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2019 MLB Draft Prep: Pitching basics and TCU

2019 MLB Draft Prep: Pitching basics and TCU

Nick Lodolo is a pitcher to watch from the TCU program that produced Jake Arrieta. When college pitching is the topic, reasonable expectations become an important topic rather early on. Sometimes, trying to be helpful, fans are interested in adding “an ace”. However, “an ace” is rarely available for very long. Usually, what is available are “plenty of pitchers from coast to coast”. None are guaranteed to be an ace. Realistically, three dimensions are in play. None are what I would consider “linear”. For instance, at some point, running through the video-gathering process,...
www.thegoodphight.com Sep 28, 2018
It’s Almost Over, I Promise: Phillies vs. Braves Series Preview

It’s Almost Over, I Promise: Phillies vs. Braves Series Preview

The unpleasantness wraps up this weekend with three games against the Braves The 2018 Phillies season will end much like it began: With a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves. Remember that opening series? Bolstered by free agent acquisitions Carlos Santana and Jake Arrieta, the Phillies were considered dark horse wild card contenders. Meanwhile, the Braves’ outlook seemed dimmer. They were thought to have one legitimate threat in their lineup (Freddie Freeman) and a questionable pitching staff. The series would provide the Phillies with a chance to show that their days of losing...

Jake Arrieta throws a dud for Phillies, as Braves capture NL East crown

Needing a win to keep the Phillies alive in the race for the division crown, Arrieta gave up four runs in two innings, the shortest start of his career.
www.thegoodphight.com Sep 22, 2018
Phillies officially eliminated from the NL East

Phillies officially eliminated from the NL East

It’s over. It’s finally over. We can all breathe a deep sigh of relief. The Phillies have been eliminated from the NL East. They lost 5-3 to the Braves, who clinched the division right in our faces. At least they didn’t do it at Citizens Bank Park. They celebrated while I watched and wondered what it would be like for the Phillies to do that. Jake Arrieta was bad today. There’s no way around it. He allowed two runs in the first and two in the second, and he didn’t go out for the third. It was the shortest start of his major league career. For the first six innings of this game,...

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