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October 14, 2021 Morning Edition: Red Sox News Roundup

This is your Red Sox Stats, News, Rumors, and Commentary Roundup for the Morning of October 14, 2021.

A Look at Red Sox Pitchers’ Horizontal Movement on Pitches

Ryan Brasier

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 3.7 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a changeup in his arsenal of pitches.
  • He features a curveball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 6.6 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 4.4 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Garrett Whitlock

  • In absolute terms, his Four Seam Fastball has far more horizontal movement than most pitchers, it gets 7.0 inches of horizontal movement each time.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 9.8 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 2.5 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Hirokazu Sawamura

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 4.8 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a changeup in his arsenal of pitches.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 2.4 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Chris Sale

  • In absolute terms, his Four Seam Fastball has far more horizontal movement than most pitchers, it gets 7.6 inches of horizontal movement each time.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 10.6 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 6.3 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Darwinzon Hernandez

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 2.8 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a changeup in his arsenal of pitches.
  • He features a curveball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 9.0 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 4.0 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Josh Taylor

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 2.1 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a changeup in his arsenal of pitches.
  • He features a curveball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 3.9 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 3.0 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Tanner Houck

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 3.7 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a changeup in his arsenal of pitches.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 7.8 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Nathan Eovaldi

  • In absolute terms, his Four Seam Fastball has far more horizontal movement than most pitchers, it gets 7.0 inches of horizontal movement each time.
  • He does not feature a changeup in his arsenal of pitches.
  • He features a curveball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 5.7 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 3.5 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Matt Barnes

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 6.3 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 9.9 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He tends to get less horizontal movement on his curve than most pitchers as his horizontal movement is 2.1 inches on average for each pitch.
  • He does not feature a slider or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • Adam Ottavino

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 3.1 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 9.2 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a curveball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 9.8 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • In absolute terms, his slider has far more horizontal movement than most pitchers, it gets 10.9 inches of horizontal movement each time.
  • Hansel Robles

  • In absolute terms, his Four Seam Fastball has far more horizontal movement than most pitchers, it gets 7.1 inches of horizontal movement each time.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 8.3 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He tends to get less horizontal movement on his slider than most pitchers as his horizontal movement is 0.1 inches on average for each pitch.
  • Nick Pivetta

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 3.0 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 7.7 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a curveball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 4.6 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 3.1 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Martin Perez

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 6.4 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 8.5 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a curveball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 2.9 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a slider or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • Eduardo Rodriguez

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 4.2 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 9.6 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He does not feature a curveball or he does not throw it enough to qualify.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 1.8 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • Garrett Richards

  • He features a Four Seam Fastball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 0.7 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a changeup that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 9.0 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a curveball that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 6.3 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.
  • He features a slider that generates above-average horizontal movement to test the strike zone edges, it is 1.7 inches of horizontal movement per pitch.

  • Now onto the News, Rumors, and Commentary…

    “Where Geiger made up for his hitting was his glove work. Geiger was a wisp of a player who usually lost battles with the walls throughout his career. The memory I have of Geiger is his swing. A look at Red Sox outfielder Gary Geiger and a Houston connection The Red Sox have had their share of players that became a focal point cursed with unfortunate luck.”

    Above is the summary of: Red Sox History: A look back at outfielder Gary Geiger as Houston looms… tap or click to check out the full article.

    “The rotation order also comes up, and more specifically what role Chris Sale may serve in this series. Matt, Keaton, and Bob are back with you one day early for a preview of the upcoming ALCS against the Astros. From there, we shift our attention to the Red Sox side of things, looking at potential changes on the roster compared to the ALDS. We do the same for the rotation and bullpen, and talk through some strategies the Red Sox might employ to beat this staff and potentially knock starters out early.”

    Above is the summary of: The ALCS Preview Podcast… tap or click to check out the full article.

    “However, it’s not a baseball-free day like Wednesday was. Happy Thursday! It’s another off day for the Red Sox before the start of the ALCS. There is one game: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants. The winner goes on to face the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS.”

    Above is the summary of: OTM Open Thread 10/14: It is Thursday… tap or click to check out the full article.

    “(Chad Finn; Boston Globe) Along with Cora, Chaim Bloom deserves credit for how far this Red Sox team has come. (Khari Thompson; Boston Globe) The city of Boston has had some great coaches over the years, but nobody is currently pushing the buttons as well as Alex Cora. That’s not how Nathan Eovaldi sees it with the Astros. (Lauren Campbell; NESN) In this piece, Chad Finn likened Tanner Houck and Nick Pivetta to 1999 Pedro Martinez and 2018 Eovaldi.”

    Above is the summary of: Daily Red Sox Links: Nathan Eovaldi, Alex Cora, Chris Sale… tap or click to check out the full article.

    “Astros It was a formula Cora liked so much that he went to it again the next night in Game 2. Though Game 4 was a memorable epic, which the Red Sox won 8-6, Cora again went with standard bullpen usage. In Game 3, Nathan Eovaldi was dominant for six innings and the Red Sox built a big lead, so no “rovers,” as Cora likes to call them, were needed. At least it seemed Eovaldi would be off the table for Game 3, right? Not only had he pitched in relief in the first two games, but he was on tap to start Game 4.”

    Above is the summary of: Red Sox plan for ALCS? All arms on deck… tap or click to check out the full article.

    “They have really good pitching,” Hyers said. They’ve got a lot of different angles,” Red Sox hitting coach Tim Hyers said. “And I think it really helps them to be in our division, to play them a lot. “Because of their unique angles, those young guys, it helps a lot,” Hyers said of getting an early look at Valdez and Garcia.”

    Above is the summary of: Powerful Sox work to keep bats hot vs. HOU… tap or click to check out the full article.

    “In their four World Series appearances since 2004, the Red Sox have held home-field advantage every time. Cora actually had Sale warming up in the bullpen in Game 4 against the Rays in the ALDS and said the left-hander would have come on for the series-clinching save opportunity if Boston had the lead going into the ninth inning. “He feels good about where he’s at,” Cora said. He’s going to pitch such meaningful innings in this series and, hopefully, the World Series, and all this talk is going to be in the past.” Cora will announce his starters for the first two games of the series Thursday during a workout in Houston.”

    Above is the summary of: Sox foresee Sale turnaround: ‘He found it’… tap or click to check out the full article.



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