Discussion in 'Philadelphia Flyers' started by DancingPanther, Apr 2, 2019.
Sal Fasano was a real life caricature himself.
Good ol Sal
Tainter would dispose of him quickly
Our hero's next start featured a mixed bag en route to a no decision, scattering 7 hits over 5 innings, surrendering 2 ER while striking out 5 and walking one. Again, Tainter was pulled with a low pitch count in the 5th inning (68 pitches). Could this be something to monitor?
Perhaps, as Tainter is showing some cracks in the armor. Unusually, his offense powered him to a win amidst a pedestrian performance. Once again unable to escape the 6th inning, Jainter struck out 3, walked 3, surrendered 7 hits and 3 earned runs, ballooning his ERA to 1.21. This marks the first time Tainter walked more than 2 batters, and it of course cost him a challenge and he wasn't awarded an extra +2 cap on his BB/9. Shocking, I know.
In what will conclude a disappointing night, Tainter got hit with the loss, allowing 4 ER over 5 innings, giving up 6 H and walking 1. It's safe to say Tainter is stuck in his first professional slump, and we can only hope it turns out to be a mini slump. Tune in tomorrow to see if The Country Breakfast can rebound
I love this thread.
Let’s get this thread to 1000 posts.
The Bust of all Busts
Today sucked. The Devils won the lottery, the Hawks got babied again, the Flyers moved down, and the Phillies bullpen sucked a big ol throbbing dinocock just like normal. To add insult to injury, it was a rough one at work today. So what better way to "forget" then to check in on our hero. Let's eat some Breakfast, shall we?
Tainter bounced back in a huge way following his pedestrian stretch of 3 games in crunch time. With the Mobile Baybears playing divisional rivals the Blue Wahoos in 4 must win games, Tainter spun a sparkler. 2's were wild over a professional best 7.1 innings of work, with Jainter ceding 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 2, blanking the division leading Blue Wahoos in a key win. At this point, the Baybears had won 4 in a row and 8 of 9, bringing themselves within 2 games of the division lead with 4 games remaining.
3 wins later, in their final game of the season, the Baybears had a "tragic" number of 1; with a loss or a Blue Wahoos win, Tainters boys would be eliminated from contention on the final day of the season. With the fate of the Baybears resting precariously in his left hand, Tainter cooked up one hell of a Country Breakfast. Over 6 innings, Jainter threw a 1 hitter, striking out 5 and walking 2 without allowing a run. In what eventually went down as a no decision for Jainter, the Baybears ended the 2019 season winners of their final 8 in a row and 16 of 17. Sadly, the playoffs were not in the cards as the Blue Wahoos got the job done, winning their final game.
All told, it was a hell of a first professional campaign for the 18 year old: 24 appearances, 16 GS, 7-3, 5 SV, 1.26 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, 90 K, 20 BB, 100.1 IP
Unsurprisingly, the Angels organization rewarded the promising youngster for his dominant year, offering a new 1 year minor league contract for $79,000. Always humble, Tainter declined the offer and countered with a number he thought he was truly worth:
To begin 2020, Tainter occupies the 4th spot in the AAA rotation. Does he have what it takes? Can he roll his success into the new season, against bigger, stronger, and more mature hitters? Will he be a permanent fixture in the AAA rotation, or will he see innings from the AAA bullpen? Could he get demoted? Will he grow his hair out? Stick around....
Damn, I’m gutted for the Baybears.
Aye, but our Breakfast buffet is just getting started
I actually googled tainter jainter at the beginning of this and was confused. When I stopped trying to figure it out, I discovered this is a wonderful thread.
Very interested in the results of that search
Tainter's story will continue to be told, rest assured
It’s the catharsis we all need.
An average of 5 years younger than his peers in AAA, Tainter hardly looked it. His first start on the Salt Lake Bees- in the high octane PCL, no less- marked his first AAA victory after his team scuffled out to a 0-3 start.
In what could have been a demoralizing reality check, Tainter surrendered a leadoff home run in the 1st inning. However, he buckled down and across 6 innings, Jainter spread out 5 hits and a walk while striking out 4 en route to the win. A mark of any pitcher is the ability to forget, and you have to respect a 19 year old's ability to forget surrendering a home run to the first AAA batter he faced. Impressive.
A solid, if not unspectacular outing followed for Tainter. In a losing effort, Jainter threw 5.1 innings of 4 hit ball while striking out 4 and walking one. He allowed 3 earned in this one and only received 1 run of support.
The Country Breakfast was served hot and ready in a phenomenal 3rd start, where Tainter pitched a 2 hitter across 7 innings while striking out 1 and walking 2. Interestingly, the 2 hits were a 2 out triple followed by a single in the 6th inning, right after the dynamic pitch difficulty increased to legendary. Salty. Even so, Tainter was pinned with the hard luck loss as his single earned run was the difference.
Will the Bees find their bats? Can Tainter work on his relative 1st inning struggles? Can he get traded to the Phillies in real life? There's only 1 way to find out...
Quick 2 starts tonight for Tainter, ho hum. In his first start, he only went 7.1 innings deep, striking out 1, walking 1, and allowing 1 ER. In his next appearance against the same team, Jainter struck 5 out over 6.2 innings, allowing 5 H, 2 ER, and a walk. Each resulted in a win. Smothered and covered.
Tainter's success this season has ballooned his adjusted overall to an even 70, marking a milestone. On the season, he sports a 2.23 ERA and 0.90 WHIP, with 17 k over 32.1 innings pitching to a 3-2 record. Unsurprisingly, some are taking notice of Tainter's torrid start to the year and he is officially pinned as a top 100 prospect. In a career first, this kid had to face the reporters, answering questions about that tantalizing moment the future undoubtedly holds:
"Thanks, Tainter. Keep it up and I'm sure it won't be long."
Tainter looks like John Tavares in that picture.
Tainter Jainter.......John Tavares.......JT......TJ......
Get pucks in deep. Get pucks to the net
If you know, you must die
3 more starts for the Bees tonight for Tainter in an otherwise uneventful night. His first outing saw him, striking out 6 over 5 IP while allowing 4 H, 2 ER, and 2 BB. Humming along in this one until back to back triples to lead off the 6th, he exited staked to a 6 run lead with the bullpen allowing their inherited runner to score. Nevertheless, the effort was enough to earn his 4th win of the season.
6s were wild in his next start, when Jainter struck out 6 over 6 IP and allowed 6 H 6 K, earning his 5th win of the season. This was a stopgap game, where Tainter decided 4 losses in a row was enough and kept his team at the top spot in the division.
Tainter didn't bring his best stuff to the final outing in this chapter. Over 5 innings, he gave up 2 ER on 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 2 in the no decision. Even so, he sits among the league leaders in ERA, WHIP, and wins on the season. Can he rebound in his next start? When will his call come? Tune in tomorrow, same time, same place.
I wish I could go back to a time before I wondered what Tainter Jainter means.
Also my tablet keeps correcting Tainter to Taunted, but isn't doing anything to Jainter.
So me and my brother liked to affectionately call certain friends "Tainter". Hey what's up Tainter. Derived from the taint- area between the balls and asscrack
Jainter just rhymes.
And it's stuck for 4 or 5 years
Ah, the human mind is truly beautiful
Not as beautiful as Tainter's peripherals
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