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Postby Chicago » Thu Mar 21, 2002 2:33 am

Read this today online:

Los Angeles starter Kevin Brown (0-1) left the game after getting hit in the right knee by a line drive off the bat of Daryle Ward during the third inning. Brown gave up eight runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings.



He got rocked and got hurt. No news if there's anything serious, but makes you wonder if Brown is still an elite pitcher.
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Postby Arlo » Thu Mar 21, 2002 3:48 am

I wouldn't worry too much about the box score - even Pedro gets lit up in spring training when he's tinkering with his mechanics - but a line drive to the knee is scary. Let's hope it doesn't leave any lingering effects.
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Postby Dan » Thu Mar 21, 2002 2:45 pm

right, wouldnt really bother, either. Its the preseason...they would do it with me as a precaution, too...
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Oouch.

Postby Chicago » Thu Apr 04, 2002 2:45 am

He got rocked again yesterday. If you drafted Brown high, I'd be sweating right about now.
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Postby Arlo » Thu Apr 04, 2002 5:31 am

Definitely time to start worrying. Brown's control seems decent, but if his velocity doesn't improve, it could be a long year for his owners.
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Postby Dan » Thu Apr 04, 2002 11:21 am

*Sweat*
*sweat*

I drafted him in the second round in one league as the next to last pick in that round. I thought it was quite a smart move at that time, considering how high he was last year! I knew it was somehow a risk, and knew, too, what I can hear from all the guys know: "I told you that"

well, I still think it wasnt a bad move (considering ARod, my first pick in that league, hit a whopping .000 in the first two games it was a REAL bad start into the season), maybe Kevin will have a few more bad outings in April, but he for sure will come back. I bet on it. So it may be a wise move to bench him for know and put him back into the lineup when he starts putting the hitters away again.

So in my point ov view, he will come back and help your team a lot in the coming months! Dont forget, the season is long!
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Postby Arlo » Thu Apr 04, 2002 11:29 am

Yeah, the season's long, thankfully. Can you imagine how worried we'd all be if baseball had 16 game seasons like the nfl? :-o
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Postby Dan » Thu Apr 04, 2002 11:37 am

but I guess in that case the teams themselves would be worried most...
then Arizona would be almost unbeatable, you could go with two pitchers :-D
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Postby uanap » Thu Apr 04, 2002 1:11 pm

As an Arizona fan I WISH we could go with two starters. Especially after blowing that game to the Padres last night.
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Postby brdmaverick » Thu Jul 31, 2003 11:25 am

Arlo wrote:Definitely time to start worrying. Brown's control seems decent, but if his velocity doesn't improve, it could be a long year for his owners.



nah, don't sweat it, I bet he'll be just fine. In fact, he is All Star material.
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