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Strop

PostPost #1 by birdwatcher55 » September 2nd, 2012, 5:50 am

Looks like he has hit the wall. Very shaky of late. Perhaps we should think about easing Hammel into the setup role down the stretch 8-)
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PostPost #2 by Rising O's » September 2nd, 2012, 1:25 pm

He is what he is, a guy without great command but with lots of movement. Because he comes in with a lead late in the game he can usually get people to swing and miss. But if they don't swing, he runs the risk of giving away walks.
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PostPost #3 by osforlife » September 2nd, 2012, 3:11 pm

birdwatcher55 wrote:Looks like he has hit the wall. Very shaky of late. Perhaps we should think about easing Hammel into the setup role down the stretch 8-)

Hammel into the setup role? Why would be put our best starting pitcher in the bullpen? Strop has had a tremendous season. So maybe he is expierencing some fatigue. I wouldn't worry about just yet. But a couple more outings like the last one and he might be gone from the set-up role. O'Day can always control the 8th inning.
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PostPost #4 by ofahn » September 2nd, 2012, 4:58 pm

osforlife wrote:Hammel into the setup role? Why would be put our best starting pitcher in the bullpen? Strop has had a tremendous season. So maybe he is expierencing some fatigue. I wouldn't worry about just yet. But a couple more outings like the last one and he might be gone from the set-up role. O'Day can always control the 8th inning.


I was surprised that Buck didn't allow Strop to start the Ninth today. The ole "back on the horse" thing. If he could set them down one, two, three; it would have done wonders for his confidence.
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PostPost #5 by Matt P » September 3rd, 2012, 3:31 am

He'll be fine. Not many relievers are dominant the entire season as they all usually have a game or two here and there where they struggle. Especially relievers like Strop who don't have good control.
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PostPost #6 by ofahn » September 3rd, 2012, 3:14 pm

It was good to see Pedro back on track. Ten pitches, eight strikes, and three clean outs in the Eighth. I'll take it.
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PostPost #7 by Matt P » September 3rd, 2012, 4:19 pm

And just like that he has a 1-2-3 8th inning and looks dominant.
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PostPost #8 by birdwatcher55 » September 3rd, 2012, 6:15 pm

Yippeee 8-)
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PostPost #9 by osforlife » September 4th, 2012, 4:15 pm

birdwatcher55 wrote:Yippeee 8-)

Why would even want to move our best starter in Hammel into the setup role anyway?
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