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Postby Neato Torpedo » Sun May 17, 2009 5:35 pm

Yanks_Baby wrote:Why is Juan Cruz credited with a blown save? He came in with no outs and a man on third and first and didn't give up a hit. Sure a runner scored but it was in no way his fault. Not just that, it was in the ninth inning. It wasn't even officially a save opp. Am I wrong?

It was a save opp. He came in with a 1 run lead with runners on first and third. It doesn't matter what inning it was as long as he gave up the lead while pitching and he's not the SP. The run scored on a routine ground ball out. It wasn't his ER but it was scored while he was pitching and that's what matters. However, he certainly can't be faulted for it and it will in no way hurt his chances of continuing as interim closer.

I needed a win more, anyway. :-B
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Yanks_Baby » Sun May 17, 2009 5:47 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:
Yanks_Baby wrote:Why is Juan Cruz credited with a blown save? He came in with no outs and a man on third and first and didn't give up a hit. Sure a runner scored but it was in no way his fault. Not just that, it was in the ninth inning. It wasn't even officially a save opp. Am I wrong?

It was a save opp. He came in with a 1 run lead with runners on first and third. It doesn't matter what inning it was as long as he gave up the lead while pitching and he's not the SP. The run scored on a routine ground ball out. It wasn't his ER but it was scored while he was pitching and that's what matters. However, he certainly can't be faulted for it and it will in no way hurt his chances of continuing as interim closer.

I needed a win more, anyway. :-B

I play with net saves, so that blown save cost me 2 points in roto :~(
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby auclairkeithbc » Sun May 17, 2009 6:09 pm

Yanks_Baby wrote:I play with net saves, so that blown save cost me 2 points in roto :~(


that stinks, but worth a blown save to get a win, right?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Yanks_Baby » Sun May 17, 2009 6:16 pm

auclairkeithbc wrote:
Yanks_Baby wrote:I play with net saves, so that blown save cost me 2 points in roto :~(


that stinks, but worth a blown save to get a win, right?

Nope. I'm second in wins.

but so this post isn;t totally game commentary and the like, any news on Soria? I read that they doubt he'll be back by Friday. Anyone hear about this?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby fitz0527 » Sun May 17, 2009 7:21 pm

auclairkeithbc wrote:
Yanks_Baby wrote:I play with net saves, so that blown save cost me 2 points in roto :~(


that stinks, but worth a blown save to get a win, right?

Not when blown saves is a category in your league :~(


Mark Lowe looked great today for Seattle striking out the side throwing 99MPH heat, however, Aardsma pitched fairly well too and picked up the win.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby converge241 » Sun May 17, 2009 10:31 pm

Queen City Spunk wrote:Sampson and not Hawkins just got the save for Houston today.


Hawkins 3 out of 4 days
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Maris09 » Sun May 17, 2009 11:43 pm

NZ Eff wrote:
dssguy99 wrote:No Percy in the 9th in a save situation?????


No and so it's very apparent he is no longer the closer in Tampa.
Grab Wheeler quickly if he's available in your league. I personally think he's the guy now but wasn't used today as he's gone 3 of the past 4 days.

I'm not saying Wheeler isn't a good pickup (probably should be owned already), but I think it's a bit drastic to say that it's very apparent Percival is no longer the closer in Tampa. He hadn't gotten any work for a week, so Maddon decided to give him an inning on the 13th. Maddon also stated he didn't want Percival going a week between appearances, so he gave him another inning on the 15th. After working twice in 3 days, he got a day off yesterday, which explains why the save went to someone else.


Edit: Just saw that Percy got the nod in a Save situation today. Pitched a solid inning, striking out two. Nothing has changed in TB yet.
However, we've all seen how Maddon is not against using different guys in the 9th, so who knows what's to come.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Mon May 18, 2009 12:18 am

percy didn't get the call the other night because maddon said they were facing left handers there which percival is horrible against. percy will still get the call unless the 9th inning lineup he faces is predominantly left handed.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Maris09 » Mon May 18, 2009 12:38 am

I know Maddon said that, but I really don't think Percival was going to be used 3 out of 4 days regardless of who the hitters were going to be.
It will be interesting to see what happens the next time there are a couple of lefties due up.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby converge241 » Mon May 18, 2009 7:56 am

converge241 wrote:
Queen City Spunk wrote:Sampson and not Hawkins just got the save for Houston today.


Hawkins 3 out of 4 days


In addition to the 3 of 4 days now its come out that Hawkins' hip is hurting
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