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Agree with all of that

Made sure to turn on the game yesterday - how could I not?? He threw a lot of strikes. Kept the ball high and almost never missed low in the zone. I wonder if that little hitch in his arm action is why he does that.

Disappointing to see so many hits but he's always been sort of a pitch-to-contact guy. He's rolled up some nice K numbers in the minors but I think in the majors he'll be using his fielders a lot. One of those Royals hits was a grounder that beat the shift - not entirely his fault, but Kirk Gibson pointed out that if the defense is going to shift, the pitcher has to keep the ball inside or it's easy to go the other way. After pitching for BOC, Artie should know that.

His command and strike-throwing were good. He just needs to get the ball down, and he knows it and said as much in an interview after the game. High curveballs are hanging curveballs and likely to get hit really, really hard.

(In response to this post by WAYoVerraTed)

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 2:14PM


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So...who all got to watch Artie's start? -- WAYoVerraTed 09/05/2017 10:30AM
  Agree with all of that -- MaizeAndBlueWahoo 09/05/2017 2:14PM
  You should get a medal for surviving listening to Gibson. -- WAYoVerraTed 09/05/2017 2:17PM
  He has Parkinson's disease -- MaizeAndBlueWahoo 09/05/2017 2:50PM
  The 4th and 5th he looked good.... -- JoeHoo 09/05/2017 1:16PM

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