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#41 GrubberRaven

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 07:56 AM

Bundy looks great.  Hope to see JIminez have a good start too.  

 

Wright/Gallardo are not starting pitchers


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 07:20 PM

The power in our lineup is insane.


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 08:26 PM

Bundy won't start this year just because of strict innings limit. But he might get longer relief outings.

He's also up and down - first outing they were getting really solid contact. Second less contact but not much swinging and missing. I'm a little worried.
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Posted 13 April 2016 - 08:27 PM

Gallardo not a starter?

I mean, I'm not a huge fan nor do I think he's had a good start, but he's got a career of very good starting stats. I'm just wondering where his velocity went...
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Posted 13 April 2016 - 09:48 PM

*sigh*

Maybe next year.....
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Posted 14 April 2016 - 07:14 AM

His power is down...that's why his deal was renegotiated.


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 07:59 AM

Bundy won't start this year just because of strict innings limit. But he might get longer relief outings.

He's also up and down - first outing they were getting really solid contact. Second less contact but not much swinging and missing. I'm a little worried.

Bundy is on an innings limit? Isn't he a few years out from his surgery?

On a side note, I never got the whole innings limit thing. As far as I know, there's no medical science to support it. You are either cleared to pitch, or you are still hurt and need recovery time. Human arms aren't meant to whip and throw a projectile 95 MPH+. Some pitchers have an easier motion than others. So if by innings limits, teams mean pushing back the inevitable injury from routine wear and tear (relative to that pitcher's abilities and throwing motion), I wish they would just call it what it is.
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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:23 PM

Adding to my previous post: I wonder if in 20 years former pitchers will sue the MLB saying they didn't know the damage they were doing to their arms. Specifically how pitch counts were a misleading statistic of health, or the long-term effects of Tommy John surgery.
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Posted 14 April 2016 - 07:32 PM

His power is down...that's why his deal was renegotiated.


Not that simple. Either way, no evidence to support "not a starter" when if anything he had the most impressive and consistent track record of any starter we have (and have had in a decade)
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Posted 14 April 2016 - 07:36 PM

Bundy is on an innings limit? Isn't he a few years out from his surgery?

On a side note, I never got the whole innings limit thing. As far as I know, there's no medical science to support it. You are either cleared to pitch, or you are still hurt and need recovery time. Human arms aren't meant to whip and throw a projectile 95 MPH+. Some pitchers have an easier motion than others. So if by innings limits, teams mean pushing back the inevitable injury from routine wear and tear (relative to that pitcher's abilities and throwing motion), I wish they would just call it what it is.


Not sure if the limit is official, but he only pitched ten games last year, including fall league. He's certainly not at full stamina.

Meanwhile, I agree with general criticism of innings limits and pitch counters. But I don't know if there's any data against it either.

The reality is that blame belongs with youth teams and parents/players themselves. Starting too early and specializing in one sport: recipe for over use of some muscles, under development of others needed to provide stability.
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Posted 14 April 2016 - 09:09 PM

No friggen starting pitching...none...


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:39 AM

Unfortunate for Tillman. He pitched well until that sixth inning. A couple of well placed bloopers and softly hit balls were his demise. I don't see Tillman as a concern.
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:49 AM

I've been just as excited for this 7-0 start, but the starting pitching blows.  When you have one pitcher that gets to 7 innings after 9 games?  Sad.  


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 12:10 PM

come on fellows we lost 4-2 last night,
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 01:17 PM

The sketchy SP is beginning (emphasize) to rear its ugly head.  If it, in fact, goes south well we all saw it coming, didn't we.

The middle dudes and closers are fine.  Just need to hope and pray for decent SP and for these guys to step up.    

 

In the meantime, 7-2 ain't too shabby of a start.  Maybe we get things back on track tonight.

Need bats to reappear tonight after a few days off.

 

Lets get er done tonight in Texas !   


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 03:23 PM

Starting pitching of course, we all knew it. Though it's early to freak out about it; still in warm up mode even.

Last two nights I've been more disappointed in how many runs we could've had. We put 12 men, at least, on against Kelly in 5 innings. Two runs is unacceptable. Shouldn't lose 4-2 in that scenario.

Pedro Alvarez, meanwhile, Lord help me.
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 03:35 PM

DC,

I hear ya. After SP, the next biggest team weakness is hitting with men in scoring position. It's been our Achilles for several years. Team continues to live or die by the HR.
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:14 PM

DC,

I hear ya. After SP, the next biggest team weakness is hitting with men in scoring position. It's been our Achilles for several years. Team continues to live or die by the HR.


Yeah, ultimately, you don't win many games scoring two or three runs. I'd be more pissed about pitching if we were losing 6-5 nightly. But 4-2 is on the offense, even if pitching could have gone deeper.

Either way, in the end, you don't win them all.
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 06:49 PM

I don't like Jones in the three hole. Manny and Davis are our best hitters and need to get as many ABs as possible. They are ideal two and three hitters to get them up in the first inning with Rickards setting the table. IMO Jones should hit fifth after Trumbo.
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Posted 15 April 2016 - 07:16 PM

Why can't all Orioles games be on one MASN station and all Nats games on the other?
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