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    Marquis will stay in rotation
    By Rick Hummel
    Post-Dispatch
    08/25/2005

    After struggling Jason Marquis had been assailed in a 10-0 loss here on Tuesday, Cards manager Tony La Russa had said he wanted to wait a couple of days before drawing conclusions.

    Before the game Thursday night, La Russa said, "I've concluded he's pitching Sunday."

    Asked if Marquis would stay in rotation after that, La Russa said, "Why wouldn't he?"

    Marquis, who has won just one of his past 13 starts and has dropped seven in a row, threw a session in the bullpen Thursday and pronounced it "excellent."

    To start, Marquis was instructed to throw 40 consecutive sinkers, the pitch with which he has been most successful.

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  • #2
    Good to know he was "excellent" in the bullpen.
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    • #3
      fine let him eat innings

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      • #4
        If the other 4 guys continue to pitch well, it really doesn't matter.

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        • #5
          I'm telling ya', we're going to see a 6-man rotation at least once through before the end of the season.

          -RBB

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RedBirdBrain@Aug 26 2005, 12:32 PM
            I'm telling ya', we're going to see a 6-man rotation at least once through before the end of the season.

            -RBB
            So An. Reyes' start doesn't count?

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            • #7
              Its nice to know they believe in him still.

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              • #8
                Asked if Marquis would stay in rotation after that, La Russa said, "Why wouldn't he?"
                Uh, maybe this?

                Marquis, who has won just one of his past 13 starts and has dropped seven in a row,

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                • #9
                  To start, Marquis was instructed to throw 40 consecutive sinkers, the pitch with which he has been most successful.
                  It's come to this -- the baseball equivalent of writing "I will endeavor not to be so much of a fuckhead in the future" on the blackboard.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Iowa_Card+Aug 26 2005, 11:33 AM-->
                    QUOTE(Iowa_Card @ Aug 26 2005, 11:33 AM)

                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Reggie Cleveland@Aug 26 2005, 12:31 PM
                    To start, Marquis was instructed to throw 40 consecutive sinkers, the pitch with which he has been most successful.
                    It's come to this -- the baseball equivalent of writing "I will endeavor not to be so much of a fuckhead in the future" on the blackboard.
                    Exactly.

                    And with Tony, it's not what he says, of course, but what he does.

                    In other words, Marquis will be removed from the rotation posthaste if he loses his next start.
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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by moedrabowsky+Aug 26 2005, 03:28 PM-->
                      QUOTE(moedrabowsky @ Aug 26 2005, 03:28 PM)

                    • #13
                      I know I'm going to get criticized for this, but I think Marquis is fixable. For whatever reason, his sinker is not sinking like it did earlier in the season. I'm no expert, but I would think that is something that can be corrected.

                      Yes, I know, the problem might be between his ears. But that too can be corrected with time. And if ever we had time to allow a pitcher to work through his problems, it is this year -- as we have the division all but wrapped up.

                      Just my humble (and perhaps uninformed) opinion.
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                      • #14
                        Yes, I know, the problem might be between his ears. But that too can be corrected with time. And if ever we had time to allow a pitcher to work through his problems, it is this year -- as we have the division all but wrapped up.
                        He's pitched for Duncan for nearly two full seasons. He's not only not realized his potential, but has actually regressed -- and that significantly. How much "time" do you have in mind?

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                        • #15
                          Originally posted by Reggie Cleveland@Aug 26 2005, 02:37 PM
                          Yes, I know, the problem might be between his ears. But that too can be corrected with time. And if ever we had time to allow a pitcher to work through his problems, it is this year -- as we have the division all but wrapped up.
                          He's pitched for Duncan for nearly two full seasons. He's not only not realized his potential, but has actually regressed -- and that significantly. How much "time" do you have in mind?
                          The rest of the season. What do we have to lose -- other than a few starts. And you know, throughout these past losses -- he has pitched some good games.

                          And I would also say that winning 15 games last year with an era under 4 was getting more out of him than anyone has in the past. In other words, he is/was pitching to his potential. It looked like he was on his way to continuing this trend this year until he hit a wall before the break.
                          "You can't handle my opinions." Moedrabowsky

                          Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

                          "A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel." - Robert Frost

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