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Article: MIN 7, NYY 3: Curse This

jake odorizzi mitch garver nelson cruz c.j. cron taylor rogers
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#21 Old Twins Cap

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 06:00 AM

Best part of game, seeing Garver's lazy fly ball to RF go into the stands.


Aaron Judge does that all the time, and it's nauseating.


Of course, Judge would have likely caught Garver's fly if he were out there.

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#22 stringer bell

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 07:54 AM

There certainly is room for more pitching. Not factoring in injuries, the bottom half (less leverage) of the bully has been poor, the top half is OK, but besides Rogers, there isn't a guy I feel comfortable with pitching in high leverage situations. Aright handed complement to Rogers would leave lower leverage situations for Parker, May and Hildy. 


As far as the rotation, Perez has been outstanding, Pineda pretty poor and Gibson's numbers are not good. There is room for better in the rotation and there isn't a season without pitchers missing significant time with injuries, so the club should have a plan when a guy or two go down. From what I've seen of reports from Rochester, there isn't much help there.

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#23 JLease


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 08:03 AM

Odorizzi getting through 6 more this year is a really wonderful result. Takes a lot of pressure off the bullpen, takes some of the pressure off the starters going before or after him in the rotation and just improves the team. He's landed 3 starts with a Game Score over 70 already this year; last year he only hit that mark 4 times for the entire season. Would like him to bring the BBs down a little, but I'm very happy with how he's missing bats. Great start again, he's pitching with confidence.


Marwin looks like he's starting to come around at the plate; combined with his wonderful defense I think he's going to be a terrific asset this season even with the ice-cold start.


I'd say Schoop was smart to bet on himself, eh? If he hits like this the rest of the year, 2017 doesn't look like a fluke year any longer, but more like a pattern and he'll get paid at 28 with a very nice deal.


Cant say enough good things about Garver. He's seizing the opportunity with both hands.

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 08:29 AM

With the way Barrios, Odorizia and Perez have pitched we may not need to add pitching.

I think you mean Parez.
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#25 Hosken Bombo Disco

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 09:21 AM

Garver’s first at bat leading off the game, was: strike one, strike two, strike three, looking looking looking.

Seemed like it would be another one of “those games”

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 10:12 AM

Odorizzi just shut out Astros and the Yankees. I worry less about having an ace for possible playoffs cuz I know there are guys capable of pitching like aces at any given time and aces that can get rocked at any given time. I would rather have an ace but how can you currently classify Odorizzi's last two weeks as anyting but ace like?

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