“The quick pitch is a good tool,” Warthen said. “It can be very effective against guys with big leg kicks, or guys that are on your stuff pretty good. I just thought that one was a poor decision because he threw a sinker the pitch before and (Gordon) hit the top of the baseball and fouled it straight down, basically to the catcher. So he hadn’t shown that he could handle the sinker, and there was no reason to change anything. But the quick pitch has worked very well for Jeurys, and he will continue to throw it.”
Source: John Harper, New York Daily News
I understand Warthen’s logic but I’d still prefer that Familia make his normal pitches and leave this tool to someone who doesn’t throw 97 or have a devastating splitter.
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