Slowey is a ________??

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Slowey is a ________??

Postby cpomar » Fri May 28, 2010 7:26 pm

I've left him on the bench for four straight starts, missed out on more ugly ratios but one W (I think I'm remembering that right), and maybe a 2nd one depending on tonight's outcome. At home vs. TEX finally pitches, wha?! not just six but SIX & 2/3 whole innings? six hits, 1ER, 1BB, 5K's. Loaded the bases in the 7th before Mijares got him out of the jam. Not supreme brilliance but more like the pitcher I expected this season.

Is it finally safe to put him back into the starting pitcher rotation? Next week he's at SEA. Was feeling pretty good about him this evening 'til he couldn't retire Max Ramirez to walk the bases full in the 7th.

Then again, maybe he's nothing better than a middle-of-the-road/slightly-above-average SP on a slightly above average team? Is that the definition of yawnstipating?
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Re: Slowey is a ________??

Postby Grey » Fri May 28, 2010 8:09 pm

I'd start him vs. the Mariners next week.
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Re: Slowey is a ________??

Postby Paper Tiger » Sat May 29, 2010 7:50 am

He's one of those guys who always looks better in the metrics then he actually is. I'm a numbers guy so I tend to buy into him every year. This year I was smart and dropped him early. It's not that he's a bad pitcher, he is just inefficient with his pitches. This year, however, there is some concern that his surgery is throwing off his control. Without control, Slowey is of minimal value. I would not start him against Seattle or anyone else for that matter right now.


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