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MLB Futures Game

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Nick, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. Nick

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    Its on ESPN2 right now.

    Pretty interesting, since its a USA vs. World format, that the Astros have the lead-off batter for BOTH teams. Burke for the U.S., and Tavares for the World team.

    Tavares almost beat out an infield single (which was just a routine grounder to 3rd, but dude's got speed), and Burke flied out to the warning track in LF on their first AB's.

    Just a side opinion: Isn't it a waste when the Colorado Rockies have such highly touted minor league pitchers? The starter for the World team is a canadian lefty in the Rockies organization, who has AMAZING numbers (wins, era, strikeouts... everything) at AA.

    They then go onto say that he's just excellent at changing speeds, and relies on MOVEMENT... something that's downright impossible to do at Coors.

    Its basically a huge waste, because no matter what... he's going to falter in that environment.
     

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