I got a Lester no-hitter instead.

由於聽過一些關於Hochevar的buzz,所以決定來看看這位前狀元的投球,加上對手的Lester我也不是很熟可以順便看看,不過這一順便沒想到讓我看到了他的一場無安打。

Lester丟出今天這場no-hitter的主戰工具是他的fastball-cutter combo,曲球和變速有些許幫助但都不是要角,Lester的控球雖然不是從頭優到尾,但他掌握基本低角落的穩定性還是有到一個水準,也相當能利用好球帶的上半部,加上今天Royals打者對他的cutter幾乎是一籌莫展,那些往內角殺的裡面,高的砸手腕的打不好是正常,低的膝蓋高的打不到也合理,但是丟在外角腰帶或更高的卻也一樣無能為力,加上偶爾靠著曲球、變速的配合,他的93, 94mph high heat也相當有效,不時控球跑掉時也相當快work回來。

至於Hochevar,他的arsenal跟Lester很接近,速球的速度幾乎相同,滑球曲球變速的變化球,比較大的差別是他丟的是sinking fastball(Lester也用但較少)和他的slider比較slider而比較不cutter,不過雖然如此,但是這場比賽中兩人對其arsenal的應用能力就差了不少,基本的速球控球和打角能力就差了一截,加上亂掉的機會比Lester還高,尤其面對左打時他丟外角低的準度似乎維持住的能力比右打外角低,不過有個好消息是他對他的location也算很堅持,知道該往外miss而不能往中間miss的道理,所以也不是那麼容易擊潰他,但是如果自己不夠穩定準確自然就增加了給自己製造麻煩的機會。另外他也不太將他的slider用於cutter方式,加上威力雖然有時不錯但還不夠銳利穩定,他的曲球反而在這場比賽中看來是較好的武器,但使用率偏低,變速也幾乎沒有在用,因此在遇到問題時他也只能堅持丟角希望找回準度,而不能靠著其他的工具在work回自己時同時有其餘的東西和打者周旋。不過只要他的控球穩定性隨著時間能有所進步,他的威力自然也會跟著起來。

Anyway, congratulation. Jon.
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  • Dorasaga
  • Since i'm a Bannister fan, and I've been following them for this season, I'll say thus far: Royals has no plate discipline.

    They can't hit. They can't bunt. They can't walk.

    Did I say they can't run? and their fielding is crap? Yes, you'll see, the Gathright-DeJesus collision was not just a coincidence. It's a result of their "routine" mistakes.

    The Royals fielders and batters are the most embarrassing thing of Major League Baseball right now.

    I'll bet that if we can run a Run-Created translation, even Hiroshima Carps and Iowa Cubs can beat them in 162 games.
  • Yeah, though I'm not really familiar with most of the KC hitters but for a couple of them, they didn't do well last night. And that's why, no means to cheapen what he achieved though, I don't think that Lester really threw a masterpiece. He's just good enough for no-hitting the Royals.

    andrenomo 於 2008/05/21 03:27 回覆

  • Yuda
  • Lester這一場的 stuff並沒有特別好, 當然無安打有運氣成分, 幾個play都很驚險,守備的幫忙是這一場歷史見證的重要一環,總的來說, 恭喜!
  • ckt
  • 雖說fastball和cutter狀況好,
    但changeup和curve能不定時搶到好球也很重要,
    讓打者不能老是預想著cutter要來方便跟上速球把慢球放掉,
    以往沒做到這點時就常被打者磨成保送.
    不過幾個外角cutter投高了的失投打者還是配合揮空,
    看來該打者有點狀況.

    延伸一問,
    左(右)投對右(左)打把cutter控在外角的配球有什麼優點嗎?
    要走後門丟curve和slider的movement都較大,
    timing的干擾也更明顯,
    如果要增加速球的攻擊難度,
    丟2-seam讓球跑更遠不是更難跟?
    最近蠻常看松阪這樣配結果時好時壞,
    讓我不大明白這種配法的目的.
  • Dorasaga
  • ckt, 2-seam對右打很危險。沒有壓制力的2-seam (i.e. Bannister) 投高很容易被轟出去。MLB有7成右打。Dice-K的2-seam根本是備用中的備用。他投cutter還多點。(kudos to Wang here)

    另外氣壓也很重要,影響movement。Silva曾經說過他的sinker在冷天氣特別會跑。看該天的狀況投手得計畫不同的gameplan.
  • ckt
  • Dorasaga, 我提的狀況是指右投丟左打或左投丟右打的情形,
    但舉松板為例的確不當,
    他的2-seam確實還不成氣候.
  • Starberry
  • Pitching Prospects

    I dunno.... never really liked Hochevar..... or rather.... never really liked the low K/9 pitching prospects.....

    I feel like most guys who become dominant later on.... you can always see it in the Ks.... Hochevar? Both his k/9 and k/bb don't feel so special.

    Of all the young guys... I feel Bucholz will be good.... Kershaw will be good (of course, this is all if they can be healthy)....

    Cheers,

    Wilson
  • andrenomo
  • to ckt:
    上面有提到一個點就是球的威力比種類重要,曲球movement雖大,但是如果不夠利,打者還是有機會判斷出來即時揮擊,另外投手也要看當時對自己哪些球的控球有信心。同時有些投手也會在內外角兩個點用sinker和cutter的配合來混亂打者,不過得投很好控得準才行,不然想光靠一個往內一個往外來讓打者判斷錯誤不是那麼簡單的事。

    to Starberry:
    Actually I'd never checked out his or Bucholz's numbers, and as I don't pay a lot attention to prospect now, nor do I have any idea about Kershaw's numbers. For Hochevar, he doesn't really have a standout point, not a single great pitch, control not great, velocity 91-94mph, he seems like a doing everything well but nothing great guy to me now.
  • gjo3gjo3
  • KC的Nunez直球投起來有點像Pedro
  • henrychou
  • 剛看到Hochevar冰凍A-Rod的滑球~在好球帶短暫地停留不眷戀,大概只有儀器偵測得到,打者和觀眾都不覺得它有來過…
    他也丟好多sinker喔
  • henrychou
  • 壓制洋基6局還不錯啊!控球還真不錯,每種球都投得進去,可是變化球不拿來引誘,停留在好球帶久了點還是很危險