2016 World Series Game 6 Live Blog
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ChatzMcGee
10:20
I'd rather discuss Arrieta's beard, it's quite magnificent.
10:21
Like a homeless man with a very good barber.
Erik
10:22
Is spin rate descriptive or predictive or is that nonsensical? I.e. if a pitcher has a spin rate which should indicate a large break, but doesn't get large break, should we expect them to eventually develop large break? Or is a high spin rate small break good in its own right?
TengoPreguntas
10:22
I don't care how hard he is throwing if he can't locate it...
Dave Cameron
10:22
And Arrieta's done.
Eno Sarris
10:23
Zimmerman showed that the same 94 mph fastball with average spin has almost half the whiff rate as a 94 mph fastball with elite spin.
Joe
10:23
Seems like an overreaction
Dave Cameron
10:23
102 pitches, wasn't going to come back for 7th anyway.
Who_Is_Zorbist
10:23
Guyer will PH and get drilled.
Zonk
10:23
Carl Edwards has elite spin on his FB...it's the whole reason he's effective
Cubs fan
10:24
Well and with Carl it's sometimes a mini cutter
Guest
10:24
Guyer will PH and *get grazed when he leans into one
Eno Sarris
10:25
JC
10:25
So how can two pitches have different spin rates, but the same velo?
Eno Sarris
10:26
It *generally* goes up with velo, but not like 1 to 1.
tenaciousdeucer
10:26
more spin = harder for batter to ID pitch?
Eno Sarris
10:26
That's my working theory.
Dave Cameron
10:26
Pretty nice play there.
Eno Sarris
10:26
He was falling backwards in the air and managed the flip. Pretty cool.
someone who took AP physics
10:26
for a given level of energy, more spin means less velocity
the mechanisms that increase speed tend to also increase spin
Pips Mcgilly
10:27
Physics tells us that hitting two balls at the same velocity, one with high spin, one with none, with the same swing would likely produce two very different results.
Dave Cameron
Eno Sarris
10:27
This is true, however you impart your own spin on the ball in play, and it's hard to reliably control the spin you impart.
Phoenix2042
10:28
Arrieta beard, Miller beard, or Napoli beard?
Eno Sarris
10:28
I like em trimmed.
Matt
10:29
Addison Russell's play at SS to end the inning was pretty phenomenal. And probably an underrated big play to end the inning at that point, as well.
Ryan
10:29
Dave and Eno I am curious as to what your favorite TV shows are?
Dave Cameron
10:30
I watch very little TV. The Office is probably my favorite show ever.
ChatzMcGee
10:30
The true debate is Burns vs Thornton:
Eno Sarris
10:30
I have no time for TV but we make time for West World and other HBO shows. I like Silicon Valley, I bet Dave would like it, but time is scarce.
ChatzMcGee
10:30
Mauricio Cabrera's 100 vs Chapman's, not close.
Eno Sarris
10:30
Mau is low spin yeah.
Guest
10:31
Dave liking the office is the most in-character thing I can imagine
Druidiful
10:31
Does Colon have a high spin rate? Or how is it he can just throw 89 mph fastballs down the center of the plate?
Eno Sarris
10:32
That's command I think. King of the front door sinker.
TengoPreguntas
10:32
5 isn't enough to take the load off chapman?
Dave Cameron
10:32
It should be.
Santiago
10:32
How does finger lenght correlate with spin rate? Serious question
Eno Sarris
10:32
Nope. Small sample study done by Driveline, but no results at all. In my Carl Edwards piece.
Christopher_Guest
10:33
Chapman should be nowhere near this game if the score stands
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