2016 World Series Game 6 Live Blog
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Dave Cameron
10:07
He's been hitting the ball well all series.
JAV
10:09
Manship has a good cb by whiff rate. Don't see anything about a slider in the PITCH/fx data.
Phoenix2042
10:09
Who is a better fielder: Lindor or Simmons?
Eno Sarris
10:09
83 with that movement is probably a slider.
Dave Cameron
10:09
Simmons.
Corey
10:10
Manship: AAAA level pitch to contact spot starter who somehow found a spot in a world series bullpen.
Saxton Hale
10:10
Eno, thoughts on the Dogfish Head IPAs?
Especially the 120.
Drew
10:10
Dave - thoughts on playing Ross over Contreras tonight? You haven't been big on Ross but Contreras has looked overmatched.
Eno Sarris
10:10
I'll take the 75, the 120 is too much.
Dave Cameron
10:10
Montero is normally Arrieta's catcher, not Ross. And Contreras' D hasn't hurt them.
Eno Sarris
10:10
Contreras hasn't been great at framing tonight though.
Guest
10:11
Contreras is great at framing, don't you see him jerking his glove into the zone on every reception?
anonymous
10:12
260 foot flyball bat flip
JC
10:12
Any ball hit to center is a carnival ride
Bronn
10:12
Do we actually care about "spin rate" or is it just something the network is talking up?
Who_Is_Zorbist
10:12
Naquin is bad at calling balls. LF and RF problems. He's the common denominator.
Eno Sarris
10:12
Two fastballs with same velocity but different spin rates have wildly different whiff rates.
Guest
10:13
Rich hill loves spin rate
Rich Hill
10:13
It's true, I do
Stuafoo
10:13
Can a high spin pitch go straight?
Eno Sarris
10:14
A rising fastball will probably be straight because you're converting more of the spin into useful, backwards spin, which makes it ride.
Saxton Hale
10:14
Does spin rate dictate movement?
Eno Sarris
10:14
Yes. Spin is converted into useful (informs movement) and not useful (gyro spin) by your arm slot and mechanics.
Nimrod
10:15
How do you control spin rate?
Eno Sarris
10:15
Nobody knows. Bauer said he couldn't figure out how to impart more spin on the fastball at all. Figured out some stuff about grips and pronation / supination and spin for curves and changeups.
Tyler
10:15
Pitching is super rad
senpaisanto
10:16
so mechanically speaking, spin rate a function of pronation, fingertips, wrists, eyelids, or...?
Eno Sarris
10:17
On secondary pitches, it's about your grip, and how much you're supinated before you throw. Everyone pronates to some extent or another on every throw (natural) and so you can use that to impart more or less spin. You want more spin on a curve, less on a changeup, normally.
dead soupbone
10:17
I always thought a higher spin rate meant slightly less velo. At least that's what a former college pitcher told me in my fantasy league.
Eno Sarris
10:17
Spin rate goes up with velocity.
Bronn
10:17
But we already do things like measuring the "break" on the ball, described as h-movement and v-movement. Aren't those more informative than telling me how many RPMS are on the ball?
Eno Sarris
10:18
For some reason, spin rate does something beyond that. I think it might be deception and what the batter sees. But yes, it's weird because I thought spin just meant movement. One way we know: PITCHf/x spin rate was calculated and wrong. Now we have observed, and it means something else.
Erik
10:19
If gyro spin isn't useful, what was the point of the gyroball?
Eno Sarris
10:19
Literally: it's weird.
Ryan
10:19
Yo Eno, spin is great, there's still a game happening here
Eno Sarris
10:19
Y'all asked the questions!
Aniball
10:19
How important is spin rate for a slider? Obviously higher spin rate = more movement for fastballs and curves, but don't sliders work a little differently?
Dave Cameron
10:19
Did you really want us to play by play a blowout?
Eno Sarris
10:19
I think we know the least about spin and sliders.
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