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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by flymick24 View Post
    Today, he threw almost exclusively 2-seamers and curves, his bread and butter pitches... he may be one of the few SPs who may not actually benefit from the anti-FB approach they’ve adopted (although he always tends to own the O’s, so this may just be an anamy)
    good post. I agree he had his curve working yesterday (71%, 3 were 73-76 mph nice I think) which he has to have. If he doesn't or home ump doesn't give him the corners he goes to FB and they just wait on it (tea time). That JD stepping out of the box 0-2 still bothers me 3 games ago. It was one game and I am happy for him. I actually wish he did have a cutter that he tried early.

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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by flymick24 View Post
    Today, he threw almost exclusively 2-seamers and curves, his bread and butter pitches... he may be one of the few SPs who may not actually benefit from the anti-FB approach they’ve adopted (although he always tends to own the O’s, so this may just be an anamy)
    On the postgame, he was saying he was working on throwing the ball down more. As in, he's trying to get the ball to sink more than side to side movement.

    All his could be complete BS, and he just pitched well because it's the Os.
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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Sounds a lot like AJ. Game to game they “found” something in his mechanics/delivery/release point etc. If he pitched well, they would attribute it to the latest “discovery.” Then he’d crap the bed the next start and it would start all over again.

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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodoo View Post
    Last night the game was called by Kenny & Flash. Of course, Michael Kay & others have called some of the starts by Sonny Gray.

    I've noticed, maybe others have made mention of it before, but what is up with every announcer making mention of his full name during the course of conversation, "Sonny Gray."

    Our other pitchers it's, 'CC' or 'Sabathia' or 'Severino' or 'German' or 'Tanaka,' etc, etc.



    What gives? Any idea why it's always, "Sonny Gray" and not just "Sonny" or "Gray?"


    BTW, awesome game by Sonny Gray. (There, I did it too!)
    I also wonder if the difficulty in giving him a nickname is part of the problem.

    His first name already has the "e" sound at the end of it and Gray-e doesn't sound right.

    Of course, they could just call him Pickles. Unfortunate, for most of his Yankee career, he has been Sour Pickles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodoo View Post
    Last night the game was called by Kenny & Flash. Of course, Michael Kay & others have called some of the starts by Sonny Gray.

    I've noticed, maybe others have made mention of it before, but what is up with every announcer making mention of his full name during the course of conversation, "Sonny Gray."

    Our other pitchers it's, 'CC' or 'Sabathia' or 'Severino' or 'German' or 'Tanaka,' etc, etc.



    What gives? Any idea why it's always, "Sonny Gray" and not just "Sonny" or "Gray?"


    BTW, awesome game by Sonny Gray. (There, I did it too!)
    Because you can’t call him Gray-y.

    Edit: GMTA. Of course, it’s easy enough to call him "Sonny."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArodEra View Post
    Sounds a lot like AJ. Game to game they “found” something in his mechanics/delivery/release point etc. If he pitched well, they would attribute it to the latest “discovery.” Then he’d crap the bed the next start and it would start all over again.
    This is exactly what I was thinking. I'll believe it when he can string together at least a handful of good starts in a row.

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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodoo View Post
    I figured that must be the case. I just wondered if anyone else has noticed this as well?

    I've been searching my memory for any MLB player with a one-syllable last name to make a comparison. Surely there are some, but I can't recall any active players at the moment.
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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

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    Babe Ruth. Ty Cobb.
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    Greg Legg

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    Mel Hall. I feel dirty just typing his name.
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    Ron Cey. Bob Walk. Moe Berg. Mel Queen. Dick Pole.

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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

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    Greg Bird
    I always think of him as Gregbird.

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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    What we need is a player with a two-syllable forename and a one-syllable last name, for a proper comparison with Sonny Gray. David Cone comes to mind (but he went by "Coney").

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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by mbn007 View Post
    Greg Bird

    My bad yet again. I thought of him too late.

    Thanks to everyone for the list of one-syllable ball players.

    I was specifically thinking of active players so I can hear how the announcers call their names.
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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by -tz View Post
    I always think of him as Gregbird.

    That's basically how I hear it as well.
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    Re: 2018 Sonny Gray Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by -tz View Post
    What we need is a player with a two-syllable forename and a one-syllable last name, for a proper comparison with Sonny Gray. David Cone comes to mind (but he went by "Coney").
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodoo View Post
    My bad yet again. I thought of him too late.

    Thanks to everyone for the list of one-syllable ball players.

    I was specifically thinking of active players so I can hear how the announcers call their names.
    Mookie Betts
    David Price
    Mallex Smith (but not Denard Span, whose name doesn't scan correctly)
    Justin Smoak
    Aaron Loup
    Adam Jones
    Alex Cobb

    That's just the AL East.
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