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    Yu Darvish is ridiculous



    How in the world are you supposed to hit this guy. Same exact release point, 5 different pitches. Absurd

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    Re: Yu Darvish is ridiculous

    That's one of the coolest GIF's I've seen. It also shows how scary good Yu is.
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    Re: Yu Darvish is ridiculous

    Honest question. Could you not do this with several other top pitchers or is Yu something special?

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    Re: Yu Darvish is ridiculous

    You could do it with most pitchers. 5 pitches does separate him some, but heck, a guy like Homer Bailey throws a 2-seam, 4 seam, split, curve and slider.

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    Re: Yu Darvish is ridiculous

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    Honest question. Could you not do this with several other top pitchers or is Yu something special?
    It's more of a awesome gif than anything.
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    Re: Yu Darvish is ridiculous

    Excuse me for being naive, but I thought it was against the rules to throw more than one ball at a time at a hitter. Looks like he's just a cheater to me.
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    Re: Yu Darvish is ridiculous

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Excuse me for being naive, but I thought it was against the rules to throw more than one ball at a time at a hitter. Looks like he's just a cheater to me.
    Yeah it is, but at least you would have a 5x better chance of hitting a ball. You only need to hit one of them.

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    Re: Yu Darvish is ridiculous

    Isn't that Hanigan behind the plate. That's the reason for his success.

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    Re: Yu Darvish is ridiculous

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    Yeah it is, but at least you would have a 5x better chance of hitting a ball. You only need to hit one of them.
    Which shows just how much Pujols' skills have declined. A few years ago he would've hit all five pitches at the same time!

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    Re: Yu Darvish is ridiculous

    Consistently having command of pitches is better than having a bunch in your arsenal. Yu seems to have both these things going for him.
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    Re: Yu Darvish is ridiculous

    I am assuming that Pujols was not the batter for all five pitches. If you look at the batter in the GIF you can see the ghost of multiple stance placements. Either a different batter was up for a pitch or two, Pujols was changing where he was set up, or the GIF is manipulated to make the release point look the same. (I do not think the GIF is manipulated as the background looks consistent and "ghost" free.)

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    Re: Yu Darvish is ridiculous

    Quote Originally Posted by 5TimeWSChamps View Post
    How in the world are you supposed to hit this guy. Same exact release point, 5 different pitches. Absurd
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    Re: Yu Darvish is ridiculous

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post
    It's more of a awesome gif than anything.
    Agreed. That's as good as it gets! Awesome.
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    Re: Yu Darvish is ridiculous

    I think they were all from one at-bat.

    Now let's see one of Arroyo.

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    Re: Yu Darvish is ridiculous

    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    I think they were all from one at-bat.

    Now let's see one of Arroyo.
    It looks like one of the jerseys in the video is a #27. So at least one of those pitches is to someone other than Pujols.
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