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Postby West Coast Fan » Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:10 pm

With all the hype around Riley, I thought I'd ask what everyone thought of Sergio Mirte. Cubs fill-in starter pending Prior's return in going again today.

Is he worth picking up? What's his upside? downside? Can we get 10 pages of posts before his next start?

I'm taking a chance on a couple of my teams, primarily H2H and dropped Contreras for Mirte. What are ya'all doing about Mirte?
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Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:44 pm

I saw him pitch a few innings in Atlanta and he looked pretty good.

He is only 23 and I am pretty sure that he is headed to the bullpen once Glendon Rusch is ready.
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Postby West Coast Fan » Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:05 pm

bump

Nobody has an opinion on this guy??
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Postby tal1286 » Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:45 pm

i don't know too much about him but I can't imagine it would be too smart to use a marginal pitcherlike rusch rather than a pitcher who has a potential upside like mirte
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Postby wannabthechamp » Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:52 pm

Yeah, I wouldn't expect Rusch to take over that spot, as long as Mitre pitches well enough, he'll have that spot until Prior returns.
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Postby West Coast Fan » Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:40 pm

Well, while everyone hyped Riley of the O's, Sergio pitching 4 scoreless innings and K'd 5.
I can't see Rusch starting for the Cubs. Middle relief and mop up work at best.
Does Sergio throw heat like the rest of the cubs, or sinkerball pitcher?
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Postby Leiter Fan » Wed Apr 21, 2004 9:11 pm

Yeah, but he was staked to an 8-run lead before he even took the mound. That can add a lot to the comfort level.

I wonder how he'd do in a pitcher's duel.
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Postby wannabthechamp » Wed Apr 21, 2004 9:12 pm

Agreed, he was comfortable with an 8 run lead and just went right after guys and got the job done...wait until he faces a better hitting team before picking him up.
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Postby Baseballer02 » Wed Apr 21, 2004 9:13 pm

Leiter Fan wrote:Yeah, but he was staked to an 8-run lead before he even took the mound. That can add a lot to the comfort level.

I wonder how he'd do in a pitcher's duel.


With the 8 run lead in the first, he probably already felt he had the game won, so I doubt he was bringing out the best in him, while he would surely do so in pitcher's duel. Am I right? Just some food for thought. :-D
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Postby Leiter Fan » Wed Apr 21, 2004 9:24 pm

Baseballer02 wrote:
Leiter Fan wrote:Yeah, but he was staked to an 8-run lead before he even took the mound. That can add a lot to the comfort level.

I wonder how he'd do in a pitcher's duel.


With the 8 run lead in the first, he probably already felt he had the game won, so I doubt he was bringing out the best in him, while he would surely do so in pitcher's duel. Am I right? Just some food for thought. :-D


Generally, pitchers feel more of a need to be careful and nibble the strike zone if its a close game. In most cases, pitchers pitch better when they have a huge lead, because they feel more comfortable challenging the hitters.
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