Article: Positive steps for Liriano. Will it continue?
Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:22 AM
"You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time." -- Jim Bouton, "Ball Four"
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:43 AM
I can't believe that we have dummied down expectations so much that last night was considered positive steps for Liriano. He still gave up 4 runs in six innings and didn't have the best control. When coming out of the game he threw his glove and stomped around. This guy has the tools, but is a complete head case. I have no confidence in him whatsoever. Sadly he will still get a decent contract from someone in free agency, but it won't be from the Twins.
So it's being dumb to be able to figure out that getting more outs AND giving up fewer runs than in any previous start is better? Seeing that that's better than getting fewer outs while giving up more runs has anything to do with expecations?
Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:30 AM
Liriano has been missing precision and consistency. Both those things come from precise control of your balance and footwork...
Exactly right IMO. But I'm not sure he has the time to learn this stuff. Apparently he didn't listen to coaching until he blew out his elbow.
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:38 PM
I didn't see positive strides in the least, regardless of how many runs he gave up or innings he pitched.
He entered the game with an ERA above 11; he left with it under 10. Give him ten more starts, and he'll have an ERA under 0.
You can accomplish amazing things if you do not care who gets the credit.
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