OT: AL ALBURQUERQUE

Submitted by Steve Lorenz on May 9th, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Anybody consistently watched this guy pitch? He's sporting a 16+ K/9 after last inning's performance and his breaking ball is practically unhittable when locating his fastball. Reminds me a ton of Carlos Marmol of the Cubs in that he only throws two pitches yet they are both so effective you're constantly off balance. 

Comments

JT4104

May 9th, 2011 at 9:32 PM ^

I dunno.....I'll keep with Steve Nebreska...now that guys fastball was unhittable. I still remember that game in the World Series against the Cardinals....81 pitches of dominance and he even hit a homerun in that game.

um09inohio

May 9th, 2011 at 9:59 PM ^

Steve Nebraska was okay but I'd take the guy pitching for the Mets, Sidd Finch.  Now that guy had a fastball.

Alburquerque has been great.  Sometimes has an issue throwing his fastball for a strike but the slider is so unhittable that it almost doesn't matter.  Hopefully he can keep this going all year.

719Yoop

May 9th, 2011 at 9:37 PM ^

I'm a Rockies fan and I have no idea why we gave him up. Glad to see him doing well for the Tigers though, its a win-win. Austin Jackson is finally getting his hitting stroke back it seems as well *Knock on wood*. 

bronxblue

May 9th, 2011 at 9:41 PM ^

AA has been lights-out this year, and helped to compensate for the move by Coke to the starting roation and Benoit's inability to get guys out at all recently.  I do think they need to get 1-2 more guys into the pen so that they don't wear him down, but he looks legit and has the type of motion that won't kill him in 2-3 years like we've seen with Zumaya (unfortunately).

jawsMD

May 9th, 2011 at 9:44 PM ^

According to the laws of porn star namedom, (your porn name is your middle name and the name of the street you grew up on (feel free to call me an idiot, but that is common knowlege around West Michigan)) my dad's name would be Chuck Diamond.

And yes, he does have a moustache.

Seth

May 9th, 2011 at 9:57 PM ^

That's how Mayer Hawthorne got his nick by the way.

Considering how fashionable it is to have a middle name that's your mother's maiden name, and that the whole world has access to Google Maps -- plus the relative internet savviness of your typical porn enthusianst -- and anyone using this porn name convention could be causing some major grief for their parents.

How about dog's name, college address?

Bear State

hmmm.

Romeo East William

no.

Justin Mosher-Jordan.

hmm....

Side note, since this is kind of the unofficial OT Tigers thread tonight: radio guys are making fun of the pathetic Toronto wave right now. Lolz.

BiSB

May 9th, 2011 at 11:21 PM ^

Wolverine319 went apeshit in the Wings open thread yesterday, and the mighty hand of the mods caved his posts.  He is now posting Sixth Sense style... he's persona non grata, but he doesn't KNOW he's dead.  Only app users can see him.

profitgoblue

May 10th, 2011 at 1:47 PM ^

I disagree - I think chatting with someone that cannot be seen is hilarious.  Its kind of like our mailroom guy here at work that talks to himself.  Although, every time he walks by my office I have an urge to hide under my desk, afraid that he's going to shoot up the place.  Come to think of it, talking to one's self is not funny at all . . . .

 

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