Re: Pirates fans are livid
Was it intentional? Probably...or at least he was intentionally trying to pitch far inside and chapman probably figured he could care less if it hit cutch or not.....was it bush league? Hell no and not even close.....that's how winning pitchers pitch....you wanna crowd the plate and dig in on me?, your gonna have to earn it. Andrew has far from earned the right to dig in and crowd the plate in a central race against the Reds......there are few players that have the respect to not pitch inside in a race and none are in the central, and only a few in the National League and I am not sure I could even name them outside of Chipper Jones....pitching inside is what you do when you wanna win, pitching to the batters strengths is what the pirates have done for years. If they hit Votto come September in that last week of the season I will not care in the slightest as long as its not at his head, even votto has not earned the right to dig in....you better go up there with your feet loose in the dirt in this series and that's the way I like it.