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Postby johnsamo » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:12 pm

I'm rooting for the guy, but he's had good runs in Boston only to stink up the field for months on end.
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Postby great gretzky » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:51 pm

i'm waiting for the official bandwagon, thanks.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:46 pm

I wouldn't expect it to continue.
His next 3 starts are STL home, AZ away and PHIL home.
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Postby Sp_Da_Man » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:13 pm

He's been a real surprise so far this season.

He 2-starts next week so hopefully he keeps it up for another week at least.

Do you think he has an advantage since not too many of the NL hitters have seen him much?

If that's the case won't the next time he faces a team won't they have made adjustments?
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Postby thedude » Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:27 am

Wait till NL maanagers start stacking thier lineups with lefties...The results will change.
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Postby thedukeorsino » Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:59 am

He used to frustrate the hell out of me when he was on the sox, but I think he will be a damn good pitcher this year.

His WHIP has only declined throughout his career, and even last year when he had a high ERA and lower strikeout ratio than in the past.

I saw him pitch some damn good games in while with Boston, including a few against NY where he just dominated their lineup. In fact, in his time with Boston he held the Yankees to .186 average and earned a scant .92 WHIP at Yankee Stadium. It was only at Fenway when he would give it up to their lineup, or anyone elses.

His road stats have always been surprisingly better. In 2004 for instance, 7 of his 10 wins came on the road where he posted a 3.06 ERA versus his 5.35 ERA at Fenway.

The other thing that he always seemed to have problems with was simply stamina. He would be great for 5 innings or so and then come back out to get shelled in the 6th. Again, at Fenway I think he had to throw a lot more pitches than in other parks.

He's a good pitcher who has a gift for movement and an explosive, oddly timed delivery that's hard to read, sort of like a more graceful K rod. Will he win the cy young? Obviously not, but he'll be a hell of a lot better than he was in the AL East.
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Postby Mercer Boy » Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:22 am

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Postby Morrison8312 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:41 am

I just wish Wily Mo had more HRs than he did...
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Postby HYLRedSox » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:08 am

Bronson is a very interesting situation. I was excited about him in Beantown at first, then I kind of accepted him to just settle in as our 3rd/4th guy in the rotation. He was truly upset with his trade, as he aceepted less money in FA to stay in Boston.
This start is nice to see, between switching leagues and switching to a much less powerful division offensively. I root for the guy to do well. I don't think he's gonna continue at this pace. Once he's been in the NL for awhile his stats will certainly come back down to earth. Ride out the hot streak though, for sure.
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Postby thatohiosportsfan » Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:41 pm

Morrison8312 wrote:I just wish Wily Mo had more HRs than he did...


Hey bud - lets be fair...theyre tied at 2...but im pretty sure wily will hit more this...its a stretch, but i think it can happen...
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