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Just got back from Roger Dean.

 

AJ pitched great. 4 1/3 scoreless innings - 3 hits - 1 walk and 7 strikeouts.

67 pitches

 

In the first inning 5 out of the first 6 pitches were at 98mph while most of the pitches were around 94-96. He had an outstanding curveball today and wowed the many media folk around homeplate. There were 4 tv crews , 3 radio stations and at least 6 newspapers as well 9 so it will be greatly covered in more detaill).

 

AJ said he felt great and looked forward to his next outing on Sunday.

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Awesome.

 

Of course by the time he gets his first start, the anticipation will have grown so high that he'll probably go 6 innings & give up 2 runs & we'll whine that he just didn't seem like his old self, .... :lol

 

it's like he'll never meet the expectations, you know...

 

We've got to be patient & let him progress. Most guys don't seem to hit their stride until the 2nd year back.

 

Even so, I can't help it. Seeing him back out there will be such a lift.

 

It's gonna be murder waiting for his first start!

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awesome news. Lest we forget that the year before the injury alot of scouts had came to the general concensus that AJ had the best stuff in baseball based on the number of swings and misses he got in the strikezone. If he's really learned to pitch from the old man, we could be in for a treat in the years to come.

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awesome news. Lest we forget that the year before the injury alot of scouts had came to the general concensus that AJ had the best stuff in baseball based on the number of swings and misses he got in the strikezone. If he's really learned to pitch from the old man, we could be in for a treat in the years to come.

AJ's interesting to compare to Beckett & Penny. At his best, his fastball and curve is just as good if not better than both of them.

 

Despite the mediocre record in 2002, AJ was just so much fun to watch that season. Arnsberg had tinkered with his delivery & suddenly he was just blowing that "easy gas" by everyone. A better win-loss record & he'd have gotten some Cy Young votes.

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awesome news. Lest we forget that the year before the injury alot of scouts had came to the general concensus that AJ had the best stuff in baseball based on the number of swings and misses he got in the strikezone. If he's really learned to pitch from the old man, we could be in for a treat in the years to come.

AJ's interesting to compare to Beckett & Penny. At his best, his fastball and curve is just as good if not better than both of them.

 

Despite the mediocre record in 2002, AJ was just so much fun to watch that season. Arnsberg had tinkered with his delivery & suddenly he was just blowing that "easy gas" by everyone. A better win-loss record & he'd have gotten some Cy Young votes. He was phenomenal in 2002. 5 shutouts is sick!

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I don't think theres much doubt that AJ has the best stuff on our staff when he's going good. No offense to Beckett, but everything AJ throws is just naturally electric. Its rare that you hear someone talked about as having too much movement on their fastball.

 

AJ's stuff is good enough that he can get away with (or atleast could in the past) not locating sharply. As we've seen this year, if Beckett isn't locating, its going to be a tough night.

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