2017 Opening Day Live Blog Extravaganza
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Travis Sawchik
5:43
He was able to discern balls from strikes quite well in the minors .... wonder if that's going to return
5:44
Could the Rays teach Kershaw a changeup?
Carson Cistulli
5:44
Hello, Travis and Eno and everyone.
Travis Sawchik
5:44
Hey, boss!
Josiah
5:45
Is the next frontier in player flexibility having position pitchers who can pitch in long relief ala Bethancourt?
Travis Sawchik
5:45
Otoni :)
Carson Cistulli
5:45
That's one word for what I'm not.
Travis Sawchik
5:45
Gatekeeper of posts
Carson Cistulli
5:45
You're watching Minnesota, Sawchik?
Travis Sawchik
5:45
Yeah, I kind of zoned out and it's still on TV
Carson Cistulli
5:46
Appears to have the highest leverage index of all the present games, at least.
Or, maybe Toronto/Baltimore does. So *nearly* the highest.
Eno Sarris
5:46
About that Bethancourt /player flex question: maybe but they won't play catcher. History says CF. Maybe SS/MI would be great.
5:47
Like if Ryan Goins could pitch. Or Sam Fuld.
Southpaw the fuzzy alligator
5:47
Travis you need to head over to Buffalo Wild Wings.
Blue Morpho
5:47
Eno does the gameday classic hack still work?
Travis Sawchik
5:47
Yeah, I do. But I'd worry about laptop on bar top
Carson Cistulli
5:47
Eno! Please comment on this potential "hack."
Toasty
5:48
the only hack I'm gonna comment on is cistulli
Carson Cistulli
5:48
Burn.
Travis Sawchik
5:48
CamdenWarehouse
5:48
Carson, you need to do a weekly chat. Please?
Eno Sarris
5:49
No, looks like the link for the classic is gone.
Carson Cistulli
5:49
One should endeavor to "leave them wanting more." In my case, I want to "leave them wanting *any*."
Travis Sawchik
5:49
That's Travis Snider eventually striking out Joey Votto
asabin
5:49
Kershaw's changeup looks really bad. The only thing going for it is the surprise factor.
He's also thrown it anywhere from 84 to 90 mph today.
Eno Sarris
5:49
and he's been working on it for years!
Brian
5:50
Betancourt is not as you would say, good.
Travis Sawchik
5:51
So Kershaw is treating this start like his final spring training tuneup?
Carson Cistulli
5:51
You know what's strange about that, asabin (et al)? Vin Scully used to refer to Kershaw's curve as a changeup all the time. Or, at least in a number of games I watched. Which was strange. I wasn't sure if it was simply a mis-identification or maybe a synonym for a curve from another era.
asabin
5:51
Corey Seager is a monster baseball player.
Eno Sarris
5:51
He's physically impressive.
LJS
5:52
Why would it be hard for Kershaw to throw a change Up?
Eno Sarris
5:52
Over the top guy, I'd guess.
It's easier to turn over the changeup from the 2/3 slot.
minimalismo
5:52
Point of fact, a curveball can be a changeup, if its function is to a significant degree as a change of speed.
Eno Sarris
5:53
If the hitter can't tell it's a curveball.
Carson Cistulli
5:53
If there's a two-thirds arm slot and three-quarters slot, is there also a one-half slot? A 1/10 slot?
What was Dan Quisenberry?
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