Just posted by Fay
Just posted by Fay
Would rather have seen LeCure sent down, but thrilled that Bray's back regardless.
I'd rather listen to Kelch read the phone book than suffer through Thom Brennaman's attempt to make every instance on the field the most important event since the discovery of manned space flight. -westofyou
I hope this means that Hoover is going to be stretched out to starter's innings...We're a little thin on the ground in case of an injury in the rotation.
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I also hope Hoover is stretched out to start. Glad to see Bray back, hopefully he can be sharp right away.
Can you change the title to Hoover swept away to Louisville?
Zero lefties in the rotation and now three in the pen. Weird.
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With Bray's history, I have no doubt he'll be on the DL again by the end of the month. I don't know if it's bad luck or what.
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I think Ondrusek was more deserving. And I hate to be a jerk about it, but if you keep him down there long enough, you don't have to worry about an arbitration raise. He's the only person in the bullpen with mediocre peripherals. This is coming from someone whose favorite player is Ondrusek, too.
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Hoover has to learn to avoid all the fly balls if he's going to stay a Red. He has a good K rate, but he is an extreme fly ball pitcher. Not a good fit for GABP. I'm sure they will work with him to neutralize that tendency if possible.
Well with a tight game tonight I doubt we see Bray. We'll see Dusty save him for a low leverage time to use him for the first time in a while.
Does anybody have the statistics on Bray's effectiveness with inherited runners? I feel like he always let's them score but it could just be perception.
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