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    2 Strike Meatball

    What were Antone and Casali thinking on that 0-2 count to Gyorko in the 7th? Every game, every pitch is to important to make that pitch. It wasnít a mistake, he hit the mitt right where Casali was holding it. Was he in a hurry? Did he have a dinner date and didnít have time to throw a couple of waste pitches to see if he might chase one? Iím ok with that pitch if he elevates it, but he didnít. Casali held it waste high and he threw it waste high. Lucky he didnít hit it in the upper deck.


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    Re: 2 Strike Meatball

    My memory of the pitch is that it was two inches above the strike zone...

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    Re: 2 Strike Meatball

    I've actually been a little frustrated in the other direction. I've been seeing many 0-2 counts going full lately as the pitcher seems to waste a couple of pitches nowhere close. I'd like them to stop the nibbling and go after the batter (unless a notorious bad ball swinger like a Javier Baez).

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    Re: 2 Strike Meatball

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    My memory of the pitch is that it was two inches above the strike zone...
    Your memory is quite correct, it was not a strike.

    Another example of someone complaining simply because of the result.

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    Re: 2 Strike Meatball

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix2 View Post
    I've actually been a little frustrated in the other direction. I've been seeing many 0-2 counts going full lately as the pitcher seems to waste a couple of pitches nowhere close. I'd like them to stop the nibbling and go after the batter (unless a notorious bad ball swinger like a Javier Baez).
    Same. Give me a Greg Maddux or Mark Buehrle 2-hour, 90-pitch CG.
    So in the post game, Price said he pinch hit with Barnhart to bunt so that in case it got to two strikes, Barnhart could hit.

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    Re: 2 Strike Meatball

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Your memory is quite correct, it was not a strike.

    Another example of someone complaining simply because of the result.
    Ever notice how many "new" posters sign up (those with very few posts) just so they can complain about something and try to stir things up?

    The pitch in question was NOT in the strike zone.
    ďI think I throw the ball as hard as anyone. The ball just doesn't get there as fast.Ē ó Eddie Bane

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