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beatricejessie173
Jul 24, 2021
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Playoff basketball is officially back in the Valley for the first time since 2010 and it still feels surreal https://www.phoenixfanstoreonline.com/Jalen_Smith_Pillow_Cover-103. Not only are the Suns in it, but they have a team good enough to win it all if things go their way. It going to be a battle from the start. The Suns are set to battle the 7th seed Los Angeles Lakers after their victory over the Warriors in the play-in game last night. Phoenix is 2-1 against the Lakers this year, but neither team was at full strength for any of those matchups. Be sure to check out our very own Dave King playoff primer for more playoff outlook coverage. Now, let dive in. 1: Which bench players make the playoff rotation Let assume the Suns starting lineup is Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, and Deandre Ayton for now because even if the lineup is altered for matchup-based reasons these five are locks to get significant playing time Ty-Shon Alexander Face Mask. Will they boast an 8, 9, or even 10 man rotationCam Payne seems like a lock to get minutes. Torrey Craig will play. Dario Saric will get a chance, and it hard to imagine Cam Johnson not getting some minutes if he available. That puts us at a 9-man rotation. Since they are playing the Lakers it likely wel also see some Kaminsky minutes to match their size, especially if Ayton hits foul trouble or Saric is off. Monty has shown the ability to adapt as the season went on, and they didn show much against the Lakers during their May 9th meeting in Los Angeles. My bet is they roll out a full 10-man rotation, but will cut it down to 9 depending on who is hot and who is. . . not. 2: Which Dario Saric will we getDario Saric play is going to be the X-Factor for Phoenix during this playoff run. He had an absolute rollercoaster of a two-year stint in Phoenix mixed with many highs and lows. If they can get him to regain that bubble form of his for the playoffs it would be a very much welcome sight, especially against a big Lakers frontcourt. Ayton himself said he going to be ready for the playoffs and that his knee feels good in practice https://www.phoenixfanstoreonline.com/Deandre_Ayton_Hoodie-30. Let hope they are both at 100%, especially Ayton because of the workload he going to take against a deep Lakers big-man rotation. I will be keeping a close eye on Ayton movement and confidence with that sore knee. 4: How will they be officiated This is an important factor to consider for a younger team with limited playoff experience, especially when you consider the lack of calls they received throughout the year. LeBron and company will control the refs, that a given. Theye just going to have to overcome that aspect of the game and outplay the Lakers by that much more. Wee seen games where Deandre Ayton gets in foul trouble against bigger teams and the lack of prototypical big man depth has hurt Phoenix. Ayton foul count will be a make-or-break storyline to follow. 5: Who will take the last shot Who is the closerHaving two closers/shot creators on your team is always a good thing, and the Suns backcourt has done a terrific job of balancing these duties throughout the year after some growing pains the first 18 games or so. The playoffs are another animal though, and it will be interesting to monitor which of Paul or Booker decides to close games out or create shots when they need them most. Who do you want to take the last shot Comment below with your pick. The Suns will need to bring the physicality and show they aren afraid right from the start https://www.phoenixfanstoreonline.com/Mikal_Bridges_T_shirt-5. Bully ball if you will. Do not let the Lakers smell blood on that front. Ultimately, I believe Monty Williams will have this team well prepared mentally and from an X and O standpoint. The Lakers better bring their A-game, because this team is going to be a handful.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 24, 2021
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The Brooklyn Nets are home again, and in tow is another shiny, new toy: LaMarcus Aldridge. How out them NetsAldridge won be in the lineup on Monday night, though, as the Nets welcome in the Wolves. However, back running the point for these Nets is Kyrie Irving, who missed a few games to welcome the birth of his child. The Timberwolves are angling for the top pick in this summer draft, but be forewarned: these Wolves the Nets are playing Monday night aren your grandfather Wolves [that is Blake Griffin Flag, if you grandfather started rooting for the Wolves earlier this season - before Anthony Edwards was very good, while KAT was injured, and while Malik Beasley was suspended. Those Wolves were bad-bad; these Wolves are just Greivis Vasquez Hoodie. . . fine]. So, don sleep on the Wolves, but maybe don lose sleep over the Wolves. The Nets roster is starting to look like Roc-A-Fella roster circa 2003. Everyone you ever remember that was dope is on the team and putting an album out. And the newest Net to get their Roc chain is LaMarcus Aldridge! Aldridge comes over from the San Antonio Spurs after five and a half mostly good seasons there. He won be playing tonight, but hel debut soon and the team will look to figure out how best to utilize him and what his role will be. While we wait for Aldridge to get here, the center trio of Blake Griffin, Nicolas Claxton, and DeAndre Jordan will man the middle for Steve Nash and friends. Griffin is gaining more strength by the game and his ability to initiate offense from the high post is a nice wrinkle in the offense and his passing makes the Nets even more difficult to defend. With another quality big in town, this might mean Claxton minutes will start to decline. That would be a shame as he been in a great groove for the past month and his ability on defense could come in handy come playoff time. It won be easy, but it would help Claxton growth a great deal if he got to match up with Towns tonight. Iron sharpens iron and going up against one of the game best will do him some good https://www.brooklynfanstoreonline.com/Kevin_Durant_Pillow_Cover-113. For more on the Wolves, check out: Canis Hoopus.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 24, 2021
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For the first time in a long time Michael Carter-Williams Face Mask, Al-Farouq Aminu is not listed on the Orlando Magic injury report. That means that Aminu, who hasn played since November of 2019 after suffering a knee injury, could be set for a return when the Magic play in Portland on Tuesday night. It would be a fitting return for Aminu, who spent four seasons with the Trail Blazers before signing with the Magic for three years and $30 million in the summer of 2019. It would also be a welcome return for the Magic, who are in desperate need of some healthy bodies. Aminu stint with the Magic didn get off to a great start as he struggled offensively while trying to find a role in a crowded frontcourt, averaging what was a career-low 4. 3 points while shooting a dismal 29% from the field in 21 minutes per over the 18 games he played in a Magic uniform. And that low percentage was with half of his field goal attempts coming from inside of 10 feet of the basket, with Aminu somehow shooting just 43. 5% on shots ranging from zero to three feet from the rim. After sustaining a torn meniscus on Nov. 29 of 2019, Aminu attempted to rehab without surgery before ultimately having a setback that necessitated a surgical procedure. His timetable for a return remained a mystery, and it was further delayed when Aminu had a follow-up surgery prior to the 2020-2021 season. Add it all up and the calendar year has been flipped twice since Aminu last suited up https://www.storeorlando.com/Jonathan_Isaac_T_shirt-4. Even on what will likely be a prolonged minutes restriction, Aminu presence should benefit the Magic defensively, as it did in his small sample size with the Magic last season as the team allowed 100. 1 points per 100 possessions while Aminu was on the court. A team that now owns the sixth worst defensive rating in the NBA at 112. 7 points per can use all the help it can get,. e a veteran player who has played a ton of minutes in this league, but you have to be realistic about what expectations are, Steve Clifford recently told reporters. e going to be rusty and it going to take him some time to get back into rhythm. . . . I do think that no matter what, he can bring a physicality and a level of organization to our team that would help us a great deal right now Markelle Fultz T-Shirt. he shorthanded Magic, who are kicking off a very challenging four-game West Coast trip, have lost 13 of their last 16 games. Against the Blazers, they have lost seven straight, having not won a game in Portland since 2017. They may have to try to do it on Tuesday without Evan Fournier, who is listed as questionable due to back spasms. The Blazers have injury problems of their own, most notably being the extended absences of C. J. McCollum, who was playing the best basketball of his career before suffering a fracture in his foot in January, and Jusuf Nurkic. Even shorthanded, they showed they can still beat anyone with their potent offense, defeating the East-leading Sixers on Thursday with McCollum AND Damian Lillard, who is averaging 29. 1 points per game this season. Yet, when Lillard returned to face the Knicks on Saturday, the Blazers lost. The Blazers enter with the league sixth best offensive rating at 114. 0 points per and take more threes than any team in the league and make more per game than all but the Jazz while shooting 39% from deep as a team (seventh best). Lillard is hitting 38% of his 10. 7 three-point attempts per game, and Gary Trent Jr. has stepped up nicely in McCollum absence, averaging 20. 0 points per over his last seven games while connecting on 44. 9% of his 9. 9 three-point attempts per game during that stretch (43. 6% on 7. 0 attempts per game for the season). Cole Anthony faces what will be arguably his toughest assignment to date while trying to contain Lillard. We also get to see if Mo Bamba previous performance (season-high 14 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocks in 12 fourth-quarter minutes) buys him any additional or somewhat meaningful minutes against the Blazers. As logical as that sounds, it doesn sound likely based on Clifford comments. . . When asked if there's a chance he could find more time for Mo Bamba, Steve Clifford said, "There's just not enough minutes to do that. . . you never know what's gonna happen. . . right now Khem's the backup, Mo's the third guy. He played well [Saturday], he's doing a good job" 1I know they play different positions and the team has other needs, but I don want to live in a world where there are enough minutes in the Magic rotation for Gary Clark but not for Mo Bamba.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 24, 2021
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Since the beginning of the 2019 season, which Phillies player do you think has the second-highest wRC+? Bryce Harper, obviously, has the highest (137 wRC+), but the guy in second place is a lot more surprising. It not J.T. Realmuto, Rhys Hoskins, Alec Bohm, Jean Segura, Didi Gregorius, or Andrew McCutchen.It Brad Miller. Okay, the title of the article and the picture of Brad Miller probably gave this one away, but still, it pretty shocking. Miller isn someone we typically think of as part of the offensive core. He making just $3.5 million this year, and he was signed to be a bench player Luke Williams Hoodie. He didn get a start until the fifth game of the season, and he only been given half as many plate appearances as guys like Hoskins, Realmuto, Bohm, and McCutchen. And yet, when Miller is used properly, he one of the better offensive options that the Phillies have. For those unfamiliar with wRC+, it is a statistic that attempts to quantify a player total offensive value and compare it to league average. A 123 wRC+ means that Brad Miller has created runs for his team at a rate 23% better than a league-average player, and 5-6% better than Rhys Hoskins (118 wRC+) and J.T. Realmuto (117 wRC+). That really good. The underlying numbers show that Miller success is deserved, too he hasn just gotten lucky on balls in play. His BABIP from 2019-2021 is .310, and for a player like Miller, who hits the ball hard and runs well, that number is perfectly sustainable. His Statcast numbers are also promising. His xWOBA has been steadily above-average for each of the past three seasons (.339, .377, .330). A few caveatsNow it time for me to backpedal a tiny bit. I not actually arguing that Miller is the second-best offensive player on the Phillies. His wRC+ does not tell the full story. For one thing, Miller has been completely neutralized by left-handed pitching over his career, so he isn really capable of being a full-time starter. As such, he only had 415 plate appearances over the past three seasons, which isn even equivalent to one full season as an everyday player. That means that his 123 wRC+ comes over a relatively small sample size compared to guys like Hoskins (1060 PA since 2019) and Realmuto (918 PA since 2019). From 2013-2018, Miller recorded 2505 PA (a much more reliable sample size), and he was merely an average hitter (100 wRC+).There also the fact that Miller numbers from just the 2021 season don stand out nearly as much as his combined numbers from 2019-2021. His 119 wRC+ in 2021 is good for just fourth place on the team (min https://www.philadelphiagearstore.com/Vince_Velasquez_T_shirt-51. 50 PA), behind Harper (169 wRC+), Realmuto (143 wRC+), and Nick Maton (122 wRC+). Rhys Hoskins (117 wRC+) and Jean Segura (116 wRC+) are only a couple of points behind Miller. Andrew McCutchen has been heating up as of late, and he has a 129 wRC+ over the past four weeks, which is only one point behind Miller 130 wRC+ in the same time span. While there something to be said for Miller consistently strong hitting over the past three seasons, his 2021 numbers aren as noteworthy on their own.Nevertheless, Miller has been a key contributor to the Phillies offense. When he in the lineup, he been just as good as anyone not named Harper or Realmuto, and he shown no signs of slowing down. That a highly valuable player for a Phillies team that has struggled to score runs so far this season. The Phillies need more Miller, but how?If the Phillies are going to win more ball games, Joe Girardi needs to use Brad Miller as more than just a pinch-hitter. Miller has proven himself to be one of the best eight bats on this team, and the Phillies are better when he in the starting lineup.For the next little while, as the Phillies deal with numerous injuries Manny Trillo Face Mask, it shouldn be hard for Miller to get playing time. However, going forward, things get a little more complicated.If Joe Girardi wants to maximize run-scoring, Brad Miller should be playing more often than Alec Bohm and Didi Gregorius. To say that Bohm and Gregorius have been slumping this season is putting it gently. The truth is, theye been dragging the Phillies way, way down. Over the past four weeks, the Phillies eight best hitters Harper, Realmuto, Hoskins, McCutchen, Segura, Miller, Maton, and Odubel Herrera have combined for an .852 OPS. Bohm and Gregorius have combined for a .570 OPS. Despite their struggles, it hard to imagine that either Bohm or Gregorius is going to be benched any time soon. Bohm still has the potential to be a middle-of-the-order bat, and he needs playing time to figure things out. Didi Gregorius is a major league veteran with a long track record of success and a $26 million contract. Those kinds of players usually don get benched in mid-May, even if theye underperforming and the team is in a tight division race. It going to be complicated to get Brad Miller regular playing time, but it also needs to happen. If he continues to hit the way he has, Miller should be starting almost every game the Phillies play against a right-handed pitcher. Hel have to switch around between first, second, third, and left-field, but if he does so, it should be possible.
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beatricejessie173
Jul 24, 2021
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The Mets begin a critical stretch against divisional opponents with four games against the Washington Nationals in our nation capital. These two teams were originally scheduled to open the season against one another at Nationals Park, but a COVID-19 outbreak on the Nationals prevented that from happening. When the two teams faced off at Citi Field in April, the Mets won two out of three. The Mets are coming off a series win against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. On Monday, David Peterson bounced back from a rough stretch and turned in six stellar innings of one-hit ball. James McCann got the Mets on the board with a fourth-inning single, and Kevin Pillar drove in two with a double. Dominic Smith broke out of his 0-for-20 stretch with a single, and homered in the fifth to give the Mets a four-run lead. The club grew their lead to five, but Trevor May gave up back-to-back homers to Anthony Rizzo and Patrick Wisdom in the seventh to draw Chicago closer James McCann Pet Jersey. Aaron Loup and Edwin Daz shut the door to help the Met secure the 5-2 win. The Mets beat Chicago again 3-2 on Tuesday night. Taijuan Walker struck out a career-high 12 batters and was once again terrific. He surrendered a two-run homer to Javier Baez in the third but was otherwise tremendous. Pete Alonso provided all of the offense for the Mets on the evening, tying the game up with a two-run single in the third and a sacrifice fly in the fifth. With Diaz unavailable, Seth Lugo was tasked with the final two innings. After a quick eighth, he labored in the ninth, but Pillar and Luis Guillorme were able to team up to throw Jake Marisnick out at the plate to maintain New York lead. The Cubs eventually got the tying run in scoring position Yennsy Diaz Face Mask, but they were unable to push it across. New York made it three straight against Chicago on Wednesday with a 6-3 victory. Jacob deGrom struck out eight over three perfect innings, but he exited with right shoulder soreness and was unable to complete what was shaping up to be a magical evening. Pillar got the Mets on the board against Robert Stock with a second-inning double to drive in Billy McKinney, and deGrom again helped his cause with a run-scoring single. Smith hit his second homer of the series in the third. Sean Reid-Foley, who was in for deGrom, surrendered a homer to Rizzo in the fourth but otherwise gave the team two solid innings. The Mets added two runs in the fourth, and Pillar hit a homer in the fifth to make it 6-1. The Mets cruised until the ninth, when Drew Smith gave up a two-run homer to Rafael Ortega, which forced the Mets to use Diaz for a one-out save. For the second straight series, the Mets couldn complete a sweep as they dropped the finale 2-0 to the Cubs. Marcus Stroman served up a two-run homer to Baez in the first, which was the only blemish against his record as he turned in seven strong innings https://www.newprostoreonline.com/Marcus_Stroman_Pet_Jersey-302. Unfortunately, the Mets bats couldn do much against Kyle Hendricks, picking up just two hits as they went quietly into the night. Starting on Friday, the Mets will play 16 straight games against teams from within their division, which includes three doubleheaders in the next eight days. The Mets currently hold a four-and-a-half game lead over the second-place Philadelphia Phillies, whom they will play four times at Citi Field next weekend. The Mets hold a six-and-a-half game lead over the third place Atlanta Braves and will play them four times at Citi Field next week and three times at Truist Park at the end of the month. The Mets should be getting reinforcements back in time for most of the games. Jeff McNeil should be back on Sunday or Monday, according to Luis Rojas. Meanwhile, Michael Conforto has begun his path back, while Brandon Nimmo is expected to begin an assignment this weekend. The Nationals enter this series on a four-game winning streak after sweeping the hapless Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this week. In total, they have won six of their last eight games heading into play tonight. Washington is currently second-to-last in MLB with 3. 80 runs-per-game, and their 3. 31 runs-per-game puts them at the very bottom of all baseball teams. Juan Soto remains the player to watch as he finds himself as one of the league rising young stars. It was his first start this year where he did not walk a batter. In his prior start on May 16, he pitched seven scoreless against the Arizona Diamondbacks in his longest start of the year, while giving up three hits, walking two, and striking out four. The right-hander has struggled against the Mets, pitching to a 5. 23 ERA in 31. 0 innings against them. After spending most of the first month of the season on the COVID-19 IL, the former Cubs and Boston Red Sox starter is still searching for his first win with the Nationals after signing a one-year deal over the winter https://www.newprostoreonline.com/Billy_Mckinney_Pillow_Cover-151. In nine tries, he has only recorded one quality start, and has only pitched into the sixth inning three times. His best outing came on May 12, when he went six and was charged with one earned run on six hits against the Phillies, an outing which preceded two starts where he gave up five runs and six runs. He been better in June, pitching to a 2. 45 ERA in 14. 2 innings over three starts, though his FIP and WHIP during the month are 6. 50 and 1. 50, respectively. Saturday, June 19, Game 2: TBD vs. Joe Ross, 6:05 p. m. on SNYTBD The Mets have not yet named a starter for Game 2 of their doubleheader against the Mets. The Mets will likely go with a bullpen game. Walker set a career high by striking out 12 Cubs batters in his last outing. He went seven innings and was charged with two earned runs on five hits, and he didn walk a batter as he picked up his sixth win as a Met. It was the fifth time this year that he completed seven innings of work in an outing. He served up his third homer of the season, but has otherwise been adept at avoiding the long ball. He currently owns a 0 Ray Knight Face Mask. Corbin pitched into the ninth inning his last time out for the Nationals in what was easily his best start of the season. In the outing, the left-hander tossed 8. 1 innings, allowing one earned run on eight hits with one walk and seven strikeouts. He threw a season-high 110 pitches and was two outs short of a complete game as he earned his fourth win of the year. Prior to that, he allowed three or four earned runs while being unable to escape the sixth in each of his last five starts and has, overall, been a disappointment for the Nationals with Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg both fighting injuries. Earlier this year, he allowed four earned runs in four innings against the Mets and was saddled with a loss. In 18 appearances against the Mets, he owns a 4. 44 ERA in 101. 1 innings. Prediction: The Mets take three of four from the Nationals in DC! Poll How will the Mets fare in their four game series against the Mets!
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beatricejessie173
Jul 24, 2021
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Hello everybody, and welcome back to our Friday discussion. After another dismal series in this dismal season https://www.minnesotagearshop.com/Harmon_Killebrew_Flag-223, let throw open the curtains and let some light in. Our topic for today: Who will be the next Hall of Fame inductee to go in in a Twins capThe Twins have had only 7 players enter the hallowed halls of Cooperstown. Of these 7, 3 went in wearing caps of different teams (Dave Winfield Jack Morris Hoodie, Steve Carlton, and Paul Molitor). The last Twin to go in was Bert Blyleven in 2011. But who do you think will be the nextIn my opinion, it going to come down to one of three different guys. However, there is a fourth (technically) in the running Shaun Anderson Face Mask, and if things go very poorly, a fifth who could get in many years from now. I don have any current players on my list, because no proven players on the Twins are likely to be future hall of famers. The OldiesTony Oliva and Jim Kaat were 1 and 2 votes shy, respectively, of getting into the Hall the last time the Veterans Committee voted. Both players are once again up for induction in 2022. Both players had excellent careers spent primarily or fully with the Twins, and I would not be surprised at all if either of these men were inducted in 2022. Tony Oliva, in particular, seems to be an especially deserving candidate (and notorious snub) despite his injury-shortened career. Gardy BoysTorii Hunter and Joe Mauer fall into this category. Torii, who is admittedly a long shot candidate, did garner enough votes in his first year on the ballot to appear again in the next vote (nlike Johan Santana, he grumbles bitterly). Joe Mauer will be on the ballot first in 2024. There has been much discourse about Mauer candidacy, ranging from ill he be a first-ballot hall of famer to ill he be a hall of famer at all, but personally, I very confident the hometown kid will get in in his first few years on the ballot. He should earn an excellent score in the haracter clause that the writers hold so dear. The verdict for me: Tony O. I think the beloved masher from Cuba will indeed be inducted in 2022, and I certainly hope this to be the case. What do you think Who next in your opinion Drop it in the comments!
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beatricejessie173
Jul 24, 2021
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After another wildly successful road trip, the Brewers are headed back home for another homestand, and it one that might offer some Trap Series potential given who is coming to Milwaukee later this week. But before what should be a fun showdown with the Los Angeles Dodgers Justin Topa Pillow Cover, the Brewers will hope to take care of business against the Miami Marlins. After a surprising run to the postseason in 2020, the Marlins have started this year campaign by being just about average across the board. They come into this week at 9-12 and 4-5 in their last 9 games, having just dropped 3 of 4 to the Giants in San Francisco in what was a closely-played series. It a team that may not get much national attention, even after they swept the Cubs out of the playoffs last season, but it one that has more than a couple familiar faces on it. The LineupMiami typical lineup features a handful of infamous Brewer Killers former Pirate Corey Dickerson is hitting . 304 with a . 351 OBP in 21 games so far, but hasn shown much pop; former Red Adam Duvall is tied for the team in home runs with 4; and former Pirate Starling Marte is playing like a star again with a line in 15 games, collecting 2 home runs, 2 doubles, a triple and 3 stolen bases in that time. Then there old friend Jesus Aguilar, who would look very good at first base for the Brewers right now if a change of scenery wasn necessary for him a couple years ago https://www.milwaukeefanstoreonline.com/Willy_Adames_Pet_Jersey-344. He settled in with the Marlins very well, and comes into this week hitting while leading Miami with 17 runs driven in, and hitting 3 home runs in as many days after apparently ditching eating arugula. He an inspiration to us all. But the breakout star so far this season may be prospect Jazz Chisholm. The 23-year-old has appeared in 19 games so far and is hitting good for a 148 OPS+ as he co-leads the team in homers with Duvall while also adding 3 doubles and 4 stolen bases. He an exciting player to watch when he not facing your team. The Probable PitchersThere probably going to be plenty of strikeouts on both sides Monday night, as Corbin Burnes takes his 40 strikeouts and 0 walks up against Miami lefty Trevor Rogers, who carrying a 12. 7 K/9 rate and a 1. 64 ERA after his first 4 starts this season. Rogers carries an electric fastball that averages 95 mph and is currently in the top 5% in the league in whiff rate Christian Yelich T-Shirt, while not allowing opponents to square up in the rare cases they do make contact. He thrown his fastball about 62% of the time this year, also mixing in a slider and a changeup. After going all season without facing a left-handed starting pitcher, the Brewers will see two in back-to-back days, with Daniel Castano taking the ball in game two this week against Adrian Houser. Wedged between two hard throwers in the Marlins rotation, Castano is more of your throwback soft-tossing lefty, largely working with a 90 mph fastball and an 80 mph slider, with an 82 mph changeup he only thrown 13% of the time this year. Statcast actually compares him to Brett Anderson, if that gives you a better idea of his profile. He made two starts so far this year, allowing a total of 4 runs in 10 innings, 3 of which came in his most recent start against San Francisco. Sandy Alcantara will start the series finale Wednesday afternoon against a Brewers pitcher still to be determined. This would be Brett Anderson turn in the rotation, but with both he and Josh Lindblom on the injured list, the Brewers will have to figure out a Plan C for that start, and considering the four-game set with the Dodgers figures to be hell on the pitching staff as it is, a Johnny Wholestaff approach does not seem to be the way to go, but wel see what the team has planned. In the meantime, the hard-throwing Alcantara could provide some problems for the Brewers. He largely leans on three pitch types Josh Hader Pillow Cover, all of which he throws 90+ mph: a 97 mph fastball, a 91 mph changeup and a 90 mph slider. Statcast says he actually throws two types of fastball a four-seamer and a sinker and even the sinker is averaging 96. 8 mph this year, although that where most of the hits against him this year have come. Like Rogers, he proven difficult to square up against this year, ranking in the 90th percentile among pitchers for barrel%, with a rate of just 1. 3% this year.
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