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Il BuonO

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  1. Garceau calling Scott’s slider a “slide piece”. Huh?
  2. Lakins was outer half the entire AB to Urshela, never changing the the eyeline to come inside. Part of it is Severino not being very good at sequencing and the other is the guys throwing the ball don’t have an idea.
  3. Is Kremer coming out after only 77 pitches?
  4. Maybe we should call him Business or Biz.
  5. I re-played it a few times and Ben even commented it looked like Severino was surprised. I agree with that because PS was moving to his right, the opposite direction the ball was moving. Maybe he thought a CH was coming, but he looked crossed up. Either way, it’s a ball he could have caught or at least stopped and didn’t.
  6. Spectacular! Watched from the 5th on. Worked both sides of the plate and mixed it up. Stuff like that is why I love watching baseball.
  7. And that makes sense. When they moved him to third I thought 2B would have been the better option because of his lack of arm strength, as you mentioned. I agree 1B is his spot defensively going forward.
  8. I saw them all as well. But you know, there’s one in your group who was not like the others.
  9. Bruce, we hardly knew ye. But I’m not sad.
  10. Granted, but Rylan Bannon may be and I don’t want Franco in his way.
  11. I like Armstrong’s stuff, but outside a few outings he hasn’t looked good. But I think they continue to run him out there in low leverage situations for now.
  12. Yeah, I always said he should have been tried at 2B. I’m sick to death of hearing, “Well, the Orioles must have had a good reason.” Because they had such a good record of developing players? Not having any, thanks. However, (and I cant believe I’m saying this) WC makes a good point about Mancini’s contract. And since as a hitter RM (his initials are R and M, not RMC 😂) is younger with a similar profile (good hitters who need better plate discipline) to Mancini I’ll take the guy who costs less and is under control. At this point 2B is not happening, but RM has soft hands and can play 1B. Mancini isn’t so good that considering RM there is inconceivable. And yes, Mancini is a good guy, but baseball is a business. I expect Elias to make a good baseball decision when the time comes.
  13. Actually, though the results haven’t shown it much, Lopez has much better stuff than does Zimmerman. He throws harder, has more movement and has a better repertoire. Zimmerman throws a FB that is flat, flat, flat. Won’t miss him.
  14. I thought so....I mean the pitching part. It’s funny, starting this thread I commented I was most excited about watching him more so than other pitchers and was soon disappointed. However, Big Ben mentioned that his success in the minors is because the curve was a big out pitch for him there, a weapon. He went on to say he hasn’t been landing it and that’s hindered his progress. He still struggled with it last night, too, but he looked far more composed out there and it was easily his most complete outing this year. If he can get back to consistent use of the CU as a main piece in his arsenal it’ll make his job easier. He doesn’t throw the change up much, but it looked good last night when he did throw it. We’ll see....but I still think he can be a serviceable back of the rotation guy.
  15. Yeah, Urias seemed like a good option at first glance, but I like Valaika’s approach at the plate. And he’s solid (granted, not spectacular) on defense at 2B, while probably not enough range for SS.
  16. Didn’t let this horrible umpire affect him.
  17. Other than the first inning when everything was up in the zone, this is the best I’ve seen Kremer look.
  18. I wonder if in his conversation with the home plate umpire Severino said something like,”That probably is a strike, but would you mind too much calling it for my guy?”
  19. Well, as long as none of them are crucified on that hill. As for the cavalry, I’m not fond of that moniker based on past experience, but I’m willing to be convinced. Zimmerman doesn’t look to be a long term piece.
  20. Looks supremely confident since his decision to stop hitting from the right side. I’m sure how he started the year has helped.
  21. He just called a strike that was called a ball for Harvey. Infuriating
  22. That was a nasty pitch for his first SO.
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