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#21 SportsGuy

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:55 AM

Show good command, deal with weather conditions that he may not be used to and get into at least the 6th innings.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

Agree with SG on getting deeper into games. Weather, specifically heat, was a factor for Koji and I'm hoping it's largely a non-issue for Chen who is much younger than Koji was when he got here. Given that the pen has had to put up a few inning recently, I'm hoping that both Arrieta and Chen can get well into their games and rest the relievers some. I'm sure that Buck felt that he had to have Gregg finish the 6th last night to help save the pen.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:35 AM

Good points above about getting a bit deeper into the game. Looking forward to seeing Chen's adjustments.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:37 PM

Looking for less fly-balls out of Chen. Keep the ball down in the zone and controlled pitches. If he does that, he will do fine (but that is the recipe for every starting pitcher). Just stay calm, cool and relaxed and no doubt he has the ability to win many games for the Orioles.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:38 PM

Chen heads to the mound for the 3rd time tomorrow, attempting to help the O's avoid being swept.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:27 AM

Chen heads to the mound for the 3rd time tomorrow, attempting to help the O's avoid being swept.


Interested to see how he does on normal rest.

Any idea who is unavailable in the pen after the last two abbreviated starts?

Well I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player.


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:45 PM

Through 3 games: 1-0, 2.60 era, 17.1 ip, 18 hits, 5 er, 1 hr, 6 bb's, 15 k's, .725 OPS against, 0.61 G/F

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

Through 3 games: 1-0, 2.60 era, 17.1 ip, 18 hits, 5 er, 1 hr, 6 bb's, 15 k's, .725 OPS against, 0.61 G/F


Still looks to be hitting a wall after ~90 pitches.

However I will take 90 pitches worth of quality innings a start. It just hammers home the fact that modifications need to be made to the bullpen.

Well I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:16 AM

Could he still be getting stretched out?

All the more reason to jettison Gregg and get Berken in here for the long-man.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:21 AM

That 1.38 WHIP needs to come down fast or he won't be able to sustain a sub 3 ERA.

He's been our 2nd best SP this year so far -- not sure if that's a good thing.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:57 PM

O's will need Chen to get them back on-track against the A's tomorrow. This is a series the O's need to win. Have to win tomorrow, to give yourself a chance at the series win Sunday.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

O's will need Chen to get them back on-track against the A's tomorrow. This is a series the O's need to win. Have to win tomorrow, to give yourself a chance at the series win Sunday.


He will have to be extra good now with Wieters out of the lineup tonight with the flu.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:12 PM

He will have to be extra good now with Wieters out of the lineup tonight with the flu.


And with Reimold and Flaherty in the outfield.

Well I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player.


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:55 PM

Chen goes 7 innings, allowing 6 hits, 1 er, 1 hr, 2 bb's, with 4 k's. A's hitters hit 13 fly-balls. Pretty impressive outing, considering he did not have his best stuff, or best control.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:03 PM

Chen goes 7 innings, allowing 6 hits, 1 er, 1 hr, 2 bb's, with 4 k's. A's hitters hit 13 fly-balls. Pretty impressive outing, considering he did not have his best stuff, or best control.



Agreed. I was worried he was not getting out of the 1st the way he was laboring. I think he threw 30 pitches in the first I did not want to see the BP get burned out with the Yankees series coming up.

Actually Chen got better after getting drilled in the lower stomach ( being polite).

The translator was even laughing
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:18 PM

The fact that Chen pitched this well in cold and rainy conditions, and after taking a shot below the belt in the fourth inning, really amps up the respect factor - Roch

Completely agree... great outing by Chen
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:22 AM

Chen has allowed 2 er or less in his initial 4 starts. Makes his 3rd road start of the year tonight in Boston.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:24 AM

This will mark his 4th start, out of 5, where Chen has pitched on more than 5 days rest.

For a guy used to pitching every 6th day, the Orioles seem to be doing this on purpose.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:21 AM

In Boston, Chen went 5 ip, allowing 5 hits, 3 er, with 3 bb's, and 4 k's.

In his 5 starts, he has gone 5.2, 5.1, 6.1, 7, and 5 innings.
He has allowed 2, 2, 1, 1, and 3 er's. He has walked 1, 2, 3, 2, and 3 batters.
He has struck out at-least 4 in every start.

What is the game plan you would give him today, against this Texas lineup?

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:27 AM

In Boston, Chen went 5 ip, allowing 5 hits, 3 er, with 3 bb's, and 4 k's.

In his 5 starts, he has gone 5.2, 5.1, 6.1, 7, and 5 innings.
He has allowed 2, 2, 1, 1, and 3 er's. He has walked 1, 2, 3, 2, and 3 batters.
He has struck out at-least 4 in every start.

What is the game plan you would give him today, against this Texas lineup?


I know you tweeted (jokingly?) about this earlier, but I'd pitch around/intentionally walk Josh Hamilton every at-bat. Don't let him kill you. He himself produced 8 of the 10 Texas runs last night.

That lineup is still very good without Hamilton, but it becomes a lot easier to deal with if you limit his at-bats.




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