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Discussion in 'Baseball' started by Chop, Apr 11, 2022.
Now do grand slams by the opposition.
We're still atop the stats sheet.
WV has nearly fallen off a cliff.
TCU is looking pretty good on paper.
We've extended our overall statistical lead over the competition this week. We're way out on top of this conference on the stat sheet.
2 of the top 3 starting pitchers!!!
Top batting average
Top slugging %
IMHO, here's a couple of MLB stars Gordon takes after.* He's a left-hander that likes to use his changeup(s) as his go-to pitch. He paints the corners with his fastball in the high 80s/low 90s (at most), and throws his well-disguised change-ups at differing speeds, and with good movement. Batters may see a 77 mph changeup, a 90 mph fastball, and an 82 mph changeup. He confuses the heck out of the batters. He's got a decent enough slider too. But those changeups!!! That's good enough to retire the side against most college batting lineups.
*I'm obviously not saying he's as good as Glavine or Santana, just that his pitching style is reminiscent of theirs.
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This dangerous Dominican southpaw epitomizes a changeup pitcher.
His change of pace pitch has helped him to a very impressive 133-69 record, with a 3.10 ERA and 1,877 strikeouts.
Santana's career with the Twins and Mets also has resulted in a long list of awards, which includes Sports Illustrated's all-decade team.
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The legendary career of Tom Glavine was highlighted by his pitching style, which included an outside changeup that was nearly impossible to hit.
The 44-year-old left the game with a 305-203 career record, 10 All-Star selections and two NL Cy Young awards.
Glavine was in a different league than the flashier, violent pitchers of today. His changeup became a primary pitch which helped him to 2,607 career strike outs.
After today (5/25), Hansen's ERA is down to 3.01.