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NEW YORK YANKEES )))))) (SEPTEMBER 5th)

Aaron Hicks - CF

Louis Voit III - 1B

Gleyber David TorresCastro - SS

Clinton Jackson "C.J." Frazier - RF

Gary Sanchez - DH

Miguel Andujar - LF

Kyle Higashioka - C

Thairo Jose Estrada Villegas - 3B

Tyler Wade - 2B

Gerrit Alan Cole - RHP )) (4-2, 3.91 ERA) ) * 

 

* )) Leads the Major Leagues in Home Runs ceded (12)

 

https://www.mlb.com/starting-lineups

 

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5 minutes ago, OFFNY said:

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NEW YORK YANKEES )))))) (SEPTEMBER 5th)

Aaron Hicks - CF

Louis Voit III - 1B

Gleyber David TorresCastro - SS

Clinton Jackson "C.J." Frazier - RF

Gary Sanchez - DH

Miguel Andujar - LF

Kyle Higashioka - C

Thairo Jose Estrada Villegas - 3B

Tyler Wade - 2B

Gerrit Alan Cole - RHP )) (4-2, 3.91 ERA) ) * 

 

* )) Leads the Major Leagues in Home Runs ceded (12)

 

https://www.mlb.com/starting-lineups

 

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Ugh, Gleyber's back.

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Without looking it up, this would easily appear to be one of the best starts of this short season by an Oriole pitcher.

 

 

16 OUTS: )  8 Strikeouts, 3 Groundouts, 3 Flyouts, 1 Foulout, 1 Lineout

 

 

KEEGAN LEE AKIN )))))))) (vs. YANKEES, 9/05)

IP:ll.5.33 

H:lllll.3 ) l(1 Double, 2 Singles)

R:llll 0

BB:ll4

SO:ll8

Pitches: l) 91 )(57)Strikes, )34)Balls)

2020 ERA: l) 2.08 )  13.00 IP  (3 ER) 

2020 WHIP: l)  1.154  )  13.00 IP  (15 H/BB) 

2020 OPPONENTS BATTING AVG: l)  .174  )(8 for 46)   

 

PITCHES BY INNING  

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16  lll(71 llStrikes, l.91 llBalls)

19  lll(15 llStrikes, l.41 llBalls)

91  lll(71 llStrikes, ll21 llBalls)

18  lll(13 llStrikes, lll51 llBalls)

21  lll(10 llStrikes, l11 ll.Balls)

81  lll(51 llStrikes, lll31lllBalls) ) *

 

* )) Akin recorded 1 Out before departing in the 6th Inning

 

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I didn’t get to watch, but was following on my phone.   Akin has done better with each successive outing.    He wasn’t intimidated against G. Cole and the Yankees.   Gotta love it.   

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I just watched the game. What a tremendous outing by Akin. The only hits they managed were on soft contact, and that changeup had the whole lineup fooled. 

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14 hours ago, OFFNY said:

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KEEGAN LEE AKIN )))))))) (vs. YANKEES, 9/05)

H/BB) 

2020 OPPONENTS BATTING AVG: l)  .174  )(8 for 46)   

 

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Opponents were batting .185 against Keegan Akin prior to last night's game ........ that actually went down slightly (to .174.) 

Even with his Walks being high (4 in only 5.33 Innings Pitched), that was a hell of a game pitched by the youngster against a team which has thoroughly dominated the Orioles in head-to-head play as of late.

 

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The changeup has really improved and he's getting plus fade on the pitch while getting a 43.8% whiff rate some far. That matched up with his high spin rate fastball that he's used very effectively up in the zone has given him a 1-2 punch to get batters out (similar to what Means did last year). It's seemed that they have shelved his curveball and gone to a strict slider and although he's been a little inconsistent with the command of the pitch, he hasn't made many mistakes with it either. 

The BB rate is a little high but I like the quality of the stuff that we've seen. It's never been about the quality of stuff with Akin, but the consistency of command with his pitches. We saw a little bit of that with the walks, but he's been able to limit mistakes so far and that high spin rate fastball and fading change is a great place to start with stuff wise. 

I'm glad to see the Orioles giving him and guys like Kremer a chance now over the last month of the season. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

It's seemed that they have shelved his curveball and gone to a strict slider and although he's been a little inconsistent with the command of the pitch, he hasn't made many mistakes with it either. 

Happy to see this observation!  The Greinkes of the world that can get both breaking balls right aren't many.   I think the QB adage of "if you've got two, you've got none" mostly applies to breaking balls.

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7 minutes ago, OrioleDog said:

Happy to see this observation!  The Greinkes of the world that can get both breaking balls right aren't many.   I think the QB adage of "if you've got two, you've got none" mostly applies to breaking balls.

 

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