Lynchburg Hillcats 9/14 Video Recap

Due to YouTube not working the other night, I wasn’t able to upload the videos from Lynchburg’s victory on Monday. I also didn’t get the complete start by Justin Wilson, missing the first inning (thanks to a lumber truck that was driving 10 MPH in front of me over the mountain, with no chance of passing him for a 1-2 mile stretch).

I’ll have the analysis after the recap. The recap includes:

-Justin Wilson, innings 2-6 (Wilson was removed after two outs in the 6th)
-Harrison Bishop in the 7th
-Ramon Aguero in the 8th and 9th
-Chase d’Arnaud’s two RBI double in the third, and his RBI single in the seventh, plus a stolen base on the next at-bat by Josh Harrison
-Matt Hague’s solo homer in the seventh inning, which made the score 4-2 (look above the foul pole to see the ball come down)
-Tony Sanchez’s RBI double in the eighth

On to the videos:

Final Numbers for Wilson (Innings 2-6):


Total Pitches: 81
2nd Inning Pitches: 20
3rd Inning Pitches: 14
4th Inning Pitches: 10
5th Inning Pitches: 11
6th Inning Pitches: 26
First Pitch Strikes: 11/20 batters
Strikes: 48
Balls: 33
Fastball Speed: 87-93 MPH, consistently 92-93 MPH

Final Numbers for Bishop:


Total Pitches: 18
7th Inning Pitches: 18
First Pitch Strikes: 1/4 batters
Strikes: 11
Balls: 7
Fastball Speed: 90-94 MPH

Final Numbers for Aguero:


Total Pitches: 40
8th Inning Pitches: 18
9th Inning Pitches: 22
First Pitch Strikes: 4/10 batters
Strikes: 24
Balls: 16
Fastball Speed: 93-98 MPH



Analysis:


First of all, Wilson had a nice first inning, although I didn’t have any pitch data to provide for that frame. He really struggled with his command in the second. Only one batter saw a first pitch strike. He threw 11 strikes and 9 balls in that inning as well. He rebounded well the next three innings, with 8 of 11 first pitch strikes, 23 overall strikes, and 12 balls. He had more control issues in the sixth inning, but managed to escape unharmed, thanks in part to Chris Cullen coming on to get the final out.


Wilson has a good mixture of pitches, and decent speed on his fastball. His problem was consistency with his control, although it didn’t lead to a poor outing. Wilson wasn’t afraid to pitch inside, which was a major plus. He also has some nice breaking stuff.


Bishop was also a little wild at moments, but finished with a scoreless inning, with some decent speed on his fastball. Aguero had some impressive heat, but also lacked consistency on his control. Like Wilson, Aguero did a good job pitching inside.


On the offensive side of the ball, Chase d’Arnaud played a big role, with a few key RBIs. Matt Hague crushed a homer, displaying some of his power potential. Tony Sanchez hit two to the warning track before hitting his double off the wall, displaying his own power potential that night.

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Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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