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Wednesday
Oct202010

Too Much Plate

CC Sabathia ran into trouble this post season due to his inability to hit the outside edge of the plate against right-handed batters.  During the regular season, CC worked middle-out against RHB.

CC Sabathia vs. RHB, 2010 regular season.In the post season, his most frequent pitches are down the middle of the plate. 

CC Sabathia vs. RHB, first two starts of 2010 post season. Since righties have less of the plate to cover, they're hitting CC hard.  In the Wednesday afternoon game, watch to see if Sabathia can hit the outside corner as a clue that he's back on track.

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Opposing batters have an in play average of .571 when facing his fastball. Keep in mind the fastball accounts for 47 of the 135 pitches he has thrown in the playoffs.

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRafe Anderson

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