Mr. Williams, make me angry! You’d like me when I’m angry!
As far as Josh Beckett is concerned, Williams said the righty needs to show more emotion to return to effective pitching.
“I like Josh, but I want to see Josh angry,” Williams said. “I want to see him pitch angry again. When Josh gets out there and he’s kind of cerebral, I don’t look for him to do very well. When I go out there and I see him pitching angry, that’s the Josh Beckett I like to watch.”
...The MLB analyst said throwing cutters, as well as confidence, has hurt John Lester. He dismissed the theory of pitching coaches and catchers factoring into a pitcher’s success.
“If you’re counting on your pitching coach and catcher to get you through ballgames, you’re in the wrong place,” Williams said. “A catcher to me makes suggestions. … Pitching coaches are there, if you get out of whack, and it can happen, a pitching coach has got to be able to say, ‘Look,you’re drifting, you’re not getting to your backside.’ Simple stuff like that. Other than that, a pitching coach shouldn’t have to tell you how to go after a hitter. It is up to the pitcher.”
Posted: July 25, 2012 at 04:17 PM | 5 comment(s)
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