I would not discount him yet...remember how we were going to destroy Lowe? here is a short descriptor. I like us against flame throwers better than junk pitchers. Might be a frustrating night to start.
"Armed with a high 80s fastball that tops out at 91 mph, Doubront has a very good curveball with an improving slider and good control. His deceptive delivery results in hitters not being able to pick up the ball until late. The late pick up also makes his fastball look faster to opposing hitters".
"Same here. With Bard going tomorrow this has the makings of a good series for us."
If things go off the rails, I'll know who to blame.
Here is some video of his ST start against the Yanks.
Video mainly shows his fastball with a couple changeups at the end. Doesn't seem to have too much movement on the FB, but the change seemed to have some decent downward action at the end. Hopefully we'll be able to work counts to expose his control issues and then get into their tired pen.
"However like others have said it makes no sense not to have Davis bat 9th."
scary that the jays have JPA, rasmus and then Escobar at the top. this years version of the black hole so far. they have a combined OBP=OMG! those 3 need to stop making outs!
I really hope Davis has a good night. if he can kill against lefties, he will get a full time platoon job with thames.
if escobar cant start getting on base, davis might lead off against lefties....
"scary that the jays have JPA, rasmus and then Escobar at the top. this years version of the black hole so far. they have a combined OBP=OMG! those 3 need to stop making outs!"
Can you stop being so reactionary please.
"Can you stop being so reactionary please."
can you stop trying to control the world?
I have not called for DFAs, I have not called them bums or useless... just stating the fact they are not part of the offense so far. what are they... 3 for 45? yes, JPA ran into a mistake. but all 3 have had ugly swings so far.
maybe you need to switch to decaffeinated? ;-) it's a discussion. dont throw me in the group with ecjf!
"People need to not look up any stats until about a month into the season (at the earliest). "
there is a weather channel if you dont want to talk baseball.