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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fangraphs/Sullivan: The Season’s Wildest Pitches

See, that’s the difference between you and me. You’d like to mock the pitchers for throwing these pitches. I’d like to commend the umpires for getting every call right.

Before we get to the top five, or the bottom five, whichever, it seems prudent to identify the five runners-up:

•Alfredo Figaro to Brandon Barnes on June 18
•Alfredo Simon to Matt Dominguez on September 18
•Rick Porcello to Ryan Doumit on June 14
•Phillippe Aumont to Travis Snider on July 2
•Ian Kennedy to Pablo Sandoval on April 29

All of those pitches were at least 69.4 inches away from the center of the strike zone, which is nearly six feet. One of them was actually more than six feet away. These are five pitches that didn’t make it. I’m not saying there was a lot of bad baseball in 2013, but what bad baseball there was was truly bad indeed.

 

villageidiom Posted: October 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bad pitchers, comedy, gifs, horror movie, pitch framing, pitch fx, pitching, train wrecks

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   1. Accent Shallow Posted: October 23, 2013 at 04:22 PM (#4581249)
Man, the Doubront one. . . wow.
   2. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: October 23, 2013 at 06:31 PM (#4581310)
Basically curveballs that slipped.

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