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 Post subject: No. 1 gets No. 3
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:17 pm 
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Goes 6 innings, 1 run, 4 hits, 5 K and no, that's right, zero walks. I bet he only threw 75 pitches. I was kind of surprised he didn't go further. They beat Springfield (Ill.) College 3-2. Biggest surprise? Game time 2 hours 2 minutes.


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 Post subject: Re: No. 1 gets No. 3
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:45 pm 
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Way to go for the boy. Keep reminding him to get ahead of that count!


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 Post subject: Re: No. 1 gets No. 3
PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:34 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: No. 1 gets No. 3
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:40 am 
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Way to go, No. 1. Great outing in all respects, topped off by a well-deserved victory ... AZ's son 3-2 for a program just starting up. He is the career leader for almost all pitching categories for the college!!

Bucfan's son started against a very talented Simi Valley team, ranked number 2 in California coming into the game. Son went two shutout innings, 0 hits allowed, 1 K. Walked two in the first, but picked one off. (Bucfan proud to say he worked a lot on son's move when son was young. His move to first is superb for a righty pitcher, and son picks off quite a few during the season.) Several scouts at the game, looking at the Simi Valley kids.

Son's team rallied to win the game, 5-4, and advance in the pre-season tournament they are participating in. Son told me after the game that he was extremely nervous in the first, to the point that his legs were shaking. He looked calm, but I could tell he was pumped up. Not spotting the ball like he normally does, but he fanned a highly-ranked hitter to end the first ... he mowed them down 1-2-3 in the second.

So, the UPPMB progeny are off to a good start this season.


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 Post subject: Re: No. 1 gets No. 3
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:36 am 
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Congrats to No.1....did you make him start throwing to a practice dummy or something???


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 Post subject: Re: No. 1 gets No. 3
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:38 am 
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Did the lack of walks have anything to do with the opponents' strike zone being similar to Abe Lincoln's?
Congrats to the kid. Sounds like he pitched a nice game. Must have a decent backstop! ;)

Hey . . . . send up some warm weather to the Midwest . . . it is March for God's sake!

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 Post subject: Re: No. 1 gets No. 3
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:26 pm 
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Tell your son good job Bucfan. It is always a bonus to get off to a good start especially against top notch competition. The confidence factor is such an important part of the formula for success. Especially when coming off an injury.

No. 1's teammates were calling his slider the Widow Maker. LOL He only threw 65 pitches in 6 innings. That's what happens when you throw strikes on a consistent basis. Probably his best mound appearance ever.


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 Post subject: Re: No. 1 gets No. 3
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
No. 1's teammates were calling his slider the Widow Maker. LOL He only threw 65 pitches in 6 innings. That's what happens when you throw strikes on a consistent basis. Probably his best mound appearance ever.


65 pitches in 6 innings is pretty amazing, particularly where he fanned 5. He must have notched quite a few 3-pitch K's.


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 Post subject: Re: No. 1 gets No. 3
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:00 pm 
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I will say, Springfield was up there hacking. I think he had only 3 3-ball counts. His highest pitch count in an inning would have been in the third. He gave up a lead off single on a 2-1 count followed by a triple off of a hung change up. Next hitter, a lefty, tried a squeeze bunt on the first pitch, the aforementioned WM, on which the hitter whiffed and the catcher got the runner into a pickle and was tagged out. Lefty then struck out on 2 more pitches. I think he threw about 15 pitches in that inning.


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 Post subject: Re: No. 1 gets No. 3
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:14 pm 
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
I will say, Springfield was up there hacking.


Yet another benefit of throwing strike one consistently.


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 Post subject: Re: No. 1 gets No. 3
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:16 pm 
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Yep, he had a handful of 1 and 2 pitch outs.


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 Post subject: Re: No. 1 gets No. 3
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Yeah baby. Good stuff AZ. He should start turning some heads soon with those kinds of peformances. Do you see his fastball with room to grow, or is he getting to max now?

ZelieKim shut down for the year. Shoulder surgery (expected) to repair ligaments (ouch) found torn muscle (big ouch), but not torn cartiledge and labrum that was expected (whew!). Full recovery expected in time for next season.

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 Post subject: Re: No. 1 gets No. 3
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:56 pm 
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Wow.....send our best to her for a full and speedy recovery.

Hopefully his fastball gets a bit quicker. It needs to be at 90 or you are just another soft tossing lefty. Which is ok but not to move on to the next level. He still needs to get stronger. He has put on 6-7 pounds in the last couple of months. He wants to be 185 by the fall. We'll see.


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 Post subject: Re: No. 1 gets No. 3
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Alright, congrats...Maybe Gorzo could listen to No. 1 about throwing 1st pitch strikes and keeping the walks down...

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 Post subject: Re: No. 1 gets No. 3
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ZelieMike wrote:
ZelieKim shut down for the year. Shoulder surgery (expected) to repair ligaments (ouch) found torn muscle (big ouch), but not torn cartiledge and labrum that was expected (whew!). Full recovery expected in time for next season.

ZM


Too bad, Mike. Hope she recovers 100% and is back, playing pain-free, as soon as possible.


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 Post subject: Re: No. 1 gets No. 3
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nad69dan wrote:
Alright, congrats...Maybe Gorzo could listen to No. 1 about throwing 1st pitch strikes and keeping the walks down...

Amen. The old saying, "What is the best pitch in baseball? Strike one." That phrase is so true. The effectiveness of pitchers who throw strike one is exemplified by Paul Maholm and Tom Gorzellany.

Both have similar stuff. Maholm throws a bit harder (92-93 mph last year), but Gorzo has a nasty slider. Why is Maholm throwing 100 pitch complete games and posting a 3.71 ERA, while Gorzo is working in Indianapolis when not getting lit up to the tune of 6.64 ERA??

The difference is that Maholm pounded the strike zone; Gorzellany pounded that area 6" off the outside corner.


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