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8/15/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

8/15/12 Minor League Gameday Thread

PostPost #1 by Tucker Blair » August 15th, 2012, 12:29 pm

Today's starters:
Norfolk: Zach Clark
Bowie: Rick Zagone
Frederick: Tim Berry
Delmarva: Zach Davies
Aberdeen: Lex Rutledge


First game off the all-star break for Aberdeen.
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PostPost #2 by Tucker Blair » August 15th, 2012, 2:16 pm

Luc Rennie with another strong outing in GCL. 4.0 innings with 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K.

Jordan said the scout was impressed with him, so nice to see him continuing the success.
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PostPost #3 by Baysox347 » August 15th, 2012, 3:53 pm

Does Berry go back to Frederick to begin next season..?
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PostPost #4 by Tucker Blair » August 15th, 2012, 4:16 pm

Baysox347 wrote:Does Berry go back to Frederick to begin next season..?


Ryan or Tim?

Tim probably will to start (I would guess)
Ryan I think could start with Bowie.

I think both should be with Bowie though, and will at some point.
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PostPost #5 by mcpd » August 15th, 2012, 8:17 pm

Zach Clark pitched a good game for the tides . He seems to be pitching pretty good since his promotion to Norfolk anybody seen him pitch.
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PostPost #6 by Tucker Blair » August 15th, 2012, 8:19 pm

mcpd wrote:Zach Clark pitched a good game for the tides . He seems to be pitching pretty good since his promotion to Norfolk anybody seen him pitch.


I've seen him pitch a bunch of times. He's a small figured guy who is more finesse than anything. Think he tops out at 92. He's an older guy at 29 years old.
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PostPost #7 by ofahn » August 15th, 2012, 8:45 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:
I've seen him pitch a bunch of times. He's a small figured guy who is more finesse than anything. Think he tops out at 92. He's an older guy at 29 years old.


A right handed Chris George (org guy).
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PostPost #8 by Tucker Blair » August 15th, 2012, 8:53 pm

Another night, another big hit for Brenden Webb for the Keys. He is on fire since his promotion. Seems that boosted him. Really glad to see it.
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PostPost #9 by Baysox347 » August 15th, 2012, 9:06 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:Another night, another big hit for Brenden Webb for the Keys. He is on fire since his promotion. Seems that boosted him. Really glad to see it.

I'm really excited about him.
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PostPost #10 by ofahn » August 15th, 2012, 9:08 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:Another night, another big hit for Brenden Webb for the Keys. He is on fire since his promotion. Seems that boosted him. Really glad to see it.


Maybe he just needed the challenge. He's certainly giving the team something to think about. He may be the most complete "tools" OF we have in the system.
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PostPost #11 by Tucker Blair » August 15th, 2012, 9:40 pm

Tim Berry with 9 K's thru 5.0 innings. Impressive that he is missing so many bats this year.

I know in Jordan's interview with him he said that he primarily was working on his change up this season. Wonder how many of these K's are on the change?

Regardless, One of the main things I look for in a pitcher is that they can miss bats.
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PostPost #12 by ofahn » August 15th, 2012, 9:49 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:One of the main things I look for in a pitcher is that they can miss bats.


How do you balance that with the high pitch counts that come from Ks?

Would you rather have a pitcher with a high K ratio that normally gives you six innings and out, or a pitcher with a high ground ball ratio that can normally pitch into the Eighth?
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PostPost #13 by Tucker Blair » August 15th, 2012, 9:52 pm

ofahn wrote:
How do you balance that with the high pitch counts that come from Ks?

Would you rather have a pitcher with a high K ratio that normally gives you six innings and out, or a pitcher with a high ground ball ratio that can normally pitch into the Eighth?


well I did say "one" thing I look for haha.
It truly is important to be able to balance it out. Tillman was a good example from his time in Norfolk earlier this season. He was striking out 8-10 batters per 5-6 innings but the pitch count would be 100. It's important to make good pitches that hitters will chase on too. It's why people love 2S fastball's because hitters often knock them into the ground or K on them.
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PostPost #14 by ofahn » August 15th, 2012, 10:02 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:
well I did say "one" thing I look for haha.
It truly is important to be able to balance it out. Tillman was a good example from his time in Norfolk earlier this season. He was striking out 8-10 batters per 5-6 innings but the pitch count would be 100. It's important to make good pitches that hitters will chase on too. It's why people love 2S fastball's because hitters often knock them into the ground or K on them.


My question wasn't a challenge. I'd really like your opinion on this.

When I played the game pitch counts weren't an issue. When you got tired your arm slot fell or you started "pushing" the ball towards home and a good coach/manager saw that and made a change. Now, there's a real choice between shorter dominant outings and how far you go into a game.
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PostPost #15 by ofahn » August 15th, 2012, 10:13 pm

TuckerBlair89 wrote:Tim Berry with 9 K's thru 5.0 innings. Impressive that he is missing so many bats this year.

I know in Jordan's interview with him he said that he primarily was working on his change up this season. Wonder how many of these K's are on the change?

Regardless, One of the main things I look for in a pitcher is that they can miss bats.


He's really putting on a performance tonight. Do you think that he wants to be Dylan Bundy's roommate?
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