Have to highlight my boy Luke Weaver here from his outing the other night facing one of the games best.. and richest players.
You’ll notice that Weaver makes a lot of quality pitches against Machado in his first AB but Machado ends up taking a 2-2 FB Away over the right field fence for a homer.
Fast forward to Machado’s 3rd AB (Struck out 2nd AB) and you’ll see the way Weaver applied the information from the first AB against Machado and utilized it to get him out.
As pitchers we should constantly be mindful of how we are sequencing our stuff to guys. Especially when we get beat.. What could you have done better in the sequences that you get beat on? What did you do well? How did the hitter respond to certain pitches?
You’ll see in this image that I texted Weaver the next day to ask him about that sequence in which he gave up the homer.. here’s what he said..
We live in a world where we have so much data at our fingertips it would be silly for us not to apply that data! Even going beyond data I think it’s important for pitchers to always be mindful of how to go about getting guys out.. especially the really good hitters.
I know there’s a lot that I’m asking for you here but realistically if you’re at the high school to college level you need to be mindful of a couple of guys in the lineup that can potentially hurt you.
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