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Bedard rocked: 2 IP, 6 ER


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I saw the game tonight and was going to start a thread on it but I see you've beaten me to it. I hadn't seen him pitch this year and obviously it was a crap start. However, I noticed he wasn't doing his little hip twist with nearly the same exageration he was last year. I wonder if this isn't a sign of an injury or continued aggravation w his hip. I was hoping if someone else who has seen him pitch this year can either verify or deny what I saw tonight.

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Yeah, he pretty much blew tonight.

He's only been hitting 90-91 with his fb in a lot of his games.

Did you see the game? The Texas feed had him at 92-3 quite a bit tonight, which is what I'd expect from him for the most part.

Did you notice what I was talking about concerning his mechanics? I've been trying to have this conversation all night, over here and on Sunspot, but it seems nobody's seen him pitch.

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Well I'm a M's fan so I don't really know what he looked like before. And on Seattle boradcast he was hitting 90-91, which he has been doing a lot this season. His cb command is there, but his fb command has been spotty. Up, down, outside, etc.

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Well I'm a M's fan so I don't really know what he looked like before. And on Seattle boradcast he was hitting 90-91, which he has been doing a lot this season. His cb command is there, but his fb command has been spotty. Up, down, outside, etc.

Well, I noticed his "different" mechanics tonight within a few pitches. And then I got to see the results. If his mechanics were different then I would think it would explain two things: 1) His command, and 2) The fact that the Rangers got a lot of good swings off him tonight. More tonight than in any game I saw him pitch last year including Opening Day.

I'm not overreacting. I realize it's only one start and his results to this point have been fine, if (besides era) not as dominating as last year. I'm just curious if my eyes are lying to me and would like to hear others input.

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Someone on a Mariners blog agrees with you:

"I have been comparing Bedard's motion today to his motion last year for the past couple hours. There is no question he is not getting the quick turn with his hip that he did last year. It seems as though he is holding up and is trying to put much less stress on his body, specifically the hip. This is troubling to me and it is quite evident."

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We got rid of the guy at just the right time. He probally will be on and off the DL for the rest of the season.

And that is exactly why MacPhail had to make the deal when he did. Bedard's value was high at the time, and the risk of holding on to him into the current season was a bet that he wouldn't get injured.

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I saw the game tonight and was going to start a thread on it but I see you've beaten me to it. I hadn't seen him pitch this year and obviously it was a crap start. However, I noticed he wasn't doing his little hip twist with nearly the same exageration he was last year. I wonder if this isn't a sign of an injury or continued aggravation w his hip. I was hoping if someone else who has seen him pitch this year can either verify or deny what I saw tonight.

I pretty much watch all of Bedard's starts. I didn't notice anything different with his motion. Since there was a running on at all times (which is very rare for Bedard) you saw him pitch for the stretch more. He does things with his windup to keep runners from running on him (i.e. quick step, starring at the runner) which doesn't make him turn his hips as much.

I also saw Bedard in the 92-3 mph range on his fastball which is where he should be at in a month or two.

What I did notice is that Bedard is not comfortable with Kenji at all. I think we will see Bedard pitching to Burke at all times now.

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I pretty much watch all of Bedard's starts. I didn't notice anything different with his motion. Since there was a running on at all times (which is very rare for Bedard) you saw him pitch for the stretch more. He does things with his windup to keep runners from running on him (i.e. quick step, starring at the runner) which doesn't make him turn his hips as much.

I also saw Bedard in the 92-3 mph range on his fastball which is where he should be at in a month or two.

What I did notice is that Bedard is not comfortable with Kenji at all. I think we will see Bedard pitching to Burke at all times now.

I was pretty sure prior to this start that Burke was designated Bedard's personal catcher. I didnt realize he threw to Jojima last night.

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