He tried to get a cut fastball
in on Ortiz, and Ortiz went and got it, driving it down the first base line.
When Blackstone Valley Tech coach Anthony Leonelli first discussed pitching with Dan Avery three years ago, Leonelli didn't believe the then-sophomore could throw a cut fastball
Here's a warning to future hitters: Bryant is working on a curve and cut fastball
to add some diversity to his repertoire.
Weaver might benefit from the addition of Pineiro, who learned a cut fastball
from Chris Carpenter during his time in St.
Some of these pitchers are able to throw a cut fastball
, which can be effective but probably not as much as a slider.
Hechavarria hammered Lester's very next pitch, a cut fastball
, hooking it around the foul screen into the second deck in left for his second career home run.
Loaiza walked consecutive batters in the second inning, struck out Chris Young and then surrendered a three-run homer to Chris Snyder on a cut fastball
So I needed a curveball and I also wanted to throw a fastball to that side, like a cut fastball
Lester will be working on two extra days' rest, and the Sox want him to rely less on his cut fastball
and more on his conventional fastball and breaking pitches.
Rivera threw a cut fastball
in last Wednesday's game that bore in on Kotchman's hands.
Manager Terry Francona thinks Lester has become too reliant on his cut fastball
A cut fastball
kept sliding inside on Kotchman, but he swung anyway and the ball was actually fouled off his left hand.