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#61 SportsGuy

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:41 PM

And Hunter is back in AAA, according to Roch.

Dont really agree with this...Not sure what they feel will be accomplished.

My guess is he was sent down due to an options thing and not wanting to have just 3 OFers.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:43 PM

And Hunter is back in AAA, according to Roch.

Dont really agree with this...Not sure what they feel will be accomplished.

My guess is he was sent down due to an options thing and not wanting to have just 3 OFers.



Maybe he can continue to try and pitch lower in the zone which is something everyone is talking about, including him, and yet he's not able to do it.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:47 AM

6/2 AAA: 7 ip, 6 hits, 1 er, 1 bb, 1 k

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:03 PM

Back in the Majors and on the mound for the Birds today.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:33 PM

I'm interested in seeing Hunter tonight.3 bombs allowed last time out, but a pitch efficient 7ip, with a lot of grounders.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:37 PM

McCutchen is definitely going to take him yard tonight. He's too good and we've held him in check in the series so far.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:45 PM

McCutchen is definitely going to take him yard tonight. He's too good and we've held him in check in the series so far.


Just as long as no one else joins him in that regard. It's like LeBron on the Cavs- he's going to get his, just can't let the mediocre supporting cast beat you.
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Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:48 PM

I'd seriously never throw that guy a strike. Seriously, for him to get on base he'd either take his walk or reach by swinging at a bad pitch.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 04:07 PM

Just as long as no one else joins him in that regard. It's like LeBron on the Cavs- he's going to get his, just can't let the mediocre supporting cast beat you.


Hey IG - Great to see you posting, welcome!

I agree with everyone here - and Pedro - don't give McCutchen anything to hit. Hunter can't keep the ball down to save his life, so I'd pitch around him if the situation warrants.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 04:16 PM

Hey IG - Great to see you posting, welcome!

I agree with everyone here - and Pedro - don't give McCutchen anything to hit. Hunter can't keep the ball down to save his life, so I'd pitch around him if the situation warrants.



Thanks, Rick. Lots of good posters on this board. Looking forward to quality discussion.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:33 PM

In my mind this start cements the fact that he should be a RP. He got us those six innings, but it wasn't pretty and it was the freaking Pirates offense.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:36 PM

Not that I want to turn this into a trade JJ thread but Hunter is another example of a guy that could replace him.

I agree that he should be in the pen though.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 09:44 PM

I know worse starters than Hunter have become good (even great) relief pitchers, but I would be shocked if Hunter ever becomes a dominant late inning guy. He's more of a Chris Ray type, to me.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 10:35 PM

Anybody worried about Hunters splits? I heard Keith Law call him a righty specialist today, and his numbers look like this:

2012:
R - 132 PAs, 11 XBH (5 HR), 3 BB, 19 K, .290/.786 BAA/OPSA, .304 BABIP
L - 145 PAs, 14 XBH (11 HR), 11 BB, 14 K, .311/.944 BAA/OPSA, .278 BABIP
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R - 787 PAs, 69 XBH (23 HR), 29 BB, 111 K, .254/.698 BAA/OPSA, .269 BABIP
L - 931 PAs, 85 XBH (43 HR), 69 BB, 108 K, .296/.857 BAA/OPSA, .298 BABIP

I don't know if I'd want to bring him in as a reliever against lefties.

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:23 AM

With the O's being off Thursday (and having received deep outings from Hammel, Chen, and Arrieta in the preceding starts), there should be no reason to try and extend Hunter tonight.

If he is pitching well enough to go longer, great. However, I'd be hoping for 5 strong innings, and then turn it over to the pen.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:26 PM

Nice start for Hunter tonight. 7.1 ip, 6 hits, 1 er, 1 hr, 0 bb's, 0 k's. He threw 106 pitches, 74 for strikes. Twins hitters had 10 grounders against him.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:36 PM

Nice start for Hunter tonight. 7.1 ip, 6 hits, 1 er, 1 hr, 0 bb's, 0 k's. He threw 106 pitches, 74 for strikes. Twins hitters had 10 grounders against him.


Monster start by Hunter.

When he is good, he's very good.

When he's bad, he is terrible.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:02 PM

He owns the Twins thats for sure.


One other thing I just noticed looking at his game log is he at least gives us innings. In 12 of his 14 starts this year he has gone 6 innings. Pretty amazing for an overall poor pitcher.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 08:37 AM

Hunter had another good start Monday in Cleveland.

7ip, 8 hits, 3 er, 1 hr, 0 bb's, 4 k's.

For the year, he has now pitched 95.1 innings. Interestingly, he has allowed more homers (22), than walks (16).

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:23 AM

With the O's having a tough loss last night, they need Hunter to provide a 3rd straight quality start, and give the team a chance.




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