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Article: MIN 4, DET 3: Austin Homers, Hildy Survives Save Chance

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#21 Riverbrian

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:44 AM

 

He actually acknowledged that in the post-game interview.

 

Tyler Austin MLB Career Strikeout percentage is 39.6%

His Season Strikeout percentage is 40.1%

His strikeout percentage from last night's game was 40.0% 

 

Instead of 2 out of 5... If he could make that 1 out of 4.:)

 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:56 AM

Forget making May into a starter, with his stuff he can be a top of the line reliever. Let him relieve on a regular basis this year next year try him as the closer.

agreed he should be a reliever, but i’d rather May be more of a fireman ala Miller. Heart of the lineup in the 7th or 8th get May warmed up.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:13 AM

Tyler Austin MLB Career Strikeout percentage is 39.6%
His Season Strikeout percentage is 40.1%
His strikeout percentage from last night's game was 40.0% 
 
Instead of 2 out of 5... If he could make that 1 out of 4.:)


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:35 AM

 

I hope you're happy, RiverJonahHill.

Somehwhere out there, Jack Goin is feeling schadenfreude right about now.

 

Logan going on the DL for some reason makes me think of the scene in Moneyball where Brad Pitt trades Carlos Pena to Detroit so Philip Seymour Hoffman wouldn't play him anymore.:)  

 

I am happy, We got a guy who will produce more than what Logan Morrison produced for 6 million less and someone who has a chance of being on the 2019 roster. 

 

Will Tyler Austin produce enough? I don't know but lets find out. 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:53 AM

I was looking for Magill to pitch the 9th.He's only pitched once this week and looked good.I think we all (or most) agree Hildy needs to sit for a while and or be moved back to the 6-7 and move up Magill & May and others.Why is Molitor so resistant to change.As a MANAGER you should always be looking at or for changes that will benefit the Team. Seems to me he wants every game to be easy on him.Run out the same player and same line-up every game and use the Bull-Pen the same way every game.Seem Molitor does anything BUT MANAGE!I don't get it!

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:59 AM

OH yeah....
 

Considering the generally upbeat sound of the accordion, the lyrics to this song are a bit on the dark side. I wouldn't be surprised if the dude who stole that plane had this song playing.

 

Edited by Han Joelo, 12 August 2018 - 08:40 AM.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:29 AM

So long Morrison.Sorry you did not produce for us, but I hope you move on to success.From a personal fans view I am pleased to see someone else take those at bats because you have already had enough plate appearances to replace the Mendoza line with the Morrison line.

 

Still waiting for more of those prospects to get their chance in the BP.I think we have seen this week that Hildy and Reed are not closers.

 

Is anyone else anxious for September call ups?I want to see some minor leaguers up here.Our team is just good enough to be mediocre, but there seems to be some potential for the future and I want to see more.  

 

Please FO - no more great finds, just spend some time checking out our own prospects.

 

 


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:39 AM

Molitor's continuous use of Hildenberger has to be just to troll us, right?

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:02 AM

 

Molitor's continuous use of Hildenberger has to be just to troll us, right?

 

I'm not the traditional closer role guy so I don't spend a lot of time worrying about who is in the 9th.

 

If I had to choose, I like low WHIP guys in the 9th and Hildenberger used to be that prior to this deep funk he is in so I'm not completely in opposition to this being his role... I'm just more in opposition of the static role itself.

 

Because sometimes you have a 3 run lead in the 9th where it makes sense to give Brandon Workman the ball and sometimes you have a 1 run lead in the 7th where it makes sense to give Craig Kimbrel the ball.Just pitching Kimbrel in the 9th exclusively if it's a 3 run lead or a 1 run lead is just another form of auto-pilot managing that I am a little sick of at the moment. 

 

I understand that as long as players are compensated for saves, the players will demand the role and this puts me firmly against the wind but I'm pointing this out to say that I don't care if Hildy is our closer. 

 

So with that said and knowing that Molitor doesn't share my thoughts on the subject and knowing that he is going to require a 9th inning guy. The selection of Hildenberger is interesting. Hildy is in a deep funk and Molitor went there anyway.  

 

Not surprising... Molitor is pretty consistent, he has his chosen guys and he is going with those guys come hell or high water. 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:47 AM

 

LoMo to have hip surgery? Did he play all season with a bum hip? That might explain the lack of explosion from his bat. Hard to swing a stick with a sore hip.

 

Yeah it does but at the same time doesn't explain the unwavering reward of playing time.:)

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:51 AM

Instead of 2 out of 5... If he could make that 1 out of 4.:)

What's your plan for that 5th chance? A home run every time? :)

I always go the extra mile. That's what happens when you get lost easily.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:01 AM

 

What's your plan for that 5th chance? A home run every time? :)

 

You know me.

 

I don't like the structure of a starting 9.

I don't like the structure of players only playing one position. 

I don't like the structure of a traditional bullpen.

 

No way I'm gonna structure that 5th AB for him... I'm just gonna be happy it's no longer a strike out.:)

 

 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:04 AM

 

You know me.

 

I don't like the structure of a starting 9.

I don't like the structure of players only playing one position. 

I don't like the structure of a traditional bullpen.

 

No way I'm gonna structure that 5th AB for him... I'm just gonna be happy it's no longer a strike out.:)

I'm partial to the structure of home runs.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:18 AM

If we consider that Castellanos is probably the biggest threat in the Tigers lineup, May was definitely brought in during the "high leverage" situation.

 

I'm not going to defend the overuse of Hildenberger or the call to use him when he has obviously been getting shelled, but a couple things to consider:

 

1) The poster calling Molitor an idiot for using Hildenberger against left-handed hitters must not have noticed that Martinez and Goodrum are both switch-hitters.That argument needs at least more development.

 

2) Hildenberger's change-up has been the pitch that's been getting drilled. I think hitters are sitting on it, and it's been the frisbee that they're looking for.He did ditch that pitch after the Goodrum bomb.Using his only sinking fastball, which did have some movement, during what became a high leverage situation, he actually was quite effective.He probably can't go with being a one-pitch pitcher for the balance of the season, but in this situation, it was the right move.

 

 


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:19 AM

Dear FO,

Please send Hildy down to AAA to work out of this funk, it’s not like we’re contending anymore.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:00 AM

Maybe Hildenberger needs a 10 Day DL stint? He looks out of sync and has for about 10 days. I think he has a physical issue as the result of over use. Call up Busenitz now, and use Magill, Rogers, Busenitz and May as the late inning guys. The chances of that working aren't real high but they're really what we have unless Reed is ready to come back and pitch like he did the first month (speaking of guys who may have a physical issue from overuse...). At least let's find out what we have for next year. 


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:35 AM

 

 

 

Will Tyler Austin produce enough? I don't know but lets find out. 

I suspect the answer to this question will depend on how many RH pitchers he faces.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:43 AM

 

I suspect the answer to this question will depend on how many RH pitchers he faces.

 

Right now in a small sample size of 6 AB's... It's looking like the answer to this question will depend on how many balls are thrown low in the zone. 

 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:57 AM

 

Right now in a small sample size of 6 AB's... It's looking like the answer to this question will depend on how many balls strikes are thrown low in the zone. 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:59 AM

 

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No it's the balls that he is swinging at.:)

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