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Twins vs. A's, 08-22-2012, 2:35pm

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#31 minn55441

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:40 PM

Wow, lots of trouble with pop ups and fly balls today. Wasn't sure Josh was going to catch that one.

#32 Mr. Ed

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:58 PM

Another Hendriks outing, another day of not getting the job done. What will it take for him to 'get it'? Will he at all this year?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:00 PM

Another Hendriks outing, another day of not getting the job done. What will it take for him to 'get it'? Will he at all this year?


He's very hittable at this point. I wish I could have seen him pitch in AAA to see what's so different. Perhaps Parker can put something together?
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:11 PM

Another Hendriks outing, another day of not getting the job done. What will it take for him to 'get it'? Will he at all this year?


He's very hittable at this point. I wish I could have seen him pitch in AAA to see what's so different. Perhaps Parker can put something together?


Major league hitters instead on minor league hitters!!

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:18 PM

[quote name='Winston Smith'][quote name='Ultima Ratio'][quote name='Mr. Ed']Another Hendriks outing, another day of not getting the job done. What will it take for him to 'get it'? Will he at all this year?[/QUOTE]

He's very hittable at this point. I wish I could have seen him pitch in AAA to see what's so different. Perhaps Parker can put something together?[/QUOTE]

Major league hitters instead on minor league hitters!![/QUOTE]


Or maybe he needs an Aussie pitch whisperer (Rene Rivera?)

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:22 PM

He's so dang nervous... got to get past that or he'll never be effective. I'm thinking 4 ER on 5 IP 3K 3 BB


Looks like you nailed that prediction.

#37 Mr. Ed

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:24 PM

72 losses if they fail to rally, and with 2 hits, that's likely.

and over a week of August games left.

Sigh

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

[quote name='Winston Smith'][quote name='Ultima Ratio'][quote name='Mr. Ed']Another Hendriks outing, another day of not getting the job done. What will it take for him to 'get it'? Will he at all this year?[/QUOTE]

He's very hittable at this point. I wish I could have seen him pitch in AAA to see what's so different. Perhaps Parker can put something together?[/QUOTE]

Major league hitters instead on minor league hitters!![/QUOTE]

It's more than just that. You don't find many 2 ERA guys in AAA that can't be fair in the MLB.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:38 PM

He's so dang nervous... got to get past that or he'll never be effective. I'm thinking 4 ER on 5 IP 3K 3 BB


Looks like you nailed that prediction.


Thanks. Wish I were wrong. Double sigh.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:40 PM

He's so dang nervous... got to get past that or he'll never be effective. I'm thinking 4 ER on 5 IP 3K 3 BB


Hendriks needs to take Inderal, assuming that it's not a banned substance. Performers use it to eliminate stage fright and it is very effective.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:47 PM

He's so dang nervous... got to get past that or he'll never be effective. I'm thinking 4 ER on 5 IP 3K 3 BB


Hendriks needs to take Inderal, assuming that it's not a banned substance. Performers use it to eliminate stage fright and it is very effective.


Maybe just get buzzed on suds to steady the nerves.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:54 PM

[quote name='Ultima Ratio'][quote name='glunn'][quote name='Ultima Ratio']He's so dang nervous... got to get past that or he'll never be effective. I'm thinking 4 ER on 5 IP 3K 3 BB[/QUOTE]

Hendriks needs to take Inderal, assuming that it's not a banned substance. Performers use it to eliminate stage fright and it is very effective.[/QUOTE]

Maybe just get buzzed on suds to steady the nerves.[/QUOTE]

The last I heard, Josh Beckett is available if someone wants to take on his salary. Beckett could help teach Hendriks the ins and outs of DWPB.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:12 PM

And then, mercifully, it was over.

#44 Ultima Ratio

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:15 PM

Well.... that sucked.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:51 PM

i have seen hendricks in AAA several times, there are alot of things that factor in, 1st is he just dont have a out pitch that he can go to consistently to get big league hitters out, his stuff is average at best, nothing is plus..he has had great success in AAA but i really dont think that would continue like it has..the borderline pitches he gets in AAA he dont get in the bigs, they just take those & say do it again, then he has to pitch behind in the count & his average stuff becomes even more hittable, the thing that i find surprising is how many on here say he could be a #2 or 3, liriano had #1 stuff, stuff wise hendricks is not even in the same league as liriano..i am not down on hendricks , i just think he is what he is & thats a #5 or long reliever..

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:05 PM

i have seen hendricks in AAA several times, there are alot of things that factor in, 1st is he just dont have a out pitch that he can go to consistently to get big league hitters out, his stuff is average at best, nothing is plus..he has had great success in AAA but i really dont think that would continue like it has..the borderline pitches he gets in AAA he dont get in the bigs, they just take those & say do it again, then he has to pitch behind in the count & his average stuff becomes even more hittable, the thing that i find surprising is how many on here say he could be a #2 or 3, liriano had #1 stuff, stuff wise hendricks is not even in the same league as liriano..i am not down on hendricks , i just think he is what he is & thats a #5 or long reliever..


My sense is that you are correct, but also that there is some hope that he could improve.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 07:04 PM

glunn, improve yes, i agree 100% he can & will improve...but be a mainstay in the rotation ..i dont believe so..