I wrote the other day about Tim Alderson going back to an old long toss program, and how his old velocity is back this Spring. Alderson threw an inning today in the Triple-A game, and the results were once again strong.
The first pitch out of Alderson's hand was a fastball. The gun reading? 93 MPH.
Alderson followed with three straight 91 MPH fastballs, getting a ground out back to the mound.
In the next at-bat he led off with another 93 MPH fastball. He left a curveball up in the zone for a ball, then got a ground out to first on a 92 MPH fastball.
Alderson finished a quick, eight pitch inning with a 92 MPH fastball against the third batter, getting another ground out to first.
"Just had the one inning, so I wanted to make it quick," Alderson said of his performance. "Got a couple ground balls. Got in, got out, and got some work in."
After the outing, Alderson went over to check the velocity charts behind the plate.
"That's where I want to be. That's what I've bee...
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