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    Wang going for Yankees: What would make sinkerballers better on short rest?

    With Wang scheduled to be starting on short rest for the Yankees, the old legend of sinkerballers being better on short rest/when they're tired is circulating again.

    I was wondering what exactly, mechanically, physically it is that would make this true?

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    Re: Wang going for Yankees: What would make sinkerballers better on short rest?

    Quote Originally Posted by HumnHilghtFreel View Post
    With Wang scheduled to be starting on short rest for the Yankees, the old legend of sinkerballers being better on short rest/when they're tired is circulating again.

    I was wondering what exactly, mechanically, physically it is that would make this true?

    Probably because obstensibly they wouldn't be as strong as if they were going on 4 days rest. Because they wouldn't be as strong, they wouldn't throw as hard as usual and therefore the ball would sink better.
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    Re: Wang going for Yankees: What would make sinkerballers better on short rest?

    Thats the theory, a tired arm is a better arm because it drags.

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    Re: Wang going for Yankees: What would make sinkerballers better on short rest?

    This has more to do with the Yankees' acute case of Mussinaphobia. The fear of being down 6-0 in the first inning.
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    Re: Wang going for Yankees: What would make sinkerballers better on short rest?

    Slower speed = more break. However, the caveat is that tiredness usually leads to worse control. A slow sinker thrown waist high is probably one of the most crushable pitches there is -- right there with a hanging slider. They don't have to deal with overthrowing leading to it flattening out, but they do have to worry about hanging a few extra pitches.
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    Re: Wang going for Yankees: What would make sinkerballers better on short rest?

    I would've went with Moose in game 4, but that's just me.

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    Re: Wang going for Yankees: What would make sinkerballers better on short rest?

    I don't know about the sinkerball stuff, but Joe Torre referred to him as "the Wanger" in last night's press conference.

    Which just seemed.... wrong.

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    Re: Wang going for Yankees: What would make sinkerballers better on short rest?

    Torre wants the Wanger to really air it out tonight. He needs Wang to squeeze out every last ounce.

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    Re: Wang going for Yankees: What would make sinkerballers better on short rest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I don't know about the sinkerball stuff, but Joe Torre referred to him as "the Wanger" in last night's press conference.

    Which just seemed.... wrong.
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    Re: Wang going for Yankees: What would make sinkerballers better on short rest?

    so tonight we'll find out if a Byrd "in hand" is better than a Wang.
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    Re: Wang going for Yankees: What would make sinkerballers better on short rest?

    Hopefully Cleveland ends it tonight, because if the Yankees pull it off, it may be enough momentum for them to finish off the comeback....

    Yet another Yankees vs Red Sox matchup....that'd be boring, tired, over-done, and bad for baseball



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    Re: Wang going for Yankees: What would make sinkerballers better on short rest?

    Torre's pinning his career hopes on his Wang.

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    Re: Wang going for Yankees: What would make sinkerballers better on short rest?

    If Yanks win when is game 5? Is it in Cleveland?

    This series is showing how extremely thin the Yankees pitching is and how a good offense really doesn't get you much in the post season.

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    Re: Wang going for Yankees: What would make sinkerballers better on short rest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    Hopefully Cleveland ends it tonight, because if the Yankees pull it off, it may be enough momentum for them to finish off the comeback....

    Yet another Yankees vs Red Sox matchup....that'd be boring, tired, over-done, and bad for baseball



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    I'll tell you what's bad for baseball is all these freaking sweeps. Had the Yankees been swept, we would have had almost a full week's break between playoff rounds. Talk about boring.
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    Re: Wang going for Yankees: What would make sinkerballers better on short rest?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Torre's pinning his career hopes on his Wang.
    His tired Wang, at that.
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