Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 27 of 27

Thread: 8/11 THURSDAY MINORS THREAD ... Braves add two pitcers

  1. #21
    Where's My Cup of Coffee? KB21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    1,176
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    130
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    388
    Thanked in
    232 Posts
    This Austin Riley is pretty good at this baseball thing. Another HR and 2B tonight. He's an extra base hitting machine!!

    He's had some strike out issues, but I have said for a while now that this is a kid who, had he gone to college and played at Mississippi State, would have likely been a top 10 pick after 3 years.

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to KB21 For This Useful Post:

    Garmel (08-11-2016)

  3. #22
    It's OVER 5,000!
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    26,173
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    34
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    9,954
    Thanked in
    6,073 Posts
    Newcomb walked 3 in 6 IP, which is still 4.5 per 9. He needs to cut down the walks, and still hasn't shown any signs of doing so.

  4. #23
    Danville Rookie
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    332
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    71
    Thanked in
    55 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    Newcomb walked 3 in 6 IP, which is still 4.5 per 9. He needs to cut down the walks, and still hasn't shown any signs of doing so.

    I know it makes no difference and his numbers still stand for themselves, but 2 of those walks came last night after he was way up in pitch count. He topped 100 pitches in 6IP. Not very efficient but he is a SO pitcher.

  5. #24
    It's OVER 5,000!
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    6,431
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    173
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,579
    Thanked in
    1,044 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Enscheff View Post
    Newcomb walked 3 in 6 IP, which is still 4.5 per 9. He needs to cut down the walks, and still hasn't shown any signs of doing so.
    Chill, dude. You act like every start you expect him to flip the switch, and when he doesn't, his star is fading even more.

    He struggles with walk at this point in his development. We know this. Give him some time.

  6. #25
    It's OVER 5,000! Tapate50's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    23,958
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    8,976
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    5,656
    Thanked in
    3,850 Posts
    If he keeps the hits down and Ks up like he has...he should do ok.
    Ivermectin Man

  7. #26
    Steve Harvey'd
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    18,902
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,856
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    5,315
    Thanked in
    3,339 Posts
    Eh.. some of us like to see a cup half full and others like to think someone drank their water.

  8. #27
    It's OVER 5,000!
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    26,173
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    34
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    9,954
    Thanked in
    6,073 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by bravesguy View Post
    I know it makes no difference and his numbers still stand for themselves, but 2 of those walks came last night after he was way up in pitch count. He topped 100 pitches in 6IP. Not very efficient but he is a SO pitcher.
    Actually I think that makes a lot of difference. If it's a matter of building up stamina to maintain control late in the game, or being wild to start the game and then settling in, that's a lot more encouraging than just being wild throughout the whole game.

    How he got his Ks also matters. If he is getting lots of swings and misses on pitches out of the zone that MLB hitters will just spit at, that's not good. If he is actually beating AA hitters in the zone routinely, that's good.

    I haven't read anything either way about his walks or his Ks, so who knows.
    Last edited by Enscheff; 08-12-2016 at 10:47 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. Thursday July 6th minors thread
    By bravesfanforlife88 in forum 2023: Celebrating Our 10th Year Here
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 07-06-2017, 07:03 PM
  2. 8/11 THURSDAY MINORS THREAD ... Braves add two pitcers
    By rico43 in forum 2023: Celebrating Our 10th Year Here
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 08-12-2016, 10:45 AM
  3. 4/14 Minors Game Thread for Thursday...
    By rico43 in forum 2023: Celebrating Our 10th Year Here
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 04-15-2016, 02:34 PM
  4. 6/18/2015 MINORS THREAD THURSDAY ...
    By rico43 in forum Rico's Reports 2015
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-18-2015, 10:42 AM
  5. 6/18/2015 MINORS THREAD THURSDAY ...
    By rico43 in forum 2023: Celebrating Our 10th Year Here
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-18-2015, 10:42 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •