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    Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by WebScorpion View Post
    Not sure what happened with the setback at this point. Bailey just pitched in Toledo on regular rest and went 5.1 innings, 72 pitches, 48 strikes, 6 Ks, 1 BB, 3 hits, 0 runs. In short, he looked like a Major League pitcher should look in AAA...he dominated them. I watched part of the game on MiLB.TV and he looked really relaxed in the 6th when he got to his pitch count. He looked like he could have gone another inning or two, but I guess it's better that they not tax him early. I'd guess he's ready to pitch the opener against Florida on Friday and go 80-90 pitches. We could use the shot in the arm.

    Oh yeah, the Bats are winning 9-0 in the 7th and Homer's in line for the W.
    It wasn't on regular rest. He had 7 days between starts. He needed the extra time because his arm was sore. Lets see how he feels and throws in 5 days before he's promoted.
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    Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation

    Leake sure is making it interesting. Could it be Wood that goes down? I don't think it should be, but I wonder if it's a consideration?

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    Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    Leake sure is making it interesting. Could it be Wood that goes down? I don't think it should be, but I wonder if it's a consideration?
    It has to be in consideration. There's only so many spots.

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    Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation

    Trade on the horizon? One of the 6 for a serious bat?

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    Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    Leake continues to make this decision more interesting. Any chance it could be Travis Wood who goes down?
    Wood has had one poor outing this year. IMO I wouldn't touch Arroyo, Leake, or Wood when it comes time to activate Cueto and Bailey.

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    Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Wood has had one poor outing this year. IMO I wouldn't touch Arroyo, Leake, or Wood when it comes time to activate Cueto and Bailey.
    Two, AZ and the Pirates both chased him early

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    Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation

    Bailey to relief and Lecure to the minors. Tell Homer that he's next in case someone falters or gets hurt. Let Wood and Leake duke it out since right now it is fairly even.

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    Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation

    Personally I think we've simply GOT to make a trade. LeCure's been very solid too. And toss into that equation the fact that Chapman's going to be starting too (hopefully starting next season). If we can't get a legitimate improvement in LF or SS (BOTH offensively AND defensively...not just one sided), then I'd be happy with a nice re-stock of the farm system (AA and below).

    Of course all of this is based on us assuming that Bailey & Cueto will indeed be coming back and will pitch well. That's a big assumption considering the volatility of pitchers in general.

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    Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation

    Wood shouldn't even be in the discussion to be sent down, IMO. He's pitched well in three of his five starts and his peripherals are right in line with that they were last season 7.62 K/9, 2.22 BB/9).
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation

    I'm not sure that Wood will survive this one, if one of the starters is close to returning.

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    Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Two, AZ and the Pirates both chased him early
    Make that three.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation

    What I posted in tonights game thread....

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Wood versus Pitt./Ariz./Flor.

    11.2 ip / 23 h / 19 er / 5 bb / 10 k's

    And that's against some Juggernaut offenses.
    Right now, he's our leader for being sent down...and it's not really very close IMO.

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    Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation

    Wood still shouldn't be in the discussion to be sent down, IMO. Yeah, he was off tonight but if Bruce catches that flyball in the first inning then the Marlins probably don't score that inning. His K/BB and HR rates are all still very solid. He was our best starter last year, he deserves some time to turn things around.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    Wood still shouldn't be in the discussion to be sent down, IMO. Yeah, he was off tonight but if Bruce catches that flyball in the first inning then the Marlins probably don't score that inning. His K/BB and HR rates are all still very solid. He was our best starter last year, he deserves some time to turn things around.
    That's a very favorable way to look at Wood's situation.

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    Re: Leake vs. Volquez & The Starting Rotation

    If Wood has one more outing like tonight, Id send him down when Bailey is ready
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