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MrMadison

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #150: June 08, 2008, 02:47:02 PM »
double play coming.

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #151: June 08, 2008, 02:47:19 PM »
Let's get another DP!

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #152: June 08, 2008, 02:47:28 PM »
he's following your advice and it isn't working too well.



Those were curves.  His slider is his best pitch. 

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #153: June 08, 2008, 02:47:28 PM »
The way this game has been going, I have to expect a DP here.

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #154: June 08, 2008, 02:48:16 PM »
These are the types of days when I REALLY hated being a catcher.

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #155: June 08, 2008, 02:48:50 PM »
Mock looks tired. He can't throw anything for a strike. His fastball is moving all over the place. Earlier in the game he was throwing it 90 and right on the corners.

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #156: June 08, 2008, 02:48:54 PM »
come on Mock, get it together.

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #157: June 08, 2008, 02:49:13 PM »
Bullcrap.

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #158: June 08, 2008, 02:49:19 PM »
Why won't he just throw his 4-seam fastball?

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #159: June 08, 2008, 02:49:22 PM »
Hopefully someone is warming up, MANNY!

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #160: June 08, 2008, 02:49:56 PM »
Why throw that pitch on a 3-1 count? Throw your 4-seamer down the middle!!!

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #161: June 08, 2008, 02:49:57 PM »
No more control for Mock.

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #162: June 08, 2008, 02:50:32 PM »
He fell apart. Walked 3 batters this inning alone. I can't stand pitchers that are afraid of the strike zone.

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #163: June 08, 2008, 02:51:05 PM »
ok, so he wasn't great, but he wasn't terrible.

and he burned out in the 5th inning.  I wouldn't send him down just yet, keep him up here and see how he does in his next start.

that said, what was it about Mock that made him MORE ready for a call-up than Balester?

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #164: June 08, 2008, 02:51:09 PM »
Good job Mock.

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #165: June 08, 2008, 02:51:18 PM »
No win possible for Mock. I did see some good things, but he doesn't look quite ready yet. Maybe another start or two will be good for him.

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #166: June 08, 2008, 02:51:18 PM »
He is playing with house money.  He has pitched pretty badly all day, just getting lucky on hard hit double plays. 

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #167: June 08, 2008, 02:51:40 PM »
He petered out very quickly. His fastball was consistently around 90 and he was hitting his spots nicely early in the game. It was also a pretty straight fastball with little movement.

Right now his fastball is sinking and diving all over the place and he's lost movement. It's like he's unintentionally throwing cutters and sinkers rather than throwing his normal straight 4-seam fastball.

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #168: June 08, 2008, 02:51:48 PM »
I don't think he made a good case for himself today. He will be optioned after today's game to make room for Clippard.

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #169: June 08, 2008, 02:52:24 PM »
ok, so he wasn't great, but he wasn't terrible.

and he burned out in the 5th inning.  I wouldn't send him down just yet, keep him up here and see how he does in his next start.

that said, what was it about Mock that made him MORE ready for a call-up than Balester?

He was pitching a lot better than Balester when he was called up. No more than 3 runs in a game in his last 9 starts. Including only 8 walks.

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #170: June 08, 2008, 02:52:25 PM »
ok, so he wasn't great, but he wasn't terrible.

and he burned out in the 5th inning.  I wouldn't send him down just yet, keep him up here and see how he does in his next start.

that said, what was it about Mock that made him MORE ready for a call-up than Balester?
Mock is much more closer to being ML-ready than Balester. Balester gives up a ton of HRs and he has poor control.

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #171: June 08, 2008, 02:52:37 PM »
Accuracy is key here, Saul!

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #172: June 08, 2008, 02:53:22 PM »
When does Rivera ever come in and not start 2-0?

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #173: June 08, 2008, 02:53:27 PM »
Saul has been a train wreck of late. 

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Re: Nationals vs Giants, Game 3
« Reply #174: June 08, 2008, 02:54:34 PM »
I doubt this is true, but maybe that extremely short outing the other day by Mock messed w/ him.