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And that is why you should have left him in for the 8th.
Joking right ? Gonzalez was done in the 7th and survived that despite his command starting to wane. His longest outing of the season was six innings before last night. Fantastic job tonight, but as long as Gonzo 2.0 is giving us 6 to 7 solid innings a start, I'm a happy camper.

I agree completely, Tony. He was at 86 pitches after 6 innings, and Buck gambled by trying to get an additional inning out of him, and it worked. There is NO WAY that Buck should have sent Gonzalez back out there for the 8th inning. He was missing pitches, tiring, and fortunate to have had the inning-ending double play that he got.

Also, the 6-inning outing that you were referring to as his previous high this season wasn't even in the majors, it was at AAA-Norfolk. We squeezed every possible drop that we could have out of Gonzo Part II tonight.

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Really cool story from Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.

Miguel Gonzalez was using a glove given to him by former AA teammate Nick Adenhart. They played together in 2007 in the Angels system.

It's very sad to be reminded of such a horrible tragedy, but that's great of Gonzalez to honor his memory tonight.

https://twitter.com/billplunkettocr/status/221475049603997696

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He has a real nice splitter!

It was pretty hard for me to tell the difference between the splitter and the slider. I got the impression the splitter was only thrown sparingly against some of the LHB's (essentially acting has his changeup) and the only way you can tell is maybe a little less tilt on the split. I played a few back on replay and still couldn't tell for sure. They both drop off the table.

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Really cool story from Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.

Miguel Gonzalez was using a glove given to him by former AA teammate Nick Adenhart. They played together in 2007 in the Angels system.

It's very sad to be reminded of such a horrible tragedy, but that's great of Gonzalez to honor his memory tonight.

https://twitter.com/billplunkettocr/status/221475049603997696

They showed and talked about that on the Angels broadcast tonight.

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So much better than the garbage outings Matusz, Arrieta, and Hunter have been delivering all year.

I hope he can stick, he should have been given a shot at the rotation weeks ago.

Not all year, but definitely a lot of the year. To be fair, each of those pitchers has pitched a few gems apiece this year:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.cgi?id=matusbr01&t=p&year=2012

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.cgi?id=arrieja01&t=p&year=2012

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.cgi?id=hunteto02&t=p&year=2012

Clearly not enough to keep them in the starting rotation in the majors, though. ;)

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Thanks DD and Fred Ferrera, Tony.

Yes. Ferreira The Shark signs him after watching nine pitches in the Mexican League, and according to Melewski's article, he benefited from working with Peterson and the biomechanical analysis.

Dare I say it? It looks like DD might have created the embryo of a winning baseball organization.

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Did you all see him on the postgame with Thorne? What a great guy. Easy to root for him, I hope this is the start of great things for him.

Yeah, I kept watching just to see him get interviewed. Very soft spoken, humble and focused. He seems like a great guy. I think we may have found something in Miguel.

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Yeah, I kept watching just to see him get interviewed. Very soft spoken, humble and focused. He seems like a great guy. I think we may have found something in Miguel.

Pretty impressive no doubt, but I think teams are going to learn to stop swinging at the filthy slider at their shoe tops after awhile.

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