Game 135, Mariners at Athletics

marc w · August 31, 2018 at 6:33 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Mike Leake vs. Mike Fiers, 7:05pm

It’s been a while since the A’s were buyers at the deadline, but they were able to swing a deal for Mike Fiers last month, and the steady, unremarkable Fiers has excelled. Jeff Sullivan wrote a post at FG about his tweaked approach. He’s not throwing harder, or a new pitch. He’s just taken his high-FB and curve approach and…turned it up to 11. Now his high FB is *super* high. It’s always kind of weird to see what changes bring results for pitchers, though of course all of this could just be noise.

What we know about Fiers won’t change as a result of any changes like a higher high FB. He gets lots of fly balls, runs a low BABIP and yields plenty of HRs. Let’s see some HRs, M’s.

1: Haniger, RF
2: Span, LF
3: Cano, 2B
4: Cruz, DH
5: Seager, 3B
6: Healy, 1B
7: Herrmann, C
8: Maybin, CF
9: Gordon, SS
SP: Leake


4 Responses to “Game 135, Mariners at Athletics”

  1. Stevemotivateir on August 31st, 2018 7:31 pm

    Will the real Mike Leake please step forward.

  2. Stevemotivateir on August 31st, 2018 8:29 pm

    Marc’s words have not fallen on deaf ears.

  3. WTF_Ms on August 31st, 2018 9:23 pm

    Why do they pitch to eie that hit the snot out of the ball? Make him limp to first base or intentionally walk. He has a lower chance to score from first. Trout, Lowrie, take your pick.

  4. WTF_Ms on August 31st, 2018 9:53 pm

    I meant “people” instead of “eie”….darn phone.

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