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Is Mike Adams, stud pitcher for the San Diego Padres, better than your teams closer?

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4/29 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Mike Adams

Postby wrveres » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:04 am

Miss me? :-]

Some good news. The Lakers advanced to face Dallas. Those games are almost a must dvr because of the antics of Mark Cuban. The Padres didn't lose. They didn't score again, but the point is, they didn't lose.

Oh, and apparently baseball scribes everywhere have discovered the pitching genius of one .. .. Mike Adams.

here's some stuff ive been reading on my day off.
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Mike Adams: Better Than Your Team's Closer: Since he gave up a three-run home run to Bengie Molina in 2008, he’s been one of the best pitchers of the game, with a 1.35 ERA over 133 innings. Over his last three seasons, he’s posted ERAs of 0.73 and 1.76, with a 0.75 ERA so far this season. Now, it’s worth noting that ERA is an imperfect metric, and he does play in Petco National Park, but those are still numbers to gawk at. His 0.73 ERA in 2009 is in some pretty heady and amusing company for a partial season. Video
The Sludge Merchant strikes again.
Nick Piecoro: Be wary when considering radar gun readings. Former Padres GM (now Diamondbacks GM) Kevin Towers told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that the club would tinker with the pitch speeds from time to time. Every time Brad Penny pitched for the Dodgers in San Diego, the club would dial down the radar gun to frustrate him
you guys really should be reading RJ. Consider it homework.
R.J. White: Ryan Theriot, STL (33 percent). Theriot hasn’t hit over .300 since 2008, but he’s posted a .311 average thus far leading off for the Cardinals. If he can keep his on-base percentage up he should score a massive amount of runs for the Cardinals while chipping in his fifth straight 20-steal campaign, making him a great three-category fantasy player at a discount price.
Good write up on McCarthy's new lease on an MLB career. (i.e. life)
Kyle Boddy: In my opinion, McCarthy's new delivery is a huge upgrade on many levels. He's obviously getting much better results with it, but the new delivery promotes rotation significantly better by doing a superior job of finishing rotated to the target while his trunk is "stacked" more efficiently. He is "loading" his scapula in a better pattern, which may help to limit injury given his history of scapular stress fractures without any loss of velocity
Bondsian? This thread is about to eclipse 200 posts.

Hey mweir. Jose Baustista couldn't hold Barry Bonds jock!!!!
Aaron Murray: Jose Bautista has been tearing it up at the plate this year, posting a ridiculous slash line of .356/.515/.767/.540 (BA/OBP/SLG/wOBA.) Yes it's early and yes we're dealing with a small sample size here but the simple fact is that pitchers must be soiling themselves whenever Bautista steps into the box. He's a scary hitter. Just how scary he is can perhaps best be judged by how he's being treated by opposing pitchers. And how are they treating him? Like the best pure hitter baseball has ever seen. Barry Bonds got pitched around a lot; after his fifth year in the league his K rate was higher than his BB rate exactly zero times. He was a scary hitter, pitchers knew it, and his career BB rate of 20.3%, second all time behind Ted Williams' 20.6% mark, is as good a testament to this as anything. Right now Bautista is walking at a 24.7% clip. Sure, there are factors of patience and protection involved but the simple fact is that pitchers do not want to pitch to this guy.
Beyond the Box Score: Is Haren-Weaver The AL's Best Pitching Duo?
DRaysBay: The Same Ol' Story for B.J. Upton
Jonah Keri: Could Ike Davis Be Better than We Think?
Ray Guilfoyle: Five Pitchers To Buy Now
Starting to love these Anniversaries. We should do a research contest with these. Here's todays. How many 3 HR games did Larry Walker have?!?!? The winner gets an autographed photo of Bigh0rt blowing chunks in a New York alleyway, sans pants. In HD!
Anniversaries:
* 1988 Orioles lose, falling to 0-21 on the year.
* 1989 Rickey Henderson sets record with his 36th leadoff home run. Bobby Bonds had “only” 35 of them.
* 1994 Mark McGwire fans with the bases load to end a game for the only time in his career. BOS 4, OAK 1
* 1999 Second time Larry Walker belts three home runs in one game. He gets eight RBI in 9-7 Colorado win over St. Louis.
* 2001 Geoff Jenkins hits three homers in one game, and collects six RBI in Brewers’ 8-4 win over the Expos
* 2004 Fourth time Steve Finley bangs out three homers in a game
* 2006 Barry Bonds gets his 1,356th extra base hit, tying Babe Ruth for third-most ever.
* 2006 Kevin Mench of the Texas Rangers homers in the seventh straight game.
Brian Sabean? Are you ****ing kidding me?
Ben Nicholson-Smith: Ever wonder which GMs have held their positions the longest?
1 Brian Sabean, Giants, 1996
2 Billy Beane, Athletics, 1997
3 Brian Cashman, Yankees, 1998
4 Dan O'Dowd, Rockies, 1999
5 Kenny Williams, White Sox, 2000
6 ...
Everybody ready for a SD Padres - LA Thugs weekend? I know i am.

Dodgers suck!
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Todays Games

Postby wrveres » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:08 am

Todays Games - Todays Weather - Bullpen report

Blue Jays (12-13) @ Yankees (14-8), 7:05pm
TOR: Ricky Romero (26, LHP, 1-3, 3.00)
NYY: Freddy Garcia (36, RHP, 1-0, 0.69)

Tigers (12-13) @ Indians (16-8), 7:05pm
DET: Max Scherzer (26, RHP, 4-0, 3.19)
CLE: Jeanmar Gomez (23, RHP, 0-1, 7.36)

Angels (14-11) @ Rays (13-11), 7:10pm
LAA: Ervin Santana (28, RHP, 0-3, 5.51)
TBR: David Price (25, LHP, 3-2, 3.19)

Mariners (11-15) @ RedSox (11-13), 7:10pm
SEA: Jason Vargas (28, LHP, 0-2, 5.53)
BOS: Daisuke Matsuzaka (30, RHP, 2-2, 4.09)

Orioles (10-13) @ WhiteSox (10-16), 8:10pm
BAL: Jake Arrieta (25, RHP, 2-1, 4.94)
CHW: John Danks (26, LHP, 0-3, 3.27)

Twins (9-14) @ Royals (12-13), 8:10pm
MIN: Scott Baker (29, RHP, 1-2, 3.24)
KCR: Bruce Chen (34, LHP, 3-1, 3.86)

Rangers (15-10) @ Athletics (12-13), 10:05pm
TEX: C.J. Wilson (30, LHP, 3-0, 3.51)
OAK: Trevor Cahill (23, RHP, 3-0, 2.30)

Giants (12-12) @ Nationals (11-13), 7:05pm
SFG: Tim Lincecum (27, RHP, 2-2, 2.70)
WSN: Jason Marquis (32, RHP, 2-0, 3.55)

Mets (11-14) @ Phillies (16-8), 7:05pm
NYM: Mike Pelfrey (27, RHP, 1-2, 7.23)
PHI: Vance Worley (23, RHP, 0-0, undef)

Marlins (15-8) @ Reds (13-12), 7:10pm
FLA: Javier Vazquez (35, RHP, 1-2, 6.52)
CIN: Travis Wood (24, LHP, 1-2, 5.40)

Cardinals (13-11) @ Braves (13-13), 7:35pm
STL: Chris Carpenter (36, RHP, 0-2, 3.90)
ATL: Tim Hudson (35, RHP, 3-2, 3.57)

Brewers (12-12) @ Astros (9-15), 8:05pm
MIL: Shaun Marcum (29, RHP, 2-1, 2.73)
HOU: Brett Myers (30, RHP, 1-0, 3.31)

Pirates (11-14) @ Rockies (16-7), 8:40pm
PIT: Kevin Correia (30, RHP, 3-2, 3.48)
COL: Jhoulys Chacin (23, RHP, 3-1, 2.67)

Cubs (10-14) @ D'backs (11-13), 9:40pm
CHC: Carlos Zambrano (30, RHP, 2-1, 5.28)
ARI: Armando Galarraga (29, RHP, 3-1, 6.00)

Padres (9-16) @ Dodgers (13-13), 10:10pm
SDP: Clayton Richard (27, LHP, 1-1, 3.95)
LAD: Ted Lilly (35, LHP, 1-2, 5.13)
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Re: 4/29 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Mike Adam

Postby jpbusta » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:04 am

Scherzer and Myers going for me today though the Indians have been scoring a lot of runs lately :-o
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Re: 4/29 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Mike Adam

Postby wrveres » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:44 am

Scott Baker, and nothing more on the mound today. (weekly leagues excluded of course)
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Re: 4/29 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Mike Adam

Postby wrveres » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:15 am

updates i know you all have been waiting for.
Tom Krasovic wrote:Among all Padres starters past and present who pitched at least 100 innings at Petco, who has the best ERA? None other than Wade LeBlanc. At 2.72 he is ahead of Jake Peavy (2.74), Clayton Richard (2.74), Chris Young (2.85) and Jon Garland (3.00). LeBlanc's career road ERA? 6.26.
Geoff Young wrote:The Padres have been shut out seven times in their first 25 games of 2011. This exceeds their total for the entire seasons of 1990 (six), 1995 (six), and 2004 (three). It also, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, marks a new MLB record for times being shut out in April. Your San Diego Padres. Overachievers.
Jed Hoyer Chat wrote:The ballpark plays differently during the day. Balls to the gaps can go for home runs. At night fly balls die in the air. Line drives to left field can leave the ballpark. Adrian Gonzalez didn't hit one home run after 8 o'clock last year. He had a 11 home runs at Petco and 6 of them were during the day. The latest he hit a home run at home was in the 4th inning .. .. The Phillies are 22-4 at Petco Park. Hoyer says they are built for this ballpark with "big power" and excellent pitching. "They're a good team anywhere." Their record is probably "somewhat fluke-ish".
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Re: 4/29 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Mike Adam

Postby jpbusta » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:27 am

wrveres wrote:updates i know you all have been waiting for.
Tom Krasovic wrote:Among all Padres starters past and present who pitched at least 100 innings at Petco, who has the best ERA? None other than Wade LeBlanc. At 2.72 he is ahead of Jake Peavy (2.74), Clayton Richard (2.74), Chris Young (2.85) and Jon Garland (3.00). LeBlanc's career road ERA? 6.26.
Geoff Young wrote:The Padres have been shut out seven times in their first 25 games of 2011. This exceeds their total for the entire seasons of 1990 (six), 1995 (six), and 2004 (three). It also, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, marks a new MLB record for times being shut out in April. Your San Diego Padres. Overachievers.
Jed Hoyer Chat wrote:The ballpark plays differently during the day. Balls to the gaps can go for home runs. At night fly balls die in the air. Line drives to left field can leave the ballpark. Adrian Gonzalez didn't hit one home run after 8 o'clock last year. He had a 11 home runs at Petco and 6 of them were during the day. The latest he hit a home run at home was in the 4th inning .. .. The Phillies are 22-4 at Petco Park. Hoyer says they are built for this ballpark with "big power" and excellent pitching. "They're a good team anywhere." Their record is probably "somewhat fluke-ish".


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Re: 4/29 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Mike Adam

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:55 am

wrveres wrote:Miss me? :-]


Yes, but you forgot to congratulate William and Kate :-o

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Re: 4/29 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Mike Adam

Postby wrveres » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:08 am

AussieDodger wrote:
wrveres wrote:Miss me? :-]
Yes, but you forgot to congratulate William and Kate :-o
pass.. thank god for "Married with Children". There is literally nothing on tv but that garbage. ...


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Re: 4/29 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Mike Adam

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:25 am

wrveres wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:
wrveres wrote:Miss me? :-]
Yes, but you forgot to congratulate William and Kate :-o
pass.. thank god for "Married with Children". There is literally nothing on tv but that garbage. ...


Psh barbarian :-°

You're missing out, Kate = hot :-L
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Re: 4/29 Venting, Cheering, Huff's Ding Dongs, and Mike Adam

Postby Inukchuk » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:36 am

Nice to see Adams getting some love. The guy is an absolute monster. I'd like to see what he could do with the closer job once (if) Bell goes...
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