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Re: Gio is getting called up!!!!

Postby EverybodyHits » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:32 am

encouraging outing. up next is tampa who i believe presents a slightly easier matchup then toronto. although some may disagree. and pitching in oakland is always a good thing. i will be tempted to pick him up for that game, but no tears shed if another owner grabs him first.
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Re: Gio is getting called up!!!!

Postby RocketsDWM » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:43 am

Gio Gonzalez took a loss in his major league debut after allowing four runs in six-plus innings against the Blue Jays.

Gonzalez allowed four hits, walked two and struck out four. 55 of his 95 pitches were strikes. He started off throwing 90-91 with his heater, but he was typically at 87-88 by the end of his outing. That's not really anything new for him, though. Gonzalez will face the Rays next time out.


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Thu, Aug 7 LHP Gio Gonzalez made his major league debut on Wednesday night in Toronto. After allowing a three-run homer to Rod Barajas in the first inning, Gonzalez settled down and didn't allow a hit from the second through the sixth innings, retiring 16 of 17.


Yahoo. The bold part is the most important part of the two blurbs. Encouraging but I dont think I will be starting him v Tampa. Especially if that start is on the road.
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Re: Gio is getting called up!!!!

Postby Old_Style » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:20 am

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Encouraging but I dont think I will be starting him v Tampa. Especially if that start is on the road.


It's going to be at Oakland, which will make the idea of starting him a little more enticing.
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Re: Gio is getting called up!!!!

Postby RocketsDWM » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:45 am

Old_Style wrote:
RocketsDWM wrote:
Encouraging but I dont think I will be starting him v Tampa. Especially if that start is on the road.


It's going to be at Oakland, which will make the idea of starting him a little more enticing.


:-? That makes it a bit more complicated. I guess it depends on how well Tampa is hitting at that moment. I just have this feeling Longoria will have a big game.
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Re: Gio is getting called up!!!!

Postby Yoda » Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:39 pm

I don't need the stats so I'll probably sit him until I can figure out whether he will be helpful this year or not.
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Re: Gio is getting called up!!!!

Postby rotoquest » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:43 pm

Gonzalez settled down and didn't allow a hit from the second through the sixth innings, retiring 16 of 17.


He had a 3 hitter through 6 innings which is pretty damn good for a 1st performance at the MLB level. After the first inning when he settled down and he looked great for 5 innings in a row, and only pitched to one guy in the 7th who singled and eventually came around to score via the bullpen. The 5th inning was impressive as he only used 8 pitches to get all 3 outs, and the 6th inning he only used 11. I am going to start him in oakland where his nerves should be calmer, and he will hopefully get out of the gate better.
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Re: Gio is getting called up!!!!

Postby hett2333 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:05 pm

WIth Gio being a two start pitcher at home this upcoming week, would you feel confident starting him in a h2h league?
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Re: Gio is getting called up!!!!

Postby cnote23 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:44 am

really for me I am stashinghim intill I get some starts under his belt.
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Re: Gio is getting called up!!!!

Postby jake_harv88 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:29 am

I'm absolutely making this start today. The rays have a .724 OPS vs lefties (.765 vs righties), and a .725 OPS on the road (.779 at home). Also the lineup no longer features Carl Crawford or Evan Longoria ;-D
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Re: Gio is getting called up!!!!

Postby Zhangman1 » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:14 am

jake_harv88 wrote:I'm absolutely making this start today. The rays have a .724 OPS vs lefties (.765 vs righties), and a .725 OPS on the road (.779 at home). Also the lineup no longer features Carl Crawford or Evan Longoria ;-D


yea...up until longoria went out, i was hesitant...but a depleted rays team that has trouble vs. Lefties in addition to pitching at home makes this a good matchup to me
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