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    Austin Kearns pitching every 5th day??

    Wasn't Austin a great high school pitcher in high school? He throws hard. He throws strikes (that throw on Saturday was perfect). Maybe he could take the mound every 5th day after Williams is shipped off to no man's land?? Honestly, I don't see how he could be worse. We need somebody, anybody to take Williams' spot. It's hard to imagine we don't have anyone better than Williams in the minors.

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    Re: Austin Kearns pitching every 5th day??

    That is in no way, realistic.
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    Re: Austin Kearns pitching every 5th day??

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC
    That is in no way, realistic.
    Yeah, it's one heck of a stretch. I will say this, yesterday was the first game I have seen Williams on t.v., and it really looked like I could hit him, which is sad. His round house curve didn't seem to buckle anyone, including lefties. In fact, lefties looked down right comfortable against him. I think he may need to head back to the minors.
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Austin Kearns pitching every 5th day??

    Quote Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC
    That is in no way, realistic.
    Oh come on, the rest of the team should just sit down. Let Austin do it all!

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    Re: Austin Kearns pitching every 5th day??

    they'll probably stick with williams, but when milton comes back, i'd like to see the lizard stay.

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    Re: Austin Kearns pitching every 5th day??

    Austin would come in and get lit up.


    ....Much like Williams.



    But we need Austin in the outfield. If Kearnsie had Dunn's defense, I'd be all for it, though.

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    Re: Austin Kearns pitching every 5th day??

    Can we get Wily Mo to restructure his contract so he can go back to AAA?

    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Austin Kearns pitching every 5th day??

    I think Jr. should pitch. Someone get on that.

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    Re: Austin Kearns pitching every 5th day??

    Austin was a pitcher in high school, and from everything I've heard, a pretty good one. Anybody have any idea why he never pitched in the minors but was almost immediately converted to an outfielder?

    I highly doubt he could pitch now even if he wanted to because of the shoulder injury.
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    Re: Austin Kearns pitching every 5th day??

    The Reds converted outfielder Mel Queen into a pitcher who won 14 games in 1967.

    Rocky Colavito was an awesome pitcher in relief.

    Dave Kingman was a pretty decent pitcher.

    Ted Williams and Stan Musial could both pitch.

    Babe Ruth was a very good pitcher.

    Jose Conseco ruined his arm in a relief appearance.

    Kearns might be able to pitch.
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    Re: Austin Kearns pitching every 5th day??

    I betya he can play third base too.
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    Re: Austin Kearns pitching every 5th day??

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered
    Can we get Wily Mo to restructure his contract so he can go back to AAA?

    I bet he has a great fastball.
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    Re: Austin Kearns pitching every 5th day??

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone
    Austin was a pitcher in high school, and from everything I've heard, a pretty good one. Anybody have any idea why he never pitched in the minors but was almost immediately converted to an outfielder?

    I highly doubt he could pitch now even if he wanted to because of the shoulder injury.
    Was it his throwing shoulder he hurt?
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    Re: Austin Kearns pitching every 5th day??

    Quote Originally Posted by George Foster
    Was it his throwing shoulder he hurt?
    I found this: "... but that home-plate collision with King in Cincinnati begat a torn labrum and rotator cuff in Kearns' right shoulder that ended his 2003 season which begat a broken left forearm last April after he was hit by a pitch, which begat a bizarre right thumb injury last June that shelved him for nearly three months."

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    Re: Austin Kearns pitching every 5th day??

    Could Larue pitch?. He is incredibly accurate in his throws back to the mound, so why not the other way around? I'm sure the Reds are saving that secret weapon until game 7 of the series against Tampa Bay.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?


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