BitterDodgerFan wrote:anyone watch the game? did his stuff look close to spring training despite only 3Ks?
I watched the game, and to be honest every single pitch looked the same. 86-89 mph with a lot of sink. If he was throwing changeups, I couldn't have picked them out. However, for the most part the White Sox looked completely overmatched. They were hitting one weak grounder after another, with an occasional pop-up. They hit two balls hard all day, and those turned out to be solo homers.
I think the lesson was that Jake can be pretty dominant, but when the sinker doesn't sink it looks really fat. I imagine any Indians fan already knew that. For all the weak rollers he was getting, he got hardly any swing-and-misses, so I'm not sure where the spring training strikeouts were coming from. He was really effective but think the k's were a mirage.