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  • contreras is lights out!

    15-0 in his last 19 starts! he had a carreer high 11 k's yesterday. if he keeps doing this i rlly think he can win cy young

  • #2
    Originally posted by BaseballBum12
    15-0 in his last 19 starts! he had a carreer high 11 k's yesterday. if he keeps doing this i rlly think he can win cy young
    I agree, holy smokes!

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    • #3
      The guy is pitching lights this year: WHiP = 1.01, K/BB 2.35-1, HR/9 = 0.68, BAA = .208.

      And to imagine Yankee fans thought it would be fun to run this guy out of town rather than wait for him to develop.
      Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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      • #4
        i think his ERA is under 3 during that stretch too
        "It isnt about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard you get hit and keep moving forward."-Rocky Balboa

        "There ain't much to being a ballplayer, if you're a ballplayer-Honus Wagner

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        • #5
          Originally posted by KCGHOST
          The guy is pitching lights this year: WHiP = 1.01, K/BB 2.35-1, HR/9 = 0.68, BAA = .208.

          And to imagine Yankee fans thought it would be fun to run this guy out of town rather than wait for him to develop.
          When Jose arrived in Chicago, Sox fans wanted to run him out of town too. He was that bad. Its almost hard to believe this is the same guy.
          Grinder Rule #45...Respect the past, people who are shoeless, and anyone named Joe.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Southsider
            When Jose arrived in Chicago, Sox fans wanted to run him out of town too. He was that bad. Its almost hard to believe this is the same guy.
            He is extremely difficult to hit when he's on his game, as he is now. His trick, and what all pitchers should go to school on, isnt his heat, but instead his delivery and his range of pitches and speeds. He will not only throw the gauntlet of stuff at you but he'll give you different release points and arm rotations. In the last two years he has mastered his bag of tricks, which is up to what? 5 or 6 types of pitches? Splitter, slider, changeup, fastball, sidearm curve,...well.... a few types of fastballs. Just look at his gun speeds during a game. Its hard to ever see him throw two speeds in a row, and certainly not two locations in a row.

            That's whats awesome about pitchers in the modern game. Where they used to have 2 or 3 good pitches now they have 5 or 6.
            "Let me start by telling you this: I have never used steroids. Period. I don't know how to say it any more clearly than that. Never."

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            • #7
              Yeah, I mean that is crazy. He hasnt lost a game since august of last year.

              I think something that may have helped him since his days with the Yankees is he stopped tipping his pitches. You used to be able to tell whenever his fork ball was coming.
              go sox.

              Pigskin-Fever

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Whitesoxnut
                He is extremely difficult to hit when he's on his game, as he is now. His trick, and what all pitchers should go to school on, isnt his heat, but instead his delivery and his range of pitches and speeds. He will not only throw the gauntlet of stuff at you but he'll give you different release points and arm rotations. In the last two years he has mastered his bag of tricks, which is up to what? 5 or 6 types of pitches? Splitter, slider, changeup, fastball, sidearm curve,...well.... a few types of fastballs. Just look at his gun speeds during a game. Its hard to ever see him throw two speeds in a row, and certainly not two locations in a row.

                That's whats awesome about pitchers in the modern game. Where they used to have 2 or 3 good pitches now they have 5 or 6.
                Since he came off the DL,Jose has added a 3rd arm angle to his repotoire.They showed all 3 arm angles last week on one of the WGN games.That should make him even more dangerous as he uses those motions to throw hitters off even more.

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                • #9
                  The latest crap I've heard on the radio is questioning the possibility of Contreras using HGH.

                  Its rediculous already with all the finger pointing and witch hunting. A guy can't be successful anymore without being accused of using something.
                  Grinder Rule #45...Respect the past, people who are shoeless, and anyone named Joe.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Southsider
                    The latest crap I've heard on the radio is questioning the possibility of Contreras using HGH.

                    Its rediculous already with all the finger pointing and witch hunting. A guy can't be successful anymore without being accused of using something.
                    Yeah,I heard the same thing too. You have to consider the source,and just take it with a grain of salt.

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