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5 starts, 3 quality starts, and the other 2 were not quality starts because he did not go long enough.

 

His ERA is pretty solid, hovering right around 2.

Has a winning record.

And his arm strength seems to be on the up, able to pitch more and more.

 

Before he moved from the AL he was pretty solid considering the team he was throwing for. It was after his shoulder injury he lost it. And sat out of the majors last year.

 

Think he can keep it up since he is now healed?

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I think his major problem is is that he is not a strike out guy. However to his credit so far this year he has his best K/9 ratio of his career so far, 5.3 Ks/per 9. So he lets guys put their bats on the ball. And he induces just as many grounders as he does fly balls (A 1.12 G/F ratio). In my mind I liken him to Danny Kolb, just a starter. Right now its working, but on days he is off, watch out. That is all that I worry about with him right now, has to keep his location. Then again he is our #5 so no major pressure.

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I was thinking to start a "holy moehly" thread, but i didn't get a chance to use my computer until now. Anywho, another better-than-solid performance for The Moehl-man. Hip hip hooray.

 

Unless if he gets injured, I don't see him regressing into a "bad pitcher". But I'm not sure that he'll be lights out the entire season. I think he'll be pretty good for us this season, posting an ERA in the mid to upper threes, and giving us a good chance to win when he starts. For a fifth starter, that's fantastic. His game is control and changing speeds, and he's been hitting his spots pretty consistently. Hopefully he'll keep plugging along.

 

Let's hear it for The Moehl-Man, mound jockey extraordinaire.

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What he's doing is simply unbelievable.

 

By the stats, he's not doing this all by luck either. He's using throwing with stuff for strikes and getting softly hit outs. Those outs in recent outings seem to been much softer than the ones in his first two starts.

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After being swept, it must be nice for the other guys on the staff to see that their fifth starter comes up and opens a three game series with a W. I think it's easier on the staff when the less established player can step up and change the tempo of recent games.

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After being swept, it must be nice for the other guys on the staff to see that their fifth starter comes up and opens a three game series with a W. I think it's easier on the staff? when the less established player can step up and change the tempo of recent games.

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Its always good when you have a stopper.

 

If I was Al I would begin to get a bit sick in the stomach if he doesn't continue with the pitching of his last start once Ish starts to heal, or vouch for a trade to the Yanks or Sawx, lord knows those two will take any pitcher they can get there hands on come July.

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Whatever he's doing lets pray he continues to do it. Right now I say he deserves a spot in the rotation. When and if Valdez makes it back, JAck and Wiley will have to figure out who stays in the starting 5. That may mean Leiter out to the pen. I just know I like what I see when Moehler takes the hill.

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I almost started a thread too, but I think I've already made 2 or 3 threads about him lately so I didn't want to seem obsessed. :shifty

 

I'm really happy for him. During the postgame interview you could tell he's really starting to enjoy himself. He was saying he thought it might be tough to make the team out of spring training, but that he knew if he got a chance he could do the job. He knows he doesn't have the velocity he used to (not that he was ever a fireballer) but he knows how to pitch and we're seeing the results. I've really been impressed with his control, he really hits his spots & when he walks batters it's because he's barely missing.

 

For a guy who might have thought his days in the majors could be over, it's really great to see him make good on the opportunity. And he's having so much fun playing for a winning team. Even in his better seasons with Detroit, the team wasn't any good.

 

He's finally built up enough innings (37) to qualify on the ERA leaderboard.

 

National League ERAs

1. D Willis 1.08

2. R Clemens 1.11

3. B Myers 1.63

4. M Hampton 1.96

5. B Moehler 2.17

6. J Beckett 2.40

12. AJ Burnett 3.05

 

 

Go Moe! :thumbup

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Moehler has continued to improve each start and you get the sense we are going to have an excellent chance to win every time he takes the mound. He has equal stuff as Leiter, and much better control.

 

Seems like Leiter will be competing with Valdez for the 5th spot when he returns.

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