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  1. 4 hits and 4 ER before even recording an out today against Boston. Starting to wonder if he's pitching hurt.... brutal start to the season.
  2. Lift off...
  3. Cubs pitching coach comes close to accusing Thames of juicing: http://deadspin.com/cubs-pitching-coach-comes-very-close-to-accusing-eric-t-1794508875
  4. Any Brewers fans have any insight as to what's gone wrong with Davies so far this year? While he doesn't have overpowering stuff, the 24-year-old did pitch to a 3.97 ERA (3.89 FIP, 3.94 xFIP) in 28 starts a year ago and had some buzz in some circles this offseason. But there's virtually nothing positive to take away from what he's done so far this season. He's making his 4th start of the year tonight and is getting hit around pretty well again through the first two frames.
  5. Not to take anything away, but the HR was kind of lucky as well. It was hit over a low part of the wall. A few feet the other way, it probably bounces off the wall for a double. Still, he's off to a great start and is an intriguing option at this point.
  6. For some reason he was brought out for the 3rd and gave up another run before getting yanked. He recorded 8 outs in the game and needed 79 pitches to get them........
  7. Very disappointing start to the season considering the momentum he seemed to have after last year. He's now given up 25 hits and 14 ER in 18 innings, which is obviously pretty bad. Somewhat alarmingly, he's also walked 12 batters -- uncharacteristic for a guy who's had a BB/9 around 2.35 the last two years. It's still a small sample this year, but it'd be nice to see him turn it around soon.
  8. Seeing is believing ... http://m.mlb.com/video/v1296058383/milchc-thames-belts-a-solo-home-run-to-leftcenter
  9. Crazy. 2B off Lackey in 1st AB then HRs to CF to cap off 10 pitch battle in 2nd AB.
  10. Interesting article on Cutch from ESPN.... http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/78742/early-signs-not-good-for-andrew-mccutchen-in-2017
  11. Anyone concerned about the 38-year-old Martinez? He's off to a 6-37 start with 0 XBH and 10 strikeouts. He also tailed off as the season went along last year. His average fell 36 points after the break (.305 to .269) and his OPS went from 867 to 774 in the same span.
  12. 3-4 with a 2B and a HR on Friday. Off to a big start at Low-A Hagerstown with a .459/.500/.676 line in 37 AB. He's also walked 3 times with just 1 K. He doesn't turn 19 until after the season, so he might not even debut in the majors until after the next presidential election... but definitely someone to keep a close eye on.
  13. Tough news for Gray. Hopefully it's a temporary setback and not something that lingers all year. Still a lot to like despite the hiccup.
  14. Despite a rocky start to the year, after a down year last year, would you take a flier on Wainwright? It would mean cutting one of Morton, Hellickson or Z. Davies. Thoughts?
  15. Taking a wait and see approach for now.