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August 27, 2013 11:17 am

TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 13: Hernandez vs. Perez

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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

The guys get one of Felix's worst starts of the season to break down as Texas unloads on him in the second inning. Plus Alex Wood's insanity and Doug goes to Boston!

Rundown:

0:00 – 8:40 -- [Intro]

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August 21, 2013 6:00 am

What You Need to Know: Corbin Keeps Rolling

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Daniel Rathman

Diamondbacks success story Patrick Corbin continues to pitch well with a standout start in Cincinnati.

The Tuesday Takeaway
As one of the league’s least-friendly venues for pitchers, Great American Ball Park is not an easy place to log a complete game. As of Tuesday morning, it had played host to only 41 nine-plus-inning outings in the 11-plus seasons of its existence. It’s even more difficult to work nine or more frames in Cincinnati’s home yard without walking a batter; until Tuesday, that had happened on only 17 occasions. And only two of those 17 lines featured double-digit strikeouts.

Last night, Patrick Corbin upped those numbers to 42, 18, and three, adding another masterpiece to his breakout season.


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Ben and Sam discuss whether they've underrated Patrick Corbin, then talk about whether there's a bias against redheads in baseball.



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May 2, 2013 9:00 am

Painting the Black: Six Who Clicked, Pitchers Edition

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R.J. Anderson

Looking at six April stars on the mound.

Trevor Cahill, Diamondbacks
Cahill showed up to camp svelter than usual. The offseason work paid off with a strong April, as Cahill averaged more than seven innings per start while striking out about 2.5 batters per walk issued. He saved his best for last: throwing eight innings of one-run ball on Tuesday against the Giants. The bread-and-butter of Cahill's arsenal remains his sinker. His secondary pitch of choice has changed, however. Cahill threw his cutter 26 percent of the time in April, compared to 11 percent in 2012.  Increased confidence in the pitch gives Cahill a fourth option, or at least a backup plan on nights when he cannot find the feel for his changeup. 

Patrick Corbin, Diamondbacks
Yes, another Arizona starter acquired through an earlier trade. Corbin allowed one home run in 33 innings after allowing 14 homers last season in 107 innings. A considerable difference, and one that allows for improvement even after regression. There are two encouraging signs from Corbin so far: 1) his velocity is slightly up, and—more importantly—2) his command has been better. Corbin must stay down in the zone in order to be effective. He's done just that early this season. 



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August 23, 2012 9:11 am

Value Picks: Starting Pitching for 8/23/12

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Derek Carty

Two talented young Diamondbacks starters with different degrees of upside join the group.

Your usual host, Paul Sporer, is away this week crossing things off his bucket list.  Things like meeting Robert Pattinson, teaching tortoises how to french kiss, making snow angels in horse manure, and trying to figure out why people find Curb Your Enthusiasm funny… or, you know, doing normal, work-related stuff.  He wasn’t very specific…  In any case, I’ll be filling in for him today with VP and tomorrow with Weekly Planner.  Here goes…

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Bryce Harper's presence and early contributions gives the Nationals a happy glimpse into the future.

The Weekend Takeaway
During a weekend series highlighted by Matt Kemp’s 10th-inning walk-off homer in Saturday’s 4-3 Dodgers victory, the Nationals got a glimpse into their future—a future that likely will not include many more sweeps at the hands of the Dodgers.

Top prospect Bryce Harper arrived with a bang on Saturday, and while Kemp ultimately stole the show, the 19-year-old phenom immediately displayed the tools that will soon make him a superstar. Harper rocketed a high Chad Billingsley fastball over Kemp’s head to straightaway center for a double, fired an 80-grade bullet home from left field, and drove in the go-ahead run with a ninth-inning sacrifice fly that would have won the game if not for a Henry Rodriguez meltdown in the bottom half of the frame.


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Why Cubs fans need to exercise a bit of caution with Anthony Rizzo, and notes on 35 more prospects.

Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Cubs (Triple-A Iowa): 2-for-3, 2 HR (7), 2 R, 3 RBI, BB.

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The 2006 draft has served as a major talent influx for the top forces in the NL West.

I'd wanted to write about Clayton Kershaw because I haven't discussed him in as much detail as his season merits, but finding a fresh angle proved to be difficult. Improved control? Done. Comparisons to Sandy Koufax? Done. A thousand other things? Done.

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July 26, 2010 2:51 am

Transaction Action: Send Me Some Angels

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Christina Kahrl and Kevin Goldstein

Sending Dan Haren back to the AL West has a big impact beyond 2010, while leaving the Snakes dirtbound and dead.

ANAHEIM ANGELS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Acquired UT-S Alberto Callaspo from the Royals for RHP Sean O'Sullivan and LHP Will Smith. [7/22]
Acquired RHP Dan Haren from the Diamondbacks for LHPs Joe Saunders and Patrick Corbin, RHP Rafael Rodriguez, and a PTBNL. [7/25]
Activated RHP Matt Palmer from the 15-day DL, and optioned him to Salt Lake (Triple-A); optioned RHP Trevor Bell to Salt Lake; purchased the contract of RHP Michael Kohn from Salt Lake. [7/26]

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