|QUOTE (rominer @ May 1 2012, 01:07 PM)|
| I think with how Buchholz has pitched so far this season, you want to see him earn something. |
That's the key for me. He started the inning with a low pitch count and he was facing the worst offense in baseball. The only reason for a quick hook I can see is if the trainers and / or pitching coach are concerned about fatigue. Otherwise it's the perfect time for him to stretch out a bit. And earn something.
Don't try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.
“First sinker I ever threw was to Jason Varitek in my first start in the big leagues. … He said, ‘Here, throw a two-seam.’ I guess he thought I threw one. So I just gripped it and threw it,” Buchholz recalled. “I wasn’t going to tell Jason Varitek I didn’t throw a two-seam fastball. It was pretty funny.”