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Postby StudentOfTheGame » Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:23 pm

Anyone know how hard he's throwing these days? Last year he was hitting 97 with all of his fastballs, but I was watching one of his recent starts and the gun showed 91-92. Can any Brew Crew fans confirm this big dip in velocity. I've been looking to trade for him, because I know he can be dominant when his fastball is as good as it was last year because it really sets up his devastating curve. I think he can still be very effective throwing in the low 90s, but he can really own opposing hitters if he's throwing 95 plus.
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Postby superfly » Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:22 pm

He was hitting 96 the last game.
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Postby BuckeyeSal » Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:53 pm

CBS had him as pitcher of the month. I think he's doing just fine.
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Postby baseballnewb » Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:18 pm

He was 4-1 with a 2.66 ERA and 1.02 WHIP with 39 K's in 44 IP in July. I wouldn't be too worried about him. That was in home games against SF, Ari, Was and road games against Stl, Atl and Fla, so he faced some decent teams in there.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:12 pm

Making the assumption that one is using an ordinary cotton queen-sized sheet, if you crumple one up into a ball I would suspect that you could achieve a velocity somewhere in the 15-25 mph range.
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Postby Kingctb27 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:22 pm

Around 95-96 consistently.
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Postby Yoda » Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:36 pm

I didn't hear anything regarding loss in velocity. Since he is a pitcher that throws strikes, I would think that any loss in velocity would result in him getting hammered. He's doing opposite of getting hammered so I gotta believe that he is fine.

The biggest turnaround (and I mentioned this over a month ago) has been keeping the ball in the park. In July, he gave up 4 long balls in 6 starts.

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He should keep getting better as he is probably getting into a groove. Nice time to own him.
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Postby DK » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:07 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:Making the assumption that one is using an ordinary cotton queen-sized sheet, if you crumple one up into a ball I would suspect that you could achieve a velocity somewhere in the 15-25 mph range.


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Postby George_Foreman » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:11 pm

just more of TheYanks's helpful sarcasm and wit. ;-7

I'm just amazed he was able to refrain from commenting about how the pillow case was doing 'roids.
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Postby Yoda » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:47 pm

George_Foreman wrote:just more of TheYanks's helpful sarcasm and wit. ;-7

I'm just amazed he was able to refrain from commenting about how the pillow case was doing 'roids.


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