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Re: Jays @ Indians (4 game series. April 4-7) 

Post#61 » by Schad » Fri Apr 5, 2019 11:49 pm

Thornton hasn't had the feel for his breaking stuff in the first couple innings. Even with a good fastball, the odds are pretty good that you'll get one thumped if you can only throw heat in fastball counts.
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Re: Jays @ Indians (4 game series. April 4-7) 

Post#62 » by So_Fresh » Sat Apr 6, 2019 12:10 am

Schad wrote:Thornton hasn't had the feel for his breaking stuff in the first couple innings. Even with a good fastball, the odds are pretty good that you'll get one thumped if you can only throw heat in fastball counts.


I'm going to guess the weather is a factor. Tougher to get a good feel and grip of the ball when it's cold out there.
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Re: Jays @ Indians (4 game series. April 4-7) 

Post#63 » by So_Fresh » Sat Apr 6, 2019 12:24 am

Impressed with Telez and the patience he has at the plate for a young player.
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Re: Jays @ Indians (4 game series. April 4-7) 

Post#64 » by spykelee » Sat Apr 6, 2019 12:53 am

With the dozens of things I have to watch tonight baseball comes in a distant last. But I did manage to see galvis not only get a hit but a homerun! It was almost unbelievable. Although we only had one hit to that point which is more what I expected to see lol

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Re: Jays @ Indians (4 game series. April 4-7) 

Post#65 » by Schad » Sat Apr 6, 2019 12:54 am

Thornton with his B- stuff and struck out 7 in 5.2 IP. There's something there; perhaps Cleveland's scuffling offense played a role, but he got a lot of fastballs by people on a night when they had every reason to sit fastball.
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Re: Jays @ Indians (4 game series. April 4-7) 

Post#66 » by Lateral Quicks » Sat Apr 6, 2019 1:04 am

The early returns on Shoemaker and Thornton look good. Let's see how they fare against Boston and New York.
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Post#67 » by Lateral Quicks » Sat Apr 6, 2019 1:26 am

Alex Hanson in ~600 career plate appearances has an OBP of .270 and is mediocre at best with the glove. Curious as to why he's on the major league roster.
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Re: Jays @ Indians (4 game series. April 4-7) 

Post#68 » by Schad » Sat Apr 6, 2019 1:29 am

Lateral Quicks wrote:Alex Hanson in ~600 career plate appearances has an OBP of .270 and is mediocre at best with the glove. Curious as to why he's on the major league roster.


He can play a bunch of positions badly, which is neat.
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Post#69 » by Centre Court » Sat Apr 6, 2019 1:35 am

Why bother with instant replay? Clear tag with Ramirez off the bag and they call him safe. Ridiculous.
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Post#70 » by YelloC » Sat Apr 6, 2019 1:42 am

This pitcher Cimber moves like a chicken.
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Post#71 » by So_Fresh » Sat Apr 6, 2019 1:43 am

Grichuk is awful..
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Post#72 » by spykelee » Sat Apr 6, 2019 1:45 am

3 hits In 9 innings. Nothing if we aren't consistent anyways

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Post#73 » by Lateral Quicks » Sat Apr 6, 2019 1:47 am

Man, I hope Vald/Bo/Biggio pan out, and soon. I'm a die hard fan so I'll watch, but a full season of this would be excruciating.
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Post#74 » by So_Fresh » Sat Apr 6, 2019 2:07 am

I hope so too Lateral Quicks. Tough watching this team right now, especially with the hitting.
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Re: Jays @ Indians (4 game series. April 4-7) 

Post#75 » by Schad » Sat Apr 6, 2019 2:18 am

We need Vlad/Bo/etc to pan out, but the big question over the next couple years is whether we'll have a pitching staff to back them. Thornton is a real positive sign in that regard; will need to be consistent, but he has definite major league stuff.

As much as this season will likely suck overall, I'm pretty relaxed so long as bits of our future are starting to come into focus. We need top-echelon players still, but it's easier to envision our road to success if we can pencil in a couple mid-rotation starters, especially if we can flip one or both of Stroman/Sanchez for substantial value.
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Re: Jays @ Indians (4 game series. April 4-7) 

Post#76 » by ratul » Sat Apr 6, 2019 10:24 am

Another L another day closer to Shapiro being fired. Let's make it sooner rather than later!
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Re: Jays @ Indians (4 game series. April 4-7) 

Post#78 » by Wo1verine » Sat Apr 6, 2019 3:14 pm

Wonder if they'll bat Galvis top 2 today? Pretty much him and Urena are only ones that are hitting lol
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Re: Jays @ Indians (4 game series. April 4-7) 

Post#79 » by The_Hater » Sat Apr 6, 2019 4:00 pm

So_Fresh wrote:Grichuk is awful..


This is what everyone was saying last April as well and then he ended up ripping the cover off the ball the final 3 months. Maybe he’s just a slow starter in the Encarnacion mold?
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Re: Jays @ Indians (4 game series. April 4-7) 

Post#80 » by vaff87 » Sat Apr 6, 2019 4:41 pm

The_Hater wrote:
So_Fresh wrote:Grichuk is awful..


This is what everyone was saying last April as well and then he ended up ripping the cover off the ball the final 3 months. Maybe he’s just a slow starter in the Encarnacion mold?


So fresh wanted to DFA Grichuk last April.
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