Not to be a jerk, but I would hate to let Les Drunks down without a attempt at some condescending pitch f/x authority:
– I hate even talking about this stuff because I know the Mockingbird will post a bunch of Pitch F/X analysis tomorrow that exposes me as completely full of shit.
BJ hitting 90/91 according to RSN’s gun. 1-2 pitch to Span, “The best breaking ball I’ve seen BJ throw in quite some time.”- Rance
Ryan hit 90 once, according to pitch f/x’s supposedly uber-accurate measurements. He averaged 89.3. His velocity is still not back. Props all around though, that 1-2 pitch was unquestionably the best slider (please stop calling it a slurve just because that sounds cool for the love of god) Ryan has thrown in some time. In terms of movement, it’s pretty much a normal slider, and not the cutteresque thing Ryan has thrown all season (circled):
– 9TH Inning: Umpire– a little favourable.
Except there really was at least one very favorable call- the last call on Denard Span (when he spun away in frustration) doesn’t look bad on that chart but it was because Span’s measured top of strike zone is just under 3.2 instead of the 3.5 league average that I usually use, and it came in around 3.3. Sorry, this would be a much less shitty post if there wasn’t massive amounts of Wiffleball in my immediate future…