Subtitle: If you follow my Twitter account, you’ve probably already seen these. Delicious baseball .gifs after the jump!
(All information in this post, including graphs, courtesy of ESPN’s Stats & Info.) Oh, Barry Zito. You’re like an old friend at this point. I, and many other bloggers, have spent countless seconds, minutes, and hours of our lives talking about you. We’ve talked about your contract. Your pitching motion. Your struggles. When we thought you might have figured it… Read more →
I have an unhealthy obsession with Sergio Romo and his slider. Our support group — Sliders Anonymous, co-chaired by Aaron Rowand — meets on Thursdays. The obsession might sound weird, but can you really blame me? It’s a pitch that defies logic. It’s a pitch that Romo throws with impunity, batters can’t touch it. It’s a pitch that makes hitters… Read more →
I wanted to touch a little bit more on Jonathan Sanchez’s start yesterday. Specifically, how well his slider was working for him against Braves’ hitters. Giants’ starters have been very tough to hit in this NLDS, with Sanchez’s 11 strikeouts yesterday, the starters have struck out 31 batters in 23 innings pitched. That’s a 12.13 K/9 ratio for the staff…. Read more →
Outside of on-field performance, there’s a few things that will always endear me to a pitcher. Stirrups, check. Weird facial hair, check. Funky pitching motions, double-check. As a fan of the Giants and their farm system, sometime around 2007 Sergio Romo caught my eye when he completely devastated the California League. If you ever read any scouting report on Romo,… Read more →