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lollipopcurve
04-18-2012, 10:22 AM
Anybody else notice that Bray seemed unable to throw his slider in any recognizable fashion last night? Usually he throws that thing close to 50% of the time, it seems, and it always snaps. Last night, he threw almost all fastballs, and the few breaking balls he threw didn't look even professional.

Not a good sign.

LincolnparkRed
04-18-2012, 11:32 AM
Being injured all spring couldn't help

WVRedsFan
04-18-2012, 12:59 PM
I cringe everytime he goes to the mound because he hasn't been the same since his surgury. He constantly has a glossy ERA, but inherited runners often score.

Blimpie
04-18-2012, 01:18 PM
I chalk it up to lack of use.

Prior to last night's appearance, I believe that Bray had thrown a total of 2 pitches on the entire road trip.

lollipopcurve
04-18-2012, 02:20 PM
I chalk it up to lack of use.

Prior to last night's appearance, I believe that Bray had thrown a total of 2 pitches on the entire road trip.

Right. And I'm concerned that there's a reason he hasn't been used. Same reason he can't throw his slider.

RANDY IN INDY
04-18-2012, 03:18 PM
If Bray can't locate and throw his slider, he is useless to the Reds right now.

TOBTTReds
04-18-2012, 03:40 PM
Right. And I'm concerned that there's a reason he hasn't been used. Same reason he can't throw his slider.

I think he hasn't been used much because of his last spring game, which was about his third of the year. Starting in AAA would have been the best for him just to extend his Spring Training, but our pen was in need of arms (given the Simon pick up) so he started in Cincy.

alexad
04-19-2012, 08:15 AM
Bray may have trouble getting AAA batters out.

lollipopcurve
04-19-2012, 08:20 AM
I didn't see the end of last night's game. But if Bray is without his slider, there is no way he should be active right now. Get him healthy.

Benihana
04-19-2012, 02:36 PM
Maybe get Hoover up here in the interim. Bray is not a major league pitcher at the moment.