; Fry, P 10-4; Lakins Sr. 20-12; Sulser 25-15; Wojciechowski 45-26.
Groundouts-flyouts: Ynoa 4-1; O'Day 1-0; Smith, W 0-2; Martin 1-2; Greene 1-0; Melancon 2-0; Eshelman 1-3; Fry, P 0-1; Lakins Sr. 0-1; Sulser 1-3; Wojciechowski 1-1.
Batters faced: Ynoa 13; O'Day 3; Smith, W 3; Martin 4; Greene 3; Melancon 4; Eshelman 17; Fry, P 3; Lakins Sr. 5; Sulser 7; Wojciechowski 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Fry, P 1-0.
Ejections: Orioles manager Brandon Hyde ejected by 1B umpire Brennan Miller (4th).
Umpires: HP: Ryan Additon. 1B: Brennan Miller. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Ramon De Jesus.
Weather: 65 degrees, Clear.
Wind: 4 mph, Out To LF.
First pitch: 7:36 PM.
T: 2:57.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
September 15, 2020
Inning Scoring Play Score
Top 3 Freddie Freeman doubles (17) on a line drive to right fielder DJ Stewart. Ozzie Albies scores. 1-0 ATL
Top 4 Adam Duvall homers (15) on a fly ball to left field. 2-0 ATL
Top 9 Freddie Freeman doubles (18) on a line drive to center fielder Cedric Mullins. Ronald Acuna scores. Freddie Freeman to 3rd. 3-0 ATL
Top 9 Marcell Ozuna singles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Austin Hays. Freddie Freeman scores. 4-0 ATL
Top 9 Dansby Swanson out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Austin Hays. Marcell Ozuna scores. 5-0 ATL
Bottom 9 Jose Iglesias grounds out, third baseman Austin Riley to first baseman Freddie Freeman. Cedric Mullins scores. 5-1 ATL
Team Highlight
ATL Freddie Freeman's RBI double (00:00:39)
BAL Thomas Eshelman In play, out(s) to Dansby Swanson (00:00:12)
ATL Adam Duvall's 15th home run (00:00:35)
BAL Austin Hays nabs Freddie Freeman (00:00:53)
ATL Huascar Ynoa K's five batters (00:01:33)
ATL Freddie Freeman's RBI double (00:00:45)
ATL Marcell Ozuna's RBI single (00:00:20)
ATL Dansby Swanson's sacrifice fly (00:00:27)
BAL Mark Melancon In play, run(s) to Jose Iglesias (00:00:18)
ATL DJ Stewart grounds out, second baseman Ozzie Albies to first baseman Freddie Freeman. (00:00:14)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Braves 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 13 0 11
Orioles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 2

Around the Division

WSH 1 @ TB 6 - Final
BOS 2 @ MIA 0 - Final
NYM 1 @ PHI 4 - Final
Next Braves Game: Wed, Sep 16, 07:35 PM EDT @ Orioles
Posted: 09/15/2020 10:35:09 PM EDT
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2020.09.16 04:34 OsGameThreads Post Game Thread: The Orioles fell to the Braves by a score of 5-1 - Tue, Sep 15 @ 07:35 PM EDT

Braves @ Orioles - Tue, Sep 15

Game Status: Game Over - Score: 5-1 Braves

Links & Info

Braves Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Acuña Jr. - RF 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 .254 .409 .582
2 Freeman - 1B 5 1 3 2 0 0 2 .352 .465 .653
3 Ozuna - DH 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 .321 .407 .604
4 d'Arnaud - C 4 0 2 0 1 1 2 .318 .377 .523
5 Swanson - SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .284 .355 .454
6 Markakis - RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .252 .313 .408
Inciarte - CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .206 .278 .275
7 Duvall - LF 5 1 1 1 0 0 4 .255 .313 .604
8 Riley, A - 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .236 .291 .410
9 Albies - 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .247 .286 .425
Totals 38 5 13 5 4 6 19
Braves
BATTING: 2B: Markakis (13, Eshelman); Albies (4, Eshelman); Freeman 2 (18, Eshelman, Wojciechowski). HR: Duvall (15, 4th inning off Eshelman, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Albies 2; d'Arnaud 2; Duvall 4; Freeman 5; Markakis 2; Ozuna 2; Riley, A 2; Swanson. RBI: Duvall (32); Freeman 2 (46); Ozuna (44); Swanson (27). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Freeman; Swanson; Riley, A; Duvall 2. SF: Swanson. Team RISP: 2-for-11. Team LOB: 11.
FIELDING: DP: (Albies-Swanson-Freeman).
Orioles Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Mullins - CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .272 .324 .379
2 Iglesias, J - SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .374 .391 .512
3 Stewart, D - RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .245 .394 .660
4 Mountcastle - 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .350 .411 .588
5 Severino, P - C 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .297 .375 .469
6 Núñez, R - DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .316 .488
7 Ruiz, R - 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .212 .288 .411
8 Alberto - 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .315 .395
9 Hays - LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .211 .282 .250
Totals 30 1 4 1 0 9 7
Orioles
BATTING: 2B: Iglesias, J (14, Ynoa); Mullins (3, Melancon). TB: Iglesias, J 3; Mullins 2; Severino, P. RBI: Iglesias, J (20). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mountcastle; Severino, P. GIDP: Ruiz, R. Team RISP: 0-for-5. Team LOB: 2.
FIELDING: Outfield assists: Stewart, D (Ozuna at 2nd base); Hays (Freeman at 2nd base).
Braves Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Ynoa 4.0 2 0 0 0 5 0 49-35 5.30
O'Day (W, 4-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11-8 0.64
Smith, W (H, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11-8 5.25
Martin (H, 4) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18-13 0.60
Greene (H, 8) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 13-8 1.14
Melancon 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 18-11 2.41
Totals 9.0 4 1 1 0 9 0
Orioles Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Eshelman (L, 3-1) 3.1 6 2 2 1 4 1 67-42 4.13
Fry, P 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 10-4 2.45
Lakins Sr. 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 20-12 3.00
Sulser 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 25-15 4.79
Wojciechowski 2.0 4 3 3 1 0 0 45-26 6.81
Totals 9.0 13 5 5 4 6 1
Game Info
WP: Melancon; Fry, P.
Pitches-strikes: Ynoa 49-35; O'Day 11-8; Smith, W 11-8; Martin 18-13; Greene 13-8; Melancon 18-11; Eshelman 67-42; Fry, P 10-4; Lakins Sr. 20-12; Sulser 25-15; Wojciechowski 45-26.
Groundouts-flyouts: Ynoa 4-1; O'Day 1-0; Smith, W 0-2; Martin 1-2; Greene 1-0; Melancon 2-0; Eshelman 1-3; Fry, P 0-1; Lakins Sr. 0-1; Sulser 1-3; Wojciechowski 1-1.
Batters faced: Ynoa 13; O'Day 3; Smith, W 3; Martin 4; Greene 3; Melancon 4; Eshelman 17; Fry, P 3; Lakins Sr. 5; Sulser 7; Wojciechowski 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Fry, P 1-0.
Ejections: Orioles manager Brandon Hyde ejected by 1B umpire Brennan Miller (4th).
Umpires: HP: Ryan Additon. 1B: Brennan Miller. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Ramon De Jesus.
Weather: 65 degrees, Clear.
Wind: 4 mph, Out To LF.
First pitch: 7:36 PM.
T: 2:57.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
September 15, 2020
Inning Scoring Play Score
Top 3 Freddie Freeman doubles (17) on a line drive to right fielder DJ Stewart. Ozzie Albies scores. 1-0 ATL
Top 4 Adam Duvall homers (15) on a fly ball to left field. 2-0 ATL
Top 9 Freddie Freeman doubles (18) on a line drive to center fielder Cedric Mullins. Ronald Acuna scores. Freddie Freeman to 3rd. 3-0 ATL
Top 9 Marcell Ozuna singles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Austin Hays. Freddie Freeman scores. 4-0 ATL
Top 9 Dansby Swanson out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Austin Hays. Marcell Ozuna scores. 5-0 ATL
Bottom 9 Jose Iglesias grounds out, third baseman Austin Riley to first baseman Freddie Freeman. Cedric Mullins scores. 5-1 ATL
Team Highlight
ATL Freddie Freeman's RBI double (00:00:39)
BAL Thomas Eshelman In play, out(s) to Dansby Swanson (00:00:12)
ATL Adam Duvall's 15th home run (00:00:35)
BAL Austin Hays nabs Freddie Freeman (00:00:53)
ATL Huascar Ynoa K's five batters (00:01:33)
ATL Freddie Freeman's RBI double (00:00:45)
ATL Marcell Ozuna's RBI single (00:00:20)
ATL Dansby Swanson's sacrifice fly (00:00:27)
BAL Mark Melancon In play, run(s) to Jose Iglesias (00:00:18)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Braves 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 13 0 11
Orioles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 2

Around the Division

WSH 1 @ TB 6 - Final
BOS 2 @ MIA 0 - Final
TOR 6 @ NYY 20 - Game Over
Next Orioles Game: Wed, Sep 16, 07:35 PM EDT vs. Braves
Posted: 09/15/2020 10:34:53 PM EDT
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2020.09.16 01:20 Blooper_Bot Game Thread: Braves (28-20) @ Orioles (21-26) - Tue, Sep 15 @ 07:35 PM EDT

Braves @ Orioles - Tue, Sep 15

Game Status: Game Over - Score: 5-1 Braves

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Braves Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Acuña Jr. - RF 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 .254 .409 .582
2 Freeman - 1B 5 1 3 2 0 0 2 .352 .465 .653
3 Ozuna - DH 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 .321 .407 .604
4 d'Arnaud - C 4 0 2 0 1 1 2 .318 .377 .523
5 Swanson - SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .284 .355 .454
6 Markakis - RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .252 .313 .408
Inciarte - CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .206 .278 .275
7 Duvall - LF 5 1 1 1 0 0 4 .255 .313 .604
8 Riley, A - 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .236 .291 .410
9 Albies - 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .247 .286 .425
Totals 38 5 13 5 4 6 19
Braves
BATTING: 2B: Markakis (13, Eshelman); Albies (4, Eshelman); Freeman 2 (18, Eshelman, Wojciechowski). HR: Duvall (15, 4th inning off Eshelman, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Albies 2; d'Arnaud 2; Duvall 4; Freeman 5; Markakis 2; Ozuna 2; Riley, A 2; Swanson. RBI: Duvall (32); Freeman 2 (46); Ozuna (44); Swanson (27). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Freeman; Swanson; Riley, A; Duvall 2. SF: Swanson. Team RISP: 2-for-11. Team LOB: 11.
FIELDING: DP: (Albies-Swanson-Freeman).
Orioles Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Mullins - CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .272 .324 .379
2 Iglesias, J - SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .374 .391 .512
3 Stewart, D - RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .245 .394 .660
4 Mountcastle - 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .350 .411 .588
5 Severino, P - C 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .297 .375 .469
6 Núñez, R - DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .316 .488
7 Ruiz, R - 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .212 .288 .411
8 Alberto - 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .315 .395
9 Hays - LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .211 .282 .250
Totals 30 1 4 1 0 9 7
Orioles
BATTING: 2B: Iglesias, J (14, Ynoa); Mullins (3, Melancon). TB: Iglesias, J 3; Mullins 2; Severino, P. RBI: Iglesias, J (20). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mountcastle; Severino, P. GIDP: Ruiz, R. Team RISP: 0-for-5. Team LOB: 2.
FIELDING: Outfield assists: Stewart, D (Ozuna at 2nd base); Hays (Freeman at 2nd base).
Braves Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Ynoa 4.0 2 0 0 0 5 0 49-35 5.30
O'Day 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11-8 0.64
Smith, W 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11-8 5.25
Martin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18-13 0.60
Greene 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 13-8 1.14
Melancon 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 18-11 2.41
Totals 9.0 4 1 1 0 9 0
Orioles Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Eshelman 3.1 6 2 2 1 4 1 67-42 4.13
Fry, P 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 10-4 2.45
Lakins Sr. 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 20-12 3.00
Sulser 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 25-15 4.79
Wojciechowski 2.0 4 3 3 1 0 0 45-26 6.81
Totals 9.0 13 5 5 4 6 1
Game Info
WP: Melancon; Fry, P.
Pitches-strikes: Ynoa 49-35; O'Day 11-8; Smith, W 11-8; Martin 18-13; Greene 13-8; Melancon 18-11; Eshelman 67-42; Fry, P 10-4; Lakins Sr. 20-12; Sulser 25-15; Wojciechowski 45-26.
Groundouts-flyouts: Ynoa 4-1; O'Day 1-0; Smith, W 0-2; Martin 1-2; Greene 1-0; Melancon 2-0; Eshelman 1-3; Fry, P 0-1; Lakins Sr. 0-1; Sulser 1-3; Wojciechowski 1-1.
Batters faced: Ynoa 13; O'Day 3; Smith, W 3; Martin 4; Greene 3; Melancon 4; Eshelman 17; Fry, P 3; Lakins Sr. 5; Sulser 7; Wojciechowski 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Fry, P 1-0.
Ejections: Orioles manager Brandon Hyde ejected by 1B umpire Brennan Miller (4th).
Umpires: HP: Ryan Additon. 1B: Brennan Miller. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Ramon De Jesus.
Weather: 65 degrees, Clear.
Wind: 4 mph, Out To LF.
First pitch: 7:36 PM.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
September 15, 2020
Inning Scoring Play Score
Top 3 Freddie Freeman doubles (17) on a line drive to right fielder DJ Stewart. Ozzie Albies scores. 1-0 ATL
Top 4 Adam Duvall homers (15) on a fly ball to left field. 2-0 ATL
Top 9 Freddie Freeman doubles (18) on a line drive to center fielder Cedric Mullins. Ronald Acuna scores. Freddie Freeman to 3rd. 3-0 ATL
Top 9 Marcell Ozuna singles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Austin Hays. Freddie Freeman scores. 4-0 ATL
Top 9 Dansby Swanson out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Austin Hays. Marcell Ozuna scores. 5-0 ATL
Bottom 9 Jose Iglesias grounds out, third baseman Austin Riley to first baseman Freddie Freeman. Cedric Mullins scores. 5-1 ATL
Team Highlight
ATL Freddie Freeman's RBI double (00:00:39)
BAL Thomas Eshelman In play, out(s) to Dansby Swanson (00:00:12)
ATL Adam Duvall's 15th home run (00:00:35)
BAL Austin Hays nabs Freddie Freeman (00:00:53)
ATL Huascar Ynoa K's five batters (00:01:33)
ATL Freddie Freeman's RBI double (00:00:45)
ATL Marcell Ozuna's RBI single (00:00:20)
ATL Dansby Swanson's sacrifice fly (00:00:27)
BAL Mark Melancon In play, run(s) to Jose Iglesias (00:00:18)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Braves 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 13 0 11
Orioles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 2

Around the Division

WSH 1 @ TB 6 - Final
BOS 2 @ MIA 0 - Final
NYM 1 @ PHI 4 - Final
Last Updated: 09/15/2020 10:34:39 PM EDT
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2020.09.15 23:35 OsGameThreads Game Thread: Braves (28-20) @ Orioles (21-26) - Tue, Sep 15 @ 07:35 PM EDT

Braves @ Orioles - Tue, Sep 15

Game Status: Game Over - Score: 5-1 Braves

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Braves Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Acuña Jr. - RF 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 .254 .409 .582
2 Freeman - 1B 5 1 3 2 0 0 2 .352 .465 .653
3 Ozuna - DH 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 .321 .407 .604
4 d'Arnaud - C 4 0 2 0 1 1 2 .318 .377 .523
5 Swanson - SS 4 0 1 1 0 1 3 .284 .355 .454
6 Markakis - RF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .252 .313 .408
Inciarte - CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .206 .278 .275
7 Duvall - LF 5 1 1 1 0 0 4 .255 .313 .604
8 Riley, A - 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .236 .291 .410
9 Albies - 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .247 .286 .425
Totals 38 5 13 5 4 6 19
Braves
BATTING: 2B: Markakis (13, Eshelman); Albies (4, Eshelman); Freeman 2 (18, Eshelman, Wojciechowski). HR: Duvall (15, 4th inning off Eshelman, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Albies 2; d'Arnaud 2; Duvall 4; Freeman 5; Markakis 2; Ozuna 2; Riley, A 2; Swanson. RBI: Duvall (32); Freeman 2 (46); Ozuna (44); Swanson (27). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Freeman; Swanson; Riley, A; Duvall 2. SF: Swanson. Team RISP: 2-for-11. Team LOB: 11.
FIELDING: DP: (Albies-Swanson-Freeman).
Orioles Batters AB R H RBI BB K LOB AVG OBP SLG
1 Mullins - CF 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .272 .324 .379
2 Iglesias, J - SS 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .374 .391 .512
3 Stewart, D - RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .245 .394 .660
4 Mountcastle - 1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 .350 .411 .588
5 Severino, P - C 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .297 .375 .469
6 Núñez, R - DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .316 .488
7 Ruiz, R - 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .212 .288 .411
8 Alberto - 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .315 .395
9 Hays - LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .211 .282 .250
Totals 30 1 4 1 0 9 7
Orioles
BATTING: 2B: Iglesias, J (14, Ynoa); Mullins (3, Melancon). TB: Iglesias, J 3; Mullins 2; Severino, P. RBI: Iglesias, J (20). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mountcastle; Severino, P. GIDP: Ruiz, R. Team RISP: 0-for-5. Team LOB: 2.
FIELDING: Outfield assists: Stewart, D (Ozuna at 2nd base); Hays (Freeman at 2nd base).
Braves Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Ynoa 4.0 2 0 0 0 5 0 49-35 5.30
O'Day 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11-8 0.64
Smith, W 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11-8 5.25
Martin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18-13 0.60
Greene 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 13-8 1.14
Melancon 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 18-11 2.41
Totals 9.0 4 1 1 0 9 0
Orioles Pitchers IP H R ER BB K HR P-S ERA
Eshelman 3.1 6 2 2 1 4 1 67-42 4.13
Fry, P 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 10-4 2.45
Lakins Sr. 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 20-12 3.00
Sulser 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 25-15 4.79
Wojciechowski 2.0 4 3 3 1 0 0 45-26 6.81
Totals 9.0 13 5 5 4 6 1
Game Info
WP: Melancon; Fry, P.
Pitches-strikes: Ynoa 49-35; O'Day 11-8; Smith, W 11-8; Martin 18-13; Greene 13-8; Melancon 18-11; Eshelman 67-42; Fry, P 10-4; Lakins Sr. 20-12; Sulser 25-15; Wojciechowski 45-26.
Groundouts-flyouts: Ynoa 4-1; O'Day 1-0; Smith, W 0-2; Martin 1-2; Greene 1-0; Melancon 2-0; Eshelman 1-3; Fry, P 0-1; Lakins Sr. 0-1; Sulser 1-3; Wojciechowski 1-1.
Batters faced: Ynoa 13; O'Day 3; Smith, W 3; Martin 4; Greene 3; Melancon 4; Eshelman 17; Fry, P 3; Lakins Sr. 5; Sulser 7; Wojciechowski 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Fry, P 1-0.
Ejections: Orioles manager Brandon Hyde ejected by 1B umpire Brennan Miller (4th).
Umpires: HP: Ryan Additon. 1B: Brennan Miller. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Ramon De Jesus.
Weather: 65 degrees, Clear.
Wind: 4 mph, Out To LF.
First pitch: 7:36 PM.
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
September 15, 2020
Inning Scoring Play Score
Top 3 Freddie Freeman doubles (17) on a line drive to right fielder DJ Stewart. Ozzie Albies scores. 1-0 ATL
Top 4 Adam Duvall homers (15) on a fly ball to left field. 2-0 ATL
Top 9 Freddie Freeman doubles (18) on a line drive to center fielder Cedric Mullins. Ronald Acuna scores. Freddie Freeman to 3rd. 3-0 ATL
Top 9 Marcell Ozuna singles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Austin Hays. Freddie Freeman scores. 4-0 ATL
Top 9 Dansby Swanson out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Austin Hays. Marcell Ozuna scores. 5-0 ATL
Bottom 9 Jose Iglesias grounds out, third baseman Austin Riley to first baseman Freddie Freeman. Cedric Mullins scores. 5-1 ATL
Team Highlight
ATL Freddie Freeman's RBI double (00:00:39)
BAL Thomas Eshelman In play, out(s) to Dansby Swanson (00:00:12)
ATL Adam Duvall's 15th home run (00:00:35)
BAL Austin Hays nabs Freddie Freeman (00:00:53)
ATL Huascar Ynoa K's five batters (00:01:33)
ATL Freddie Freeman's RBI double (00:00:45)
ATL Marcell Ozuna's RBI single (00:00:20)
ATL Dansby Swanson's sacrifice fly (00:00:27)
BAL Mark Melancon In play, run(s) to Jose Iglesias (00:00:18)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Braves 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 13 0 11
Orioles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 2

Around the Division

WSH 1 @ TB 6 - Final
BOS 2 @ MIA 0 - Final
TOR 6 @ NYY 20 - Game Over
Last Updated: 09/15/2020 10:34:37 PM EDT
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