Tag Archives: Pitching

  • Pinch Pitchers: Every MLB Position Player to Take the Mound in 2014

    Pinch Pitchers: Every MLB Position Player to Take the Mound in 2014

    It’s never fun to see your team get blown out—unless it’s baseball, and your team runs out of pitchers before the game is over. Then it actually is kind of fun, because you get to see a position player pitch. I bring all this up because, in case you haven’t noticed, 2014 has been a historic […]

  • 13 Most Notable Celebrity First Pitches of 2013

    13 Most Notable Celebrity First Pitches of 2013

    The ceremonial first pitch exists for several reasons. One is to pay tribute to special people that are deserving of some attention or recognition. Another is to suck up to powerful rich people, like politicians and CEOs. But probably the biggest reason, or at least the most common, is to entertain fans and provide celebrities […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 5/12/2013 — Chris Sale

    Stat Line of the Night — 5/12/2013 — Chris Sale

    In case you were too busy watching the NBA and NHL playoffs to notice, it was quite the weekend for pitchers around Major League Baseball. On Friday night, the Red Sox’s Jon Lester threw a one-hitter against the Blue Jays, going nine innings and walking none while striking out five. Meanwhile, over in St. Louis, […]

  • The Anatomy of Justin Verlander’s Four-Pitch Arsenal (GIF)

    The Anatomy of Justin Verlander’s Four-Pitch Arsenal (GIF)

    Last week we showed you a mesmerizing aniamted GIF that shows the trajectory of each pitch that Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish throws. To create it, some guy out there on the internet named Drew Shepard superimposed five separate clips of Darvish pitching over each other and then lined up the release point. The results were so awesome that […]

  • The Stat Line of the Night – 8/24/10 – Gio Gonzalez

    The Stat Line of the Night – 8/24/10 – Gio Gonzalez

    The Oakland Athletics have had some of the best pitching in all of baseball this year.  Unfortunately their offense has been unable to come through when its needed most, or come through at all for that matter.  Last night was a different story.  With Gio Gonzalez on the mound dealing, the A’s bats finally came […]