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Mike Clevinger 2019 Outlook

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It's tough to get any concrete data on pitches from under 2 innings but the stuff was mostly there, just not the command of it. FA averaged 97 MPH and touched 100 with same killer vertical breakage--he got 3 whiffs with it, just was missing a ton on the inner half to RH. He also registered whiffs with all three of his other secondaries. I am not sure of much, but I would bet he gets things figured out in a hurry, in fact I am gonna run him out there in his next start with little thought of benching.

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Clevinger is healthy. Now he just needs to get his mind right and take care of the personal stuff going on in his life during the Allstar break. If he wants to play the field well he needs to pay the baby mom to shut the hell up and stop airing dirty laundry to the public. Clevinger comes off as immature. Hoping someone from the organization is on top of this. 

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This should be a cupcake matchup and I was so looking forward to getting this guy back off the IL as my SP1... been debating all day whether or not to bench... until he proves he can control his stuff, I might have to hold off 

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1 minute ago, Motown_Magic said:

This should be a cupcake matchup and I was so looking forward to getting this guy back off the IL as my SP1... been debating all day whether or not to bench... until he proves he can control his stuff, I might have to hold off 

I’m benching tonight, tired of getting my pitching blown up every week, he will be a sit til I see a decent game 

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2 minutes ago, wahoos1 said:

I’m benching tonight, tired of getting my pitching blown up every week, he will be a sit til I see a decent game 

 

Thank you for your sacrifice. 

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6 minutes ago, wahoos1 said:

I’m benching tonight, tired of getting my pitching blown up every week, he will be a sit til I see a decent game 

I can’t keep goin down with this ship. Hopefully the ship gets repaired soon, cuz I need it. Going to do the same 

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11 minutes ago, Motown_Magic said:

I can’t keep goin down with this ship. Hopefully the ship gets repaired soon, cuz I need it. Going to do the same 

He's only started 4 games this year. His 2 blowups were first starts back from dl stints. I dont understand why hes a "bench until he's good" guy right now. I'm starting with  confidence, and if I'm wrong I'm wrong, but hes a stud and I start my studs.

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38 minutes ago, SwayzeExpress said:

He's only started 4 games this year. His 2 blowups were first starts back from dl stints. I dont understand why hes a "bench until he's good" guy right now. I'm starting with  confidence, and if I'm wrong I'm wrong, but hes a stud and I start my studs.

Agreed ^^ 

I am starting him again this week w/ probably not as much confidence as you but he is a stud all the same and you have to just commit to your studs 

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13 minutes ago, UberRebel said:

Wish I had started him today

I do too, but really happy seeing him pitching great.

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Clev gets the anti-Tito treatment and pulled after 79 pitches?

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2 hours ago, wahoos1 said:

I’m benching tonight, tired of getting my pitching blown up every week, he will be a sit til I see a decent game 

 

2 hours ago, brockpapersizer said:

 

Thank you for your sacrifice. 

 

Legit feel my rate of saying "thank you for your sacrifice" on these types of posts on the board.... 80% of the time they ball out right after.

 

I started him, so again, thank you for your sacrifice wahoo, you da man.

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Glad to have the real Clev back. Though my opinion of him has soured if his family stuff is true. I guess baseball players spend lot of time away, but you dont cheat on a wife especially with kids.

Where has this throwing octane gas come from? Last year he was around 93-95 and relied more on slider/change. This year hes trying to blow heaters by everyone.

He needs to reel it back a little and go back to being a pitcher, don't think hitting the shelf with his back injury was a coincidence.

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This beast induced 23 whiffs, racking up 12 K’s in just 6 innings of work last night. Make no mistake fellas, this guy’s an ace. And the fact that has the luxury of feasting on AL central lineups with that oh-so sweet ace stuff, well, it only enhances his value that much more. And lick them chops boys, cause ROS, Clevy’s still in line for two more starts apiece against the Royals, ChiSox, and everyone’s favorite punching bag of a lineup - the Detroit Tigers. Mmmmm, yummy. Giddy-up!

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Next three starts: @ min, vs bos, @ nyy.    Let’s see what the kid is made of....

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We already know what he's made of. Must-start in all matchups.

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Guy is an ace.

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