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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:51 am

He's somehow smiling while his mouth stays completely flat. His control is amazing!
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Banedon » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:06 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:He's somehow smiling while his mouth stays completely flat. His control is amazing!


Not for nothing, but this is also how my son smiles for every school picture. It drives his mother nuts.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:57 pm

Duke Silver wrote:He is our ace. He has been since the day this thread was created. He will continue being our ace for the next two decades. Not even my curse can take him down. He is immortal. He's Somehow Greg Maddux.

Before the season I claimed he would have Arroyo-like durability but then the hand thing happened. So that was a bummer. I'm pretty sure he will never have a major arm injury though and should pitch into his 40s.

And be a thousand times better than Arroyo
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:00 pm

how the horsefeathers is this guy good
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Duke Silver » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:50 pm

He now has the lowest average exit velocity of 108 pitchers that have thrown at least 2,000 pitches this year.

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/statcast ... =0#results

83.9 mph this year. Last year he was tied with Lester for 4th at 85.8 mph.

I also looked at a bunch of the stuff I wrote about in an article about him last year, as far as him being a FIP-beater. Like how he got more weakly hit fly balls than other ground ball pitchers by getting them at higher launch angles. And how he avoided the dangerously hit ground balls that were hit hard and on a low line... one-hoppers scorched at infielders. And, well, he's still amazing at those things.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby UMFan83 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:10 pm

Duke Silver wrote:He now has the lowest average exit velocity of 108 pitchers that have thrown at least 2,000 pitches this year.

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/statcast ... =0#results

83.9 mph this year. Last year he was tied with Lester for 4th at 85.8 mph.

I also looked at a bunch of the stuff I wrote about in an article about him last year, as far as him being a FIP-beater. Like how he got more weakly hit fly balls than other ground ball pitchers by getting them at higher launch angles. And how he avoided the dangerously hit ground balls that were hit hard and on a low line... one-hoppers scorched at infielders. And, well, he's still amazing at those things.


I can totally tell that you wanted to write a follow up article on last year's piece but then thought better of it and just made a post. Good work, you're learning :)
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Brian » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:13 pm

I'd love to see a Duke front-page article about how great Scherzer and Strasburg are.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Bull » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:14 pm

Brian wrote:I'd love to see a Duke front-page article about how great Scherzer and Strasburg are.


After they beat the Dodgers, please.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Duke Silver » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:57 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
Duke Silver wrote:He now has the lowest average exit velocity of 108 pitchers that have thrown at least 2,000 pitches this year.

https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/statcast ... =0#results

83.9 mph this year. Last year he was tied with Lester for 4th at 85.8 mph.

I also looked at a bunch of the stuff I wrote about in an article about him last year, as far as him being a FIP-beater. Like how he got more weakly hit fly balls than other ground ball pitchers by getting them at higher launch angles. And how he avoided the dangerously hit ground balls that were hit hard and on a low line... one-hoppers scorched at infielders. And, well, he's still amazing at those things.


I can totally tell that you wanted to write a follow up article on last year's piece but then thought better of it and just made a post. Good work, you're learning :)


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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby biittner77 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:04 pm

Bull wrote:
Brian wrote:I'd love to see a Duke front-page article about how great Scherzer and Strasburg are.


After they beat the Dodgers, please.


So before the world series and after they eliminate their first round opponent the Cubs?
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Bull » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:14 pm

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Brian wrote:I'd love to see a Duke front-page article about how great Scherzer and Strasburg are.


After they beat the Dodgers, please.


So before the world series and after they eliminate their first round opponent the Cubs?


lol, yeah. woops!
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Bull » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:14 am

Petition to change thread title to Greg Maddux: Somehow Kyle Hendricks.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Derwood » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:21 pm

Hendricks throws like 45mph fastballs, so he could probably start every game of the post season, 1890's style
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Bull » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:36 pm

Derwood wrote:Hendricks throws like 45mph fastballs, so he could probably start every game of the post season, 1890's style

You do t want them to get too used to him; you have to mix it up.

Game 1: Hendrix
Game 2: Lester
Game 3: Hendrix
Game 4: arrieta (Hendrix first out of pen)
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Brian » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:56 am

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Here's a picture of Kyle being pulled out of game where he gave up 8 runs.

oh wait, that's him in the middle of one of the best games of his life.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby jersey cubs fan » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:02 am

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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:15 am

Kyle is horsefeathering cold blooded man
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby UMFan83 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:15 pm

I wonder if fans/writers will account for him when breaking down the Cubs now.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Duke Silver » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:01 pm

Thread title needs to be changed. It's incredibly disrespectful to Kyle to compare him to a guy with an ERA above 3 and a losing record in the playoffs.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Bull » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:31 pm

Bull wrote:Petition to change thread title to Greg Maddux: Somehow Kyle Hendricks.
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:35 pm

Thank god for naps
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby UMFan83 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:05 pm

Embracing the Professor nickname....and smiling?

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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:10 pm

Beyond sports? My friend you have achieved academic clinictood
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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:14 am

Hendricks is trying out a new grip/version/type of curveball and the results sound promising.


Hendricks came into spring training with two things on his mind: developing more consistency throughout the season and improving his curveball. While playing catch with Mike Montgomery on Field 2, Hendricks, using a grip he’d never tried, spun a curve better than he’s ever been able to before


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Re: Kyle Hendricks: Somehow Greg Maddux

Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:10 am

we regret to inform you that kyle hendricks is on the 15-day DL with elbow discomfort
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