Re: 5/4/13 - Reds at Cubs
Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
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.
You can't throw the FB exclusively though. EVERY mlb hitter will catch up to it if they know it's coming.
Pitching and defense...anything else is gravy. Mmmm...gravy.