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by T_N_T » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:18 pm
by T_N_T » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:08 pm
T_N_T wrote:Today's Indians vs Padres Spring Training game on STO is being simulcast on MLB Network, I don't know if its blacked out in the Indians market on MLBNet, I am in Tennessee and can see both feeds(STO on 662 and MLBNet on 213) on DirecTV.
by skatingtripods » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:08 pm
by T_N_T » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:10 pm
by T_N_T » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:46 pm
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by skatingtripods » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:53 pm
T_N_T wrote:What is with Josh Tomlin today? He seems all out of whack, I really hope he figures this out by his first regular season start, he looks lost out there today.
by T_N_T » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:14 pm
skatingtripods wrote:T_N_T wrote:What is with Josh Tomlin today? He seems all out of whack, I really hope he figures this out by his first regular season start, he looks lost out there today.Contact pitcher on a warm Arizona afternoon like a lamb to slaughter. Like a white hood to a NAACP meeting. Wind-aided 3B, wind-aided 2-run HR.Looks like he's working on a two-seam fastball this Spring. It kept coming back over the middle of the plate. I don't remember him throwing a two-seamer last year. If you don't aim off the corner, it's going right down the middle. Probably trying to add another pitch to his arsenal that can help him jam righties since 12 of their 67 hits off him were HRs last year.Didn't throw any curve balls that I saw. Handful of changeups. You can't really evaluate these Spring starts. Guys are predominantly throwing one or two pitches their entire outing.He'll be fine. He's susceptible to outings like this though because he gets very few swings and misses.
by peeker643 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:26 pm
by Jumbo » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:26 pm
T_N_T wrote:why can't we just scratch some of these games and start the regular season earlier?
by gotribe31 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:39 pm
by T_N_T » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:00 pm
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by T_N_T » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:54 pm
by skatingtripods » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:18 pm
T_N_T wrote:So what your saying is that they might as well be playing tee-ball out there right now? You just confirmed my point on how pointless/stupid spring training is, why can't we just scratch some of these games and start the regular season earlier? I also despise that the games are in an unofficial capacity(meaning the leagues don't match the regular season leagues), who was the clown who came up with Spring Training?
by gotribe31 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:29 pm
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by ChoccoIndians » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:05 am
skatingtripods wrote:Jimenez struggling yet again with location and command. Radinsky has a lot of work to do before April 7.
by bac5665 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:18 am
ChoccoIndians wrote:At what point do we start to worry about his spring training form?
by skatingtripods » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:18 pm
by leadpipe » Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:25 pm
skatingtripods wrote:ChoccoIndians wrote:At what point do we start to worry about his spring training form?Yesterday.As I talked about in my View from the Porch column, this isn't really Ubaldo working on things. This is Ubaldo can't repeat his mechanics. Everything is belt high or down in the dirt. Has nothing to do with him working on stuff. He's walked 9 and struck out 6 this Spring and guys hate to take walks during the Spring.He has such a tough delivery to repeat with his long, lanky arms and overhand release point. It's a big concern.Manny Acta called it a problem. He's usually pretty laissez-faire about ST stuff. He told Ubaldo it was "time to get it in gear". If he's seeing it as a problem, and he knows better than anybody how guys approach ST, then it's a problem.Jimenez isn't going to show up on April 7 and pound the strike zone if he didn't do it in the Spring. He's pitching behind in the count entirely too much, and that's all fastball command. If he can't spot his fastball, he's screwed.And, for what it's worth, I've seen 2 of his 4 starts on TV, so I've seen the mechanical issue. This isn't just reading the box score. I didn't see yesterday's, but if you throw 80 pitches in 3.2 innings, it's not solely because you're working on stuff. It's because your fastball command sucks.
by skatingtripods » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:25 pm
by leadpipe » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:13 am
skatingtripods wrote:LP, I agree on the velo and the importance of getting it back. But, if he's not spotting 91 or 92, what's going to get him to spot 93 or 94? And I get it might be tougher to pick up and he may get more swings and misses, but his command and mechanics are a giant issue.Supposedly, he feels good and strong. I don't know what his velo's really been because all the guns are different. STO's was clocking him at 91-93 the last start on there that I was able to watch, but he was sitting at 91. That won't get it done. Assuming he's only going 85-90%, he may sit at 93 or 94 during the season. But, his average fastball velo from 2009 and 2010 was 96.1 according to Fangraphs.91 or 94, you have to spot it. Jimenez isn't consistently doing that. I'm hoping it's just the Spring, and he does have a track record of a low K/BB ratio in the Spring (it's now 69 K to 62 BB for his ST career), but he's a giant question mark. And he can't be a giant question mark all season if the Indians are going to be in this hunt. That puts a lot of pressure on an aging Derek Lowe, a contact/flyball guy in Tomlin, and a 5th starter who will be lucky to have below a 4.50.
by skatingtripods » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:34 am
A scout employed by an opposing team who watched Ubaldo Jimenez struggle against the Reds on Saturday almost couldn’t believe his radar gun.“His fastball was 89-91 [mph],” the scout said. “He might have touched 92 once or twice, but his slider was flat. He also looked like his mind was somewhere else. I haven’t seen him like that in two years.
by WiscTribeFan » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:35 am
skatingtripods wrote:Here's something that Sheldon Ocker wrote regarding Jimenez's velocity:A scout employed by an opposing team who watched Ubaldo Jimenez struggle against the Reds on Saturday almost couldn’t believe his radar gun.“His fastball was 89-91 [mph],” the scout said. “He might have touched 92 once or twice, but his slider was flat. He also looked like his mind was somewhere else. I haven’t seen him like that in two years.I really hope that he's just holding back since he got hurt last Spring and doesn't want a repeat performance. Have to see how his final 3 starts go.
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by skatingtripods » Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:06 pm
gotribe31 wrote:He looked pretty good. Caught a couple of easy fly balls, and made a nice play on a hard line drive that he had to come in on. It handcuffed him a little bit and he ended up basket catching it, but it was a nice play. He got burned on a 2B over his head, but it wasn't a play he or any other CF should have reasonably made.
by skatingtripods » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:11 pm
While the paramedics were on scene, Deputy Sutphin asked Jenks if he had taken anything else other than his muscle relaxers and Jenks replied, "I'm going to be honest with you, I was just leaving Babes because I hit a car. I just head to get out of there.According to The Ultimate Strip Club List, Babes of Fort Myers has a solid 3.5-star rating and exclusively white dancers, for your information.
by Erie Warrior » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:28 am
by skatingtripods » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:59 am
Erie Warrior wrote:While undoubtedly a quality guy and teammate, Shelly Duncan is not an outfielder. He's appears to be the LF on Opening Day.
by Erie Warrior » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:44 pm
skatingtripods wrote:Another year with two below average arms and one howitzer in the OF.
by peeker643 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:01 pm
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