rentz wrote:the thing about jojhima makes sense, because he doesnt speak much english and i dont think felix does either, so maybe there are communication issues.
"The answer is that we don't know," manager Mike Hargrove said. "We were talking about that last night. It sure seems like they took a lot of close breaking pitches. And they were right on breaking pitches when it wasn't a breaking pitch situation. It got us wondering." If Hernandez is not tipping pitches it's difficult to explain his giving up so many hits with such dominant stuff.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Also, he pitched, perhaps his best game of the year when Rivera was catching him. Johjima is used to the Japanese leagues, where they throw lots of breaking balls.