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  • *OFFICIAL* 8/18 SOX TA Firebombs Again 10 DET 4 Postgamer

    Anderson is something special

  • #2
    The power continues. Gotta love it.

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    • #3
      He’s hotter now than at any time last season, wouldn’t you say? You can’t pitch to him.

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      • #4
        Stunning stuff and 10 runs with only one HR. And that the first run of the game. Just keep pounding it out. Nice to see our young relievers get prime time innings and succeed. Cease looked real good too.



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        • #5
          I didn’t get to watch the game but it sounds like this was Cease’s best start of the season?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ChiTownTrojan View Post
            I didn’t get to watch the game but it sounds like this was Cease’s best start of the season?
            Yes. It was actually about as controlled as I’ve ever seen him. He was working the entire zone well and never looked rattled. Honestly the biggest change was his composure.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by voodoochile View Post
              Stunning stuff and 10 runs with only one HR. And that the first run of the game. Just keep pounding it out. Nice to see our young relievers get prime time innings and succeed. Cease looked real good too.



              No effort 98+ is nice to see. Burdi's 98+ is with effort and he's not ready for Prime Time, sez I. But he's getting there, not as fast as a #1 should have, but he's still in play. A 60 game season might be just what this this team needs. 2021 is my idea of a target. 2020 would be a surprise.
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              • #8
                My favorite part of Cease was when they were showing the release points and how his pitches moved to a batters eye. Fantastic display.

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                • #9
                  I realize that relief pitchers are notoriously inconsistent, BUT I like what I am seeing from our young hurlers.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Frater Perdurabo View Post
                    Anderson is something special
                    Kudos to Tim -- and to Steve Stone -- for that AB in the 2nd inning, when he moved in and out, back and forth in the batter's box pitch by pitch, then moved up in anticipation of a slider and nailed it. Stone had talked before about the advantages of moving in the batters box and how few hitters take advantage of the flexibility. The camera work showed it beautifully. Great hitting and great TV.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by 34rancher View Post
                      My favorite part of Cease was when they were showing the release points and how his pitches moved to a batters eye. Fantastic display.
                      I remember when Billy Pierce appeared on the Ed Sullivan show (I think it was) to debunk the theory that the curve ball didn't actually break, that it was just an optical illusion. Pierce threw a curve ball into the camera and it was totally inconclusive, of course. Thanks to this new superimposition technique it is now obvious why major league hitters swing at balls in the dirt two feet outside. I never would have believed what Cease does is possible if not for that visual. What kind of physics allows the two pitches to follow identical tracks halfway or more to the plate then so abruptly and dramatically diverge?

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                      • #12
                        TA most definitely won't be this hot always, but there's no denying that he's going to be a high average, power-producing bat from here on out . he's become a seriously dangerous offensive threat, and i'm wondering if at some point they just start to pitch around him . also, Codi Heuer was most impressive.

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                        • #13
                          Fegan on Renteria on Moncada:

                          https://twitter.com/JRFegan/status/1295932247535689728

                          Renteria's statement is written entirely in non-medical jargon I can't understand but looks like Moncada is fine? He didn't look fine on the field.
                          "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by HomeFish View Post
                            Fegan on Renteria on Moncada:

                            https://twitter.com/JRFegan/status/1295932247535689728

                            Renteria's statement is written entirely in non-medical jargon I can't understand but looks like Moncada is fine? He didn't look fine on the field.
                            To me, it looked like he had some hamstring tightness. Nothing serious.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Frater Perdurabo View Post
                              I realize that relief pitchers are notoriously inconsistent, BUT I like what I am seeing from our young hurlers.
                              Me too. Heuer, Foster and Burdi have all looked great. As did Lambert and Hamilton before they went down with injuries.

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