Re: Monday 7/2/2012 Minor-League Updates
I saw an inning or two of Cingrani's start -- 6th and 7th. Jacksonville did not put a single ball in play over that time. Either Ks or BBs. I think the ump was squeezing him, too. Riggleman went to the mound, and when the ump went out to break up the confab, Riggleman seemed to have several choice words for him. Overall, Cingrani was overmatching the hitters with the fastball, and they just starting taking. Secondary stuff looked OK -- a little better than the earlier start I saw. With the deception/explosion/command he's got of the fastball, the secondary stuff just needs more consistency. I don't think he needs to improve the quality of those pitches much, if at all -- just be able to throw them for strikes with some regularity.
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