Originally Posted by Dom Heffner
I wonder this, too- look at Rich Harden. There are days he is the most unhittable pitcher in baseball and others he looks like me out there.
With Harden it's control- he stunk for a good part of the first half because he couldn't throw strikes. These guys are human- there are always going to be a certain number of starts where they dont have the best stuff. Some more than others.
The common answer that the analysist seem to give for the pitchers is mechanics and release points etc. It makes sense that the pitch of the pitchers and the swings of the batter cannot be the same each attempt, so the outcomes will be different.
Talent and skills ?