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  1. Wow…that’s pretty impressive.

    Comment by Jim — March 7, 2009 @ 8:17 pm

  2. I’m impressed with the Youk stikeout especially, even if ‘Euclis’ isn’t quite at top form yet.

    Comment by Isaac A — March 7, 2009 @ 8:35 pm

  3. What a stupid thing to say. Unless of course you are a fanook.

    Comment by LB — March 7, 2009 @ 8:59 pm

  4. The fanooks get all the breaks…

    Comment by Ron Willis — March 7, 2009 @ 10:16 pm

  5. i got a big laugh from roto wires side bar analysis

    “Analysis: … Aumont, though, recovered, inducing David Wright to line out before striking out Kevin Youkilis and Curtis Granderson to retire the side. …”

    its not every day that a pitcher gets praised for “inducing a line drive”, talk about being a tad optimistic

    Comment by cup half full — March 7, 2009 @ 11:51 pm

  6. Well it wasn’t much of a line drive. It was more of a floater.

    Comment by Double06 — March 8, 2009 @ 12:21 am

  7. Yeah, that ‘liner’ was a broken bat bloop.

    Watching that inning was crazy. He got himself into trouble, and then it was like he realized “oh hey I’m awesome” and just blew by everyone.

    Comment by Mr. Derp — March 8, 2009 @ 12:33 am

  8. He didn’t even get himself into that much trouble. He gave up a walk and only gave up one real legitimate hard hit ball in play, which was to Jimmy Rollins, and one of those things wouldn’t have happened if the double was caught by an outfielder with any more range than Matt Stairs.

    But hey, I’m a biased Mariners fan, so I’m just arguing the semantics : P

    Comment by Double06 — March 8, 2009 @ 12:52 am

  9. I dont think the question is his effectiveness so much as his health.

    I think he ends up in the pen.

    Comment by alskor — March 8, 2009 @ 4:24 am

  10. I just logged onto USSM to ask whether there was any pitch fx at yesterdays game. And I find that RJA has already gone ahead and pieced the data together for us at Fangraphs…

    Thanks!

    Comment by EnglishMariner — March 8, 2009 @ 8:16 am

  11. It doesn’t matter how it happens, bases loaded with no outs, and then getting out of it unscathed is fanastic.

    Comment by Mr. Derp — March 8, 2009 @ 11:15 am

  12. I must admit I’m unfamiliar with Pitch fx, but it seems impossible to have movement in the +vertical direction (no rising fastball). Could someone explain exactly how to interpret the data?

    Comment by Nathan — March 8, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

  13. The pitch fx data shows movement compared to a theoretically spinless ball. So the ball doesn’t actually rise, but is considered rising in comparison to a spinless movement-less ball.
    That definition may be slightly off so if anybody wants to look up a true def they can

    Comment by OsandRoayals — March 8, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

  14. “”I think he ends up in the pen.””

    Where does that come from?

    Comment by Dustin — March 8, 2009 @ 3:18 pm

  15. Y’a t’il quel que chose d’autre?
    As much as Flatbrim Santana showed us last year that only two pitches was just fine for a starter, I’m curious, does Aumont have another offering?

    Comment by strikeoutrace — March 8, 2009 @ 5:50 pm

  16. I’m sure they’re having him work on a change, but it does not amount to anything as of yet.

    He’s very raw though, so it might be a good idea to have him work on only 2 major pitches at first.

    Comment by John — March 8, 2009 @ 7:03 pm

  17. How can you get the Pitch F/X data for the WBC? I went here:

    http://gd2.mlb.com/components/game/mlb/year_2009/

    And found my game:

    http://gd2.mlb.com/components/game/mlb/year_2009/month_03/day_08/gid_2009_03_08_usaint_venint_1/

    But I can’t find any PFX data to import into Excel. Am I looking in the wrong spot?

    Comment by Bill B. — March 9, 2009 @ 12:33 am

  18. +vertical just means it’s coming in higher than a theoretical pitch with no spin, which happens when backspin is present due to Magnus forces.

    Comment by Kyle Boddy — March 9, 2009 @ 6:13 am

  19. He has very little pro experience and pitched even less beforehand due to a family situation he won’t talk about and the weather in Canada.

    Comment by Kyle Boddy — March 9, 2009 @ 6:14 am

  20. Yes. Yes you are.

    Comment by Mike Awesome — March 9, 2009 @ 11:05 am

  21. So that means it’s impossible for him to ever be a starter? The Canadian weather stunted him so much as a child that he’ll never be able to pitch more than one or two innings in a game even after years of development? He may start out in the pen, sure, because lots of young players do. And there may be reasons to keep him there — not enough plus pitches, no out pitch for opposite-handed batters, endurance problems, injuries. But I don’t see how inexperience, a childhood family situation, or his past long winters of inactivity automatically doom him to a relief role forever.

    Comment by joser — March 9, 2009 @ 11:29 am

  22. Would you be so kind as to lead in towards the right direction? Thanks. :)

    Comment by Bill B. — March 9, 2009 @ 8:02 pm

  23. Instead of /mlb, drill down through /int for the WBC international games.

    Aren’t those two different fastballs, a 4 and two seamer? And a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but those slurves move a lot like most guys curves…

    Comment by Jonathan Hale — March 11, 2009 @ 3:09 am

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