June 20th, 2010 at 2:48 PM ^

Didn't mean to upest you, big guy.  I just think that complaining about a pitcher who has given up one run through 5 innings now, and not bringing up the fact that the offense has scattered 2 hits, (2 hits, is that all we got was 2 goddamn hits Uecker FTW) is well......um......short sighted? But cool, keep reaching for those stars and be pissed when the perfect game gets broken up in the first inning.


June 20th, 2010 at 3:01 PM ^

huh, 1 earned through 7 great innings and in line for a very respectable loss or possible no decision looks fine to me.


He's young. Treat him like it.


June 20th, 2010 at 4:09 PM ^

I don't want any part of Oswalt. His stats against the AL aren't great. I don't want this to become the more expensive Jake Peavy 2.0


June 20th, 2010 at 4:56 PM ^

Last night and watch Porcello pitch. He got roughed up a bit in the third but then in the fifth and sixth innnings he left the ball up in the zone which cost him. He'll be back- he's only 21 years old- still learning how to pitch in the big leagues. I have all the faith in the world that the Mudhens can get him going again!!


June 20th, 2010 at 5:16 PM ^

I don't understand why a four man rotation has become a taboo in MLB. For years and years teams went with a four man rotation, and in those days the starters finished many of the games. With the bullpen now, the starters don't have to always throw complete games, so why not go with a four man?


June 20th, 2010 at 6:58 PM ^

I was wondering when this was going to happen. I'm sure Rick wont take it personal and knows that he has some things he has to fine tune. Being an athlete is a job, you have to always work to get better and that's what he'll be doing. Porcello did pitch a gem game 163 last year though, and thats a hell of a lot of pressure to put on a 20 yr old.

I dont want to look too far ahead but if Jacob Turner can be what they expect...that pitching rotation is going to rule...i'll be a bunch of young studs a la Tampa Bay.

Its mid June...1.5 out....baseball season is awesome!


June 20th, 2010 at 8:14 PM ^

Ryan Ketchner, Lefty Starter, Toledo  - 46.2 IP, 2.70 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 34/12 K/BB

Daniel Schlereth, Lefty Reliever, Toledo - 30.1 IP, 3.25 ERA, 1.78 WHIP, 41/26 K/BB

Andrew Oliver, Lefty Starter, Erie - 77.1 IP, 3.61 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 70/25 K/BB

Casey Fien, Righty Reliever, Toledo - 36.1 IP, 2.48 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 25/6 K/BB

Any starter they bring up would just fit into the rotation, any reliever would push one of either Bonine, Gonzalez, or Coke into the rotation. I'm not sure who I would prefer, I think Oliver and Schlereth are the only 2 with real futures in the Majors, but Schlereth needs to really work on his control and Oliver is in his first ever professional season. Fien and Ketchner are both only orginizational depth players, but they could certainly fill in nicely for a spell. It'd be interesting having Ketchner up, as he is nearly entirely deaf, and would be only the second deaf player to ever play in the show. 


June 21st, 2010 at 6:38 PM ^

Jay Sborz is the one that got the call. He'll settle into the bullpen, and my guess is that Gonzalez is going to slide into Porcello's spot in the rotation.


June 22nd, 2010 at 2:26 AM ^

that it's entirely possibly they make another move here. I read they don't need their 5th starter until another week or so because of the off day. I wouldn't be shocked to see either Gonzalez or Sborz to go back down and THEN to get a starter called up. But wtf do I know. They could just as easily just put someone like Bonine or Coke (as mentioned) in there. It will be interesting.

P.S. I wanna see Robbie Weindhardt soon.