Steamer! Does anyone know why he had that nickname?
This is what I found on the first use:
"Stanley’s first season with the Red Sox established the pattern for his big league career when he started 13 games and relieved in 28. The Kansas City Star crowned him the league’s MVP — Most Versatile Pitcher. Phil Elderkin of the Christian Science Monitor wrote, "The 1977 model of the Stanley Steamer stands 6’4" weighs 205 and has a right arm that can throw a baseball up to speeds of 100 miles per hour." The next year Stanley really blossomed."
Post by steveofbradenton on Aug 4, 2013 20:24:50 GMT -5
Being picky here but it worries me that Buttrey once again had few K's. Today, in his 5 innings, he had none. This is low A and if he isn't dominating down here I'm not sure what this says about his stuff. He is throwing strikes. People are not smacking him around, but he isn't getting many swings and misses at all!
Has anyone seen him this year? What is your opinion of his stuff?
I need Buttrey to complete the trifecta of promotions. With Owens,Ranaudo being the other 2. I personally believe Kukuk has progressed nicely from the beginning of the year. What a year.
I said this before when you pined for Buttrey's promotion a couple weeks ago. It ain't happening. While he's pitched ok - at the results have been ok, have you looked at his K rate? He can't get any strikeouts in short season ball. Has to make one wary. Yeah, he'll be in Lowell all season, so make your plans go to the park and see him pitch!
He's still intriguing and you should be able to catch him in Greenville next year.
“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing” ~ Aristotle
Post by steveofbradenton on Aug 4, 2013 20:34:00 GMT -5
Boy Ranaudo looked great today! Excellent breaking ball and very good command of his fastball. Nice debut in AAA.
Xander is impressive even when he doesn't hit it far. Looked solid at short, and I really liked his adjustment to Germano's curve the next time up when he stayed on it and hit his single. The double he pulled was hit hard down the line. The announcers were mentioning that the outfielders were playing him to hit it to the right side and he steps up and pulls it. His plate discipline has REALLY improved also!