April 8, 2015

CRAFTSMEN AT WORK:

Watson unhappy with execution on crucial pitch ( Tom Singer, 4/08/15,  MLB.com)

In a very roundabout way, Pirates reliever Tony Watson had just testified for his craft, for the everyday brilliance of Major League pitchers.

Late in Monday's Opening Day affair, Todd Frazier had absolutely destroyed a pitch from Watson, sending it fast and high and far over Great American Ball Park's upper-deck railing to lead the Reds to a 5-2 win.
"Bad execution. Left the pitch in the middle, and I paid for it," Watson said.

"He missed his location. Wanted to go up and in, and it came back over the middle part of the plate," manager Clint Hurdle said.

Here is the point, however: Frazier just showed what big league hitters do to mistakes; and they relatively rarely get to do it, because the Watsons keep them from doing it.

Posted by at April 8, 2015 9:02 AM
  

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