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Havok1517 wrote:fitz0527 wrote:rookies and cream wrote:Mike Gonzalez not looking good. Doesn't look like he has any control of his pitches.
He looked downright bad out there tonight. Granted, Diaz should have caught that ball to wipe away the lead off double but still...Nieves swinging at what would have been ball 4, no control, yuck. Hope he bounces back.
I think he'll be fine. It looks like he's just starting slowly. His velocity and stuff is still there but his location is off and he seemed to be aiming the ball some when he got hit. A slight mechanical tweak might be needed.
Zhangman1 wrote:2 questions:
1. if it wasn't for injuries, would soriano be the closer over gonzalez?
2. Would Shields or Arrendando get a shot at closing if fuentes goes down permanently?
McClellan was called upon to get the final two outs on Friday night after Jason Motte allowed two hits in the ninth inning, the Associated Press reports.
Recommendation: Don't assume that McClellan is the man now. For starters, he was originally warming up as a side session, having not pitched in four days. Manager Tony La Russa's comments about Motte after the game were somewhat cryptic: "We had McClellan behind him if we needed him. Some day, (Motte) will look at these and he will learn from them. We're not at that point yet. Certainly, when you had a couple of guys on, I thought it was time to go get him."
"We had McClellan behind him if we needed him. Some day, (Motte) will look at these and he will learn from them. We're not at that point yet. Certainly, when you had a couple of guys on, I thought it was time to go get him."
Cardinals: Jason Motte got another chance to make good in the ninth with a two-run lead, but Tony La Russa kept him on a short leash and the kid was pulled after allowing two singles to his first three batters. Kyle McClellan, one of the universally ignored options in the Cardinals bullpen, put the fire out, whiffing Kaz Matsui and getting Hunter Pence to ground out (La Russa called McClellan's stuff "nasty"). Who gets the next save in St. Louis, Todd Worrell? It's a full-blown committee, friends.
GiantsFan14 wrote:aardsma just picked up a 2 inning save for the Ms
Neato Torpedo wrote:Syfo-Dyas wrote:The only thing Gregg was responsible, that he walked Duffy, and Hart. But he didnt have his curveball, still he pitched well enough to get the save.
Defense let him down.
Yes, the only thing he was responsible for was walking a speedy hitter ahead of a power hitter, and then doing it again. Almost every single pitch he missed low, low, low, and he bounced it twice. 4 hits, 3 walks, 3 ER in his first 2 innings as a Cub doesn't impress me much. Not absolving the Cubs defense but Gregg was far from good, or even solid; even if you assume that all four hits he allowed were because of poor defense, he still walked three guys.
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