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    Ok Nolasco now its your time!

    Hughes, Gibson and Correia (!!!!) have all been pitching pretty darn well lately, in Hughes and Gibsons cases they quickly look to be legit top of the rotation type studs for the near future.

    We all know the struggles Nolasco has had this year, yes he has been unlucky no doubt, but his FIP and xFIP still sit at 4.50 and 4.05 respectufully.

    Time for Nolasco to step up and start pitching like a mid rotation guy we expected. If he can step up and pitch like a number three, dare I say I really like our rotation moving forward?

    Hughes is a #1 for this team, Gibson is a pitching close to a #1 level as well. Nolasco at #3 and whoever the hot hand is between Pino/May/Meyer #4 with Correia actually keeping us in games as a possible average #5

    Me likes our chances moving forward.
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    So Nolasco didn't exactly pitch the lights out last night, but he only gave up the 2 homers and was in line for the win before Perkins decided he wanted it instead. That being said, hopefully he is able to build off a decent performance and become the starter we all hoped he would be when he was signed.

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    I was thinking that Nolasco always underachieved in the National League, why wont the same pattern hold true in the American League?

    Except that the American League is superior offensively which will further esculate his numbers. High 4's, low 5's is maybe what we should expect going forward.

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    Nolasco is ok for 5 innings. After that he just mails it in.

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    The 3 guys I wanted to sign were Hughes, Kazmir and Garza. I never trusted Nolasco. How good a rotation would we have with those 3 plus Gibson and Coreia (and next year Meyer). Oh well maybe we can trade Nolasco at some point.

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    For me, the thing about Nolasco is that its few and far between he gets a quick inning. Most innings is a meat grinder for him and by the time the 5th inning rolls around he is cooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchwarmerjim View Post
    For me, the thing about Nolasco is that its few and far between he gets a quick inning. Most innings is a meat grinder for him and by the time the 5th inning rolls around he is cooked.
    Does anyone know how his stats look in terms of pitches per inning? I know this isn't a hard and fast stat about wearing down, but I was just curious.

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    How long until this guy starts getting some heat for his performance so far?

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    I am almost getting to the point where I think we should send him to the minors to see if he can figure it out down there. He hasn't pitched much like a major leaguer except for a few starts and were coming on 15th or so start of the season. If another team wants to take over his contract then power to them we can be freed and go after a different pitcher this offseason. I am surprised by how bad he has been. I really liked this signing last offseason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drock2190 View Post
    How long until this guy starts getting some heat for his performance so far?
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    Nolasco has been the worst (like now) or almost the worst in MLB for average against all year. It currently sits at .322. He makes a whole team a .322 hitter. A whole team!

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    Quote Originally Posted by h2oface View Post
    Nolasco has been the worst (like now) or almost the worst in MLB for average against all year. It currently sits at .322. He makes a whole team a .322 hitter. A whole team!
    No doubt.

    Seems like almost every start he's also unlucky with some horrific fielding play. In the first inning today, Aybar had an "RBI double" that was a dropped pop up by Florimon.

    I actually wonder if Nolasco himself wouldn't be a trade candidate at the deadline - he might really want to get out of here. Who knows.

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    Yeah Dazzle got to do his flip-down rant talking about the Florimon drop after the game. Hard to disagree with him. Of course, Pujols wouldn't have scored on the play if he'd not already stolen 2nd LOL.

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    I don't see anyone taking Nolasco right now. He's not being helped by having a SS playing in CF either... That said, they guy has always been streaky... and in a frustrating way too. He gets those Ks, but the results aren't always there.

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