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Postby jcook3127 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:01 pm

Exactly...I saw the graphic at the beginning of the ball game..and it's true..

He's a sub 4 ERA pitcher on 5+ days rest...he's got like a 4.9 ERA on regular rest..the guy just never adjusted to the 5 man rotation...plus, that fast ball that was 88 on regular rest was hitting 93 today..just a different guy
Why don't they just get a house that's already painted?
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Postby Maris09 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:24 pm

I think a big part of the success today (and really what's turned the Sox around as of late), is letting Varitek catch. Yeah the guy does nothing offensively, but what he does for pitchers and in terms of calling the game is immeasurable.

Salty never was a very good receiver or game caller (from the short time he's spent behind the plate in Atl/Texas), and really with all the other offense that Boston lineup will eventually show, they really don't need much from the catcher spot in the order.

I think the Sox will eventually have to go out and get themselves another good receiver to go with Varitek. Maybe Benji Molina?
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:55 pm

Now what? Pick him up again? Gosh! %-6
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Postby Skin Blues » Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:08 pm

Yeah, I just dropped him for Chris Freakin Davis last night... how embarrassing would it be to put a FAAB claim in for him?
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Postby mweir145 » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:21 pm

The Jays have always struggled against him. It doesn't even matter that most of their players have changed since 2007.
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Postby thedude » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:27 pm

Absolutely another great game yesterday. 1 hit, which was an infield single to short, 3 walks, zero earned runs, and 9 ks in 8 ip.

He has great talent, though I still wouldn't be surprised by a lousy outing next start.
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Postby MasterX1918 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:04 pm

yeah he's been pitching methodically as of late, his offspeed stuff has been much better and his fastball is finally where it should be (closer to 92) and has been cutting alot more.
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Re: Nothin like a little Daisuke to cure what ails ya

Postby thedude » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:53 pm

MasterX1918 wrote:yeah he's been pitching methodically as of late, his offspeed stuff has been much better and his fastball is finally where it should be (closer to 92) and has been cutting alot more.


Last night was his best game judging by game score. This was also his best back to back starts. His previous best back to back starts came in June and July 2007.

Obviously too soon to predict that the greatness will continue, but this is a very good sign.
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