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Postby matmat » Fri May 21, 2004 5:23 am

I just saw the highlights of today's game (BOS@TB).

I remember reading somewhere, a long time ago, that when one is a sinkerball pitcher one is supposed to keep the ball down in the strikezone, yet, pretty much all the hits that I saw on the replays had the ball "sinking" to roughly the batter's thigh level... anyone else notice this?

I think what might be happening is that Lowe really got into his head that he can't trust the defence and is overthrowing everything... I didn't see the radar gun readings, but it wouldn't surprise me if they are a few mph higher than what they were in 2002.
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Postby Jack-In-A-Box » Fri May 21, 2004 7:46 am

I was watching part of that game and yes he was putting everything it seemed about thigh high and it was getting tagged. I also noticed that Pinnella is pretty much an idiot. Zambrano clearly didnt have his stuff tonight either. He couldnt throw a strike to save his life. He walked in i believe 3 runs. And good ole Lou just left him out there. Well over 100 pitches by the end of the 4th. 9BB! How do you let a guy walk in runs 3 times and still leave him out there?? He's lucky Lowe sucked more today than Zambrano.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Fri May 21, 2004 8:07 am

Lowe's bread and butter is the sinker that darts out of the strike zone.

Word is that the scouting report is encouraging people to make him throw strikes--I bet he tried to do that last night.

I'd love to be an optimist and say he'd turn it around, but I don't know. Keep him on the bench for awhile. :-o
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Postby ferris182 » Fri May 21, 2004 12:15 pm

Definately keep him on the bench for a while. :-t
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Postby frog99 » Fri May 21, 2004 1:43 pm

Hitters aren't chasing his pitches out of the zone, so he isn't stiking people out, and is being forced to throw the sinkers higher. The high sinker sinks right into most players wheel house, which is why people are criushing line drives off him.


How many good years can you expect out of Lowe. According to Rob Neyer, it is hard for guys with great sinkers to sustain greatest for an entire career.

And my final point Lowe is extremely streaky. When things go bad, he internalizes it, and things go REALLY BAD.

All signs point to a miserable season.
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