Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Fastballs Newsbeat

Saturday, June 28, 2014

BP Unfiltered: Ross Detwiler and the All-Fastball All-Stars

In his game-extending appearance, the lefty struck out two and walked one (intentionally), which was pretty darn Detwiler, though he did get six grounders without allowing a ball in the air and threw 32 strikes in 42 pitches (apart from the free pass). What really stood out about the outing, aside from the zeroes, was Detwiler’s pitch selection, which varied less than the song selection at a Kanye West/Jay Z “Watch the Thrones” show.

“I don’t remember an off-speed pitch,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. “His fastballs, some were cutting, some were sinking. You didn’t know which way it was going.”

Roenicke was right: Detwiler threw exclusively four-seamers and sinkers. His willingness to eschew off-speed stuff earned him a notice at Deadspin, which dubbed him an “undeniable badass” and asserted that he’d “staked a strong claim to the title of He Who Gives Less [sic] Sh!ts Than Anyone.”

bobm Posted: June 28, 2014 at 11:06 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: fastballs, nationals

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Vegas Watch
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread July, 2014
(406 - 4:34pm, Jul 25)
Last: I am going to be Frank

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread- July 2014
(931 - 4:33pm, Jul 25)
Last: clowns to the left of me; STEAGLES to the right

NewsblogHurdles remain in Mets-Rockies deal for Tulowitzki, Gonzalez
(2 - 4:30pm, Jul 25)
Last: Willie Mayspedes

Newsblog5 for Friday: Leo Mazzone, pitching coach to the HOFers
(22 - 4:27pm, Jul 25)
Last: Brian

NewsblogOTP - July 2014: Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game
(3161 - 4:16pm, Jul 25)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

SABR - BBTF ChapterWho's going to SABR??
(96 - 4:03pm, Jul 25)
Last: Mike Webber

NewsblogCSN: Enough is enough — time to move on from Ryan Howard
(108 - 3:58pm, Jul 25)
Last: AROM

NewsblogNoble: Tom Seaver expects Derek Jeter to become first unanimous Hall of Fame inductee
(84 - 3:55pm, Jul 25)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogLa Russa: Asterisk for tainted stars
(17 - 3:46pm, Jul 25)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogThe Inventor of the High Five
(28 - 3:45pm, Jul 25)
Last: winnipegwhip

Newsblog7-25-14 OMNICHATTER
(1 - 2:57pm, Jul 25)
Last: boteman is not here 'til October

NewsblogRick Cerone: “Robinson Cano . . . what a fool!”
(259 - 2:56pm, Jul 25)
Last: A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose)

NewsblogSurprising Sports Stars – Guided by Voices’ Robert Pollard
(15 - 2:35pm, Jul 25)
Last: A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose)

NewsblogGoldman: Eliminating the shift a bandage for a phantom wound
(39 - 2:02pm, Jul 25)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-25-2014
(6 - 1:38pm, Jul 25)
Last: Moeball

Page rendered in 0.7541 seconds
47 querie(s) executed