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    Eric Milton pitched well tonight

    I just think with all the topics and threads about Milton that are so negative, I would start a good one and say that he pitched well tonight. Hopefully it can carry over.

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    Re: Eric Milton pitched well tonight

    Hopefully this is all part of a plot by Krivsky and Narron to keep his ERA down to get some sucker to trade for him.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Eric Milton pitched well tonight

    I grudgingly admit, yes. he did pitch well. On a side note, did I hear Marty say the game was a sellout?

    For some reason that's very surreal to me.
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    Re: Eric Milton pitched well tonight

    Don't tell Milton

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    Re: Eric Milton pitched well tonight

    How many FB's did he throw tonight? I'll probably find out tomorrow at work but it had to be under 50%. I like his/Ross' pitch selections.

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    Re: Eric Milton pitched well tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by AvesIce51 View Post
    How many FB's did he throw tonight? I'll probably find out tomorrow at work but it had to be under 50%. I like his/Ross' pitch selections.
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    Re: Eric Milton pitched well tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    Hopefully this is all part of a plot by Krivsky and Narron to keep his ERA down to get some sucker to trade for him.
    Exactly
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    Re: Eric Milton pitched well tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I just think with all the topics and threads about Milton that are so negative, I would start a good one and say that he pitched well tonight. Hopefully it can carry over.
    I didn't get to watch the game tonight so it's good to hear. His line looked good from his last start but his velocity was very poor so his last outing wasn't as impressive as it may have looked in the box score.

    Did you notice what his velocity was like tonight?
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    Re: Eric Milton pitched well tonight

    Milton is a great example of why the "quality start" is misleading. We need a "dominant start" stat...maybe 7 IP 2 ER???? Anyone?

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    Re: Eric Milton pitched well tonight

    Milton was topping out at about 88 but he had a good change, 73-74.

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    Re: Eric Milton pitched well tonight

    He was spotting the FB well, didn't leave it out over the plate, changed speeds well, and was hitting his spots.

    Welch did a good job of explaining why Milton pitched well with an 88 mph FB tonight, but got his brains beat in with it the last two years.

    If Milton continues to evolve in his ability to pitch with a different approach, he will be able to continue his major league career after this year. But trying to blow folks away with 88mph heat does not work, of course.

    Hamels pitched very well, of course, but he also does not blow folks away. His FB was about 91 tonight, but he has such a good changeup that it makes it look a lot quicker.

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    Re: Eric Milton pitched well tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Milton is a great example of why the "quality start" is misleading. We need a "dominant start" stat...maybe 7 IP 2 ER???? Anyone?
    I think the term quality is start is okay. It basically is saying you keep your team in the game and give them a chance to win.
    If a guy just allows 3 runs in 6 ip then you are giving your team a chance.

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    Re: Eric Milton pitched well tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    I grudgingly admit, yes. he did pitch well. On a side note, did I hear Marty say the game was a sellout?

    For some reason that's very surreal to me.
    I was there and it was a sellout... looked like a lot of walk-ups... weather, perhaps? Could also be the promo (but only 20,000 received it). Usually, in my perch at the very top of the ballpark I'm pretty much by myself, but I was surrounded by people last night and tonight.
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    Re: Eric Milton pitched well tonight

    Quote Originally Posted by jmac View Post
    I think the term quality is start is okay. It basically is saying you keep your team in the game and give them a chance to win.
    If a guy just allows 3 runs in 6 ip then you are giving your team a chance.
    Thats true but if I recall...Harang and Milton were similar in quality starts last year...Milton may have even had the edge...I'm too tired to check. There needs to be a stat to separate the men from the boys (in between a shutout and quality start).

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    Re: Eric Milton pitched well tonight

    After tonight, our starters(if my calculations are correct)have gone 112.2 IP, 50 ER for a 4.01 ERA. And we're nothing more than a .500 team right now. It's an absolute shame that our offense is wasting this great pitching.


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