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Dave23

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On The Farm
« on: August 03, 2015, 09:21:49 am »
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craig

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2015, 07:47:44 pm »
LaStella played for 2 AB last Wednesday, got pulled mid-game, sat for three games, returned yesterday.  I think he played the whole game yesterday, and now he's playing again today.  (2-for-2 thus far today, 4-for-8 thus far.)  With Russell able to cover SS, LaStella might be an interesting alternative to Herrera.  Although I think Maddon loves Hererra, so there's no urgency. 

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2015, 07:52:25 pm »
Not sure if Pierce Johnson will pitch into the 7th, and if so maybe he'll give up some runs then. 

But a funny think on his "last ten games" stats summary is that he's allowed exactly one earned run in all but one of his last 8 starts.  On the season, he's ten starts, ten earned runs.  And only one of the ten have allowed more than one earned run. 

One HR today, only 3K/2BB, so not that exciting a line.  But somehow he seems to keep getting kinda lucky somehow. 

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2015, 08:19:58 pm »
Isn't it now about time to move Pierce Johnson up to AAA?

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2015, 09:10:12 pm »
Isn't it now about time to move Pierce Johnson up to AAA?

Not when his success is just a result of being kinda lucky somehow.'

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2015, 10:56:47 pm »
Baez 3 run Double to give the I Cubs 12-10 lead  in the ninth

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2015, 11:03:50 pm »

craig

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2015, 11:04:11 pm »
Rubi Silva is funny.  Entering today, he was hitting .281.....



with an OBP of .295!   4 unintentional walks in 284 AB. 

74:5 K/BB ratio. 

craig

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2015, 11:12:32 pm »
Edwards with a 1-walk-1-K inning to save the Iowa victory. 

La Stella, in his first back-to-back games, got pulled after 3 PA.  Presumably bringing him along slowly, ala spring training.  But could be a promotion, too, I'd imagine.  As PR mentioned, if he was healthy and in a hitting groove, (neither of which is probably even remotely true presently), having somebody who could give Castro and Bryant some days off might be helpful.  Both for the offense, since both are struggling so badly.  And perhaps helpful for either one, perhaps a a few days off might help one of them to get going again. 

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2015, 10:02:09 am »
Cubs Den had Johnson throwing 90-92 on the stadium gun yesterday.

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2015, 11:34:25 am »
Nice to see Baez not only hitting but hitting in the clutch.

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2015, 11:49:45 am »
Cubs Den had Johnson throwing 90-92 on the stadium gun yesterday.

That's pretty pedestrian. 

NSBB has some guy at Blackburn's effective start earlier this week.  Had him 88-90, 89-91 type range on his fastball.  The scout liked the easy arm action and the location/sink.  But at least on that game, again not very fast. 

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2015, 12:12:27 pm »
Blackburn 88-91 on his sinker isn't horrible if he can locate really well and has a change up/slow curve to go with it.  If he can't do that then his margin for error is very small.

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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2015, 03:30:22 pm »
Was thinking about Johnson's outing and how much one should buy into FIP.

6 IP 4H 1 HR 1 ER 2 walks and 3 strikeouts translates as a well below-average performance.

(13*1 + 3*2 - 2 * 3) / 6

i.e., an ERA slightly more than 2 runs above average.  Ouch!

Should that quiet all the talk about a  promotion to AAA?

Hasn't Johnson always thrown 90-92 with a few 93s sprinkled in?






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Re: On The Farm
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2015, 03:42:04 pm »
WHIP of exactly 1.0

ERA of 1.5

If FIP shows that to be below average, my first reaction would be to question FIP.

Or at least FIP applied to that small a sample size.