4/3 - Rodon vs. Kelly

ThePrideofShiner

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I will fall on my sword and start a gamethread on a Rodon start.

He was OK in his first start, but it would be nice to see him pitch a bit deeper. And to walk less people.

Edit: Lineup is already posted because it's a day game.

Torres, 2b
Soto, rf
Judge, dh
Rizzo, 1b
Volpe, ss
Verdugo, lf
Cabrera, 3b
Wells, c
Grisham, cf
 

jon abbey

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Rodon had very good stuff according to the analytics people, a better slider than he had at any point in 2023. Fingers crossed!!

Kind of surprised they're not working in Berti more, although you can't sit Volpe and I guess they don't want to sit Cabrera or Gleyber.
 

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Soto should have been on base there too, a terrible check swing call on 3-0 before he grounded out.
 

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Loaisiga should be the first reliever in today, especially if NY holds onto the lead.
 

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Volpe has impressive range on popups into the short outfield, much like Jeter did.
 

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Two things I've noticed in this game so far:
1. Austin Wells sees a ton of pitches. That is great to see.
2. We hit into a lot of double plays. That is not great to see.
 

jon abbey

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Rodon starts the 6th at 77 pitches, one more scoreless inning please, Carlos.
 

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Rodon out at 95 pitches and with two runners on, Ian Hamilton coming in.
 

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Loaisiga looked great in the 9th, Volpe is the automatic runner at second, so let's score him, please.
 

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Wonder if they will stick with Loaisiga or go to Holmes here, Holmes hasn't pitched since Sunday but Loaisiga looked great and is supposed to be doing multi-inning stints this year. I'd keep in Jonny L.
 

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Bad luck on that ball being knocked out of Rizzo's glove.
 

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What a gift. Almost certainly would have gotten the pitcher out, but 2-2 with the bases loaded, who knows.
 

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Winning 6 of 7 on the road against the nemesis Astros and the NL champion DBacks to start the year.

Yeah, couldn't have asked for more.
. . . and, yet, can't shake their gritty archrivals in the divisional race. ;)
 

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NY went back to their A bullpen today, Hamilton/Loaisiga/Holmes/Ferguson combined for:

5.2 2 3 0 1 8

All four of those guys have a 0.00 ERA so far.