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 Post subject: Throw Strikes!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:51 pm 
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You've got to love the power arm of Tyler Yates. However, all that power is useless when not throwing strikes.


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 Post subject: Re: Throw Strikes!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:52 pm 
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At least he got out of it. I thought for sure it was a 6-3 ballgame there after getting behind 3-0.


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 Post subject: Re: Throw Strikes!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:54 pm 
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Man, I was thinking Mark Reynolds could've tied this thing with one swing. Good job Tyler.


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 Post subject: Re: Throw Strikes!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:57 pm 
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I'm glad to see others share my opinion of Yates. When we designated Meek, he and Yates had similar numbers in regards to walks, strikeouts, and WHIP...the difference was that Yates hadn't blown a game yet (and he throws 97 mph) and his struggles weren't reflected by his ERA. I've wondered why he hadn't been criticized around here.

The most important thing a reliever can do is to throw strikes.


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 Post subject: Re: Throw Strikes!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:00 pm 
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I agree BBF, however, as ugly as stuff can be, if it isn't allowing runs, it's fine by me.


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 Post subject: Re: Throw Strikes!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:03 pm 
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TheShark wrote:
I agree BBF, however, as ugly as stuff can be, if it isn't allowing runs, it's fine by me.


Yeah, I guess my point is that the longer you walk a tightrope, the more likely you are to fall off. Yates' peripherals suggested he was walking a thin tightrope. Good teams, smart teams, recognize when a guy is walking the tightrope and stop using him in critical situations, before he falls off.


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 Post subject: Re: Throw Strikes!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:08 pm 
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BBF wrote:
Yeah, I guess my point is that the longer you walk a tightrope, the more likely you are to fall off. Yates' peripherals suggested he was walking a thin tightrope. Good teams, smart teams, recognize when a guy is walking the tightrope and stop using him in critical situations, before he falls off.


I couldn't agree more. Put the ball in play, let the defense do their jobs.


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