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Absolutely Adequate wrote:Amen, Hootie. Pedro was in the NL for 6 years and pitched inside constantly. He's not that bad. Also, he didn't have a lot of heat on his fastball that night and it wasn't that bad. Bah.
Lofunzo wrote:Pedro has said nothing to that effect and even denied throwing at him. Anyone that can throw any pitch at any count for a strike doesn't miss that bad
Madison wrote:Lofunzo wrote:Pedro has said nothing to that effect and even denied throwing at him. Anyone that can throw any pitch at any count for a strike doesn't miss that bad
I wouldn't expect an apology out of Pedro. He has said many times that he pitches inside, will continue to pitch inside, and sometimes people get hit. It's all part of keeping control of the plate and strike zone. His words, not mine.
I'd also like to point out that no one, not even professionals, are robots. Clearly Pedro did not have his best stuff in that game, so it is possible that he just overthrew that pitch, and missed high.
Please don't misunderstand, I'm not defending Pedro, I'm just pointing out that none of us knows for fact, if Pedro was trying to hit Johnson at all, much less in the head.
Luckily for everyone involved, Johnson was not hit, even though he was awarded first base. Things would have gotten very nasty if the pitch had actually hit Johnson.
DK wrote:all i know is, it was a bad thing for garcia to take it out on todd walker. what the hell did he do? he didn't throw the pitch.
Arlo wrote:Did Pedro throw that pitch right where he wanted to? Maybe, maybe not. I don't think we can make a judgment based on his normal excellent control, though - even the best of the best miss badly on occasion.
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