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#21 MMMordabito


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 10:58 AM

Man. These are some takes!

No kidding. Paging Ann-Margret!

#22 Cap'n Piranha

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 11:08 AM


Or maybe the Braves use their bullpen differently with a 5-0 lead as opposed to 11-0.


First 3 runs came against the starter.Next 3 came against two guys who rank 3rd and 4th by FIP and 1st and 4th by xFIP in the Atlanta pen.They also have 87 IP between them, so it's not like it's SSS (at least for relievers).I think it's quite likely the Braves would've handled their pitching largely the same regardless of how many runs they had.

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#23 prouster


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 11:37 AM

Tough game, but it happens to everyone. I hope they come back strong today.

#24 VivaBomboRivera!


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 05:30 PM


I chatted a bit about how I'm not worried about Berrios, but also pointed out some things in regard to his curveball in particular that had me a little curious.

Way to track down the Chase-Miss stat.I had been looking for some validation of what I thought I had been seeing.Batters are not waving at it like they used to do.

#25 spycake


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 05:42 PM

Berrios gave up 9 earned runs in 5.2 innings....his ERA after that outing? 3.24. The guy's elite. Let 'em be.

Berrios is still very good, but one does wonder if he is really kicking his performance into a higher gear quite yet. His ERA looks good this year but his FIP/xFIP still lag behind:

2017: 3.89/3.84/4.51
2018: 3.84/3.90/3.89
2019: 3.24/3.76/4.34

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