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Huston Problem Solved


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I anticipate many close games in the playoffs. This was the missing 'piece' to going deep into the playoffs.

It took me a moment to understand and translate.

It's Huston, TD and yes he has been and will be instrumental in our past and continued success.

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I'm not as enamored with Street as some.  Sure he has good numbers, but he also gets knocked around some.  20 hits in 21 innings, .250 avg against (Frieri was .268).  In tight games against good teams (playoffs) his tendency to pitch to contact may be problematic.  His 88-90mph fastball isn't going to back anyone off.  His offspeed stuff is plus, but if it isn't working be prepared for baserunners. 

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I'm not as enamored with Street as some.  Sure he has good numbers, but he also gets knocked around some.  20 hits in 21 innings, .250 avg against (Frieri was .268).  In tight games against good teams (playoffs) his tendency to pitch to contact may be problematic.  His 88-90mph fastball isn't going to back anyone off.  His offspeed stuff is plus, but if it isn't working be prepared for baserunners. 

 

I would rather him be around the plate and give up some hits than walk batters and give up bombs.

 

That and there isn't many dominate closers in the game anymore. Huston Street gets guys out and rarely gives up runs. He saves games and the bottom line is, that's what a closer is supposed to do.

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The last two or three times I've tuned in near the end of a game with Street pitching there have invariably been one or two runners on. Like Eric said, though, he rarely allows anyone to score. As far as I'm concerned he can walk the bases loaded every time he pitches as long as he doesn't allow any runs. I can handle ninth inning nerves if I'm pretty confident in the end that the result will hold up.

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I would rather him be around the plate and give up some hits than walk batters and give up bombs.

 

That and there isn't many dominate closers in the game anymore. Huston Street gets guys out and rarely gives up runs. He saves games and the bottom line is, that's what a closer is supposed to do.

I hear ya.  Except for the one bad outing he has done the job.  All those base runners could spell trouble in the playoffs. 

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