View Full Version : Where's the storied Wood changeup?
08-08-2010, 05:42 PM
I'm puzzled. We've repeatedly heard that he possessed a killer change.
I keep waiting, but I didn't see it once in today's game, even in the 7th when they got to him.
Pay attention to the MPH more often. He gets a ton of strike outs on it.
08-08-2010, 05:54 PM
According to MLB Gameday, he only threw it four times today.
He also throws a cutter. Im guessing if he only has to throw fastballs and cutters he isnt going to waste his time with the change.
08-08-2010, 05:57 PM
GIDP is right about the change being a putaway pitch for him. The Cubs were swinging early in the count today, so he got a lot of outs on his fastballs - straight, cutter and sinker.
08-08-2010, 06:24 PM
Alot of balls were put into play. Not much need to go for the K when the Cubs were swinging early and often.
08-08-2010, 06:28 PM
I think he gets more k's on the fastball and cutter. His changeup has looked good to me, but it hasn't been the plus-plus pitch that it is made out to be IMO.
He throws his change up 10% of the time so far this year. He has thrown his cutter and fastball about 85% of the time.
He basically hasnt had to throw it that often. I'm sure if he had more men on base we would see it but having a WHIP of something like .85 you probably dont need to use your best pitch that often.
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