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  1. Taco

    July 01, 2011 04:47 PM

    as soon as U saw chooch shift his glove to catch the pitch, I knew what was going to happen.

  2. Taco

    July 01, 2011 04:48 PM

    oops, meant to type “I” not “U”

  3. jack

    July 01, 2011 06:29 PM

    watching this with a friend, i said, “why would you ever let bautista see kendrick three times?” i had barely gotten the word “times” out when bautista connected on that hanger.

  4. JIm Z.

    July 02, 2011 12:04 AM

    I just love Bautista’s reaction after this.

  5. hk

    July 02, 2011 05:41 AM

    I wasn’t watching the game and had just gotten in the car when Bautista went yard. Was Stutes warming up in the pen or is he being used in the “Do not touch until the 8th inning, even if a higher leverage situation arises in the 7th” role?

  6. hk

    July 02, 2011 05:53 AM

    Don’t look now, but Ben Francisco has the 5th highest OBP on the team, which is a result of Ben’s improved BB% and his BABIP rising from the low .200’s to .242. While this statistic is in part a commentary on the SS, 3B and regular LF, it is also a commentary that he should be the regular LF, especially when factoring in that Ben’s #’s are better against RHP’s this year.

  7. riderrock

    July 03, 2011 12:37 AM

    Funny…Bautista hit a BP or video game shot off a flat Halladay cutter. Since we are pointing out bad pitches with worse results, expected to see that animated and graphed here by now…

  8. JIm Z.

    July 03, 2011 10:11 AM

    riderrock: The difference being, of course, that Halladay, not Kendrick, threw that BP ball to Bautista.

    Insert some clever line here about the existence of a “whipping boy”.

  9. Drew

    July 03, 2011 09:30 PM

    Do people really think the flat cutter was that bad a pitch? He gets away with that against all 8 other Jays in the lineup.

    The pitch by Kendrick was dreadful.

  10. Ben

    July 04, 2011 03:46 AM

    I don’t think the pitch by Halladay was bad at all. Bautista is a monster, and he dove over the plate and crushed something that was closer to a pitcher’s pitch than a hitter’s pitch. Compare his stride on the Lee and Kendrick homers to his against Halladay, big difference. He guessed correctly on an outside cutter and was rewarded.

  11. Richard

    July 04, 2011 06:36 AM

    looking at these now, I agree the Halladay pitch wasn’t bad at all; but the Lee pitch looked like a meatball cutter that trailed back over the plate, also missing Ruiz’s spot, though perhaps not as badly as Kendrick’s

  12. riderrock

    July 04, 2011 09:58 AM

    Thanks Bill. Sorry if the tongue in cheekiness didn’t come through. Can you post all of Lee’s too?

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