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BeitragVerfasst am: 21. Apr 2017 6:15    Titel: players to make an immediate impact thanks Antworten mit Zitat

Everyone knows about Bartolo Colon and his ability to pound the strike zone with his fastball. On this day in 2012, while pitching for the Oakland Athletics, Colon one upped himself.
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<br>Yet, for as impressive as his ability to throw strikes has been, Colon surpassed expectations on this day in 2012. Pitching for the Oakland Athletics, Colon threw enough strikes where he could have qualified as a human pitching machine. In fact, he threw 38 consecutive strikes, a record for the most strikes in a row since pitch data began being recorded in 1988.
<br>Perhaps the most impressive part about Colon’s strike throwing spree is when it occurred in the game. Instead of tiring as he pitched deeper into the game, he found an unbelievable rhythm. He began throwing nothing but strikes in the bottom of the fifth inning, and did not stop for eleven batters. Finally <a href="http://www.athleticsfanaticsjersey.com/tyler-ladendorf-jersey-c-17.html">http://www.athleticsfanaticsjersey.com/tyler-ladendorf-jersey-c-17.html</a>, Bobby Abreu was able to get Colon to throw a ball off the plate, ending his amazing run.
<br>As one would have imagined with that run, Colon was dominant. He fired eight shutout innings, allowing just four hits while striking out five batters. He did get to a three ball count four times over the course of the game, but did not issue a walk. Amazingly <a href="http://www.athleticsfanaticsjersey.com/yonder-alonso-jersey-c-15.html">http://www.athleticsfanaticsjersey.com/yonder-alonso-jersey-c-15.html</a>, of the 108 pitches he threw, 82 of them were strikes, an unbelievable percentage.
<br>His impressive control lasted throughout the season. He had already staked a claim as a control artist <a href="http://www.athleticsfanaticsjersey.com/chris-coghlan-jersey-c-16.html">http://www.athleticsfanaticsjersey.com/chris-coghlan-jersey-c-16.html</a>, and continued his mastery in 2012. That year, he posted a 10 9 record along with a 3.43 ERA and a 1.208 WHiP, striking out 90 batters against just 23 walks in 152.1 innings.<br>
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BeitragVerfasst am: 21. Apr 2017 6:17    Titel: Re: players to make an immediate impact thanks Antworten mit Zitat

It was 1 40 a.m. on a Tuesday in August when right hander Danny Barnes got his first call up to the major leagues, joining a Toronto Blue Jays team with a 59 47 record that was one game back of American League East rival Baltimore in the wild card race.

Barnes, then with the Triple A Buffalo Bisons, was on a plane within hours to join the Jays in Houston that night. He would spend about six weeks with the team through the end of the season, and replace a concussed Francisco Liriano on Toronto’s American League Division Series roster.

This year’s call up was much less rushed. The reliever learned he would join Toronto on an off day, after starter J.A. Happ was placed on the 10 day disabled list. And Barnes came into a changed clubhouse from the winning room he remembered. Joining a team with the worst record in baseball isn’t the same as being with a group headed to the post season.

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Third baseman Chris Coghlan, another new face in the clubhouse thanks to the calf injury that put Josh Donaldson on the DL, is well aware of the heights a team can reach when things are going well on the field. He won a World Series with the Chicago Cubs last fall and came to Toronto hoping to find that feeling once again.

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Coghlan, who was 1 for 5 in two games entering Wednesday, said every new guy wants to bring “a little jolt” when he joins a clubhouse, whether the team is winning or not. The 31 year old veteran believes it’s easier for older players to make an immediate impact thanks to a familiarity with other players, whether they’re former teammates or just acquaintances from around the league.

Two more new faces will join Toronto later this week, starters who will replace Happ and injured Aaron Sanchez on the mound against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday and Saturday. The Blue Jays haven’t announced who those players will be yet, but right handers Mat Latos and Casey Lawrence are coming off strong starts in Buffalo.

Latos is another big league veteran on a minor league deal. “That’s why we signed him, if something happened we’d need him,” Gibbons said. “It’s not like he’s going to go out there and he’s never been out there before, so you don’t worry about that.”

Meanwhile http://www.jaysfanaticsjersey.com/ja-happ-jersey-c-7.html, Barnes suggests being prepared for that late night call.

“Don’t put your phone on vibrate.”
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