This offseason I said that Ryan Yarbrough was a league average pitcher in 2018 who basically just did a good job eating up innings for us when we needed. I said that, with more quality, healthy pitchers, Yarbitron would see a lot less innings and if the quality of his innings didn’t go up he could possibly be demoted. I heard a lot of people defend Ryan and a lot people lauding him. Fast forward to today, now everyone seems to be on my side. Cheers broke out round the world when Yarbrough was optioned to Triple-A. While I would like to say I told you so, I would like to make one thing perfectly clear—Ryan Yarbrough is no worse this year than he was last year. In fact, he has gotten better. He has struck out more, walked less, gotten more swings and misses, allowed about same amount of hard contact, gotten more ground balls and given up fewer hits and fewer total bases. For all intensive purposes today’s outing was a fluke, it wasn’t part of the trend, and I think many fans are overreacting to it. So if all that is true, what might explain this jump in ERA? 1. A very low LOB% of 49%, Yarbrough has likely been quite unlucky with runners in scoring position. 2. A High HR/FB rate, Yarbrough has been getting hitters to groundout more often but has gotten really unlucky with fly balls going out of the ball park at almost twice the rate as in 2018. What does this mean? Well, if you believe what I’m telling you, then either 1)You have to admit Ryan Yarbrough was not that good in 2018 or 2)You have to admit that sending down Yarbrough was a mistake. There isn’t any argument for Yarbrough getting worse this year in my opinion. It’s either Yarbrough wasn’t good and hasn’t improved enough to be on our more competitive roster or Yarbrough didn’t deserve to be sent down. ———————————————————————— Thoughts? Agree? Disagree? ———————————————————————— #raysup
Did you know that St. Petersburg was the first city in FL to earn designation as a Green City? . It is in our bones to want to support more eco-friendly and local options. And now a new shop near Tyrone Square is showing St. Pete how to shop #zerowaste style. . . What’s your favorite way to #shoplocal ?
A drop-in aerial silks class tonight at @movementsanctuary taught by @suzecurry It was amazing and I feel like I’m making steady progress in the past month with this. 💕 #aerialsilks#acro#stpetersburgflorida
Lovelovelove my tribe! I haven't felt this way since high school choir. My heart is overflowing! I'm not crying! 😭😍💓💞🕉️☯️☮️🌌 #repost @firstunityspiritualcampus ・・・ Love is the Answer! And goodness! Do we love each other in our spiritual community. There are as many different belief systems in this picture as their are people. We are united by values, not dogma! We are all One with the Universe! Love is the Answer! #unity#stpete#stpetersburgflorida#tampa#tampabay#love#values#spirituality#spirit#one
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Come see @troupe2055's PRODUCTION OF MATILDA THE MUSICAL this Thursday - Saturday @7pm at Dixie Hollins Highschool! Such a wonderful show with an amazing message: to always stand for what is right! So many wonderful actors and behind the scenes crew make this production hysterical and heart-warming ❤ Troupe 2055 will forever be in my heart as the start of my love and confidence to perform 💜 I'm so happy to have helped create this wonderful performance for a group of people whom I love so much! Thank you Troupe 2055 for gracing my life with your talent! Check out @troupe2055's Insta for behind the scenes 😄 #stpetersburgflorida#stpete#thingstodoinstpete#theater#art#performance#matilda
So excited to head to Sunscreen Film Festival tomorrow!!! Florida friends, if you’re in the area come say hi and come see @3daysfilm Saturday at 12:15! Repost @sunscreenffstpete ・・・ Thrillers anyone? What if you could see some new thrillers you may never see? What if you could meet the creative minds behind those films? Check out the 2, YES 2, blocks of thriller shorts! This year's selected thrillers will keep you on the edge of your seat! Strap up your seat belts because this block it's going to be a roller coaster. 12"15 pm Saturday April 27 & 11 am Sunday April 28. To experience the ride go to https://sunscreenfilmfestival2019.sched.com. . . . . . . . . . . . #sunscreenfilmfestival#thriller#actors#action#amctheaters#florida#films#filmlife#stpetersburgflorida#movienight#party#indiefilmhustle#redcarpet#director#clearwater#tampa#art#syfy#shortfilms