2016 AL Wild Card Live Blog
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Sam
7:43
Eric, how does a pitcher's arm slot factor into his pitch grades? If a guy throws 88 but has deception or weird action, do you add grades?
Carson Cistulli
7:43
I think that might constitute an "account of this game."
Jack
7:43
How many innings would this game have to go before another starter came in for either team
Jeff Sullivan
7:43
I don't think it would take much to see Liriano
CamdenWarehouse
7:43
Liriano is warming up
Jeff Sullivan
7:43
There you go
Pinstripe Wizard
7:43
How baseball would it be though for Britton to give up a walk off HR?
Jeff Sullivan
7:44
Feels like the only possible outcome
Eric A Longenhagen
7:44
No. Some orgs ask scouts to grade velo, movement, command as separate things but if a pitch plays up or down due to slot that's usually in the meat of the report.
APODionysus
7:44
Can I say I HATE the towels? And all other "cheering props"? Thoughts?
Eric A Longenhagen
7:44
I prefer to air dry, too.
Jeff Sullivan
7:44
Osuna with the intentional delivery hitch! Whiffs Trumbo
Carson Cistulli
7:45
Ideally, the public would be allowed to bring its own accoutrements. But they're not always trustworthy when given that sort of responsibility.
Hint of Rye
7:45
As a person who works in TV towels are amazing. So much easier to find a good fan shot with someone waving something above their head.
Clint
7:46
Mr. Cistulli, if it's you and Mr. Sullivan, I believe a defense against "account of game" could be mounted.
Jeff Sullivan
7:46
That's true
Wieters whiffed with another 3-and-0 green light. At least three of those in this game
7:47
So long Wieters, hello bottom of the ninth
Munenori Kawasaki
7:47
Jeff how are the Blue Jays supposed to score again?
Jeff Sullivan
7:47
Slap pitches foul until Britton gets tired
Erik
7:47
I want to see a position player pitching in a playoff game. How long til we get there? About 4 a.m.?
Carson Cistulli
7:47
It would take awhile. Both teams have at least two starters in bullpen.
Eric A Longenhagen
7:48
Givens isn't close enough for you heathens?
Matt
7:49
That leg kick by Ozuna seems real likely to cause SBs to me. any data to back that up?
Jeff Sullivan
7:49
Eight steals allowed in two seasons
An interested party
7:49
If a closer got through every inning in < 5 pitches, how many innings would he go?
Jeff Sullivan
7:49
Three. The warm-ups would accumulate
Phil
7:50
Whoa... its Brach???
King kang
7:50
Unbelievable not Britton
Bork
7:50
Really? No Britton?
joseph
7:50
Brach??
Jeff Sullivan
7:50
This doesn't seem so wise
Brach is very good, but Britton is possibly the very best
Carson Cistulli
7:51
Yes. "The best" would be preferable at the moment.
Especially as there's still "very good" left in the bullpen *after* Britton.
Jeff Sullivan
7:51
Donaldson leads off with the line-drive double
Carson Cistulli
7:52
Seriously. This is the bottom of the ninth.
Eric A Longenhagen
7:52
Runner for Donaldson here?
Carson Cistulli
7:52
It's an entire bunch of bananers.
Eric A Longenhagen
7:52
Not advocating, just asking.
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