Monthly Archives: June 1996

Lugnuts Notes: 1996 Pitchers

I can tell you how each guy throws. In some cases I can say what he does wrong. I can toss some numbers your way. What I can’t do is tell you whether they’ll fill in the missing pieces; that’s more a question of character than ability, and I’m not really in a position to judge that. I do know, from years of watching, that pitchers in this league often suddenly see the light and start pitching well. I never know which pitcher that’s going to happen to. Often it’s a surprise to the manager and the pitching coach, as well.

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Lugnuts Notes: Home and Away series against the South Bend Silver Hawks

This series was better, although the results still are pretty poor. Except for one inning, the Saturday game was well-played. Sunday’s was awful, but no one really thinks the team’s that bad. Monday’s win and Tuesday’s loss were excellent games, without serious reservation. In general, the Hawks just outplayed the Nuts; that’s bound to happen sometimes. (I could get to like watching Mario Valdez; that’s real talent.)

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