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18 minutes ago, wildcard said:

Holt/Holmes cleaned up Lopez delivery in ST.  Took a lot of motion out of it and simplified it.  They have also worked on his pitch selection from what I have read.

It hasn’t worked

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3 hours ago, wildcard said:

When Lowther is ready for the majors what makes you think he will need to be piggybacked?

I don't think he needs to be necessarily, but I think it is a fine way to get his feet wet and give the team the best chance to win, although that isn't really the goal at this point.

In general, piggybacking of different style pitchers just makes sense to me in the current era of close to max-effort pitching. With a 9-man pen and a 5-man rotation, having two back of the rotation type pitchers penciled in for three to four innings each isn't taxing the bullpen and doesn't take starts away from the better pitchers in the rotation like a six-man rotation would. All the better if one is a crafty lefty and the other is a hard throwing righty. 

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Lopez will be aiming to lead his Orioles to the .500 mark for the season tonight ......

 

SEATTLE MARINERS  )))))) (May 4th) 

Mitchell Haniger - DH

Tyler France - 2B

Kyle Seager - 3B

Kyle Lewis - CF

Luis Alfonso Torrens Saez - C

Evan White - 1B

John Paul "J.P." Crawford - SS

Dylan Moore - RF

Sam Haggerty - LF

Justin Warren Dunn - RHP )) (1-0, 3.98 ERA)

 

 https://www.baseballpress.com/Lineups

 

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This outing of 1 Run ceded over 4.67 Innings Pitched lowered Lopez' ERA for the season by a full run )(7.48 )to )6.49.)

 

 

14 OUTS: )  5 Groundouts, 4 Strikedouts, 3 Flyouts, 1 Lineout, 1 Caught Stealing

 

 

JORGE YABIELOPEZ RAMOS )))))))) (vs. MARINERS, 5/04)

IP:lll4.67

H:llll.3 ) l(1 Home Run, 2 Singles)

R:llll 1

BB:ll2

SO:l.4

Pitches: l) 76 )(46 )Strikes, )30 )Balls)

2021 ERA: l) 6.49 )  26.33 IP  (19 ER) 

2021 WHIP: l)  1.367  )  26.33 IP  (36 H/BB) 

2021 OPPONENTS BATTING AVG: l)  .245  )(25 for 102)   

 

PITCHES BY INNING  

*******************  

10 llll(8lllStrikes, l.21 lllBalls)

15 llll(10 lllStrikes, ll51 lllBalls)

91 llll(6lllStrikes, lll31 lllBalls)

23 llll(13 llllStrikes, ll10 lllllBalls)

19 lllll(9llllStrikes, ll10 lllllBalls) ) *

 

* )) Lopez recorded 2 outs before departing in the 5th inning.

 

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The bullpen finally gave Lopez some help, stranding two runners with two outs in the fifth inning.   Once again, Lopez runs out of gas in the fifth, allowing two walks (one erased on a caught stealing) and a single immediately before being yanked.   

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22 minutes ago, Frobby said:

The bullpen finally gave Lopez some help, stranding two runners with two outs in the fifth inning.   Once again, Lopez runs out of gas in the fifth, allowing two walks (one erased on a caught stealing) and a single immediately before being yanked.   

Big difference this time is he got the leadoff batter and got the second out before getting a second baserunner. Bullpen needed only one big out. I'm OK with him starting the 5th but should be on a tight leash and removed at first sign of trouble. 

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That’s pretty much the “peak” for what Lopez can do. 4.2 IP, with some Houdini work from the pen. Big ballpark. Avg to below Avg hitting opposing club. Ideal circumstances. I think he’d be a resource out of the bullpen. This reminds me of Mike Wright. 
 

To put things into perspective, Lopez is only 16 months older than our rule 5 pick Tyler Wells. Lopez is better now, and has a better track record. 

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1 hour ago, sportsfan8703 said:

That’s pretty much the “peak” for what Lopez can do. 4.2 IP, with some Houdini work from the pen. Big ballpark. Avg to below Avg hitting opposing club. Ideal circumstances. I think he’d be a resource out of the bullpen. This reminds me of Mike Wright. 
 

To put things into perspective, Lopez is only 16 months older than our rule 5 pick Tyler Wells. Lopez is better now, and has a better track record. 

Mike Wright was terrible out of the bullpen.

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On 5/5/2021 at 8:00 AM, Frobby said:

The bullpen finally gave Lopez some help, stranding two runners with two outs in the fifth inning.   Once again, Lopez runs out of gas in the fifth, allowing two walks (one erased on a caught stealing) and a single immediately before being yanked.   

Here's my thing though. Is it fair to say he ran out of gas after allowing only his 3rd hit of the game? Obviously we know his numbers the 3rd time through the order so I don't really fault yanking him. But it's kind of like... so what, he allowed 2 base runners in the inning. He was at 75 pitches, I kind of want to see if he can get that 3rd out. But again, I also totally get yanking him. I just don't know if I always buy the argument that "because it's the 5th inning, the fact that he allowed baserunners means he's gassed". I feel like that's a little bit of a false equivalence at times. At times! Not always. 

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On 4/30/2021 at 2:00 PM, MurphDogg said:

I don't think he needs to be necessarily, but I think it is a fine way to get his feet wet and give the team the best chance to win, although that isn't really the goal at this point.

In general, piggybacking of different style pitchers just makes sense to me in the current era of close to max-effort pitching. With a 9-man pen and a 5-man rotation, having two back of the rotation type pitchers penciled in for three to four innings each isn't taxing the bullpen and doesn't take starts away from the better pitchers in the rotation like a six-man rotation would. All the better if one is a crafty lefty and the other is a hard throwing righty. 

My piggybacking Lopez plan could happen tonight, albeit with Akin instead of Lowther.

Curious how quick Hyde is with the hook, given his fifth inning troubles.

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If we were scoring runs and had a lead, he probably would have at least finished the fifth.  One of the problems is that our offense is bad and games are so tight that if he pitcher falters at all in the fourth or fifth, Hyde feels like he has to make a change to keep us from falling further behind.  Winning 5-0, giving up two in the fifth is no big deal.  Tied 0-0 or up/down 1-0 it's huge.

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Just now, NCRaven said:

If we were scoring runs and had a lead, he probably would have at least finished the fifth.  One of the problems is that our offense is bad and games are so tight that if he pitcher falters at all in the fourth or fifth, Hyde feels like he has to make a change to keep us from falling further behind.  Winning 5-0, giving up two in the fifth is now big deal.  Tied 0-0 or up/down 1-0 it's huge.

That's a good point. 

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8 minutes ago, interloper said:

Here's my thing though. Is it fair to say he ran out of gas after allowing only his 3rd hit of the game? Obviously we know his numbers the 3rd time through the order so I don't really fault yanking him. But it's kind of like... so what, he allowed 2 base runners in the inning. He was at 75 pitches, I kind of want to see if he can get that 3rd out. But again, I also totally get yanking him. I just don't know if I always buy the argument that "because it's the 5th inning, the fact that he allowed baserunners means he's gassed". I feel like that's a little bit of a false equivalence at times. At times! Not always. 

Lopez has earned how he is being used in the 5th.  I think Hyde is now going batter by batter with him in the 5th.  He gets a guy out, he gets another batter.  He gives up a hit, walk or HBP he is gone.

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