2016 NLCS Wild Card Live Blog
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august fagerstrom
9:26
BB% is a proxy for *control* which is an annoying stipulation but a necesssary one
Dave Cameron
9:26
Yeah. There are definitely guys with control but not command; low walk dudes who just center everything and get lit up. Carlos Silva was always my go to example.
august fagerstrom
9:26
also pretty sure stipulation is not the word I was looking for there but I'm tired so whatever
Joe
9:27
August, can you please explain the difference between command and control?
august fagerstrom
9:27
control = putting ball over plate
command = putting ball where you want, when you want
AKA being able to throw fastball to all four quadrants of the zone, being able to frontdoor/backdoor slider, etc.
Triple deek
9:28
I hate the behind the plate camera angle
Dave Cameron
9:28
It is so useless.
august fagerstrom
9:28
it's so bad
except for the occasional gif where you see how much a pitch moves
but for in-game viewing, it's terrible
Matt
9:28
You guys should have a podcast you name Command & Control. Sounds badass.
Dave Cameron
9:28
Sounds like a dice game.
I bet Szymborski plays it.
Nick
9:29
Would a pitcher with the ability to throw 95 MPH within an inch's accuracy be able to survive if it was his only pitch?
Dave Cameron
9:29
You mean Mariano Rivera?
august fagerstrom
9:29
I was gonna say it sounds like something out of the BDSM community
But that's a little dark for a baseball chat.
So I didn't say it.
Evan
9:29
August deserves credit for not bringing that up.
Bubba
9:29
Isn't that what Bartolo Colon does? Only with an 88 mph fastball?
Dave Cameron
9:30
93 mph sliders are so nasty you can hang them and still get whiffs.
BumBum
9:30
Chat's not awkward now thanks August.
august fagerstrom
9:30
np
Dave Cameron
9:30
That was 80 stuff, 20 location.
august fagerstrom
9:30
93 slider!
what the hell!
Pinstripe Wizard
9:31
Dave mentions dice games. August mentions fetishes. I think that's basically this chat in a nutshell.
jon
9:31
Who are 80 command pitchers in MLB today
august fagerstrom
9:31
Kershaw
Miller
fin?
Dave Cameron
9:31
Colon.
august fagerstrom
9:31
Colon, yeah
Rico
9:31
Nasty 89 change bottom of the zone
august fagerstrom
9:32
ooooooh my god that 88 change
Anthony
9:32
Hendricks an 80 command guy???
Dave Cameron
9:32
Feels early to say that yet.
But maybe.
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