Havok1517 wrote: Obviously, Fukumori isn't ready to be in stressful positions yet but he will be later in the seaosn imo.
Not ready? Based on one bad inning?
But he will be later?
Hows that possible? He will participate in a pitching crash-course?
He was closing in Japan, thats stressful enough IMO.
The question is more like does he got the stuff to get major league hitters out or not.
And we'll find that out soon.
I watched that inning and the way I saw it he was ok. He is pitching down in the zone, and his pitches are moving well.
Got his first major league out, there was no stress there. And thats always the most difficult.
He was too careful to Johjima, but the hit was a seeing eye single and could have been an inning ending double play just as easily.
No runs no hits one BB, we're not talking.
And his first wild pitch wasnt that wild at all. Major league catchers should be able to handle those low pitches easily.
The BB to Ichiro was ordered. Then the pitching coach talked to him and visibly made him upset.
On the Lopez double, I have no idea what Blalock was doin. Late in the game corner infielders are hugging the line to protect against doubles. He wasnt, and the ball just went inside third base. Should have been another out.