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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:35 am

anyone watch the game? did his stuff look close to spring training despite only 3Ks?
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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby NZ Eff » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:45 am

His sinker was on yesterday and his fast ball was decent but that was about it. He is a decent play against below average to average teams but he will have a few ordinary outings so start him wisely.
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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:50 am

did he bust out his improved change-up he used in spring?
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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby Apollo » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:11 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:anyone watch the game? did his stuff look close to spring training despite only 3Ks?


I watched the game, and to be honest every single pitch looked the same. 86-89 mph with a lot of sink. If he was throwing changeups, I couldn't have picked them out. However, for the most part the White Sox looked completely overmatched. They were hitting one weak grounder after another, with an occasional pop-up. They hit two balls hard all day, and those turned out to be solo homers.

I think the lesson was that Jake can be pretty dominant, but when the sinker doesn't sink it looks really fat. I imagine any Indians fan already knew that. For all the weak rollers he was getting, he got hardly any swing-and-misses, so I'm not sure where the spring training strikeouts were coming from. He was really effective but think the k's were a mirage.
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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:12 pm

damn he should use that new and improved change-up instead of going sinker crazy. he got bulk of his Ks in spring with the change up. he oughta mix it in there as an out pitch once in a while...
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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby bobbing_headz » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:08 am

Haven't seen him pitch yet but with his CG win (albeit kinda of a fluke) I just grabbed him. I think he's a very nice 4th or 5th SP if he keeps up these numbers. Looks like he's transitioning very nicely from ST to the regular season.
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Re: Jake 'no mistake' Westbrook

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:23 am

we need some Ks jake! ;-D
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