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8/14/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

8/14/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

PostPost #1 by Tucker Blair » August 14th, 2012, 12:54 pm

Today's starters:
Norfolk: Jason Berken
Bowie: Dylan Bundy , Tim Bascom
Frederick: Devin Jones
Delmarva: Parker Bridwell , Eric Wooten
Aberdeen: OFF

Two DH today with Bowie and Delmarva.
Jordan and I will be there for Bundy tonight. I'll probably stick around for the second game too.

Today is also the NYPL All-Star Game. Joel Hutter, Lucas Herbst and Sam Kimmell will be playing in it.
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Re: 8/14/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

PostPost #2 by Shorebirdfan » August 14th, 2012, 1:02 pm

Enojoy Bundy. Is the a first for you guys? I don't recall if you've seen him yet. If not, make sure you are in your seats early enough to watch him loosen up. It is really a site to see.
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Re: 8/14/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

PostPost #3 by Tucker Blair » August 14th, 2012, 1:04 pm

I haven't (I don't know HOW, since I have seen everyone else haha).
Jordan has though.
And we are getting there for BP. Watching Schoop BP is well worth the trip alone.
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Re: 8/14/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

PostPost #4 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 14th, 2012, 1:12 pm

Shorebirdfan wrote:Enojoy Bundy. Is the a first for you guys? I don't recall if you've seen him yet. If not, make sure you are in your seats early enough to watch him loosen up. It is really a site to see.

I saw Bundy at Frederick about a month ago.
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Re: 8/14/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

PostPost #5 by ofahn » August 14th, 2012, 8:16 pm

Either Bundy had some control issues tonight or he learned that the step up to AA is a rather tall one.
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PostPost #6 by Tucker Blair » August 14th, 2012, 8:18 pm

ofahn wrote:Either Bundy had some control issues tonight or he learned that the step up to AA is a rather tall one.


far from both.
Jordan and I were both there, we will have something on him written up tonight.
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PostPost #7 by ofahn » August 14th, 2012, 8:30 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:
far from both.
Jordan and I were both there, we will have something on him written up tonight.


I'll be interested in your take on the three walks.
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PostPost #8 by Tucker Blair » August 14th, 2012, 8:42 pm

Bundy was much better than the line looks tonight.

While umpires should never be entirely blamed for anything,this guy was not very good tonight. Umps have bad days every once in a while so. He missed a lot of calls on the corners that the crowd was giving him a hard time for. They were blatant misses otherwise I wouldn't even bring it up. Jordan will be able to enlighten you guys on that much more later on as he was charting.

Bundy threw mostly fastballs. I mean there were innings where 90% of his pitches were fastballs. Again, we will have more on that later, but it's important to remember he doesn't even have his full arsenal yet and he still was impressive.

He was throwing 94-95 MPH mostly while touching 97. The most impressive sequence was a 95 MPH fastball followed by an 86 MPH change up. He just fooled hitters with that all night. I have watched a lot of pitching this season and he was very impressive against players 4-5-6-7-8 years older than him.
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Re: 8/14/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

PostPost #9 by Matt P » August 14th, 2012, 8:43 pm

Was he throwing his cutter?
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PostPost #10 by Tucker Blair » August 14th, 2012, 8:47 pm

Matt P wrote:Was he throwing his cutter?


No he was not
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PostPost #11 by ofahn » August 14th, 2012, 8:58 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:Bundy was much better than the line looks tonight.

While umpires should never be entirely blamed for anything,this guy was not very good tonight. Umps have bad days every once in a while so. He missed a lot of calls on the corners that the crowd was giving him a hard time for. They were blatant misses otherwise I wouldn't even bring it up. Jordan will be able to enlighten you guys on that much more later on as he was charting.

Bundy threw mostly fastballs. I mean there were innings where 90% of his pitches were fastballs. Again, we will have more on that later, but it's important to remember he doesn't even have his full arsenal yet and he still was impressive.

He was throwing 94-95 MPH mostly while touching 97. The most impressive sequence was a 95 MPH fastball followed by an 86 MPH change up. He just fooled hitters with that all night. I have watched a lot of pitching this season and he was very impressive against players 4-5-6-7-8 years older than him.


Thanks. I feel better about his outing.
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Re: 8/14/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

PostPost #12 by Tucker Blair » August 14th, 2012, 11:12 pm

Brian Ward was REALLY good behind the plate today. He constantly impresses me with his blocking skills and laser beam arm.
It's a pleasure watching him. He has all the great things you look for in a backup catcher in the MLB.
If the bat ever comes around just a little, it will be icing on the cake.
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PostPost #13 by Jordan Tuwiner » August 14th, 2012, 11:25 pm

Matt P wrote:Was he throwing his cutter?

Ben interviewed Bundy after the game and will have a bit more on his cutter sometime this week.

He won't be throwing it at all this year.
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