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  1. hogan873

    What happened to Garrett Crochet's fastball?

    This has been discussed ad nauseum in other threads. It is believed that the Sox are working with him on control and development of other pitches. That, coupled with the injury during the playoff game, has contributed to his fastball being in the mid to upper 90s vs. upper 90s to 100. His fastball at 96 is not nearly as effective as his fastball at 100 because it's pretty straight. Look at Kopech's 94-97 mph fastballs that have a lot of movement as a recipe for success. A 96 mph fastball that is straight as an arrow can be hit a long way. I think Crochet will get some speed back. But he'll need to continue to work on his secondary pitches so that his fastball is more effective, even at 96.
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    A Kopastic White Sox Winner

    It was a fun game to watch. I was concerned when Steiver came in and couldn't get an out, but Crochet looked pretty good (aside from the ultra-slow throw to 1st) and stopped the Rangers' momentum. Kopech looked fantastic. He was fooling batters with his fastball at 93-96. I don't think he throws a 4-seamer that goes straight. Everything has movement. His off-speed and breaking stuff looked good, too. Best of all, he looks completely confident and in control on the mound. The offense did what they needed to do. Madrigal continues to get better. Streaky early season Abreu had a strong game. Six walks was really nice to see. This team can be frustrating, but when they're good, they're one of the best in the AL. Consistency moving forward will be the key.
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    Texas @ Sox

    Fuck.
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    Texas @ Sox

    Nice play by Vaughn.
  5. hogan873

    Texas @ Sox

    Nice change.
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    Texas @ Sox

    Yikes.
  7. hogan873

    Texas @ Sox

    Strike zone is optional.
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    Texas @ Sox

    Moncada looking good tonight.
  9. hogan873

    Texas @ Sox

    TA is just so damn good.
  10. hogan873

    Texas @ Sox

    Cease and Dunning were polar opposites this game. Cease couldn’t throw strikes, and Dunning threw too many over the plate.
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    Texas @ Sox

    Cease may not get a decision at all this season.
  12. hogan873

    Texas @ Sox

    Evan Marshall is a big dude.
  13. hogan873

    Texas @ Sox

    Lost his control again.
  14. hogan873

    Texas @ Sox

    That was a nice inning. Time for Cease to keep the Rangers down.
  15. hogan873

    Texas @ Sox

    I’m not sure anyone would have predicted Dunning being chased from the game before Cease.
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    Texas @ Sox

    I love Yermin.
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    Texas @ Sox

    Robert’s approach has been so good lately.
  18. hogan873

    Texas @ Sox

    Going to need more than 3 runs to feel comfortable.
  19. hogan873

    Texas @ Sox

    Moncada smoked that ball.
  20. hogan873

    Texas @ Sox

    That wild pitch was huge now.
  21. hogan873

    Texas @ Sox

    Too bad he threw 3 innings worth of pitches in the 1st.
  22. hogan873

    Texas @ Sox

    Yermin...can hit.
  23. hogan873

    Texas @ Sox

    Got lucky there.
  24. hogan873

    Texas @ Sox

    Cease’s stuff is really good, but he has no idea how to use it.
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    Texas @ Sox

    Nasty curve.
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