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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Nerveclinic » Wed May 27, 2009 12:57 am

jackie hayes wrote:Any reason Gutierrez is in to close out the game instead of Qualls? It's not a consecutive days thing, btw -- Qualls pitched yesterday (with not-so-great effects), but not the day before.


From Azcentral.com website

In the ninth, San Diego loaded the bases with none out. With Tony Pena and closer Chad Qualls unavailable because of heavy use, Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch stuck with Gutierrez.

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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby jpusl19 » Wed May 27, 2009 1:01 am

As a Jenks owner, any reason to be concerned with Linebrink coming in for the svop?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby djxskillz » Wed May 27, 2009 1:09 am

i was watching the angel game, and the announcers said jenks is feeling under the weather. nothing to worry about here.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby kemper5 » Wed May 27, 2009 1:20 am

Bailey with the sv for Oak tonight..He and Zeigler had not pitched in a couple days
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby TomBrooklyn » Wed May 27, 2009 1:32 am

Who would you rather take off the wire to fill a spot when not needed for a spot starter...

Brandon Morrow or Michael Wuertz?

on ESPN,

Morrow is 61% owned. He has 6 SVs, 18Ks, and 6.91/1.88 ERA/WHIP

Wuertz is 3% owned. He has 2 SVs, 2 Ws, 20Ks, and 1.96/ 0.83 ERA/WHIP.

I'm doing very good in SVs and getting murdered in ERA and WHIP.

I think Wuertz is better for me. I think he might be better for anybody, but I'm not sure. Maybe Morrows upside potential is bigger?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Wed May 27, 2009 1:48 am

kemper5 wrote:Bailey with the sv for Oak tonight..He and Zeigler had not pitched in a couple days

The question is why Bailey got the chance to close.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby AKhomebrewer » Wed May 27, 2009 1:55 am

jackie hayes wrote:Any reason Gutierrez is in to close out the game instead of Qualls? It's not a consecutive days thing, btw -- Qualls pitched yesterday (with not-so-great effects), but not the day before.

Qualls had pitched two of the preceding three days. Not sure if it was the combined 31 pitches, or the combined 6H, 3ER that kept him seated Tuesday night. But there's been no open discussion of a demotion, so he should be back.
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby eneric » Wed May 27, 2009 8:27 am

Wed, May 27

RHP Andrew Bailey recorded his second save and he appears poised to be the A's closer much of not all of the time. Manager Bob Geren has said he will not name an outright closer, but Bailey entered Tuesday night's game with a one-run lead in the ninth and retired all three men he faced, striking out two. His 37 strikeouts are the most among major-league relievers.

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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby kemper5 » Wed May 27, 2009 9:44 am

Why would Bailey be worthy? Look at the last 2 weeks work between both men..

Bailey - 8 IP, 4 ER, 9 H, 5 BB 1 Save
Ziegler - 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 H, 4 BB, 1 Save

Give it to the Rookie?
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Re: 2009 Closers Thread (No Game Commentary Please)

Postby Cards07Champs » Wed May 27, 2009 10:21 am

In fairness, a fair amount of damage has been done to Bailey in the 2nd inning of his outings in those last 2 weeks and even more came when he was asked to enter into a bases loaded, no out situation created by Springer.

In the first inning of his appearances over those same outings you get:

6 IP -- 6 H -- 3 bb -- 2 ER -- 11 Ks

His WHIP's obviously high but a nearly 4-1 K/BB ratio surely turned some heads (not to mention punching out 15+/9). If you're looking at how someone is likely to perform as a conventional closer, 1 IP stints are what you should probably focus on. Bailey's shown some dominant peripherals in those situations and I think the A's want to know if they have a long term option there in what has otherwise been a lost season.
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