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Monday
Oct252010

Power Against Power

The Tim Lincecum match-up against Josh Hamilton should provide intense competition during the World Series.  Josh is a superb power hitting left-hander, and there are few places a pitcher can avoid the big hits:


Josh Hamilton slugging against RHP, 2010.As you can see, Josh covers the plate very well, with only the lower outside corner a truly cold zone.  Lincecum needs to keep the ball away from Josh:

Tim Lincecum pitch frequency against LHB, 2010.Note that even though Tim stays out of Hamilton's dark red zones, he does keep the ball up.  That's when Josh likes it on the outer half of the plate.  A key for The Freak in this matchup will be to get the ball down and outside.

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