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 Post subject: So much for the theory...
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:01 pm 
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...that all you have to do when handed a big lead is pound the strike zone. Dumatrait gets a 6-0 lead, and promptly gives it all back without the aid of a BB. At one point, 31 pitches, 22 strikes. I do believe it is basically true, but it's no guarantee. You still gotta have your stuff. Good pitching is good pitching, no matter what the score is.


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 Post subject: Re: So much for the theory...
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:22 pm 
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Dumatrait's performance is very disappointing. We really stunk up US Cellular Fied. :x


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Wheels are beginning to shake, rattle and roll. Hopefully Duke and Maholm can end this disaster in Chi town. I ma glad No. 9 is lovely central Fla. for his own sanity.


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 Post subject: Re: So much for the theory...
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:05 pm 
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
Wheels are beginning to shake, rattle and roll. Hopefully Duke and Maholm can end this disaster in Chi town. I ma glad No. 9 is lovely central Fla. for his own sanity.

If he had been at home he could have executed my pierogi and thin crust pizza in the clubhouse plan. I've got to lay these losses at his doorstep. :D

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 Post subject: Re: So much for the theory...
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:28 pm 
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The people on this pitching staff are gluttons for humiliation: 58 runs allowed in six games.

Only 2 of them unearned.

Wow. Just wow.

Disregarding the garbage produced by the starters, look at what the bullpen has contributed since Game 1 of the Baltimore series:

Osoria: 2-2/3 IP, 7 hits (1 HR), 5 runs, 1 walk, 1 K

Burnett: 4-2/3 IP, 4 hits (1 HR), 3 runs, 3 walks, 3 K, wild pitch

Salas: 2/3 IP, 5 hits (2 HR), 5 runs, 1 walk, 2 K, wild pitch, hit batsman

Yates: 2-2/3 IP, 6 hits, 4 runs, 0 walks, 3 K, hit batsman

Grabow: 2-2/3 IP, 6 hits (2 HR), 6 runs, 4 walks, 1 K, balk, wild pitch

Capps: 2-2/3, 4 hits (2 HR), 4 runs, 1 walk, 4 K, 2 blown saves

If I've done the math correctly, that's a combined 32 hits, 22 runs, 7 HR, 9 walks, 3 wild pitches, 2 hit batsmen, a balk, and 2 blown saves.

Now, contrast that carnage with what Marte done:

Marte: 2-2/3 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 5 K

I don't even want to think about what lies in store against the Yankees, who've won 7 in a row. Or Tampa Bay.

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 Post subject: Re: So much for the theory...
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I feel your pain.

Only good news is that we are home and have a much better record in Pittsburgh until this home stand.

Predict that we win one in each series.

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 Post subject: Re: So much for the theory...
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
I ma glad No. 9 is lovely central Fla. for his own sanity.


WTF?!?! :x
I looked at my Blackberry online and saw that the Bucs put up 6 in the second inning and didn't check in until now. This is simply ridiculous. An absolute embarassment. Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the Bucs 0-9 in games played in Chicago this year? I'd really be interested in seeing the RS/RA ratio. It has to be pathetic.

Can't tell you how happy I am that I missed all three games. Damn.

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 Post subject: Re: So much for the theory...
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:48 pm 
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I think I've found a pitcher in the Bucs' system who would fit right in on this staff.

Righthander Michael Crotta started tonight for Lynchburg vs. Kinston. In one inning of "work," he allowed 10 runs on seven hits and two walks. He -- ah -- didn't come back out for the second inning.

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