It’s not me, it’s Yu

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Postby David » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:13 pm

at least it's not basketball feet
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Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:37 am

horsefeathers, Neil is the man.
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Postby PackLandVA » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:01 am

Did Yu say he put "a" pee on it??
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Postby The_Achiever » Tue May 21, 2019 3:11 pm

Despite last night's extremely annoying loss, I am encouraged by Yu's performance.

He looked comfortable and confident out there. I'll take it.
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Postby squally1313 » Tue May 21, 2019 3:27 pm

I'm trying to imagine gripping a baseball hard enough to get a blister on your pinky finger like 65 innings in to the season. As someone who pitched (poorly) through high school, I don't think my pinky touched the ball on anything that I throw.

Edit: On second look, definitely not his pinky. Please ignore.
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Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Postby Andy » Tue May 21, 2019 4:21 pm

The_Achiever wrote:Despite last night's extremely annoying loss, I am encouraged by Yu's performance.

He looked comfortable and confident out there. I'll take it.

Yu was great, and he should've had 6 shutout innings had we not apparently decided to have Russell play 20 feet from third base for that easy ground ball with 2 outs in the 6th.
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Postby NewUserName » Tue May 21, 2019 5:18 pm

Andy wrote:
The_Achiever wrote:Despite last night's extremely annoying loss, I am encouraged by Yu's performance.

He looked comfortable and confident out there. I'll take it.

Yu was great, and he should've had 6 shutout innings had we not apparently decided to have Russell play 20 feet from third base for that easy ground ball with 2 outs in the 6th.

the triple that followed was not exactly hit well either.
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Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

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Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Postby Bertz » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:57 am

Yu's last seven starts:

42.2 IP
35 H
12 BB
47 Ks
5 HRs
4.01 ERA
3.81 FIP
3.62 xFIP

And this span includes @Dodgers, @Rockies, the Phillies, and that Cincy game where the wind was HOWLING out (and Joe tried to get an 8th inning out of him like a dummy), so it's not some soft schedule mirage. We're another good start or two from me convincing myself that he's fixed and his bad start to the year was just rust or the weird way his ST ended or something.
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Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:03 am

Darvish pitches by xwoba 2019

Cutter: 252
Slider 291 (lowest sample of batted ball events)
Sinker 352
4 seam 453 (highest BBE)

Other 2 Pitches dont even merit mentioning based on samples

Can he just be a cutter/sinker/slider guy? Maybe throw the curve and eephus just enough to keep them guessing.

He was diagnosed as tipping his 4 seam in the WS. The whole league knows when it's coming, IMO. You don't allow a 700 SLG on a 95 average FB unless you are, IMO.

Thoughts on him scrapping the 4 seam?
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:25 am

I haven't looked at the four seam but we've seen some good changeups and/or splitters from Darvish this year. I'd like to see him throw more of whichever is better, which may help his four seam out
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Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Postby Bertz » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:31 pm

Yu since May 15th:

66.1 IP
17 BB (6.3%)
75 K (27.8%)
12 HR
4.34/4.24/3.56 ERA/FIP/xFIP

I don't want to be like "yay he's fixed he's just been juiced balled" because frankly he's a guy who's always allowed a few more dongs than you'd expect. That being said, conservatively I think Yu has worked his way back to league average and realistically a decent bit more.
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Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Postby Deeg » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:23 am

Did Yu at least get some appreciation from the fans today, I hope?

Apart from the HRs, he’s basically pitching like an ace since May 15. His peripherals are outstanding. Hopefully he could be in line for a killer 2nd half.
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Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:30 am

Interestingly he has his lowest meatball% in the statcast era by a full % point

No doubt affected significantly by the juiced ball
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Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Postby Bull » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:52 am

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Yu can do it!
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Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Postby Andy » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:36 am

Deeg wrote:Did Yu at least get some appreciation from the fans today, I hope?

Apart from the HRs, he’s basically pitching like an ace since May 15. His peripherals are outstanding. Hopefully he could be in line for a killer 2nd half.

He was getting nice ovations after each of the last few innings. I wasn't listening closely but I'd bet he got some Yuuuu's too. Considering the circumstances he gets remarkably good support from home fans at the games.
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Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Postby Deeg » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:13 pm

All of the geniuses who authoritatively declared the Darvish contract the worst ever have gone curiously silent.
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Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Postby d_money » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:23 pm

Deeg wrote:All of the geniuses who authoritatively declared the Darvish contract the worst ever have gone curiously silent.

Maybe b/c there’s 4 1/2 years left on the contract.
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Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Postby Deeg » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:20 am

.213 BAA now 3rd best among qualified NL starters. 8 swing-and-misses on the 4-seamer today.
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Re: It’s not me, it’s Yu

Postby Hawk4Hall » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:27 am

Yu’s The Man
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