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 Post subject: Great starts for Kingham, Pimental
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:18 pm 
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Stolmy Pimental threw 8 (!) scoreless IP while giving up just 2 hits, striking out 5 and walking just 1 for Indianapolis. His AAA stint has still been a little rough overall after how dominant he started the season in AA, but his ERA is now down to 2.77 after tonight's dominant outing.

Nick Kingham gave up 1 ER through 6 IP while giving up 6 hits for Altoona. He struck out 4 and walked 2.


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 Post subject: Re: Great starts for Kingham, Pimental
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:22 pm 
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On the offensive end, Lambo hit his 9th AAA HR (and 23 between two levels on the year). Polanco went 2-4 with a double.


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 Post subject: Re: Great starts for Kingham, Pimental
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:26 pm 
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Great to see Lambo turn it around after a rough past couple of weeks. Biggest indicator of a guy who can make the jump, IMO, is being able to adjust back after the league adjusted to you. Hope he sustains it.

Polanco had a couple tough games, you knew he'd turn it around though.

Mel Rojas is hot as a pistol these past 6 weeks....he was one of the toolsy upside guys.

Harold Ramirez on fire, too. As Ben Badler tweeted, he looks to be another good one from the International House of Pirates.

Pimentel is going to have to make the big league club in some capacity if he keeps this up.

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 Post subject: Re: Great starts for Kingham, Pimental
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StarlingArcher wrote:
Pimentel is going to have to make the big league club in some capacity if he keeps this up.


From the reports I heard he was ML-ready at the time of the trade.

Speaking of that trade, coming off of the DL hasn't seemed to help Sands at all. Still just a .593 OPS over his last ten and still just two HRs on the year. Such a disappointment.


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 Post subject: Re: Great starts for Kingham, Pimental
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:37 pm 
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StarlingArcher wrote:
Pimentel is going to have to make the big league club in some capacity if he keeps this up.


The Pirates pitching is so deep that hopefully it won't be until September.

Not that he hasn't earned his shot.

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 Post subject: Re: Great starts for Kingham, Pimental
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:39 pm 
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NSMaster56 wrote:
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Pimentel is going to have to make the big league club in some capacity if he keeps this up.


The Pirates pitching is so deep that hopefully it won't be until September.

Not that he hasn't earned his shot.


Yeah I only posted that because this is his last option year so if he doesn't come up from Florida with the ML team we risk losing him....and with his performance this year I think it's pretty safe to say that we would.

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 Post subject: Re: Great starts for Kingham, Pimental
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StarlingArcher wrote:
Great to see Lambo turn it around after a rough past couple of weeks. Biggest indicator of a guy who can make the jump, IMO, is being able to adjust back after the league adjusted to you. Hope he sustains it.


I don't know where you're getting this rough couple of weeks from. Go back and look, he was still getting some hits, including doubles and homers, and drawing some walks.

His OPS is .983 and he's only been in AAA about a month or so. How rough could those couple of weeks have been?

I would have brought him up by now. Our offense from the left side has been reduced to Pedro and the slim hope that Jones is going to hit the ball. We are desperate, IMO.


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 Post subject: Re: Great starts for Kingham, Pimental
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Tim Williams tweet on July 9 mentioned the big cool down after a torrid start. He runs PiratesProspects so he has quite a bit of credibility.

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I check the Indy box score almost every day. He had a couple of o'fers but on most days he was at least getting a hit or a walk.


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 Post subject: Re: Great starts for Kingham, Pimental
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StarlingArcher wrote:
Tim Williams tweet on July 9 mentioned the big cool down after a torrid start. He runs PiratesProspects so he has quite a bit of credibility.



Looks like he didn't check the stats when he wrote it. Lambo has been consistently hitting since June 25th. Over the past 5 games BEFORE yesterday's game, he had a .988 OPS. In the two games immediately prior to July 9th, he was 5-10 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI's.


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 Post subject: Re: Great starts for Kingham, Pimental
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Ken wrote:
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Tim Williams tweet on July 9 mentioned the big cool down after a torrid start. He runs PiratesProspects so he has quite a bit of credibility.



Looks like he didn't check the stats when he wrote it. Lambo has been consistently hitting since June 25th. Over the past 5 games BEFORE yesterday's game, he had a .988 OPS. In the two games immediately prior to July 9th, he was 5-10 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI's.


Welp, guess that's what I get for not checking his tweets/stats*

Lambo still doesn't fill a role though, so this is likely all moot. Tabata hits righties better than lefties and can't really be replaced unless he falls off, so we'd still need another guy to face lefties.

Canzler probably fits the bill better than anybody else at this point with Sands' injuries and struggles.

*Edit: Actually the .640 OPS was right.....over that 10 game stretch he was 9/38 with only 3 BB's and 3 XBH. Then 0/5 with a BB the game after. Then turned it back on these last 2 games.

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 Post subject: Re: Great starts for Kingham, Pimental
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StarlingArcher wrote:
Ken wrote:
StarlingArcher wrote:
Tim Williams tweet on July 9 mentioned the big cool down after a torrid start. He runs PiratesProspects so he has quite a bit of credibility.



Looks like he didn't check the stats when he wrote it. Lambo has been consistently hitting since June 25th. Over the past 5 games BEFORE yesterday's game, he had a .988 OPS. In the two games immediately prior to July 9th, he was 5-10 with 2 doubles and 2 RBI's.




*Edit: Actually the .640 OPS was right.....over that 10 game stretch he was 9/38 with only 3 BB's and 3 XBH. Then 0/5 with a BB the game after. Then turned it back on these last 2 games.



Yes, the .640 is correct - but it shows how stats can show almost anything depending on how they are selected. It is also accurate to say that his OPS was 1.200 for the two games immediately before Tim's tweet. And it is also accurate to say he had an OPS of .809 for his last 10 starts immediately before the tweet. And it is also accurate to say he had an OPS of .864 for the five games immediately before the tweet. Each person can decide which stat most accurately reflects his form at that time.


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 Post subject: Re: Great starts for Kingham, Pimental
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:30 pm 
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Yep, think it's fair to say at this point that any decision on Lambo is SSS. 32 games isn't enough to adequately evaluate anybody as the stats are still volatile and subject to drastic hot/cold swings.

Which is why I don't think there's any reason to advocate calling him up right now. He's not really established one way or the other for good or for bad.

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