Another Roster Move Likely Coming, Quintana's Actually Fine Outing, and Other Bullets

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Another Roster Move Likely Coming, Quintana’s Actually Fine Outing, and Other Bullets

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May your day be full of family and friends and beers and barbecues, or none of that if that ain’t your thing. And tomorrow, Memorial Day.

  • Randy Rosario was the immediate roster replacement for Yu Darvish, who is off to get an MRI on his triceps, but he isn’t necessarily going to be the guy when it comes time to fill a Darvish start. Instead, it sounds like it’ll be Luke Farrell being called up:

  • If indeed Farrell is called up for tomorrow or Tuesday’s game, my guess is that it means Mike Montgomery will be making the start that day, and Farrell will lengthen the bullpen and/or piggyback (or reverse order). Like Eddie Butler, Farrell presents a very different look for the batter than Montgomery, so they might be a good fit to work together. Like Fartgomery, anybody?
  • My gut watching the game was the Jose Quintana didn’t actually pitch poorly last night, and a review of the data/tape pretty much confirms that. Not only did he net six strikeouts and 11 whiffs, but also a quarter of his balls in play were soft contact (that’s a great rate). He also didn’t give up a single ball hit at 100 mph or over. The velo was fine. The dude simply was not getting knocked around, and had good stuff. The damage came on a 360-foot usually-a-lazy-fly-ball homer, a double that was probably a foul ball, and a double that Ian Happ probably should have caught. That’s it. Are we really going to lose our minds about that particular start? Nah.
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  • Hey, how about the play in left field last night by Kyle Schwarber? It didn’t always show up in the outs recorded, but dude was all over the place flashing good range, quick motions, and an incredible arm. It was a really impressive game for a guy who has been having a lot of them lately. (Oh, also, he homered and doubled.)
  • Javy Baez’s blast was fun, at least:

  • Happy birthday, Pat:


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