Coddington is 2 for 4 with a season avg at an even .300
I hope they both move to Sarasota and piss that Dayton writer off some more.
SOo what's the deal with Wiley? He's supposed to be one of the those "toolsy" guys isn't he? The OBP is "Tonys Gutierrez-esque" and he's starting to show some pop lately.
Kevin Barker 9 for his last 14 with 3 doubles and a HR.
I was at the Bats game tonight. Not much to report. Drew Stubbs had a bad night in the field. Chris Heisey is a professional hitter. Wes Bankston can't play defense at third base. Chris Valaika wasn't very impressive. Ben Jukich had better stuff than I expected--he worked 87-89 mph on his fastball and hit 90 mph, but he only threw a couple of good breaking balls. Pedro Viola has great stuff--he worked 93-95 mph and hit 96 mph a couple of times, while throwing a wild but nasty breaking ball. Zach Stewart was effective. It seemed like he was sneeking his fastball by everybody because he wasn't throwing all that hard--working about 90-92 mph. I don't remember any great offspeed pitchers or anything, but like I said he was effective. The biggest observation of the night for me was the disappointing state of Jared Burton. He just isn't the same pitcher the Reds acquired a couple of years ago. He can't change speeds or get any movement on his pitches, and his fastball has lost a ton of velocity. He was only throwing 88-90 mph while occasionally touching 91 mph. He really didn't look all that different from any of the other pitchers I saw in the game...
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"On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."
That's two reports like that. The Reds must have told him to slow things down a bit the rest of the season to rest his arm or something. Most people don't lose 3-4 MPH off their fastball after they move to the bullpen.Zach Stewart was effective. It seemed like he was sneeking his fastball by everybody because he wasn't throwing all that hard--working about 90-92 mph.
He's supposed to have great movement.That's two reports like that. The Reds must have told him to slow things down a bit the rest of the season to rest his arm or something. Most people don't lose 3-4 MPH off their fastball after they move to the bullpen.
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Trust me Sapplet has some guns and he's built like a little fireplug, I dont have any video and these photos are hard to make anything out, when I saw him he reminded me of Billy Hatcher.
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