I’m Just Saying
Pitch F/x missed the third inning, so the data below won’t match official totals. Point is still the same.
Aardsma: 19 pitches, 19 fastballs
Morrow: 16 pitches, 14 fastballs
Corcoran: 14 pitches, 14 fastballs
The Mariner relievers combined to throw 49 pitches today. 47 of them were fastballs. Toss in Silva, and the Mariners threw 135 pitches today – 90.3% of them were fastballs.
I get that Silva’s sinker is his only major league pitch. I get that Aardsma throws hard. I get that Corcoran’s sinker is his only major league pitch. I get that Morrow throws hard. I know, they were going with their best stuff.
But 90% fastballs? Really? Did Kenji decide that if Wak was going to second guess him for calling for a secondary pitch in Minnesota that he’d just go drastically the other way?
I’m thrilled that we’re 6-2. But can we get a few breaking balls tomorrow, please?