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  1. #46
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    Britton is having his first bullpen session on this upcoming Tuesday. As the injuries pile up it would be nice to have him come out if that session feeling great.

    I still think JO Sears can be a huge bullpen weapon.
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    Again, .700 teams get all of the breaks. We had a very weakened lineup and still managed to win. I believe if we can navigate the ship through this strong storm over the weekend that we might be able to add 2 games to the lead.


    Where has the power been from Hicks? He is worthless.
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    Before the hit by Rizzo to break it wide open I loved how we scored a run in that inning without the ball leaving the infield.
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    The Rays started tonight has pitched 27 innings and has only allowed 15 hits. With the Yanks based in Tampa you would have thought that Cashman would have sent some spies on how the Rays continue to do it with regards to a entire pitching staff under $10 million.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevemil505 View Post
    Maybe because its a key game the Yanks can't afford to let get away, especially since some poster here said Yanks season is over if they don't win his series.
    7 runs? I think that was enough cushion to give Banuelos 3 batters.

    I am not sure if you are referring to my joke comment about needing to win this series because of "Vegas" time or if another poster said that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rrzubnyy View Post
    Again, .700 teams get all of the breaks. We had a very weakened lineup and still managed to win. I believe if we can navigate the ship through this strong storm over the weekend that we might be able to add 2 games to the lead.


    Where has the power been from Hicks? He is worthless.
    Luck counts. You need luck to win a title. You need luck to win, period.

    Hicks will at some point, surge but I think he's done.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PJO34 View Post
    The ninth inning was a perfect example of why I think Boone is a bad manager. Cortes had given an impressive eight inning performance and was over 100 pitches. There is no reason a good manager would bring him back out for the ninth with a 7-0 lead. We had Banuelos in the pen and if you are not going to use him with a 7-0 lead then there is no reason to have him in the pen. Even if he comes out and gives up three home runs, we still have a 4 run lead and only three outs to get. We have three more games against Tampa, then after a day off, we have the first place Angels, and then Tampa and Houston. And to start warming up King was ridiculous. With the lead, King should not have thrown any pitches today. Save him for when a game is on the line and we truly need a high leverage arm.

    Also, sending Cortes out there for the ninth and removing him after giving up a hit ends his day on a sour note, and having that run score and be charged to him should piss him off.

    It was just bad managing all around. This would have been a great time to see what Banuelos looks like in a major league game against a good team. Whether he is up one more game or more, getting a read on whether he can consistently throw strikes and get a good team out would have been good information to have. Boone, though, as he often does, missed an opportunity.

    I agree with the entire post. That was my feeling also, about Manny. Why not say "Thanks Nestor, Great game. Have a seat." Then have Benuelos start the 9th? If he loads the bases with no outs, get him out of the game. If he pitches well? Awesome.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinkotheclown View Post
    Luck counts. You need luck to win a title. You need luck to win, period.

    Hicks will at some point, surge but I think he's done.
    Agree 100%
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    Cortes will be effective all season.

    Why does he do so well with lessor fastball? Besides his command the batter does not see the ball until the last possible moment and that 93 FB looks and plays like a 97 heater, they react too late, that split second kills themÖ.Major leaguers can time a 98 heater with a normal pitching delivery. They just canít time Cortes very well because he hides that ball so late and before you know it the ball is on them and they get late swings.

    Plus he mixes his pitches very well along with the arm angles.

    The Rays TV announcer said Cortes will have a very long career as a starter.
    Last edited by rrzubnyy; 05-27-2022 at 07:46 AM.
    My favorite Top 10 Rolling Stones songs
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    2. Gimme Shelter
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    5. Sympathy for the Devil
    6. Anybody seen my Baby
    7. Paint it Black
    8. Rock and a Hard Place
    9. (I canít get no) Satisfaction
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    Quote Originally Posted by dayners81 View Post
    He's getting close to 25 starts and 150 IP as a starter. With the way the treat starting pitchers these days, that is almost a full season.

    I do agree with u though, I want to see what his numbers look like after the regular season. I would be pretty surprised if he turned back into a pumpkin though. The stuff is to consistently good for that to go completely backwards
    I am being very conservative with my opinion of him. I agree he's pitched about a full season but I want to see that over an actual full season.
    I don't think he will be a bust but I need to see 150+ innings in a season to believe he's a 2.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinkotheclown View Post
    I am being very conservative with my opinion of him. I agree he's pitched about a full season but I want to see that over an actual full season.
    I don't think he will be a bust but I need to see 150+ innings in a season to believe he's a 2.
    He is already showing #1 results with the numbers.

    If you didnít know who thst pitcher was and just saw the numbers youíd think he is a #1

    But I get the full season stuff. Problem I still belive most of you on here will then say letís see what he can do for 5 straight years. Then after 5 years weíll letís see what he does after 10 years.

    He doesnít move the needle for you guys because he doesnít throw gas, it is thst simple, he doesnít move the needle.
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    Why does Montyís 0-1 record after 9 starts get brought up for?


    One could be 0-3 after 33 starts and be the actual ace.
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    5. Sympathy for the Devil
    6. Anybody seen my Baby
    7. Paint it Black
    8. Rock and a Hard Place
    9. (I canít get no) Satisfaction
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    So if King Felix was 0-8 and had the same exact numbers on the year that he won the CY would he still have won it?
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    4. Angie
    5. Sympathy for the Devil
    6. Anybody seen my Baby
    7. Paint it Black
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    9. (I canít get no) Satisfaction
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    Look at the Cole vs Cortes numbers

    Who would you want in a Game 7?
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    7. Paint it Black
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    Nestor has turned himself into a modern Day Tom Glavine (avg velocity of cutter was 92), except better stuff and more varying of arm angles and delivery. There's no reason this is not sustainable. The game is different today, but Glavine had a long, successful career. Cortes can do it too. Anything can happen. Injuries, getting complacent, etc, but the ingredients are there for him to continue his dominance. He's no less likely to have a long, successful career than Grayson Rodriguez, Shane Baz or Espino.
    Last edited by Phoba Rama; 05-27-2022 at 09:40 AM.

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