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15 hours ago, Frobby said:
16 hours ago, AnythingO's said:

You forgot the "Delivery looks like he’s on time", that's a new one.

I guess Hernandez doesn’t work with the

His pitches were really percolating 

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4 hours ago, byrdz said:

Ran across this 2020 spring training outing against the Orioles.

 

No velo readings, so it will be interesting to see where his fastball is by the start of the season.  In the first inning his FB and CH seemed to show very good arm side movement, the CB looks 12/6, kept it low in the zone, but not a ton of bite to it.  Looks like he threw a split change for the strike out.  I think a lot of his success will depend on establishing the CH.  Struggled in the 2nd inning when he tried to work the left side of the plate more. Seemed to start "yanking" it and lost his FB control. The first inning, he let the natural movement of his pitches play by targeting the right side of the plate; I will be looking for his ability to work both corners of the plate effectively.  There were a couple CB,CH up in the zone that were missed, and if he floats a few too far up, they look pretty juicy.  Hoping for the best, but might not be too effective a 2nd time through the line up.

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3 hours ago, ScGO's said:

No velo readings, so it will be interesting to see where his fastball is by the start of the season.  In the first inning his FB and CH seemed to show very good arm side movement, the CB looks 12/6, kept it low in the zone, but not a ton of bite to it.  Looks like he threw a split change for the strike out.  I think a lot of his success will depend on establishing the CH.  Struggled in the 2nd inning when he tried to work the left side of the plate more. Seemed to start "yanking" it and lost his FB control. The first inning, he let the natural movement of his pitches play by targeting the right side of the plate; I will be looking for his ability to work both corners of the plate effectively.  There were a couple CB,CH up in the zone that were missed, and if he floats a few too far up, they look pretty juicy.  Hoping for the best, but might not be too effective a 2nd time through the line up.

Could he be the somewhat rare 'crafty righty?'

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That's the hope, but FB location and keeping his offspeed pin point is key.  Again, a 2nd time through the line up may be tough.  Perhaps he regained a bit of velo with the 1 year layoff; this will be crucial in getting through the line up a 2nd or 3rd time. If he can sit around 92 and keep batters off balance with the bottom dropping out of the CH, he could be effective.

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6 hours ago, BohKnowsBmore said:

Could he be the somewhat rare 'crafty righty?'

I would think late-career Bartolo would be his role model.

Except at the dinner table.

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On 2/5/2021 at 12:26 AM, OsFanSinceThe80s said:

Reminds me of the great HOF Joe Namath and his legacy as a Los Angeles Ram.

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Unitas with the Chargers...

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22 hours ago, scOtt said:

Unitas with the Chargers...

I'm glad Cal retired as an Oriole. It would have been weird to see him play for a team like the Mets in his last season. For me personally, it was bad enough Eddie Murray wasn't an Oriole lifer. His trade to the Dodgers still stings. 

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23 hours ago, scOtt said:

Unitas with the Chargers...

If Feiix makes it a month to the Seattle road series May 3-5, we'll be on the other side of one of those.

May 4 is also Aberdeen/Bowie opening night for Rodriguez/Hall, and perhaps Adley/Baumann too if they don't/can't make the Tides.

 

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