Touched 96 last night, but sat mostly 94-95. I don’t mind the fluctuations in velocity because he has more of an arsenal than do most relievers. Gave up a tough out to Cabrera and then bounced one with a guy on 3B. Don’t do that when Severino is catching, Tate!
Seriously, I’ve never seen a catcher who lazily reaches for more balls in the dirt than Severino. The WP was only a foot in front of him and to the right and should have been easily blocked, but Pedro tried to backhand it. Of course, it skipped away. I know, shocking right? And that’s my weekly rant on the worst catcher in baseball.
Ok, back to Tate....good job.