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42 minutes ago, Frobby said:

Now don’t be obnoxious, Cumber.  You know I was talking about the early part of Erbe’s career.   We already had that conversation.   

Jokes between guys on the net are not allowed?

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How will Corn survive? I do recall you amending an argument about Erbe being a strike out machine once you realized he was not, flawless recall is a curse. 

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6 shutout innings for Lowther today.

6 IP, 0 runs, 2 hits, 3 walks, 4 K’s

Drops his season ERA to 1.68. Career ERA now below 2, at 1.95!

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23 minutes ago, brvn52 said:

6 shutout innings for Lowther today.

6 IP, 0 runs, 2 hits, 3 walks, 4 K’s

Drops his season ERA to 1.68. Career ERA now below 2, at 1.95!

*language at the end.

 

We need to play this as he takes the mound.

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3 hours ago, brvn52 said:

6 shutout innings for Lowther today.

6 IP, 0 runs, 2 hits, 3 walks, 4 K’s

Drops his season ERA to 1.68. Career ERA now below 2, at 1.95!

Scoreless battle with Casey Mize, the 1-1 pick from last year.   

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On 5/20/2019 at 10:39 PM, Cy Bundy said:

How will Corn survive? I do recall you amending an argument about Erbe being a strike out machine once you realized he was not, flawless recall is a curse. 

Erbe was definitely a strike out machine before his injury. 133 Ks in 114.2 IP in Delmarva at age 18, 111 Ks in 119.1 at age 19 at Frederick, 151 Ks in 150 IP in Frederick at age 20. 

Was a big fan of that kid, gotta defend his rep. 

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32 minutes ago, Flash- bd said:

Erbe was definitely a strike out machine before his injury. 133 Ks in 114.2 IP in Delmarva at age 18, 111 Ks in 119.1 at age 19 at Frederick, 151 Ks in 150 IP in Frederick at age 20. 

Was a big fan of that kid, gotta defend his rep. 

A strike out machine ——————— until he was not one. He was my favorite prospect. 

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Continuing this discussion from the Gray Rod thread. Here's an interesting quote from the article:

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Certainly, there always will be a place for pitchers who can transcend the radar gun with intelligence and skill. But just the same, the obsessive quest for velocity in today’s game will probably continue to squeeze out the soft-tossing finesse archetype of yesteryear. Sadly, that means it will be harder than ever for crafty, Moyer-esque pitchers to carve out a place in baseball.

I think this is generally true. However, I also think that Lowther and Wells are taking the path that you have to take as this kind of pitcher. They're dominating without dominant stuff. That might even be misleading. Their stuff might be dominant, albeit without dominant velocity. They're not going to get promoted on potential alone. A guy like Harvey will probably make the majors either with the O's or as someone else's Rule V pick some day just because of his stuff. Wells and Lowther will have to carve out their spots by screwing with the timing of batters and something close to pinpoint control. 

 

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Nice outing today, 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K’s.    As usual, he’s gotten no run support, and leaves losing 1-0.   

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10 minutes ago, Frobby said:

Nice outing today, 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K’s.    As usual, he’s gotten no run support, and leaves losing 1-0.   

He’s pitching at Bowie they can’t score and give no pitcher support.  

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So... what does Lowther need to do to play in the majors?  He's 23.  Is he really going to be more prepared for the majors by staying longer in the minors?   Isn't this the kind of year you want to give a look in the majors to someone like him?  

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Ruzious said:

So... what does Lowther need to do to play in the majors?  He's 23.  Is he really going to be more prepared for the majors by staying longer in the minors?   Isn't this the kind of year you want to give a look in the majors to someone like him?  

 

 

What's the rush? I'd let my non-prospects eat innings in the majors this year and let Lowther show he can perform at AAA first.

My guess is he'll get a AAA chance in the next month-ish. Could get a cup of coffee in September, but likely not for a ton of innings after a long MiL season. 

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