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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Giants switch-pitcher Pat Venditte draws early crowd at Spring Training

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Pat Venditte, the switch-pitcher, is as fascinating to many of the Giants as he is to fans. As he warmed up his right arm Saturday, a member of the staff walked up and asked him to explain how he became a switch-pitcher. He has drawn a crowd during bullpen sessions, and manager Bruce Bochy joked about how he may use Venditte.

“When I’m stuck and I don’t know which matchup I want, I’ll put him out there,” Bochy said smiling. “I can’t get questioned.”

Venditte has had more success as a lefty in his career but from both sides he gets good movement on his pitches. Bochy noted that he had a good season with the Dodgers, posting a 2.57 ERA in 15 appearances last year.

“It’s pretty impressive, really, what he’s able to do,” Bochy said.

 

QLE Posted: February 17, 2019 at 03:40 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: giants, pat venditte, switch pitchers

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   1. bobm Posted: February 17, 2019 at 10:43 AM (#5815966)
Venditte warming up

6/5/15: The Red Sox broadcast has some fun with A's switch-pitching prospect Pat Venditte while he warms up in the bullpen

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