I felt bad for all the viewers who watched today's telecast between the Cardinals and the Pirates. When I say ALL the viewers I am talking about both TV feeds - the St. Louis feed and the Pittsburgh feed.
These viewers were not entertained with Major League Baseball today.
They watched baseball quality equal to AA baseball.
Here are some tips to pitchers in the Major Leagues.
WORK FAST AND THROW STRIKES.
The teams with the lowest ERA and the best winning percentage are the teams whose pitchers work fast and throw strikes!
To get the batter out, you don't have to make that perfect pitch on the black.
Fact: the worst nibblers have the most walks.
THROW FIRST PITCH STRIKES
Fact: a batter with a 0-1 count fails many more times than a batter with a 1-0 count.
PITCH DON'T THROW
Pitchers in AA have talent. They throw hard or have great movement or both. But there is a reason they are in AA.
The reason is that they have not learned how to pitch.
Why do you think these players are called pitchers and not throwers.
This is not difficult to comprehend.
When you get a batter out 7 out of 10 times, that particular batter is doing good!
For you pitchers that lack math skills, that means the batter succeeded only 3 times out of 10.
DO NOT BE AFRAID
Fear does not belong in the big leagues.