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Postby jacktowner » Wed May 12, 2010 10:24 am

If games only lasted 5 innings, Slowey would be a Top 50 starter right now. Why can't he continue his success the entire game? He had only 2 hits last night going into the 5th inning, and came out in the 5th with 8 total hits and 5 ER.

He's 4-3 now with a 4.62 ERA and 1.56 WHIP. He's not a lost cause yet, but I will probably only start him with favorable matchups until he can make some improvements.
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Re: Off to a Slow(ey) Start

Postby mt99808 » Wed May 12, 2010 10:31 am

I was going to post something similar last night. I don't have any actual numbers to back it up but every freaking start he's awesome for 3 or 4 innings and then just blows up.
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Re: Off to a Slow(ey) Start

Postby The Mighty Trow » Wed May 12, 2010 11:40 am

His ERA for his first 15 pitches is 12.60.
His ERA for pitches 16-59 is 2.58
His ERA for pitches 91-105 is 16.88.
After pitch 60 his WHIP jumps from the low 1.teens to 2+

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Re: Off to a Slow(ey) Start

Postby Maris09 » Wed May 12, 2010 11:48 am

jacktowner wrote:If games only lasted 5 innings, Slowey would be a Top 50 starter right now. Why can't he continue his success the entire game? He had only 2 hits last night going into the 5th inning, and came out in the 5th with 8 total hits and 5 ER.

He's 4-3 now with a 4.62 ERA and 1.56 WHIP. He's not a lost cause yet, but I will probably only start him with favorable matchups until he can make some improvements.

I remember Scott Baker having the same problem last year.
Hopefully it changes for Slowey because I'm having a hard time starting him nowadays.
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Re: Off to a Slow(ey) Start

Postby kab21 » Thu May 13, 2010 2:09 am

Despite his decent k rate he's a contact pitcher that gives up flyballs. So when things go bad they are going to get ugly. And the same goes for Baker but at the end of the season both will have nice but not great numbers.
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Re: Off to a Slow(ey) Start

Postby Tony Micelli » Thu May 13, 2010 2:17 am

Slowey also had off season wrist surgery with screws inserted into said wrist. Sounds like a pretty hardcore procedure, but he still managed to be ready for spring training and start the season on time. I'm not saying the wrist surgery is the reason why he's doing well .... but it could have something to do with it.
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Re: Off to a Slow(ey) Start

Postby thejusman1 » Mon May 17, 2010 5:09 pm

So who is throwing him out there tonight against Toronto?
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Re: Off to a Slow(ey) Start

Postby DaSh 1s » Mon May 17, 2010 5:33 pm

I am, but its H2H so I'm not as worried about Ratios on Monday.
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Re: Off to a Slow(ey) Start

Postby Pochucker » Mon May 17, 2010 5:35 pm

I sat him down and Floyd --put in Latos (week late) and Holland.
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Re: Off to a Slow(ey) Start

Postby jacktowner » Mon May 17, 2010 5:43 pm

Even though the Twins are picked to win, I think I'm going to sit Slowey tonight against the Jays (in a roto league).
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