Southcoast57

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  1. 16 minutes ago, Southcoast57 said:

    Blevins and Jackson according to the announcer. 

    Toussaint coming in to try and finish the 9th  2 on 2 outs.  1 pitch 93 mph 2 seamer for ground ball out to third.  really nice pitch.  


  2. 1 hour ago, Crusaderfan said:

    Probably although he didn't get hit hard. Got burned twice when Votto beat the shift. Wins will be hard to come by on this team so I have probably seen enough. 

    Yea, Votto hit a ground ball right to where shortstop would have been for an RBI - wasn't even a hard hit.  Puig hit a one-handed double down the line on a good pitch by Lopez. Puig was a bit fooled on the pitch...    Really, only 2 hard hits against him this game.  Lopez was really unlucky that all those soft hits landed for basehits (and that Miami isn't good in playing the shift).  IMO. 

    Plus, one of the hits counted against him was a double clutch by Castro that should have been an out but the runner barely beat the throw. Ruled a hit but should have been an error. That one didn't score but was counted a hit instead of an error. 

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    On 7/22/2018 at 6:14 AM, SpecialFNK said:

    as long as GH is performing he should continue to get playing time even when DJL returns. DJL is a free agent and GH is the future at 2B. they should continue to give him AB to see if he is truly ready so that he could start next season at 2B.

    Colorado never plays this guy. When Lemahieu returned from the DL, Hamson was was hitting 300 through the end of July.  Since then he has received a total of only 2 AB's.  During his call up from August 14 to the time he was sent back down on August 23, he didn't even get off the bench.    Not a single AB.  How is he supposed to develop sitting on the bench all the freaking time.  Colorado's leading 13 to 2 in the 7th Sept 10th. Think they're forward thinking enough to put him in as a sub?   I doubt it. 

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  4. 3 hours ago, Morat said:

    For all you Swarzak doubters.... Mets announcers praised Swarzak during his last outing.  Said his fastball was back. I remember seeing 95 regularly. They said his command has improved.  Wish I paid more attention and could quote exactly.  Someone should verify this with fangraphs, brooks etc. 

    In Pitt game, 95 regularly, couple at 96, couple of nice 86 sliders. Last 2 pitches against Diaz where 86 slider (made Diaz look silly with swinging K), and 96 perfectly placed fastball for strike 3 that Diaz could only watch, for the save.  Announcer said, "seems to have flipped a switch in that outing against SD on Wednesday.  It's what the Mets were expecting all year from Swarzak...   Oblique suffered in first week of season....  May be just hitting his stride.  This is the Swarzak the Mets thought they were getting when they signed him"
     

    In SD game 9th inning, announcer stated, "this is by any account the best Swarzak has looked all year long. Break on his slider, pop on his fastball..."

     

    Per NY TImes article,  https://nypost.com/2018/07/29/mets-reliever-finding-himself-amidst-audition-for-closers-role/

    In the midst of a miserable first season with the Mets, which began with Swarzak missing more than two months with an oblique injury, the right-hander has been re-energized by the closing chances.

    “I love it. I absolutely love it,” said Swarzak, who lowered his ERA from 7.56 to 6.30 in the past week. “I don’t know how to explain it. It’s like this ache inside of my body that just makes me want to put the ball by somebody. I don’t know, but I get goose bumps. … Situations have a lot to do with it. A one-run game, on the road, the ninth inning, being able to take the adrenaline out of the crowd, it’s a pretty powerful feeling.

     

    Swarzak and Callaway both are confident the recent results will continue, citing timing and arm position issues that have been corrected by pitching coach Dave Eiland. “When [Eiland] said it, I was already feeling it, but I didn’t know how to fix it. That’s the great thing about having a great pitching coach,” Swarzak said. “We made changes to get me back to what I was doing. I found my rhythm and that was it. I think getting healthier and getting stronger over the last month, getting the innings, I think that had a lot to do with it. And this is the end result.”

     

     

     

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  5. Morgan grooved the ball right down the middle of the plate to Heyward who was 0-4 on the night until his grand slam.  Why the hell was Morgan pitching in the ninth? In his last two outings he had given up 2 hits on 5/28 and 2 hits on 6/2 (without recording an out) and his breaking ball was garbage tonight.  Was no one else available to pitch for Phily?


  6. a little off topic but how did Hicks get credited with the win?  Mikolas had a 4-2 lead when he left after 4 2/3s innings so Mikolas doesn't get the win. But St Louis never trailed after Mikolas departed.  Cecil finished the 5th with a strikeout, then Bowman pitched the 6th and gave up one run but didn't give up the lead (4-3 Cards winning after the 6th), Hicks pitched the 7th, Holland pitched 1/3 of the 8th inning and gave up 2 but not the lead (7-5 Cards winning), and Norris pitched the rest of 8th and 9th innings for the save. I would have thought Cecil would get the win.  If it was awarded based on scorekeepers judgment, then is there no way to judge that Mikolas's 4 2/3s innings could be considered to have contributed more to the win then Hicks' one inning?  


  7. Just got his 17th hit off Magill on a 1-2 count.   Magill must be totally embarrassed to give up a hit to Carpenter  LOL....  He slapped at an 89 changeup that was 6 inches off the plate (outside) to left field.  Not really a line drive, a little blooper between 3b and LF.  Minn had the shift on for Carpenter.

     


  8. Struck out today on a Lance Lynn weak a** cutter.  Didn't know Lynn could throw anything but a fastball. Was also late on a 92 fast ball on outside corner

    Some glimmer of hope, Carpenter has flied out to left field twice (today and one of his 0-4 at-bats yesterday).  Maybe he's going to learn to go opposite field to beat the shift. Or, maybe he should practice bunting down third base line. 

     

    per the announcer today: 23 walks 16 hits so far on the season. 900th career game. 


  9. 7 minutes ago, lassetjus said:

    Line should have read 6 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K

     

    Instead it is 6 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 8 K

     

    Was obvious he was done at 93 pitches and they send him out for the 7th. Ridiculous. At least he got the QS and maybe another chance to buy low if you haven't already.

    only 2 earned runs.  Crappy throw by Peraza let Bellinger get to third, otherwise he would be have stayed at second and never scored.  

    Did I mention Peraza has to be the worst shortstop in MLB?


  10. 8 minutes ago, loro1991 said:

     

    Hasn’t his babip also been really high so far this season

    It's been high because the movement on his pitches has been (more) horizontal instead of vertical.  With horizontal movement it's easier for the batter to square up and hit the ball on the barrel of the bat. That's why the Reds staff is trying to get him to stay on top of the ball when he throws a pitch in order to simulate his mechanics from last year.   I watched the first couple of innings last night and it seemed Castillo was looking to the dugout after every pitch, maybe to get feedback as to where his arm-slot was to make sure his mechanics were correct.  So, hopefully it's a mechanical issue that is about to be resolved... 

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  11. 2 hours ago, CFN said:

    Don't forget last time he faced the Brewers was when he was untouchable for 6 innings and then they brought him out for the 7th and all hell broke loose and he got pulled after loading the bases. Then the reliever of course let them all score – ending Castillo's line with 4 ER.

     

    He was tossing an absolute GEM for that entire game minus when they brought him out for the 7th.

     

     

    Milwaukee is hitting him hard tonight (5/2) through 1st 2 innings.  Everything has been hit hard though mostly right at someone.  He's 96 - 97 and throwing his change up a bit more.  His pitches are still moving more horizontal than vertical. \

    OMG Peraza just made the crappiest throw for an E6.   Damn, Castillo needs all the help he can get from his D.  Aguilar is teeing off on his fastball. Twice he's been way out in front of a 96-97 FB. He's not fooled at all by the FB... 

    Ha, K'd Aguilar with a nice changeup.