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Instructs Day Three: Lots of Pitching

Instructs Day Three: Lots of Pitching

Heredia threw one inning today.

The Pittsburgh Pirates played two games today against the New York Yankees at Pirate City.  The games took place simultaneously, with Luis Heredia starting on one field, and Nick Kingham starting on the other.  Fortunately, Pirate City allows you to watch both games at the same time, so I got to watch both players, all while getting some video of each starter, which I posted earlier today.

Heredia pitched one inning, working in the 90-93 MPH range, and needing 20 pitches to get through the outing.  He was down to his last batter when he got the final out of the inning.  All of his pitches were fastballs.  It's always too easy to forget that Heredia is only 17 years old.  He's younger than all of the high schoolers drafted by the Pirates in 2011, and he's also younger than all of the players making the jump to the US for the instructional leagues.  Heredia is the youngest player in camp, but you wouldn't notice by the way he carries himself on the m...

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