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Of Parnell's 94 minor-league appearances, 92 came as a starter. He technically has four pitches - a fastball, sinker, slider and changeup - although he's relied mostly on the fastball/sinker combo as a reliever since his Sept.15 debut last season. Minor-league teammates used to rib Parnell because his velocity would reside in the low-90s, then leap 5 mph when he got into trouble.
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Nails86 wrote:OddManout is correct. As a Mets fan, we have not seen ANY of his secondary stuff out of the pen. This start will tell us a lot on where he is in terms of being able to throw his other pitches effectively for strikes. I would imagine that he will be on a strict pitch count seeing as he has been in the pen all year and it was a very impulsive decision to start him. I would take a wait and see approach.
Mortician wrote:Yeah, theres no way he makes it 5 innings, unless he's throwing a no-hitter, or close to it. He'll never get it in under the pitch count
buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:Mortician wrote:Yeah, theres no way he makes it 5 innings, unless he's throwing a no-hitter, or close to it. He'll never get it in under the pitch count
Haha dude, start we were talking about was last night. And yeah, he only made it into the 3rd before they had to pull him, and he didn't even pitch well....
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