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   1. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 08, 2006 at 10:08 PM (#2171699)
Rick Sutcliffe's Mets postseason rotation.

1. Pedro
2. El Duque
3. Glavine
4. Trachsel

He called Trachsel the Mets pitcher of the month the last two months.
   2. HowardMegdal Posted: September 08, 2006 at 10:34 PM (#2171718)
Ah, more of Sutcliffe's drunken nonsense.
   3. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 08, 2006 at 11:24 PM (#2171744)
Jeez David, that was terrible.
   4. Old Matt Posted: September 08, 2006 at 11:24 PM (#2171745)
Oh David.
   5. Benji Posted: September 08, 2006 at 11:26 PM (#2171746)
way to pick him up Maine
   6. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 08, 2006 at 11:32 PM (#2171751)
Reyes is up to 46 walks now.

And he was safe at third.
   7. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: September 08, 2006 at 11:34 PM (#2171752)
He looked out to me. The ball beat him there.
   8. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 08, 2006 at 11:39 PM (#2171756)
Biggest surprise? Close call between Stache and Endy.
   9. Banta Posted: September 08, 2006 at 11:45 PM (#2171759)
And Oliver should be tied with them too, but he's not on the poll.
   10. Norcan Posted: September 08, 2006 at 11:46 PM (#2171760)
Wow, Kuo is throwing hard, in the high nineties from a smooth lefty delivery. Considering that he's shown that he can throw his fastball by hitters when it was in the low-nineties and he has a good breaking ball, he's certainly intriguing. It's interesting that he's actually throwing harder as a starter than he threw as a reliever, about five miles harder. I don't think it's ever gone that way.

If he can stay healthy and avoid any more elbow surgeries, he could be amazing.
   11. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: September 08, 2006 at 11:49 PM (#2171766)
Cohen brings up a great point. Before the season started I would have been happy if Reyes turned into Furcal. Now, if Reyes has Reyes' career, I'll be terribly disappointed.
   12. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 08, 2006 at 11:52 PM (#2171768)
if Reyes has Reyes' career, I'll be terribly disappointed.

You're tough to please. :-)
   13. npurcell Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:00 AM (#2171773)
kuo is bringing the heat wow. consistently 95-97 on the espn gun.
   14. Banta Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:06 AM (#2171776)
consistently 95-97 on the espn gun.

Same on the SNY gun. He looks fantastic so far.
   15. Norcan Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:06 AM (#2171777)
About Kuo's velocity, maybe it's the honor of starting over relieving that Asian pitchers about that gives him the extra umph of velocity. Or maybe with his long history of elbow problems--I think he's had two tommy johns as well as surgeries to clean up scar tissue--he needed more pitches to warm up to full capacity than he got as a reliever. Whatever the case, the guy, healthy and starting, has no.1 stuff.
   16. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:08 AM (#2171780)
he needed more pitches to warm up to full capacity than he got as a reliever.

Makes sense. I think in the first inning he was "only" at 92 or so.
   17. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:19 AM (#2171795)
This inning isn't going well.
   18. Banta Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:19 AM (#2171796)
Yeah, Maine's not starting a postseason game.
   19. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:19 AM (#2171798)
MVP #######!
   20. Banta Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:20 AM (#2171799)
MVP!
   21. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:20 AM (#2171800)
Maine needs to mix in a few curveballs or changeups.
   22. Chris Dial Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:20 AM (#2171801)
Beltran with a nice grab at the wall.
   23. Chris Dial Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:22 AM (#2171802)
Three bombs and then a walk. Good thing the pitcher led off.
   24. Norcan Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:22 AM (#2171803)
In Kuo's first Double-A outing, he threw one pitch at 99 mph and eight others at 98. He fanned six in two innings, including four in one frame. Kuo, 22, also has a promising breaking ball and changeup, and if they believe he could hold up, the Dodgers could be tempted to try to make him a starter again. But if they keep him in the bullpen and he maintains this success for another month or so, he may earn a big league bullpen spot. Few lefties have an arm like Kuo's, and specialist Kelly Wunsch is the only healthy southpaw on Los Angeles' big league roster.


That was written by Jim Callis last year. Yet when Kuo made his debut sometime later that season against Colorado, he was only throwing 89-91. At most, he got up to 93 and it was the same this year too. I always wondered where all his velocity went. I thought after all those surgeries, maybe he had simply lost some of his stuff, despite the minor league velocity readings. And what great stuff he was said to have. When he signed out of Taiwan, it was for the most money ever to an Asian pitcher until Wang beat him later.
   25. Norcan Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:26 AM (#2171806)
Maine's fastball only approach is really hurting the third time through the order but his other pitches just aren't all that good.
   26. Banta Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:29 AM (#2171809)
Maine's fastball only approach is really hurting the third time through the order but his other pitches just aren't all that good.

Yep. He's a back of the rotation pitcher, but still probably their best option as a third starter this year.
   27. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:30 AM (#2171813)
Good start. Let's go Woody.
   28. Banta Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:33 AM (#2171817)
Well, that sucked.
   29. AJMcCringleberry Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:33 AM (#2171818)
That sucked.
   30. npurcell Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:34 AM (#2171820)
i cant believe he is still throwing 97
   31. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:35 AM (#2171822)
Milledge sucks. Why hasn't he been traded yet?
   32. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:37 AM (#2171823)
El Duque is the 3rd starter. I think he's the best option other than Pedro and Glavine.
   33. Banta Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:37 AM (#2171824)
This According to Jim promo stuff is getting hilarious.

Much funnier than the show, I might add.
   34. Banta Posted: September 09, 2006 at 12:44 AM (#2171827)
I'm pretty sure the Mets aren't pulling this one out tonight.
   35. Banta Posted: September 09, 2006 at 01:00 AM (#2171838)
That was a good inning from Bell.
   36. Banta Posted: September 09, 2006 at 01:07 AM (#2171847)
I really can't believe how dumb fans are nowadays. Every single fan that sits next to the field tries to interfere, everytime.

Our society really is doomed.
   37. Norcan Posted: September 09, 2006 at 01:13 AM (#2171855)
Does Heath Bell remind anyone else of Turk Wendell with his hair and bulky upper body? They have similar deliveries too.
   38. Banta Posted: September 09, 2006 at 01:18 AM (#2171859)
Does Heath Bell remind anyone else of Turk Wendell with his hair and bulky upper body? They have similar deliveries too.

Turk ruled and was a better pitcher, but I bet that Bell could kick Turk's ass. They're similiar, but Heath is a bigger guy.
   39. Raskolnikov Posted: September 09, 2006 at 01:32 AM (#2171874)
At least we have the heart of our order coming up.
   40. Banta Posted: September 09, 2006 at 01:35 AM (#2171875)
Really, I knew this game was over after Reyes got thrown out in the first. Wasn't feeling it after that.
   41. Banta Posted: September 09, 2006 at 01:36 AM (#2171877)
At least it was fast.
   42. Raskolnikov Posted: September 09, 2006 at 01:37 AM (#2171878)
Death by lefty Asians.

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