Lynchburg Hillcats 9/14 Video Recap
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:
Total Pitches: 81
2nd Inning Pitches: 20
3rd Inning Pitches: 14
4th Inning Pitches: 10
First Pitch Strikes: 11/20 batters
Fastball Speed: 87-93 MPH, consistently 92-93 MPH
Total Pitches: 18
7th Inning Pitches: 18
Fastball Speed: 90-94 MPH
Total Pitches: 40
8th Inning Pitches: 18
9th Inning Pitches: 22
Fastball Speed: 93-98 MPH
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.