7/16 - Cashner Sox Debut

DeadlySplitter

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This is probably our biggest deadline move this year. Bullpen already on fumes after 3 bleh starts in a row, from the three highest paid starters no less. Get it done.
 

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The starting pitching woes are gonna change up with Cashner in the house.


"His changeup played a key role."
“I got probably six or seven of them, and I didn’t really know what to do with them,” said Toronto catcher Danny Jansen, who finished 0 for 3. “He’s got the two-seam that he throws 93, 94 [miles per hour]. He’s got good command of his fastball. And he’s got a good slider, and I think he’s got a curveball, but that changeup, man. That changeup was killing me last time. He has got a bunch of different pitches he likes to mix up in different counts.”

Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who has made 12 plate appearances with Cashner on the mound, remembered that changeup as giving him and other Red Sox batters problems. When Cashner last faced the Red Sox in a 9-5 Baltimore win on April 13, Benintendi went 1 for 2.

“He was throwing a lot of two-seams at like 91, then he would run up a four-seam at like 96,” Benintendi said. “That was something that is pretty uncomfortable as a hitter.”

A combination of pitching adjustments has helped Cashner during a season in which he proved to be one of the few bright spots for the Orioles. He managed a 9-3 record with a team that entered Monday with a 28-65 record. His 3.83 ERA is the third lowest of his 10 seasons in which he has pitched more than 11 innings.

“I think I have just had a ton of confidence in my changeup over the last month and a half,” Cashner said. “I think my other pitches, I have had great command of them, but the changeup I have thrown in any count. I have been doing some different things with it, and it has been a big pitch for me.”

Cashner also said he feels he has better command than ever before this season.."
 

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Thanks for the quotes from the Globe, GE, as they won't let me read it.
I enjoyed last night's game because I missed the top of the eighth.
Looking forward to tonight's start b/c it isn't Sale or Porky. That's sad, but there you are.
Geaux, Sox!
 

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for those not seeing the main board, Brasier was optioned to AAA for the first time. He spent a full calendar year plus one week on the major league roster. Darwinzon is back for now to fill his spot in the pen.

today's lineup is the same with Vaz back in:

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Tuesday versus Toronto: Betts RF, Devers 3B, Bogaerts SS, Martinez DH, Benintendi LF, Vázquez C, Bradley CF, Chavis 1B, Holt 2B, Cashner P
 

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Do Brasier and Velazquez continue to receive their Sox salary and if not, does this count for the luxury tax?
 

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Bogaerts and Ted Williams only Sox players with 8 straight games with 1+ hit 1+ run and 1+ rbi