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Padres vs Rockies

Joey has really come on his past 3/4 outings.

He and Lauer( and Paddack as well) are all learning on the fly. AG NEEDS to keep them out there to work through rough patches. Looks like it's starting to pay dividends.

Everyone needs time to grow into the player they will truly be. Successive, Paddack and Lauer all have growing to do. 80% of this team will improve exponentially in the next couple of years. The pitching staff and lineup both. We don't need to make any moves. We just have to wait a year or two for everyone to grow up.

Agreed.

Our young pitchers are the key to us getting a lot better really quick. I'm holding onto as many of the young guns as I can.

Obviously, we need help in the OF and I imagine opposing GM's will be asking for these kids. AJ just needs to hold tight, we do not need to sell low.

Quote from David Nevin on September 7, 2019, 9:31 pm

Inning #1.

Joey strikes out the side....all looking....on 12 pitches.

Story/Blackmon/Arenado

 

Saw the highlights, great inning.

Yates in the game that is tied. Brilliant move AG, here comes another loss.

Lauer goes 6, giving up 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks( WHIP of 1.00) ......on 83 pitches......and he got pulled? This is the perfect learning environment for our young pitcher - to figure out how to continue concentrating on getting one guy at a time.

Opportunity lost.

Quote from WindsorUK on September 8, 2019, 4:18 pm

Lauer goes 6, giving up 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks( WHIP of 1.00) ......on 83 pitches......and he got pulled? This is the perfect learning environment for our young pitcher - to figure out how to continue concentrating on getting one guy at a time.

Opportunity lost.

But baseball as a whole, no longer cares about the SP going past 6 innings. MLB teams simply do not want 85% of SP facing the top of the line up a 3rd time. Numbers just dont support most guys going a 3rd time through the line up. There are exceptions, but for awhile the new rule is going to be face the line up twice and turn it over to the bullpen.

Quote from BoosterSD on September 8, 2019, 3:55 pm

Yates in the game that is tied. Brilliant move AG, here comes another loss.

I was right there with you but it worked out.  Lauer continues to show signs of becoming a solid #4.

Lauer is a solid #4 in a solid rotation. But he will have to step it up to keep that spot in this rotation. By the end of next year, we will have Paddack, Lamet, Quantrill, Gore, Patino and Bolanos all competing for future rotation spots with Lauer and Lucchesie.  Not to mention Morejon. A 4.00 ERA will not even cut it at #4 or #5 in our future rotation. And just fyi, Yates can get outs in any situation.

Quote from BoosterSD on September 8, 2019, 5:13 pm
Quote from WindsorUK on September 8, 2019, 4:18 pm

Lauer goes 6, giving up 1 run on 4 hits and 2 walks( WHIP of 1.00) ......on 83 pitches......and he got pulled? This is the perfect learning environment for our young pitcher - to figure out how to continue concentrating on getting one guy at a time.

Opportunity lost.

But baseball as a whole, no longer cares about the SP going past 6 innings. MLB teams simply do not want 85% of SP facing the top of the line up a 3rd time. Numbers just dont support most guys going a 3rd time through the line up. There are exceptions, but for awhile the new rule is going to be face the line up twice and turn it over to the bullpen.

Boy, that sucks.

I really don't like how current NL rosters are built: 8 players, with a back up catcher, infielder, and outfielder. And the rest are pitchers. So glad they've tweaked the rules for next year. Keeping a guy on your staff to maybe get one key out during a game, another guy because he's a lefty, another guy who can get the last 3 outs. Any of your pitchers should be able to throw a couple of innings and keep the game even.

Oh well, progress, I guess.