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Well, shoot! Had I known this guy was gonna be this good I would have started a thread before his first game.

6 IP

1 ER

4 H

7 SO

2 BB

Impressive command for all but maybe the last inning.

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1 hour ago, Il BuonO said:

Well, shoot! Had I known this guy was gonna be this good I would have started a thread before his first game.

6 IP

1 ER

4 H

7 SO

2 BB

Impressive command for all but maybe the last inning.

 

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It's certainly a breath of fresh air to see a starting pitcher actually get outs and pitch 6 innings.  No reason to not to ride this wave as long it lasts given what else we've thrown out there this year. 

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7 minutes ago, Chelsea_Phil said:

Is that a good thing?  I forget if Towers was good or was a bum.

He was a guy for a while and had @Drungo's ❤️!  

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39 minutes ago, Chelsea_Phil said:

Is that a good thing?  I forget if Towers was good or was a bum.

Towers had a couple of very solid years with Toronto, but after that, his career was mostly... faulty.  He played well enough to get a nice contract with Toronto, and hopefully he saved up that money.  

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1 hour ago, Chelsea_Phil said:

Is that a good thing?  I forget if Towers was good or was a bum.

Josh Towers in June, 2001 (Damn, it was 20 years ago, unbelievable)... 5-1, 1.49 ERA in 42.1 innings pitched.  1.10 WHIP.  The tell-tale sign should have been only 15 strikeouts for a 3.2 k/9 rate.

He imploded in July, 0-4, 6.47 ERA.

Spenser does a lot of things well, it seems.  He knows that his fastball is underwhelming but he's not afraid to throw it for a strike.  It looks like he mixes his pitches well and the secondary offerings are decent.  

His K-rate leaves a bit to be desired, and his walk rate isn't great.  The FIP is 4.03.  I'm expecting the other shoe to drop soon but he's better than Akin, Kremer, Lowther and whatever other slop we've thrown out there, that's for damn sure.

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35 minutes ago, TommyPickles said:

Baby Face Watkins painting those corners...

 

 

Spenser for Hire - not mine saw it somewhere on the WWW

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22 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

Josh Towers in June, 2001 (Damn, it was 20 years ago, unbelievable)... 5-1, 1.49 ERA in 42.1 innings pitched.  1.10 WHIP.  The tell-tale sign should have been only 15 strikeouts for a 3.2 k/9 rate.

He imploded in July, 0-4, 6.47 ERA.

Spenser does a lot of things well, it seems.  He knows that his fastball is underwhelming but he's not afraid to throw it for a strike.  It looks like he mixes his pitches well and the secondary offerings are decent.  

His K-rate leaves a bit to be desired, and his walk rate isn't great.  The FIP is 4.03.  I'm expecting the other shoe to drop soon but he's better than Akin, Kremer, Lowther and whatever other slop we've thrown out there, that's for damn sure.

Honestly, that's still way better than we have gotten from any other starter. Even Means' FIP is 4.20. 

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1 minute ago, jamalshw said:

Honestly, that's still way better than we have gotten from any other starter. Even Means' FIP is 4.20. 

Yep, it's way better, albeit a small sample size.  I'm not looking up the stats but it seems he throws more strike than Kremer, Akin, etc.  

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