ShadyChrs wrote:shasty mcnasty wrote:ShadyChrs wrote:Salty has given up 4 SBs today. I know he is an excellent defensive catcher, but it's still helps efforts to get him out of McCann's shadow
i can't tell what you're trying to say here...
how can Salty be, "an excellent defensive catcher" and also give up 4 SBs today? Do you mean he's a good receiver, just has a bad arm, or are they stealing on the pitcher today, or what? And how will this game get him out of McCann's shadow? Do you mean out of McCann' shadow and out from behind the plate since everyone and their mom is stealing on him, or what? I'm confused by the post, and in general, i'd like to know about his abilities defensively...
I meant that while he is rated as a very good defensive catcher(better then McCann), any time you give up 5 SB's it hurts your chances of getting starts there. I meant out of his shadow as in stalking his footsteps, which I realize know was a botched, mixed metaphor.
Today, Saltalamacchia had an off day. Normally, he throws bullets to second base, but today he had 3 straight balls the tailed on him and hit the runner. He even threw a bad ball on a pitchout.
If you are asking whether or not he or McCann is the better defensive catcher, I would have to say Saltalamacchia is. McCann is having an awful time blocking balls. Yesterday, McCann let a ball skip away from him on a third strike, and he couldn't throw out the runner. What happened? A two-run single the next AB.
For all of you frustrated McCann owners, you can predict when he is going ot have an off day. Day after night games and the double header you should have known about. He is getting better though, and is hitting the ball hard.