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CurtOne

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #17055 on: June 06, 2021, 04:02:03 pm »
Reds have blown a 7-0 lead to the Cardinals

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« Reply #17056 on: June 06, 2021, 04:50:41 pm »
MLB is making rumblings about cracking down on sticky substances and Bauerís average spin rate dropped around 200 rpm in this start. Cole had a similar drop in his spin rate as well in his last start.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #17057 on: June 06, 2021, 05:25:15 pm »
And I still don't get how these pitchers are doing it.  Good grief, they throw almost every pitch out.  One pitch touches the dirt, out it goes.  Fly ball?  Out it goes.  It's like Yogi used to say, everyone watches the pitcher, and they forget there's another guy who handles every pitch.  Remember how the ball stuck to Yadier's chest protector a couple years ago and he couldn't find it.  He shook a lot and the ball didn't fall.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #17058 on: June 06, 2021, 08:10:07 pm »
...Remember how the ball stuck to Yadier's chest protector a couple years ago and he couldn't find it.  He shook a lot and the ball didn't fall.

SOLVED!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq3_oiiXYSg

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #17059 on: June 07, 2021, 01:46:16 pm »
Good luck to a good guy


brjones

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #17060 on: June 09, 2021, 11:04:54 pm »
Derrick S. Goold @dgoold
Home run leaders for 2018 Memphis #Redbirds

1. Tyler O'Neill - 26
2. Adolis Garcia - 22
3. Patrick Wisdom - 15
4. Rangel Ravelo - 13
5. Luke Voit - 9
6. Oscar Mercado - 8
7. Carson Kelly - 7
8. Lane Thomas - 6
9. Randy Arozarena - 5


They still have O'Neill, but the Cardinals have made some questionable personnel decisions lately when they let 2, 3, 5, 7, and 9 get away.

Reb

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #17061 on: June 10, 2021, 04:21:21 pm »
In their last 35 games, DBacks are 5-30.


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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #17062 on: June 10, 2021, 05:23:53 pm »
On the subject of Yu, another guy whoís had velocity gains into his 30s is DeGrom, only his have been much more dramatic.  Heís in his age 32-33 season and averaging 99.3 on the fastball, after having been in the 93s a few years after TJS.

I have no idea if heís one of those guys using sticky stuff - presumably yes, since they pretty much all do.  But that wouldnít explain a guy consistently adding major velocity well into his 30s.  I donít know anything that does explain it, honestly.  But it should be getting more attention that heís having possibly the most dominating season by a starting pitcher in MLB history.

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« Reply #17063 on: June 10, 2021, 09:16:54 pm »
DeGrom has been unbelievable this season! 

Having grown up as a shortstop saved a LOT of young bullets that other Ps fire. 

I'd wonder if not having the normal teenage wear and tear is a key part of the reason why he seems to throw HARDER about every season!

Also, all who've watched him play a ton over the years say he's a truly phenomenal athlete, who is also ultra competitive!

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #17064 on: June 10, 2021, 10:52:29 pm »
Aroldis Chapman had a 5-3 lead with no one on base. Five pitches later, the Twins won 7-5.

Those five pitches: Polanco single, ball 1 to Donaldson, homer. Astudillo single, Cruz homer.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #17065 on: June 11, 2021, 01:10:33 am »
DeGrom has been unbelievable this season! 

Having grown up as a shortstop saved a LOT of young bullets that other Ps fire. 

I'd wonder if not having the normal teenage wear and tear is a key part of the reason why he seems to throw HARDER about every season!

Also, all who've watched him play a ton over the years say he's a truly phenomenal athlete, who is also ultra competitive!

Interesting point about the shortstop thing - maybe itís a case of itís not the years, itís the mileage.  He is indeed a great athlete - an excellent hitting pitcher too.

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« Reply #17066 on: June 11, 2021, 08:38:09 am »
I can see why Chapman threw almost nothing but sliders after giving up that homer to Davis.  When he throws sub 96 down the middle with zero movement he can get crushed.  Been waiting for the Cubs come up to Target Field for a while...

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #17067 on: June 11, 2021, 02:19:49 pm »
98 mph on Chapman for the Cruz walkoff last night.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #17068 on: June 11, 2021, 05:08:41 pm »
Padres have signed Joe Beimel to a minor league contract. He's 44 years old and hasn't pitched in the majors since 2015. He has apparently been throwing in the mid-90s recently, which is surprising considering he topped out at 91-92 for most of his career.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/06/padres-to-sign-joe-beimel.html

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #17069 on: June 11, 2021, 08:22:36 pm »
 
DeGrom gave up a hit tonight.