Tag: arizona diamondbacks

Aug 07

Joe Ross: About Last Night (8/6)

When I think of a wipeout slider, I think of Chris Sale, Yu Darvish, and Max Scherzer. The big guns. Guys who make a living striking out unsuspecting batters with a variety of pitches and riches of embarrassment. Joe Ross (3-3) isn’t the first name that comes to mind. His slider is good, but it …

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Aug 06

Gio Gonzalez: About Last Night (8/5)

Sometimes I wonder if Gio Gonzalez’s curveball is too good. Oh, he threw one to Wellington Castillo in the first that absolutely froze the right-handed hitting catcher. He did the same to Chris Owings in the second. Both were punch outs and both on sweeping hooks that buckled the knees of the righties. You don’t …

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Aug 05

Max Scherzer: About Last Night

Prior to his July 30 start against Miami, Max Scherzer hadn’t walked three batters in game this season, and now he’s done it in back-to-back starts. Important? Meaningful? Scherzer has sort of been a strike throwing machine this season, sporting an impressive and career best 1.27 BB/9 while owning a pretty ridiculous 8.23 strikeouts for …

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Aug 04

Doug Fister: About Last Night

On a night where the Nationals needed Doug Fister to pitch well and return the team to their winning ways, he struggled to keep the ball down and the Diamondbacks touched him for three home runs and five earned runs. David Peralta and Welington Castillo went back-to-back in the fourth and much like Sunday, the …

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Jun 08

deGrom and My Favorite Pitch: the Change

Sometimes I think that Ron Darling is the better looking, more talented, much smarter version of me. He sits in the SNY booth with Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez, drops a little knowledge on us fools watching the game, and then he leaves in a stretch limousine with tinted windows still seething from the latest …

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Jun 05

Mets Win, Murphy Exits Game Early

I have to admit that today was supposed to be a good day. Despite the fact that I’ll be outside all day working on the yard (still better than a day in the office, sitting in an uncomfortable chair while staring at a computer screen) I felt pretty good. I won a bag of Black …

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