First, he would be extremely selective at the plate, trying to drive Sheets' pitch count up right from the first pitch--believing that if he could make a great pitcher throw lots of pitches
early, the A's would be facing the bullpen (and a weaker pitcher) earlier in the game.
Maddux has to trick you and get you to swing at bad pitches
all day long.
His measurements revealed that lift on four-seam pitches
is up to three times as great as on two-seam pitches
Hold the hands against the chest, with the wrist and hand completely in the glove, concealing the pitches
from a runner at second and the base coaches.
When a team is going badly, sometimes you see a lot of guys swinging at first pitches
and making quick outs,'' Little said.
On Monday, however, the offense that had carried them to a 19-6 record to that point in July fell back into some old, bad habits, including going 0 for 3 with runners in scoring position, swinging at a lot of early pitches
and not making Haren work hard at all.
I like to teach my students to throw pitches
for strikes and balls.
Trailing by a run with the top of the order coming up in the fifth inning, the Dodgers allowed Gonzalez (3-2) to retire the side on five pitches
, with Rafael Furcal grounding out on the first pitch, Kenny Lofton popping up on the first pitch and Nomar Garciaparra flying to center on the third pitch.
With a right-handed pitcher on the mound, you will be expected to block pitches
from the middle to the throwing arm side.
Huff has command of four pitches
, including an improving breaking ball and a changeup that ranks among the best in the country.
Taylor said the dynamic movement on her pitches
is the product of the simultaneous wrist and hip snap leading into her release.
Don't throw two consecutive off-speed pitches
to the same location.
Colon, who lasted only 23 pitches
before leaving Monday's game with what was reported as an inflamed right pitching shoulder, will be reevaluated today but his availability appears doubtful.
Just think: 95% of the most important pitches
they make in a game are thrown from the stretch.
Cabrera said since Johnson has developed other pitches
, he doesn't tip his pitches