Originally Posted by George Anderson
Hunter has gotten much better but he is still very bad.
I watched a lot of this game and his strike and ball calls had me completely baffled. I have to imagine the hitters were at a loss as well. I think that's why most of the Yankees just started hacking at the first good pitch that they saw.
Although one thing I noticed is that a few times Mauer would set up all the way to one side of the plate and and if Pavano missed his target to the other side, even if it looked like a good pitch, Mauer would lunge way over to catch the ball and it had the appearance of wildness ... if that makes sense.
Catchers in general seem to move way too much behind the plate these days. Staying still and framing pitches is a lost art.