kbarre wrote:has anyone who has posted on this thread actually been watching the game????
Sheets was still throwing the ball 90, and wasn't wincing or anything. His velocity was off, though, and I think that was what worried the management.
I watched the game, and to insinuate that he was hitting 90 the whole inning is very misleading. Most of his fastballs were 85-88...which for Sheets is really off his normal 93-96 peak. Also, his curveball was not biting sharply...rather it was rolling up to the plate more than I was used to seeing from him. When I saw the velocity on his fastball I got really worried. He was either hurt, or was just going to get pounded.
The other thing that was not normal for Sheets was his control. He walked 2 in the first (which was his season walk total coming into the game). He definitely did not look right out there.
kbarre wrote:His control and velocity were definitely off though. I'm crossing my fingers, but I'd like to see some of these people posting on here come off a two month stint on the DL and clock a 90 mph fastball.....
This is just silly. His velocity in his Pirates and Reds starts was well over 90 both games, so you can't fall back on his previous DL stint.