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04-05-2012 03:41 PM #1
Baysox opening night.
So as I was out running errands I realized tonight is the home opener for the Baysox, and decided spur of the moment that the wife and I are going to go catch half the game and get a good look at Machado, Schoop and Bundy the elder.
Also heard Mike Morse and Rick Ankiel are playing as a tune up game for Harrisburg, so it should be interesting.
If anyone is out there maybe I'll see you there. I'll be the guy taking notes with the CAPS hat on while his wife enjoys a baseball game with $2 beers from 5-7pm.
04-05-2012 07:22 PM #2
04-05-2012 07:34 PM #3Plus Member since 7/10 Major Leagues
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Looks like Machado is starting off well with a HR in his first at bat.
04-05-2012 08:33 PM #4
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04-05-2012 09:10 PM #6
The 2nd ball he lined to CF he absolutely crushed too, made me jump a bit he hit it so solid. The pitcher for HBG wasn't very good, he was a thrower with two pitches and couldn't locate either.
The swing is so smooth. He's a TOUCH slower than I thought he would be, got caught a couple steps off 2B and just couldn't get back, but not his fault on a GB to the pitcher. Ranged really well to his right into the hole, got to a soft liner in short LF with plenty of time to spare. Definitely a quicker step to his right than his left though. Didn't get a chance to see his arm strength unfortunately, but the future looks bright all of a sudden.
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04-05-2012 09:19 PM #7
I'm going to reserve judgement on Schoop for now. I think I caught him on a bad night. Didn't see the double, but didn't like a few things early on. Might have just been jitters, small sample size and all.
At least he didn't look as bad as Mike Morse for the Nats. He has a TERRIBLE eye for anything low and Bascom made him look stupid twice with a soft curve and a soft change.
Also, the numbers were misleading for Bascom for those thinking he might be a viable SP. His control was pretty bad, and then he was throwing meatballs to get something over the plate, he got lucky about 8 times that I counted. That's not to say I don't like him, I still think he's a very viable ML RP, but as a SP if he were facing better competition it'd have been ugly. Tony is right, he absolutely knows how to pitch, but that 87-89FB and slow curve just aren't going to get it done as a SP when you are wild high and low.
04-05-2012 09:48 PM #8
04-05-2012 09:57 PM #9
I'm glad he held them off balance and did well here tonight, but as far for future stuff I'm pretty sure it'll be in the pen, right next to Johnson
04-05-2012 11:11 PM #10
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