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Post#61 » by VanWest82 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:29 pm

How do we feel about Buck's suggestion of making Font the closer next year? I think 7th or 8th inning reliever feels more right. I could see it happening though.
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Post#62 » by BigLeagueChew » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:56 pm

That was nice, off a really tough righty.
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Post#63 » by StringerBell » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:59 pm

Benefit of having quick hands. wait on a slider, slap at a high fastball....crazy good.
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Post#64 » by BigLeagueChew » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:03 pm

Ottavino's first earned runs since July 2nd.
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Post#65 » by vaff87 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:28 pm

Teoscar has been encouraging the last month or so.
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Post#66 » by BigLeagueChew » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:53 pm

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Vladdy hits a breaking off the wall, no wait, Vladdy demolishes a breaking ball like you have never seen before. Count the seconds it usually takes to get to first base(3-4) and he was barely at first before the ball hit the wall. He's actually still rounding first when the throw gets to 2nd. :)

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Vlad sits breaking ball, again! Octavino decides to go with his 2nd best pitch 3 consecutive times and Vladdy fights it off for a triple down the right field line. it's not even fair, the yankees thought after the game.
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Post#67 » by pilkoids » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:29 pm

Is it me or are all the sportsnet channels covering the womens finals pre game over the jays?
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Post#68 » by BigLeagueChew » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:30 pm

pilkoids wrote:Is it me or are all the sportsnet channels covering the womens finals pre game over the jays?

SNET 1 today only, unfortunately.
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Post#69 » by pilkoids » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:37 pm

Thornton just unravels when there are runners on base
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Post#70 » by Schad » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:56 pm

pilkoids wrote:Thornton just unravels when there are runners on base


His splits are weird. Thornton, with a runner on first: .372/.416/.755. Thornton, with runners in scoring position: .229/.309/.323.

Either he's incredibly concerned that guys will steal or it's noise, because with a runner on first the average batter turns into Barry Bonds, whereas with RISP they're closer to Ryan Goins.
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Post#71 » by Wo1verine » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:31 pm

Hopefully Vlad hits from someone here
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Post#72 » by Schad » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:43 pm

Sucks that it ended with a GIDP, but that's still quite an at-bat.
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Post#73 » by TOStateofMind » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:49 pm

The kids are really making this season worth it
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Post#74 » by BigLeagueChew » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:52 pm

TOStateofMind wrote:The kids are really making this season worth it

Best 1-0 game in awhile. Good at bats by the young studs at the end.
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Post#75 » by gundysmullet » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:46 pm

VanWest82 wrote:How do we feel about Buck's suggestion of making Font the closer next year? I think 7th or 8th inning reliever feels more right. I could see it happening though.

I think the opposite, that they should make him a starter. He has been an “opener” for I guess about five games now and has done phenomenal yet baseball is so set in its ways that he gets pulled after two innings every single time for fear that there might be a blood moon if he actually goes three or four innings. You won’t know how he will do unless you let him actually try but… Major-league baseball.
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Post#76 » by Fairview4Life » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:08 pm

Old stoic Major League Baseball using an opener for the first two innings and then pulling him?
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Post#77 » by vaff87 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:55 pm

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VanWest82 wrote:How do we feel about Buck's suggestion of making Font the closer next year? I think 7th or 8th inning reliever feels more right. I could see it happening though.

I think the opposite, that they should make him a starter. He has been an “opener” for I guess about five games now and has done phenomenal yet baseball is so set in its ways that he gets pulled after two innings every single time for fear that there might be a blood moon if he actually goes three or four innings. You won’t know how he will do unless you let him actually try but… Major-league baseball.


So why don’t teams use their closer for 3-4 innings a game?


If you’re pitching more than 1-2 innings, you’re no longer an “opener”; you’re a “starter”, and you’re pitching every 5th day like every other starter.
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Post#78 » by gundysmullet » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:09 pm

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VanWest82 wrote:How do we feel about Buck's suggestion of making Font the closer next year? I think 7th or 8th inning reliever feels more right. I could see it happening though.

I think the opposite, that they should make him a starter. He has been an “opener” for I guess about five games now and has done phenomenal yet baseball is so set in its ways that he gets pulled after two innings every single time for fear that there might be a blood moon if he actually goes three or four innings. You won’t know how he will do unless you let him actually try but… Major-league baseball.


So why don’t teams use their closer for 3-4 innings a game?


If you’re pitching more than 1-2 innings, you’re no longer an “opener”; you’re a “starter”, and you’re pitching every 5th day like every other starter.

Correct. And I think that font has done enough to deserve that chance. If he gets the opportunity and fails, so what, at least you know.
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Post#79 » by Schad » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:04 am

What has held Font back is that he has two tendencies which are manageable in isolation, but really problematic in tandem: he walks a lot of hitters, and he gives up a tonne of homers. If he could shed one or both tendencies, he could be a starter, or a good multi-inning reliever, but he's a tough pitcher to trust (which is why he's been through so many organizations despite having pretty good stuff).
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Post#80 » by BigLeagueChew » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:18 pm

Vlad figured things out.
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