Titanic Grizzlie wrote:Alot of people in here were pimping him as a really nice late round SP coming into the season. He did face some injuries last year, and the hope was that he would return to 2002 or 2003 form when he was a semi-stud/Ace in the making.
So what's going on through 5 games:
2-3 , 5.66 ERA, 1.40 WHIP
Anyone Seattle homers gor people who have watched him pitch this year got any thoughts on what is not working?
tell you what
I was watching the game tonight and the ball was flying out of safeco tonight. I believe 5 or 6 homers tonight.
But Pineiro's problem is that he isn't being aggressive.. he's timid and he isn't taking the game into his own hands. I think out of 16 or 17 batters he only threw 4 or 5 first pitch strikes if even that.
He threw way too many changeups and the velocity on his fastball is down, barely broke 90mph tonight.
If he can get his velocity up and be more aggressive I can see him turning it around but he needs confidence. He's a very tender man.