RTTS: A Pitcher's Journey

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  1. Masler

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    I started a RTTS as a SP and figured I'm doing well enough to post here, might give some decent reading material as I'm having more fun with this right now than with my franchise. Here are a few key things from the beginning
    • I put most of my flex points into Control and Velocity.
    • Starting Pitches:
      • 4SFB
      • Curveball
      • Changeup
    • Didn't allow a run in my three showcase games and only a handful of hits.
    • Drafted in the first round by Baltimore, immediately put in AA
    • Compiled a 2-1 Record, 1.04 ERA with 36K/5BB in the month of April
    • Only one HR allowed
    • Promoted to AAA at the beginning of May...and that's where I'll begin...

     
  2. Masler

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    May 5th, 2014

    Not a pretty start to my AAA career as I gave up a homerun to start the 3rd. Gave up one more run the rest of the inning. Pulled from the game after a single up the middle scored the man from 2nd to give our opponent the 3-1 lead. Received my first AAA loss.

    Stat Line

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    5.1 6 4 4 0 8 6.75
     
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  3. Masler

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    May 10th, 2014

    Earned my first AAA win and a Quality Start today. Did give up three runs but no home runs and didn't walk anyone. Got pulled after 7.1 but my PC was getting high.

    Stat Line

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    7.1 8 3 3 0 3 4.97
     
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    May 15th, 2014

    Had a rough first inning giving up 3 runs but I shut them down the remainder. Coaches still pulled me after 5 innings of work and our offense was shut out, earning me my second loss of the season.

    Stat Line

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    5.0 6 3 3 0 6 5.9
     
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  5. Masler

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    Solid game until the 6th inning that in which an error was committed, allowing 2 runners to score. A single then brought the runner on third home. Another loss. Thinking they might have called me up a bit too soon. Wouldn't be surprised or ashamed if they demoted me for a while.

    Stat Line

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    5.1 5 3 0 1 7 3.9
     
  6. Masler

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    Only pitched 6 innings as the coaches pulled me with after a single to lead off the inning, pretty sure that wasn't necessary as my PC was only in the 60s with a tie game. One of our BP arms eventually lost the game for us so I escaped with a no decision.

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    6.0 4 2 1 0 5 3.41
     
  7. Masler

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    Earned a Quality start today but the bullpen blew the tie and our offense was only able to score 1 run today. I was slapped with the no decision today. Starting to want a team that can give me a bit more run support...

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    7.0 5 1 1 1 7 3.00
     
  8. Masler

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    June 4th, 2014

    Another Quality Start and finally earned a Win. Struck out 10 batters this game and didn't allow a run off 3 Hits and a Walk. Still a bit annoyed the coaches keep pulling me when I have a shut out going, this time it was after 6.2 with my PC in the 60s.

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    6.2 3 0 0 1 10 2.53
     
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    Just going on record that my coaches are idiots. Yep I said it. They pull me out of games where my stamina is far from out and leave me in games until I'm exhausted and give up a 3 run HR. Still got the W today but it was bitter sweet as my day was ended by that HR. They should have took me out of the game in the seventh when my PC reached 100, instead they left me in until it hit 112.

    Just don't feel this organization has my best interests at heart so I've also put in the request to be traded. I'm sure someone will pick me up just 3 HR allowed, 10 Walks and 92 SO between AA and AAA.

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    7.2 6 4 4 2 10 2.86
     
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    BREAKING NEWS: The Baltimore Orioles have traded SP Matthew Boros to the Boston Red Sox for RP Edward Mujica.
     
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    My old team pushed to the point of exhaustion the other night where I literally couldn't hit the zone and then my new team decides to start me the VERY next day. A day after throwing 112 pitches I'm back on the mound and out of energy after 2 innings. They pulled me quick and I was given the no decision as the bullpen blew big time. Starting to wonder who is running these teams...

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    2.0 1 1 0 0 2 2.75
     
  12. Masler

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    A decent rest finally and I get blown out of the water but the RP earned the win and I escaped with a no decision. This was a tough game though, I've never allowed more walks than strikeouts. AAA is definitely a whole new level.

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    5.2 8 5 5 4 3 3.25
     
  13. JohnnyClutch

    JohnnyClutch They only hear my truth

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    That's sucks. On the bright side, you didn't get injured.
     
  14. MoonBBad

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    Sounds like the logic and AI for RTTS blows
     
  15. Masler

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    I'm wondering if eventually you can plead your case to stay in or come out
     
  16. MoonBBad

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    Like come out of the closet?
     
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  17. Masler

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    June 21st, 2014

    Another Quality Start...another no decision...I need to start winning some games or I won't get noticed. Not many first year players make it to the majors but I want to be the exception. We'll see.

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    6.0 7 1 1 0 8 3.09
     
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    Finally got another Win! This time against my old team. But again the coaches continue to show ignorance to my pitch count and energy levels. Here we are in the 7th inning, I'm 115+ pitches. Walked the first guy, allowed a single on the next and then a double to deep center to drive in a run. Do I have to have a chance at blowing a 9-2 lead before I'm pulled when the BP guy was up and throwing in the 5th. MoonBBad, this logic might very well be quite flawed.

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    7.1 8 3 2 2 9 3.02
     
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    July 1st, 2014

    Today was a huge career milestone as I hurled my first complete game shut out. The other team managed to get a handful of hits but I was able to keep them off of homeplate. Hopefully this is the big turning point I was looking for. This also gives me a streak of 4 straight wins.

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    9.0 7 0 0 7 2.68
     
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    July 6th, 2014

    Win streak continues onto 5 games. Was a rough 3rd inning as I allowed the 2-0 lead to turn into 2-2 but we escaped the inning and never gave up the lead again. Did commit a rare error today as I overthrew the out at first. Adaptive Difficulty increases to All Star level, removing the pitch location indicator.

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    6.0 6 3 2 00 4 2.71
     
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    Picked up another W today in a 1 hitter vs Toledo. Unfortunately it would have been another CG SO but one batter into the 9th I was pulled due to injury. Docs took a look at it and said my finger was only strained and not broken. Coaches didn't put me on DL but did decide to sit me out a few games. Good thing next week is All Star week.

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    8.0 1 0 0 1 6 2.48
     
  22. Masler

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    Wasn't even aware but I guess I was selected to pitch in the Minor League All Star game. Docs cleared me from my injury and pitched one inning with a strikeout and no hits allowed. We (the International League) still lost 5-4 to the Pacific Coast League. This should get my superiors' attention.
     
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  23. Masler

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    Not really in the mood to talk about this one. They hit everything I threw at them and my defense comitted three errors in the first two innings. I got pulled after the first two for allowing a 5-0 lead. It happens, back to the drawing board. Think I might need to develop another pitch.
     
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    Bounced back with a Win and Quality Start. Also hit a milestone with 100 Ks in a season. Good day if I do say so myself.

    IP H R ER BB SO ERA
    7.0 8 2 1 1 9 2.90
     
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    BREAKING NEWS: Rookie SP Matthew Boros has been called up to the Majors after just three and a half months in the minors. He will be starting on the 2nd of August.
     
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