Scott Bline

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Aug 08

Jordan Zimmermann: About Last Night (8/7)

A pitcher’s intent is one of those things that sort of fascinate me. Take for instance in the fourth inning of last night’s game against Colorado, Jordan Zimmermann threw a 1-0 fastball inside to Jose Reyes. Ball two. Clearly it was meant to push Reyes, who crowds the plate, back so Zimmermann can better control …

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Aug 08

Jacob deGrom: About Last Night (8/7)

It’s not particularly surprising that Jacob deGrom followed up a six inning outing against Washington with 6 1/3 innings against Tampa. His fastball was all over the place. In the first inning, one that saw him need 23 pitches to get through four batters, he 23 pitches and of those, the majority were fastballs that …

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Aug 08

MLB Daily Heat Check, Saturday August 8

Here you’ll find information regarding the pitchers that light up the radar gun each and every night. I’ve listed for both starters and relievers the top average pitch velocity with a heading for type. It doesn’t equate to quality of an outing or take into consideration the end result of the pitch (sometimes really, really …

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Aug 07

Joe Ross: About Last Night (8/6)

When I think of a wipeout slider, I think of Chris Sale, Yu Darvish, and Max Scherzer. The big guns. Guys who make a living striking out unsuspecting batters with a variety of pitches and riches of embarrassment. Joe Ross (3-3) isn’t the first name that comes to mind. His slider is good, but it …

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Aug 07

MLB Daily Heat Check, Friday August 7

Here you’ll find information regarding the pitchers that light up the radar gun each and every night. I’ve listed for both starters and relievers the top average pitch velocity with a heading for type. It doesn’t equate to quality of an outing or take into consideration the end result of the pitch (sometimes really, really …

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Aug 06

Yeah, Severino a Keeper

I don’t know how much Chase Headley‘s error in the second rattled Luis Severino. It probably rattled Yankee fans more than it did Severino because I couldn’t see any indication that Severino knew that he was starting in Yankee Stadium for a first place team against the dreaded Red Sox. He might as well have …

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Aug 06

Matt Harvey: About Last Night (8/5)

Ugh. This could be a very angry post. Not about Matt Harvey’s (10-7) outing. No. It’s difficult to complain when your guy goes out, pitches seven innings of two-hit ball and strikes out six. Oh, and he didn’t give up a run. After an outing like that, where Harvey didn’t allow a single Marlin to …

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Aug 06

Gio Gonzalez: About Last Night (8/5)

Sometimes I wonder if Gio Gonzalez’s curveball is too good. Oh, he threw one to Wellington Castillo in the first that absolutely froze the right-handed hitting catcher. He did the same to Chris Owings in the second. Both were punch outs and both on sweeping hooks that buckled the knees of the righties. You don’t …

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Aug 06

MLB Daily Heat Check, Thursday August 6

Here you’ll find information regarding the pitchers that light up the radar gun each and every night. I’ve listed for both starters and relievers the top average pitch velocity with a heading for type. It doesn’t equate to quality of an outing or take into consideration the end result of the pitch (sometimes really, really …

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Aug 05

Max Scherzer: About Last Night

Prior to his July 30 start against Miami, Max Scherzer hadn’t walked three batters in game this season, and now he’s done it in back-to-back starts. Important? Meaningful? Scherzer has sort of been a strike throwing machine this season, sporting an impressive and career best 1.27 BB/9 while owning a pretty ridiculous 8.23 strikeouts for …

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