Whatever tweaks the Nationals ace made to his delivery worked as he shut down the Orioles with one of his best outings of the season.
The adjustment, wherein Scherzer decided to lower his hands and move them away from his face ever-so-slightly, wasn’t a major one. In fact, it was barely noticeable to anyone not named Max Scherzer. Nevertheless, it was a tweak the kind of thing a pitcher resorts to when things aren’t going well.
From the inside looking out, it was high time to play tweak-a-boo.
What followed was a pair of vintage Scherzer outings: a 12-strikeout gem against the Orioles in which he allowed just two hits over eight shutout innings and an overpowering start against the Tampa Bay Rays in which he had 13 punchouts and no walks, threw 81 of 99 pitches for strikes and recorded an immaculate inning (nine pitches, nine strikes, three whiffs), becoming just the fifth hurler in MLB history to accomplish the feat twice.
It’s crazy, but at the same time you know it’s in there, LeBlanc Tuukka Rask Jersey said. You just keep working, keep grinding and as long as you’re staying healthy…
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LeBlanc laughed when he was asked if he thinks it’s ironic that his impressive stats – he’s 3-0 with a 2.63 ERA in 14 games, the last nine as a starter – aren’t terribly different from big-name starters that the Yankees are rumored to be after… the likes of Mets ace Jacob deGrom.
The spring training quest for LeBlanc, who signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees last January, was to win an Opening Day roster spot as a long reliever. But even though he’s mostly been a big leaguer for the last decade and he’d had some good seasons, he understood he was facing long odds.
First off, the Yankees bullpen is as loaded and deep as any in baseball. And LeBlanc, a poster boy for soft-tossing lefties, historically has been hit around in spring trainings when his control needs weeks to get sharp and his fastball velocity needs http://www.titansauthenticofficials.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_WESLEY_WOODYARD_JERSEY.html time to build up to its 87-mph peak.