The Mockingbird

Other than the mammoth bombs, not bad…

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Mop up duty has already pitch f/exed Ricky Romero (his curve looked really good –  and I had no idea he threw so many sliders), so let’s go back a couple of days and take a look at Jesse Litsch, who wasn’t bad against Detroit other than giving up three home runs (and a bunch of hard-hit balls), including two to Miguel Cabrera.

Jesse now throws both a cutter and a slider, but his slider moves in about the same way as the pitch that was being called a cut fastball, that he threw all the time before he was sent down last year and reinvented himself.

jesse-litschHe also had the rest of his repertoire working, and threw a nice balance of Curve, 4-seamer, cutter, slider, and more changeups than he was even at the end of last year. The problem with his outing came down to the same two pitches:  his slider left out over the plate (the old cutter, that he tends to lean on too much), or his new 4-seam fastball located in the worst possible place for them: down and in (and one was just right down the middle):

jesse-location

Written by halejon

April 10, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Posted in Seriousness

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  1. I was looking forward to a Romero breakdown. Mop Up Duty left me unfulfilled. (There name is MUD, btw.)

    For another day I guess.

    ayjackson

    April 10, 2009 at 9:22 pm

  2. Great job with these graphs man, but I would absolutely kill for an Adam Lind one right now, I must say.

    Carson

    April 11, 2009 at 12:35 am

  3. Romero, check. Lind is harder and less sample size – I’ll do him if he has a good afternoon…

    halejon

    April 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm


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