The Mockingbird

Speaking With the Enemy

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First, if anyone wants to go on “The Hour” and listen to Johnny Damon for a while, free tickets are available. Tomatoes not included.

Brett Cecil’s start was a lot more conventional. The auto pitch detector makes a meal of it, but if you compare the pitch movement to his first start just below:

Cecil2

You’ll see he ditched the big, slow curveball as well as that wacky superslow offspeed pitch, and just threw a fastball (which only hit 92 once this time and was mostly around 90) and variations on some sort of breaking pitch which was probably a slider, but the machine called a curve when it was at 79 a slider when it was at 83, and a changeup when it was around 87 mph. Again, opposing batters couldn’t do anything against his offspeed pitches, and only hit his fastball when left up.

Written by halejon

May 12, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Posted in Seriousness

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  1. So what happened with Richmond’s start last night? Did he genuinely have a bad night, or was it the overwhelming number of left-handed bats in the Yankee lineup? (I’m leaning towards the latter, based simply on the game highlights – it seems those who hit Richmond hard were lefties.) He’s a decent pitcher with a good background story, so I hope he picks it up for his next start.

    Brandon

    May 14, 2009 at 9:38 am

  2. I think it was the lefties. Aside from A-Rod and Pena, they were all left-handed batters. Richmond pounded the strike zone, the Yankees just made him pay for it with lots of extra base hits.

    Ian

    May 14, 2009 at 5:02 pm


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