MENTAL CAPABILITY refers to the pitcher's ability to concentrate on one pitch at
a time and not allow outside forces (adversity) to distract him.
Twice Valenzuela has thrown out the first pitch at
a Dodgers game, and he was given a thunderous standing ovation each time.
By keeping this pitch at
the knees and lower, you can make it almost impossible to hit for distance.
After its climactic first pitch at
Pacific Bell Park, the ball will be put on permanent display, so everyone, including future generations, can view the ball for years to come.
If I was going to hit somebody, would I have thrown the first pitch at
his feet and another one at his head?
The rotation of this pitch at
the beginning should be 6 to 12.
Stick to the plan, stay focused, take one pitch at
a time, get ahead of the hitters, etc.
I'm not saying that he can't come here and pitch or that he won't come here and pitch, I just know that in fairness to Billy, he really wasn't ready to pitch at
this level because this (Lancaster) is a difficult place to pitch.
The reports we got was that he'd throw that pitch at
any time, and he did,'' Nevin said.
Every pitch is important because the game is played one pitch at
a time, but the difference in offensive productivity between 2-1 and 1-2 is so large, it is imperative to throw two of the first three pitches for strikes.