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04-08-2012 06:05 PM #16
04-08-2012 06:06 PM #17
I was right at 3b and Betemit looked pretty smooth out there, nice to have someone that can give Mark a break to "collect" his thoughts
04-08-2012 06:11 PM #18
Loving Jerry Adair. Noticed something in Hammel's delivery, tweaked his mechanics and turned his two-seamer into a sinker. 2 weeks ago.
That's a pitching coach.
04-08-2012 06:17 PM #19
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04-08-2012 08:32 PM #22
I was there, first game in two years. Section 228, club level, looking over homeplate and right down the left field line. Great seats.
Right off the bat, it looked to me like the ump had a generous strike zone, particularly on the high strike and the outside corner. I felt it would be a low scoring game because of this. Hammel was incredible. He was obviously gassed in the 8th. I was spared the anxiety of Greg warming up, it was too far to see who it was. That would have been agony seeing him coming in. I was shocked that Buck didn't come out and now I'm glad he didn't.
I loved the double steal. I certainly wasn't expecting that. The Twins should have gone after Johnson as the tail end rather than going for Jones.
Everyone on the team looked good. We hit a lot of balls hard after the starter left. A lot of at'em balls. With a little luck we would have blown it open.
Johnson looked awfully good in the ninth.
First place, undefeated, wire to wire here we go!!!
04-09-2012 12:06 AM #23
If Hammel keeps pitching like that, I'll be like, "Guthrie who?"
04-09-2012 12:12 AM #24
Can anyone speak as to how/why his 2-seamer/sinker had a greater velocity than his 4-seamer? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I've gone through my baseball life under the belief that the 4-seam fastball consistently the faster pitch. I think I read that Buck attributed it to an uptick in adrenaline, and that it would perhaps fade as the season progressed, however, I was very surprised to see his 2-seamer move the way it did while coming in faster than his straight 4-seamer.
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