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  1. He is really bad today. Getting completely blasted this inning and fortunate to only have given up 1 run so far. He was visibly frustrated with the zone earlier which is something you don't see from Wainwright very often. The ump is terrible FWIW. The gun on tv has him at 87-88 with his fastball which is tough to get it done with. Pitch FX had him at basically the same MPH as last year but he only pitched 20 innings. Seems like he's going to be working with a sub 90 fastball at this point in his career. Sucks to see, he used to be my favorite pitcher to watch when he was dominant.
  2. Same old. 10 starts so far on the year, all 10 QS. 1 or 0 runs in 8 of 10.
  3. His fastball is suddenly getting whiffs whereas earlier in the year it was not at all. But his changeup is basically gone and that used to be his best strikeout pitch. He literally threw 6 total changeups today. KC doesn't strike out at all though to anyone.
  4. Just to recap what happened because it does seem kind of weird. He tweaked it swinging the bat but finished the AB, went on to walk and run the bases (or jog i guess from what I read), alerted the trainer when he went back to the dugout, and went back to the clubhouse and didn't return. It seems so harmless but the fact that he went on the DL within an hour of the game indicates they know its a significant issue. I'll be happy with anything under a month.
  5. Injuries and closers. Same stuff every every year. Maybe one year I will not lose 50% of my top 10 picks to devastating long term injuries, but it will not be this year (nor any of the last 5 years.)
  6. Glass. I was about to try to trade his frail a** too. Should have done it earlier, ugh. Jack Curry @JackCurryYES · 1m1 minute ago Source: Ellsbury will go on the 15-day DL with knee injury. Heathcott will be recalled from AAA. No one is saying anything about what it is. He just got an MRI and instantly was put on the DL so this could be anywhere from 2 weeks to 4 months. This guy heals close to Rendon level rates, I had him a couple years back when he just couldn't get healthy. I'm expecting months rather than weeks.
  7. His curve tonight looks like its straight out of Kerry Wood 20 k game. The movement on that is completely insane.
  8. Seems like a buy if he's not hurt.
  9. Unless I missed it I don't think the Cardinals have given a specific number on Wacha or Martinez. But its common sense that they won't want to give both 33 starts and 200 innings. Wacha is still questionable long term from his shoulder issue. They would probably skip Wacha multiple times or maybe a phantom DL stint in July/August so he can still be available in Septmember. I also see some rocky outings incoming for Wacha unless he dramatically improves his strikeout rate.
  10. Looks like we set the bar too high. 1. 2 last start. 39 innings and 19 k's for the year, he's closing in on 4 K/9. I don't know what the hell is going on. Tonight he just got lucky on hard contact finding gloves. Other games have been nothing but soft ground outs. I am looking to ditch him though. I can't tolerate him in an innings cap format. Guys like this destroy your k per IP. Doubt there's much of a market for a guy rocking a 4 K/9 but we shall find out.
  11. Predict his strikeout total on the night against the windmill pirates. Through 2 innings he has 0. I'll set the over/under at 2.5 for Michael Fister.
  12. Roark has 3 k's in 14 innings as a reliever, huh? Until his last two outings he had 0 k's his first 12 innings. Strasburg for a guy who ends up with the numbers every year sure does seem like he puts up his share of turds.
  13. 11 posts in the thread, lol. He went from a guy everyone loved to discuss to a guy nobody cares about reeeaaal fast just by turning into a stud.
  14. They have to get him out of there. Do not want a 50 pitch inning on his arm.
  15. 6.2 innings and 2 strikeouts. Yikes. I don't know how many swing and misses he got but I doubt it was more than 5. I thought the early season lack of k's were kind of a fluke, but 2 k's against a team that loves to swing and miss is tough to explain. He has a sub 2 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP too so its unlikely he changes anything such as throwing less cutters or more changeups. Guys with below 6 k/9 are unrosterable in innings cap leagues. It almost doesn't matter how good he is for ERA and WHIP, unless the k's pickup significantly he does too much damage to your strikeout per inning pitched. I think the k's will increase to some extent, his stuff looks fine. It's just guys aren't missing. Hard to figure.