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Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

Re: Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

PostPost #16 by Tucker Blair » July 12th, 2012, 7:29 pm

Jordan Tuwiner wrote:Well, you were certainly right. He isn't commanding his fastball as well now and he's leaving it over the plate.


Yea it's becoming clockwork sadly this year. He's flashing some solid breaking pitches this inning again though.
And he gets out of the inning with a great low fastball for the K.
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Re: Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

PostPost #17 by Tucker Blair » July 12th, 2012, 7:30 pm

5.0 innings and Only 64 pitches so far. 44 strikes.
Besides a little blip that inning he has still been magnificent.
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Re: Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

PostPost #18 by Jordan Tuwiner » July 12th, 2012, 7:32 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:
Yea it's becoming clockwork sadly this year. He's flashing some solid breaking pitches this inning again though.
And he gets out of the inning with a great low fastball for the K.

Really nice location on that fastball.
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Re: Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

PostPost #19 by Tucker Blair » July 12th, 2012, 7:46 pm

Britton still hitting that low and away corner with ease. Hitters can't get much off of it.
The sink just results in weak rollovers to the MIF.
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Re: Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

PostPost #20 by Jordan Tuwiner » July 12th, 2012, 7:48 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:Britton still hitting that low and away corner with ease. Hitters can't get much off of it.
The sink just results in weak rollovers to the MIF.

Yup, still commanding the sinker pretty well. Just blew one by someone at 94 mph according to the broadcast.
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Re: Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

PostPost #21 by Tucker Blair » July 12th, 2012, 7:49 pm

76 pitches, 52 strikes thru 6 innings.

Can't really ask for much better of a start by him tonight.
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Re: Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

PostPost #22 by Jordan Tuwiner » July 12th, 2012, 8:19 pm

Britton really looks good tonight. Pounding the zone and he's still throwing his sinker down in the zone here in the 7th inning.
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Re: Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

PostPost #23 by Tucker Blair » July 12th, 2012, 8:22 pm

Jordan Tuwiner wrote:Britton really looks good tonight. Pounding the zone and he's still throwing his sinker down in the zone here in the 7th inning.

His pitch count is still only 85 after 7.
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Re: Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

PostPost #24 by Jordan Tuwiner » July 12th, 2012, 8:22 pm

Another strikeout on a slider. Six strikeouts and a 10/3 GO/FO ratio through 7 innings.
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Re: Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

PostPost #25 by Jordan Tuwiner » July 12th, 2012, 8:23 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:His pitch count is still only 85 after 7.

Box score says 93.
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Re: Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

PostPost #26 by Tucker Blair » July 12th, 2012, 8:26 pm

Jordan Tuwiner wrote:Box score says 93.

Oh yea, guess it didn't update that last batter haha
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Re: Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

PostPost #27 by Tucker Blair » July 12th, 2012, 8:31 pm

Looks like that might be it for Britton
Final Line: 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 6 K, 0 BB

93 pitches, 63 Strikes
10 GO/ 3 FO

2 of those hits were bloops.
Looks like we might be seeing Britton Tuesday
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Re: Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

PostPost #28 by ofahn » July 12th, 2012, 8:59 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:Looks like we might be seeing Britton Tuesday


I just hope we see the same Britton we saw tonight.
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Re: Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

PostPost #29 by birdwatcher55 » July 13th, 2012, 6:34 am

I would leave Britton in the minors for the balance of the season and work with Peterson/Griffin. It's been a lost year for him anyways and right now I would like to go with the rotation we've set up. I'm intrigued by Gonzalez, who should and deserves to start because he knows how to pitch. I don't think Britton has figured it out yet. 8-)
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Re: Observations from Zach Britton's start (July 12, 2012)

PostPost #30 by osforlife » July 13th, 2012, 8:10 am

birdwatcher55 wrote:I would leave Britton in the minors for the balance of the season and work with Peterson/Griffin. It's been a lost year for him anyways and right now I would like to go with the rotation we've set up. I'm intrigued by Gonzalez, who should and deserves to start because he knows how to pitch. I don't think Britton has figured it out yet. 8-)

They shouldn't bring Britton up unless they think he is completly ready. What do you mean "I like the rotation we've set up." We only have 4 pitchers in our rotation at the moment.
If Britton is ready- by all means bring him up
If Britton is needs to work a couple more little kinks- Eveland can spot start a game or two
If Britton is no where close- I'd personally bring up Steve Johnson
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