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Thread: 6/27 Minors Updates

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    Re: 6/27 Minors Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I've wondered for a while how many strikeouts he got in Low-A ball due simply to the fact that nobody down there has probably ever seen a Knuckle Curve before.
    Knuckle curves don't do anything different than a regular curve does. Spins the same way and breaks the same way. It is just the fact that the pitcher tucks his index fingernail down on the ball so his "highest/top" knuckle is pressed against the ball. It sometimes causes a sharper break, but I think it is more of a way for a guy to keep the pressure on the middle finger.

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    Re: 6/27 Minors Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by 11larkin11 View Post
    Mesoraco went 1-5 with a single, GIDP and had a passed ball.
    ummm..not a great start...2 for 9...heck its only 2 games

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi-Town Red View Post
    ummm..not a great start...2 for 9...heck its only 2 games
    Only 2 games is right. He's 18 years old, just graduated from high school, just won a state championship, just signed a million dollar contract. On top of all that, he has to move away from his family for the first time. His head is probably spinning.

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    Re: 6/27 Minors Updates

    i guess we all want our #1 to hit .700 the first year

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    Re: 6/27 Minors Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Chi-Town Red View Post
    i guess we all want our #1 to hit .700 the first year
    Only one poster has such expectations.

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    Re: 6/27 Minors Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Chi-Town Red View Post
    ummm..not a great start...2 for 9...heck its only 2 games
    Gee, 1 extra bloop singe or soft ground ball, and his .333 start would have everyong gushing.

    He's got a 2 game hitting streak going...that's a good thing.

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    Re: 6/27 Minors Updates

    It's so funny listening to Reds fans talk about our prospects. Mesoraco is off to a bad start after nine atbats. Sean Watson has two bad outings and we're ready to write him off. Carlos Fisher has a string of 10 bad innings, but of course those ten innings are more telling than his previous 80+ innings of roughly 1.50 ERA ball. I know the Reds have stunk for a while, but you don't have to always assume the worst.


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