Originally Posted by cincrazy
The Cubs have been smoking the ball all over the place. Homer's lucky the wind is blowing in or his stat line would look a lot worse than this. He's got a great, live arm, but doesn't have much of a clue how to "pitch."
The wind is blowing in at like 25 MPH. You think the pitchers don't know that and are just trying to pump the zone and get fly balls? I am not one who puts much into pitching to the score, but you can pitch to the weather. Hard contact today isn't likely to turn into much because the wind is going to kill the ball. Castro probably hits that ball 425 feet on a normal day. Today it went about 350. The pitchers know it and are pitching to it.