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RH33
04-30-2009, 02:29 PM
Has anyone been paying attention to Jimmy Gobble? He has struck out 7 of last 8 batters he's faced. Only need 12 pitches to strike out the side against Durham yesterday. He's only given up 1 hit in his last 7 outtings. Looks like a great pickup.

eriqjaffe
04-30-2009, 02:32 PM
Has anyone been paying attention to Jimmy Gobble? He has struck out 7 of last 8 batters he's faced. Only need 12 pitches to strike out the side against Durham yesterday. He's only given up 1 hit in his last 7 outtings. Looks like a great pickup.Can he play center field?

LoveYourSuit
04-30-2009, 02:32 PM
Has anyone been paying attention to Jimmy Gobble? He has struck out 7 of last 8 batters he's faced. Only need 12 pitches to strike out the side against Durham yesterday. He's only given up 1 hit in his last 7 outtings. Looks like a great pickup.



When I read the subject, I thought Gobble had lit himself up with gasoline and matches.

Hitmen77
04-30-2009, 02:33 PM
When I read the subject, I thought Gobble had lit himself up with gasoline and matches.

:kneeslap:

CashMan
04-30-2009, 03:01 PM
When I read the subject, I thought Gobble had lit himself up with gasoline and matches.


He might of done that as well.

doublem23
04-30-2009, 03:03 PM
He might of done that as well.

I probably would if I had to live in Charlotte!

ChiSoxFan81
04-30-2009, 03:03 PM
I thought it was an invitation to a fire-eating seminar in North Carolina.

SOXfnNlansing
04-30-2009, 03:10 PM
When I read the subject, I thought Gobble had lit himself up with gasoline and matches.

How silly of you. He won't do that until he gets up here to Chicago:angry:

hula
04-30-2009, 03:27 PM
I probably would if I had to live in Charlotte!

Hey, it's not a bad town! (I do live in Durham and like it much better here...). Now Fort Mill, SC where the stadium is actually located, that might be another story... :smile:

goon
04-30-2009, 03:35 PM
Has anyone been paying attention to Jimmy Gobble? He has struck out 7 of last 8 batters he's faced. Only need 12 pitches to strike out the side against Durham yesterday. He's only given up 1 hit in his last 7 outtings. Looks like a great pickup.

I wonder when they will bring him up.

VeeckAsInWreck
04-30-2009, 03:49 PM
He's a former Royal reliever. This has not been good for us in the past. So I warn everyone to curb their enthusiasm.

doublem23
04-30-2009, 04:08 PM
Hey, it's not a bad town! (I do live in Durham and like it much better here...). Now Fort Mill, SC where the stadium is actually located, that might be another story... :smile:

Sorry, I'm just not a Southern gent. I'm an ******* Northern.

:tiphat:

goon
04-30-2009, 04:17 PM
He's a former Royal reliever. This has not been good for us in the past. So I warn everyone to curb their enthusiasm.


Very true. If continues to perform at this level, I think we should give him a shot in the bullpen, though. He was never GREAT with the Royals, but I remember him having a decent fastball and it would be nice to have another LH pitching option in the pen.

hula
04-30-2009, 04:26 PM
Sorry, I'm just not a Southern gent. I'm an ******* Northern.

:tiphat:

You'd rarely run into anyone in Durham from the South anymore... I'm from the SW side of Chicago myself.

Sockinchisox
04-30-2009, 04:28 PM
I'm sure if Richard proves he can't do the job then Gobble is next in line for the lefty specialist role.

Chez
04-30-2009, 04:56 PM
I'm sure if Richard proves he can't do the job then Gobble is next in line for the lefty specialist role.

And if that happens, I hope scoreboard operations at the Cell, pipes in turkey sounds when he enters the game (like Shingo's gong). :D:

Woofer
04-30-2009, 05:44 PM
And if that happens, I hope scoreboard operations at the Cell, pipes in turkey sounds when he enters the game (like Shingo's gong). :D:

MMmmmm, roast turkey.

doublem23
04-30-2009, 07:33 PM
You'd rarely run into anyone in Durham from the South anymore... I'm from the SW side of Chicago myself.

Well, I was talking about Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham is very nice. :cool:

hula
04-30-2009, 08:42 PM
Well, I was talking about Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham is very nice. :cool:

OK, maybe I got a little touchy about it...... :wink:

CWSpalehoseCWS
04-30-2009, 10:45 PM
I think Clayton might need to watch it. Wouldn't surprise me if we see Gobble up in the near future.

Sargeant79
05-01-2009, 06:58 AM
Gobble might actually be effective if used correctly. While he had a painful ERA last year, lefties actually only hit .200 against him and his K/BB ratio was 4.5. The Royals kept trotting him out against righties, but Ozzie loves playing matchups and likely wouldn't make the same mistake.

jabrch
05-01-2009, 07:06 AM
Other than McDougal and his 2 replacements, our pen has been very good. Clayton has had two bad outings in a row, but he has been generally dependable ytd.