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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) Login to Bookmark
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   1. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: June 28, 2014 at 11:23 PM (#4738622)
Detwiler just contributed another 3 scoreless innings of work against the Cubbies to nail down the sweep of the rare Saturday double-header.

Detwiler has likely suffered from Matt Williams' often questionable use of the bullpen. He sat idle for long stretches only to get lit up when he was finally brought into high leverage situations; he was rusty. This probably led to Matty using him even less. Then he'd bring him into a game in a mop-up role when the Nats were trailing by a bunch of runs or else bring him in to face one or two batters when the Nats had a thin bullpen and could've used a longer outing. Just puzzling bullpen mismanagement.

The Nats did try out Detwiler as a starter when he first came up and considered it briefly this season for a couple spot starts, but he's an effective lefty out of the pen who can give you a few good innings so that's where he stays.

Still, I have to wonder how Detwiler can be effective against a lineup of dead-red hitters if he's feeding them a steady diet of fastballs, and I recall him getting lit up in just that manner earlier this season.
   2. PreservedFish Posted: June 28, 2014 at 11:28 PM (#4738624)
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.


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