Eyre Proving Worth Since Acquisition

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Thu, August 28, 2008 12:04 PM | Comments: 13

Despite the loss last night, a real refreshing story coming out is the work of Scott Eyre.

In seven games with the Phillies, Eyre has worked 7.2 innings, giving up three hits and a walk, but striking out nine.

In the past two days, Eyre has been called upon to get big outs against both left-handed and right-handed bats. He has responded, and then some. His slider is pretty nasty, and he complements that with an average fastball and changeup combination. He’s not unlike Brad Lidge, just without the velocity and intimidation.

Most of all, seeing Eyre work last night showed me the importance of a second lefty in the bullpen. It’s nice having a guy who can get one or two big outs against lefty bats in tight situations, then turning to the other guy when those bats come up once more.

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  • Posts: 0 fred

    A nice pick up, especially as we didn’t have to give up any prospects to get him, just pick up his salary. Shame we haven’t acquired another outfield bat/glove/pinch runner yet. It’d be nice if we had some viable alternative when Burrells slumping (as he is currently).

  • Posts: 0 Phil

    I’m smelling a new set-up man in Eyre.

  • Posts: 0 Mike N

    Gillick seems to have a great knack for picking up under-the-radar pitchers to help out late in the season – Moyer, Lohse, now Eyre. If only that translated to good free agent signings in the off season…

  • Posts: 0 Don M

    Eyre Jordan

    and Mike, be honest.. when they signed Jenkins as a platoon guy in the offseason, you thought he would be a lock for 20+ HR just like the rest of us… you win some, you lose some.. and it happens to EVERY team in baseball when they acquire guys

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  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Nice, castro did a decent job last year up here. i expect more from him this year. carpenter was ok, but you could see hes not quite ready to come in and crisply breeze through an inning.

    Eyre has done a really nice job. I was not in favor of this trade really but I thought hed be just ok, jsut another arm in the mix. but hes definitely a little bit more than that. hes pretty good for his role.

  • Posts: 0 Johnny Fire

    He’s actually pitched 7 games, 7.2 innings of 3-hit, no-run ball. Not 5.2.

  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    Sorry Jonny, I took stats from before last night’s final, it seems.

  • Posts: 0 Rick

    Eb – Where did you hear that? Just curious?

  • Posts: 0 Jamie

    Rick, it’s all over the wire. You can find it on the wire at ESPN or even on WPHT’s website.

  • Posts: 1650 Tim Malcolm

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    New thread. It’s official.

  • Posts: 0 Eb

    i got it from philly.com

  • Posts: 0 Rick

    Cool. I was just curious because I don’t have time to go searching all over the place today. Thanks guys.

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