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 Post subject: Week of 3/11-3/17 Spring Training Game Thread
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:55 pm 
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Too late for today's game, but whatever.


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As I mentioned in the other thread, the TV gun had Garza working 85-89. I hope it was a slow gun. I don't recall where it had Lilly.


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As I mentioned in the other thread, the TV gun had Garza working 85-89. I hope it was a slow gun. I don't recall where it had Lilly.


I'm (wishfully) guessing it was screwed up since they stopped showing speeds.


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Yeah I didn't see any pitcher hit higher than 89 today. I was surprised to see McKirahan get an inning of work today. The gun for him was similar to Garza and he seemed to have a real solid breaking ball, but I hadn't heard much about him. Saw that he was a 21st round pick out of Texas that was expected to be a loogy. His limited numbers last year during were pretty impressive. Anyone have some more info on the guy?


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Cubs radio today is Len and Keith. That should be an interesting listen.


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Jackson
Byrd
Stewart
Soriano
LaHair
Soto
Barney
Clevenger DH
Lake

Maholm pitching

about as interesting (fun) lineup we can get.

Edit: just realized Castro isn't playing, thought we were only missing Rizzo.


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Soriano better save some of these for the season.


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Jesus Christ, Soriano.
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Another ball absolutely crushed by Soriano. What else is new? :D

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Soriano crushed one.

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Marmol has been rather uninspiring so far this spring.

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I wonder if Joe Mather can actually win himself a spot on the bench.

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Marmol rocked again... I'd rather not start the season with him as closer.

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Marmol rocked again... I'd rather not start the season with him as closer.


On top of the usual "It's ST" caveat, Marmol is predominantly a breaking ball pitcher re-tooling his mechanics in the dry Arizona air. There are bound to be rough innings.


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I wonder if Joe Mather can actually win himself a spot on the bench.


we're about 2 strong games from WSR touting him as the next bryan lahair.

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ctcf wrote:
I wonder if Joe Mather can actually win himself a spot on the bench.


we're about 2 strong games from WSR touting him as the next bryan lahair.

http://www.northsidebaseball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=60617&p=2765769&hilit=mather#p2765769


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Marmol rocked again... I'd rather not start the season with him as closer.


On top of the usual "It's ST" caveat, Marmol is predominantly a breaking ball pitcher re-tooling his mechanics in the dry Arizona air. There are bound to be rough innings.


Aramis Fan will not hear such things; Marmol in Arizona is not a new occurrence, it's been pointed out to AF before how being there can effect Marmol's pitching.

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Good outing from Volstad so far. Mather staying hot. LaHair continuing to struggle.

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3AB's for LaHair today
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He's seen 10 pitches and swung at 9 of them. Not even a foul tip to his credit.


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Rizzobomb just caused a Lengasm.


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Rizzobomb just caused a Lengasm.


Yeah, he really got excited on that call.

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Apparently, Sveum doesn't like to pinch the middle infield in DP situations, preferring the optimal alignment to minimize giving up a hit.

I have no idea if that's better or not than the conventional wisdom, but I like that he thinks about stuff like that.


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Does Rizzo have a chance to be the opening day starter at 1B, if LaHair continues to be awful at playing baseball?

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Does Rizzo have a chance to be the opening day starter at 1B, if LaHair continues to be awful at playing baseball?


Not even a little. They are bent on getting him some more AAA time. If nothing else, to save a year of service time.


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