Originally Posted by REDREAD
it was really sweet when he started one of those Pirate batters off with a breaking ball and the hitter totally froze with the bat on his shoulder because he was so surprised. The confidence in his secondary pitches will come faster up here, IMO.
If he does this enough times, the smart hitters won't be surprised anymore. And if they do, then we're back to square one -- an ineffective RP with shaken confidence. Hopefully he doesn't take to Twitter when that happens.