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Thread: Did Milton earn another start after Today's performance?

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    Did Milton earn another start after Today's performance?

    5 2/3 Innings 4 earned runs 10 hits 1 BB 6 K's. Not awful but certainly not great! Threw alot of pitches and started to tire in the sixth. Narron should have pulled him after the first double of the inninng. He had to know five innings was going to be about his limit today. I'd say give him at least a couple more stars. Let him build some arm strength. I also didn't think his velocity was where it needs to be. Maybe if het gets a couple more starts he'll improve. Time will tell.

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    Re: Did Milton earn another start after Today's performance?

    God lets hope not but I'm sure the answer is yes.
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    Re: Did Milton earn another start after Today's performance?

    You can't cut him after one start, but I'd sure not be sleeping real well for the next couple weeks if I were in Eric's shoes.
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    Re: Did Milton earn another start after Today's performance?

    My notes:

    1. Milton should never go past the 5th inning, that's why he should be no more than the #5 starter. Guys kill him the 2nd and 3rd time through the lineup historically.

    2. His leg wasn't landing very far down the hill through his delivery at all. He was throwing with nothing but his arm. I don't usually pay close attention to these things, but it was very apparent to me as I watched the game today. Maybe he just had a lot of stiffness from the cold.

    3. 10 hits in 5.2 is a lot. And most of them were hit hard, in warmer weather, that'll be worse.

    4. Even with all that, he DID keep us relatively close.

    He probably earned another start in the eyes of Jerry Narron though.

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    Re: Did Milton earn another start after Today's performance?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    You can't cut him after one start, .


    sure you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    sure you can.
    OK, you can.... but they wont.

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    Re: Did Milton earn another start after Today's performance?

    If they started him today they'll start him tomorrow (figuratively speaking).

    Milton is a totally known quantity.

    Even today he could have just as easily given up 8 as he did 4. He throws meatballs.

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    Re: Did Milton earn another start after Today's performance?

    did Milton's performance for the day earn another start...15.87 H/9 from today. that's all i'm saying.
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    Re: Did Milton earn another start after Today's performance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenlord View Post
    did Milton's performance for the day earn another start...15.87 H/9 from today. that's all i'm saying.


    So in other words: YES.

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    Re: Did Milton earn another start after Today's performance?

    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    1. Milton should never go past the 5th inning, that's why he should be no more than the #5 starter. Guys kill him the 2nd and 3rd time through the lineup historically.
    This is a very good point, and one that everyone in baseball seems to know, except for Narron.
    If he were to be kept for an extended period of time, keep him on a strict 5-inning limit.

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    Re: Did Milton earn another start after Today's performance?

    He was one out away from a quality start. I think that qualifies for another opportunity particularly from your #5 starter.

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    Re: Did Milton earn another start after Today's performance?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    You can't cut him after one start, but I'd sure not be sleeping real well for the next couple weeks if I were in Eric's shoes.
    if it was me, I'd be sleeping just fine, counting 9 million sheep over and over.

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    Re: Did Milton earn another start after Today's performance?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    This is a very good point, and one that everyone in baseball seems to know, except for Narron.
    If he were to be kept for an extended period of time, keep him on a strict 5-inning limit.
    I would rather keep him on a 5-pitch limit.

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    Re: Did Milton earn another start after Today's performance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenlord View Post
    did Milton's performance for the day earn another start...15.87 H/9 from today. that's all i'm saying.
    Not that I don't agree with you, but by this logic, Lohse gives up 13.5 H/9.

    Although the hits he gave up weren't quite as hammered as Uncle Milty's.
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    Re: Did Milton earn another start after Today's performance?

    I think they should have let him start in the minors some more to see if he could get his fastball back over 86-88 mph.


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