Marcum Changes It Up
Kudos to Ron from Germany who, despite being trapped in the little box who somehow managed to pay attention to each pitch on Gameday long enough to ask:
Is it me or did marcum not throw as many changeups?
Lo and behold…in his latest uh-maybe-this-guy-is-like-really-really-for-real start, Marcum threw what is normally called his best/strikeout pitch (although his slider is better) a half dozen times, and was much more a slider/cutter guy instead. Maybe he’s been talking to Jesse Litsch about what a great pitch it is?
Speaking of those other countries, lately I’ve been getting a fair amount of traffic from a blog out of Korea that is mostly Jays. How cool is that? Almost as cool as the first few languages I guessed to babelfish a translation of the latest post on Marcum:
Chinese-simple: plays the role of a beautiful sea to arrange the chain beautiful rainbow to fall ben imperial concubine Cliff Lee huan Shaun Marcum!!.
Japanese: Hand snack helmet tool phrase military officer Cliff Lee Sakaki military officer Shaun Marcum!!
Chinese-traditional: how jiao washes the moist stool to express the flourishing to imitate jiao washes pulls Switzerland to scoop up the dawn foil.
The Marcum boat quiet jiao washes with watercolors jiao the dawn to be satisfied Gameday to dive the siam negligent luxuriant essence 91mph cold dawn to imitate.
Sadly, it’s actually something about his “quick arm” and 91 mph fastball and WHIP and doesn’t have anything to do with Switzerland or watercolours at dawn or imperial concubines…boo.