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What can we expect from Brandon McCarthy

Postby baseballyes » Sat May 13, 2006 3:34 pm

What are reasonable expectations for McCarthy now that he is in the rotation - for now. How good is this kid?

Also, what are his chances of say, replacing Garland if he pitches well. I know Ken Williams has gone on record saying that he plans to secure McCarthy a rotation spot before 2007.
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Postby j24jags » Sat May 13, 2006 3:42 pm

i think vs MIN and CHC his starts could look like this:
6 IP, 1-2 ER, 3-4 H, 2 BBs, 5-6 Ks, W (per start)
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Postby OneLoveBoomer » Sat May 13, 2006 3:43 pm

Yeah that's what I'm expecting. If you're wondering whether or not to start him Monday, I'm thinking a certain yes.
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Postby Raf » Sat May 13, 2006 4:02 pm

They should leave him in and take garland out when contreras comes back if mccarthy flourishes.
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Postby Fireball Express » Sun May 14, 2006 1:15 am

I wouldn't start him on Monday b/c he won't be pitching. With the rain out this past week all Chi SPs are pushed back a day. He'll start on Tuesday @TB. He may pick up a 2nd start on Sunday vs the Cubs but that has yet to be determined.
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Postby 5 » Sun May 14, 2006 1:20 pm

McCarthy's supposed to matchup against Kazmir on Tuesday and like Fireball said, the second start is up in the air...since Contreras is due back.
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