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    Yu Darvish

    This guy is looking like money well spent. Did I really hear what MLB Network just said -- he pitched from the stretch the entire game, just to work on his mechanics? And pitched 8+ innings of shutout baseball against the Yankees in the process? Wow.
    "I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN

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    Re: Yu Darvish

    No big deal. A lot of pitchers have pitched the entire game against the Yankees from the stretch. Well, as long as they were in the game.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    No big deal. A lot of pitchers have pitched the entire game against the Yankees from the stretch. Well, as long as they were in the game.

    I turned the game on and couldn't figure out why he was pitching from the stretch with nobody on. Michael Kay said he's tough on his catchers- he has seven legitimate pitches and they only have 5 fingers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutaman View Post
    I turned the game on and couldn't figure out why he was pitching from the stretch with nobody on. Michael Kay said he's tough on his catchers- he has seven legitimate pitches and they only have 5 fingers.
    I thought I had heard that he had like TEN pitches but for now was mainly concentrating on 4? I thought I heard one of the Baseball Tonight guys say something to the effect of "he's only using like 4 pitches from his large repertoire right now, imagine if he was using 'em ALL with this much effectiveness" (not an exact quote, just getting their point across).

    I mean wow, if his full repertoire is 7/8/9/10...whatever # of pitches, and he begins incorporating them into his game w/the same effectiveness he was having last night, that would really be something Talk about keeping a lot of hitters very confused and unable to really "learn" him!

    The Rangers are simply an awesome team, period. As well all well know, over the course of a 162 game long baseball season, anything can happen, but I absolutely will not be surprised to see them make their 3rd World Series in a row and I think if they DO, 3rd time will be the charm. Can you imagine making it to THREE WS in a ROW and NOT winning it for a 3rd time?! Ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikdavrut View Post
    I thought I had heard that he had like TEN pitches but for now was mainly concentrating on 4? I thought I heard one of the Baseball Tonight guys say something to the effect of "he's only using like 4 pitches from his large repertoire right now, imagine if he was using 'em ALL with this much effectiveness" (not an exact quote, just getting their point across).

    I mean wow, if his full repertoire is 7/8/9/10...whatever # of pitches, and he begins incorporating them into his game w/the same effectiveness he was having last night, that would really be something Talk about keeping a lot of hitters very confused and unable to really "learn" him!

    The Rangers are simply an awesome team, period. As well all well know, over the course of a 162 game long baseball season, anything can happen, but I absolutely will not be surprised to see them make their 3rd World Series in a row and I think if they DO, 3rd time will be the charm. Can you imagine making it to THREE WS in a ROW and NOT winning it for a 3rd time?! Ouch!
    On Baseball Tonite Timmy Kirkjin said that the Rangers were wanting him to work on just the 4 pitches. He said that he had 7 pitches but "ONLY" 5 were really effective...LOL. I think Darvish has a chance to be really special, and he is doing it for a team that scores a tom of runs. AMAZING

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    Re: Yu Darvish

    Quote Originally Posted by mikdavrut View Post
    I thought I had heard that he had like TEN pitches but for now was mainly concentrating on 4? I thought I heard one of the Baseball Tonight guys say something to the effect of "he's only using like 4 pitches from his large repertoire right now, imagine if he was using 'em ALL with this much effectiveness" (not an exact quote, just getting their point across).

    I mean wow, if his full repertoire is 7/8/9/10...whatever # of pitches, and he begins incorporating them into his game w/the same effectiveness he was having last night, that would really be something Talk about keeping a lot of hitters very confused and unable to really "learn" him!

    The Rangers are simply an awesome team, period. As well all well know, over the course of a 162 game long baseball season, anything can happen, but I absolutely will not be surprised to see them make their 3rd World Series in a row and I think if they DO, 3rd time will be the charm. Can you imagine making it to THREE WS in a ROW and NOT winning it for a 3rd time?! Ouch!
    I remember Daisuke Matsuzaka threw like 8 pitches, including the infamous "Gyroball" (still haven't seen it). Just saying.

    To be fair, he has a much larger build than Dice-K, so his fastball should be more effective. For a Japanese guy, he is huge. Maybe it's not the best comparison.

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    Re: Yu Darvish

    I bet the Yankees wish they had bid a little more on Darvish. Would have been better than giving up Montero in a trade.


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