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jhiller21
05-08-2009, 09:57 PM
Seems like the readings are completely off this year. The GABP gun has Cueto and Volquez topping out at 91-92, and sitting around 86-89 on their fastballs.

I can see without radar that they are throwing pretty hard, and other stadiums guns have them topping out at 94-96. MLB Gameday (Who I assume use their own gun) also show the pitches coming in 3-4 mph faster than the readings on tv.

Just seems strange as the GABP gun always seemed to add a mph or two in the past.

Ghosts of 1990
05-08-2009, 09:58 PM
I've seen Cueto touch 93 tonight, but I was thinking it seems slower too. Almost NEVER do you see a 98 or 97.

jhiller21
05-08-2009, 10:11 PM
Cueto just threw a 2-seam fastball at 83, there's definately something up with the gun.

I did see Cordero hit 98 on the GABP gun earlier this year, so who knows? It's certainly not consistent.

jhiller21
05-08-2009, 10:15 PM
now 95, and 94 back to back. Maybe it's me but I think the gun has a mind of it's own this year.

roby
05-09-2009, 01:56 AM
I don't think there is a gun at GABP. They have Jim Day sitting by the control panel making speeds up and posting them on the scoreboard.

chettt
05-09-2009, 03:37 PM
I was at the Braves & Reds game on Sunday April 26th. We all had a good laugh when the speed gun registered 112 for Atlanta's pitcher, Kawakami. :confused:;):rolleyes:

redsfanfalcon
05-11-2009, 11:21 PM
I was at the Braves & Reds game on Sunday April 26th. We all had a good laugh when the speed gun registered 112 for Atlanta's pitcher, Kawakami. :confused:;):rolleyes:

Maybe for him it was kilometers per hour? :D

WILD THING
05-11-2009, 11:23 PM
I was at the Braves & Reds game on Sunday April 26th. We all had a good laugh when the speed gun registered 112 for Atlanta's pitcher, Kawakami. :confused:;):rolleyes:

Must be 'roids :p:. Woah, can you even say that without starting an investigation? Sorry Kawakami.