Originally Posted by malcontent
Today Cingrani pitched with an intensity I've rarely seen in a pitcher.
As if he knows that this is his shot now, and that he has no intention of letting it slip away. Kudos to Buckley and the scouting department.
We were fortunate to be at Nats Park three years ago for Strasburg's debut when he K'd 14 in 7 innings with no walks against the Bucs. Place was electric. We had seats just off the right field line.
Today, the seats were much better. Excellent site line to the mound. The performance nearly as impressive. But was disorienting being a visiting pitcher. No Ks on the big board being tracked. Only silence after each K. No standing O or curtain call. Loved it!
Originally Posted by powersackers
Did anyone else see Cingrani go to the inside of his belt and then rub his two fingers together just before his 9th or 10th K? I think I caught him greasing the ball.
We had a great view of all the action. Didn't leave the seats once until the 7th. Nah, he didn't do that. Rumor was he'd had a big lunch between the 3rd and 4th inning (some Maryland crab and half smokes I think) and was loosening up a notch. You must have been a victim of the TV feed playing tricks on the audience.