What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
How 'bout our #5?!
7.1 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO
I was VERY impressed by his composure, especially to get out of the 2nd in that fashion. Everyone can take a step back from the ledge about our rotation for the time being.
I don't care if it's against the swinging Rays or not. He kept the ball down, and didn't make many mistakes tonight. I couldn't be more happy for him. Congrats Nick!
A very mature, masterful effort. Good things happen when you have good command and aren't afraid to throw strikes. Can't ask for a better game from your #5 starter.
ESPN MLB's headline is hilarious. It just says "Tepesch Mode" Love it!
I just really liked his overall approach. He threw any pitch in any count. I know the Rays probably didn't have a lot of footage on him, but I can't remember the last time I saw so many check swings. A lot of uncertainty and guessing from the Rays lineup. Some of that can be attributed to unfamiliarity, but some of it is also due to unpredictability in pitch selection - which he was he was able to maintain since he could effectively command all of his pitches. Great debut to say the least.
Tepesch's approach is literally "bitch I'm a robot, I don't even give a FUCK"
Spot on, Revsader. He kept the rock down. It was an impressive performance inasmuch because the umpire, to me, had a small strike zone. The most impressive thing about him was his demeanor. Guy's a cool customer (with talent). Liked it.
Coming back from totally losing his command, walking the bases loaded, to mowing them down into the 8th! Icy. Stone.
This year's Justin Grimm.
I worry that he another Grimm as well. Although Grimm 1st start was against the astros last year and this was against the rays. so maybe there is something to it.
Thoughts of Grimm and Perez kept flashing through my head during the game, and only more starts will tell. However, I honestly think Tepesch looked better in mechanics and make-up than either Grimm or Perez. So possibly he's going to be more like 2011 Ogando (except with more pitches and a better physique) or 2012 Ross.
One successful outing does not a good pitcher make... but he sure looked solid. Also a bit comforting knowing Harrison is now having back pain (which I hope is the cause of his horrible starts and not an excuse for them).
Hypothetical: Tepesch stays this good and Colby's ready to take the mound. Who gets bumped?
Nick Tepesch reminded me of the young Bulldog, Orel Hershiser when he came up with the Dodgers and even looks like him to a certain degree. You have to be impressed with the way he pitches with runners in scoring position and his ability to induce groundball outs. That ability can earn him alot of starts for this team even when Colby Lewis is ready to contribute. Lewis will be alot better candidate to replace Derek Lowe if Tepesch can continue what he is doing now. What's not to like?
Pleasant surprise. Makes me glad we didn't spend $$$ for a 5th starter.
Excellent composure after walking the bases loaded.An 8 pitch shutdown inning after getting the lead. Nice. We can all spell Tepesch after 1 start!A pie in the face television interview!That's an awesome debut.
And Attn: Wash haters--i'm thinking that the old school bro made the call on this kid.
Rotation looking good for next few years:1. Darvish (legitimate ace)2. Harrison (very solid no. 2)3. Holland (great stuff could be no. 2 if he ever figures it out)4 &5. Ogando/Feliz/Perez/Tepesch will battle it out
Waiting in the wings: Buckel
So glad we didn't sign Greinke.
Lewis will not be back for next year. He has a one year deal only. He will be looking for a 3 year deal.
People are already tossing Colby? If he comes back strong, I don't see why we won't lock him up. Maybe we don't, but it seems like a hasty assumption before we even know how he can pitch post surgery.
Ditto on Greinke. For a team called the Dodgers, they sure got kicked in the nuts on that deal.
It seems fairly unlikely to me that Rangers would extend Colby an offer during the year, given how many other possible starters we have, unless 2 or more of our current ones (the top 4 plus Feliz, Perez, Tepesch, and Grimm) all implode or are traded or something. I see him testing FA if he's still effective. The Rangers probably consider him Plan C (or B at best) given that he's past his prime and has a hip condition that makes it hard for him to field, besides how it affects his pitching. I could see him being a Ranger next year, possibly, but I don't think it's particularly likely, unless perhaps he looks like a TORP most of the season.
opening salvo but he looked good. he showed he knows how to pitch. looked a little like a young mike mussina. never got flustered and made pitches in tough situations that could have gotten out of hand. very good debut.
I think if the scouts and coaches say Colby will be solid, Daniels tries to extend him a couple of years for (relatively) cheap. Other clubs are jumping on the "recovering from surgery" bandwagon, which means someone will give mad money if Colby has one good start.
April 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM | Aceathon
I believe that is the dumbest ass post I've ever seen.
Notify me of follow-up comments via email.