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Postby Sp_Da_Man » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:45 pm

He has a loss but hasn't blown a save this season yet but does anyone think he's not looking like his usual dominant self?

Every time I follow his games he's giving up hits or walks and seems to be making the game a little too interesting. In his last five outings he's given up at least two hits per outing.

Anything to be worried about?


Last 7 Games (Season Game Log) Season to Date
Date Opponent Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV IP ERA
Apr 18 @ SEA W 5-4 SV 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 7.0 3.86
Apr 15 TAM L 4-6 L 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 6.0 3.00
Apr 12 TAM W 3-2 W 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 5.0 0.00
Apr 11 NYY W 5-1 - 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4.0 0.00
Apr 8 @ CHW W 3-1 SV 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3.0 0.00
Apr 3 BAL W 3-2 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2.0 0.00
Apr 2 BAL W 7-4 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1.0 0.00
Total 7.0 13 3 3 0 2 3 1 1 4 0
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Postby markj11 » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:52 pm

I'm not really worried but I am a little pissed about only 3K's in 7IP's.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:58 pm

.419 BAA so far.. 8-o

I haven't been able to watch any of his apperances, but just looking at his lines makes something stink. Not the type of start I want from my 5th round closer. :,-(
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Postby biju » Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:07 pm

The Miner Part 2 wrote:.419 BAA so far.. 8-o

I haven't been able to watch any of his apperances, but just looking at his lines makes something stink. Not the type of start I want from my 5th round closer. :,-(


I can't speak to any of his other games but last night he was not helped out by his defense. Twice the ball was dropped by the D and it almost cost him the save (the bobbled ball actually may have helped at the 3B coach sent Beltre instead of holding him; he was out at the plate).

I'm not really concerned with him just yet. He currently has a BABIP of .437 which has to reverse in fortune soon. In other words, he's getting really unlucky.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:13 pm

biju wrote:
The Miner Part 2 wrote:.419 BAA so far.. 8-o

I haven't been able to watch any of his apperances, but just looking at his lines makes something stink. Not the type of start I want from my 5th round closer. :,-(


I can't speak to any of his other games but last night he was not helped out by his defense. Twice the ball was dropped by the D and it almost cost him the save (the bobbled ball actually may have helped at the 3B coach sent Beltre instead of holding him; he was out at the plate).

I'm not really concerned with him just yet. He currently has a BABIP of .437 which has to reverse in fortune soon. In other words, he's getting really unlucky.


Well, him getting some k's couldn't hurt his cause.

Like I said I haven't seen any of his apperances. Anyone have info about his velocity?
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Postby bleach168 » Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:28 pm

Velocity is fine. His control is a bit off sometimes which forces him to guide fastballs down the middle. Nothing that won't be corrected soon.
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