Re: 6/19/12 - Reds at Indians
Originally Posted by Sea Ray
I'll admit that I turned off the TV before he rounded 2nd base, I was so disgusted. I haven't looked at any replays. My point is that his problem was that every pitch for the most part was a FB on the outside part of the plate. He fell behind in the count to both Cabrera and Choo. That may be OK if he's throwing 101 but it won't work out too well with a 94- 96 mph FB
To be fair to Chapman...those are the pitches that Hanigan called for. Outside fastballs. He clearly didn't have his good stuff however. I agree that the lack of sliders is troubling. And I've never been a fan of him closing...not that we have much say in the matter.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.