Matt P wrote:He has started 13 games. In 9 of those games he has allowed 2 ER or less. 9 out of 13!!!!!!!
Jordan Tuwiner wrote:Truly amazing. Also hard to believe he was forced into the rotation because of the struggles of Matusz, Arrieta, and Hunter.
osforlife wrote:I don't think he was at his sharpest last night like he was against the yanks a couple outings ago. I think all the excess innings might be taking a toll on him, but he might be good with all the extra rest. Either way, i'am penciling him into my 2013 rotation. Are you guys?
This is not a slight against Miguel, but I hope the Orioles have five SPs that are better than him next year. It would be quite a rotation. He really gets the best out of his talent but he needs to be more efficient with his pitches, just like several other of our young pitchers. You would like to see them pitching into the Seventh Inning or longer consistently. Our bullpen was great this year but that's not something you can count on every year. By taking the strain off of them by having the rotation average 6+ innings or better a game you reduce the need for long men and allow some of the nastier guys to go just an inning at a time, once or twice a week.
osforlife wrote:So you're looking for starting pitchers that go at least 6 innings? Because he does that quite well. Even longer then six innings he does well.
Matt P wrote:
Not many people had much faith in the 3 of them so I don't get what you mean.
He doesn't seem to get rattled and isn't afraid to challenge hitters. Wouldn't it be nice to say that about Arrieta?
Jordan Tuwiner wrote:I think he'll get another shot at starting next year.
Jordan Tuwiner wrote:People wanted Gonzalez promoted, but I don't think anyone expected him to be this good. Usually it was one bad starter down, one bad starter up. Amazing that it's Gonzalez who's finding success.
osforlife wrote:He has started 13 games. In 9 of those games he has allowed 2 ER or less. 9 out of 13!!!!!!! Is that not lockdown enough?His splitter is dirty and hitters keep swinging at his slider. He has great poise and solid command with his fastball. Hitters just don't hit him. He deserves every shot to be in the rotation next year.
I want five pitchers that can go seven or more innings all the time.
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