Zito inner monologue: OK, Barry, don’t screw this one up. This guy is a really good hitter. Gotta come at him with my best stuff. Good thing me and Timmy have been working on my super secret weapon, codenamed E.E.P.H.U.S., on the side. You’ll never expect this one, sucker! /throws ball 2 feet /ball slowly rolls 50 feet Crap.
Earlier today, ESPN turned over the keys to the SweetSpot blog to me. My topic: Giants starters seem to throw a lot of nonfastballs to start hitters off. In short: I found that, after running some numbers, three of the top 10 starting pitchers in baseball that start batters off with nonfastballs were Giants starters — Cain, Vogelsong, and Bumgarner… Read more →