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Game 1: Red Sox @ Orioles 3/31/2014 OPENING DAY!

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PostPost #16 by ofahn » March 31st, 2014, 4:29 pm

Thank you, Mr. Cruz.
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PostPost #17 by ofahn » March 31st, 2014, 4:43 pm

I hope that was just Opening Day jitters for Meek because a RP can't run that many three ball counts and be effective.
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PostPost #18 by ofahn » March 31st, 2014, 4:46 pm

OK, we REALLY need to add a couple of insurance runs now. I mean, does anyone really trust Hunter to have a clean Ninth?
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PostPost #19 by Old Sneakers » March 31st, 2014, 5:14 pm

A win is a win, but we got lucky.
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PostPost #20 by osforlife » March 31st, 2014, 6:01 pm

I had a feeling there was going to be a shaky ninth inning. Hunter has to pitch lower in the zone, or us fans are going to be experiencing some heart breaking home-runs this season.
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PostPost #21 by ofahn » March 31st, 2014, 6:56 pm

Old Sneakers wrote:A win is a win, but we got lucky.

WORD!
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PostPost #22 by ofahn » March 31st, 2014, 6:58 pm

osforlife wrote:Hunter has to pitch lower in the zone, or us fans are going to be experiencing some heart breaking home-runs this season.

It seems like he gets pumped on adrenaline and the ball starts to rise on him. If he just took a little off and let the ball sink he would see much better results.
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PostPost #23 by osforlife » March 31st, 2014, 7:34 pm

ofahn wrote:It seems like he gets pumped on adrenaline and the ball starts to rise on him. If he just took a little off and let the ball sink he would see much better results.

It seems to me he throws a two seam fastball, a four seem fastball, and a cut fastball. One two seam could be witnessed on the second pitch to Jackie Bradley that painted the outside corner. One four seem could be witnessed on the laser Pedroia hit. One cut fastball could be witnessed on the pitch David Ortiz swung and missed at. I like the two seam fastball a lot more than the other two. It's hard and sinking.
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PostPost #24 by ofahn » April 1st, 2014, 10:32 am

osforlife wrote:It seems to me he throws a two seam fastball, a four seem fastball, and a cut fastball. One two seam could be witnessed on the second pitch to Jackie Bradley that painted the outside corner. One four seem could be witnessed on the laser Pedroia hit. One cut fastball could be witnessed on the pitch David Ortiz swung and missed at. I like the two seam fastball a lot more than the other two. It's hard and sinking.

It would seem to me that either needs to gain enough command and confidence in his cut FB OR develop an above average or better change up to keep batters off of his FB. ML hitters can turn 98 MPH around, but if they have to worry about 88 MPH with the same look that moment's hesitation will result in outs.
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