Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Cubs hitters are sitting on the fastball. Cingrani needs to throw a lot more secondary pitches this game if he wants to survive, just to prove to the hitters that they can't just wait for the FB.
Actually, throwing the breaking ball that inning is what cost Cingrani two runs. He mowed the first two hitters down with ease, and had Rizzo down 1-2 with two well located fastballs, then someone decided to get cute and throw a breaking ball, and it eventually cost him two runs. Stick with the fastball there and Cingrani escapes with no damage, IMO.