Phillies @ Pirates - 6/13/15
Posted 13 June 2015 - 03:39 PM
Posted 13 June 2015 - 03:41 PM
Lacking command. It happens. I have a feeling he'll do what aces do when they don't have their best stuff: compete and keep his team in the game.
Posted 13 June 2015 - 03:54 PM
I'd bet my left nut that it has something to do with thigh gap.
Posted 13 June 2015 - 03:55 PM
Posted 13 June 2015 - 03:59 PM
Yeah. Couple of ways to look at it.
One, this team still isn't hitting the ball well on this home stand (and for the season isn't living up to our high expectations).
On the other hand, speed is a strength on this team and those infield hits happen because of it. It's actually pretty fun to see other teams disappointed at how the Bucs make something out of nothing.
Posted 13 June 2015 - 04:20 PM
Same guy on base next time. Marte catches a fly way deeper than McCutchen's and freezes at second because he knows better than to test him. Granted, that's 2nd to 3rd & not 3rd to home. Still, McCutchen conceded the run. Even if he two-hops it in it's at least close.
Keep those downvotes coming, assclowns.
They reassure me that somebody cares.
Posted 13 June 2015 - 04:36 PM
DWAR (I only include this for those who think he shouldn't start due to defense): 0.3
Mercer: OPS+ 58
Harrison: OPS+ 90
Conclusion: For now Kang should be getting starts 6 days a week between 3B and SS (mostly at SS). For the record, I'm not saying Kang can keep it up. He may very well regress. But I'd like to see what happens.
Posted 13 June 2015 - 04:40 PM
Fair enough. I am not really defending Cutch anyway, as he does not have a very good arm. It is probably the only real tool he lacks. Anyway, he definitely could have made a much better effort on that play and needs to get better at setting up to throw in general. I just don't think he was ever going to throw the runner out in that situation unless something fluky happened. But that doesn't excuse the weak effort.