Monday, June 14, 2010

All Giants. All of the Time.

Tom Glavine, a 305 game winner in the major leagues has some thoughts on pitchers he considers to be 5-multi tool starters.

Location, stuff and preparation are just as important as velocity.
Tim Lincecum: Even though he is defined as a power pitcher, he still locates and changes speeds pretty well.

I found it interesting, after Lincecum's 6th win of this 2010 season he said he had to stop doubting himself.

Billy Wagner, the Atlanta Braves' closer says he will hang up the gear after this season. Says his most memorable save came in 1996. 'I had the bases loaded and struck out Barry Bonds and Matt Williams. That pretty much put me on the map."
Tim Alderson, the pitcher the Giants sent to Pittsburgh for Freddy Sanchez, has lost some velocity on his fastball. Dropping from the low 90s to the high 80s. Never a good sign. He's now at Double-A.

Yesterday, 6/13/10, there were 7 players who hit two homers in a game. When's the last time that happened or was that in fact a record? Aubrey Huff joined the club going yard vs. the A's twice. The ball darn near landed in the same spot! Holy Huff Daddy!!

(thanks to ESPN mag and The Sporting News for the factoids)

Kevin Marquez