can STEVE WRIGHT continue to channel his inner WAKEFIELD?

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    Although wake has been working with Wright, it was Wright that saw that RA Dickey had a much shorter stride. Since he throws more like RA than Wake, he made some adjustments to his delivery, shortening his own stride. He has had more "control" of the pitch and also more success.

    At 28yrs old, he could be very valuable in the future, and right now.

     
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    It is likely that his first two appearances in The Show will be an appropriate snapshot of what's to come : feast or famine.

    Some time ago, against Oakland, he was hammered.  Yesterday, looked great.

    He'll be another Wakefield in that one day, it will be chicken; the other day, feathers.

     
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    Yup, thats the life of a MLB knuckleballer...The adjustments he made have greatly improved his pitching.

     
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    I like Wright out of the pen.  After seeing fastballs for your first three at-bats, facing a knuckler immediately wipes out any rhythym you're in.

    Also: Wake generally struggled his second and third time through the order.

    Of course, being slow to the plate (allowing runners to steal), and having a catcher who can cutch the knuckler consistently are concerns.

    I actually missed the game...Who caught and how did he do?

     
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    In response to Drewski5's comment:

    I like Wright out of the pen.  After seeing fastballs for your first three at-bats, facing a knuckler immediately wipes out any rhythym you're in.

    Also: Wake generally struggled his second and third time through the order.

    Of course, being slow to the plate (allowing runners to steal), and having a catcher who can cutch the knuckler consistently are concerns.

    I actually missed the game...Who caught and how did he do?




    Lavarnway caught and had a couple issues (1 WP), but nothing major. Lav is used to catching Wright in AAA and was the starting catcher yesterday anyway. He went 5.2IP, 3H, 0R and shut the M's offense down. It was a solid outing. Hes looked much better after making that adjustment to his delivery.

     
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    In response to Drewski5's comment:

    I like Wright out of the pen.  After seeing fastballs for your first three at-bats, facing a knuckler immediately wipes out any rhythym you're in.

    Also: Wake generally struggled his second and third time through the order.

    Of course, being slow to the plate (allowing runners to steal), and having a catcher who can cutch the knuckler consistently are concerns.

    I actually missed the game...Who caught and how did he do?


    Lavanway caught him; no issues, but his knuckler is very, very, mild in comparison with Wakefield's. But, hi fastball topped around 84, while the knuckler was in the '70s. I loved his demeanor, and he appeared calm and confident. I was happy to see him come back in the 7th and 8th, but was even happier to see Uee in the 9th.

     
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    I like Wright out of the pen.  After seeing fastballs for your first three at-bats, facing a knuckler immediately wipes out any rhythym you're in.

    Also: Wake generally struggled his second and third time through the order.

    Of course, being slow to the plate (allowing runners to steal), and having a catcher who can cutch the knuckler consistently are concerns.

    I actually missed the game...Who caught and how did he do?

     


    Lavanway caught him; no issues, but his knuckler is very, very, mild in comparison with Wakefield's. But, hi fastball topped around 84, while the knuckler was in the '70s. I loved his demeanor, and he appeared calm and confident. I was happy to see him come back in the 7th and 8th, but was even happier to see Uee in the 9th.

     


     If he comes in out of the pen, I'd do it like yesterday---long relief. If you bring him in late in the game when 1 run might cost you the game, you have the issues of walks, hit batters, passed balls, wild pitches and stolen bases. Yesterday he came up hugh and here's hoping that we see more performances like that.

     
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    He gets HUGE credit from me, which I'm sure is his goal after all. Seriously, obviously there's now way we win yesterday without what he did out of the  pen. It was remarkable.

     

     
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    He gets HUGE credit from me, which I'm sure is his goal after all. Seriously, obviously there's now way we win yesterday without what he did out of the  pen. It was remarkable.

     



    yupper! wasn't he fun to watch? he did one helluva job. that said, I am really becoming a hugh fan of one Danny Nava! two on, two out...............bam! Nava was money!

     
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    I like Wright out of the pen.  After seeing fastballs for your first three at-bats, facing a knuckler immediately wipes out any rhythym you're in.

    Also: Wake generally struggled his second and third time through the order.

    Of course, being slow to the plate (allowing runners to steal), and having a catcher who can cutch the knuckler consistently are concerns.

    I actually missed the game...Who caught and how did he do?

     

     




    Lavarnway caught and had a couple issues (1 WP), but nothing major. Lav is used to catching Wright in AAA and was the starting catcher yesterday anyway. He went 5.2IP, 3H, 0R and shut the M's offense down. It was a solid outing. Hes looked much better after making that adjustment to his delivery.

     

     

     

     

    That knuckleball sure is a fickle pitch.  You could have a debut like Wright's or one like Charlie Zink.  

    Boston Red Sox PitchersIP H RERBBSOHRPC-STERA

                               C Zink4.1 11 8 8 1 1 0 84-55 16.62


    Maybe Lavarnway has a career as Wright's caddy like Mirabelli was for Wakefield.  Someday he'll get a police escort to the ballpark too.  

     

     
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    The Knuckleball and knuckleballers are frustrating for fans......we prefer the hard throwers, because it makes sense to fans why someone won;t hit a 95 MPH fastball becuase has kids we faced guys who threw hard....alommost no fan has ever faced a Knuckleball so when we see it on TV, floating to the plate, we all think "I could hit that".......the fact of the matter is that it is not only Wake and Dickey, good knuckleballers who can avoid walks....have always been semi successful in Baseball....especially if they have a catcher who can catch it.....Steven right in his last 2 starts in Pawtucket and now this relief appearnce has a streak of 23 scoreless innings going......I am riding that and keeping him on the roster......whoever gets the start Sunday, he may be able to give us some relief innings if needed

     
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    LAB3

    Me?? 

     
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