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Put me down as a fan of聽Team Rainout for tonight.聽 聽Starting to get heavy rain in NoVa now; Bowie hourly forecast has 82/31/64 hourly precip odds 600-800.聽 聽Same hourly outlook has Bowie rain generally lasting until about 300 tomorrow afternoon, diminishing by evening.

No idea how good drainage at PG Stadium is, and sure players would hate the 6-hour bus ride without the off day, as factors I guess in favor of trying to squeeze it in.聽 聽 The super friendly travel schedule for regular season stopped almost all of the Ride and Play days.

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Minor league playoffs聽for me were聽more about the psychobabble than the work, so I was disappointed with this week's process before the outcomes happened.

He had plenty of rest for Game 1 in good weather before tonight's sloppy weather, and near perfect game or not, would have had Westburg's 1-0 lead to try and protect against聽Battenfield.聽 聽 Making your team a winner when the Bats go 1-for-28 is like Ace nirvana.聽 聽Fenter had a few nice September turns, but c'mon man.

I somewhat feel like the org didn't really want him to pitch this week (he'd hit his quota), never mind the Tuesday/Sunday temptation if the series聽went five.聽 聽At 70 pitches/turn, I don't feel the process is so precise that perhaps a 25% chance at Turn 25 atop Turn 24 had to be declined.

Anyway, just a footnote, and gives him something to be ornery about going into the offseason.

Is this the best season by an Orioles pitching prospect ever?

Rodriguez 2021 103 IP of 2.36 and 160K, or Bundy 2012 104 IP of 2.08 and 119K?聽 聽Rodriguez at 21 feels a little sturdier than Bundy at 19, though hindsight obviously tough to filter out there.

A generation ago '91 Mussina was 122 innings of 2.87 with 3 complete games in the minors before 87 dazzling debut innings, but that's the story of an Age 22 season.聽 聽Even Matusz got one Shutout in his 2009 (1.91 in 113 IP).聽 聽 I think had Rodriguez been an NCAA guy this summer he'd have been more on the Strasburg side of the football field than the Mussina/Matusz one.

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@OrioleDog, I think Matt Riley 1999 deserves consideration. 聽 At 19, he pitched 177 innings (!) between Hi A and AA to a 3.05 ERA, and struck out 189 batters. 聽 The rate stats aren鈥檛 at Grayson鈥檚 level, but for a 19-year old to bear that workload and spend most of the year in AA is pretty special. 聽 聽

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9 minutes ago, ChrisP said:

@OrioleDogThere's always Bundy's 2012 year that included 3 MiL stops and a cup of coffee in Baltimore (30 inn in Delmarva, 5 hits, 0聽ER's)

Tough ending for Grayson. Was the weather a major factor?

It wasn鈥檛 for the other starter. 聽

The weather wasn鈥檛 great though but still.聽

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