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by consigliere » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:02 pm
by Steve Buffum » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:11 pm
Consigliere wrote:1. Is this just Byrd in typical odd-year form, or has the new splitter pitch really been the difference so far? Both? Very, very early, but good start to the season from what most people consider the Indians most expendable starter.
3. If I recall correctly from Saturday's game, Wedge allowed Fultz to end the 7th and start the 8th, and Betancourt to end the 8th and start the 9th. When is the last time Wedge ever allowed two relievers to end an inning and come back out the next inning? Let along one reliever to do it?
7. Hafner needs some protection, and you can clearly see he is pressing without Victor hitting behind him. He is trying to do too much. He'll be okay long run though.
9. I'm a fan of Mighty Rouse.
by neoleo » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:13 pm
Consigliere wrote:6. Garko needs to be in the lineup everyday right now. Let him play himself out of a job. I just don't see the defensive issues the Indians are talking about, as he has made some fine plays at 1B so far....whether it be some slick picks of throws in the dirt or making some nice plays in the field. Keep Blake in the super utility role. If Blake plays 5-6 games a week in such a role sitting Garko once, Marte twice, and Nixon twice, fine.
by consigliere » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:56 pm
NEOLeo wrote:Although I agree with you on keeping Garko in the lineup, I haven't seen too many nice plays from him in the field. His diving stop yesterday was nice, but it didn't result in an out. I keep seeing him not make plays that should be made easily by any normal first baseman. For example, the throwing error on Blake in the loss at milwaukee. That throw was up the line, but a firstbasman is taught to simply stretch up the line (in fair territory) to get the ball. If you can't stretch straight into the path of the ball, you cut it off at the best angle. In this case, Garko stretched INTO FOUL TERRITORY, away from the ball and directly into the runner. As a former college firstbaseman, I would have been embarrassed to see this in a high school game.
by consigliere » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:00 pm
Steve Buffum wrote:Although true, the left-right orthodoxy (see the lineup construction note) virtually forced that usage for Fultz. Had it been only one lefty, I'm not sure he would have been brought in to finish the 7th; once the 8th starts Erstad-Thome, Fultz almost HAS to be your man. (And, I should reiterate: because I would have done the same thing, I found the usage to be brilliant.)
I hadn't thought of that, but Garko isn't hitting any worse behind him than Victor. Okay, .380 instead of .500. Still, you're going to press because the guy behind you is only George Brett instead of Ted Williams?
by Mr. MacPhisto » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:00 pm
by consigliere » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:16 pm
Mr. MacPhisto wrote:Wouldn't you say it's a good thing that we have no idea what Byrd is throwing? That could mean that the hitters are having a hell of a time figuring it out.True, we can't see the laces coming at us, but it is difficult to figure out what kind of breaking pitch he's throwing - and you usually can get a pretty good idea from watching it.
by leadpipe » Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:26 pm
by paulcousineau » Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:48 pm
Quote: 9. I'm a fan of Mighty Rouse. Okay, I'm stealin' that.
by Steve Buffum » Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:23 pm
The DiaTriber wrote:Quote: 9. I'm a fan of Mighty Rouse. Okay, I'm stealin' that.What, no love?http://www.swerbsblurbs.com/article_detail.php?id=1527
by paulcousineau » Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:12 pm
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