Lynchburg Hillcats 9/15 Video Recap

Check out my recap of the game here. This recap includes:

-Rudy Owens, innings 1-7
-Noah Krol innings 7-8
-Ronald Uviedo inning 9
-Chase d’Arnaud’s two RBI double in the fifth
-The eighth inning by the Hillcats offense
-The team celebrating after Jose de los Santos’ HR

Watch for:

-Nice play by Alex Presley (Rudy Owens 4th batter)
-Nice breaking balls by Owens following the HR (batters 10 and 11)
-Tony Sanchez plunking a runner in the head on the throw after a third strike in the dirt (Noah Krol 3rd batter)

On to the videos:

Final Numbers for Owens:


Total Pitches: 91
1st Inning Pitches: 17
2nd Inning Pitches: 10
3rd Inning Pitches: 12
4th Inning Pitches: 14
5th Inning Pitches: 11
6th Inning Pitches: 20
7th Inning Pitches: 7
First Pitch Strikes: 14/23 batters
Strikes: 62
Balls: 29
Fastball Speed: 88-92 MPH

Final Numbers for Krol:


Total Pitches: 22
7th Inning Pitches: 14
8th Inning Pitches: 8
First Pitch Strikes: 3/7 batters
Strikes: 12
Balls: 10

Final Numbers for Uviedo:


Total Pitches: 11
9th Inning Pitches: 11
First Pitch Strikes: 2/3 batters
Strikes: 8
Balls: 3
Fastball Speed: 90 MPH

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  • dropkickmurphys

    I think the Washington Nationals are dominating, using these criteria for starting rotations.  According to ESPN, the Pirates starters are 19th (13th in the NL) in whiff to walk ratio at 2.89.  The Nationals are second, to Philadelphia at 3.68.

    Strikeouts tell the same story.  The Pirates starting rotation comes in almost dead center of the pack at 16th in the majors (13th in the NL).  Again, the Nationals are second (first in the NL) with a rate of 8.13 whiffs per 9 innings.

    The Pirates may be dominant in the home run criterion.  They are sixth in the majors (also sixth in the NL).  The Nationals are first in the majors and the NL.

    If the Pirates starters are dominant, then half the league is.

  • ClintBarmesSwingingStrike

    Why is 6 K/9 the key number? Right now there are 27 teams in Major League Baseball average 6 strikeouts per nine innings. There is nothing special about that number. The Pirates are 14th in the majors in K/9. This is not dominant. This average. 

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