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Postby jdh » Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:20 am

I don't understand why the Marlins keep allowing this guy to take the mound in pressure situations. He's already proven not just this year (with his choking down the stretch and so far in the playoffs), but throughout his career that he folds like a house of cards in any kind of big game or under any kind of pressure. Why would you let someone like that play in critical situations like extra innings in the playoffs? Looper is the type of pitcher that needs to be relegated to a team like the Tigers or to mop up duty, because he is awful.
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Postby Madison » Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:49 am

Rough second half for Looper that has evidently carried over to the postseason. Most likely has lost all confidence in himself by now.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:05 am

Who would you rather have on your team with the pressure on, Looper or Benitez? It's a tough call. I'm just curious.
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Postby wrveres » Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:11 am

either of them .... they would just be relagated to Mop Up Duty .... :-)
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Postby jdh » Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:12 am

Both are terrible under pressure but I'd take Benitez over Looper for two reasons. For one, Benitez has proven that he can be a devestatingly effective closer at times in his career and if he is on, he can be very automatic. Secondly, in a pressure situation, the ability to strike a batter out is very important. Benitez has always had a very high strikeout rate, while Looper's strikeout rate has been below average to poor throughout his career, despite his mid to high 90s fastball.
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Postby eftda » Sat Oct 11, 2003 10:46 am

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Postby EugeneStyles » Sat Oct 11, 2003 10:55 am

Just curious, who would you rather have had them trot out there at that point? Pavano? Fox and Urbina were already used up. The Marlins have a decent bullpen, but it isn't exactly Lidge, Dotel, and Wagner over there.
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Postby eftda » Sat Oct 11, 2003 10:57 am

EugeneStyles wrote:Just curious, who would you rather have had them trot out there at that point? Pavano? Fox and Urbina were already used up. The Marlins have a decent bullpen, but it isn't exactly Lidge, Dotel, and Wagner over there.



yea, but he should go out there. He should have been left off the roster (should have been sent down in Aug). He had a 6+ era in the 2nd half... he sucks
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sat Oct 11, 2003 11:58 am

I don't know that they had much of a choice. Plus, maybe they just wanted the game to end. All these extra inning games can't be good for Pudges knees.
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Postby DK » Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:04 pm

Absolutely Adequate wrote:Who would you rather have on your team with the pressure on, Looper or Benitez? It's a tough call. I'm just curious.


Looper. maybe i'm biased, but looper.
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